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I'm an evangelical Christian, member of the CPC, but presently & unjustly exiled to wander the political wilderness.
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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Protesting the Olympic Torch Run

You know all my railings against "professional protesters"? Well, this post ought to surprise some folks... I actually hope they're successful in these efforts, protesting against China's human rights record by exposing the hypocrisy of the IOC and the Games being held in China.

I was even wishing that they'd been successful in blowing out the torch in Paris. They always keep the flame going in a second secure location, so they'd be able to relight the torch, but it would be a well deserved embarrasment for the IOC.

Now, if the "professional protesters" would spend more of their time on worthy causes like this, they might actually earn my respect... rather than the scorn I typically have for them.

Anyway, looks like the EU is going to pass a motion urging member states to protest China's crackdown in Tibet by not attending the Opening Ceremonies in Beijing. Also, it seems that Bush is considering skipping as well, in part perhaps due to Democratic pressure. Steve Janke threw in his two cents on what Canada should do yesterday, by suggesting that instead of an official boycott, or having Mr. Harper attend the Opening, a lower level official, MP Jason Kenney, should go instead.

But right now... rock on you guys, rock on.

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  • At Wed Apr 09, 07:26:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    There seemed to be lots of communists waving the Chinese flag in San Francisco. They might win a congressional seat this November.

    Where was the torch? There were Chinese Smurf thugs guarding the torch and surrounded by Rice-a-Roni riot cops, motor-cops, and the Bay honour guards. It's easier to find Waldo in a picture book than it was to find the torch on television.

  • At Wed Apr 09, 11:19:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    for anyone who wants to know what really happened when Dalai Lama was in charge in Tibet, please read this reference backed link:

  • At Wed Apr 09, 11:36:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger jay said…

    I think most of this posturing is related to zenophobia and economic fear. Sure there is some good intention, but this has been going on for 50+ years. Dont tell me they just noticed.

  • At Wed Apr 09, 11:59:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "they might actually earn my respect... rather than the scorn I typically have for them."

    This is the same as saying your terror is my pleasure.

    Is that what Jesus will say?

  • At Thu Apr 10, 12:24:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thanks for this article. This is very enlightening.

  • At Thu Apr 10, 12:25:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    As a Chinese Christian living in US, I am really disappointed of your comments. What do you know about China and Tibet? Don't just listen to all the lies that the western media is spreading. Tibet has been a part of China for hundreds of years. And most of Tibetans are living happily and peacefully there!!

    BTW, open your eyes to see what those 'professional protesters' have done in Paris: they attached the lady Torch runner who sit on a wheelchair!! Is this for the benefits of the Tibetans or for their own dirty purposes?

    I am sorry that I am agitated and saying some harsh words here. But I cannot believe a Christian wrote such a biased comment. Is this what Jesus taught you to do in the Bible?


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