Aug 11, 2008

I'm Not Watching These Olympic Games


(Photo: Jeff Widener, Associated Press)



From the Rosett Report in 2001:
“…Trying to imagine the Olympic torch lit in Beijing, I keep remembering another torch, put there not at the behest of the communist regime, but by the protesters who nearly 12 years ago rose up by the millions to defy China’s tyranny. It was the torch held in both hands by the Chinese Goddess of Democracy — patterned after our Statue of Liberty — that for almost a week stood in Tiananmen Square, until it was destroyed by government troops on June 4, 1989.

When that symbolic flame of freedom can be safely lit again in China, it will be fitting to award Beijing the Olympic Games. Until then, the Olympics can better keep faith with human dignity — especially that of the Chinese people — by going somewhere else.”

2 comments:

USpace said...

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I saw the Opening Ceremony at a friend's but will do my best to abstain from watching. Great piece, thinking about China being given the Olympics really is maddening. At least more people will be talking sooner rather than later about how there are really two very different Chinas in one.
Maybe in the future it will be in Saudi Arabia or Venezuela.
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God of the Universe says
host large sporting events

communists must always seek
planetary approval

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absurd thought -
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corrupt governments

denying outside help
with tragic avalanche

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absurd thought -
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capitalism's faults

but prefers communism
with its many miseries

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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
never admit mistakes

cling to false ideologies
brainwash your countrymen

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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
cause food shortages

implement price controls
destroy all family farms

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