fuck the Olympics – the government of China sucks (but so does ours)

I have been fuming about the Olympics in Beijing for a long time now.  Now it’s here, and the controversy has died down in favor of Olympics mania, and I still don’t know what to think.

Human rights abuses such as the oppression of dissidents, inhuman working conditions for factory workers, and the funding and selling of weapons to the Sudanese that they’ve used in the Darfur genocide have been treated not only by the Chinese government, but by many in China as well as in the Chinese diaspora abroad, as pesky questions that have no bearing on whether China should host the Olympics.  In my mind, though (and this is biased, since I was in Beijing as a child in 1989 and saw firsthand the frustration so many there felt with their government), the People’s Republic is going to get tons of positive press from this visit.  As it’s been said before, this in many ways mirrors Hitler’s Berlin Olympics, in that a country whose government commits unspeakable evil (yes, I said it–EVIL!) is allowed to host an internationally important cultural and political event.  Even George W. Bush, who had to give the token Republican “but Communists still suck!” speech when he arrived, still sodded off on his duties and plans to watch a bunch of the matches.

Well, fuck, I don’t even know what to say.  In a sane world, right about now, Al Gore or somebody even better (maybe far better–fuck NAFTA, you screaming international business whore!) would be President and abstaining from the Olympics due to China’s cynical treatment of its own people and the world abroad.  Instead, though, we have a world where China owns our government’s debts and our old factories lie dormant (or turned into lofts) because we’ve sold out our working class’s ability to make a decent wage manufacturing goods at a fair wage to malnourished kids in Guangzhou Province!  China’s got us by the balls, their hold upon our economic well-being as firm and dangerous as the hold communist Russia held on international peace.  We DARE not fuck with China’s Olympics, because we are in no position to make bargains with the nation that we owe so much to, literally.

Not only do we owe China economically–but we can’t even be a beacon of Democracy in a world where we’ve instigated so much senseless bloodshed and pain recently.  Where is the America that rebuilt Western Germany after its people tried to destroy us?  Where is the America that conquered its racial inequalities (okay, well, at least on some level) through determined and fantastically successful application of ingenious methods formerly only used by Ghandi?  Where is the America that reinvented pop culture time and time again, who pioneered the forms of entertainment such as movies, television, and YouTube?  We all fucking suck, and should be ashamed.

And so should China.  You’re ripping your newfound success off the backs of your poor, and you’re harvesting the organs of religious wackos the way Americans drill for useless oil. 

Fuck the Beijing Olympics.

About prodigalsonnybono

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Posted on August 8, 2008, in China, Personal Shit, Politics. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. The Chinese peope are CRUEL, DISGUSTING, and SELFISH. The cruelty to animals is appalling. Would it be that hard to kill an animal outright and humanely if you are going to skin it? The Chinese make me puke. Ignorant people that is centuries behind the times. Modern my ass. Raping the oceans, driving everything from seahorses to sharks to the brink of extinction. And on the land, no mammal up to and including bears and tigers are safe from the greed of Chinese ignorance. The world’s worst environmental citizen. I wish someone would unleash smallpox in China and rid this world of the entire population.

  2. Hey Pilatunes, the Chinese people are cultured, clever, and usually far better at English grammar than you “is.”

    Their government, like ours, is not exactly representative of the will of the people. I think prodigal’s comments are about the government and its human rights abuses, and not about the Chinese people.

    If you’re concerned about the animals, well, you’re right to be. But not that long ago, there were countries around the world who took delight in harvesting the ivory and fur of endangered species, but who now engage with preservation and reap the rewards of tourism. If you really care about animals in China, the way to win hearts and minds isn’t to be a blind ignorant bigot who generalizes the feelings of over a billion people as if they were all one animal hatin’ soul.

  3. Let’s not forget that the Chinese are dirty, cheap, and crooked. They poison everything… and now chocolates and baby formulas? They are actually more filthy human beings than the Drug Cartels of Colombia.

  4. Lee, if we’re talking dirty, cheap, and crooked, what do you call all those subprime loans that we’re being forced to bail out on Capitol Hill? We Americans, with our deregulation and greed, can be far worse to ourselves and to the world than any Commie cadre in China. The Chinese people are some of the most cultured in the world, with a fantastic sense of how to cook, how to name things, and, if we include Hong Kong, how to make awesome hard-boiled shoot-em-up thrillers. There are so many aspects to Chinese culture that are pretty amazing. It’s too bad that their government is evil evil evil.

  5. The Chinese are an extremely clever and hardworking race. The only reason they fell behind was because they closed their doors to outsiders. I mean, come on, they invented gunpowder about three hundred years before the Europeans. If they didn’t close their doors, they’d probably still be the richest country in the world. And also, you can’t say you hate a billion people just because a few greedy idiots decided to poison their products. In every race, there will always be a bunch of greedy bastards who try to steal from other people.

  6. Or maybe neither of the countries suck. America needs China in many ways and China needs America is many ways.
    I just don’t get your point of this article. You know what Bush got after he told the Chinese officials American’s brainless thoughts on Tibet and their human rights. “You don’t tell us how to run our country.” pwned in the fucking face. Al Gore wouldn’t able to do shit with China. So why don’t we just stay the fuck out of their business.

    Anyway, what does any of this have to do with the Olympics? Are u a drug-addict? Go FUCK YOURSELF U BRAINLESS FUCKER !!!!!

  7. prodigalsonnybono

    Hey, I may be a drug addict, but at least I didn’t hallucinate a straw man about Tibet and make an argument that because China told us to fuck off, they deserve a free pass from us. We should never have had an Olympics in a country where the organs of religious nuts are cut out of said nuts and sold at a profit. We should never have had an Olympics period if it meant the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people to do it. China’s behavior was bad, and now we’ve legitimized them in the eyes of the world by having a fun time at the expense of its downtrodden.

    But you got one thing right–Al Gore probably wouldn’t have made waves about this either. Not that we’ll ever know.

  8. china sucks!!
    I completely agree with you man!!

  9. and fuck you as well

  10. china is still the sick old man of asisa

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