I guess I don’t have enough compassion.
What’s up with everybody going nuts around the Olympic Torch? So far London had 25 folks arrested, and in Paris they actually had to put out the torch because people are going nuts about the Olympics being in China this year.
From the little (very little) I’ve read about this it has something to do with monks, yaks, Tibet, and China being a-holes. But I’ll be honest, when it boils down to it. I really don’t care. I don’t care enough to read up on the situation, and I certianly don’t care enough to show up at the nearest torch relay and get belligerent. I just find it odd with all the injustice in the world, this sets people off.
First of all, what is this about? Is it about the Olympics? Or is it about Tibet? I’m inclined to think it’s about Tibet, and the torch run thing is just a convenient photo op. I mean, who really cares about the Olympics anyway? It’s just one of those things that gets plastered all over the news and TV so you feel like you have to be interested.
But then again, who really cares about Tibet? Who sits around and says, “That torch is coming through here headed for China, I’m going to stop it! That’ll sure help out those Tibetans!”
So China’s gonna go, “OH HEY, see all those violent people being violent in peaceful events? They’re right, we’re totally handling this the wrong way. GG Tibet.” When’s the last time China gave two —-s about what anybody else thought?
There’s a fine line, I think, between compassion and contempt. Maybe I really don’t care about the plight of the Tibetan people. Or maybe I think me going out and being a d-bag isn’t going to do any good.