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‘Wonderful’ Chinese Olympics

Well, the Olympics just gets better, aside from the cheating China has reneged on it’s word that the Olympics would bring change and freedom… Clearly the Chinese Communist Regime has an interesting interpretation of ‘freedom’.

In a sign that should reassure all those that fell for China and said they were going to be different, Chinese Police in Beijing have sentenced two women in the 70’s to a reeducation camp.

These women’s crime?

They had requested permission to protest at the designated protest areas because they claimed they had not been given fair compensation for their properties that were taken from them by the Regime to build flash venues for the Olympics.

They hadn’t actually got to protest, they merely asked for permission.

I hope everyone is enjoying the Olympics, I guess those in the west who have been apologists for the Communist Regime are safe in the knowledge that their grandmothers won’t be packed of to reeducation camp because they object to having their properties taken from them for a pittance.

For me the whole farce is tainted by the complete lack of respect for Chinese Citizens rights, even very basic rights that we in the ‘west’ wouldn’t think twice about. All the new buildings and facilities have been build on the backs and blood of Chinese citizens. If people think that is what the Olympics is about and if people in democracies can ignore the flagrant abuse of people human rights all in the name of a sporting event, then we’re all screwed

To get the full story (it gets better, one of them is blind and they both need walking sticks) go here.

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Miss Universe doing her 'bunny impersonation'

Communist-led Vietnam spent nearly $20 million on the event, including $7 million on a new resort and convention centre to host the pageant, in a bid to promote tourism to the Southeast Asian nation.

It’s a strange world when a supposedly communist country spends $20 million on a Miss Universe Pageant. It’s not like Vietnam is a rich country I would imagine that there are a heap of far more important things to spend that money on – mind you, it’s no different from all the dosh China is spending on the Olympics when a large proportion of the population doesn’t even have proper running water and electricity!

Olympic Torch Farce

It’s not at all surprising the communist Chinese dictatorship has picked up on something the Nazi’s dreamt up – the Olympic Torch Ceremony.

“Hey Comrades, if we parade the torch through key countries with a happy smiling rent-a-crowd cheering “go China”, everyone in the world will just know we have become a country that has ‘made it’ and they’ll respect us, and that will give our corrupt dictatorship a tonne of street cred”… duh.

Unfortunately the Chinese ‘Government’ has the finesse and sophistication of an old jandal when it comes to Public Relations. I can only assume that they are so self deluded that they genuinely believe that the rest of the planet will accept the rubbish that they feed the local brain-washed population. Any sane organisation would have got an interational PR agency or someone like Tony Blair in to assist. When you look at it I really do think you could almost put enough spin on it to make the whole thing look positive and have certain parts of the media fawning all over the Chinese ‘Leaders’. Torch run

You really have to suspend belief when completely out of the blue Chinese citizens gather in their thousands outside French supermarkets in China to protest… what no tanks??? oh wait, it’s not about the Chinese ‘government’ it’s those nasty westerners – and if it allows the oppressed citizens to let off a bit of steam then maybe that’s a good thing. I’d like to see the same people try and protest against their ‘government’, the miss-treatment of Chinese farmers, or in support of religious freedom. I somehow don’t see the same level of accommodation. 

If the Communists achieved one thing, it was to put foreign governments in an uncomfortable position, being seen to condone the events in Tibet by putting on a massive and expensive Police guard to protect a stupid flame.

I would imagine some people in democracies must be wondering exactly why so many Chinese have been coming out in support of a regime that in 1989 was quite comfortable about machine gunning it’s own citizens, and no doubt wouldn’t hesitate to do it again.

This was neatly summed up in this article today http://www.stuff.co.nz/4497123a10.html when you have a couple of generations who have been systematically brainwashed, what on earth do you expect. 

I have always thought the Olympics was a crock, and this years will be no exception. 

If the unelected dictatorship that run’s China really thought that throwing up a few flash buildings and holding a sporting event, would give them legitimacy both abroad and at home, they are going to be pretty disappointed at the end of it. Once the party’s over and the buildings are crumbling Chinese citizens will re focus their attentions on the many problems internally.

And Tibet, well just like Taiwan, give people the vote and they will make their own decisions. If you look around the world their are plenty of examples of previously ‘inseparable’ parts of a ‘nation’ going their own way, especially once they feel economically comfortable, look at Scotland.