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We Must Boycott The Olympics!!!

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posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 09:08 PM
Good one, to boycott the Olympics because china is a communist country and is in violation of human rights to the Tibetans..... now, who is going to boycott solely because 50% of American corporates have already outsourced themselves into china and they did not even wink an eyelid about communism. So, you see....profits do come before principles and if the money is fresh...principles get dumped faster than gravity.

posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 09:14 PM
The flame is gone. Was gone, is gone. Makes me remember bobbies lighting it back up with gribbles chain smoke. My belief is we as a world should find better ways to show rebellion.

posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 09:31 PM
China has brutalized Tibet for over fifty years. I grow weary of all the politically correct and capitolist arguments drowning out the basic pleas for human rights. I say boycott anything chinese until they remove themselves from Tibet.

posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 09:39 PM
Well as far as boycotting Chinese goods go.... how would one go about that easily? There is a plethora of products manufactured in China that are sold in the U.S. Unless you decided that you would spend the rest of your life closely examining every product you bought to either find the country of origin on the packaging, or the tiny little "Made in China" on a random area of whatever you are thinking of purchasing avoiding Chinese products would damn near impossible.

As far as the Olympics go. Classically and traditionally, the Olympic games are an opportunity for nations to compete for superiority amongst one another without the use of weapons, politics, or negative words/deeds. That's the way it should be. Despite the fact that China isn't the most morally intelligent nation out there I believe that all nations that can provide security and adequate venues for the events should have the opportunity to host the Olympic games.

posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 10:55 PM
I can't believe that people are actually calling for a boycott of the one time every four years that no matter what the world can come together as one and celebrate it's diversity and underlying, innate unity.

As much as we try to separate ourselves with borders, the Olympics celebrate that we are are people and we are all connected. We should not boycott these games, for they are a celebration of the people of the world where we can put politics aside.

posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 10:16 AM
reply to post by InterestedObserver

Given the human rights violations within China and Tibet many world citizens see the olympics as a way to express outrage at this kind of murder

And then there is this

posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 11:56 PM

Originally posted by thesaint
Im hoping protesters we have seen on tv over the last few days dont decide to voice their opinions in china at the time of the olympics. I imagine punishment would be rather different than a slap on the wrist like they receive in europe.

That's exactly what will happen though! Wanna bet on it? Something bad will happen in these olympics I can feel it. Either the torch will get doused or an athlete will get tampelled or a bunch of athletes will get attacked. Somethings gonna happen.

posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 06:31 AM
Still considering China a communist nation is a bit off, in my opinion. And It's certainly not relevant. The highly authoritarian governing organs of China are all remnants, and a direct result of, the communist era, and the ruling party is still the Communist Party of China, but they embraced economic liberalization long ago. Naturally though, if there exists no individual or collective freedom, as well as no guarantee for a social market economy, the benefit for the people is close to zero, and the "Communists" still have their right to rule guaranteed by the constitution. It's a nation where the worst of both capitalism and state-socialism manifest itself. China is dangerous both to it's own people, and to the rest of the world. And human rights is certainly not something the powers of China have any respect for.

What baffles me is why people first now start to turn on China though. They have #ed over Tibet for a long time, and the common citizen of China have been suffering under the communists regime for as long as I have been alive. Their latest actions just adds into a long history of wrongdoings.

In my opinion they should maybe never have been allowed to host The Olympics in the first place. The Olympics will never change how the Chinese relates to governing their nation. If democracy manifested itself in any part of Chinese society, then maybe.. but it doesn't. There are certain standards a nation should live up to before the whole world turns their eyes to the nation in question, send their athletes there and pump billions of billions of $ into their economy.

And what is this about not politicizing the Olympics? It is already about politics. Try being a fly on the wall inside any IOC meeting. Hosting the Olympics is empowering for any nation... I would think it is all about politics for the ruling elite of China at least. Don't blame the protesters of politicizing the Olympics... you can't deny the political aspects of a nation hosting the Olympics. And don't blame people in democratic nations for doing anything wrong when they use exercise their right to protest. Disagreeing with the protesters is an entirely different thing of course, and a protest in itself.

There are positive sides to China hosting the Olympics as well though. While letting them host the Olympics and letting our athletes and onlookers visit their nation, we are accepting them as a part of the gang, contributing to them not staying alienated.. which again might deter them from turning even more aggressive. It's all about politics again. I'm sorry, but the Olympics just can't be said to be nothing but fun and games. It's big business and serious politics as well.

So.. I would agree to the fact that boycotting it now might not be the best solution. I was surprised to learn that Norway will probably not be boycotting the opening ceremony, but I think it was the correct decision to make.

[edit on 10-4-2008 by me_ofef_seraph]

posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 08:11 AM
I agree witht the OP.

If we participate In the games this summer we will just be whoring ourselves out for cheap consumer goods. China is against EVERYTHING that America is supposed to stand for.

The problem is we have been participating in a sort of moral relativism in order to finance our greedy materialistic lifestyles. How can the U.S. possibly maintain any integrity on the world stage if we turn a blind eye to the human rights violations, animal abuse and environmental catastrophes of China?

I think if we do participate it will be viewed through the lens of history as the greatest bitch-slap in history. Our pimp China will be pulling on the strings and keeping us in our place.

We have to stand up and break free of this bad relationship that is compromising all that is good about America. Now is the time to do it.

Our economy is already bad and doomed to collpase, so let the economic consequences be damned. Besides they NEED us to buy their cheap crap.

And finally, the rest of the world is turning to us ONE LAST TIME in hopes that we use this last chance to "Do The Right Thing". We have botched it so horribly the past five years we can't blow this too and expect to be a player on the world stage anymore.

I wouldn't put it past China to have fabricated all of this Terror Plot B.S. just to garner sympathy from George Bush and manipulate our participation. "Oh, poor China, see we are victims of the evil Islamic terrorist too, so you have to come to our lame-ass party, even though we are torturing people in the back room when you aren't looking"

posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 08:19 AM
BTW - That jack-booted display of Fascist control yesterday in San Francisco was only the first of many that the world will be forced to witness in the charade that will play out this summer in Beijing.

I will never forget the image of the torch runners surrounded by motorcycle cops, riot officers and military assault vehicles - that is the future we face as a World if the we bow down to the likes of China, George Bush and Dick Cheney, all of whom would subjugate anyone or any cause for a profit or for absolute power.

The absurd cat and mouse game of "Where's the torch/Where's the protesters" was almost like a Monty Python movie.

posted on Apr, 13 2008 @ 02:44 AM
To the OP, maybe you should have looked around how many Threads dedicated in supporting a boycott already exist before creating yet a new one.

You can start by going to this one now. -->

And to the others, any of you have seen the torch relay in Kazahkstan, Turkey, Russia, Argentina and Tanzania?

[edit on 13/4/08 by IchiNiSan]

posted on Apr, 13 2008 @ 03:19 AM
boycotting olympic games?go ahead,do you really think we average chinese people care about that game??dont be naive.that can only make one fifth of world's population adamantly rally around their government.thank you for doing such a big favor for chinese government ,i garanttee there must be a lot of chinese politicians secretly so happy about that.a god sent divertion from domestic issues.

posted on Apr, 13 2008 @ 03:25 AM
talking about live on the stolen land,i guess some people here may have a better story.

posted on Apr, 13 2008 @ 03:39 AM
to the starter of this thread,your stark and ignorant anti china remarks disgust me,tell me how much you know about china,how much you know the people live on this land?how much do you knwo tibet?we chinese has a saying,if you are igorant maybe that is not your fault,but if you always speak nonsense that's your problem.

posted on Apr, 13 2008 @ 03:48 AM
People are angry at China and choose to boycott the Olympics!? :shk: In what way has the Olympics done you any wrong? The Olympic comitee awarded China with the Olympics this year, and so it shall be. Destroy the Olympics now, and consider the Olympics destroyed forever! Very stupid move, imo. This will make 1.3 billion Chinese feel alienated towards the rest of the world. It will not improve anything in regards to human rights, etc. in China. It will play most of the 1.3 billion Chinese into the hands of the CCP instead. They will be more loyal to the CCP than ever before, and more angry at the outside world. They won't understand why you destroy their Olympics (and neither do I). And even if you do destroy the Olympics, you'll still continue buying Chinese goods. This is so wrong... :shk: If you want to improve things in China in regards to human rights etc., this is not the way.

posted on Apr, 13 2008 @ 08:24 AM
reply to post by Hellmutt

Some very excellent points Helmutt.

The problem is the slippery slope of moral relativism. The world is turning a blind eye to all the ills of China just for cheap goods. Where do we draw the line? How do we make our point regarding human rights, animal abuse, the environment and artificially cheap labor?

I agree there is no sense boycotting if the world is just going to buy the "cheap crack" consumer goods of China anyway.

posted on Apr, 13 2008 @ 10:06 AM
cheap products eventually only benifit consumers like you and me,if other countris can make things at lower cost i garanttee big companies would go there in stead of coming to china,i dont think business people have any special fondness of china,they only choose the best possible options,china has been the
world biggest investment market for years,the reason is so obvious,this is where the opportunity lies,that's the future of their business and market,china has a huge potential consumer market.with the development of the country's economy,people's purchasing power enhanced significantly every single year,who would like to lose this future deciding battle ground for business.dont only see what china sells ,china is also a huge buyer of many american things.hurting china no doubt is to shoot yourself in the foot.

posted on Apr, 13 2008 @ 10:29 AM
Boycotting the Olympics is simply not good enough.

The bad press will still put them in the limelight.

The sickets thing about China though, is the way they use prisoners as organ hosts, selectively harvesting a living human...

They analyse their medical details, and isolate them from the the other prisoners.
When the order arrives...
The guards take them outside, put a bullet in their brain, as soon as they've stopped twitching they put them on a trolley wheel them back in and remove the still warm liver.
Which is then sent on ice to a poorly millionare somwhere across the world.

There are many books on the subject, unfortunately many chinese journalists suffer similar fates.

posted on Apr, 13 2008 @ 10:40 AM
where the hell you heard about that,we chinese people pretty much live a happy life here in china,wo got much less crime rate,nobody have guns to shooting around,many people who experienced china say china is the safest country they ever been to ,just ask around those who's been in china before,have you ever here at all?we are much safer here,how many people are shot dead in america each year?you better take care of your own business first before poke your big nose in other people's affairs.

posted on Apr, 13 2008 @ 10:50 AM
some people here just talk out of the back of their head.maybe that's the reason why urban legends are so popular in your country.

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