Fashion genius Ralph Lauren designed the USA's Olympic outfit. And is a sponsor - along with other apparel companies.
It seems like a natural fit: a majority of the USA's imported apparel comes from China.
I think two things are revealed by it: first, how amoral THE fashion industry IS, and second how hypocritical.
Fashion execs (a VERY "LIBERAL" CROWD!) care very little about the oppression in China and other nations they do business in. But this oppression does REAL DAMAGE to REAL PEOPLE. Meanwhile, most of these very same execs think that AGW is an important issue. Even though virtually NO ONE has been or is likely to be harmed by it. And despite the fact that CHINA is the world's biggest polluter.
These folks are quick to trash the USA and Bush - as being gluttonous polluters who are causing AGW by consuming too much of the world's resources and "exhaling" too much CO2, but LOOK THE OTHER WAY with regard to China - 'cause China puts mega-money in their pockets.
They tell us we should use consume less and go organic, but they (the super-rich designers/retailers etc) are over-consumers who support an oppressive and mega-polluting nation.
AND ANOTHER THING: Ralph used red, white & blue for the team outfit, but NO FLAG.
HE PUT A HUGE POLO/RALPH LAUREN LOGO ON IT THOUGH.
Anyhow... China is being praised for the "dazzling" opening ceremony.
Of course It was GREAT: FASCISTS ARE GREAT AT THESE THINGS!
North Korea can do this - but not feed its people.
And Hitler put on the grandest Olympics ever, too.
IOW: the whole dang enterprise is propaganda BS put on by a bunch of HYPOCRITES.
I won't watch one minute of it.
I suggest you skip it, too.