The Olympic games are now done.
We, in the West, can sit comfortably pleased that this bastion of commercialism and democracy, the Olympics, was brought to China. However, the fact remains the Communist Party of China won the greatest medal over these two weeks.
These games had nothing whatsoever to do with bringing China into the new century or the global family. Anyone who thinks China’s push to claim the 2008 Games was a strategic gambit to enter the international family of nations is living in la-la land. These Olympics were all about inward-looking, not outward-looking strategies. China could care less what the West thought of the awe and spectacle. These games were all about wowing their own citizens. Nothing more.
The Communist Party of China succeed in pulling off a spectacular set of Games and have rekindled Chinese pride and proven to their populace just how important and needed the Party is to the nation.
And so, as the sun sets on these Games, the Party’s position and power is rekindled, enlivened and invigorated. The farce of One World One Dream must be viewed from the perspective of the Communist Party and indeed, their view of One World (a Chinese ruled one) One Dream (a communist state) has been strengthened.
Tomorrow, and in weeks and months to come, the Party will resume its pogroms to oppress Tibetan and other Chinese minorities, Chinese Christians and other faiths, the Falun Gong, free speech, free press (the list goes on and on)….
… and we all remain guilty accomplices for letting it happen.