Thursday, June 4, 2009

20 Years

Hi folks!

Today marks 20 years since Tiananmen Square, and also 20 years since the transition in Poland.

What a strange juxtaposition of events.

A massacre of students and others asking their government to pursue democratic reforms, and the victory of Solidarity over the Communist system.

Beijing was horrible. Warsaw was beautiful.

Twenty years on, Poland is an EU member, and a strong ally of the US, while China is still suffering, despite the localized economic growth. And they are pressing their strong shoulder in support of North Korea.

The Poles have shown the possibilities when people join together to demand reform. China has capitulated to the heavy-handed, closed-minded, system of centralized rule. I hope and pray that the millions of Chinese will soon escape from the tyranny, and the regime will wither and fall off the vine.

Just a few thoughts on this anniversary.

Love and Peace to all!

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