Working my way through the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Games and as I watch I'm feeling... well... threatened. That's 15,000 people working in perfect, precise harmony. They've spent 300 million dollars for this spectacle. That's an LED screen the size of a football field. If their intention was to send a shiver through our collective spines, they've succeeded.
Start teaching your kids Mandarin because our offspring will be working for the Chinese in twenty years. We already owe them more money than anybody else. Mark my words - this ceremony will be looked back upon by future generations as the starting gun and the rest of the world - not just the business community, but the general population - is now looking to the East with a sense of shock and awe.
America, you're twentieth century, baby. Tomorrow belongs to China.
Notes From The Last Day Before School - "Libraries are the greatest buildings on earth...I want to learn about Plato." "I have some good Play-doh recipes." "Plato. The philosopher."...
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