Leaders ‘Sacrifice’ Citizens to ‘Gain’ From the Sports Money ‘God’?

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 10:28 AM
October 25, 2013

Activists demonstrate in front of riot police outside the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in BrasiliaWhile some world leaders serve the ‘make money’ God of sports, their citizens resist such decisions, and in one country citizens wonder why such excess is celebrated with the nation barely fighting poisons that can kill them, and even the rest of the World.  It seems that world sports excitement is going out of style.

In ‘We Don’t Need The World Cup’: Brazil Erupts In Protests Against Cost Of 2014 Tournament,’ Travis Waldron explains: “Mané Garrincha is the symbol of Brazil’s World Cup excess.

“Brazil’s World Cup bid said the country would spend less than $1 billion, mostly from private financing, to renovate seven stadiums and build five more.  But Mané Garrincha’s renovations cost $750 million alone, while the total cost of the 12 stadiums is expected to exceed $3 billion, almost all of which has come from the public.”

And such funds come from people who have many basic needs. Over 80 percent of Brazil’s schools are ruled ‘inadequate’ with students ranking below average. Bloomberg News informs that Brazil’s school rankings fall under that of Mexico, Russia and Mongolia.  Seventy percent of water supplies in major cities are untreated, while public hospitals suffer from over-crowded conditions.

Waldron summarizes protestors case well:  “The unifying message of the protests is clear: a country with faltering infrastructure, low wages, crowded hospitals, and a crippled education system should be spending money not on soccer stadiums, but on efforts to improve the lives of ordinary Brazilians.”

In addition to beefing up police forces, Brazil––part of the BRIC economic group, which includes Russia, India and FBL-WC2014-CONFED-PROTESTChina––is importing some 4,000 doctors, most coming from China to assist medical facilities also rated below standards.

As it prepares for the 1944 Winter Olympics coming in just a few months, Russia keeps watchful eyes over its Muslim populations at home, in the Caucasus’s, and in Syria.  As Nicolas Miletitch quotes Grigory Shvedov of kavkaz-uzel.ru web magazine in ‘Russian Rebels in Syria ‘Pose Threat to Olympics’:  “Fighters from Russia are acquiring urban warfare experience in Syria. If they come back to Russia and get organized, it will be extremely dangerous.”

Already Muslim warlord Doku Umarov called for attacks during the February games.  In recent years Umarov carried out several deadly attacks in Russia, both in subways and at airports.  Even President Putin admits the danger:  “We can guarantee [about] these bandits.  It is a real threat for us.”

So then why welcome the Olympics to his country? As Miletitch hints, its about the money:  “The $50 billion Sochi Olympics project has been mired in scandals of corruption, overspending, and rights violations.”

Such money may also entrap Brazil and Japan.  The latter will host the 2020 Olympic games. But even Japan plans these events in the midst of horrific circumstances.  It has the largest leakage of nuclear waste in world history, and that is predicted to get far worse, endangering its citizens, as well as the rest of the world.  When will world leaders decide this Sports Money god demands too much?

Apostle Paul advises in Christian non-fiction prophecy books: “For the love of money is the root of all evil (1 Timothy 6: 10).” Leaders following the god of Sports Money greed need to heed the rest of the verse:  “which while some coveted after . . . pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”

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