worried | 04.05.2001 14:33
And is it me, or does Chinese nationalism seem to be up for a fight, too? 10 years on from Tianimmen Square, and there has been a reversal in popular politics. And no one seems to care. At the same time, the media is playing up China as a threat - not thinking of the consequences in terms of public opinion.
The tension between the last two superpowers is immense. But there seems to be not a movement in this country - except CND - which is gathering a wide scale response to the US despotism which is currently gardening Capitol Hill. I am not questioning the anti-capitalist/globalisation movement, but someone mentioned on Usenet that ignoring this would be like ignore the Munich crisis in the 1930s. This may be a peice of sensationalism - but does this not concern anybody?
Perhaps there needs to be a debate on forming a coalition of protests groups against Bush. There seems to be a feeling that the EU is doing the work for us, with respect to Kyoto. If masses of people rejoined the CND and gathered at events such at Mayday for a common purpose against Bush, would the EU take a harder line? Since we will be likely radar spots for the NMD system, it is unlikely we can place our hands on our heads and ignore this.