It has been hard during this working holiday to avoid the news of continuing turmoil around the upcoming Bejing Olympics. Now, we read, the Chinese people have had their feelings hurt and are responding with a boycott of French companies and CNN. Yea, uh-huh. So let me get this straight. China floods the worlds with cheap goods, many of them toxic from news reports, and subjects its Tibetan and Muslim masses to repression and imprisonment and *they* have their feelings hurt?
How about the poison toys that Chinese companies have been providing our children? Or the Heparin and other tainted drugs Chinese companies have been providing our sick and infirm? Or the contaminated seafood? Then, to top matters off, the Chinese government labels the Dalai Lama a terrorist and proceeds with its ruthless clamp-down on the freedom of speech, religion and assembly. Not a pretty picture. Can you say Tienamin Square? So The Author believes that what is good for the Goose is also good for the Gander. Try turning down Chinese goods for a month or two to let the authorities in Beijing know that OUR feelings are hurt, and our sensibilities offended. It is the least we can do.