The legomenon blog

August 3, 2008

It’s not too late for a boycott

Filed under: Politics — legomenon @ 10:03 pm

This upcoming friday, the 2008 Summer Olympics will be officially opened. This will be a huge propaganda victory for the chinese government. Not for the legal democratically elected chinese government in Taiwan of course, but for the bandits in Beijing who control mainland China, Tibet, and parts of Ladakh.

Proponents of the Beijing Olympics assured the world seven years ago that the human rights situation was improving in China, and that everything would be all right by 2008. Awarding the games to the communist regime was even supposed to “help” this to happen. This was an irresponsible lie even back in 2001, propagated by people who should have known better. Of course the communists will always continue to disrespect human rights, simply because at the very moment that they are removed from power via a democratic election, they will be held responsible for their past actions. And when you know you are a bandit, this is the last thing you want to happen.

But the rest of the world can still make a difference. Athletes: don’t go to Beijing. Make a stand, even if it’s the only time you ever make a political stand in your entire life. People everywhere: make a note of the companies that are official sponsors, and stop buying their products. Sell any shares that you own in these companies. You can always buy them back later at a lower price 🙂

And don’t forget to tell everyone why you are doing this.

And a personal note to Mr. Dalai Lama the 14th: I very much appreciate and agree with your total commitment to a non-violence policy. But you are doing a disservice to your people by not demanding full sovereignty for your country. And please do whatever you can to stop all this superstitious reincarnation bullshit. This is truly opium for the people, and an obstacle for anyone interested in spiritual liberation.

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