Dear Gay People of America;
I know that while we have been busy trying to secure our rights as human beings in America, Russia’s “President” (or, as I call him, Head Thug) has trampled all over gay people’s human rights. Putin is threatening to arrest gay foreigners.
And, we’re not that far off from the Olympics being held in Russia come next February. You would think the man would have better sense. I believe all leaders of the free world should denounce the Thug’s actions. We should boycott Russia Vodka, caviar and any other products they export. We shouldn’t vacation there or do business with them until they grant the same freedoms to all of their citizens – not just the straight ones.
Yes, we should. Yes, we can. And, yes, we will.
But, let’s not cause any trouble at the Olympics.
The Olympics are not supposed to be political. Let me repeat that: The Olympics are not supposed to be political. The Olympics is when all nations send their best athletes to compete in sports most of the rest of us pay no attention to during the time between Olympic games. (Or, maybe, it’s just us Americans and maybe just some sports.
Still, let’s not get carried away and boycott the Olympics. Let’s not ask our leaders to do so.
Despite what Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) thinks, boycotting the Olympics is wrong. It was wrong in 1980 when Carter did it (to protest Russia’s invasion of Afghanistan). It was wrong when Russia and other Communist countries did it in 1984. It would be wrong if we did it to appeal for Gay Rights or if we did it because Russia is letting Edward Snowden stay in their country, as Senator Graham wants done.
No politics at the Olympics.
Russia sucks. Russia has sucked for quite a while. They treat their citizens like crap. They treat their parentless children like crap. What do you expect? That thug – Vladimir Putin – will always be nothing but a thug. We should oppose him and thugs like him at every single turn – but not during the Olympics.
Hell, we didn’t even boycott Hitler’s Olympics. We sent Jessie Owens over there and proved that race had nothing to do with ability. (Although, we did leave with less medals.)
Let’s kick Russia’s butt in the Winter Olympics in 2014.
That’s better than any protest or boycott.
God Bless our American Athletes! They rock and we should support them and allow them to compete on the world stage.