Posted by irresponsibility
Once upon a time in America kids were taught, “It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game that counts.” No longer.
The pathetic, poor-sport attitude that mars everything from Little League to the NBA has gone national, baby. Right to the Olympics. With the US covering itself in, er, glory by refusing to acknowledge the IOC official medal count.
Reported in the Times: “The International Olympic Committee issues its league table based on the number of golds won, which gives China the honours, but… the American public is reading tables counting the total number of medals, including silver and bronze, won at the Games.” In which count, conveniently, America comes out ahead.
“Look, ma, I did it!”
What a collection of useless fucks. What a fine commentary on the state of the nation: that is so insanely narcissistic it will humiliate itself by throwing a strop in front of the entire planet. Honestly. Be fucking embarrassed for yourselves, America.
If you must win something, try a war.