Monday, February 17, 2014

She says it is like flying

I haven't been able to get into the Sochi Olympics -- guess I can't get over that disheartened post I wrote last week about Russian homophobia and chauvinistic nationalism.

But I can share this video of my friend who may well find her way to the next Winter Olympics -- hard work and good luck willing. Enjoy (best viewed in full screen). Tara is also an up and coming bialthlete. Lots more about this emerging athlete here.

3 comments:

amspirnational said...

http://www.iwallerstein.com/geopolitics-ukraines-schism/

if you were a real socialist who cared about the working class, you'd get over it, realizing the imperialist neocons hate Russia and fear a German-Russian axis which would smash the American-Israeli Evil Empire, the engine of globalization's attack on workers everywhere.

janinsanfran said...

I think "amspirnational' meant to comment on this post. The comment above certainly has nothing to do with this flying athlete.

I'll just say that if being a "real socialist" means having to endorse anyone's nationalism -- including the crazed fans who chant "USA, USA, USA" -- then I'm not a "real socialist." The aggressive, exclusionary nationalism cultivated by right wingers in both Russia and in the US endangers the all peoples of the world.

Anne P D said...

Tara is certainly a shining star! And one of the loveliest young adults I know. Looking forward to watching her grow in the coming years.

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