The Olympics are underway. The Ravelympics are underway. Although I signed up for Team Obama and the Shawl Relay, I did so to support to Obama, and to knit a Peace Shawl. The shawl will be my mindfulness exercise for the duration of the Olympics, and beyond. Needless to say, I have not watched, I will not watch.
I wish all of the athletes well, but I will not watch.
(Am I surprised that our president has attended events as if he were at the World Series,and the only controversy was a fair or foul ball? Do you have to ask? If you don't believe me, if you think I'm exaggerating, click here.)
I was horrified when China was awarded the Olympics, and I've become beyond-horrified as events have proven how unworthy China is to be so honored.
Mia Farrow is webcasting alternative Olympics from Darfur, bringing attention to China's support of the Sudan-backed genocide in Darfur. You can read about it at the Huffington Post, here. The sentient world is aware of the horror in Tibet, but the connection between China and Darfur is not as well-known.
- "The Olympic Games should be cause for celebration ... the decision to hold the games in Beijing is beyond comprehension," she said. "With China underwriting the suffering in Darfur and hosting the Olympic games at home, there is an incongruity that everyone attending the game, participating in the games and covering the games can't ignore." (Mia Farrow)