23 years later, Tiananmen Square

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    Tiananmen Square Quietly Remembered 23 Years Later

    There is a great vid at the end of an on the day news report.

    GL citizens of China.
     
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    no one really cares because China makes iPhones
     
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    ignorant and an asshole all rolled into one.
     
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    Very successfull repression. I have a lot of sympathy for those fighting for human rights and more democracy in China, but it's not going to happen any time soon.
     
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    do the world a favor .. drop dead. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    God bless China, they bought our debt. Hate China? Turn in your credit cards and everything else. China is America's best friend
     
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    China is key to this nation's success.

    But excuse me if I wanted to take a moment and remind people of the massacre that occurred that day. This isn't about race or about what a horrible place China is now (it isn't as bad as it was back then), but about remembering the countless students who died that day, and how horrible China's gov't was in the past.

    Sorry if I felt like remembering the students slaughtered that day.
     
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    It is important to remember those events and alot of the people involved were thrown into prison without trial where they remain today. The Chinese are good at repression. If people thought more about that than their iPhones, we might be getting somewhere
     
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    A number of my students were there during all that. It was only after quite a long while that any of them trusted me enough to speak about it, and then only in private, in hushed tones while casting nervous glances around. Some of them lost good friends during the crackdown and they had no illusions about what it meant to keep their mouths shut about their own participation. One student had some photos he took at the time. He kept them taped to the bottom of his mattress and would only show them to me after I had known him for more than a year.
     
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    More true the other way around.
     

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