Friday, August 22, 2008

Heiling the Hitler Games

Conservative "journalist and socialite" Taki Theodoracopulos has some interesting thoughts about the Berlin Games of 1936. Seems that Taki thinks Adolph Hitler put on quite the party:

It might seem politically incorrect to say this, but the Berlin Olympics were the best ever staged, the last time white American and European men and women competed on an equal level with blacks, despite the great feat of Jesse Owens in winning four gold medals.

Well, its almost certainly politically incorrect to say that. Not to mention completely ridiculous.

Save track and field and maybe basketball (though Argentina won the gold in Athens), I don't see this overwhelming presence of blacks on the medal stand that has made it impossible for others to compete. Or was the tint off on my living-room TV during swimming, handball, diving, volleyball and archery?

Also, as far as I can tell, the only country with a sizable number of black athletes (other than the U.S.) to crack the top 20 in overall medal count is Jamaica.

But who needs the facts when you're trying to wistfully remember all the fun people had in Nazi Germany?

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