Symmetry wrote:saxitoxin wrote:Symmetry wrote:The OP did contain a summary of major news sources from around the world, noting that the US sources were confused about the NHS part. You'll find it on page one, at the top.
My posts have contained various summaries of major news sources from around the world, noting that many sources were confused about the NHS part. You explained all the confusion was the result of Mary Poppins.
Were the world's nations except the US confused at the NHS part due to Mary Poppins but the US was confused at the NHS part due to something else? You've presented a very schizophrenic argument that I'm having difficulty following. If I were cynical I'd say it's an attempt to downplay the negative reception a very bizarre and unusually militant ceremony received in many quarters by dismissing it as "politicking." (Of course, I'm not cynical.)
They didn't seem confused to me. I'm not sure why you consider Mary Poppins to be militant, though, to be fair.
It's unfortunate you want to troll rather than have a frank discussion about the consensus negative reception the ceremonies received. I have (a) posted links to reports of German commentators having no idea of what was happening during the nurse stripper scenes. I have (b) posted comments from Zimbabwean journalists upset at Britain not showing her history of rape and looting. I have (c) posted links to French TV commentators making remarks about why the NHS scene didn't talk about Britain's famous 3-year queues for BP checks. I have (d) explained the militancy of the James Bond demonstration. I have (e) discussed the weirdness of the rictus grins in this utterly bizarre moment where people were robotically waving at a billionaire cigarette company owner flying around -
I know when one's country is criticized one's natural reaction is to plug one's ears, wrap oneself in the flag and scream as loud as you can. That's fine, carry on doing that. You do it best. Just please don't troll. Thanks.