North Korea comes to Beijing

Well, we all expected the display of military might. It was the floats that got to me. I'm just going to list them: The Slogan of Scientific Outlook on Development float, the Bless the Motherland float, the Hardworking and Pioneering float, the Mao Zedong Thought float,  the Keeping Up With The Times float, the Cross Century float….. It was a parade of abstractions, a parade utterly void of individualism, or individuals, of invention, or creativity, or freedom….I could go on, but I'll stop there.