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February 13, 2008

Thousand-hand Bodhisattva Dance

Now is the time at the Flea when we dance (hat tip to Faxy Lady from whom I gather this is also known as the Thousand Hand Guan Yin).*

* An update later in the day. I should add I had mixed feelings linking to this piece despite its being so beautiful. I am delighted to report good news as Steven Spielberg withdraws as adviser to the Beijing Olympics. Predictably, UK government ministers are outraged... with Spielberg.

Mike Gapes, the Labour chairman of the Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee, said Mr Spielberg’s withdrawal would cause “enormous embarrassment” to the Chinese.

He told BCC Radio Four’s The World at One: “The mere fact of having the Olympic Games in China will lead to an international focus.

And a fat lot of good that does if critics of the ChiComs are themselves criticized for objecting - including and especially British athletes - and if the objection to China is limited to Darfur. The Red Chinese government has so much else to account for: The ghosts of Tienanmen Square have no rest tonight.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 13, 2008 07:02 AM