Proud as a castrated peacock!

I have been watching the Olympic opening ceremonies — I don’t know why — and am disturbed by the transformation of a major American television network into a propaganda arm of the Chinese government. I particularly enjoyed when the Olympics were described as “the most important event in modern Chinese history”. Not the Second World War (which lasted longer in China than anywhere else) or the Chinese Civil War or the Great Leap Forward or the Cultural Revolution or Tienanmen Square, but the fucking Olympics. Maybe “modern China” only starts in 1990.

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