May 02, 2005

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Final thoughts (out of time, sorry...)

My last post: three short messages and a personal note.

- Pu Zhiqiang's letter is, in my opinion, one of the most important (and bravest) political documents written by a Chinese over the last years. It's a shame it got so little attention.

- I quite understand why CCP is so scared of the spreading of democratic feelings all around. If in China, it would mean the end of its monopolistic rule. What I'll never understand (as if butter wouldn't melt in my mouth) is why so many people here and elsewhere share the same fear, ending up by parroting the same stale rhetoric.
Leave despots alone with their nightmares, guys. Let freedom ring. Don't be afraid.
Tyranny and its consequences are not facts of life. They are crimes.
It's the fundamental issue of our time: there are no excuses.

- To expat bloggers, usually so kind towards CCP dictatorial regime and so timid (with few exceptions) in denouncing it: you have a great responsibility and a great opportunity. Please, don't waste it.

Personal note: last summer I visited China with my girlfriend. Needless to say, it was one of the most interesting experiences of my life. We took more than 500 pictures: some of them are collected here, in my trip account (in italian). Every link is a photo. So, if you want, enjoy them and give me your feedback.

Thank you, readers. Thank you, Simon. I hope I haven't broken anything.

posted by Enzo on 05.02.05 at 10:59 PM in the


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