Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Beijing 2008: An Opening Olympic Ceremony That Was Unreal
The opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games from Beijing, China was acclaimed worldwide. In fact, nearly 14% of the world's population (3 billion people) watched an Olympic Ceremony from China that was in the words of international critics breathtaking, flawless, and delvered with perfect execution.
The world saw a flawless little Chinese girl that had the voice of an angel. Also, there was that incredible fireworks display that proceeded through the night sky from Tiananmen Square to the Bird's Nest stadium. Indeed the performances in the Opening Ceremonies were unreal.
Now, we have found out how unreal it really was. Consider that the 9 year old little Chinese girl in the red dress we saw by the name of Lin Miaoke singing "Hymn to the Motherland", lip-synched the entire song. The song was actually vocalized by another little girl by the name of Yang Peiyi but she did not appear because she did not present the proper image for China. Her problem was a lack of a "flawless" appearence due in part to her buck teeth. A member of the Chinese Politburo made the final decision to feature the "flawless" little singer that lip-synced the song instead of the real one.
How about that wonderful fireworks display? It was also unreal. Chinese officials have now admitted that the pictures of those giant firework footprints which marched across Beijing towards the stadium on Friday night were prerecorded, digitally enhanced and inserted into footage beamed for the entire world to see. So, the entire world was really just watching Chinese computer animation of a fireworks display.
The dubious slogan of environmentally friendly games which are being held in the word's most polluted air. Propaganda about basic human rights from a country that holds one of the the world's most dismal human rights records. A "Flawless" little Chinese girl in a red dress that appears to sing but lip-sync's instead . A breathtaking fireworks display that is really just deceptive computer animation. Welcome to the 2008 Olympic Games from Beijing, China. It should be amazing. It will also be unreal.