So, the games have begun. And I am not talking about the sporting events in London. No, I am referencing the political games that are played around, about, under, and inside the venues that exploit the athletes to make political statements.
As reported nearly everywhere, the women soccer team from North Korea takes the field to play their first game in the Olympics. They look up and see the flag of South Korea displayed on the large video screen. The team walks off the field, protests, and squats in their locker room for an hour before finally taking the field.
Immense waves of apologies follow—“simple human error” is the explanation. There was, of course, no confusion as to the identity … Read More