I do not understand it… for years and years and years, we see the thugs in Beijing killing political dissidents, jailing people who think for themselves and generally thumbing their nose at any semblance of human rights– and we do nothing about it. I, for one, am perfectly willing to stop buying cheap, defective PRC-manufactured crap.
The PRC (People’s Republic of China) is nothing but a thug-run dictatorship. I don’t want to hear about the supposed “dictatorship of the proletariate” and I don’t want to hear about supposed “egalitarianism” because neither is desirable nor moral. Thugs deserve a proper end–one at the point of a gun or a hangman’s noose. That’s exactly what the teapot dictators in Beijing are.
I’m ashamed of my government’s willful lack of spine when dealing with the PRC. Then again, I’m TOTALLY in favor of severing all ties with Beijing and moving the American embassy to the REAL China… The Republic of China is the legitimate government of the Chinese people.
I’m horrified that when I tell people that their green tea was picked using slave labor, they just blank out and do not seem to care. We, as Americans, are proud of our support of equal rights before the law and of freedom– and we’ve spend trillions of dollars trying to help other peoples gain or maintain freedom– yet we turn a blind eye to the attoricities of the PRC thugs in Beijing.
Recent news stories are fillied with how the PRC thugs are delaying meeting with France and whomever else dares to meet with the Tibetan spiritual leader. What is wrong with these supposed leaders of the PRC? Or, more importantly, what is wrong with OUR leaders for putting up with such childish antics???
I remember as we all watched the video of a student being run over by a tank in Tianamin Square– and we did nothing substantive.
Now, a scientist from Taiwan working in Beijing has been EXECUTED for “spying” for Taiwan. Nevermind the silliness of a charge that a Chinese person is spying for China…. The world’s leaders issue “statements of condemnation” with NO teeth. Um, hello???? The thugs of Beijing murder someone and no one does anything…
I know, I know… the typical line about “soverignty”… Last time I checked, criminals and thugs are not allowed to murder wontonly. The alleged government in Beijing does NOT represent the people’s interests. They represent only their own dictatorial goals and lie about the purpose of doing so. Let me make this very clear:
MURDERING PEOPLE WHO DISAGREE WITH YOU JUST FOR DISAGREEING DOES NOT MAKE FOR A LEGITIMATE GOVERNMENT.
If a dissident’s message is so powerful that it is in danger of causing a revolution, then either the people who claim power need to defeat the dissent through REASON and LOGIC or they need to reevaluate their positions. After all, a dissident with an impotent set of ideas is powerless to get ahead.
I’m all for the rights of national self-defense, but I’m not for quieting opposition through state-sanctioned murder.
Might does not make right… REASON makes right. And yes, that even means that a more free government has the moral right to depose a less-free government for the purpose of making its peoples more free.
I do not accept that ANY people ANYWHERE have the “right” to deprive people of their natural rights– no matter how many their number, nor how supposedly strong their case. Natural rights exist– it is only a question of whether a government recognizes them or not.
The Four Natural Rights are:
1. The Right of Life — No one may murder you.
2. The Right of Liberty — You may do anything you like so long as you do not violate the rights of another.
3. The Right of Property — You keep anything you earn/buy unless you VOLUNTARILY trade/deal/sell/buy with others.
4. The Right of the Pursuit of Happiness — You have the right to pursue whatever makes you happy, so long as you do not violate the rights of others.
Back to the China issue…
So here we are… the most free country in the history of the world, yet we buy tens of billions of dollars of goods from one of the least free thug-states in the world.
END IT NOW. DEPOSE THE BEIJING THUGS– BY FORCE IF NECESSARY.
China was once a great nation. Now it is a blemish on the history of a great people. China will never take its rightful place among the nations of the world so long as they are communist and non-free.