Only governments want war

A photograph of wrestlers Jordan Burroughs and Sadegh Goudarzi is being hailed as the single image to encompass the spirit of the Olympics.

Jack Moore of Buzzfeed first posted the image of Burroughs, an American, and Goudarzi, an Iranian, hugging after the New Jersey native beat his Middle Eastern competitor for first place.

“American wrestler Jordan Burroughs defeated Iran’s Sadegh Goudarzi in freestyle wrestling to win gold,” wrote Moore. “After the match and medal ceremony, Burroughs tweeted this photo…”

After all, the Olympics is not about athletes winning gold, but rather about nations meeting in peace for friendly competition.

Well said. There are more than a few Americans who worked in Iran, who have friends in Iran – who would be welcomed completely independent of any of the political crap that exists between our two nations.

Thanks, Ursarodinia

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4 comments

  1. lowerarchy

    Great picture. I agree that nation states cause wars and am a confirmed cosmopolitanist. As my heroine says in my novel: “I foresee a time when national boundaries will wither away and only people will remain.”

    • keaneo

      I think Eid made it all-inclusive for all the “liberal” politicians who always vote for war, anyway, to cover their buns on patriotism and other foolishness.

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