07 August 2008


Which weird sport will you suddenly find yourself completely fascinated? I found myself completely involved in the weightlifting this time four years ago but this year I think the most popular spectator spectacle will be watching western politicians trying to say harsh things about the Chinese authorities trampling of human rights and reckless arms dealing without saying them so harshly that the Chinese Authorities notice and stop playing nice with our trade deficits. Bush was at it today his routine was to say the nasty things but not in China as obviously they won't notice cos it wasn't said there. It's a bit like going to a party at a neighbours house, but before you do, standing in your garden shouting loudly to all who will hear, about what a bunch of chiseling bastards they are.

China's human rights record is abysmal and I don't have the answers perhaps the Olympics should not have been awarded to them but when things cost a lot of money niceties such as free speech, justice and the right to live a life without fear of the state tend not to have as much impact.

1 comment:

  1. I think there's been such a hullabaloo (what a cool word that is!!!) about our Olympics in 2012, that I've almost forgotten about the ones this year!!!

    Maybe, to spice things up a bit, the host nation should be able to nominate a new 'sport'... Conkers or marbles would obviously suit us, but I'd be a bit wary of what 'sport' those lovely Chinese authorities would pick :-/