Given his critique on the authoritarian side of Marxist-Leninist socialism, should MacGyver rescue 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo?
By: Ringo Bones
As the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies in Oslo is slated to award the most deserving yet also this year’s most controversial Peace laureate, MacGyver’s old enemies – states that still practice the strong authoritarian form of Marxist-Leninist socialism, especially the People’s Republic of China, are planning a boycott of this year’s Nobel prize ceremonies. But you can count out MacGyver’s most loyal fans from siding with them, and our beef with these authoritarian regimes goes as far back as 1989 – way before these countries even “rebranded” themselves.
To the dismay of MacGyver’s South-East Asian fans, we can only view the episode “Children of Light” – a MacGyver episode very critical of the Tiananmen Square Massacre of June 4, 1989 - by availing ourselves with those rather pricey original MacGyver DVD box-sets since even Mainland Chinese DVD bootleggers seems to have no interest whatsoever of making pirated copies of MacGyver’s “Children of Light” episode for fear of the Beijing Communist Party functionaries coming down on their lucrative industry. But is this reason enough for our hero, Angus MacGyver, to rescue Mainland Chinese human rights activist and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo?
Ever since his imprisonment as one of the organizers of the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy demonstrations of 1989, Liu Xiaobo has been in and out of Mainland Chinese prisons since then. And as of late, he is currently serving a prison sentence for calls of reforming the Beijing Communist party back in 2008. Unfortunately for the Beijing government, Liu Xiaobo’s incarceration had earned him legions of supporters around the world.
For Liu Xiaobo to accept this year’s Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway in person, a MacGyver style rescue of him from the Mainland Chinese “gulag” he is currently incarcerated in would be a great publicity coup for us MacGyver fans, and would also promote global awareness of the lack of freedom and civil liberties that every Mainland Chinese currently endures. There’s blood and slave labor of those cheap and shoddy Mainland Chinese goods everyone seems to be addicted to.