The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was awarded the Olympics with an
that this would lead them to improve their record on
Events in Tibet serve to highlight that the CCP
just does not get it. Some of the purile nonsense that
the CCP uses to justify itself is beyond belief ---
unless you factor in the possibility that CCP can't even comprehend freedom.
So should we boycott the Chinese Olympics?
I say no because:
- You can't communicate your displeasure if you don't have an audience.
Let's face it, for the CCP the Olympics are a great opportunity to
showcase their power and status. For those who love freedom, the
Olympics are a great opportunity to show tell these pumped-up-potentates
that they are just a bunch of thugs.
- The Chinese people also have a stake in the Olympics.
To take it from them would be unfair. Let us not forget, the first order
of business for the CCP is to
limit the freedom of the Chinese People
themselves. The Olympics should be seen as an opportunity to
scorn the CCP for the
Tiananman Square Massacre --- and revive
Chinese aspirations for freedom.
Instead of a boycott
Of course, the IOC expelled Tommie Smith and John Carlos for
their protest at the 1968 Olympic Games (Mexico).
If the IOC has not got the fortitude for a freedom salute, then make them
expell everyone who loves freedom.
- We need a gesture for freedom --- that all participants
can give at the Olympics. Remember the
black power salute
at the Mexico Olympics? How about a freedom salute?
Imagine an award ceremony when medalists salute the crowd and the
crowd salutes back!
Let us not squander the opportunity.
Remember the Berlin Olympics? They were the greatest-ever propaganda
machine for the Nazis --- German athletes taking many medals
with polite applause from the rest of the world (with a handful of courageous exceptions).
The International Olympic Committee
and freedom-loving governments of the world must support
protestation of the CCP thuggery.
The recent arrest
of 18 protesters at the Olympic torch-lighting
ceremony in Greece leaves one wondering.
Greece was conquored and occupied by Nazis --- and
Didn't the Greeks learn anything?
Have the Greeks really given up on freedom and democracy?
Never mind the Greeks, a search of the
"You searched for: Tibet (0 result(s))"
So both the IOC and Greece have yet to demonstrate their "freedom credentials".
With appologies to
G.W. Bush --- you are either for freedom or against freedom.