Some disturbing photographs have peeled the eyes off of Internet readers over the last few days as the Asian “slit-eye” gesture has made the news. The first image to hit the eye was this one of the Spanish basketball team in Beijing mocking the “slit-eyes” of their host nation:
The Internets are flying with rumors American President George W. Bush was behaving strangely at the 2008 Beijing Olympics — some believe he appeared drunk in public, and one online magazine has wondered aloud in the past if Bush is a “Dry Drunk” — and so if an image speaks a thousand words, I’m curious what the following captures in time reveal to you.
In April, I wrote — Extinguishing the 2008 Olympic Beijing Flame — and I wondered then about the passion and the fruitfulness of the Olympics in Red China.
After watching the opening ceremonies on Friday night, I cannot think of a more effective spectacle explaining how True Art meets politics to conflate the nobleness of the human body into one giant, shared, sigh of relief.
The Olympic flame is trying to fire its way to Beijing, China for the 2008 games. It seems, however, there are some people who wish to douse the symbolic fire to protest the lack of human rights in China.