Cyber dissident Wang Dejia was arrested for “subverting state secrets” (what else?), which means penning too many articles critical of the government. Some of those critical essays pertained to the upcoming summer Olympics:
In recent months, Wang also gave an interview to the Epoch Times, a media group backed by the banned sect [email protected] G0ng, in which he claimed the Olympics would exacerbate the sufferings of Chinese people and leave them “living like dogs and pigs.”
Wang blamed the “autocratic nation” for destroying ordinary people’s homes in mass demolitions in order to build grandiose Olympic venues, and criticised China’s intensified crackdown on dissidents.
Thankfully, the forces of good are (well, maybe, possibly are) standing tall against the forces of autocratic evil. That’s right folks, we’re talking Steven Spielberg. There is speculation that the famed E.T. director might withdraw his participation from the Olympics over the Sudan issue, but, as we said, this is still mere conjecture. The Slate article linked to just now says that Spielberg has not participated in any Olympics related activities since February. In November, he sent a letter to the Chinese government with regards to the issue, but says that he hasn’t gotten a letter back yet. Silly, Steven, don’t you know? Wen Jiabao is too busy writing letters to migrant workers to deal with your shit!
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