Ray wrote:Who here has said they support any of that? Just because you feel so strongly about it doesn't mean we don't. So please, stop acting like we are all the criminals. It says alot about you that your feelings are that we are all guilty by association.
Let me ask you this MC. What can little me, living in Columbus Georgia USA, do to some Chinese Communist moron hell bent on committing mass murder? Send him a strongly worded email? Or maybe an internet petition that won't meant jack squat to Gen. Chinese Commie man? Or how about a strongly worded forum post like this one on his favorite site? How can I stop something that they have been doing for alot longer than 50 years when I have no power within my own government damn near, much less theirs?
And YOU have no right to come on here and DEMAND that people support your views. You need to get a grip on yourself Manchild. I respect you and your opinions even though they aren't always the same as mine, but I'll be damned to have someone preach to me over the internet. You aren't the last word in what all of us should do and say, and I'm quite amused that you automatically assume we all don't care. Great way to insult a whole forums community. Don't preach to me any more, I get enough of that --- through my media here in the States.
One more thing. What exactly are you doing about it MC?
I didn't say that all of the forum members are pr*cks but only some of them. Not raising voice against those crimes is same as saying they support those crimes, especially since they found the need to write something in this thread aimed against idea of boycott but nothing if favor of people who suffer.
I don't demand anything. I just have zero tolerance against fascism, mass murderers, terrorism etc. There is no debate possible with such villains, countries and organizations. I'm expressing my opinion in a way that I'm not allowing any support for murderers and tyrants of any sort. Remember WWII? No talk with Nazis, no political analysis and debate about holocaust but bullet in their heads and rope for those who get caught alive. Now tell me that that was a bad approach and that free world should have sit back, let holocaust go on and do nothing but boycott products from Nazi Germany?
"Small" people like you and me can't do much about that communist beast but at least we can raise a voice and try to point out on something. That's something compared to doing absolutely nothing or supporting Chinese GP organizers. At least for the peace of our minds and clear conscience. If enough small people from the free world raise their voice than their governments will have to take measures against China according to will of their voters. That's the basic idea.
You know, Lady Diana was a perfect example of that. She could have been sitting in UK, enjoying life and not caring but she didn't because she felt responsibility to raise her voice against injustice and to give at least moral support to those in need. Ask yourself why did she visited starving people, people who got injured with anti-infantry mines, visiting people who were dying from incurable diseases... even risking her own life and health? That wasn't her job, that was her choice because she was human in the true meaning of that word. She also couldn't change it but being a person with moral considers that you don't turn your head and don't speak up. Many other famous and infamous people are doing it too.
Some people mentioned boycott of Chinese products as the best way to fight that regime? China is committing genocide in Tibet for almost 60 years now and up to 10 or 15 years ago there weren't any of their products on the global market but that didn't prevent them to kill Tibetans for 40 years. Even more, if boycott of products is found by some as good way to harm them, than how come no one sees Chinese GP as one of their biggest product, sold and advertised globally trough every possible media from which they'll make millions?
You asked what I'm doing? Well, I made a topic in one of the most famous F1 forums and suggested boycott idea hoping that it would spread among F1 world.