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.