Thursday, December 17, 2009

Dancing the revolution away

By Pepe Escobar
Asia Times

"The ballet Red Detachment of Women, popular with Mao Zedong during the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s, is now playing again in Beijing, complete with capitalist roaders, psychedelic cartoon sets and girls with guns......

Sooner rather than later, the NBC may even contemplate an updated version of Red Detachment of Women; instead of guns, girls in Pradas, Guccis and Jimmy Choos, sipping champagne and juxtaposed against steel and glass sets, enthusiastically driving their Lamborghinis and dancing many revolutions away, unifying heaven and earth towards ever-more auspicious wealth. "

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