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Old 06-06-2006, 07:45 PM   #16
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THAT however is ridiculous. Our economy depends on them as much as theirs on ours. I'm sure there are millions of Chinese people as disgusted about this as you are. You can't just blanket boycott a country because of a practice that goes on in a limited area.

You can pick out the negatives in any country and turn it into a hate case.
Attack the problem, not the nation, folks.
I think that chinese people may not be that disgusted because that are so many things like this in the asian countries, but that's them culture and that's something difficult to change. Mentalities are totally different.
However, that's not an excuse and I'm totally against that. Boycotts to those countries are welcome. Maybe they'll learn what human and animals rights exist and that the barbarie time was centuries ago. Fuck them all!

I agree that McCartney takes this attitude. It's like someone said: if it's not a respectable and influenced guy like him, how will give the face for those kind of causes?
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THAT however is ridiculous. Our economy depends on them as much as theirs on ours. I'm sure there are millions of Chinese people as disgusted about this as you are. You can't just blanket boycott a country because of a practice that goes on in a limited area.

You can pick out the negatives in any country and turn it into a hate case.
Attack the problem, not the nation, folks.



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McCartney really bugs me - he came over to a small part of Canada that hunts seals (and has been hunting seals for a couple of hundred years) and shit all over them.

Yes, he came here to my province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It would be easy for me to dismiss him completely, but I do see his side of things. He's on a quest to treat animals ethically, and to make sure human use of animals is primarily for the purpose of sustenance instead of fashion, etc.

The problem arises with his method. He's not going to change opinions overnight (or in an afternoon on an ice flow in our case). These are big issues, and they're intertwined with the very fabric of global culture, history, and commerce.

I'm a hypocrite. I worry about little animals, then eat them. McCartney, however, is also a lesson in contradiction. He's shown grand naivete on the history and geography of the very regions he claims to care about. In the seal case, for example, he actually forgot where he was in Canada and mistook us for another province. On top of this, he refused an invitation to speak in person on the issues with our government leaders.

Boycotting China, or any country for that matter, makes a big splash in the news for a day or two. But, if he really wishes to be taken seriously over the long haul, he's got to do the legwork within these places instead of flying over them and waving his middle finger.
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I'll be surprised if the people who are really upset about this boycott goods made in China anytime soon.
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As if 99.9% of Chinese give a shit that he's not going to be gracing them with his music.
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The former Beatle also said he would boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics
What a threat. Either he was delusional about how good an athlete he is (likely, this is Paul McCartney), or he just rescued us from hearing any of his past 20 years of output performed at the Games (excellent) or he's just threatening not to switch over to that channel.
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Considering that China doesn't even make human rights a top priority, I don't see animal rights changing anytime soon.
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I'll be surprised if the people who are really upset about this boycott goods made in China anytime soon.
No kidding, I guess we'll never see them on Interference again b/c I'd bet half their computers' parts are made in China! And don't forget about your car, your clothes, and pretty much any electronic device you own...

I agree that the uproar over animal rights when there are obvious gross violations of human rights is a bit silly, but Macca can push whatever cause he wants. If I support A, B, and C and he supports X, Y, and Z, doesn't mean he doesn't CARE about A, B and C. One person can only do so much.
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I don't think animal rights is silly at all
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The former Beatle also said he would boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics

And he was England's best hope for gold in the decathlon.
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And he was England's best hope for gold in the decathlon.


And there was a time he was being considered for the 3 legged race.
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And there was a time he was being considered for the 3 legged race.
Ouch!
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And there was a time he was being considered for the 3 legged race.


One of his legs has made off with several billion dollars.
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