Meta-Blog

SEARCH QandO

Email:
Jon Henke
Bruce "McQ" McQuain
Dale Franks
Bryan Pick
Billy Hollis
Lance Paddock
MichaelW

BLOGROLL QandO

 
 
Recent Posts
The Ayers Resurrection Tour
Special Friends Get Special Breaks
One Hour
The Hope and Change Express - stalled in the slow lane
Michael Steele New RNC Chairman
Things that make you go "hmmmm"...
Oh yeah, that "rule of law" thing ...
Putting Dollar Signs in Front Of The AGW Hoax
Moving toward a 60 vote majority?
Do As I Say ....
 
 
QandO Newsroom

Newsroom Home Page

US News

US National News
Politics
Business
Science
Technology
Health
Entertainment
Sports
Opinion/Editorial

International News

Top World New
Iraq News
Mideast Conflict

Blogging

Blogpulse Daily Highlights
Daypop Top 40 Links

Regional

Regional News

Publications

News Publications

 
Tiananmen Square: 18 years ago today
Posted by: McQ on Monday, June 04, 2007

This is one of the most unforgettable images of raw courage I've ever seen. It is a metaphor for the frailty of freedom and liberty.



Gateway Pundit has a great mutimedia remembrance. Got take a look.

China seems to have come a long way in these 18 years, but you should remember that just below that veneer of freedom and progress they like to show the rest of the world lurks the same monster which crushed those seeking freedom on that heady June day in 1989. Until the communists fall from power, real freedom and liberty will always be an illusion. Take a moment today and remember those who died for it that day.
 
TrackBacks
Return to Main Blog Page
 
 

Previous Comments to this Post 

Comments
That image/footage of the student standing before the tanks - and getting run over - was one of THE most powerful things I’ms ever seen.

I was 10 years old (almost 11) when this happened, and I barely understood it all then. I only grasped that China wasn’t like the USA, and that they didn’t enjoy what we take for granted...

Now at the ripe ol’ age of 28 (almost 29), I understand the politics then and now better, but the pure unadulterated courage behind what that student did still shocks and amazes me.

Had it not been for students like him, what happened that day might never have been know around the world to the extent it was. The image of one lone person standing their ground before a tank and allowing himself to get run over, crushed and killed, sparked a certain flame. It awoke a lot of people.

Sadly, alot of people then proceeded to go back to sleep...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
URL: http://
China has modernized it’s economy by adopting Capitalist economic theory. That has set them on the path to prosperity. Unfortunately they still are a dictatorial totalitarian government. The moment China’s modernization threatens the Communist party, the hammer will fall crushing any opposition real or imagined.
 
Written By: James E. Fish
URL: http://faroutfishfiles.blogspot.com/
That image/footage of the student standing before the tanks - and getting run over - was one of THE most powerful things I’ms ever seen.
[...]
Had it not been for students like him, what happened that day might never have been know around the world to the extent it was. The image of one lone person standing their ground before a tank and allowing himself to get run over, crushed and killed, sparked a certain flame. It awoke a lot of people.
I feel awkward about saying so, but he wasn’t run over; he was pulled into the crowd by other Chinese. We can speculate about what happened to him after he left the scene; some think he went into hiding, some think he was arrested and/or killed shortly thereafter.
 
Written By: Bryan Pick
URL: http://www.qando.net
Scott, Bryan beat me to alerting you to the fact that the guy who defied the tank wasn’t killed — at least not by that tank at that time — thanks, I would think, to many many eyes on him at that particular, unforgettable moment.

Here’s the video (from the Gateway Pundit link).

At the time of the Tiananmen Square protests, I was working at a place where we’d been trying for several weeks to help a few Chinese medical students get visas to come to the US for a few months. Their government had us jumping one ridiculous hurdle after another — way more nonsense than any other country any of us had ever dealt with. The boss was on the verge of abandoning the effort and telling the commies to shove it when the protests started up and saved us any further trouble. Apparently all the students in that whole country had their leashes shortened drastically overnight. Nobody we’d been working with got permission from their side to come see us — not for months and months as I recall.
 
Written By: Linda Morgan
URL: http://
I swear I remmeber seeing footage of a student being made into roadkill...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
URL: http://
Yeah, the guy didn’t get run over. The Army pulled in people from other provinces in the next few days. Such hesitation didn’t happen again.

I’m more interested in what happened to the soldiers that didn’t run him over.
 
Written By: jpm100
URL: http://

 
Add Your Comment
  NOTICE: While we don't wish to censor your thoughts, we do blacklist certain terms of profanity or obscenity. This is not to muzzle you, but to ensure that the blog remains work-safe for our readers. If you wish to use profanity, simply insert asterisks (*) where the vowels usually go. Your meaning will still be clear, but our readers will be able to view the blog without worrying that content monitoring will get them in trouble when reading it.
Comments for this entry are closed.
Name:
Email:
URL:
HTML Tools:
Bold Italic Blockquote Hyperlink
Comment:
   
 
Vicious Capitalism

Divider

Buy Dale's Book!
Slackernomics by Dale Franks

Divider

Divider