Who should cast stones at the Chinese?

Free Tibet banner hung near Bird Nest Stadium BeijingActivist hung this FREE TIBET banner in Beijing. To whom is it addressed? It’s in English.

I’ll say it again. I would leave criticism of the Chinese over Darfur, Burma and Tibet, to advocates with some moral authority. Perhaps activists from countries not actively engaged in genocide.

How unbecoming really, of Americans, Canadian and Brits to point the finger at China for its links to the deaths of Sudanese, Burmese and Tibetans, while we have the blood of over a million Iraqis and Afghans on our hands! Our OWN hands! Westerners also have the blood of countless millions of African AIDS victims to whom we refuse our medicines. How ever in the world IS IT OUR PLACE to admonish China, when we are not stepping up to arrest our own governments?!

Do you know who is behind the FREE TIBET and SAVE DARFUR efforts? The Western governments! Those “grass-roots” efforts are fully funded. They are media endorsed. SKY TV coverage of Free Tibet action Look at this Canadian TV coverage. They offer up the protest group website! Since when have you known mainstream media to publicize activist websites?!

The Tibet/Darfur campaigns are aimed at US/UK audiences, to mobilize English speaking populations against China, our chief rival to Western empire.

4 thoughts on “Who should cast stones at the Chinese?

  1. hello eric,

    isnt it funny that the worse genocide perpetrators , the most prolific colonisers in the world are also the most vociferous preachers of hr, international law and all that jazz…..?

    may be someone should ask these brave tibet activists in beijing, “what happen to the tibet the anglos carved out of china in 1903, how LEGIT IS THIS tibet…… the tibet that no anglos wanna talk about ?”

    i guess there’s some kind of professional courtesy amoungst these democrazies, they dont discuss earch others’s “internal affairs” hehehe

  2. Roughly half the male population in Tibet were monks back in the 60’s and before. In exchange for spinning prayer wheels, they had their feet washed by young girls and were fed well through the work of the other half and countless overworked women tilling a rocky land. I don’t know, but it seems that social justice was not there. Since local chinese had an entirely different concept of communal life, the conflict was inbred, not so much racial as political. Having lived with Tibetan refugees in Santa Fe, I can testify that the Chinese point of view was never fully presented by the press who just revered the Dai Lama, that marketing genius trotting the world. The same could be said of the Russian’s point of view vs Shakkaslivi’s PR activism. The world needs reliable observers and analysts as the truth is ever so slow to rise to the surface, like cream on milk that was shaken too much. Sorry for the metaphor, all you lactose intolerants!

  3. Jacques is quite right. Tibet left behind a long history of their own human rights abuses that no one wants to juxtapose against the prevailing “wisdom.” Working here in Beijing for two months has been eye opening. I have traveled the world over and I have never been to a safer, kinder place. The bottom line is that there are two sides to every story and back home – we are not getting to hear the other side. I’m sure the allegations of HR abuses are justified — but I don’t hear anyone mentioning that China has brought over 200 million people out of dire poverty in a mere twenty years.

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