|Blurry For A Reason|
From the article:
"...it will be years before people in England... for whom English debility at cricket has been a bellwether of decades of post-imperial decline - forget how England... achieved triumph..."And this:
"As Britain has declined in wealth and power relative to other nations, its lofty place in the world, undisputed at the high tide of British imperial power, has been supplanted by the United States."And still:
"A country whose industries led the world found a shrinking market for its steel and textiles and its cars, its currency devalued, its armed forces a shadow of their former selves. And England became increasingly accustomed to losing at cricket, especially against Australia."Like religion, the Times sneers at sports - especially team sports - as the past time of the unintellectual, except when a story about sports (or religion) can be used to slip in a little NWO propaganda extolling the decline of the West.
What the Times doesn't tell you of course is that it is precisely because of elitist utopian reality contortionists like themselves that the Western world is in decline, while the fast-breeding third world is propped up with Western technology, investment, and foreign aid.
The NYT: hating the West since 1982.