Non-Day #8964

Today in China is the anniversary of  the student movement that ended in spring 1989 with the deaths of some, the imprisonment of many and the escape of a few.

After 21 years history has been rewritten and some of us wonder what happened to “Tankman”-the brave /foolish?young manw ho stood in front of the tanks on Changan and was filmed for the entire world to see.

In 1988 I came to China for the first time so I was heart-broken when I saw this on TV from my home in America the following year.

In 2010 I am sad that the world has not moved forward, that the dialogue longed for in 1989 has been shelved and money has become the new god/goddess.

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