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Damien Hooper, whether he realises it or not, has given us a glimpse of an alternative future where our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brothers and sisters can be proud of their history and their resistance and join with the exploited working class in a new society of freedom and equity where their history and culture is celebrated and respected, not repressed and hidden away.
Both nationalism and cheating are an integral part of the modern Olympic Games, as are commercialism and the repressive measures used by host governments to “clean up” their cities. The cheating and repression that characterise the Games are a logical conclusion of sport under capitalism.
People are cynical about the Olympics not because they hate sport, but because they love it, just as the more you love music, the more you’ll dislike One Direction and Justin Bieber.