I had one of those weeks. Pretending. What do the Olympic Torch Relay, Tibet and Anzac Day have in common? Nothing apart from the fact they all dropped on our doorstep at the same time and seemed to present issues of human rights violations as well as celebrating our soldier”s role in conflicts around the world. The Chinese Olympic torch, as well as its officials, were welcomed by our very own recipients of human rights abuse, already forgotten since we said sorry the other day.
I suppose one would have to go along with the statements that the games are not political but they are about sports, and not upsetting our biggest trading partner for fear of buggering up our economy, which would invariably bring the government into disrepute, which would generally effect all members of both houses, which would probably have an effect on the population who have to elect our politicians, so! I guess it’s not all about sports either.