But a WaPo article captures my feelings perfectly: “In four years, London shouldn’t even try to compete with the spectacle that Beijing bestowed upon our wondering eyes in the Opening Ceremonies. No democracy can or should invest the money and manpower that went into this city-wide fireworks-spewing deification of national pride, athletic aspiration and Communist Party self-congratulation. Public money could never be justified for such an insanely exhilarating night. Only a People’s Republic could squander so lavishly.“
It’s befitting that the government of China threw the grandest Olympics opening party ever. Because both are an affront to freedom.