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"It was their main recruiting poster, hung nearly ten feet up a wall! This means the hackers have LADDER technology! Are we headed for a future where everyone has to pay $50 for one of those locked plexiglass poster covers? More after the break ..."
Totally agree with you but, would you feel the same if what occurs in China/India/Brazil (long time F1 track) and others even possible Mexico occurs on our door step too? Would you be happy to take a blind eye to drug lords on your street, Child labour, No rights for the poor, no one allowed to protest, torture, Propaganda, Website controls (which US tried to have put in place and some nations in F1 do currently).
If they do stop every track that goes to a country with serious Human rights issues, wouldnt the only ones left be EU/US?
The Olympics even went to China who lets face it still dont have a good track record, should that of gone there?
Some times maybe its a good thing for F1 to go to places like Bahrain as a result of F1 going there it was in the news non stop and opened peoples eyes to the real situations? If F1 wasnt going there in the first place it could of been simply forgotten?
What you do about india/brazil/anywhere else i don't know, somehow you have to change the entire world to think about someone other than themselves but when you have big corporations running the world who really don't care then how do you get people motivated? This is all part of a much much larger picture though which would become a thesis if i continued, basically there is no class system as we like to see it, there's the rulers (who are not David and co. it's business), the workers and the underclass.
Viva la revolution.
Simple request is simple. Please leave this sort of argument out of F1 until Bernie Ecclestone is using slave labour in Thailand to manicure the feet of the millionaire racing drivers whilst they flog their manservants with carbon fibre whips, driving around a circuit made by 100,000 prisoners laying next to eachother.
Supporting F1 does not mean a person is denying human rights.
Please keep the arguments FULLY AND ENTIRELY SEPARATE UNLESS THERE IS GOOD REASON FOR THEM TO BE LINKED.
PS: I will apologise for my previous comment, I'm in a fair amount of pain and therefore being *extremely* blunt.
That I agree with. As i've already said, sport can act as an ambassador for this sort of problem, but also by doing that it also involves itself more, and could cause more problems. Catch 22 really.
But as was said, there are "human rights" problems all over the world. F1's commitment at the moment to making the world better is pretty much (supposedly) down to engine efficiency, carbon footprints, environment as a whole, although some people argue that is also wrong to be involved with (i.e. F1 should be about being the best of the best, in the best technology possible). I love the tech, but also as a means to achieve these environmental goals.