Friday, August 15, 2008

China's Volunteers For The Beijing Olympics are Given Free Big Macs For Their Time

I'm not one to publicly voice my opinion about my distaste for McDonalds and its world corruption, but I have to say something about what I recently read about the millions of Chinese volunteers who are going without pay for 5 weeks to help with the Beijing Olympics.

-Taken from a Seattle Times article:
"{John Marshall} Wu, who has dreamed of becoming China's foreign minister to Russia, doesn't mind working long hours without pay. After all, he enjoys a free Big Mac — McDonald's is an Olympic sponsor — every day."

A McDonald's Big Mac everyday! I don't know what to say....except the fact that the next sponsor for these volunteers will probably be a cholesterol reducing pharmaceutical drug or insulin medication. That's nice of McDonalds to give these humble volunteers 540 calories of white sugar and trans fat junk, (every day!) What's laughable is that Olympics are about celebrating the human body in it's most healthy form. I don't believe any Olympic athlete has a Big Mac a day as their prescribed diet. I'm embarrassed and sickened to an American living in a country where McDonalds is from, who thinks that this is an okay form of nourishment. Are we going to give these giving volunteers cigarettes next to pass the time?

1 comment:

KRG said...

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