"Somewhere along the line Baron Von Ripper-off and the other gold-plated
pretenders at the International Olympic Committee decided to treat Japan as
their footstool. But Japan didn’t surrender its sovereignty when it agreed to
host the Olympics. If the Tokyo Summer Games have become a threat to the
national interest, Japan’s leaders should tell the IOC to go find another duchy
to plunder. A cancellation would be hard — but it would also be a cure.
Von Ripper-off, a.k.a. IOC President Thomas Bach, and his attendants have a bad
habit of ruining their hosts, like royals on tour who consume all the wheat
sheaves in the province and leave stubble behind. Where, exactly, does the IOC
get off imperiously insisting that the Games must go on, when fully 72 percent
of the Japanese public is reluctant or unwilling to entertain 15,000 foreign
athletes and officials in the midst of a pandemic?"
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Via Wendy M. Grossman and Dave Farber.
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics