By Sharon K. Gilbert
LAST NIGHT, while waiting to ‘get sleepy’, I tuned into the BBC News channel on our Roku box to catch up on the latest Olympic results. The first image to greet my curiosity was a chart of the medal standings. As you see from the chart to the left, the United States holds a comfortable lead not only in the overall number of medals, but also in the number of gold medals.
Since these world ‘games’ are touted as being a unification of the world countries in one place, with one dream, one cause (I’ll save the analysis of that Babylonian redux and its spiritual motives for another essay), why should numbers matter? Isn’t the whole point to share a friendly rivalry in peace? Of course it isn’t the point! Every country wants to take home the gold, and denying it is pointless. Continue reading