Look I love Rhythmic Gymnastics more than the next person, I adore the summer olympics and its sunny zeal for togetherness in the face of superpowers kicking the shit out of the littler guy/underprivileged, starving to death countries. Still, I'd miss 8.8.8 if it meant something big, if it meant Tibetans know other people in the world care for their continued suffering and wish it to stop. What about you?
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Dalai Lama's special envoy told lawmakers Thursday that China must bear full responsibility for recent violence and suffering in Tibet and said his homeland is being "brutally occupied."...Since China's crackdown last month on the largest anti-government protests in Tibet in almost two decades, Gyari said, Tibet has become, "in every sense, an occupied nation, brutally occupied."...Gyari said the Dalai Lama does not support a boycott of the Olympics, which he believes could be a source of pride for ordinary Chinese. But, Gyari said, it would be "deliberately provocative and insulting" to Tibetans if the Olympic torch is relayed through Tibet.