Just got back from vacation. I had all these blog ideas planned for my first day back on AR- how great my vacation was, the whole unrelenting Pelosi thing, Hugh dropping off AR, etc.- but today one story in the news caught my eye. Here goes.
My family and I are big Olympic supporters. We have attended a few and we have sent the US Team some big bucks. We are idealists to the bone as far as the Olympics go. When Beijing was picked to host the 2008 Summer Games, we felt it was a mistake. A lot of people felt the same way. For a while it seemed that China was really trying to turn over a new leaf, at least in the world's eyes. The new leaf has been torn to shreds.
China has banned Joey Cheek from participating. The gold medalist has been banned because he took a stance on Darfur, and the human rights violations occuring there. China, of course, has a few human rights violations in that area, so they took it close to the heart and got mad.
Obviously China has no idea what freedom means. Obviously communism has no room for individual ideas. Obviously China should not be hosting the Olympic Games.
It will take the Olympics years to recover from China and communism.