Thursday, May 3, 2012

Guangcheng, The Next Chinese Export?

"We believe all governments have to answer our citizens' aspirations for dignity and the rule of law and that no nation can or should deny those rights." Clinton urges China to protect human rights - Yahoo! News
Oh really Hillary?
And what exactly is our governments answer to the people's aspirations marching in the streets on May Day? Where is the answer when we ask why the people responsible for the economic collapse aren't held accountable? Where is the rule of law when war criminals lie to the American people and blithely walk away, leaving countries in ruins, people massacred.
Aspirations mean citizens actually have something to aspire to. Should we look to a corrupt government beholden to corporate money and the legislative whores who pocket it? And I'm not talking about China. How sad is it when a blind dissident thinks his chances will be better here than they are in his own country? He may get to leave China for a life in the U.S. and be invited to talk shows and enjoy a culture of celebrity, a book contract. The American Dream. But for millions of American citizens, Hillary is not listening to you. The American Dream is a figment of your imagination. That is partly because we sold our souls to China for all our lovely little gadgets. Will Chen Guangcheng be the next export? Perhaps he will escape and live in relative splendor, compared to his life in China. However, there is no answer for the millions of unemployed, foreclosed on and those living in poverty, the invisible's who aspire to scrape through another day. Got dignity? How about you Hillary?
Edvard Munch's "The Scream" sold for $119,900,000 Yeah, that's MILLION! Did a hedgefund manager buy it? A prince from the Arab Emirates? No museum announced ownership, so it will be in someone's private collection. Someone who has made a profit off of the misery of people around the world. The irony is that is what the painting is about, human suffering.

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