a great conversation
in the wrong thread, on a sports forum
Well, I'm a liberal and in no way will I be defending this countries long history of inequality, hypocrisy or misdeeds. I will say that democracy is a messy system that constantly evolves. Our system was setup and evolved in such away that we can self correct unlike other systems that are designed to squelch a movement before it really has a chance to begin.
That said, there is no way you can compare what our government wrongly did to the Panthers to that of Communist China's crackdown in Tienanmen Square. Just the imagery alone of tanks rolling down the square dispersing peaceful protests was worse. Let alone the covered up fatalities and complete media black out on the subject enforced even decades later. China suffers from a suppression of thought and lacks a means to lift that self imposed veil even in the 21st century amidst the information age. I predict continued record growth for China for another decade or so and then a tipping point that can send them spinning out of control if the powers there don't lift up the burgeoning middle class that will demand the same rights and protections that most of the industrialized world takes for granted.
Melo can hit the 3, take his man off the dribble, post up, isolate, got a solid mid range jumper, the guy does it all. Not to mention he is as clutch as they come.....I heard a stat yesterday that in the past 5 years or so he has the most go ahead baskets in the final seconds of the 4th quarter/OT than anyone else playing the game today. The mans just on another level.