Morrissey Compares London 2012 to ‘Nazi Germany’

August 6, 2012 by  
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Former-Smiths frontman and well-known misery guts, Morrissey has slammed the Olympics and explained that he is unable to watch the games due to the ‘blustering jingoism’ which comes with every event.

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.”

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gerry says:

Morrisey is way over the top, but he has a point. The Royals are a disgrace why would anyone want to defer to these people. Join the Republic movement and drag UK into the 21st century.

cate says:

what a twat

Lay says:

I have to say I wasnt totally convinced of the positive elements of the Olympics however having seen the hardwork and commitment of the athletes and the dedication and modesty they have shown I am completely impressed with how well they have done.

HOWEVER, Morrisey has a point and I am not convinced that behind the attributes mentioned above there is not a misguidance of priorities and for me it has been marred (as is to be expected in such a media driven society) by those who wish to use the event as a means to publicise and engratiate themselves.

Matthew says:

Morrissey, are you out of your mind. Patriotism at this current moment is fantastic, people supporting the country they come from as was the same in every previous Olympics. How can this be compared to Nazi Germany, we are not being derogatory, and ordering the mass murder of millions of lives, we are supporting low paid athletes who compete for themselves and their countries just for the honor. People are excited not fascist. British journalists feel extremely honored to be, reporting. Everyone in Britain feels joy around the Olympics. I in fact went today to the Olympics there where hundreds of foreigners. Are we not aloud to cheer our own country, instead of making dedicated athletes feel wanted and proud by cheering shall we sit in silence just to make you happy. Also with the Anti-Royalist comments you’re out of your mind the amount of revenue, they bring, compared to the cost is outstanding, also the sense of pride around the Jubilee and the sense of togetherness. This year has been a brilliant year to be British. Morrissey nobody can wait until you go away and shrivel up you parasite. You’re not famous anymore. You sir, are a C**t!

Cate Wicks says:

I’m tempted to as Morrisey to look up meaning of jingoism, however I will leave it at does he really believe that we, the British public, feel as intimated into making a public show of support as the people of Nazi Germany did? I for one do not feel any pressure to conform or support but have simply been captivated by the dedication these (often very young) people show in a period of high youth unemployment and general disengagement. If that is the definition of jingoism in Morrisey’s dictionary, then bring it on!