April 30, 2008
Though I’m an immigrant to the U.S., I have no loyalty to Russia, the country where I was born. I see it for what it is, a country with a strong heritage that can produce great beauty in the form of literature, art, dance and so on, but also that can impose a system of destruction on their people for generations and not think twice about it.
I wonder about these Chinese students. They have to know the truth about their home country. They live here, after all, and they see that we don’t kill baby girls or lock up critics of the state. And yet they feel defensive in the face of criticism of China. Is it loyalty or denial?
On a separate note, the popular Facebook program Superpoke recently added this poke:
“Love China with _____”:
Of course, you can also Free Tibet: