what totally confuses me is something i said back here, that i cant imagine how you can have a 1-party government that is accountable to NOTHING (not even the international community; i mean, it's just a week until the olympics, and they're still locking their own people up left and right) and still fuck up this hard
think about it, the chinese govt doesnt seem to care too much about the health&welfare of their own people, and yet they didnt think about dropping a few bodies to get this shit done on time? build a dam, fuck a village...all in the game. but build an olympic village...and suddenly there are deadlines and work stoppages? what?
so now we're going to have an olympics where some facilities are sort of slapped together last-minute and of questionable safety...at the same time, youre going to get a cynical display of communist unity and perfection from a bunch of poor scared-shitless chinese people dressed up like drum majorettes and oompa-loompa-ing around, going, "Oh-wee-Oh, we're here at gunpoint"
meanwhile, the air is like breathing fucking coffee grounds...this is the other thing thats just totally nuts about china...youve got them fucking up central planning and fucking up this gilded age economics and environmentalism thing. its like theyve managed to fuck up both ends of the socio-political spectrum and crush their people to death in the middle. i feel so bad