I read a blog from Spain that reviews books called Un Libro al dia. Really good reviews of literature from around the world that has been written or translated into Spanish. One day the review was of Glaxo by Hernan Rosino, an Argentinian writer. The book, which is excellent by the way, because of superb writing and interesting narrative techniques, tells the story of a decaying, dying town out in the Pampas over a number of decades. A comment left by a reader of the blog blasted a contemporary politician here, even though the book has nothing to do with current politics. I realize all good literature helps us makes connections between the past and the present, so I would have understood a comment that said something like, I hope the situation depicted in the book does not repeat itself now, given the situation the country is in. But instead the commenter used the opportunity to make a highly charged, political statement supporting a particular point of view. My response to that was, do we have to bring politics into literally everything? I'd argue there needs to be a few places, a few times when we get off the soap box for at least a few minutes, with international sports competitions being one of them.