Thursday, July 31, 2008

Is THIS Why We Have The Olympic Games?

Hope you're feeling a bit politically aware, I'm on a rant.

This is what Sen. Sam Brownback (D-KS) of the State Judiciary Committe discussed today:

                                      

Beijing announced months ago they planned to have "open internet" facilities at all hotels to better accomodate the world's representatives coming to China.  No one seemed to have misgivings about it and indeed, it sounded like progressive movement of China toward an historic re-emmergence into the world as a major commercial power.  In other words, no military regime.  How could we be so beguiled? so naive?  How could we forget the Chinese are socialists?

                          

According to Senator Brownback, they now admit these internet options are to SPY ON AMERICANS USING THE NET in order to TRACK, ARREST and IMPRISON DISSEDENTS.  Unknowingly, people will be helping a regime with an atrocious human rights record to locate those Chinese citizen's working for honest changes in their government.  The abolishment of communism.  We'll be used by China to further more of what history shows is their reputation for torture, murder, silencing the voices of freedom and human rights.  Their record is criminal.

All you need to remember is the Dalai Lama barely escaping to India while the Chinese invaded Tibet and murdered thousands of peaceful Buddhist monks, burying them alive in the bombed-out temples of the mountains. 

I support the Olympics (or any action that brings peoples of differing agendas together in peace, for peace).  I wouldn't cry "boycott" here, but let's at least be AWARE.  Let's not beused. 

                         

11 comments:

attitudeslc said...

My God.  When will it stop!  I've been away for a while but I am catching up.  You may want to check out the world peace treaty I found.  I have it posted.

Hugs Rosemary

valphish said...

Wow, yes, be aware!!  Thanks for the post, Cathy!  Hugs, your Maire xox
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sybilsybil45 said...

This is al so so true...watch out all western people using or interacting with the internet whilst the Games are on....Be careful very careful what you say and do..we do not want any harm to come ot perhaps new made friends.  Love Sybil xx
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jeanno43 said...

I am against the Olympics because of the harsh laws that they impose on their own peope, their treatment of the Tibetans but also because of the disgusting pollution levels which will endanger competitors.

treesrgreen7865 said...

This is very interesting Luddie, I believe China has always been first and foremost interested in their own persuits and they will accomplish this in any way they can.  This indeed is a horrific thing that during the olympics you must be so aware of what one posts in their every day computers.  I can truly see China using all of this to carry out further tortures and terrible things on their people and those that may visit there.  I always felt that Bejing was a very poor choice to have the Olympics.

ksquester said...

I feel China owns our economy anyway and it's only a matter of time before they take over.  I'm all for the Olimpics, however, whenever there is a sport that can not be timed, do you really think politics doesn't enter into it?  Ice skating was the perfect example in the last Olimpics. Spying has always and will always be done.  Anne

mutualaide said...

I will be boycotting in my own small way (no signs, no demonstration) by just not watching.  But hey, that's just me.

luddie343 said...

Well Kath, I applaud you, for examining the facts, making your own decision and acting on it.  I would urge everyone to follow your lead and make up their own minds as to this issue.  Thanks!  

jmorancoyle said...

    Hear! Hear!
Jude
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bhbner2him said...

And don't forget the forced abortions that are inflicted as national "birth control"!  God be with all who attend.  -  Barbara

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