Thursday, August 7, 2008

Torn

With the Olympics officially opening tomorrow I feel quite torn. Will I let myself get swept away by the 'Olympic spirit' or will I take some kind of symbolic stand against China's human rights record?
I am sure that the opening ceremony will be an amazing display of human discipline and creativity. On the other hand what about the display of control that is being demonstrated through the displacement of people in Beijing in preparation for the games and the removal of petitioners who wanted to voice their grievances. Not to mention many other human rights issues that are of concern past and present.

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