Part of me wants to watch the Olympics in China and enjoy seeing a culmination of atheletes life long work and see the best of the best in their chosen athletic challenges.
The other part of wants to boycott watching the games and fire off letters to the IOC, the TV network broadcasting it, and their advertisers, letting them know that I am morally repulsed by China's treatment of Tibet, Taiwan, and their human rights violations and censorship of freespeach and freedom of religion.
While since Bush has taken office I think we have stooped to such a moral low that I don't think we are a suitable host either. I think the IOC should reward a country with the most freedoms, least human rights violations, and least aggressive. Sadly, I don't think Luxembourg is large enough to host the Olympics.
So, is there a way to honor the athletic achievements of the competitors while still expressing my opposition to China's repressive government?