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Dismayed at Olympic show; FEEDBACK 1.

I FOUND the Olympic Opening ceremony drearily and parochially left wing. The supra-national culture-subsuming mish-mash paraded failed in the Soviet Union and now in the European Union.

But of course this ceremony was a spectacular start to the opposite ... individual achievement of the highest order by disciplined athletes representing nations and their individual cultures.

I also objected of course to references to CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament) and the disastrous NHS (whose incompetence killed one of my friends and condemned others to premature deaths) I always find it amusing that the Left parades the Jarrow March as a Left-wing cause but in fact the march was in support of a private capitalist company Palmers, which had been closed by a combination of the Government and the Bank of England arbitrarily deciding that Palmers shipyards should close so that politically better connected yards could stay open! A classic socialist stitch-up!

Ninety five per cent of the world wide audience would have been perplexed and most of the British audience, educated by a socialist education system, would have been equally ignorant of the allusions!

RODNEY ATKINSON, Stocksfield, Northumberland.
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Aug 2, 2012
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