Friday, August 08, 2008

Opening Ceremony Comment #4

The little girl with the piano player is adorable.

Also, I like that the kids are just average kids plucked from Beijing schools.  

While it might not be true in practice, it's a lovely nod to the (supposedly) egalitarian nature of Chinese communist society.  (I've always said that communism is a nice theory; the problem is that it goes hand in hand with totalitarian governments.)

Or, it could be a nod to China's egalitarian past, when anyone could advance, say, to bureaucracy through education.

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