Publicado el 08-02-2012
The Example Set
by the Olympics
Fortunately, the 2012 Summer Olympic Games are taking place in England, until August 12th, with numerous competitions that, as usual, have elicited universal interest. Here, in the United States, the NBC network broadcasts from 9 a.m. until midnight every day the different sporting events like swimming, horseback riding, gymnastics, boxing, etc., etc. At the end of the day is shown a graphic with a list of all the gold, silver and bronze medals won by each country.
We say fortunately at the beginning of this editorial, because in spite of so much vulgarity or immoralities that often prevail in today’s television, these sporting events have held and continue to hold the public’s attention in a very positive way. That is why they deserve praise and support from everyone.
It is important that in every society, in whatever country, an effort be made to reduce or eliminate the mentioned vulgarity on television and, fundamentally, things that hurt in a destructive way the morality that should exist on behalf of social peace and a substantially positive development of each country.
Naturally, all television programs are not negative. There are programs at different times during the day that cover important and positive aspects in civic and political matters and that are in keeping with society mores. But, unfortunately, more time is given to the negative and destructive than to the moral and constructive. This can be easily confirmed in every home that has and uses a TV receiver.
Those who donate funds for activities such as the Olympic Games deserve society’s recognition for what they do. On the other hand, the athletes that represent each country in the different sports are youths who devote a good part of their lives to stay fit to compete and give prestige to their countries.
It is important to know and to remember always that in terms of decency the public of the world can be entertained watching on television, or on site if possible, these sporting events.