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Why are we not supporting TIbet?

Why is the Portland radical community completely ignoring what is happening in Tibet?
What can we do to show our solidarity with those struggling against the Chinese tyranny?

The Yellow Peril Again (!) 18.Mar.2008 22:30

blues

 link to www.myleftwing.com


It looks to me that this is more yellow journalism about China, whom we owe TRILLIONS of dollars to, which we are probably about to default on.

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poligraph.com

 http://newmatilda.com/2008/03/17/reclaiming-streets

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<b>Gabriel Lafitte</b> is a development policy consultant to the Environment & Development Desk of the Tibetan government in exile based in India.

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If you want to know
more about the dark side of Tibet, here are some links for you. Note -
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</p><p>Wikipedia (Anyone can work for free, everyone gets
fired.)™
</p><p>Michael Parenti
</p><p><a
href=" link to en.wikipedia.org
</p><p>Parenti received his Ph.D. in political science from
Yale
University and has taught at several universities, colleges, and other institutions. He is the author of twenty books and many more articles. His works have been translated into at least eighteen languages.[1] Parenti lectures frequently throughout the United States and abroad.His book, The Assassination of Julius Caesar, A People's History of Ancient Rome,[2] was selected as a Book of the Year for 2004[3] by Online Review of Books and Current Affairs.[4]
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</p><p>Friendly Feudalism: The Tibet Myth
<br />by Michael Parenti -
</p><p><a
href=" link to www.swans.com
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</p><p>Young Tibetan boys were regularly taken from their families and brought into the monasteries to be trained as monks. Once there, they became bonded for life. Tashμ-Tsering, a monk, reports that it was common practice for peasant children to be sexually mistreated in themonasteries. He himself was a victim of repeated childhood rape not long after he was taken into the monastery at age nine. (12) The monastic estates also conscripted peasant children for lifelong servitude as domestics, dance performers, and soldiers.
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</p><p>The New York Times
</p><p>World News Briefs; Dalai Lama Group Says It Got Money From C.I.A. -
</p><p><a href=" link to query.nytimes.com
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</p><p>The Dalai Lama's administration acknowledged today that it received $1.7 million a year in the 1960's from the Central Intelligence Agency, but denied reports that the Tibetan leader benefited personally from an annual subsidy of $180,000.</p><p>The money allocated for the resistance movement wasspent on training volunteers and paying for guerrilla operations against the Chinese, the Tibetan government-in-exile said in a statement. It added that the subsidy earmarked for the Dalai Lama was spent on setting up offices in Geneva and New York and on international lobbyin
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Who cried about the peasants who made the computer you are using? <p>
The Dalai Lama presided over a monkhood of rapacious scoundrels who did whatever they damn well wanted to their peasant/slaves, who vastly outnumbered them. If the head monks were to return to Tibet today they would be hung by these peasants
</p><p>China is not a "democracy," and not even a pleasant place.However. The USA owes China (after all the beans are counted) about $1+TRILLION!!! Are we going to pay it, or are we going to welsh? We obviously cannot pay it. And how does one treat another upon whom they are about to welsh? Find fault maybe? This Dalai Lama utopia being snuffed by the Chinese "communists" stuff is all over the internet right now.
</p>Admiral Falon has been fired.<br />
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<p>Do you see what I mean?

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This is really not about the goofy Daily Lama, or any of that claptrap. Look, we were sold the Iraq Occupation on the "premises" that "Saddam" had "weapons of mass destruction," and some vague thing or other to do with 9/11, etc. That, of course, was nonsense. What he had was OIL, and so we went headlong into the blood-for-OIL business. This was not the narrative of the mass media organs, for obvious reasons.

The PermaGov does not give a rat's ass about the political theology of "capitalism," "communism," "free 'markets'," and all that falderol. They want POWER, TOTAL POWER. Period.

They want empire, which boils down to military hegemony. And for that they need three things: soldiers, OIL, and productive capacity. The idiot Reagan "opened free markets," and the greedy oligarchs who financed his regime promptly sold 95% of our productive capacity to nations beyond the purview of our PermaGov. Especially China. Now these outsider nations produce everything we buy. We owe them many TRILLIONS of dollars! And we produce very little ("service economy" and all).

Since our PermaGov cannot pay the $1+ TRILLION we owe to the Eastern Powers, we have to find some way to demonize them, in order to maintain some vestige of "legitimacy" when we default. This has nothing to do with economic theology or any of that bullshit!

The only thing that now stands between the USA's "non-negotiable way of life" and third world status is our MidEast sandblasted military. And this is a radically unstable scenario. The sad fate of the Daily Lama and his vicious little cult are mere pawns in this big game, just like everything else. For a few million a year, they furnish a very lame excuse, which will distract the American mass media addicts, and no one else.

Intrepid voices from an occupied continent 20.Mar.2008 21:33

Observer

Holy shit, why not get real? All of you commenters live in an occupied land.

Pssst: We're the occupiers. Why not clean up our own slimy eurotrash before getting all puffed up about other lands?

Be realistic: You can't do a fucking thing about Tibet, anyway. You can't stop your own nation state's military adventures; you can't get your own "leaders" and industrialists to clean up their messes; you can't stop pharmaceutical companies from poisoning millions.

Need I go on? Shall I pursue another avenue, the one that interprets your misplaced concern as more liberal/progressive posturing?