Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Olympic Torch Relay - WTF?!?!?!

Ok, this shit with boycotting China and trying to snuff out the torch has gone waaaaaaay overboard. Im not a fan of the situation in Tibet any more than the next guy but trying to snuff out the torch that symbolizes a peaceful and traditional global event is a crime. These hippies need to calm the hell down. What about the poor runner carrying the torch? If the Olympics were in Japan, that runner would be safe. Now his/her life is in jeopardy. Another thing that is absolutely absurd is Hilary Clinton suggesting the President boycott the opening ceremony. Yeah, great idea Hil. Let's boycott the nation that majorly supports our economy.

Bottom line is that there is a time and a place for everything and this is neither nor. I love the Olympics because its a time where we as a planet can all share in the excitement of sport and competition. These hostile protests have tainted this event and I say shame on everyone involved.


JM Palacios said...

I only wish the torch had come through South Florida so I could have protested China's human rights issues. This is a nation that imprisons and kills people left and right for worshipping God, and we are honoring it by having the Olympics there! It's bad enough that we import everything from China.

I believe it is reminiscent of the 1936 Olympics that were held in Adolf Hitler's Germany.

Blind Mind said...

See, I disagree. I think the protests are out of line. China is a communist country, dont forget that. Its not the rest of the world's position to dictate how they operate in their country. Like I said, I dont agree with what they are doing in Tibet any more than the next guy, but at the same time, I feel the protesters are disrespecting a global event aimed at uniting the world if only for a short period of time.

The Olympic committee obviously did their homework and approved China as a host or they totally ignored whats going on there and now are stuck in this predicament.