July 04, 2018

UK: Is the World Cup just misdirected patriotism?

Jack BuckbyRebel Contributor

Millions of people tuned in to watch the World Cup last night, where England scored a victory over Colombia.

And when I saw the viewing figures, I realised that more people watched the game and cheered on the football team than who have ever voted for a patriotic political party in this country.

More people watched the football and cheered on England than who voted Brexit, too.

And I can’t help but think that perhaps this is a case of misdirected patriotism.

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commented 2018-07-05 02:36:27 -0400
It’s the same in Canada Jack, with mostly hockey and baseball, performing monkeys for the docile masses. It keeps their mind off of being invaded and having their rights removed in micro steps. If they said that there was a hockey game going to be played on a frozen St. Lawrence Seaway, lots would show up. If they said an invading force was coming down the St. Lawrence Seaway they would all remain at home. Yeah they will come out for a game but not an invasion. I have been at school or on the job and seen many times guys would resort to physically fighting because of a disagreement over sports. Yet for the benefit of their country, their children and themselves, they won’t get informed and come out to vote. I don’t know about Britain, but in Canada we don’t just have Canadians playing on our teams. They come from all over the world and many don’t even live here. During world competitions, like The Olympics, they go back to their birth nations and play against us, yet they make their money off us. We really don’t have full teams of people with true loyalty and national Canadian Pride playing for Canada, their heart is owned by another country. Because of crap like this and more, I do not watch any sports, ever, no matter what it is. You are right though Jack and it’s a sad thing to see.