Daibutsu, Kamakura

Daibutsu, Kamakura
Daibutsu in Kamakura, June 2010. There were thousands of school kids visiting that day. It was still great fun.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

The Chinese Officials Must Think we are all Stupid

Here is a funny qoute from a Chinese Olympic Official regarding the Olympic Torch Relay. (CNN.com)

Liu Jingmin, vice president of the Beijing organizing committee, said the Olympic torch has been "warmly welcomed by the local people" in each city.

The Chinese Government is so used to lying to their own people that they forget that the rest of the world sees through their lies.

Since the Chinese clearly chose to use the Olympics as a political tool to promote themselves, it is clearly appriopriate for the rest of the world to use the Olympics to protest China's abuses as well.

Yes, the Olympics are political and always have been.


  1. I remember watching all of the happy people welcoming the Olympic flame for the Sydney Olympics in 2000.

    By comparison the hatred shown towards China as a result of their deceit towards their own citizens and consumers of the world, their posturing over Tibet, Taiwan and Hong Kong and generally not playing nice, I feel good about it.

  2. I agree contamination. I am happy to see the protests. Not because I don't like Chinese people but because I know that China abuses human rights and especially because China agreed to allow more freedom in order to get the Olympics. Well they lied and now they should pay the price.

  3. Good one.

    Let more people know about what is really happening inside "China".

    They want their borders to be kept intact, so does everyone else. Except they invaded Tibet. Bad idea.

  4. Thank you for the comment Martin.

    Yes, people should know that China has not changed all that much. They are still an authoritarian regime. The problem is now they have so much more influence due to their growing economic power.