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Damn, wasn’t the Olympic opening ceremony pretty effing awesome? I mean, no one else can throw a couple thousand performers out there and do it as well as the Chinese.
I asked Mr. A what he thought as we were watching:
Me: “So, you are impressed?”
Me: “What are you thinking?”
Mr. A: “I should have worked harder at learning Chinese.”
Me: “Does it make you feel proud of your people?”
Mr. A: “Yes, but also a little scared.”
Mr. A: “Yeah, see how those guys are walking all over that big lit-up globe? It is like they are saying ‘We are coming to take over the world with our massive numbers and ostentatious display of new found wealth!’”
Me: “Yup, I can see how one might interpret it that way…but look! There are the happy faces of all the children of the world flashing on the screens. They are smiling because they are happy to be conquered by the wealthy Chinese masses! If they manage the world has well as they have managed the opening ceremony, we will all be happier once China rules the world! Just give into your Chinese-ruled destiny, my friend.”
Mr. A: “Man, the Chinese are good at propaganda.”