[permaculture] Tibet Update: Boycott the Olympics ....

Charles de Matas cdematas at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 18 12:24:51 EDT 2008

Why all this increase in interest in human rights in Tibet now?  Just because it's an olympic year and people want to embarass the chinese and call for boycotts?  The US empire is on the decline.  What nation will fill the void and become the new world empire?  When one empire falls another one inevitably rises.  The US filled the void of the declining spanish empire in the new world.  After the decline of the british empire, the US also became a major economic power.  Once the chinese learn to play the capitalism game well enough they will become the new world economic superpower. Boycott if you want, millions of people around the world are still going to buy their cheaper clothes, gadgets and other products. That's globalisation and free markets.  The US and EU are unlikely to call any kind of official boycott.  A lot of chinese financial reserves are in US currency.  The chinese can easily inflict severe damage on the US exchange rate by switching to another currency. The chinese can boycott also.
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