Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tiananmen Square 20 years later

The Internet tells me that it's been 20 years since the massacre of Tiananmen Square took place. It's not part of this Countries history, at least not in a literal way, but In a more conceptual way it sort of is. Watching this video of young students engulfed in battle, smashing tanks with 2x4's and carrying the wounded off to flooded hospitals all in the name of democracy gives me goosebumps. It's hard not to feel proud of them. There is one moment where a crowd of protesters get hold of a soldier and presumably beat him to death with rocks and that I don't condone, but everything else seems pretty glorious.

Nice job, Chinese students. Not nice job, Chinese Government.
Is it inappropriate to say "Happy Anniversary" in this situation?

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