90 Self Immolated Tibetans due to policy “made in China.”

The International Campaign for Tibet –> http://www.savetibet.org/

While the “free” world (Orwellian overtones notwithstanding) goes about its seasonal consumption binge to purchase many goods stamped with “made in China” the indigenous people of Tibet have been setting themselves on fire in protest.  Participants in the Occupy movement have nothing on Tibetans when it comes to legitimate grievances ranging from rampant cultural genocide to environmental destruction. There is no way to “spin” what has happened in Tibet during November 2012. There’s no double talk that puts things to rights.  Native American children may have to relinquish their statistical standing as the group with the highest suicide rate in the world to the Tibetans determined to be “heard” by resorting to suicide by fire.  I don’t write the preceding sentence without serious concern for the harsh realities faced by both groups.

The Holy Days/Holidays taken on a certain smoke tinged hue.

28 Self Immolations in one month.  —>> more at Students for a Free Tibet  https://www.studentsforafreetibet.org/about-tibet/self-immolations

namaste

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4 Comments

  1. slpmartin said,

    November 30, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    sorry to say…

    diplomacy is
    national self-interest acts
    that ignore the truth

    • December 2, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      Wanted: New Diplomats.
      Qualification: Honesty
      Where shall we place this sign, Charles?

  2. December 1, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    I don’t pretend to understand international politics and trade and the intrigues and machinations involved but I am proud that the Canadian government supports Tibet and made the Dalai Lama an honourary citizen in 2006. Our prime minister has met with him and he has toured Canada. The government has issued statements to China ‘encouraging’ the them to peacefully resolve the issue. How effective it all is when trade continues to flourish is debatable. China will soon (if it does not already) control our mineral resources. Our protest is moot.

    • December 2, 2012 at 7:49 pm

      Cindy, “intrigue” may be the root of much “evil” in the international world.
      Protest may be “moot”–but what are we if we do not speak up?


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