I won’t bother linking to news stories about the shambles that is the Olympic Torch Relay. I’ll just quote George Orwell. “Even if one didnâ€™t know from concrete examples (the 1936 Olympic Games, for instance) that international sporting contests lead to orgies of hatred, one could deduce it from general principles.” Hat-tip to John Quiggin.
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lulz @ the pointlessness of it all (the torch relay itself, the protests).
The lack of self-awareness from China, its “supporters” and most of the alleged outraged Westerners (what do you think China has been doing in Tibet for the last 50 years? You’re only outraged NOW?) is amusing and disturbing at the same time. Oh well, Sturgeon’s Law explains everything…
@Snarky Platypus: The other day I found a nice background history of the war in Tibet, written from the angle of the CIA’s involvement since the 1950s. Yes, Tibet is currently the fashionable outrage.
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