Sadly, even though I managed to escape the running and jumping palaver on Friday, the BBC is ensuring there is no escape. BBC one is now wall-to-wall Olympics, there are no other programmes being shown and a large part of BBC Two and Three have also been taken over by the running and jumping fest. The only concession they give is two breaks for news at 6 pm and 10 pm. Sadly, even the news is dominated by the Olympics which take precedence over far more important events in the world.
ITV news is no better, last night to escape the Olympics I watched the ITV news at 10 pm which began with the Olympics and continued for just over half of the programme. Finally, they deemed to report the murder and mayhem in Syria which they obviously considered to be of less importance than a GB team coming third in some event. People losing their lives, their homes and vicious fighting was secondary and seemed to be an afterthought before returning to the running and jumping again for the rest of the programme.
I have never been a sports enthusiast, what is so interesting about watching a few grossly overpaid people kicking a ball about, or someone jumping a bit higher than someone else? It achieves nothing, creates no wealth other than for a few and does nothing to solve the massive problems of starvation, war, pestilence, poverty and the ravaging of the land in many parts of the world.
Sadly, the Olympics, which at the end of it all will leave the taxpayers of this nation with a bill for £billions and a white elephant of a stadium as a permanent reminder of our Olympian folly.