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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Darfur and the Olympics

Steven Spielberg withdrew as artistic adviser to the Beijing Olympics due to pressure from Da_fur campaigners such as Mia Farrow. I do not know all the facts in Da_fur and I do not know the exact causal relationship between the Chinese government's policy and the g___cide in S_dan. But what I do know is that if Ms. Farrow and company succeed in branding the Beijing Olympics as the G___cide Olympics, one billion hearts would be ripped into pieces.

When I was in Beijing, I chuckled when I saw all the Olympics count down clocks and neighborhood dance troupes composed of middle aged women celebrating the second anniversary of Beijing being awarded the Olympics. Their devotion to the Olympics seemed so naive. But, I also know the majority of Chinese lead very hard lives and this is one event they have been very much looking forward to -- to show case their hospitality, the Chinese culture and their achievements. And now this. My heart goes out to the Chinese people.


bobby fletcher said...

That Mia Farrow is out of her mind.

After so many years of inaction and indifference by the West, we suddenly want to blame Darfur on China? There are many countries to blame, starting with US support of the SPLA and John Garang 10 years ago:

At any rate the original Darfur mess has since been replaced with inter-tribal conflict and herdsmen fighting for territory. Neither Khartoum nor Beijing has much influence over that.

China is simply a scapegoat.

Pei said...

congrats on your first web stalker!

Cat said...

Thanks Pei. It is indeed an occasion to celebrate.