One of you will end up here next!
Good for Montreal, but honestly I see a double standard. Many conservatives (and others) voiced opposition and concern over the Beijing Olympics and the fact that China restricts human rights with many being concerned by their restrictions on religious freedom and practice. There isn't nearly the same outcry, but Russia passing anti-homosexual "propaganda" laws? The whole liberal world goes in support and cries fowl over it. Back in China I remember many telling those concerned about China hosting that "these games are apolitical, it's a point to put politics aside and compete as nations" and other such stuff. I just smell a hint of hypocrisy or possible bias with the outrage over Russian laws concerning homosexuality and then back when the Olympics were hosted in China with not nearly the same level of international and personal opposition/activism.
Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates
We had no qualms about attending the Olympics along with all those totalitarian, communistic nations that oppressed their entire populations all through the Cold War, and now people want to see the Olympics essentially destroyed over LGBT issues? And they fancy themselves to be more enlightened and tolerant. What a joke.
“We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”. – J Robert Oppenheimer.
I would much rather they fly the bear flag to be honest, the rainbow one is just gay.