Why the Olympics went to Rio

During the "original" olympics, which began in 776 BC, it was traditional to proclaim a truce. Right now, we are in the middle of another world war, and thousands of our world's citizens are dying every moment, as a result of the drones scavenging the sky above Afghanistan and Pakistan for hapless victims.
It is my firm belief that the Olympic Committee was motivated by the tragedy caused by our malicious warfare to punish the United States for violating the olympic spirit by punishing this country for it's rude continuation of the murder of innocent civilians by making a loud and clear statement for the necessity for peace on this small and fragile planet.



Stupid, Stupid, War

"Within the next generation, I believe that the world's leaders will discover that infant conditioning and narco-hypnosis are more efficient, as instruments of government, than clubs or prisons, and that the lust for power can be just as completely satisfied by suggesting people into loving their servitude as by flogging them and kicking them into obedience. In other words, I feel that the nightmare of Nineteen Eighty-Four is destined to modulate into the nightmare of a world having more resemblance to that which I imagined in Brave New World."
from a letter to George Orwell, dated 21 October 1949.

From letters to Aldous Huxley, ed. Grover Smith; Harper&Row, 1969. By the way, I worked with one of his close relatives in the Royal Canadian Army Cadets in Camp Ipperwash, Toronto, Canada.