I absolutely love the Olympics. I’ve watched them from as far back as I can remember. Upon hearing that Beijing, China had won the right to host the 2008 Summer Olympics, I felt some reservations. After all, China’s human rights’ history is not a glorious one. I have since changed my mind after watching the opening ceremonies and the first week of competition. China wanted to be more open to the world and reveal a bit of itself (or at least show us what they want us to see). I think they have gotten more than they bargained for and hopefully this openness will show the world the emptyness of Marxism/Communism.
The opening ceremonies was a beautiful pageant of athletes, history and performances. I think something that stood out for everyone was the performance by the 2008 drummers that was completely together as one unit. A tip of the hat to sameness/equalness. During practices, the drummers were stone faced, but were told before the public performance to smile. I guess so we would all believe that they are truly happy in China.
Another part of the show was a group of children dressed in the garb of the different ethnic groups found in China. Of course, these children were not from those actual groups. Many of them are not welcome in the public areas of China. We don’t want to see any toothless, starving children on television you know. Which takes me too…
The controversial singing performance of the Chinese National Anthem by a seven year old girl who was very cute in her pigtails. It came to light several days later that this little girl lip-synched the song because the actual performer of the song was too ugly to represent China. Reminds me of the days when even cute little girls were not welcome in China. They were left to die. The ugly and imperfect are not welcome in a Communist society.
Then there is the controversy over the Chinese gymnasts that reveals that China is willing to cheat to get atop the medal boards. If any of those girls are 16, they are the youngest looking 16 year olds I have ever seen. The proof they used were passports issued by China – I’m sure they are reliable. And a commentator had made a comment about the Chinese women synchronized divers really being men and it was a joke. Although I did notice that one of the divers did appear to have something that looked like a small “package”.
And China is making sure to stop any protesting and we have heard about very little of it. Even one of our Americans was not allowed into China because he wanted to shine light on some of China’s controversial happenings, i.e. TIBET! And the Chinese have shown us that they can control the weather to get rid of some of the pollution that should make America look like a pristine glacial mountain top. How in the world do these people live past 30? I would think their lungs would be black. Did I mention that the Chinese showed us they can control the weather? Oh wait, there I go with my conspiracy stuff…
But the great thing is that once again America is dominating. Our athletes have made me very proud. Our tennis player, Blake, took his loss in step although there was clearly a bad call made against him that could have been quickly cleared up had his opponent, Rodriguez, had any integrity and admitted to the judge that the tennis ball had hit his raquet before going out of bounds. None of our athletes have ripped off their bronze medals and hurled them to the ground. And what can I say about Michael Phelps? I hope and pray that he is completely clean unlike Marion Jones. He makes us all proud with his rise to excellence and humility. He is everything that is great about freedom and America and that flys in the face of Communism and the Progressives that want us all on the same equal poor footing. And it’s great to see the men’s basketbell team playing as a team rather than a bunch of spoiled superstars who humiliated us at the last Olympics. Imagine having to be called the “Redeem Team”?
So great job America! Thankfully the next summer Olympics is in London. Hopefully the Olympic committee doesn’t continue down this same vein as they did with China or we might end up with Summer Olympics 2020 in Darfur.