Friday, August 08, 2008

Hour 08:08, August 8, 2008 -- The 2008 Olympics is on

The count down is over, the 2008 Olympics is on. This will be my final blog on the 2008 Olympics which is taking place in the land where I was born but I will not set my feet on as long as the commies are in power. I found two germane comments that fit my mood in this Houston Chronicle article with the title: "For China, Olympics may be transforming moment."

The first one is by Prof. John Hoberman of UT, Austin:
"What the Olympics promote is a form of amoral universalism in which all countries are entitled to take part in the games no matter how barbaric their leaders may be," he said.
But not Winter Olympic gold medalist Joey Cheek whose visa was revoked because he was pleading the Commie China to bring an end to civil war in the Sudanese province of Darfur.

The other comment is given by Sat1212 commenting on the article:
Now that the eye of the world is on China, they will be transformed from a repressive form of government to an ultra repressive form of what if the world is watching, all the better to make the point!!
I have one caveat. When people use the term "China" they generally mean "Communist China" specifically. They should make that clear. The term "China" alone is a broad term that covers all Chinese in the world. I was born and grown-up in China, but that was most definitely not the Commie China that many had mixed-up with.

Some more pictures (downloaded from

Here's a routine picture of a corner of the Tienanmen Square. It's a police state, no big deal.
So's this Olympic opening scene at the Bird Nest:
But no one will know or able to visit and see this Labor Camp just minutes from the Bird Nest:

Not shown in the picture are the torment, persecution, and torture that none of us can even begin to imagine.

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