“There is such a country in the World which controls every single citizen by dictating only one proper way of life. State full of nonsense and exceptional cruelty. One of the last places where speaking out about free Tibet is punishable by imprisonment. Country, whose inhabitants must recon with the fact that after 70 years of living in purchased apartment, they will have to pay for it again. Where having more than one child is unwelcome by the authorities, and censorship is something so obvious that access to many websites, including youtube.com is impossible. Country in which place of cruel genocide is now a square of social meetings and political rallies. Where people cannot worship those who gave their lives in fight for freedom. Whenever the government bans something, forget about finding an answer “why”. These questions always remain unanswered.
This is a story about several people, who know how to say “NO”. About those who carry freedom in their hearts. They do not fear of authorities, and they are not afraid to stand on the stage and scream the words of truth through the microphone.
Welcome to the People’s Republic of China – Welcome to Beijing.
Sometimes I think that the amount of time you live on earth is just an inverse reflection of how good you were in a previous existence: for example, infants who die from SIDS were actually great people when they were alive “for real,” so they get to go to heaven after a mere five weeks in purgatory. Meanwhile, anyone Willard Scott ever congratulated for turning 102 was obviously a terrible individual who had many, many previous sins to pay for and had to spend a century in his or her unknown purgatory (even though the person seemed perfectly wholesome in this particular world).— Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story by Chuck Klosterman