Friday, January 30, 2009

Why is this okay?

I have really been questioning the kinds of things that are let go and exploited in the name of entertainment these days. The honor and respect of men and women, the innocence of children, consumerism and the lifestyle that is sold to people, racism, sexism, classism, and the sheer amount of money that is invested in and generated from this crap, all for profit, money at the expense of humanity. Goodness.

On a brighter note, this is exactly why people should stay dedicated in whatever field they are in, hold on to their moral values, and work for the betterment of all people God-willing! Si se puede si Dios quiere!

Rights group: 1.5 million people displaced by preparations for 2008 Beijing Olympics

GENEVA — Some 1.5 million Chinese have been forced from their homes during preparations for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, a rights group said Tuesday.

China rejected the figures from the Geneva-based Center on Housing Rights and Evictions as "groundless" and said some 6,000 families had been compensated and properly resettled.

Some 6,037 households have been demolished since 2002 to make way for nine venues in the process of preparing for the 2008 Olympic Games, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said.

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(Props to Zahra Billoo for sharing this information and insight)

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