I defy anyone to diss the opening ceremony of the Olympics last night. For all her faults, China did a magnificent job and all who were associated with the event are to be applauded. I loved the majesty, the grace, the soul-stirring music. And all the symbolism was artfully done without having to hammer a point home.
It was also a great lesson in history, and my first thought was how wonderful to have a better understand of these people who are sometimes so hard to understand when it comes to human rights issues. Then I had one of those “slap yourself in the head” moments. It’s not the people. There was no guile in the faces of those dancers or drummers, or all those engaging children. It’s the government.
Wouldn’t it be nice if they took a hint from this great PR campaign they spent millions on?