Olympics Opening Ceremony Was ‘Multicultural Crap’, Tory MP Tweets

Nicholas Watt, Guardian (London), July 27, 2012

David Cameron will face pressure to remove the Tory whip from the Conservative MP Aidan Burley after he tweeted that the Olympics opening ceremony was “multicultural crap”.

Burley, who was sacked as a ministerial aide last year after he took part in a Nazi-themed stag party in the French Alps, described Danny Boyle’s work as “the most leftie opening ceremony I have ever seen”.

Downing Street sources moved quickly to distance themselves from Burley’s tweets. “Clearly we don’t agree,” one source said.

The row erupted just after 10pm when Burley tweeted twice within a few minutes as the Olympic athletes started to enter the stadium after Boyle’s staging.

In his first tweet Burley wrote: “The most leftie opening ceremony I have ever seen – more than Beijing, the capital of a communist state! Welfare tribute next?”

A minute later Burley tweeted: “Thank God the athletes have arrived! Now we can move on from leftie multicultural crap. Bring back red arrows, Shakespeare and the Stones!”

The tweets will be toxic for the prime minister who has been praised for his handling of the preparations of the Olympics. Burley’s outburst will fuel suspicions that some members of the Conservative party have unreconstructed views which fail to recognise the pivotal contribution to society made by black and minority ethnic Britons. Boyle illustrated this with a section devoted to MV Empire Windrush, the ship which brought many passengers from Jamaica to start a new life in Britain.

John Woodcock, the shadow transport minister, highlighted the incredulity which greeted Burley’s tweets. “don’t think @aidanburley would say something so appalling after having to apologise for the Nazi stuff.”

Burley’s remarks sparked a Twitter storm. The footballer Stan Collymore tweeted: “I’ll happily stand against you at the next election. You have no clue about our town or its people. Game on.”

Tory loyalists distanced themselves from Burley. Charlie Elphicke, the Tory MP for Dover who is a Cameron loyalist, distanced the party from Burley. He tweeted: “An amazing #london2012 opening ceremony. Brilliant @DannyBoyleFilm celebration of our nation. Tonight we are #OneBritain.”

Louise Mensch, the Tory MP, also tweeted: “Have said for a long time that the Olympics are going to be pure awesomeness. Well done Danny Boyle #TeamGB #London2012.”

Gavin Barwell tweeted: “With respect, us Londoners are rather proud of the diversity of our city #nothingleftwingaboutit.”

Burley was sacked as parliamentary private secretary to the transport secretary Justine Greening in 2011 after he attended a Nazi-themed stag party. The party involved Nazi salutes. One guest was filmed by the Mail on Sunday raising a toast to “the ideology of the Third Reich” at the La Fondue restaurant at the Val Thorens ski resort.

Burley then apologised. “There was clearly inappropriate behaviour by some of the other guests and I deeply regret that this happened. I am extremely sorry for any offence that will undoubtedly have been caused.”

A Tory spokesman said at the time: “Aidan Burley has behaved in a manner which is offensive and foolish.

“That is why he is being removed from his post as parliamentary private secretary at the Department for Transport. In light of information received, the prime minister has asked for a fuller investigation into the matter to be set up and to report to him.”

The latest tweets by Burley are likely to guarantee that the Oxford graduate, who had been marked out by Cameron for promotion after his election in 2010, will have no political future in a mainstream political party.

Burley is MP for the marginal seat of Cannock Chase and will be vulnerable to a Labour challenge if he retains the Conservative whip.

But the prime minister is either likely to remove the whip or gently suggest to Burley that he seeks another career. He will be furious that Burley has marred what has been seen in No 10 as a magical moment for Britain.

A Labour source said: “I think Mr Burley has made an idiot of himself enough without us commenting.”

Late on Friday night Burley tried to row back on his message. He tweeted: “Seems my tweet has been misunderstood. I was talking about the way it was handled in the show, not multiculturalism itself.”

Topics: , ,

Share This

We welcome comments that add information or perspective, and we encourage polite debate. If you log in with a social media account, your comment should appear immediately. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you may comment as a guest, using a name and an e-mail address of convenience. Your comment will be moderated.
  • What got me was the glorification of the NHS.  I read an NHS horror story about once every couple of weeks in the British media.  The last one was about a white teenager admitted patient in an NHS facility who had to call the cops to bring him water because the Indian (dot, not feather) nurses and doctors wouldn’t.

    • loyalwhitebriton

      Yeah, our socialised health service is hardly a thing to celebrate. It’s monolithic, bureaucratic, inefficient, uncaring, and very expensive!
      When Britains perfectly decent, privately run, health service was nationalised after WWII, it was, simultaneously, de-humanised; it always seems to work out that way.
      Michael Moore seems to revere National Health Services like we have in the UK; which is why Michael Moore is an idiot.
      Anyway, having watched the opening ceremony, it was naught but an excercise in marxist propoganda.

      • The biggest problem is that there are too many non-whites with affirmative action jobs there who aren’t just overpaid and lazy, but think it’s fun to hurt white patients.

  • Boereseun

    “Burley’s outburst will fuel suspicions that some members of the Conservative party have unreconstructed views which fail to recognise the pivotal contribution to society made by black and minority ethnic Britons.”

    Sheesh, how did native Britons ever manage to get along and do anything before these fine humans specimens arrived?

    Going according to the Opening Ceremony, the parts I saw anyway, the NHS is the most important part of British history and Britain was a racist, dark and crap place before all the black bucks arrived to spread their seed. Other than that, did I miss anything of importance that our multicult masters think I need to absorb?

    •  I like how they always call on the whites to “recognize the pivotal contributions to our society made by blacks and browns” but NEVER ELABORATE on just what those contributions might be or WHY they were necessary.  Even more infuriating is that they NEVER mention the negatives (obviously) that come with the black and brown hordes.  They are ALWAYS framed in a positive light as if black and brown people and countries have SO much to offer us drab and boring whites! 

      • Boereseun

        What is even more frustrating is they never ever mention the extraordinary contributions that whites have made everywhere around the entire world. Whites are merely evil, racist, bigoted hate mongers that can’t build or create worth a damn. Which is why when we want to separate from other races, we must not be allowed to, it’s for our own good after all…

        • The Verdict of History

          Liberal internationalists and globalists have been pushing an anti-whites agenda since World War Two, and have overtaken the historical community in an effort to portray European peoples in the most pernicious light…

          … as imperialists, slave holders, genocidal killers, colonialists ect.

          The propaganda never ends…

          The olympics is a tool which anti-whites use to glorify non-Europeans as one big human family of DIEversity and multiCULTuralism…

          • Pandemonium

            Look at the symbol for this year’s Olympics and find out who designed it. 

    •  Note the ‘unreconstructed’.  They want to force all white people through brainwashing until they become ‘reconstructed’.

  • I  was dreading the opening ceremony of the Olympics and I was proved correct. It was like watching the Long March through ( trashing ) the culture by Antonio Gramsci

    1. Industrial Revolution, tick box.
    2. Trade Union movement / coal miners, tick box.
    3. Suffragettes, tick box. 
    4. Jarrow March, tick box.
    5. The creation of the National Health Service, according to Danny Boyle, the apex of British civilisation.
    6. SS Windrush, the start of African mass immigration, tick box.
    7. Beatles, garbage music, tick box.Ending in a celebration of multiculturalism and miscegenation to the music of a rapper called Dizzy Rascal wearing the habitual baseball cap back to front, jumping up and down, babbling away.If it couldn’t get any worse, it did, in some sort of weird pagan, one worlder, let’s all hold hands around the camp fire and sing Kumbaya my Lord, ritual they brought the Olympic flag into the stadium carried by human rights ” lawyer ” Mrs Shami Chakrabatti.Topped off by 70 year old ” Saint ” Paul McCartney croaking out the song Hey Jude.It would be funny if it wasn’t so tragic. When you actually think about it, it was so bad it was good in a Ed Wood kind of a way.It was deeply disturbing to my psychological welfare, to the very core of my being.I found the whole thing intolerable to my soul.

    •  I refused to watch the opening ceremony or even ONE MINUTE of the games!  I know exactly what the modern olympics are : multicultural indoctrination.

    •  That’s why I didn’t bother to watch it.  I knew they were going to pull this crud and I didn’t want the aggravation.

    • jeffaral

      The SS Windrush full of black invaders?  The only SS I like is the German one!

  • I call it how I see it

    I was reading a history book earlier today about primitive Christian persecution of so-called heretics who deviated from the rigid precepts of the Early Church. In these times people’s lives were forever ruined for merely having a politically incorrect opinion about worshiping God. The liberals, particularly the militant atheist type, love to look down on these Christians for their atavism. Yet it is these “enlightened” liberals who, as indicated at the very beginning of the article, want to destroy a man’s life just because he doesn’t conform to the rigid orthodoxy of diversity!

    It’s always interesting to see that human nature never changes, and lefties will never be any better despite all their blather about how progressive they think they are.

    • Pandemonium

      “It’s always interesting to see that human nature never changes,”
      Isn’t it incredibly ironic that, in fact, human nature never does change even though a central tenet of the Left is that they CAN change human nature.

  • The BBC swooned and gushed about the opening ceremony, well they would, wouldn’t they ? since they’re all liberals / cultural marxists. Britain is a Christian country yet that ceremony didn’t show any of it, Christianity is out the window and the history of the British Empire was airbrushed out too.

    Tourists from around the world come to Britain to see the castles, the landscape, the history, the Queen. They do not stand outside a NHS hospital and take photographs of it.

    I’m more excited about Christmas coming up in 6 months time than the Olympics. The problem is the media is constructing a manufactured ” excitement ” and ” buzz ” about the Games when there is none. It’s a false reality.

    • KenelmDigby

      As if other nations of the World don’t have hospitals.

  • ncpride

    Late on Friday night Burley tried to row back on his message. He tweeted: “Seems my tweet has been misunderstood. I was talking about the way it was handled in the show, not multiculturalism itself.”

    Nah…. you had it right the first time fella. And that tribute to NHS made me feel like it was directed squarely at America to say to us…”SEE! Government run healthcare is wonderful! You’ll love it.. trust us!..’

  • Ramzpaul view on the Olympics

    ” What’s your favourite race in the Olympics ? The Japanese.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxfOo25PMrA&list=LLViYhX_d8-TseKzd1gAO7mQ&feature=mh_lolz

  • humura

    The London Olympics! OK the importance of children’s literature, the Mary Poppins, etc.  OK.  True, the industrial revolution may have begun in Britain, but do you need to include the stench of the industry?  I assumed the smokestacks would transform into cannon for WWI.  I just felt it missed something.  And the music, BORING.  The only exception was the finale, with McCartney singing “Hey Jude” and getting the athletes involved.  It was a simple song, one where many knew the lyrics, and many could sway and sing.
          On the bright side, there were no terror attacks.  And it did not rain.  The lighted boat with Beckham reminded me of boats on the river in Shanghai.  
          And some of the dance routines!  Ok some people are fat, ugly, and crippled.  Yet, in a setting that glorifies the body – strength, endurance, training – why not have pretty dancers?  Some of the gals dancing made me look skinny.  “Stronger, faster, higher” was once a motto of the games.  These are never enough to live by – some disabled people are terrific, some fat folks are wonderful, some ugly people are great – but in the festival that glorifies the body, why not have dancers who are more attractive?  And then why spotlight the ugliness of the industrial revolution?  Show how it improved life.  Made things easier.  Reduced the mortality rate, the number of deaths in childbirth.  Instead the London opening highlighted Nightmares.  Ugliness.  Sickness (and the National Health Service)?!  And political correctness ruined even the historical aspects of the program.  In the 19th century the vast majority of those in the UK were white people.  How many high-hatted Blacks or Asians resided in Britain in the 19th century.  But to be politically correct, the camera had to show a “pretend” history of Asians and Africans in a multicultural UK in the 1850s.  It is all pc bs.  And why not show how British imperialism actually helped develop some other nations round the world?  That the Olympics are an example of “Western Imperialism,” western values that spread through the world.  But, that would be politically incorrect.  So instead, the program emphasized filth, stench, and sickness.  How Britain has fallen.     The motto of the Olympics used to be “faster, higher, stronger.”  But this is in conflict with the egalitarians who produced the London Opening Ceremony.  They despise the word “best.”  So their ceremony did celebrate “slower, lower, weaker.”  Once again – how Britain has fallen! 
         Instead, why not mention the British schools where football began?  Where rugby started?  Cricket?  Indeed, even the notion of fair play?  And even attempts at reviving the ancient Olympic Games?  Britain was once Great.  Perhaps if it can shed its politically correct, egalitarian ideologues, it might become Great Britain again.======================Hugh Murray

  • What was fascinating about this ” event ” was that this is how the Left thinks of England. According to Danny Boyle before the Industrial Revolution nothing much happened, it was all just sheep and Little Bo Peep.

    Then to spoil this utopian socialist idyll, the evil capitalists wearing top hats and smoking Havana cigars turned up with their wicked wealth creation schemes. You can tell what a evil capitalist looks
    like, he always wears a top hat and smokes a cigar, that gives the game away 

    The NHS sequence was bizarre, nurses and doctors ” dancing ” while the patients on the beds jumped up and down. A foreigner would look at that and say ” Is Britain a mental hospital full of deranged people ? “‘ Is that the image they want to project around the world ?

    The less naive amongst us predicted it would be a multicultural / race mixing feast, putting non whites into historical situations in which they played no part. I was expecting to see a black Winston Churchill. This same warped logic did not apply to the SS Windrush sequence ( the start of black immigration into Britain ), no whites were included.

    •  I LOVE how the lefties and non whites demonize the West for colonization and the industrial revolution whilst simultaneously benefiting ENORMOUSLY from these events.  Without colonization and the industrial revolution the non white population on earth would be SMALLER than the WHITE population!

      • Oh, if onlythere had been no colonisation we wouldn’t have had all these immigrants!

    • What got me was how they kept focusing in on the black industrialist in the suit and top hat. He sure could smile ear to ear. Sort of like a stereotype.

      • Pandemonium

        The black industrialist in a suit and top hat give me the same feeling I have when I see a black driving a mercedes or a rolls royce…. the incongruity of it.

    • frederickdixon

      “All just sheep and little Bo Peep” – with 18th century English country people impersonated by black actors!!! And worse still no-one says anything. So when we next have a drama depicting Negro slaves in the old south it’ll be OK for them to be represented by whites? After all, no-one will mind…will they?

  • Tim

    As soon as I saw “Bond” parachute out, I told myself, “This is just another Bachelor episode…”

  • What no scenes from last year’s London riots were depicted in the opening ceremony to highlight multicultural contributions to English life? The aspect which makes my blood boil regarding the way the multicultural issue is viewed is you’re either for it, or you’re a Nazi who ought to be immediately fired.

    Even when we have leaders like Nicolas Sarkozy, David Cameron and Angela Merkel who all condemned multiculturalism last year as a failure, we still persist on marching forward with no tolerance for alternative viewpoints.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1355961/Nicolas-Sarkozy-joins-David-Cameron-Angela-Merkel-view-multiculturalism-failed.html

    If this is all a big social experiment, why are all Western countries partaking in it simultaneously? Shouldn’t some of us countries being sitting back for a few decades observing how this experiment pans out for the few proverbial ‘canary in the mine’ countries.

    If multiculturalism is deemed a failure, how is this going to be ‘humanely’ reversed when the time comes, or does our right to survive not outweigh the dirty work that’ll need to be done, la a the situation depicted in the Camp of the Saints book.

    Can’t we at least press the pause button?

    It’s like watching your house be infested with vermin who are protected on the endangered species list, when ironically it’s us, the invaded, who’re the endangered ones!

    Certain activities like getting a full face tattoo or voluntarily getting both your hands amputated to save money on gloves may seem like a good idea at the time, but what if you’re wrong, then what, the damage is already done and at best you’ll be permanently scared for your stupidity.

    My deceased father was English born and my grandfather fought for four years in WW2 in the British Army, I’m glad neither one of them is getting to see what England (the Western world) is becoming.

    The English people aren’t even allowed to showcase themselves anymore on the world’s biggest stage, they might as well held this Olympics in Jamica or Pakistan, because the English people are now invisible in their own land.

    • “Even when we have leaders like Nicolas Sarkozy, David Cameron and Angela Merkel who all condemned multiculturalism last year as a failure, we still persist on marching forward with no tolerance for alternative viewpoints.”

      Multiculturalism was always the means and not the ends. There is method in their madness.

  • Church_of_Jed

    He should have said, “I could have predicted this accurate depiction of post White privilege England as soon as I heard the Queen praising how far we’ve moved beyond the intolerable Whiteness 1607 Jamestown during the Tricentennial of 2007.”

    Folks, nothing in the future should surprise us.  Our horrors to come have been long and oft foretold.  Their plan is is an open book, and as they proceed by turning page after page of victories against us, we stand there shouting, “But what about IQ! What about brain size!” and get crushed by the weight of history…

  • Achaean

    I noticed right away that the ads in every channel showing the Olympics have more blacks and even Asians than ever, inside cars, as couples, everywhere. Since whites dominate many of the venues, the competitions, swimming, rowing, gymnastics, etc, the media cannot wait to break this unfair reality forcing black faces onto the screen. The media and audience are getting so used to the presence of blacks they may well be naturally uncomfortable when they come across a rowing team of 8 whites — “what’s going on here, where is our true America, let the blacks in, this is unacceptable.” The media is longing for track and field. 

  •  The history of the revival of the Olympics is debatable, and especially the motives of its prime architect, de Coubertin.  One theory is that Coubertin was something of a one-worlder, but another theory is that he was nothing more than a sports nut and an advocate of what we now term physical education.

    If globalism was the goal, then it has really failed.  I’m typing these words as I have the Olympics on my TV right now, and I see a lot of national flags being waved, but nary a UN flag in sight.

  • NikkiOwens

    “Unreconstructed views”… what an ominous, terrifying phrase. What does it even mean? Sounds like what they do to Winston Smith at the end of “1984”.

    • Pandemonium

      Check out “Renconstruction” in the South after the War for Southern Independence; it is “an ominous, terrifying phrase”.

  • I’m much more concerned about who is winning the medals than the opening ceremony. China and the USA have been going back and forth for the past several days for the number one spot. Like Max Schlemming’s victory over the negro in the 1930s did for Germany and the Germans’ victorious conquest of the Eiger in Switzerland in the 1940s, China will no doubt feel a national surge of patriotism if they beat us. Ths USA must prove that we are still the best.

  • Dave4088

    Kudos to the Tory MP as the opening ceremonies was indeed “multicultural crap”.  Anyone who isn’t a total dumbed downed moron knows that England was not built by a coalition of Asians, Africans, Muslims and whites, yet that was the historical narrative depicted in the ceremonies.  This was in stark contrast to the 100% Asian-Chinese ceremonies in 2008.  I guess they didn’t get the memo.

    Not surprisingly, the Tory is now backsliding and apologizing for expressing a dim view of multiculturalism.  The treatment critics of diversity receive is the same meted out to people behind the iron curtain who dared to question or critique Marxism/Leninist dogma.  

    • KenelmDigby

      Third world immigrants have only had a mass presence in Britain for 50 years maximum.
        – This is a tiny portion of recorded British history, which stretches back over a thousand years.

      • The__Bobster

        Yes, the speed of the White dispossession is indeed astounding….and frightening.

  • Son of Abraham

    I don’t know if MP Aidan Burley is truly a Nazi, is sometimes just stupid and ridiculous at parties, or is an Oxford, blue-blood, intellectual snob.  It doesn’t make a difference vis-a-vis his obserevation.

    His assessment is right on the money.  You can see the international connection of the mult-culturists.

  • To answer your question, google provided the following
    article.

    “Olympics opening ceremony gives BBC best all-day
    viewing figure for decade”

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/jul/30/olympics-opening-ceremony-tv-ratings?newsfeed=true

    According to this article the ceremony ran in local time from
    9pm to 12.50am on BBC1 and enjoyed an overall average of 23.02 million viewers and an 82.7% audience share.

    With the following ratings:

    -10.1 million viewers (44.8% audience share) 7-9pm,

    – 26.9 million viewers at 9.50pm (the peak audience),

     -20 million viewers at 12am,

    -19.2 million viewers at 12.30am

    -9.8 million viewers at 12.45am.

    I wouldn’t read to much into this though Beth as this event has been built up for the last six years, so just because a lot of people were watching the opening ceremony, doesn’t
    necessarily mean that they were enjoying the messages in it.
    Thankfully you can’t fool all of the people, all of the time.

  • I watched the opening ceremonies to see how they would compare to the  Beijing Olympics.  There wasn’t much diversity in the Beijing Olympics. Does that qualify them as Nazis?

    The London opening was very disappointing. It was like watching liberal propaganda writ large.

    As soon as they got to the Industrial Revolution and they kept focusing on the black man in the suit and hat, I knew it was all down hill.

    And then the national health section. Could they find more non-whites?

    The only thing good about the ceremony was when the teams began their parade.

    It was wonderful seeing countries like the Czech Republic and Slovenia with their sea of beautiful young white women and handsome young white men. 

    I was thinking these young white men and women should be encouraged to donate semen and eggs. There needs to be more of these stunningly beautiful people.

    • ncpride

      I’ve always thought Russians were some of the most attractive people on the planet.

      • Pandemonium

        In an amazing twist, Vladimir Putin is becoming the hope of the West. Read about his transformations in Mother Russia. I think it is the month of October that he has set aside as “Make a new Russian” month. We need someone like that in Europe and America. I’ll not hold my breath. 

  • To be fair, the natives were proud of their chance to host and were merely curious about they would see. The entire production was hush-hush. Had they known what liberal propaganda they would have had to endure, they still would have watched just out of curiosity.

  • I tuned into the opening ceremonies of the Olympics for 30 seconds, saw an Asian and an Indian dressed in traditional 19th century clothing, and changed the channel…  Somehow I didn’t perceive it to be an accurate depiction of “the history of England” that they were trying to portray.

  • MartelC

    Citibank had huge side of building ads showing the olympic athletes – they did not have a white male on any of the representative sports – including SWIMMING – they chose cullen jones!

    I watched the opening ceremony – it seemed designed to make the ENglish look like a silly guilt-ridden people who’s chief contribution to the world was national health care

    As an English writer pointed out, the NHS is so bad that people have been found left in their own urine for days in NHS hospitable beds – perhaps Danny Boyle should have shown that. 

  • MartelC

    In many ways this opening cereomony and the creepy ‘mascot”:http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17u564dl4xk6mjpg/original.jpg
    is message by the globalist elite: We’re in charge, we’re triumphant, and we don’t care if it is untrue or silly, this is what you will believe or suffer the consequences. 

    • They couldn’t dare have a racially identifiable mascot so they went with those things.

      Nice touch shooting the photo in front of a rainbow. Playing to the homosexual community perhaps, promoting the rainbow of humanity, or both?

  • Hillcp

    Danny Boyle is actually British

  • Dirk_Pitt

    I am British ans first let me say I thought the opening ceremony was fantastic.

    However I knew right from the start the way it was going to go, the camera pans from the stream and runs down the begging of the Thames, look there is a train camera zooms in to an Indian family(like they ever pay for train tickets when they get their brother  to take them in the illegal taxi, innit)

    Then we see school children from around Britain oh look their is one black face in the Scottish choir, cue mega zoom in and hold to the little black face.

    Who is this white lady in the red mini driving up? oh look she has a black child… etc etc

  • ” This is the “Great Liberal Dream”– the elimination of racism through miscegenation. This belief is held with religious fervor by many of the Fourth estate .”

    Nadine Gordimer ( the wicked witch ) South African ANC marxist wants miscegenation. Check out the BBC interviewer gushing.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncAl-qQgmmk

  • The__Bobster

    http://www.vdare.com/posts/multicultural-triumph

    Danny Boyle’s Olympics: A Multicultural “Triumph Of The Will”
    By John Derbyshire on July 29, 2012 at 8:30am

    I have to agree with British Tory MP Aidan Burley that Friday night’s Olympics opening ceremony was “leftie multicultural c***.”  Here are names and backgrounds of the nine people who carried out the flag-bearing ceremony. 

    Muhammad Ali, male, black American:  boxer, draft evader, and humanitarian activist.
    Daniel Barenboim, male, Israeli:  an old-line leftist Israeli, of a type once common but made almost extinct by the perpetual, institutionalized Jew-hatred of the Muslim world.
    Sally Becker, female, Jewish-British: peace activist.
    Shami Chakrabarti, female, British of Bengali parents: Director of Britain’s National Council for Civil Liberties (equivalent to the ACLU).
    Leymah Gbowee, female, Liberian: peace activist.
    Haile Gebrselassie, male, Ethiopian: great long-distance runner from an exceedingly poor African country.
    Doreen Lawrence, female, black British:  mother of homicide victim Stephen Lawrence (a sort of British Emmett Till).
    Ban Ki-moon, male, Korean:  Secretary-General of the United Nations.
    Marina Silva, female, black Brazilian: green activist.

    The Toronto Globe and Mail ran a poignant piece about the previous London Olympics, in 1948.

    That was the 1948 Olympics, famous as the “austerity games” in a far more debt-burdened Britain than 2012.

    “More debt-burdened” Britain may have been in 1948, but it was still a nation, not merely a place. While nobody wants to return to those difficult postwar years . . .

    Hey, who are you calling “nobody”?. . . when food rationing was rife and bomb craters pocked London, there is a lot of nostalgia among the ‘48 generation for the simpler, more intimate Olympics.

    We don’t do simple and intimate any more: not when there are boxcar-loads of public money to be spent, the vanity of politicians to be gratified, the egos of globalist bureaucrats to be massaged, leftist activists to be honored, and the degraded sensibilities of several billion mass-entertainment-stupefied couch potatoes to be fed.

    Britain’s government couldn’t afford even a low-key Olympics, so relied on amateur athletic associations and ticket sales to finance almost the entire budget of £600,000 (equivalent to about $30-million today ─ compared to the $14.5-billion cost of the current Olympics). Those Games came in slightly under budget, and sold enough tickets to turn a profit of £10,000.

    I’ll say this, though: If Danny Boyle, who directed the opening ceremony, ever finds himself unemployed in the West, the North Koreans have work for him.

  • The__Bobster

    http://www.vdare.com/posts/olympic-opening-ceremony-makes-britain-a-laughing-stock-thanks-uk-elite

    Olympic Opening Ceremony Makes Britain A Worldwide Laughing Stock: Thanks, U.K. Elite.
    By Patrick Cleburne on July 28, 2012 at 10:08pm I did not watch the Olympic opening ceremony but I realized it was pretty bad when I started getting text messages from politically unenlightened relatives saying how silly they thought it was, and inquiring after my blood pressure. Britain’s political elite seems to have attracted worldwide derision by boasting about the disaster it has created.

    The excellent young blog The Big Lie on Parade has an well-illustrated discussion hereBesides the fact that is was pure leftist propaganda, the multicultural theme throughout was ridiculous. If one did not know any better they would assume that the UK was around 70% black, 20% Muslim and Indian and 10% white.and a penetrating afterthought hereI was searching my brain trying to figure out what the Olympic opening ceremonies reminded me of? And then it hit me. That now infamous scene in the Matrix Re-Loaded of the race mixing pseudo dance/orgy. This is what the UK chose to show to the world as a representation of modern Britain. A couple of solid hours of non-stop drumming and miscegenation mixed in with the industrial revolution, Mary Poppins and the NHS. So, if you really wanted to watch the opening ceremonies but didn’t have the time? Just watch this clip a few times and you might get the idea.complete to a link to the film segment mentioned.

    Larry Auster is his usual restrained and moderate self:The London Olympics opening ceremony; or, the maggots in the corpse of a once-great nation

  • The__Bobster

    http://www.vdare.com/articles/the-london-olympics-opening-ceremony-multicultural-potemkin-village-for-england-s-new-rulin

    The London Olympics Opening Ceremony: Multicultural Potemkin Village For England’s New Ruling Class
    By Sean Gabb on July 29, 2012 at 9:44pm

    I am glad that, compelled by my wife and daughter, I made the effort to watch the opening ceremony of the London Olympics. This grotesque and sinister pantomime was a most interesting summary of what England has become.

    The general purpose of the opening was to legitimize the current ruling class. English history was portrayed as a shameful nightmare. We had Victorian capitalists polluting the countryside and oppressing the working class. We had sexism and racism and war.

    From this, we were shown the gradual emergence of our caring, sharing, soft and loving new order of things. There was a long celebration of the National Health Service, with eight hundred dancing doctors and nurses, and dancing invalid children. There were joyous messages read out by the Great and Good. There was more dancing and music and comedy.

    At the culmination of all this, we saw a corner of the Olympic Flag carried by Doreen Lawrence—the mother of a black youth whose alleged murder in 1993 was made the opportunity to sweep away outmoded institutions like equality before the law and the protection against double jeopardy.

    Long before the Olympic Flame was lit, the world was supposed to believe that England was a country blessed with genius in every calling and essentially at peace with itself.

    The Olympic opening cost £27 million ($42 million). Did it deliver value for money?In one sense, it couldn’t fail. Propaganda from the outside has two main functions. One is to persuade directly. Another is to alter the framework of assumptions within which ordinary people form their opinions. Ruling class propaganda has the additional function of reminding everyone who is in charge. For this, the technical quality of the propaganda hardly matters.

    The message I took from the Olympic Opening was this:“We are in charge. We have unlimited power and unlimited money, and we are willing to use these however may be needed to stay in charge. You may despise us. You may hate us. You may sometimes dream of having us led, a dozen at a time, to the gallows. But look at what we can do, and bear in mind there is nothing you can do to stop us.”

    However, even if an inevitable success in depressing opposition, the Opening Ceremony could not hide the truth about our new and happy life.

    Had the amplification once failed in the stadium, the spectators would have looked up from this Potemkin love feast to hear the omnipresent clatter of surveillance helicopters, and the maniac wailing of police cars. On their way to and from the stadium, they cannot have failed to notice the twenty thousand armed soldiers taken away from our incomprehensible and unwinnable wars, or the special lanes for the ruling class and its clients to make light of the traffic gridlock allowed for everyone else, or the ruthless harvesting of custom by the relevant business interests.

    Nor did the ceremony show Britain’s official culture as other than trashy or at best mediocre.

    When Hitler laid on his show in 1936, he had Richard Strauss and Carl Orff and Leni Riefenstahl. He had smart uniforms. Never mind what he was saying, he was himself quite entertaining to watch.

    I ignored the Moscow and Peking Olympics, but suspect their openings had a rather stodgy dignity.

    What did we have last Friday? We had boring and unmelodic rock groups with silly names. We had massed dancers cavorting about like excited children. We had Simon Rattle, a second rate interpreter of the German classics. We had Rowan Atkinson, a tiresome and elderly buffoon with just two comic turns to his name—one of them sneering at English history, the other sneering at the English character. We had Paul McCartney: whatever his talents may have been fifty years ago, he has plainly outlived his vocal cords.

    Oh, and we had someone called “Tim” Berners Lee, who is famous in England—though nowhere else, I am informed—as the inventor of the World Wide Web.

    As time passes, I think the most memorable image from this Olympic opening will be the look on the Queen’s face when exposed to a performance of the National Anthem with a simultaneous translation into sign language.

    Since she is responsible for the state of affairs in which this whole atrocity could take place, I will not pity her for being kept out of bed to watch it. But the look of horror we were allowed to see before the cameras were switched to something else must have spoken for millions.

    If this Potemkin Village is the best show our ruling class can put on for £27 million, England may not be so very far from deliverance.

    •  I haven’t watched the spectacle. Now I’m glad for that.

  • godzillabloggs

    We are bombarded with multicultural crap day-in day-out; the opening ceremony is just another cart-load of it.  A very fragrant example, admittedly.  I just hold my nose and look forward to Cameron winning the bronze medal in the next general election.

  • I wonder what Jared Taylor thought of the opening ceremony of the Olympics ?

    I would really like to know, maybe he could write an article or do a YouTube video about it ?

  • godzillabloggs

    David Cameron and his supporters were unmasked as fake conservatives some time ago.   It did not take them long to renege on their election promises while pushing hard for  such ‘liberal’ measures as gay marriage.   Cameron’s defenders say that his hands are tied because the Conservatives are in a coalition with the Liberal Democrats, but that excuse is looking more and more threadbare.

    His popularity ratings have plummeted and he has had to deal with serious revolts from more right-wing Tories.  Things do not look good for him and the beneficiaries may well be the United Kingdom Independence Party.

  • SLCain

    If the Torys are unable to admit that Boyle’s opening ceremony was nothing but an obviously marxist and anti-British pageant (the “typical” british couple was portrayed as a white woman and an afro-carribean man), then they really shouldn’t bother to call themselves conservative at all, for they are not.

  • given that Olympic athletes come from many countries and many cultures, why is it so wrong for the opening ceremony to reflect more than culture?   get a life, people…. 

  • Only thing interesting about the Olympics is the accusations of racism, its like the athletes themselves don’t believe the values of the Olympic committee.