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On the ground i imagine loads of chinese people going around with their smartfone at hand for selfies that will show tomorrow that they have been in the promised land of a neokapitalist paradise in the artificial heart of the city center with its material goods and gods of luxurious brands from all over the world.
Tonight this part of the chinese dream will even be more convincing with all the lights that will bring in the colours and moving picture fantasies on giant screens that are spread all over…to lure the public into the impression that this is the place to be……Allmost day and night cleaners by the hundreds,sometimes well dressed in specially designed costumes are washing away the dust that keeps on coming down from the sky…….painting the concrete universe even more grey all the time….
And yet……surprise surprise……allmost everywhere i see and feel a people that is genuinally joyfull and relaxed..
On the free saturday i took the metro untill the terminal to reach for the outskirts of this jungle and was happy to discover that the people are continuing their lives in their good old kashba like working class neighbourhoods.In an ongoing chaos of foodshops,drugstores,traditional healing clinics,welding workshops and what more…..litlle kids playing around,elderly people playing
majing games,boys and girls enjoying each others company in the general mood of spring…that just accomplished gods most delightfull trick on the planet…even here,amidst all those pollution loaded dust damping grey world of running cars all over the place.
Vive la vie,where ever