The Olympics have always been used as a fascist spectacle, never more evident than this year with so-called Communist China, and so-called democratic Russia using the event to consolidate the power and legitimacy of their totalitarian regimes. From the goose stepping military parade to the ant-like humans, the opening ceremony was an advertisement for totalitarianism. It was no coincidence Russia used the moment to invade Georgia. Note the lack of any pretense to "precision strikes" or any sop of a concern to "collateral damage" in that aggression. Now we have our own american network shilling on behalf of fascists to make a buck back for covering this ****-fest. Time for america to check out of the "olympics" and send the creepy IOC packing. We've had enough totalitarian propaganda, individuals at the service of the "state". The modern version of the Olympics was the product of the fascist moment in European history, and we should do away with this crap.