In Memoriam: Tiananmen Square

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Yesterday, June 4, was the twenty-first anniversary of the brutal suppression of the pro-Democracy protests in Tiananmen Square in Beijing.  Over 3000 of the protestors were murdered by the Communist government of China.  Tyranny won that round, but I have absolutely no doubt that Democracy will ultimately prevail in the Middle Kingdom.  When it does, the heroes and heroines of Tiananmen Square will be remembered and their murderers forgotten.

“The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.”

–Thucydides

3 Responses to In Memoriam: Tiananmen Square

  • T. Shaw says:

    Hate to date myself. I remember seeing TV news films from the Hungarian Uprising – soviet tanks rolling through Budapest.

    Lenin count your children now.

    Prayerfully hope free China will soon emerge.

  • Donna V. says:

    May God be with the murdered of Tiananmen Square.

    The last words I heard my father speak were about Tiananmen. He had had a stroke. He watched the tanks rolling into Tiananmen Sq. and said “That’s terrible.” It was very like my father to 1. be concerned about people suffering half a world away and 2. to be interested in politics until (almost) his dying breath.

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