Sorry to be a spoil sport but wouldn't it be nice if the World Cup turned into a farce and a disaster as a result of various groups of workers going on sudden and unanticipated strikes, against Union advice (tee-hee-hee); with the resultant frustration and tarnishing of this great glittering artificially manufactured soccer spectacular, staged doubtless corruptly by the bourgeoisie, on a planet that is sick of hearing about it already but is supposed to fall deliriously in love with it as used audiences at the Colosseum in Rome with all the blood and gore.
It seems everyone is inclined to go on strike a little in Brazil, even the police! Some of the Stadiums, built by badly paid, barely paid, resentful workers, may well fall down or suffer structural mishaps. Some of the soccer pitches themselves look as if they were still jungle till last night, so rough is their surface. Would school kids want to play on them, or isn't the beach preferable! Many of the poorest folk in Brazil, uprooted from their shanty towns at gun point, to make room for stadiums and provide by their absence a cordon sanitaire around them for security reasons - you never know either what disease you might catch from unpleasant contact with the very poor, don't forget that! - may also turn up outside games to harass wealthy visitors with their noise and stench. What a spectacle!
And wouldnt it it be nice too, if workers in different sectors of industry, taking advantage of the Cup to make wage and other demands, suddenly realized the power they have at their finger tips should they decide to work together in solidarity? Let the bourgeoisie tremble in their fancy shoes. Who knows where this might lead? Solidarity can spawn mass meetings, rejection of Union interference, developing class consciousness and - wait for it - workers councils.
So, wouldn't it be nice too if these workers struggles and the developing consciousness sparked off by the Cup spread out of Brazil and into say Venezuela? Such is the plight of workers there under Stalinist socialism and crazy macho chavismo that the merest spark of worker revolt anywhere nearby could break through the bourgeois imposition of silence in Venezuela and rekindle the working class in a blaze of dynamic and ferocious power. With Brazil and Venezuela aflame, Chile, Peru and Ecuador would catch fire too. And before we knew it the whole of S. America would be leading the world out of the prison of capital and towards a world of communism and new hope.
All a bit far-fetched perhaps? But you never know. The most wonderful events like organized workers' uprisings can turn up quite suddenly out of the blue - unlike the World Cup - and spoil sports can sometimes be right.