So Steven Spielberg withdraws from the Olympics. Now the great revolution must continue. Now it’s time for China to give in to the charms of the Liberal Agenda. All human rights abuses will be eradicated. We will live in a world of Peace … and Harmony. Anything that is complicated or needs some research doing will be swept under the carpet. Forward the great Liberal Agenda !
I can hear the squeals now … “You’re justifying the deaths of the people dying in the current rebellion!”. “Justifying the deaths of” … where have a I heard that before ? Anyway. What kind of World do some people live in ? China, at least seems to have some kind of legitimate claim to Tibet … do your research ! This, of course, does not justify any kind of killing. China must respect their “minorities”, just like some African countries should, or Russian, or East European.
Here are some quotes from the Tibet Wikipedia article …
“In the battle for supremacy in central Asia between Victorian Britain and Tsarist Russia, a British force under soldier Francis Younghusband eventually invaded Tibet, cut down its warriors with the Maxim gun and occupied Lhasa in 1904.   The invasion led to a peace treaty between Britain and Tibet, a document that some Tibetan historians see as recognition their remote mountain home as an independent entity. Imperial China was outraged by the invasion but could do nothing to stop it and waged a diplomatic battle to protect its own claims over Tibet.
So there’s an episode from the West’s glorious past.
“In 1949-1950, soon after the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, Chairman Mao Tse-tung ordered the ‘liberation’ of Tibet by the People’s Liberation Army. Many Tibetan nobles and working people co-operated with the PRC government. However clashes broke out over land reform and the Buddhist religion. In 1959, the Dalai Lama fled to India.”
“Liberated” in quotes, of course. But didn’t they ? I’m aware I’m expressing some kind of heresy here, but I’m just seeing it from the Chinese point of view. Is this kind of free thinking allowed in the West any more ? Or do we just pay it lip service ?
“The CIA funded a secret guerrilla war until President Richard Nixon decided to make up with Mao in 1969. Famines, followed by Chinese violence during the cultural revolution, intensified resistance to no avail.“
Nixon in China ? More of Americas glorious past.
“The Dalai Lama himself has long since abandoned calls for independence and now seeks genuine autonomy and respect for Tibetan’s human rights.   The move was seen to be unpopular with many Tibetans in exile.“
So at least someone knows what’s going on. Thanks God for that ! Or should that be Buddha.
In Liberal Land, endless hand wringing over human right’s is coupled with a belief that an Olympics will suddenly solve a thousand year old problem. Then people wonder why they get horribly disappointed and blame it all on “Human Behaviour”, or “The Evil in the World”. Look, I, for one, will be beaming if there are changes in China and proper rights are extended to the Tibetan people, but many people seem to be practising a sort of wish fulfilment mentality. If they believe strongly enough then things will get solved in the end. Ummm … do your research.