Trying to make sense of a weird world - and maybe make it a little better
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
The Voice of Darkness
The grotesquely misnamed Beijing front organisation Voice of Loving Hong Kong not only urges us to "forgive and forget" the events of 4 June 1989 - I wonder if they would "forgive and forget" the murder of their own children for demonstrating peacefully - but has resurrected the misleading claim that "no one was killed in Tiananmen Square". Technically this may be true - the deaths largely occurred in the nearby streets - but their intent is clearly to cast doubt on whether the massacre happened at all. Well, the Woodstock festival wasn't held in Woodstock, either, but that doesn't mean there was no festival.