Monday, April 07, 2008

The Tour de Torch Reduced to Motorcade

Have the global rifts resulting from China's hosting the Olympics and its suppression of Tibet erased the interweaving purposes of the torch-bearing ritual? The protestors don't look like a splinter or fringe element of anarchists.

And the most hypocritical moment in the Tour de Torch:

Pro-Chinese activists carrying national flags held counter-demonstrations.

“The Olympic Games are about sports. It’s not fair to turn them into politics,” said Gao Yi, a Chinese doctoral student in computer science.

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