World Cup: Yes, Argentina’s President and I Did Not Watch It.

Bravo! And I mean it, Madam. Thank you.
Bravo! And I mean it, Madam. Thank you.

I just learned that just like I decided not to watch the World Cup football (aka soccer) games, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, president of Argentina, also decided not to watch the recent biggest hype in the world. 

Associated Press and some other dubious news sources that only cater and promote Wall Street and the 1 percent and their pimps, report:

“When Lionel Messi and the rest of the Argentine World Cup team got home from Brazil, likely dejected after their loss, their president dealt them another cruel blow.

“As you know, I’m no soccer fan,” said President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, while standing next to Messi and Argentina manager Alejandro Sabella.“I didn’t see a single match, not even the one yesterday (on Sunday) [boldface theirs]. Even so, I called Alejandro (Sabella) because for me, and for 40 million Argentinians, they had won the match.”

Brutal.”

That was according to Yahoo Finance News. But here, watch this Spanish language video of the news. It clearly shows that the Argentinian president warmly receives each of the returning players, even though she did not give any special treatment to Lionel Messi, whom FIFA made the best player of the tournament, a decision rebel football genius Diego Maradona blasted as commercially motivated. Maradona thought it was a marketing stunt.

He has a point. Both Messi and the Golden Ball award are promoted by sports corporation Adidas.

Yahoo Finance News and such dubious news sources: Don't scandalize her.
Yahoo Finance News and such dubious news sources: Don’t scandalize her.

I was delighted to know that President Cristina had the guts not to comply with the global dictates of FIFA and the 1 percent, and stood tall. She did not believe the World Cup event was a must-watch, unlike what FIFA and the 1 percent (including ESPN and its owner Disney) wanted us to believe.

Of course, FIFA and the 1 percent (including ESPN and its owner Disney) would be shocked and dismayed that the president of the runner-up country defied their dictates.

And that’s exactly what makes me so happy.

Bravo, President Cristina.

Brazil flopped. Their hype and lies were exposed. Even a few of the ESPN and New York Times experts occasionally had to mention how Brazil, a poor nation, spent 12 billion (that is, 12 thousand million) dollars (not Brazilian dollars: U.S. dollars) to make the World Cup hype possible, funneling money away from food, health care, education, transportation and such essential items that Brazil did not have money for.

And they also had to sporadically mention how Brazil’s government, 1 percent and police and military rounded up their protesters and killed and jailed countless.

At the end of the day, New York Times and such big, powerful media may find the World Cup a success. But I do not. Do you?

If you do consider it a success, please answer this simple question:

How many of Brazil (or Argentina’s) 99 percent made money out of the event?

And how many of Brazil (or Argentina’s) 1 percent did?

Thank you for thinking. Oh, you already thought once today?

Well, think again.

Partha

Brooklyn, New York

P.S. — Confession. I did watch the final game between Argentina and Germany. You and President Cristina must know.

One more time, the real story before we forget all about it -- for at least four more years.
One more time, the real story before we forget all about it — for at least four more years. Cartoon by Paolo Ito that went viral across the globe. It made at least some people think.

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