That might sound funny coming from somebody that is NOT a football fan anymore (the only sport I follow is boxing) but I have my reasons for being excited about World Cup 2018. I can’t wait to see the overpaid, overrated, under skilled and under worked England football team embarrass themselves again.
I watched them in the European Cup (last year) with a couple of deluded England fans. They seemed to get very offended and upset as I jumped for joy as Russia scored a last minute equalizer against England (they don’t talk to me any more in the words of Kurt Cobain Oh well, Whatever, Never mind.) I sat bored as fuck and watched them beat Wales and draw to Slovakia.
But that was followed by one of my favourite football matches EVER! The “mighty” three lions get knocked out of the competition against Iceland!
Why do I have such of a problem with the England Football team? Because it is completely against my nature to support a bunch of spoiled millionaire brats even if they are from the same country I’m from! Some people may claim that I am jealous of the talent that these people possess and the wealth it generates for them. I’m not jealous to be able to control a football is a talent, it would be a completely useless talent but the nations and worlds obsession with football has made it a talent that pays much better than most.
I was once a passionate England fan, I watched and supported them in 1990 in some of my earliest memories. I was devastated when they failed to qualify in 1994 and gutted when they outplayed Argentina and had a goal disallowed in 1998. They played pretty well in Japan 2002 and in Germany 2006 they were way to reliant on a injured Wayne Rooney (who failed to match performances that he gave before that world cup again.)
By 2010 I was starting to recognize the problem with the world (not just the England football team.) I did not give a fuck when Germany humiliated them in that competition and from then on my support for England has turned in to support for whoever they are playing against!
I did not support anybody for the American election until I witnessed the huge backlash and bad press Donald Trump was receiving from the mainstream media. I have a understanding with the mainstream media, I listen to what they say and what they want me to do than I do the opposite. This understanding meant by the run up to the end of the American election I wanted Trump to win. I wanted to see and understand why the media hated him so much and I liked his relations with Russia. Also I could not stand Hillary Clinton I feel the same way about Hillary Clinton as she feels about freedom.
Before he became president, Donald Trump accused a Saudi prince of wanting to “control U.S. politicians with daddy’s money.” He claimed Saudi Arabia “blew up the World Trade Center” and also claimed that the kingdom “wouldn’t exist” without American assistance. Back in 2012, Donald Trump criticized his predecessor Barack Obama for bowing to foreign leaders, including then-Saudi King Abdullah. Donald Trump performed a curtsy to Saudi King Salman instead.
He also agreed a huge weapons deal with them. I’m not stupid I know Hillary Clinton would be doing the same thing so its not like I’m pissed because Clinton would have been any better, I just expected better from Trump.
I never really liked Trump’s politics and I always thought he was a racist, sexist, easy to make look stupid idiot if I’m honest. But at the same time I believed he might just be independent, not as easy to buy and not such a puppet as other presidents have been but credit to Trump he made his voters look stupid and supporters look stupid including me though I did always have doubts about him if I was in America I would have probably voted him. Its not like Americans were spoiled for choice.
Despite his apparent “good relations” with Russia, too good according to some, there still seems to be high tensions between Russia and the US and rumours of another potential cold war are still regularly brought up.
And his support for Israel seems strong, not only does Donald Trump appear to be a Zionist he appears to be a super Zionist. Donald Trump used the “alternative media” to get him where he is but still he pushes for Internet censorship.
Whats worse is his supporters don’t seem to want to admit it, I’m not for one second suggesting that Hillary Clinton would have been any better because I’m pretty sure she would have been worse but what does seem blatantly obvious now is that Donald Trump does not represent the American people or particularly care what they think of him, he represents the establishment. He can correctly expose CNN, BBC and mainstream news in general as “fake news” but as long as he pushes for Interent censorship he is killing the real news.
The Paris terrorist attacks on the evening of 13th November 2015 are tragic and as usual the innocent pay, 129 people lost their lives in this viscous attack. Many people in France, USA, Germany, UK and throughout Europe are claiming to stand shoulder to shoulder against such attacks and this is good news. I believe that terrorism and violence is never the answer and if we the people really want to stand shoulder to shoulder against terrorism we should stand shoulder to shoulder against all terrorism. Whether it be terror orchestrated by Israel, USA, UK, NATO or the United Nations, when reading news reports on this attack I cannot help but notice the scaremongering and hate spreading tactics the media are using. The media present terrorism as a problem that is exclusive to Islam but the facts and the stats clearly show that is not the case.
All war is terrorism so why do the people not stand shoulder to shoulder with the victims of terrorism in Palestine or in Iraq after our armies murdered over one million people in Iraq according to some reports? Or Libya? The media (even the Guardian so called left wing media) completely dismiss the possibility that a poor and overly aggressive foreign policy is the main cause of terrorism, how can they be so certain of this? At times like this it is important that people do not let the propaganda filled mainstream media influence the way we think. The attackers should obviously be treated the same as any murderers are treated but we should not hold the whole of the Islamic world responsible for the actions of a few.
I fear this attack could be used to fight more unjust wars and as a method to take a little more freedom and power from the people. Political censorship of the internet is already destroying freedom of speech and freedom of expression, it removes one side of the story and leaves the people in the dark reading war mongering propaganda. When the people are reading this war mongering corporate propaganda they believe they are well informed but in fact they are not and when the public are not well informed on current foreign affairs, they cannot make well informed decisions. If we let our media guild us they will guild us straight in to another meaningless war that will kill innocent people, cost a fortune and still fail to prevent terrorism in fact it would feed terrorism!
The problem I see is our (Western) governments have been fighting and backing wars and terrorism for many years now but as soon as an attack comes back; they suddenly become outraged by terrorism and violence despite the fact terrorism, violence and exploitation has been much of their own foreign policy.