OK, I find myself watching the Olympics, though I hadn’t really planned to. It gets absorbing. On the opening ceremony, of course it was spectacular. It was also a model of totalitarian, collectivist art. Notice how individuals were subsumed into vast patterns of mass identity.
And are those Chinese women gymnasts really 16, as the rules require? Some of them look more like 11 or younger. Contrast them with the teenagers on the American team. Little girls can do things with their bodies that post-pubescent teenagers cannot or can do with only extreme difficulty. Lots of questions are being asked about this, but I suspect no one will formally accuse the Chinese of cheating.Any other thoughts, observations, or dramas that you picked up on?