England gave away the first half against France last night (and effectively conceded this quarterfinal game) – whilst dominating and ‘exposing’ France throughout the second half! The psychological effect of the French first goal finished the match – such was the devastating and forceful ease (elan) with which it was scored! Everything after this point of the game was a footnote. I know this because I have witnessed this England self-destruct mechanism in action over many, many decades and am now an old hand at assessing this form of spherical self-flagellation! The tragedy is that for much of the game England were by far the better side – but having just watched Morrocco make history by becoming the first ‘African’ nation to make it to the quarterfinals of the World Cup (although not many ‘Black’ Africans are celebrating the progression of a population of Arab invaders occupying an ‘African’ country) – it was odd to see Morrocco fans supporting France! The former ‘colonised’ supporting their ‘colonisers’! If England had scored the numerous chances the players earned (and not ‘missed’ a crucial penalty) – England would now be playing Morrocco in the semi-finals! But then again, the same weaknesses in the English game would still exist and I would probably be sat at this laptop knocking-out a similar article of failure and despair in just a few days’ time – as a jubilant Morrocco march on to the final – probably with Argentina!
US Fascism: Its Attack Upon FIFA and the Future of the Game! (6.12.2022)
FIFA is essentially a bourgeois charity that makes billions – like any good capitalist charity – but the US cannot influence or penetrate its inner workings, and this is why it is attempting to ‘legally’ infiltrate and ‘colonise’ its left-leaning mechanisms – so that it can direct them toward the political right-wing! The US is stating that only countries it agrees with should host the World Cup – and this is the essence of US fascism which we must fight and defeat! Russia in 2018 (anti-Ukrainian Neo-Nazi) and Qatar in 2022 (anti-Israeli Zionism) is all part of a US-plot instigated by FIFA! If only it were! Prior to 1991, the CCCP, and other Communist countries such as East Germany, Poland, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Hungary used to routinely qualify for the World Cup Finals! In England the British working-class took to supporting North Korea during the 1966 (UK) World Cup Finals! They chanted:
North Korea, North Korea!
Over Here, Over Here!
Juche and Sorghum!
Sitting in the Sun!
Nobody knew exactly what ‘Juche’ and ‘Sorghum’ actually meant – but the general consensus was that it must be better than the misery of living within predatory capitalism!
The Dangerous Myth of Football
For a small number of working class men to be privileged in this manner, the majority of the working class (and the oppressed) around the world, must be kept firmly in their place. The majority of the masses (in the world) actually finance this gigantic money making machine that only benefits the minority – that is the middle class – which reaps all the financial benefits. Even after paying the individual players millions of pounds, there is still a tremendous amount of money leftover, which flows only from the working class toward the middle class, through a relentless process of accumulation. This process is maintained not only by the selling of associated merchandise such as football shirts, boots, flags, DVD’s, CD’s, and other paraphernalia, but relies heavily upon slave-labour, whereby very small children spend 12 to 16 hours a day, working in appalling conditions, in factories situated in the poorer areas of the world. This highly exploited workforce sews the shirts, footballs, and flags together, which are then played with by the rich adults and children of developed countries as a matter of leisure.