Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Finaly, a new post.

I'm pretty busy with my summer job, but I hope to be back to blogging in a few days (maybe a week).

However, I came across this, and it needs to be shared.

Why do people -- Westerners, he {the author's son} meant in this case -- wear Mao t-shirts, but not Hitler or Stalin t-shirts? Frankly, I can think of but one answer that stands up to the test of history: Mao murdered millions of Asians, but Hitler and Stalin slaughtered Europeans. Westerners, particularly the paternalistic left, do not value Asian lives according to the same standard, so they are willing to forgive the murder of tens of millions of Chinese. Anybody want to try their hand at a different explanation?

This is why so many on the left were willing to let Iraqis continue to suffer under Saddam Hussein, and believe that "stability" in the Arab world is more important than popular sovereignty. Arabs aren't capable of democracy, you know. It also explains why the interventions in Bosnia, Servia and Kosovo were justified for their humanitarian purposes (according to the left), but the invasion of Iraq was not.

This is something I've thought about for a long time...and something that the college students (and some profs) don't understand. They just wear the Che and Mao shits anyway...most don't even know who those guys are, other than that they stand for communism. That is probably the saddest part about the whole t-shirt craze.

I think, if you're going to display a simbol, you should understand what it means first....

1 comment:

  1. Amen! Beautifully put. The grunts of the left mostly don't have a clue to the inherent racism to which they subscribe.