Morrissey Compares London 2012 to ‘Nazi Germany’
The comments come following one of Great Britain’s finest weekends of sport, in which Mo Farrah, Jessica Ennis, Andy Murray and several others claimed Gold medals.
“I am unable to watch the Olympics due to the blustering jingoism that drenches the event,” he wrote in a letter to fan club members. “Has England ever been quite so foul with patriotism? The spirit of 1939 Germany now pervades throughout media-brand Britain.”
He then went on to slam the Royal family for their part in the whole thing, before accusing Seb Coe & Co of overspending on the capital as austerity measures hit the rest of the country.
“The ‘dazzling royals’ have, quite naturally, hi-jacked the Olympics for their own empirical needs and no oppositional voice is allowed in the free press. It is lethal to witness.”
“As London is suddenly promoted as a super-wealth brand,” he wrote, “the England outside London shivers beneath cutbacks, tight circumstances and economic disasters. Meanwhile the British media present 24-hour coverage of the ‘dazzling royals’, laughing as they lavishly spend, as if such coverage is certain to make British society feel fully whole.”
“In 2012, the British public is evidently assumed to be undersized pigmies, scarcely able to formulate thought. The 2013 grotesque inevitability of Lord and Lady Beckham (with Sir Jamie Horrible close at heel) is, believe me, a fate worse than life,” he concluded. “WAKE UP WAKE UP.”