And, where are the people demanding money to go into the fostering of kids with great potential to be our funture scientists? Scientists who may,one day, discover a new vaccine or a cure for some deadly disease or (God forbid!) an effective way to deal with climate change? And, where, pray tell, is the money to help young musicians achieve their potential - and give the world enjoyment and entertainment of a slightly better class than sports viewing?
Oh, no, sorry, We are only interested in sport! We are a "sporting nation", didn't you know?
Oh, scientists? Oh, they can look after themselves and, after all, science doesn't produce much of a spectacle to watch, does it? Bit boring, really! Oh, yeah! But, guess what? If we don't encourage our scirentists to do well, there just may be a few even bigger spectacles than the Olympic Games, when the weather patterns become even more ferocious than they have been.
And, as for music, who needs it? Well...everybody, really, if we desire a civilised society.
Just who are these people who insist on obscene amounts of money being spent on sport?