The symbolism of the Olympic opening ceremony in Beijing was unmistakable - "We're going to blow you away because we're going to work together as a unit. Watch out rugged individualists."
No, I'm not a Commie. Give me a break. BUT. I was left asking myself, "Could we pull something that spectacular off in the United States?" Maybe we could. Maybe I am just not enough of a showman to understand how that stuff works. But maybe we all need to sit up and pay some attention to what's happening in China. It is not business as usual over there and the opening ceremonies underscored that for me. They were sending a message, and the message wasn't "Welcome Friends." The message was, "World, here we come." Yowza.