Thursday, April 12, 2007

Freedom First, Olympics Second

Excerpt: And yet somehow, we have come to the present day. Today's is an occasion where I stand before you, the Chinese pro-freedom community, and once again the China Support Network is joining you in your push for a free China. We want to invite you and your organizations into a new coalition, that we name the Freedom First, Olympics Second Coalition. It will conduct our Freedom First, Olympics Second campaign. China must be free before it is the host of the Olympic Games. That means, free China now, not in 2009, 2010, 2012, or later. Free China now, before you can have the Olympics in your country.

In essence, I stand on a different side of history--apart from communists, dictators, tyrants, and thugs. The dictators say that to hold a smooth Olympics, that there must be a crackdown against Falun Gong. That crackdown is a heinous atrocity and it is why the Olympic Games should be boycotted by people of conscience. Those who truly value the Olympic spirit will not want it mixed with a crackdown, a holocaust, and a case of genocide. The International Olympic Committee, in its choice of host city, has shown a craven indifference to human rights. From the IOC, the message we can read is that "Death for you is fine by them." (more)

OLYMPIC WATCH: Human Rights in China and Beijing 2008

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