By Karen Kataline
The 2021 Olympic Games have been the most “woke” games ever. They have also had the lowest ratings of any Games in history. Is it a leap of logic to see a connection between the two?
One possible linkage is that this year’s Games are perhaps the first to demonize winning while glorifying surrender. Considering how much advertisers love “winning” when it comes to sales, ratings and advertising dollars, this year’s crop appears to be inflicted with a massive case of cognitive dissonance.
One commercial during NBC’s coverage features a female runner forfeiting her race to help a competitor get up from a fall. “Some things are more important than winning,” the narrator explains.
The message is clear. It is perfectly fine to quit in the middle of a race or any other endeavor to virtue signal your “compassion.”
Funny how the old Soviet Union was very competitive but used its athletes solely to glorify communism, not the individual. Can that flip-flop be just around the corner for today’s communist Left in America?
The 2021 Olympics are driven by culturally Marxist messages designed for the masses that demean individualism, achievement, sportsmanship, competition, persistence, the freedom to pursue one’s dreams, and the ability to accept loss gracefully. All of these ideals lay at the foundation of capitalism, which is also viewed by the Left as “evil.”
Instead of triumphant stories of persistence in the face of adversity, this year’s Olympics witnessed two Algerians quitting the Judo competition rather than compete against an Israeli. Of course, they were praised for their “bravery” and self-sacrifice by Jew-haters everywhere.
We also had the German gymnastics team making a statement about sexualization of women by wearing unitards. (RELATED: History-making trans weightlifter crashes and burns in Olympic contest)
Then there is the ongoing story of Simone Biles, arguably the most talented American gymnast ever to compete. We still don’t know the real story behind why she continues to withdraw from one event after another. Among the as-yet unverified stories that are circulating is the theory that BLM has been bullying Biles to turn her back on the American flag in the likely event she won and threatening to “cancel” her if she refused. In any event, the media have rushed to paint the young gymnast as a hero for quitting.
Who will come in first in this year’s race between capitalism and communism? I can’t say, but I can tell you that the non-competitive communists are more determined than ever to win.