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  # 2250534 3-Jun-2019 16:42
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quickymart: I vaguely remember this on the news, I was in Form 3. What happened to that guy?

 

No one knows... He was most likely made an example of by the current regime, or made to simply "disappear"..


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  # 2250596 3-Jun-2019 17:24
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If the protesters then had the communications tech available now, I wonder if the crackdown would have been as effective?


 
 
 
 




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  # 2250693 3-Jun-2019 20:16
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Geektastic: Why do I need my memory refreshed about something that happened somewhere else a long time ago?

I hadn't forgotten it, but I'm unsure what difference refreshing my memory would make. I saw it happen on the news.

 

 

Perhaps because like the Holocaust, the end of WWI, D-Day (you know, 75 years in a couple of days), the first Moon landing, human achievements need to be remembered otherwise people may not realise the efforts other put before to make sure we don't let all go. We live in troubled times. The way I see it fascism is rearing its ugly head again. Human rights are trampled and people don't realise that we need one person to make a stand and for others to follow.

 

You don't need to follow the thread if you don't like the message, meaning or even the event.





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  # 2250701 3-Jun-2019 20:32
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To me, this thread is important reading for those who claim that the US and China are as bad as each other when it comes to surveillance, human rights, freedom of speech etc - as we saw in the Huawei thread and elsewhere.


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  # 2250718 3-Jun-2019 21:37
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shk292:

 

To me, this thread is important reading for those who claim that the US and China are as bad as each other when it comes to surveillance, human rights, freedom of speech etc - as we saw in the Huawei thread and elsewhere.

 

 

Who claims that?  I've never seen anybody claim such a thing on GZ.

 

Seems like a straw-man argument and "whataboutism".

 

The fact that the US is being influenced by rising fascist / authoritarianism /populism  isn't excused by the probability that China is worse.

 

 


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  # 2250745 3-Jun-2019 22:32
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shk292:

To me, this thread is important reading for those who claim that the US and China are as bad as each other when it comes to surveillance, human rights, freedom of speech etc - as we saw in the Huawei thread and elsewhere.



Every state has its skeletons in the closet. Some not quite to this scale, but Kent State, Bloody Sunday, Parihaka, all show we are all as bad as each other and can't point the finger at a foreign big bad.

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  # 2250747 3-Jun-2019 22:34
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Hopefully, by reminding people about it, some will pause to remember and realise how China and similar examples serves as a warning to all of us. Germany didn't start out fascist. America isn't fascist yet. But contempt for democratic institutions and the rule of law can never end well for those who cherish personal freedom and independent thought. China reminds us how fragile those are. I for one vividly recall the uprising and the enormous courage of tank man and many others who have now been disappeared from history. At the very least, we owe them our memories. They deserve much more.





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  # 2250748 3-Jun-2019 22:34
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Fred99:

 

Who claims that?  I've never seen anybody claim such a thing on GZ.

 

Seems like a straw-man argument and "whataboutism".

 

The fact that the US is being influenced by rising fascist / authoritarianism /populism  isn't excused by the probability that China is worse.

 

 

 

 

You need to be less selective on your reading.  Page 8 on the thread about Google suspending Huawei's access to Android has a few examples.  There have been plenty of others in the past.

 

Putting a label on it doesn't make it untrue


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  # 2250750 3-Jun-2019 22:36
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@shk292 @fred99 stay on topic in this thread please



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  # 2250759 3-Jun-2019 22:55
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This thread is about the human spirit.

If I wanted otherwise I would have posted in the Politics sub-forum.




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  # 2250793 4-Jun-2019 08:31
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*Xi Jinping would like to know your exact location*

 

Thank you for posting this, freitasm. Will be interesting to see if the Tweet gets removed (I read that Twitter has been banning/removing several accounts that posted re: Tiananmen Square – thought admittedly I don't know the full details so they may have been fake accounts).


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  # 2250848 4-Jun-2019 09:02
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That imagery is still fresh in my mind, despite all the time passed since.





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  # 2250854 4-Jun-2019 09:15
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This made me think about the images from history seared into my brain. Mostly televisual ones.
Neil Armstrong's "Small Step"
Berlin Wall coming down
Vietnamese girl running along a road after a napalm attack
Tiananmen Square
World Trade Center Collapse.
The Asian Tsunami.
I'm sure the longer I think, the more will appear. But I also wonder if the internet generation's memory will be of "Charlie bit my finger!" instead.




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  # 2250862 4-Jun-2019 09:17
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freitasm:

 

Aredwood: If the intention is solely just to get Geekzone blocked from China. Post some Falun Gong content.

 

 

No, that's not the intention. Mentioning the Tiananmen Square events is a way of getting blocked in the PRC. 

 

The intention is to refresh people's memories of events that happened 30 years ago this week.

 

 

The NZ Falun Gong website isn't blocked in China. http://www.falundafa.org.nz/

 

The OP's embedded twitter link is though, not because of the tank man video, but because twitter is blocked.

 

The person who posted that video in a tweet claims to live in China, but the intended audience for the tweet is clearly not China.  This thread is supposed to be non-political, but @kilorocky appears to be a political troll.

 

And as for twitter?

 

https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/01/twitter-china-takedown/

 

Somewhere there might be truth.  Good luck finding it, in China or anywhere these days.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 2250864 4-Jun-2019 09:27
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Geektastic:

 

gehenna:

 

Geektastic: Why do I need my memory refreshed about something that happened somewhere else a long time ago?

I hadn't forgotten it, but I'm unsure what difference refreshing my memory would make. I saw it happen on the news.

 

Don't read the thread then, plenty more to look at.  

 

 

I had to read it in order to find out what it was about.

 

 

If you feel the imperative to read a thread is too much to resist then sure go for it, but you can still elect to show some restraint after that by simply not replying - what value did your querulous post questioning the value of the original post add to the discussion?

 

I, for one, appreciated being reminded of this, and have taken the opportunity to read up to refresh my own memory and understanding.


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