Saturday, June 30, 2012
In my last post, http://www.edelsteinrandomthoughts.com/2012/05/boycott-british-bangers.html , I joined a large chorus criticizing the International Olympic Committee for rejecting the call for a one-minute moment of silence at this year's London games to mark the 40th anniversary of the Munich massacre. I commenced my boycott of all useful British things, which I recognized was a difficult task due to the lack of valuable British things, because of the hosts apparent agreement with the IOC's position.
The London Assembly has responded to the world outcry and unanimously adopted a motion supporting the minute of silence. http://www.mayorwatch.co.uk/london-assembly-calls-for-munich-games-victims-to-be-remembered/201221654
That's the positive news. The despicable news: The IOC apparently feels that commemorating Israeli athletes who were murdered by terrorists is a "political gesture." Its position caused Andrew Dismore, the London Assembly member who made the motion, to say: