Good morning and welcome to Fresh Foods Wednesday #69! Ow ow! (If you have to ask why we “ow ow’d”, Google it.)
So in case you haven’t heard, the Olympics are happening. Like, right now. I’ll be honest – I don’t know the names of the Canadian athletes participating, I’m not sure how many medals they’ve won or even what day the Olympics wrap up. And I don’t want to. I get that the Olympics were once this pristine event full of healthy competition, nationalistic pride and everything good (or so I’ve heard). But here’s my thing with the Olympics – they’re full of nationalistic competition, nationalistic pride and everything scary to do with nationalism.
If you haven’t read Dark Threats and White Knights: The Somalia Affair Peacekeeping, and the New Imperialism or Race, Space, and the Law: Unmapping a White Settler Society by Sherene Razack, Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times by Jasbir K Puar, or Failed States by Noam Chomsky (to name 3 books sitting next to me right now), then you might not realize the dangers inherent in nationalism. But let me tell you – they come in plenty. And so when anything that’s as highly regarded as the Olympics and embodies the Nationalistic or Patriotic pride that it does, I get a little nervous. Never mind foreign terrorism, what about the inequalities and injustices that go down in the name of national sport?
What are your feelings on the Olympics? Love ’em? Hate ’em? Indifferent? Have any great reads to share? Have you heard of these writers before? Is it scary when I go all Feminist on your ass? Should I stick to food and only food?
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