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In politics stupidity is not a handicap
The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers
Dick the butcher's manifesto
King Henry VI (Act IV, Scene II) by William Shakespeare
There are elections in Japan on Sunday. Again. The election trucks are out every day. They are small vans with speakers on the top. The campaign workers and the candidates wear white gloves and wave and smile. THEY LOUDLY AND POLITELY REPEAT THE NAME OF THE CANDIDATE. THEY LOUDLY AND POLITELY REPEAT THE NAME OF THE CANDIDATE. THEY LOUDLY AND POLITELY REPEAT THE NAME OF THE CANDIDATE. Really that's what it's like. All day long. One truck passes. Then another. From morning to evening. I don't get to vote.
We need altruistic, dynamic and capable leaders in sports politics as well as national politics. But we get people with their own agendas and scandals. Like Joćo Havelange. Sepp Blatter. Juan Antonio Samaranch. Bernard Ecclestone. Max Mosley.
Years ago I went to organization meetings. I don't remember any interesting discussions. I always wondered why we didn't just train together instead. It would have been more fun. And it would probably have been more useful.