Tuesday, 10 March 2009

A candle for Tibet and her people

Today is the 50th anniversary of the failed uprising of the persecuted Tibetan people against invasion, suppression and occupation by the Chinese, who claim that Tibet has been part of China since the 13th century. The rest of the world has spectacularly failed to address the problem in any relevant way, whilst small charity and campaign groups struggle to keep the cause in the public's eye. A tragic, tragic case of ethnic cleansing on unimaginable scale by a greedy, grabbing people and government who are hellbent on destroying a peaceful and compassionate culture for the rape of their land and assets. I blieeve the Chinese are waiting in th wings until the death of the Dalai Lama, when they will move in wholesale and a whole people and culture will rapidly become extinct to assuage their greed and hunger for dominance, fear of what is morally right and a fear of the break up of their huge and powerful nation. Would that they would put their time and energies into sorting out the massive problems within China itself without inflicting such horror on others.

So, I have nothing to complain about in comparison, and would do well to remeber this mroe often, which I will try to do.

Today there will be a candle burning in my house for the poeple of Tibet, in their own country and in exile, and for the hundreds of thousands, maybe millions, who have given their lives for their country. Please spare a moment's thought for them, and for all displaced and suppressd peoples around the world.

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