Apparently the mainstream media is still wondering, 180+ dead Tibetans later, if we should be boycotting the Chicom Olympics this year. They must be thinking, "Gee, we'll miss out on all that awesome ad revenue!"
By boycotting the opening ceremony -- and urging other nations to do the same -- Canada would help diminish the value of the Olympics as a propaganda tool for the Chinese government. Beijing is anxious for the event to be seen as a sort of coming-of-age party -- de facto proof that China has been accepted into the community of civilized nations. By boycotting the opening ceremonies, the message would be very different: We are sending our athletes to the Olympics because Beijing, regrettably, is the location the International Olympic Committee (IOC) selected -- but we are holding our nose while doing so.
We should be prepared to do more, too. If China's actions in Tibet (or anywhere else) becoming bloodier --if we begin to witness atrocities on the scale of the 1989 Tiananmen Square killings -- then Canada should boycott the Games outright.
Personally, my boycott started when the IOC announced China as the location. I own not a single thing with the Olympic logo on it, I contribute nothing to any organization even peripherally associated with the Olympic movement. I encourage everyone else to do the same.
There is no compelling reason why we should overlook the bad behavior they have already perpetrated on their serf-like population, not to mention their appalling destruction of their own air and water supplies. If you pollute all the water with sulphuric acid and heavy metals, you think there might be a rice famine some day soon? Wouldn't be the first time, eh? Great Leap Forward ring a bell with anybody? Famine, government caused it on purpose, millions died?
That happened when I was a kid. This stuff is not ancient history my friends, this is not WWII atrocities gone moldy with age. This is recent stuff. The pricks who did it are not only still alive, they are still in the government and still doing it.
Bottom line my friends: The International Olympic Committee is happy to look the other way for tyrants and ALWAYS HAS BEEN. They had the Olympics in Berlin too one time, look how that turned out. Those linked rings represent collusion with oppressive dictators, not the "brotherhood of sport".
One does not engage evil, compromise with it, do business with it or even countenance its existence. One hunts it down and kills it. We should be laying siege to Beijing, not helping them stage a propaganda circus. There should be Canadian aircraft carriers in the China straits enforcing a blockade of their ports.
What's that? We don't have aircraft carriers you say? Yes I know. We used to, but now we don't. We used to do battle with tyrants as well. But now we buy all our manufactured goods from them.
Just imagine along with Uncle Phantom for a second, containers arriving addressed to Walmart. Instead of a big red star on the side there's a swastika. The goods weren't made by slave labor in Duckbill Province, China, they were made by slave labor in Eastern Europe. Instead of that unintelligible Chinese slogan on the side it says "Ein Volk, Ein Riche, Ein Fuhrer!" Or maybe "Arbeit Macht Frei.", I always liked that one. Kind of sums up the whole thing in a nice little package.
So why is it we don't have the HMCS Bonaventure II and a couple of sister ships plus escorts, loaded for bear and standing off the coast of Taiwan? Because for a loooong time the people who govern this country have found much in common with the guys who issue live ammo for crowd control in Tibet. Example of the week, the Canadian Human Rights Commission. A little cabal of racist hunters who view the rules of evidence as a detail and the presumption of innocence as joke. Check it out.
We aren't boycotting the Beijing Olympics because a large contingent of our civil servants like the way the Chicoms do business. They'd like to get all this "due process" crap out of the way and really get down to business. Because you know, there are limits to what you can say in a civilized society.