Ancient Chinese Secret?

Tonight, 08/08/08, at precisely 8:08 PM may have been the beginning of the something great for China. After centuries in the dark ages of human rights, China is hoping that reliance on an ancient belief that the number 8 signifies prosperity will help them emerge into the light as a formidable world leader. (Good luck with that theory.) But with current buzz that their record on human rights is actually worsening, will the old tradition prove to be valid? It’s superstition versus volition. Numerology alone will not likely be enough to lift them out of the human rights doldrums. It’s going to take the conscious and consistent choice to do what’s right over time (say, 8 years?) with much effort.

So will the numbers game work for them during the 29th Olympiad? In an ironic turn of events: Will China medal in only 8 events? Or will the competing Chinese athletes all place 8th? Or will they dominate 8 or even 88 events? Well, at the Olympics’ end in 16 days (Ooo, that’s double their number-that can’t be good), the secret will be revealed; the truth will be in the numbers. As to whether China will forge their way into recognition as the 8th industrial nation of the world or even be asked to join the G8 summit is a question that needs more time. At any rate, the hope is that these Olympic Games will signify their reversal of fortune. 

Good Luck China!

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2 responses to “Ancient Chinese Secret?

  1. The Christian Ranter

    Those who believe that this is some kind of coming out party are fools.

    For every beautiful gown worn by those in the pageant, there are thousands of Chinese girls who are neglected and unwanted.

    For every LED light in their massive display, there’s thousands of factory workers who slave away at ungodly hours to just make ends meet.

    For every mortar that explodes over their stadium, there’s thousands of bullets just waiting to be delivered to those who would oppose their oppressive government.

    If I was the head of ABC or CBS, I’d be doing round the clock coverage of these human rights issues for the purpose of countering NBC’s pro communism programming. The unfortunate part is that ABC and CBS are of the same philosophy as NBC.

  2. I don’t know much about all this “eight-itus” infatuation.

    But there’s truly a spectacle going on right now in Beijing, People’s Republic of China.

    No disputing that.

    I keep sensing something historic and moving will happen at this Olympiad.

    Maybe tonight or tomorrow?

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