I might really tick some people off here, but I am about to be sick. I haven’t really thought much about the Olympics. Or to the fact that they are in China, until tonight… I’ve had other things to be more concerned about (like how I’m going to deal with the nasty lady at the only ortho office in the metro that will take LB’s insurance for his ortho work over the next 10 years due to his cleft palate).
So tonight we turned on the T.V. for a few minutes thinking that we’d find something ridiculous (like Red Green) to watch while we sipped a glass of wine. Instead we found the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. Honestly, I’m not a big summer Olympic fan even during normal circumstances. We will usually watch some of the winter games, usually some of the ice skating, and skiing, but I wouldn’t even say I’m a fan of them either. If we happen to catch some of them great, if not I’m not gonna cry. My world doesn’t stop. We haven’t studied or even talked much about the games. If I remember, we might watch some of them this week, but it definately won’t be a priority on our school schedule. The children are definately much more excited about going to Paradise Park tomorrow and Worlds of Fun Thursday than the Olympics.
Okay, so back to the opening ceremonies. The commentators are discussing how wonderful this year’s Olympics are. How happy the participants look (could have fooled me, yes, some of them were, but many had sour faces). They talked about how prosperous China is becoming (I couldn’t help but think about how much of their success is at America’s expense–remember all those Polly Pockets that had to be recalled because of lead based paint?) And how wonderful it "feels" to be a part of something so great!
There is no mention of China not keeping even ONE of their promises that they made in order to secure the Olympics. And yet, the olympics continue. No, it’s not fair to those atheletes that trained, but something could have been done before 2 weeks before the games, couldn’t have it?
The atheletes are going to be competing with smog infested air quality. I understand that the US biking team came off the plane wearing masks, then ended up apologizing for offending the Chinese government, and taking the masks off. What happened to the communist country apologizing for not keeping their promises and subjecting these first class atheletes to terrible air quality.
The commentators continue to goo-goo and ga-ga about how wonderful it is that China is hosting the olympics. Let me set the record straight.
It is not wonderful that the entire world is normalizing communism.
Then there is the theme for this year’s games.
One World One Dream.
Makes me want to break out and sing…
"I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony"….
"We are the world, we are the children…"
gag me with a spoon.
Would this dream be the one child per family policy? Or the dream of communism?
Would you believe that Shane just came out clearing his voice and saying that he just couldn’t hold it in any longer. He belted out the first line of "I’d like to teach the world to sing" and said he really wanted to share a Coke with his communist neighbor. Then he said maybe a Budweiser would be more appropriate… but then that won’t work either now since a Belguim company will own Anheuser-Busch before long.
Oh where oh where has the U-S-A gone, Oh where oh where can it be?
If this country elects Obama, we could live out the One World, One Dream motto in 4 years or less…
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