Tag Archives: Olympic Torch

PR viagra cannot revive the limp Olympic Torch

Some of our readers might remember how, around this time a year ago, Catherine and I blogged voluminously about the bloody stupidity of China’s Olympic Torch relay. Now here comes news that the IOC has decided, belatedly, to jettison the … Continue reading

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The sacred torch, the cross and the earthquake

First, Catherine and I want to make it clear that we are not gloating over the suffering caused by the earthquake in China.   We will ask our local Catholic Priest to offer a special prayer for the earthquake victims at … Continue reading

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Amnesty International ad on “Torch-ure”

Thanks to Tom Legg for finding this.  We are unable to embed the cartoon.  But you can visit Tom’s blog and watch it there.   And please spread it around. More from Amnesty’s own site, about the inspiration behind the cartoon: … Continue reading

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Beijing’s neo-pagans, please learn your Runelore

Further evidence that the developed world, including Beijing, is on the threshold of a New Dark Age. From (Australian) ABC: Anger in South Korea is growing over violence during Sunday’s torch relay, recorded on widely circulated video clips, in which … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences 101: An Australian Response to China’s Arrogant Display of Nationalism at the Canberra Torch Relay

Update Since this story was published, I received another tip-off from a reader who alerted me to some personal accounts of three Canberra residents who were present at the Canberra torch relay.  Their unpleasant encounters with the pro-China thugs were published on 26 April … Continue reading

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Finally, the Torch goes where it’s perfectly welcome

They would have saved themselves and the world a lot of trouble if they had limited the entire international Olympic Torch relay to China’s number one ally, North Korea.   It will arrive there in a few days, to an unreservedly … Continue reading

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The Flying Dutchman is now a Western expat in Beijing

The Flying Dutchman’s hubris doomed him to wander the Earth, homeless, a man without a country, for eternity. Today you can see many of his shadows in Beijing, most especially in the faces of some Westerners who sold their souls … Continue reading

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A Reminder: The Torch Was Designed Specifically for Tibet

The time seems right for a reminder of the proximate cause of the worldwide furor surrounding the Olympic Torch. It was designed for the specific purpose of the provocative plan to take it to the top of Mount Everest. As … Continue reading

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Canberra Torch Relay: 50 Chinese Terrorise Little Girl

Loathsome bloody cowards. One woman called Marie said she was mobbed by screaming Chinese students as she tried to watch the relay go past. She had to be rescued and escorted away by police…. … Alistair Paterson, 52, from Lake … Continue reading

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Jin Jing, Beijing’s Parody of Martyrdom (re-posted)

Due to the mysterious disappearance of this article from Google, we are re-posting it under the same title as before. Our speculations about the probable reasons for the sabotage of this article are indicated in our above linked post and its … Continue reading

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