R.F.Wilson writes from central London: Yes, hacks found themselves a new subject to chew on endlessly, the so-called row about the levels of security at the approaching 2012 London Olympic Games. Already the streets are swarming with cops, obviously brought from all over the country, leaving local hoods there rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of easy pickings while the ‘pigs’ are busy chasing elusive terrorists on the mean streets of London.
The British army is sending 17,000 of its best sons, to patrol the streets of the capital and see to it that nothing spoils the fun for fans of obscure sports and VIP guests of the International Olympic Committee, who are coming in large numbers to enjoy the local hospitality. (The Olympic lanes on all the major roads will provide quick and easy passage for VIPs across London, which looks very Soviet, if you ask me.)
But back to the row about security. It so happened that the private contractor G4S that was paid 300 million smackers to provide security at the Olympics announced all of a sudden that it couldn’t really cope with the pressures of the situation. I don’t blame them, considering that British spooks have added tension to the whole thing, leaking their concerns about possible terrorist attacks, while impressionable hacks have been doing their bit, claiming that no levels of security could make the Olympics 100 per cent safe.
It’s a stupid situation really: the Games that no one really wants had been imposed on the ungrateful nation by a bunch of opportunists ten years ago and now everyone has to be worried about their security.
The Labour party comes across in this row as the biggest hypocrite of them all. This is the same party that had dragged the Britain into a war in Iraq on false pretences, making the country a target for Muslim fanatics, and now it is blaming the Tories for getting it all wrong with providing the security for the Games. That’s a bit rich coming from the people who are guilty of creating the mess in the first place. Not to mention that Labour, along with some idiots in the media, has been hyping up the terrorist threat, trying to making it look as if it would have coped better with providing adequate levels of security for the Games. And several million idiots, brainwashed by the BBC into thinking that the Tories are the main enemies of Britain, nod and scream in approval.
But the point that everyone’s missing in this so-called ‘security row’ is that the Olympic Games should have been postponed or even cancelled, considering the mess with the finances and the recession that is going on in Britain and in the world generally. It’s madness to waste billions on useless sports events when millions of people are struggling to stay afloat and government spending is cut. It smacks of the paganism that had given life to the Olympics in the first place. It’s idol worshipping, if you want it straight. The worst kind.