In 1993, unbeknownst and indifferent to the corporatized media, a subtle phase shift occurred, which would not take effect for nearly three decades, yet would result in ramifications like a chain reaction of ping pong balls on mousetraps. The net result, the devolution of a regime that would make the Dear leader blush with personified exertion and fear sweat in obsessing over a brutalized population slowly awakening to the idea that god is not a mere mortal.
As the Northern quadrant of the Korean peninsula was originally founded and now exists as the culmination of 19th century social experiments evaluating the aspects of benevolence stifled by totalitarianism forwarded by fear, the African continent now demands the heated lights of the stage before LED units spawning efficiency and tolerance.
Similar to the epic shakeup of major college football, the ideological personification of the Earth is on the cusp of chaotic volatility.
The viral Broadway production of genocide and acceptance in a decrepit rinse and wash repeat cyclical nightmare is no longer exclusive to the progeny of Kim Jung il, but to a diminutive political faction defined by borders defined by a classic paper political map. As the onset of modern humanity has yielded feats of accomplishments balanced by unrelenting horrors, the innovative personification of hate and ultimate control now resides within the territory of what construed by the UN as Eritrea.
International football fans should be ashamed at their deplorable recognition of skills on the pitch in a sordid exchange that endorses the superficial over human rights and the endorsement of a quality of life conducive to the iridescent technology of the information age. Where the third world bows to the ruling class, perceived buoyancy is a sign of the unreported horrors which are a part of everyday life in what political scholars describe as a “climate of slavery”.
The rogue state which identifies as a nation fervent in the comforts of basic liberties gained independence from Ethiopia in 1993, and soccer preceded the succession from the overlords of Addis Ababa, as the national men’s team participated in a friendly against Sudan, before any official documents of the split were recorded, setting a putrid precedent of mismanaged priorities.
While FIFA, the global bureaucratic governing body of soccer, and encompassing all the corruption of the United Nations and the International Olympic Committee, a damning indictment of European branded Costco lasagna style diplomacy, the infrastructure of the county ruled by a regime of nepotism, has literally gone to hell in the aftermath of its 30th birthday, and athletics and prestige should be an afterthought.
Using a North Korea-lite ruling model of subversion, coercion, government facilitated violence and genocide, Eritrea, a nation bordering the Red Sea, annually fields a national football squad, and a dwindling population as an estimated 500 individuals per day flee the controlled chaos and indoctrination. The UN recognized domain has a sole political party, is absent of a ratified constitution, has not had an official government congress in years, and media other than state run organizations are prohibited from having permanent news bureaus within the borders. Interestingly, the extremist countercultural movement and rioters in the US fails to even recognize the codified subservient environment on any of their heavily jaded radar screens manufactured by selective memories.
On the pitch, this horrific scenario and lack of free will would equate to a 6-0 whitewashing and thorough dissection of an opponent, a match where there is technically no winner, and heads roll. However, the leadership at FIFA regularly ignores the facts and societal strife in order to optimize the coffers of a blatantly cannibalistic eusocial entity. Apparently, individuality has severe consequences. The reverberating bias of many professional sports organizations in picking and choosing to address global issues is on full display with Eritrean situation muted, while controversial topics such as transgender athletes or equity are debated or simply embraced.
As a group of international organizations continues to enable the proliferation of stringent caste systems which are forgiven by the hypocritic mayhem and rhythm of vapid social media posts created by bots, the sobering and boisterous pageantry and color tones of a soccer match creates the illusion of law and order, fairness and justice.
For 90 minutes of competition on the turf, the universal Eritrean prison cell is forgotten, much like the distraction of North Korean cheer leaders populating the stands at the Winter Olympics, however the irony is not lost on the victims of the Information age. Unfortunately, the factual data is out there somewhere within the confines of the digital realm, yet those who can make a difference and those who will never make a difference choose to feast on the emptiness of the inconsequential in destroying both language and culture in a bloodbath illustrating insignificance and passive aggressive malfeasance.