Sunday, 17 September 2017

White men can't jump,but boy are we great at genocide : In today's partisan world of American politics there is a bipartisan consensus on one issue, sweeping the troublesome issue of native American genocide under the rug. There is a reason for this. Any effort to discuss the genocidal origins of America would create two very severe problems. In the first place it would raise questions about the moral authority of the American system at home and the moral authority of American imperialism abroad. A second major problem would be that a frank look at US origins would mandate trillions of dollars in reparations to native Americans. Meanwhile, the living conditions of native Americans are among the worst in the nations A particularly amusing aspect of modern America is the hysteria about "illegal immigrants" from Mexico. Who are the real "illegal immigrants". Frank discussion about this is to be avoided at all costs

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The secret to Croatia's success,very low expectations means no pressure : Reading the headlines about the 2018 world cup you would be excused if you thought that the epicentre of world football is now Croatia after their historic performance to make the final in Russia,but let's put it all in the right perspective,yes the result was an incredible feat for a nation of just over 4 million people and a very small talent pool to choose from,the bar for Croatia was very low,they were not expected to advance beyond the round of sixteen let alone make the final,win or lose Croatia has already won just making the final,with very low expectations no one would have criticised Croatia if they were bundled out in the second round,that's what most experts predicted,they have flown under the radar because the pressure was not there for them to advance,pressure is what this is all about and the failure of footballs dominant nations to handle the pressure that the world's biggest tournament brings to a team : No one is going to convince me that in one month the centre of world football has moved from Germany,Italy,Spain,Brazil.Argentina and England to Croatia, a tiny Balkan country with a population less than Melbourne,no,what is evident to all is the inability of today's players to handle the pressure placed upon their national sides by the MSM and the fans.Brazil's 2014 choke,going down to Germany 7-1 in the semi-final on home soil,provides us an insight in to what pressure and high expectations can do to a sporting team,Croatia is playing with no pressure,France now is under pressure to win,will they buckle to,the Croatian team has already won even if they lose.

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