March 17, 2008

Tibet , China - The moral question

The culture of violence growing worldwide and in countries like China it is being legally enforced by the Government on its own citizens and other countries which it has occupiecd like Tibet destroying a culture.

This is a moral issue and deserves our attention.


For over 50 years Tibetans have been the only group who have been fighting for their rights non-violently against Chinese invasion and occupation. Tibetans have not used guerrilla warfare which occupied people use. If they aren't supported by the non-Chinese people worldwide and by Chinese people inside China, then we have to ask ourselves if as individuals we are supporters of violence though we claim to be against violence?

Non-violence is the only human trait that can be used to debate or discuss a problem. Violence is not the answer to problems. The Chinese govt. has been using violence on its own people like in Tiannamen square and on the occupied people of Tibet. If the right to non-violent protest is denied and those people who protest are shot dead, the question each of us have to ask ourselves is - Are we moral ?
If we are moral, how can we support the Chinese govt. which has ruled not only China but also Tibet and IMAR regions by sheer brute force ?
To demystify the issue - the Chinese Govt. is a bunch of dictators who have formed a party and forced their rule down Chinese people's throats and on Tibetans and Mongolians for over 50 years. The Communist Chinese govt. is no different from Hitler's Nazis or the Afghanistan's Taliban regime.

If they are not different, then how can our countries trade or engage with such a regime which oppresses its own people and occupies other countries?

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If the Chinese Govt. is indeed not doing anything wrong, then why has it not allowed any media except their official govt. mouthpiece into Tibet or TAR?
If the Chinese Govt. is truly not responsible for slaughter of more than 100 people, then why has it asked all foreigners to leave?
If the Chinese govt. is innocent and is being wrongfully targetted by the Dalai Lama, then why give non-violent protestors a curfew?

Why is Chinese govt. so scared of peaceful protestors ?
This is because the Commmunist Chinese Govt. knows the stakes - Its "happy" mask will fall if it doesn't control the protestors as it is scared the protests might spread to all parts of China, resulting in loss of power.
Most governments are curbing Tibetans protesting against China in their countries because of some business or political lobbying.
Strategic affairs and business interests apart, the issue boils to just one moral value - Do you think violence is the answer to a problem?

Why are all those who unaniomously condemened the US invasion of Iraq or Iraq's invasion of Kuwait not saying anything about Chinese occupation of Tibet or its violent curbing of peaceful protestors?
If one wishes to see an Al-Qaeda government - you don't have to look too far - just look at the Chinese government. The Chinese President is Osama Bin Laden without the turban and the beard.
The Chinese Government is the equivalent of the Taliban government under Afghanistan or occupied Europe under Hitler, except the Communist Chinese govt. are atheists while the Taliban and Nazis were theists.

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