Fool’s Moutain Blog上发表Mark Anthony Jones的一篇文章Sorting fact from fiction – Tiananmen revisited第一部分。我没有看完全文，很多fact都是我已知的，或者是认同的，但是MAJ意图影射的结论让我感到不安。令我感到惊奇的是，大部分FMB的读者都认同MAJ的一些结论。MAJ的第二部分会在5月22日发表，据说会展现出政府实际上更加愿意妥协，但却被傲慢的学生拒绝。我对这部分很期待。
4- Granted, the Tiananmen student protests had many flaws and perhaps it was better for China that this particular protest didn’t succeed. Still, this does not justify the killing of thousands of people by the army (see same sources cited in OP) without any kind of accountability. The CPC might say that it was necessary, but why do the Chinese have to take this at face value? Is it right for a government to cover up such important events “for the benefit of the people”? Do most Chinese people agree to be treated like irresponsible children that need parental control? It is sad to see that a large part of the younger Chinese today have no idea of what happened in 1989.
5- Finally: having democracy and human rights as an ideal is not the same as “American ethnocentrism”. It is an ideal that is shared by many people in all the World, and from what I have seen (in the 2000s), it is shared by many Chinese as well. We should not mistake this ideal with the political utilization of it by certain powers. Not all the Western media supports this, as shown by the reactions to the invasion of Irak.