12 December, 2005

Massacre in Dongzhou

Gateway Pundit has a lot of info on the apparent massacre in Dongzhou; government soldiers were ordered to fire on lands-rights protestors. Where's Amnesty, CodePink, MoveOn.org, Human Rights Watch or any of those other self-styled protectors of human rights, activism and insert cause here? Shouldnt they be on this like a fat kid on cake? I mean come on people, the villagers were protesting for land rights!(or is that bad because private property is a symptom of that sickness we call capitalism?)

But wait, BushMcChimpHitler isnt involved in this in any sort of way (except for what the most rabid conspirator can think of)...so that means its obviously not important or unworthy of notice...because if it isnt an opportunity to bring down the 43rd Reich, then it aint worth paying attention to. Go fuck yourselves you slanty-eyes Chinese peasents! CodePink has to figure out a way to spend capitalist pig dollars on Cuban teenage prostitutes without the government knowing...

BTW: There's video of the soldiers firing on the villagers.

(Okay...to be fair, Amnesty and HWR do a lot of good work in bringing attention to human rights abuses in many countries and have criticized a lot of governments....still I cannot forgive them for getting worked up over Gitmo when Castro's prisons are right there, along with the 30 or so concentration...ahem worker camps...no, sorry..."Re-education Fun Spots"...all over the country).

Hat tip: Instapundit

1 comment:

vergueishon said...

From the looks of it, the story is still unfolding, though it'll be interesting to see how the international community responds to this. This is not the first or last time the government has seized land unanimously for its own purposes, though violent seizures such as the one in question have been uncommon since Tianamen Square. More recently, the Chinese government came under sustained criticism for its relocation of thousands of inhabitants of the outer areas of Beijing, all to make room for higher-end housing. Many of these moves are part of the government's strategies in laying down the road for the country's unfolding economic boom.

As far as Amnesty and HRI, don't forget the latter has made enemies in rather anti-capitalist places (such as the Venezuelan government of Hugo Chavez). On the other hand, the state of Cuban prisons -as inhumane as it may be- represent a rather marginal topic in comparison to other issues in today's world. A lot more rides on our handling of terrorist suspects than do the deplorable means through which an isolated communist dictator squashes his opposition. Still, I would agree with you that Castro's prisons deserve a well-earned place in the criticisms of human rights organizations world-wide.