Archive for the ‘Asia’ Category
This Easter is the 96th anniversary of the atrocious Armenian Genocide. It’s really sad how the American government puts politics over humanity. Aren’t we supposed to be better than that?
I’m also glad that the Kardashian sisters are brining attention to this by tweeting to their 8 million+ followers. I was reading Kim’s Facebook page a while back and came across a post from this girl from Turkey, saying that the Armenian genocide is a lie because if it were to be true, it would be in their history books. The ignorance got me so angry I had to stop reading.
As for all the Armenians who voted for Obama because he would recognize the Armenian genocide, -_-.
Pictured above: A Tibetan exile writes a letter with her own blood, drawn into a cup with a syringe earlier, as she sits with others at a protest in New Delhi, India, against alleged Chinese occupation of Tibet Saturday March 14, 2009. 50 Tibetan activists wrote letters in their blood addressed to the European Parliament in support of activists on hunger strike in Brussels.
As most of us are aware of, there has been an ongoing conflict between China and it’s claimed territory, Tibet. Part of the conflict is the lack of religious freedom and autonomy that Tibetans get under China’s rule. Human rights activists, Nobel peace prize winners, along with celebrities have been signing a letter from Archbishop Desmond Tutu expressing concern at the deterioration of the human rights situation in Tibet, and the apparent breakdown of talks between the Chinese government and emissaries of the Dalai Lama. Earlier this week, the Dalai Lama condemned China’s “brutal crackdown” and its harsh rule over the decades, which has turned Tibet into a “hell on earth.”
The letter is open to the public to sign and can be found on TheCommunity.com. Once it reaches 100,000 signatures, it will be sent to Chinese President Hu Jintao and others.
With China being such a growing power and affecting the world, I think it’s time they make a change within their governing system and listen to the problems in their country. By continuously putting down people such as the Dalai Lama, a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate recognized by the world, and being one of the biggest human rights violators, they are hurting their credibility, and it’s bound to affect them deeply sooner or later.
What do you guys about this situation in Tibet? What do you think about the picture?
Today I finally decided to watch Slumdog Millionaire with a friend, and honestly, I don’t understand what the whole hype is about. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad movie, but I just think it’s over-rated.
In fact, the movie pissed me off.
Why? Because of the whole issue of male dominance and domestic violence within the country. Those of you who know me know that I can’t stand the oppression of women, and you can refer to an older blog I wrote about domestic violence. The reason why the movie didn’t impress me is because I know that stuff like that goes on in that country, and even have friends (who live in America) who have told me that their dad has the same mentality as the mob boss in the movie who was using women as objects and beating them up. Minus the game part of the movie, it seemed more like a documentary than anything else, which is why I’m not impressed by it. It’s like doing a movie about the hardships of living in Compton or any third world country… it’s an unfortunate part of life, and making a movie about it doesn’t make the movie itself anything special. Perhaps they should take some of the money (and publicity) they made from that movie and try to make a change in their country? I don’t know, but it’s just really sad. Maybe that’s another reason why the Indian government is suing the (Indian) cast, aside from the fact that they didn’t like the portrayal of the people in the slums… gee, I wonder why?
The movie was just more disturbing than anything else, especially the incident with the blind singing kids. Assholes like that exist, and it’s really heartbreaking that not everyone has the strength to get away from a lifestyle like that.
What do you think?
It was such a shame to come across this video of a 2-year old kid from China being encouraged by the parents to curse and smoke cigarettes. Seriously?? What is this world coming to?? How can the parents be THAT stupid? They should have their kid taken away from them; anyone would do a better job at parenting than them!