“My Peasant Dad Watches The Olympics”

In translation: Over the weekend, I went back to the family home. I did not anticipate that the hometown folks would be so enthusiastic about the Olympics. The conversations with my peasant father and uncles inevitably drift to the Olympics …
 
So it would seem that the thinking of the home folks is still stuck in the pre-reform days. Please pardon me for thinking so and I have no prejudice. I am only citing the examples of my relatives — their views are very much dichotomized — things are either good or bad; it is either patriotic or not; one is either a winner or a loser …
 
They speak about Chairman Mao, Premier Zhou, Deng Xiaoping and the list of succeeding leaders, and their views never change. They begin with these views as the foundation, and they extend them to everything else including Liu Xiang, Lang Ping and the American women’s volleyball team.