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Sat Dec 10, 2016, 03:34 PM

This Is Our Tiananmen Square

Are we up for it? Even though this is a battle that will be waged on the Internet, in the newspapers, on television and YouTube, it could get bloody. Jobs could be lost. Reputations could be trashed. Feelings could be hurt (yeah, that was sarcasm).

Chinese citizens, alarmed at being voiceless, at having no power to control their own lives and fates took to the streets. They were shot down. They died.

We are not being shot at--yet. But give our foreign master time. He'll get around to it. And his own citizens in his own country will applaud on cue.

How does it feel to be powerless? How does it feel to be third world? To know that your life and death is being orchestrated for the amusement of folks on the far side of the planet? How does it feel to be a participant in gladiatorial games for the amusement of Russia?

Now that we find ourselves in our own Tiananmen Square, how will we act? Will we hide? Will we put our heads in the sand and hope that four years from now it gets better? Will we pray to escape notice? Will we overeat and binge watch television? Will we sit quietly and weep?

Will we resist? Will we fight?

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Sat Dec 10, 2016, 03:59 PM

2. Things are bad and very scary but there is no way the USA is a third world and to call it so

demeans those who are. Hyperbole doesn't help.

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