Olympics are for everyone but them

Even before Christ was born, the Greeks were able to come together and celebrate the common humanity.  People set aside their differences and laid down their weapons to join the quest of excellences in human spirits in Olympia.

 

In 2008, some 2700 years later, why cannot we honor what Olympics really are?  China has been diligently preparing for the event and Chinese people are ready to welcome the athletes and spectators with open arms.  The political theatre we saw lately is not only the profound disrespect to Olympic spirits, but also a blatant insult to all 1.3 billion Chinese.  Do not repeat the nonsense that their aim is the Chinese government not the Chinese people.  If one cannot distinguish an athletic event from politics, one cannot be trusted to have the intellectual capacity to know the difference between Chinese government and Chinese people.

So, what are Olympics?

Olympics are what you want them to be.  In other words, Olympics are a blank canvas that you can create anything on.  To me and many if not most of my fellow Chinese, Olympics are a chance for the entire world to get together every 4 years.  Although we also want to showcase our country, I do not believe that in anyway compromises the Olympic spirit.  From an old Chinese saying: in Buddha’s eyes, everyone is a Buddha, while in demon’s eyes, everyone is a demon.

 

These are the so called athletes who have exhausted the hospitalities of Chinese people.  We call on the Chinese government to reject their visa application, if they are able to ever make it to the big stage, which I sincerely doubt.  

 Please contribute to this list.  We need names and pictures if possible.

 

And, bravo to the French as well 🙂

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Image courtesy of unknown author, originally from here.  Delicious!

 

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17 responses to “Olympics are for everyone but them

  1. WINDY

    SUPPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. siliconbeaver

    absolutely second!

  3. ShameonFrance

    I want to ask those trash who exclaimed the street violence in Paris against the Olympic torch: Who stole your humanity and why?

    Free Corsica!

  4. michael

    Support!! Not only just “so called athletes”, also those “politicians” who insulted Chinese people for ever.

  5. Roberto

    “In 2008, some 2700 years later, why cannot we honor what Olympics really are?”

    Hmmm, what ARE the Olympics? A utopian celebration of global togetherness? Or … a crass orgy of commercialism? Are the Olympics a celebration of individual athletic prowess? Or of foaming-at-the-mouth “us vs. them” nationalistic sentiment? Are the Olympics “for” the athletes and the fans? Or are they for the sponsors, host country bureaucrats, and I.O.C. representatives, who block out thousands of seats for themselves, and festoon the venues with invitation-only hospitality tents?

    Rhetorical questions.

  6. realbrandon

    Hi Roberto,

    Though rhetorical, your questions are valid and deserve serious answers. So here they are:

    Olympics are what you want them to be. In other words, Olympics are a blank canvas that you can create anything on. To me and many if not most of my fellow Chinese, Olympics are a chance for the entire world to get together every 4 years. Although we also want to showcase our country, I do not believe that in anyway compromises the Olympic spirit.

    From an old Chinese saying: in Buddha’s eyes, everyone is a Buddha, while in demon’s eyes, everyone is a demon.

    Brandon

  7. Balisong

    Olympic Torch Bearer Removed For Carrying Tibetan Flag

  8. atcheruti

    It is an mischaracterization to assume that the Olympics are or ever were “for everyone.” Such events are for people who share a common set of values.

    In this case, China does not hold the values of the free world and should not be allowed to host. Chinese should not even be allowed to participate until such time as a totalitarian government is in power.

  9. thefooledmass

    What is the value of “free world”? Killing 100,000 civilians in Iraq to rob their oil? Splitting India and Pakistan after colonizing it for hundreds of years? By this means, it is correct that only France should not be allowed to join, since although they fought a lot of evil wars since Napoleon they were not able to win one.

    Suck up your “free world” hypocrisy. Or just wake up, if you are so brainwashed you whole heartedly believe it.

  10. atcheruti

    Let’s get something straight, Iraq was no “garden of allah.” There is nothing wrong in removing a regime that does not respect the liberty of it’s own citizens. And so far, no oil has been “robbed.”

    Pakistan and India split up because their own citizens could not agree to live together.

    France *today* does not fight a lot of evil wars. The nature of their government has changed.

    “Free world hypocricy” – ad hominem is not an argument.

  11. thefooledmass

    I am so sorry to see you really believe that the U.S. went to Iraq to bring down a brutal regime and send some democracy. If the regime was so evil, why did the U.S. arm Iraq? If you know about it, try to find another excuse; if you don’t know, check this site (3rd party, with references):
    http://www.nonviolentways.org/arming-iraq.html

    By the way, why does the media keep rendering out an evil China? Since someday when the U.S. feels like a war against China there’s one excuse ready: fooled people like you will not hesitate to bring down another “evil regime”.

    Yeah so far there’s no oil robbed, well the U.S. won’t rob it in the future either. They will just buy cheap. That’s a must for the American style of hypocrisy. And you can then argue U.S. brought prosperity by helping Iraq digging oil. Just google how many $ Iraq has paid the U.S. contractor companies since the invasion. Btw, only U.S. contractors allowed.

    And you honestly believe Hindus and Muslims were that unhappy with each other so they decided to split, without the British behind it? Ah I like your high school teacher.

    France does not fight now because it cannot fight. So, as I said, it is not included in this “free world”.

  12. atcheruti

    First you assert that the US invaded to rob Iraqi oil, now you admit that there’s no robbed oil so far. Buying cheap isn’t the same as robbing. So far as people know the Iraqi government is doing what it wants with it’s oil.

    To answer the question of why the media keeps painting China as evil, maybe they do it simply because it’s true.

    Somewhere I get the notion that the rants are more about anti-American emotions than anything to do with reasoning.

    So France is not part of the free world because it’s too weak fight wars. This is nonsense.

    >Ah I like your high school teacher.
    Is it too much to ask you to write without committing ad hominem? And as for the sarcasm, you can keep it where you keep your anger. Neither has any effect here.

  13. suqing17

    Dear atcheruti,

    if I understand it correctly, your point is that evil should not be condemned if it for the greater good. 1 million lives killed in Iraq is of no equal to the ‘justice’ of removing a ‘regime’ defined as ‘evil’ by you (regardless of its own citizens’ choice). It sounds familiar when I recall many crazy fundamentalists carry out their agenda in the name of god. It is appalling to hear someone claiming himself as a representative of ‘free world’ make such a comment. If free world means the Nazi style that killing everyone that’s blocking the way, I am more than happy and honored not to be in that world.

  14. realbrandon

    atcheruti,

    You do have a lot of excuses for those in the “free world”, America has good intentions, Britain just had to leave in a hurry, and France, well, they are better than before.

    Sure, Iraq was no “garden of Allah”, but it looks like a bloody hell now. Thanks to the good intentioned Americans.

    Sure, India and Pakistan split up themselves, but the unresolved region of Kashmir caused three wars between the two. Thanks to the hurried British.

    Sure, France is getting better now, but wasn’t there a race riot over there just few short years ago? Well, but, they are getting better, and they are part of the free world.

    I want to be in your “free world”, because I really could use some of your excuses, but no thanks, I don’t want to be among the evils, your “free world” that is.

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