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Time to grow up
Written from another Asian man's view, not Chinese (or Japanese!) |
The posters here seem to have one recurring thread:
1) Spielberg was honored by the Govt when invited to support the Olympic games in Beijing.
2) Spielberg then, for a personal reason (whether political or not) decided to step down from that role quite publicly.
3) Mass outrage and insults start flying in his direction because he drew unfair and unnecessary attention - ie politicizing the games themselves.
No it seems that you think he is an airhead, empty artistically, can't string a sentence together, a liar, and in some cases never to be trusted as a Jew.
We never heard of this when he was appointed. Doesn't this just smell of revenge? It's like being back in elementary school. He does something you don't like, so you call him all the names in the world, because after all you have to make him look worse than you are. Not only that but if you simply concentrate on the personal attacks, then you can deflect away from the main issue i.e. the reason he decided to step down. Enough, time to grow up and move on.
I see other posts here regurgitating history regarding the US/Reagan's role in Central America in the 1980's. If you really want to go back to the playground, running up to the teacher and crying "He started it first!", then why are you surprised that objective readers are not willing to agree to your point.
There has been much written here on China's morally higher position. i.e. it doesn't invade other countries and takes a neutral view in international situations. This against a backdrop of vitriol (much of it well deserved) on US foreign policy, support of corrupt regimes, regime change, and general militaristic attitudes. I fully support China's efforts to protect its homeland, however in supporting foreign countries with corrupt regimes, militarily or financially, whether they be in Africa or Asia, how can posters here possibly think they can still maintain that higher ground. Pointing the finger at other countries and saying they did it first really is playground stuff. Arguing that it is good for China (economically speaking) is trying to extend this issue of protectionism for the homeland - except that these events are being played out in countries other than China. The govt has to be responsible for its actions. And the people here, surely must realize this. Hiding behind your hands and shouting the loudest and longest doesn't change anything.
Holding yourself up to be moral and ethical example, and then doing the exact opposite reminds me of another country in the 1970's, 80's and this century - ironic really.
Just one thing though, the Olympics are certainly NOT the time or place to make this situation public. If people want to protest they should find another way.