If we can all catch our breath and clear our ears of the obvious ass kissing of Bob Costas, I would like to take a moment and comment on the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic games. Sure, it was amazing, looked great, used technology we have not seen on that scale before. But wow, you would have thought the Chinese were direct descendants from God the way the announcers talked. How the ideas of unity and harmony with nature are so important to the people there….hmmm, are they not the most polluting nation on the planet? I think so. Didn’t they destroy numerous irreplaceable archaeological sites, uproot thousands of people, and flood valley after valley when they built the Three-Gorges Damn? Are they not one of the largest targets for human rights abuses in the world?
Anyway, just makes me laugh how the announcers on NBC last night were tripping over themselves to say how great and amazing China is. Now don’t get me wrong, they have an amazing culture and history.
Give me a break. I wonder how many times the Chinese Army attempted to hack in the Pentagon’s main frame systems during the opening ceremony?