First Amendment Fatwa
Down through history the only obstacle to independence and liberty being exercised by free people are totalitarian leaders and governments that restrict what God has divinely bestowed on mankind — freedom. Recently, that quest for freedom has emerged in two diametrically opposed protests, one in the United States, and another, thousands of miles away, in Iran. Yet, as both exhibit the intrinsic cry of the human | Read More »
Today We Remember Tyranny and Defiance
People forget that the protests that June 4th were country wide, not just in Tiananmen Square. Today, China is trying its best to shut down the internet and news sources to keep the remembrances silent. China tries to wipe out the memory of the protests as it tries to wipe out the protestors themselves. We remember. We remember the tragedy. We remember that our nation | Read More »
Shorter Chas Freeman: the rabble at Tiananmen Square weren’t suppressed *enough*.
NO. REALLY. But I want to take issue with what I assume, perhaps incorrectly, to be yoiur citation of the conventional wisdom about the 6/4 [or Tiananmen] incident. I find the dominant view in China about this very plausible, i.e. that the truly unforgivable mistake of the Chinese authorities was the failure to intervene on a timely basis to nip the demonstrations in the bud, | Read More »