I have a bad feeling about this…

A Free Tibet logo, one of several that existImage via Wikipedia

The Olympics in China start tomorrow, and I have a bad feeling that there’s an inevitable situation coming.

A westerner is going to go to China to watch the Olympics.  They’re going to go out one evening to celebrate.  They’re going to get drunk.  The Chinese police will show up to get everyone to quiet down.  The drunk westerner is going to shout “Free Tibet!” and throw something at the policeman.  They’re going to be arrested.  Bingo, international incident.

Any time you have a government as repressive as China’s involved in something as public as the Olympics and then you throw some loud mouthed, opinionated people in the middle, there’s going to be a problem.

I suppose everyone could claim that it’s just a drunk idiot and it’s not a big deal, but I think there’s the potential for a big dust-up.

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