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Old 06-04-2009, 07:48 AM
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Default It was 20 years ago today...

Good lord, has it really been that long?

It's the 20th anniversary of Tianamen Square. The week that, among many many other acts of that Chinese revolt against the communist system there, the world was treated to the sight of one lone man standing firm against a row of tanks. (If there was ever a guy whom I admire... one whom I would instantly label as an "honorary American"... that's him!

My personal memory of the event was that the news kept breaking in on the season finale of "Beauty and the Beast" as the Chinese government began the assault on the people in the square. I was upset about the interruption, but I kept wondering if we were about to see an atrocity comitted on worldwide TV: the possible murder of thousands of demonstrators.
Number Two: Conform, Number Six! Conform!

Number Six: I will not be stamped, filed, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered! I am a person.

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