Letters to the West

seven years in Tibet-in-Exile (and counting …)

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All tyranny needs is for people of good conscience to remain silent

  • If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
    — James Madison
  • All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
    —Thomas Jefferson.
  • A government is like fire, a handy servant, but a dangerous master.
    — George Washington
  • Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
    — Martin Luther King Jr
  • Truth never damages a cause that is just.
    — Mohandas Gandhi
  • Any society that would give up freedom to gain security will deserve neither and lose both.
    — Benjamin Franklin
  • It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes.
    — Andrew Jackson

Source: nighthawc at http://www.infowars.com/video-owen-j-j-stone-exposes-the-horror-of-tsa-in-his-pants/#comment-2286399

Written by walker

19 November 2010 at 4:14 am

Q. Why no sanctions on China?

A. money money money money money

In http://www.dvb.no/news/youtube-global-film-contest-bans-burmese/11051
“YouTube ‘global’ film contest bans Burmese”,

A YouTube contest aimed at collating footage from global citizens into a ‘Life in a Day’ film will not include entries from residents of Burma due to US sanctions on the country.

Because …

the contest’s Terms and Conditions … says “You will not be eligible to submit Videos to be considered for inclusion in the Film if you are: a resident of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Myanmar/Burma, Syria, or any other U.S. sanctioned country”.

But …

The contest therefore appears not to have reconciled the effect of US sanctions with their stated intentions; indeed the rules seem to override the contest’s own aim of “[documenting] one day, as seen through the eyes of people around the world”.

So that is sad. Following the letter of the law but not the spirit.

And noticing those “sanctioned countries” … China’s not on that list. What does China do that is different than Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Myanmar/Burma, Syria, or the other US-sanctioned countries? Oh right. It is big, powerful, and doing lots of commerce with the U.S.

Power and money, the common religion of the West and the East.

Written by walker

2 August 2010 at 5:49 pm