Saturday, August 09, 2008

Beijing '08

I'm having a hard time supporting these Olympic games. I saw bits and pieces of the opening ceremonies, and yes, it looked cool, but at what cost to the Chinese people? They may have a facade of capitalism and freedom, but they are still run by strict, authoritarian, communist rule, which maintains power through force. Thousands of (poor) Beijing residents saw their homes torn down to make way for construction related to the games, and were given no other place to live. Just look at Mr. Le's face in this video... is the cost worth a cool show for the world?

Labor and Love at Olympic Games
(http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=5545146)


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