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Thursday 10 May 2012

Selectionist and Collectivist Sports Songs

 Compare the lyrics and themes of these two sports-related songs;

There's Die Toten Hosen's FIFA winning-is-everything anthem:

There'll be the best of the rest
But there's only one number one
We will be heroes
And we're gonna win
No matter what you do
We're never ever giving in

and then Nikki Yanofski's Olympic ode to togetherness:

I believe in the power that comes
From a world brought together as one
I believe together we'll fly
I believe in the power of you and I

Biological evolution's selection of the fittest vs. social evolution's strong society built on a foundation of strong individuals.

Interesting, is all.

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