Sunday, April 15, 2012

Oxford Cambridge Boat Race

Elites and their opposite

This past week the legendary boat race between Oxford and Cambridge was disrupted by Trenton Oldfield who swam out into the Thames amongst the boats in order to draw attention to his anti-elitist ideology.  His actions are sending a shiver down the spines of the London Olympic security teams.  Anyone with a grievance and a ticket can apparently disrupt the games to secure their 15 minutes of fame.

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Commander Kelly particularly enjoyed William Zeng's (a 22 year old American crew member) answer to Oldfield.  “No matter what you say your cause may be, your actions speak too loudly for me to hear you.”

“You were protesting the right of 17 young men and one woman to compete fairly and honorably, to demonstrate their hard work and desire in a proud tradition,” Mr. Zeng wrote. “You, who would make a mockery of their dedication and their courage, are a mockery of a man.”

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