Jul. 1, 2018

World Cup

 

SOCCER and Nationalism

With time on our hands we have watched several games on UK TV.

There is schadenfreude across most of Europe over the defeat of Germany. How appropriate.

All nations enter rampant nationalistic frenzy when their teams play. Nationalists want to stop immigration, usually on racial or religious grounds. Yet, it is plain from the names and ethnicity of the richer nations that Immigrants or children of immigrants feature strongly in the teams.

The players faces look primeval when they are excited. We are so similar to waring Chimps in our angry faces.