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The Best thing about the opening ceremonies

The opening ceremonies were amazing. I don’t usually go in for that kind of thing, but they did it right. Everyone is talking about how much money they spent on it, around $300 million. Think of it this way, if that had been done in the US or in Europe, it would have cost a billion dollars, easy. The dollar still goes a ways in China…

The general thematic organization of the even was China through the ages. I was happy and sad that there wasn’t a single reference to Mao or the “Cultural Revolution.” I was happy because it looks like they may have started to put that terrible part of their history behind them. It is sad though to not even recognize the amount of suffering at the lives lost due to the misguided principles of Mao. The Chinese have broken away from him, and things will continue to get better and better…

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