If we talk about Olympics, the thought of History lovers go to the games that, for many centuries, have been played between poleis Greek: comparison between cities, settlements, communities, representing the meeting point and discussion between the various souls of one ethnos .
The ancient Olympic Games, as well as having a soul markedly religious, were characterized by an eminently identity vocation. Only greek strain athletes could take part in it: the common rite, the common heritage of faith, tradition and culture represented the watershed between the Hellenic world, admitted to the Games, and the outside, the different, the Barbarian (etymologically, this word means own “the stutter,” or one who does not speak greek).
With the modern Olympics, the comparison is extended: no athletic contest between members of the same community, but comparisons between different communities : nations.
Since the first “pioneer” editions, the modern Olympics have always been the privileged arena through which the various countries – and particularly the host – could show the world, from time to time, the prowess of its athletes, their iron discipline , the grandeur of the celebrations, the differentiation between the different customs and traditions. It all adds up to the most recent editions, as part of which, next to the item sport, has made its way even one side – so to speak – folklore: the dazzling opening ceremonies, artistic interludes, musical performances, and so Street.
The real trait d’union between ancient and modern Olympics, that is the element that – at least before today – had never been questioned, it is the differentiation between the various competing identities.
The Olympic games, in fact, have always seen competition among communities characterized by a specific identity : the cities and the Greek colonies before, nations then.
It seems almost superfluous to point out that the Olympics are not born to allow the performance of the best athletes in the world as such , but always and only as members of a particular community: the runner of Athens, the jumper Polish, Italian marathon runner, and so Street.
After all, who could imagine Olympic athletes while they compete with all the same uniforms? What would be, then, the sense of the comparison? The answer is obvious: the comparison makes sense only if it takes place between (team sports groups) or elements (individual sports) between which it is possible to make distinctions. A race between athletes all in white vest, in fact, look like much to the race of the sloth in Dante’s inferno, and would be reduced to pure nonsense.
Yet, in the edition of the Olympic Games currently underway, new raided with arrogance; a novelty that arises, manifestly, as a break with the principles of identity that, for almost three thousand years, characterize the Olympic competitions.
This is called “National of refugees.” A strange team, made up of athletes from diverse regions of the world, selected in an arbitrary manner and to say the least obscure and gathered on the basis of an artificial and subjective criteria like “being refugees.”
Beyond the rhetoric of solidarity so dear to modern forces of progressivism exasperated and dissolution, this team of no-fatherland opens an obvious breach in the principle of nationalities so far just to Olympic competitions. In the name of a silly doing good, in essence, it introduces the principle undifferentiated sports arena of globalization, leading to the formation of a team lacking avowedly national identity. A team of all, a team of anyone.
It is a previous not be underestimated. The Olympics, it is known, are the sporting event that attracts the greatest audience globally: what better tool, then, to promote worldwide the overcoming of national identity?
The previous year, he said, is relevant. And even if, by this time, the numerical strength of the new “national” is slight, it is however introduced an important exception to the Olympic criterion of nationality.
When, then, the national transsexuals? When is that of ” No borders “? Each principle differentiator, even the now faded national identity, is regarded with hatred and hostility by the forces of dissolution, pressing – under the now worn label umanitarista – to introduce and to accept as “normal” overcoming any residual qualitative difference between humans.
An undifferentiated mixture of individuals, united by consumerism, by a vague gooders globalizing, by a blind indifference to spiritual values. Under these new flags, hoops Olimpia will fade painfully, taking a gray bleak. The next edition of the Games, we can bet, more surprises in store.