Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Tiananmen Square Massacre forgotten in China?

Think about the power that information holds, the power that comes from controlling the flow of information, and the power humans have to willfully forget completely.
A young clerk in China approved a classified ad dedicated to the mothers of those who died in the Tiananmen Square Massacre, against government policy, because he had never heard of the massacre. The person placing the ad said 'June 4th' was the date of a mining disaster and the clerk had no reason to believe otherwise.
18 years is not a long time.

1 comment:

Jeff said...

OK, I was going to post the different image search results from and for "tiananmen square" but I see that some tank images have snuck through. It used to be all happy pictures on Maybe it's going to be impossible for China and Google to suppress this.