Did anyone get your hands on TIME magazine issued on May 26? It caught
my eyes by chance at the school library just a couple of days ago only
to get me to hit the ceiling!
It has BIG letters that read SARS NATION on its cover with a picture of
lung X-ray which represents China�s national flag above it. I bet some
copies must be available. I'm sure, on finding it, those who are parts
of China, and even outside Asia, will get astonished at the eerie cover
a worldwide authoritative magazine has, and then a great fury get them.
I myself haven�t read the article yet but the cover was enough to give
me a fair guess, or I�d say it completely took the wind out of my sails.
Anyways, I�ll read it when I have a chance. Well, I can't go any further
till I know what�s written there. I just wanted to let you know that a
nation has been stigmatized by an impudent demagogue.
I know it�s shameful that China fabricated info on the number of deaths
and the infected to pull the wool over the public�s eyes, which
exacerbated the damage. But this kinda thing has long taken place around
the world over millennia! Does the TIME magazine, or the contributor of
the article, have fair right to slash it out? The title SARS NATION is
clearly aimed to destroy Chinese people�s pride and patriotism. Sounds
childish. Really childish. Like a saucy 5-year-old boy�s abuse, or has
it grown too old?
You can't have a light without a dark to stick it in. -- Arlo Guthrie
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