Thursday, August 7, 2008

On the eve of the Great Socialist Olympics

You don't go into a bar,order a drink, swallow it down, then preach to the other drunks in the place the values of abstaining.

So what the hell does President Bush think he's doing planting his keister in Beijing to help celebrate the Great Socialist Olympics of 2008 while uttering words of chastisement to the dictators who have 1/6 of the world's population crushed under their boot? Rank hypocrisy or stupidity, methinks.

The blood of the dead in Burma, North Korea and Vietnam -- bastions of oppression whose governments were built up and remain heavily supported by the communist thugs of China -- cries from the ground.

I remember the newscasts of the horror of the murders in T. Square in 1989 and I wonder how many other innocent Chinese have died out of the view of the media since the cursed hell-child Mao usurped control of that long-suffering nation.

Someday China will be free and Mao's malevolent portrait will be ripped to the ground and stomped on, like other tyrants in history. How long, how long?

I take comfort in knowing that the foolish decision to award an Olympic venue to other bastions of tyranny (Nazi Germany, 1936, and Soviet Russia, 1980) presaged the downfall of those evil governments, however much they tried to exploit the games for their glory.


Arial Ray said...

I won't even watch them anymore.

Eastcoastdweller said...

I have made that vow, too, Arial.

Perhaps if a majority of leaders of democracies, as well as the athletes and commercial sponsors, were to rise up and insist on some basic standards for host nations of Olympic Games, the IOC would be forced to pay attention and the Games would cease to be misused as a platform for tyrannical grandstanding.

But at the current rate, I wouldn't be surprised to see Venezuela, Iran, North Korea or even Sudan chosen as Host in the next round.

We all just go right along with it, decade after decade.

Chase March said...

I love the olympics and the spirit of competition.

We need to remember that the athletes don't really have a choice of where the games are held. They have trained for four to twelve years for it. They deserve to be there - no matter where the games are this year.

So I will watch. I will enjoy what the olympics are all about. And I won't punish the deserving athletes.

Ela said...

I only watched a bit of the opening and it is amazingly creative and beautiful. From the artistic point of view, they showed all they gave to the world, including paper and compass and something else, which my friend told me and I forgot. Amazing opening.
The people prepared the opening fantastically.

Ela said...

ECD, watch the openings, it will melt your heart.. that's how beautiful they made it. It took a lot of work of many wonderful people.

Eastcoastdweller said...

Ela and Chase, I have the greatest respect for both of you, and friends can agree to disagree.

In a few years, the IOC will have the chance to choose a new location for the 2012 Olympics, and with more than 200 countries in the world, I hope that this time they will have the sense not to choose one that is enslaved by dictators who also prop up the government of virtually every hellhole remaining on earth, from North Korea to Myanmar.

And at that time, I will gladly and happily watch the opening ceremony and everything else.

This venue reeks of blood and tears.

Ela said...

of course,we agree to disagree.
I was only pointing to the artistic vision of what they have presented. It was hopeful.

Good day

Chase March said...


Not watching won't make any impact whatsoever.

It's kind of like the highway through the valley here in Hamilton. I didn't drive on it for a year in silent protest. Why? I don't really know. It made no difference at all. The road still destroyed a beautiful valley. I still objected to it. But it is there.

I know this has bigger implications than a simple road but I think the parallel is worth mentioning. Plus, it's the only example I can think of right now.

It's not often that we ever have to agree to disagree. I have the greatest respect for you. But in this case, I guess we're on opposite sides of the fence.