April 10, 2008

WHY WOULD UNDERMINING THE PRC BE A BAD THING?:

Leftists See U.S. Plot To Undermine Beijing (NY Sun, April 10, 2008)

A band of American leftists is denouncing the Olympics-related protests against China as a plot to undermine Beijing's Communist government and divert attention from the American-led war in Iraq.

"We're here because we're opposed to the United States's attempts to colonize China," a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, Paul Greenberg of San Francisco, said. "They're trying to break off Tibet from China in order to allow the U.S. to occupy it. ... Tibet has been part of China since before any Western countries even existed.


Torchbearer Signals Solidarity With Tibet (JOSH GERSTEIN, April 10, 2008, NY Sun)
A New York environmental activist selected to carry the Olympic torch, Majora Carter of the Bronx, signaled her solidarity with Tibetan protesters by unfurling a Tibetan flag soon after she was handed the torch here yesterday afternoon.

Ms. Carter said that after she pulled the flag from her sleeve the torch was quickly taken from her and she was pushed out of the Olympic entourage. "The Chinese security and cops were on me like white on rice, it was no joke," she told the Associated Press.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 10, 2008 8:59 AM
Comments

Party for Socialism and Liberation

Follow the money behind PSL.

Posted by: Gideon7 at April 10, 2008 9:39 AM

Things like this are exactly why it was such a good idea to let China host the games.

(I hope that every leader in the anglosphere declines to attend the opening ceremony except President Bush - he should go, and use the opportunity to rub it in.)

Posted by: John at April 10, 2008 10:01 AM

"Party for Socialism and Liberation"

That's a contradiction in terms. Socialism is the opposite of liberty.

Posted by: Mike Morley at April 10, 2008 11:51 AM

MM: Liberation is not liberty. E.g. that thief liberated your purse. The People's Liberation Army liberates Chinese people's liberty.

People's Republic of China is not a republic. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is neither democratic, nor a republic.

Posted by: ic at April 10, 2008 1:48 PM
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