For those of you who don’t know – I am an avid human rights guy. And this BS in Tibet is pissing me off. Chinese claims to Tibet are non-existent. Tibet was an independent region for centuries. Mao’s seizure of this proud nation and the subsequent planned infiltration of the region by Han Chinese is reprehensible.
Now we have the protests.
China’s repression of Tibetans is yet another reminder of the fact that the Chinese government is a brutal bunch of thugs. Why the hell GW would even show up at the Olympic ceremonies is beyond me. W has championed human rights and has made good on the rhetoric for the most part. But it is unconscionable for the President to do anything that would act as an endorsement of this disgusting regime.
The IOC was wrong to award the Olympics to Beijing in the first place. Why reward despots? I personally feel that a boycott of the Olympics by the US is warranted; however, I know that won’t happen. We continue to kowtow to China under the auspice of “engagement.” When will we recognize this dictatorship for what it really is, and stand with the oppressed masses against this abomination?