Well peeps, its come to my attention how stupid this whole protest to the Olympics can get. Property destruction of a store that sells Olympic clothing. Dressing up in bizarre costumes and holding up very dumb signs that make absolutely no sense as to why your protesting at a world event.
There is a site that has a full listing of why they are protesting the Olympics http://no2010.com/node/18 Honestly this is some of the most ridiculous reasons why anyone should protest. Fascism and Racism: This is every where, not just at the Olympics. Several of these examples that have been used were from the unfortunate times of where the world has been blinded by their own propaganda. The world has changed drastically from what we were like in the 30's and the 60's. And as far as the communist rule in China what can the Olympic committee do? They only set up the games, that is why there is the UN, If there is any form of unfairness in human rights here in Canada then we will hear about it on the news and the internet.
I am in no way a racist or fascist, I am very proud of where I am in my life as a woman. I have many friends who come from other countries. I love learning about different cultures and learning other languages. But when it comes to people claiming their human rights are being taken away because of the Olympics, show me more proof than referencing things that happened 50 - 80 years ago.
Canada has some of the best legislation when it comes to human rights. You better believe I'm pissed about this accusation. http://www.unac.org/rights/actguide/canada.html#provincial
Here is something I wrote on a facebook Olympic message board:
The governments are always looking for ways to gain money and YES there are people who profit from it and others that get the short end of the stick. However, those who claim that the human rights are being treated unfairly here in Canada is an argument that I can disagree with.
We aren't under any Communist rule, we don't enslave people from other countries, and as far as the Native population is concerned they need to realize that heir way of living isn't enough to sustain them as a healthy way of living in today's world. We aren't trying to take away their beliefs or spirituality we are simply trying to get them to be a sustainable Canadian citizen.
There are many cultures that come from other countries and Canada opens their arms to them, but yet many of them aren't happy and it seems like they always have some complaint of why their not happy here. But yet Canada has bent over backwards to bring them here, its the same for many our Native population. but yet when we give them their own land and give them money they show us with their lifestyle and complaints they can not sustain themselves properly on their own.
The government is at a stand still with them, It may not be prominent in such provinces as BC or Alberta, but here in Winnipeg there is a vast amount of Natives here who do not work and live on welfare and they spend their money on drugs and booze.
And when someone like me who works hard and is sober needed help while being unemployed for a few months, get declined by her own government its a bit of a piss off to see the work of the government be so backwards.
I gotta quit writing before I destroy my computer with how angry I am with those protesters.