3.21.2008

On Hiatus

I will be on hiatus for a little while, as spring is here, the holidays and birthdays are abound, and I have a commission that I really need to work on. I may, however put up some opinion pieces, time permitting and may even post pictures of my progress on my commission. Just so you know I'm alive!

In the meanwhile...what are everyone's thoughts and opinions about China's strangle hold on Tibet? Word on the street is that the "crackdown" is far more violent than is being reported.

Discuss amongst yourselves!

14 comments:

Daniel Owen said...

It's sad to see you go, but I envy you in a way!

Cheers comrade,

Hippychikky said...

Good luck with the squareback! I for one definitely want to see the progress. My dream is a hippy 77 camper with plaid interior and a sick ol paintjob! I could cruise all day in a squarback though. VW is the car of choice over here! Waiting for the bio-diesel polo bluemotion to his the US so I can drive eco friendly and smell like KFC! Peace out me lady

Dave Dubya said...

I am joining the boycott of the Olympics. I can't stand the charade of both the US and China crowing about their benevolent kindness towards dissenters. We are rapidly joining China as a cruel, authoritarian, and repressive state.

And the ultimate addition of insult to injury is that China was dropped from a list of top 10 human rights violators in the annual human rights report released by the U.S. State Department in 2008.

Yeah, the Bush Administration would be the ones to know all about a good human rights record.

It must be the international year of the vermin.

an average patriot said...

I wish you best of luck. We will be here when you get back. I for one will be dropping by anyway to drop a line and see if anything is new with you.
I am sickened by China and Bush but I will be dropping in on the Olympics only because I absolutely expect something to happen.
I don't understand the crackdown on Tibetans just because of the Religion and they said they want autonomy but under a peaceful prosperous China so like Bush china has a hidden agenda.
I know the Himalayas have a lot of natural resources but I believe with the water wars just beginning and the resource getting more precious by the minute that they want to secure their future, their life source. their water!

Renegade Eye said...

I have a post up now on Tibet, with an analysis. Interesting that the movement in Tibet, is beyond the demands of Dalai Lama. He is less militant than the fighters involved.

Good luck on your project. I always enjoy your blog.

proofpositivity said...

Not suprised. The government regulates what we view. Even though we have freedom of speech and right to free press things are withheld from us to propmote patriotism. I think it's dumb but that's my oppinion.

Tamera Daun said...

I echo dave dubya's thoughts.

Mitchell said...

I do think that the "crackdown" on Tibet by China is probably quite violent and I have more and more of a feeling to boycott the Olympics, and I have a feeling that something will definitely go wrong at the Beijing Olympics

Don Lewis said...

China has never been a friend of freedom. And I've always been amused by the rest of the world's mistaken belief in China's great wisdom and ability to plan long term. The fact is that China has NEVER met one of its own 5, 10, or 15 year plans. It has always been on the edge of revolution, from both its northern and southern provinces. The Chinese Leadership is in fear of its collective life. And fearful politicians are the most dangerous animals on Earth.

By the way, I don't mean to disparage all the Bush bashing, since I tend to agree with it, but ALL of the US politicians on the left (and most on the right)embrace China as well. This isn't a left-right, it's a right-wrong.

Claire said...

I am nosy so I would love to see some of your artwork.

Tamera Daun said...

Don Lewis. No, it is no left-right thing. It is definitely a right-wrong thing. George Bush should be looking 'wrong' no matter which wing one is viewing from. The rest of the world wants him OUT of office. Pronto. He has embarrassed this country almost beyond repair abroad. I had to be one of the Americans to constantly apologize over the pond for the whole mess. I'm f****** sick of it. They are sick and tired of the consequences of his actions taking place in their backyards. Period.

Don Lewis said...

Hi tamera! (Boy, you're everywhere!)

While I'm usually of a mind not to care what other countries (who have their own political albatrosses to bear) think about us, I'll be glad to see ol' GW go too.

But I'll bet you three free counseling sessions that whoever replaces him won't, in the end, make us any more popular 'over there'

a very public sociologist said...

Best of luck with the commission, and enjoy the hiatus too! If you do feel the need to post something, go with it. Don't fight it! It'll only turn you miserable!

Tamera Daun said...

Don...am I everywhere? Or, are you everywhere? *laughing*. Have a great week.