Susannah shaves her head for Tibet

April 10, 2008 at 7:41 pm 4 comments

In the latest installment of my political cartoon “Running Gags,” Susannah gets her head shaved as a sign of solidarity with the Tibetan protestors of the China Summer Olympics. Others who did this in real life include over 40 people in Harvard Square on Wednesday.

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  • 1. Rob Rubin  |  April 11, 2008 at 12:30 am

    Well done! Looks like I beat Martin to the punch tonight, so here goes.

    Yes we are hypocritical in that China is a key trading partner for us but we will show some useless unhappiness over Tibet. I thought the Olympics was supposed to bring together people of all countries, no matter what the politics, to compete where we are all equal (athletes). Leave the torch alone please and if you can’t take the situation, don’t watch the Games on TV which was assembled in China on your couch stuffed in China and all the other goods you depend on. Remember that Hitler came to the Olympics in 1933? and we wooped his master race thanks to Jesse Owens. So get over it already and let the games begin.

    Martin, you know, I don’t see any illegal immigrants shaving their heads.

    Rob

  • 2. Martin  |  April 11, 2008 at 1:13 am

    Before we campaign to keep the Olympics out of China as a demonstration of solidarity with the Tibetan protesters, we should agree to cancel the games or else settle on an acceptable substitute setting where there is no subjugation of indigenous peoples or other minorities, where freedom is not limited, where all citizens are equal under the law and there is no human trafficking, no slavery, no children found living in the streets, no child prostitution and where evil in one form or another is not sanctioned.
    Of course you will reply, “It is a matter of scale. The Tibetan situation is of such a grand scale, that it overshadows the minor evils perpetrated in other lands.”
    Okay, I get it … it is a matter of scale and not principle.

  • 3. Rob Rubin  |  April 12, 2008 at 1:21 am

    Hi Martin,

    I agree with your point but what does it have to do with the Olympics? We don’t control the committee alone. As a nation(s), China and others should be dealt with from that perspective.

  • 4. Stephen Carpenter  |  April 17, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    So we are protesting that the chinese should leave tibet? Fine I am on board as long as we can also protest that the jews should leave isreal and found their new homeland somewhere where other people weren’t already living. Deal?

    Frankly, This is such a nonissue for me. I Started boycotting the Olympics when I realized what a lap dog the organization was for the world political machine.

    Why else take a snowboarder’s gold away for a nn-performance enhancing drug, when the ONLY reason they test for it in the first place is kow towing to pressure from politicians.

    The Olympics are tainted from the start. Talk to me about them again when they return to the real Olympic format…. when the atehletes show up only in their real Olympic Uniforms, the one put on them by the Gods! When they show up for their own pride, and national flags and anthems are left at the stadium archways!

    Screw the Olympics in its ear…and that has nothing to do with China.

    -Steve

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