JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: CHINA AND THE FAILURE OF OLYMPIC BOYCOTT EFFORTS   Leave a comment

 
JOHN CHUCKMAN
 
POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN IN THE TORONTO GLOBE AND MAIL

Sorry, but human rights do mean something in China. It is simply ignorant to say otherwise.

And as China continues her climb to a place in the sun, human rights will become increasingly important. That is the story of human civilization.

The average Chinese today enjoys freedoms not known there in the modern era.

Most people going on about Tibet do not even understand what happened, and they utterly fail to have any perspective on world affairs.

Our colossal neighbor to the South is running a CIA International Torture Gulag plus disgraces like Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib. It has murdered the best part of million people in Iraq and destroyed the economy of a progressing country.

They also left three million dead in Vietnam and left a legacy of land soaked with Agent Orange and cluttered with landmines to continue killing and crippling for decades.

China has lived in relative peace for half a century. Today it is rising out of the Dark Ages of Maoism and giving the opportunity to hundreds of millions to better their lives.

All who understand human progress should applaud this.

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