Is there anyone else who has watched no part of the Olympics?
The Rainmaker has not seen a single instant of Olympic video. Of course even our concerted effort to avoid Olympic coverage has not been sufficient to escape some print coverage of the games.
The whole Olympic movement serves to perpetuate nationalist identity that is really obsolete as the world enters the 21st Century. Actually the more relavant measures of community are much more local and much more global. The "national" is really much less significant.
To appreciate The Rainmaker's point, read "The Untied States of America" by Juan Enriquez.
More about this over time. But to really appreciate the upcoming conversation read the book.