Unspun’s often wondered about the rightness of foreigners taking up causes in other people’s countries.
Unspun wonders if the Dutch citizen arrested in today’s pro-Tibet-anti-China Olympics rally ever thinks of the following questions:
- what if the majority of Indonesians are indifferent or support the Olympics?
- what if the majority of Indonesians can’t give a toss about the tiff between those protesting on behalf the Tibetans and China?
- what if Indonesians feel that its their home and if anyone is to do the protesting it should be them rather than some Dutch guy with a self imposed White Man’s Burden on his shoulders?
- what if Indonesians, and for that matter citizens of any country, resent misguided do gooders coming into their country to ride their hobby horses?