On Tibetan Flags

Irony, thy name is China.

China, who is hosting the Summer Olympics.

China, who is engaged in a brutal repression of Tibet.

China, who doesn’t want Tibet to mar their perfect Olympics.

China, whose factories are making “Free Tibet” flags.

Were making, rather.

Chinese authorities put an end to the factory’s orders for Free Tibet flags.

The lesson here?

Political speech? Not good in China. Money for others’ political speech? Good in China, until you get caught.

Money talks in China.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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