Thursday, April 10, 2008
The Olympic Torch relay turned quickly into a farce this morning. Protesters lined the route waving red Chinese flags, and huge FREE TIBET 2008 banners. At one point the torch was 'lost' for 40 mins, as it disappeared into a warehouse.
Personally I find this disruption totally disrespectful to the Runners and torch bearers, who have earnt their right to carry the flame.
They are the leaders of their society, and no one has that right to frighten them and bring the Torch into disrepute.
If you want to protest about Tibet to China, stop buying goods from them.
How about Free Taiwan whilst we are at it?
They don't want to part of China either, but there ya go.
I have long viewed the Dalai Lama with suspicion, I think he adores travelling around the world, with World Leaders throwing themselves at his feet in worship. I just don’t get it.