●WHAT HAS THE OLYMPIC TORCH, HITLER & THE FIVE RINGS GOT IN COMMON?

19Apr08

Adolf Hitler came up with them for the 1936 Olympics in Germany.
He used the Olympics as a propaganda tool for the 3rd Reich.
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“….I don’t quite understand how we have forgotten that the “Olympic Torch” ceremony was invented by Hitler and his chums.
If ever there was an “invented tradition” well worth stamping out, it is this ridiculous, Fascist-inspired waste of money – which sends a Bunsen Burner around the world at tremendous cost for several months before the Games, manned (and womanned) by people dressed up in pseudo-ancient Greek costume, no doubt feeling very silly…….” Mary Beard

Seeing day by day news on the torches progress from the west to the east, is quite entertaining – wondering if anyone will mange to put the flame out – jolly exciting. Which country will do it? Who are those bully boys in blue? There is no explanation to what the protestors are protesting about. There is no historical context given. This is the problem with the news – sound bites seems to be all we are capable of handling or want.

The Chinese will be taking the touch to Tibet as it’s last stop before going to the opening ceremony. I wonder if they will change their plans given all the negative publicity in the west.

Tibet’s history

Hitler’s propaganda olympics 1936: Show the world aryans are the super race – thank goodness for black, Jesse Owens
[posted 12th Aug ust 08]

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One Response to “●WHAT HAS THE OLYMPIC TORCH, HITLER & THE FIVE RINGS GOT IN COMMON?”

  1. 1 Lenny

    The Olympic torch was actually introduced in the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics and it was only the relay which was introduced by the Nazis. The Olympic rings were first designed in 1912 by the founder of the modern olympics so i don’t know why it says that “Hitler came up with them”


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