Over the weekend, an opinion was shared by a caller (Phil) on talkback radio about the importance that is given to sports, sporting events and matches instead of the major issues we face. It got me thinking.
For many people, watching sports events fills some need in them. They may have an interest in a specific sport, or maybe in a particular type, or in everything related to the action on a sports field. Sports can keep people entertained for hours on end. It can provide an escape from the everyday stresses of life. There is a sense of community, camaraderie, connectedness and competition.
There are various sports, games and matches. Cricket, rugby, football, tennis. World Cups, Grand Slams, Olympics. Team sports, individual sports. Those who are able to do so, go to the stadium to see the match. In some cases, the venue is filled to capacity with several thousands of spectators. The fans pay for tickets to attend the match, and they participate by cheering for their teams. Sometimes, fans travel inter-city, inter-state or even to other countries to watch sports matches. (It would be a similar scenario in the case of concerts by singers or musicians.) Millions others sit at home and watch the matches on screens.
Some individual or team will win the coveted trophy; another will be the runner up. At a pre-defined interval set by the sporting organisations (one year, two years, four years), the process is repeated. It is supposed to be national pride if the sports people or team representing your country qualify for the latter rounds, and then go on to win the final match. There are ticker-tape parades to honour the team for winning some sports match; as if they don’t get well-paid for doing a job that they have chosen and love.
The news reports tell us that there was a record television viewership for these FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 matches, this month. At some of the matches, there were over 70,000 occupied seats. Three cheers for Aussie women, sportswomen and female athletes. Besides a short-lived euphoria, does winning a match really have a long-term impact on our lives that would make a difference one way or another?
My interest in the whole drama related to the Women’s World Cup was zip, zero, zilch. Would I be called an unpatriotic Aussie if I reveal that I did not watch a single minute of any of the matches played by the Matildas or any other teams in the Women’s World Cup? That I did not care who won or lost?
My preoccupation is in other areas and I am concerned about the:
▹ Loss of our freedoms through the ACMA Disinformation Bill 2023
▹ Net Zero policies that will wreck this country
▹ Covid scam cycle with new variants, WHO Pandemic Preparedness Treaty
▹ Digital ID, Cashless society, 15-minute cities
▹ Voice referendum that will impact our democracy
▹ Homelessness situation, the cost of living, the woke madness
▹ WEF and UN agendas
▹ Many other topics
Am I just a spoilsport?
If someone organised a protest rally against the Disinformation Bill (which affects our freedoms) or against the Net Zero policies (which affect the economy, cost of living, jobs, reliable baseload power supply), would there be 70,000 members of the public gathering at a public centre, in every big city, with corresponding lower numbers in smaller cities and towns? Totalling millions all over the country? Would there be any records broken by the sheer numbers of people who were ready to give up their leisure time or even took time off work to participate in the protests?
Would the media provide free publicity about the protests for weeks before, and a wide coverage on the day?
▹ Does it matter to us that our freedoms can be taken away on the whim of a government?
▹ Does it matter to us that the unelected WEF force on us a Climate Change agenda which is being implemented by the governments and politicians we elect?
▹ Does it matter enough to us that we will be prepared to rise up and protest?
To revolt? To rebel? To resist?
We sit back and twiddle our thumbs and whinge about what is happening. But if there were organised rallies of combined millions in the country, would a government still dare to take away our freedoms? Would it dare to comply with WEF orders? Or the UN schemes?
This great glorification of sports teams is a form of virtue signalling and distraction used by governments and organisations to fool the plebs by making it appear to be a support for gender equality, fighting for women’s rights, displaying female athletes as role models for women and so on.
Even though the Matildas ended up in fourth place, despite the advantage of being in their own country and a home crowd to cheer them on, they will be still rewarded by the showboating premiers in New South Wales (a giant mural at Stadium Australia) and Queensland (installation of a statue).
Over there in the UK where Christianity is crumbling, the Church of England has done far better. Worshippers were given permission to skip the Sunday morning service so that they could watch and cheer on the Lionesses in the World Cup final match against Spain. What a truly splendid fair trade deal! Swap the worship of God for the worship of a sporting team.
If you love sports, of course you can enjoy playing your favourite game or go to a stadium to watch it being played in the arena, or view the action on television sets or other devices. We need the de-stressers–whether it is movies, music, books, sports or something else–that will give us the breaks we need away from the real world problems and the worries that go with them. But if a sports match or event can bring us together to cheer for our team (be it at a local, state or national level), can we also find the passion for other patriotic causes so we unite and fight to save our country from its rapid decline?
It is all very well to whinge and rant as it does get an issue off the chest. But we also need to get beyond that to save our democracy and autonomy. To join forces with the other citizens of Australia and drain the swamp that is responsible for destroying this great country. If we could transfer a portion of the fervour we possess for some sport event that has no real benefit to our lives, to being part of a freedom team of millions prepared to resist the despots who seek to control us, the rewards would be far greater. We could hold aloft the trophy of victory for retaining our freedoms and way of life in this lucky country and rejecting the unelected organisations like WEF and the UN.