I have nothing to add, I’d just like to direct your attention to this piece of Obama/Olympics slashfiction:
The Opening Ceremonies would present the athletes of each country not in alphabetical order, but in order for moral superiority, with the “victim” countries first, and the “oppressor” countries coming last (riding in the back of the bus, as Obama might say). Therefore countries like Rwanda and South Africa would go first, and North Korea would bring up the rear. The United States will be in the middle of the pack, edging toward the rear. I admit it is confusing since Obama has spent the last three years apologizing to the world for America’s sinful, imperial past, in which we’ve imposed our will arrogantly on other countries, so we should be dead last, right? True, but that is mitigated by the fact that we used to be the recipient of colonial oppression from Great Britain, so that elevates our victim status slightly.
A good — one might even say modest — proposal.