Tuesday, April 29, 2008

"Buddha's" visit to my city...

... brought out Chinese Nationals who protested outside the arena while the Dali Lama addressed a large crowd inside. Waving flags and praising their homeland, I wonder if the irony of the situation ever sunk in. Such a demonstration would never be allowed to take place in their own country.
Meanwhile, a homegrown rebel used spraypaint to express his political ideology in a local park. Beside the two paintings here, two more masterpieces, both far more radical and politically volatile, adorned a different building. I expect to see many more new, sparkling "Free Tibet" bumperstickers adorning minivans full of kids on their way to soccer practice in the coming months.