The World Cup Begins
Honestly, this is how the problems between countries should be dealt with.
The coverage has begun. It looks amazing in HD. South Africa, an unlikely venue as any, is a lot more majestic than I imagined it to be. As the footage of nature of spliced with soccer footage, I can't help but think this World Cup is needed. Right now there is not a lot to be happy about throughout the world. Africa, with its long-standing history of suffering, may be symbolic of things to come to places like Greece, the rest of the EU, and eventually America. The Koreas are on the brink of war. Economies are collapsing. Environmental damage is reaching record proportions.
A little soccer, which is nothing more than entertainment combined with exercise, is a welcome distraction. It is a way for people of a region to have pride without taking up arms without slaughtering their neighbors.
Let the games begin.