Friday, 7 February 2014
Comparing the Olympics - for Flash Friday
Whenever I look at this picture, I think to myself, "Man, those people sure came out in hordes."
But who wouldn't? It's the first modern Olympics. Even if the competitors aren't that great, it's still a magnificent achievement.
Despite the disgruntled times when wars went on, the low wages and the famine, it was a pleasure to go out back then. Besides, most people didn't know what to do with their time. Not that they do now, but at least you have more choices.
Also, the air was cleaner. No pollution, even if there was the odd horse manure in the middle of the road.
Nowadays you have a mass-marketed event that brings together millions, but if you say a wrong word, you'll be deemed a racist, a xenophobic or some other word. If you piss off the wrong people, you might get kidnapped and killed.
Hmm. Makes you wonder when it was more peaceful.
For this week's Flash Friday.