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Thursday, April 21, 2005
Violent Anti-Japan Protests in China In China, there has been a rash of violent protests against Japan. Interestingly the Chinese government isn't crushing this one with tanks. I guess it's okay to protest the Japanese, just not the Beijing regime. "China has been accused of tacitly encouraging the unrest, which started in Guangdong and Sichuan provinces early this month, spread to Beijing last week and, now, to Tianjin, Shanghai and Hangzhou on the east coast. Chinese are protesting against school textbooks they say whitewash Japan's wartime atrocities in China, against Tokyo's bid for a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council, and on other disputes."
Guess what? Most of the Japanese alive today had nothing to do with World War II. Get over it. Guess what? Most of the Germans alive today weren't Nazis. And guess what? None of the French alive today had anything to do with the atrocities of the war criminal Napoleon Bonaparte. Grow up, and move on. This is the most unconstructive crap I've ever heard of. And don't believe for a minute that the tyrants of Beijing aren't thrilled at this 'spontaneous' outcry. These people are fed government propaganda, and they legally are only able to protest things going on outside of China. Since they are repressed, they have a lot of pent up frustration. George Orwell talked about something like this in 1984 -- the Party members weren't allowed to hate their own government, but they were allowed to participate in government-sanctioned hate against legitimate targets. Which they did with enthusiasm since they were so repressed. The freedom to vent your frustration against something, even if it is not the real cause of your trouble, is better than no freedom to do such a thing. If Beijing really wanted to stop a protest, they could. Remember Tiananmen Square.
---------In strongest appeal yet, China asks for public calm
---------Thousands Join Anti-Japan Protests in East China
---------China Rejects Japan's Demand for Apology _____________________________________________
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