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Friday, August 08, 2008

Bread and games

Books | The Guardian

"'What has this event given to China?' It was supposed to bring China into the west. But all it has achieved is the demolition of great swathes of traditional Chinese life. All that's left now is the Communist party and possibly 80 national leaders attending the opening ceremony and a few sportsmen fighting over gold medals.'" (Ma Jian)

Definition of the Olympics: A quasi-religious festival of humbug and hypocrisy to distract the masses from tyranny, while plying them with worthless consumer tat.


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