Happy Birthday to We: Communist China's 60th Birthday Party

Is it just me or is there a chilling resemblance in all those pictures to the old Soviet May Day parades with all the military hardware, or the Nazi rallies in Nuremburg with the thousands of choreographed participants?

Thanks for the link, Gerard.

Posted by DC at September 18, 2009 4:38 PM

No, it isn't just you, DC. That's a May Day parade for sure. Such things automatically make me think of The Wizard of Oz: ignore that man behind the curtain! Or ignore the millions of people living in squalor within these borders! Or ignore the wretched sitting in prison cells because their speech and thinking needs to be corrected. You get the picture. Big shiny tanks and gigantic missiles on the backs of flatbeds and row upon row of marching men in spotless uniforms have a way of soaking up all the attention.

Posted by Kerry at September 18, 2009 5:54 PM

Just a technicality. Those aren't tanks, but appear to be surface-to-air missile launchers of some type. But yes, the parallels to the USSR and the Third Reich still apply.

Posted by waltj at September 19, 2009 6:18 AM

Keep buying that Chicom crap folks. Let's help them try to make theirs the most powerful military. That should bode well for world peace.

Posted by JD at September 19, 2009 9:48 AM