Another Way to Boycott
I was following the news out of Paris closely this morning. Organizers cancelled the final leg of the Olympic run through Paris after chaotic protests. They actually put the torch aboard a bus in a humiliating concession to protesters. That made me smile.
The protest, an effort to decry China's human rights record, will now move to San Francisco where three protesters wearing harnesses and helmets have already climbed up the Golden Gate Bridge and tied the Tibetan flag and two banners to its cables. The banners read "One World One Dream. Free Tibet" and "Free Tibet."
Ever since I wrote this entry about the situation in Tibet I've been struggling with this summer's Olympic games. Canada is not going to boycott these games, but perhaps we the consumers of Olympia should. What if we didn't watch the events, didn't follow the games and didn't celebrate the accomplishments?
Our country isn't going to take the lead, but that doesn't mean we as individuals can't send a message that these practises aren't acceptable. Should I ignore Canada's accomplishments in China this summer?
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