Thursday, June 4, 2009

Twenty Years of Silence

Today, it is the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989. This means that twenty years ago, today, a significant number of Chinese protesters were massacred by the military at the command of their own government. This was the day that triggered the censorship and complete reassembly of Chinese history and to this day, this ignorant silence is still consistently upheld, even as technology and media evolves. For this, I think the Chinese Government are despicable pigs. How dare they retard their entire population by sugar-coating truths and facts simply because of some ruthless decision that was made years ago?

Silence is something that I strongly oppose, after all, it’s meant to be a free world. Parents who guide their children through life annoy me because it’s a life which avoids exposure to the world and, in my opinion, that’s terrible parenting, but that’s only one kid, in China’s case, we are talking about not one kid but over one billion people here, adults, children, everyone. That means that there are over a billion people that cannot simply Google anything regarding the Tiananmen Square Protests or even Tibet’s fight for independence, it means that there are over a billion people that are forbidden from using a photo sharing website just in case they find about how their government murders people that voice their opinions. People have a right to know, just as I have the right to look up how we as Australians attempted to breed-out the Aborigines; nobody said that we were proud, but we still don’t deny it, nevertheless. In China, people have been fired for posting articles, the government has patched, pipelined, mislead and silenced any honest source in an immature act of trying to dull out mistakes and petty facts, in light of that, to me, this behaviour is relative to a modern form of communism or perhaps even Marxism with less-severity, I mean, I know that the Chinese have their reasons, but so did Joseph Stalin while he was executing sixty million Russians, if you catch my drift; he too rewrote history to the way he preferred.

In the last year or so, however, it is evident that the Chinese Government have been a tad more open about the events that unfolded on June 4th, 1989, despite their recent restriction of several social-networking sites in the build up to today, on that note, I am interested to see how today will be handled, will the protests remain Taboo, or will friends and family be able to mourn and commemorate correctly? I guess we will just have to wait and see.


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2 comments:

  1. the one thing i cant stand is censorship!

    i find it painfull that in the name of power and control.

    they are opressing one of humantiy greatest assests,

    a sense of justice and A HUMAN SOUL!

    i was in a protest a few years back just beofre the bejing games

    and the things i learnt about china were horrific.

    we can only hope it changed soon!

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  2. ALSO the image you have

    is one of the most powerfull through out history!

    makes me shead a tear each time i see it.

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