April 25, 2008
No, not that dopey NBC miniseries that got our hopes up with an awesome first season and then let us all down with its ridiculous storylines and annoying characters. I'm talking about real life heroes, specifically heroes for the Chinese people in China. Check out this WSJ article from 44 RebelAzn who posted it here.
I think it's great that the Chinese are finally getting their own heroes. I also think it's excellent that these heroes are playing sports, the one area of human activity where racism is virtually non-existent. Sports are the great equalizer. These days it's more or less free of bias, and anyone who proves his or her worth on the court or track has pushed the level of human achievement. It's something that makes a hero worthy.