\as a chinese kid, ive been to china many times, and see what its really like. yeah they have amazing architectural structures and can put on some mindblowing shows, but its really all the doing of the government. my motherland spent 50 BILLION dollars on the olympics, which is a ridiculous amount. the US would never do that, and thats why they can put on such a better show. the birds nest and water bubble stadiums are government owned, and paid for by the government, so they can spend as much money as they want. in the us, all stadiums are privately owned, and the government wouldve hired a private contractor to build a stadium. the us's way is a ton better, because it provides better living conditions for the workers. the govt gives the company money, the people in the company get richer, people buy that company's stocks, and in turn they also get richer. in china, they just get a stadium. theyre really not technologically advanced. some examples are that they just sent their first man into space a few years ago, less than 1% of people there own a credit card nevermind use them, and many people still dont have cell phones. you go to shanghai and from far away, its the most amazing city in the world, but when you get close, you see that between those gorgeous buildings are run down shacks with dirty clothes lines and people in wifebeaters and boxers selling fish in buckets, along with fruit with bugs flying around them. furthermore, the us is always on the front lines of technological breakthroughs. its the us that discovers and invents things, china just produces them. china is still just playing catchup.
i know my writing is all over the place, cause i just write down whatever pops into my head, no need for organization
that aside, it definitely was indeed the best opening ceremony ever. everything was amazing about it, from the drummers, to the boxes and the waves. the sickest part i thought was the circle of tai chi masters. there were 2008 of them standing in a perfect circle, knowing where to go only by judging the people next to them. the boat and ship thing was sick too, and same with the torch lighting. dont get me wrong i love china, but i dont like it when people say theyre better than the us
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