Monday, April 07, 2008

Leave It Alone...

I'm appalled by all the assaults on the Olympic torch during its relay in the name of human rights in China and/or Tibet. Though the Olympic games is an international apolitical forum, it was used in the past to make political statement in much more appropriate ways. Athletes and governments have historically boycotted games and of course there is the infamous Black Power salute of the '68 games that continues to be a moving memorial to the civil rights movement.

So why violently attack the torch bearers and try to extinguish the torch? Isn't it ironic that those violent acts are committed in the name of Tibet, a notoriously peaceful nation? With the world as messed up as it is today, do we really need to sabotage one of the few last reasons to celebrate humanity?

23 comments:

Munqy said...

While I agree that the physical violence was disgusting, what I find even more disgusting is that the "correct" methods of protest have led nowhere. The governments are silent about China's abysmal human rights abuses, and all the talk about Tibet has led absolutely nowhere. People got pissed off and acted - while I don't agree with it I do understand it compeltely.

Feshfesh said...

I don't know man. Two wrongs don't make a right. Plus, those stupid attacks made the IOC consider canceling international torch relays for future games! I don't see how it helps Tibet to ruin something as symbolic as that.

Munqy said...

Not saying it's right, just understandable.

What I think should have been done is peaceful protests that do not impede the torch. I also think that world leaders should all agree not to attend the opening ceremony, but not boycott the games themselves. Show that the protests are against the Chinese government, not the Olympic Games.

Feshfesh said...

ahan... ahan... so you're saying you understand and even sympathize with violent demonstration against governments... ahan... okay... so in a way you support the violent protests happening in Egypt against the government... right? RIGHT?

*Fesh steps back as two 9 foot tall amn dawala dudes hump Munqy.

Munqy said...

It was all a cunning plan on my part to lure in the 9-foot tall amn dawla dudes. After which my Massive Monkey Military can screw them over.

AHAHAHAHAHA.

Feshfesh said...

You have awakened the legendary MMM*!? What have you done you FOOL!!

* The MMM disappeared 3000 years as it marched from the Baharya oasis to take over the city of Siwa. Legend has it that the high priest of Siwa has set a curse on the MMM as it approached and within minutes the MMM was engulfed in a massive sand storm. When the storm passed the MMM was no were to be seen. It is rumored that to this day the MMM lies under 3 meters of soft sand just south Siwa.

Munqy said...

Ah, but you do not know of the Prophecy of the Munqy, now do you?

For years, one simian has passed on to the next the secret prophecy, which speaks of the time when the MMM shall rise up once more and take back that which was unjustly taken from them. It is said that The Munqy will not be born of their race, but will adopt their practices and names, and become as one with them. He will rise up to lead them, and the world shall be filled with fuzzy little things that scratch each other and eat the fleas they find.

For a while, it was too soon (which was why I didn't come to Siwa with you before), but the time is NOW. Now the MMM is ready, and leading it is a human wearing a gorilla suit.

Feshfesh said...

So asking me and aku to slaughter this rabid monkey for you at the alter of the abandoned temple in Siwa was not your sociology project?

I can't believe we bought that...

Munqy said...

The rabid monkey was a necessary, but unfortunate, sacrifice.

Also, since you were the ones performing the sacrifice, do not get too upset if you find yourself growing a tail and fur.

Feshfesh said...

Ha! Fur and a tail are the least of my worries.

(don't ask).

Munqy said...

Oh damn. Sorry man, that breast growing out of your back has NOTHING to do with me.

*Munqy hides a strangely shaped voodoo doll behind his back.

Feshfesh said...

And I take it the third nipple is also a "coincidence"?

Munqy said...

Totally.

Hypothetically, if you made a voodoo doll purely for experimentation purposes, then discovered that you made a mistake in the, um, construction, would cutting off the offending part help or hinder?

This is pure conjecture of course. I would never do anything of the sort. Haha.

Feshfesh said...

Well it depends.. do I get to play with the doll?

Munqy said...

Wouldn't that be classified as masturbation?

Munqy said...

Er, not that there's a voodoo doll of you or anything. Ahem.

Damn. Busted.

Feshfesh said...

Can I get my doll now pls? I need to "play" with it.

Munqy said...

Ew, feedback. It's getting sticky. Take it.

Feshfesh said...

*Fesh pets the doll
ahhhhhhhh..... my prrrrrrrrrrrreecccciiiioooouuuusssssss

that guy said...

eeeaaasy fesh, you'll pop it like that man, then you'll just ruin the whole experience for all of us.

oh speaking of dolls, a 'friend' told me about this website than can manufacture very real looking sex dolls to look like anyone you want, you just send a picture!!

another victory for perverts everywhere woooohooooo!!!

*ahem*

Feshfesh said...

You wouldn't have the URL on you, wouldn't you?.. I mean Angelina's lips, Kylie's butt and Elissa's boobs and we're in business..

that guy said...

I'll try to get it...but it's gonna cost u, big time. And it's gonna cost munky too, because he was present in this conversation..

those are some nice specs there man, but i'm pretty sure that ur social life will completely die once the angelina\kylie\ellisa hybrid arrives. come to think of it, if ur orderin sex dolls ur social life is probably already non-existant.

hmm

Feshfesh said...

Wow.. that's a belated revelation! Dude don't you know anything about me? Screw the social life, me want Ankylisa... naawwwwwooooo!

Oh and sure man I can make Munqy do anything you want... *wink *wink