Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Radio Free Tibet
Today's Olympic Torch relay through San Francisco was shortened from a 6 mile run along the waterfront to a 3 mile run further inland, to help prevent possible clashes between pro-Beijing supporters and pro-Tibet protesters. This made the protest kind of a dud, and the most interesting aspect was how it was reported by the Chinese press, with just the facts about the torch and no mention of protesters. It's like the sign at Tiananmen Square in that Simpson's episode: "At this spot in June 1989.. nothing happened"
And to protest China's crackdown on Tibet, Axl Rose should hold off releasing GnR's Chinese Democracy until China actually is a democracy. "Chinese democracy first, album second!"
The Chinese government might even soften their stance if they knew there was free Dr. Pepper at stake!