Last night, our family sat down in the front of the television to watch the next to last full night of Olympic Games coverage. I knew there had been an exciting upset in the ten meter platform diving and I wanted to see what happened in track and field.
In spite of some criticism, NBC has done a good job with their primetime coverage of the games. This summer’s games are the second most watched event in United States TV history. Only the Beijing games were watched by more people.
Much to my surprise, before we could watch any competition last evening, NBC aired a one hour news documentary entitled “Their Finest Hour” where Tom Brokaw “explored the debt Americans owe to the British people.”
I scratched my head. It wasn’t that NBC hadn’t previously shown documentaries during the games. One focused on the American gymnastics team that won the gold in Atlanta. Another was about the basketball Dream Team that took gold in Barcelona.
After all, the games are about peace, unity, and the world coming together.
Why pick this time to show a program that is the opposite of that message?
I had asked a similar question two weeks ago when the games’ Opening Ceremony included a section on World War I. However, there were so many questions surrounding that event that the war question had gotten lost in the shuffle.
Now, it had returned.
The documentary told the traditional historical story. Hitler was evil. Britain was brave. The United States didn’t want to enter the war.
There was a secret August 1941 meeting between Churchill and Roosevelt in Newfoundland where Churchill supposedly convinced Roosevelt to support the war effort.
A few months later, Japan convinced the rest of the United States population.
As I watched, I remembered that the traditional war story, like every other traditional story we have been told, only had modest elements of truth.
It didn’t mention who funded the war, why it was fought, and the resulting decisions that still threaten our world’s peace.
In addition, I noticed the documentary avoided any mention of nuclear weapons.
It concluded by suddenly jumping from the United States’ entry into the war to a modern-day celebration of the Battle of Britain.
Then, I realized.
The Cabal knew NBC had a big audience.
It knew people would sit through the documentary while waiting to see the competition.
It decided it was time to present a slick documentary to communicate that war is sometimes necessary to overcome evil.
I answered my first question by asking a second one.
Is the Cabal using the Olympics to prepare America to go to war?