Sunday, June 10, 2007

Beijing 2008: The spirit of child labor and worker exploitation

Merchandise for the 2008 Beijing Olympics is being made using child labor, forced overtime, and other means of worker exploitation.

Karl Marx is rolling in his grave. Of course, he started rolling as soon as Stalin raised the red flag, and he hasn't stopped.

Should we boycott Beijing '08? Then again, when so many of our products come from China due to our huge trade deficit, will boycotting the Olympics really make that much of a difference? Or will it help to bring global attention to the problem of worker exploitation in this supposed proletarian paradise? I'm not sure yet.

Arise, ye prisoners of starving and being prisoners?