Saturday, May 30, 2009

Tibet - Cry of the Snow Lion

"When I see beings of wicked nature,
oppressed by violent misdeeds and afflictions,
may I hold them dear,
as if I had found a rare and precious treasure."

-His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Dawn and I watched this film through Netflix last night,
and I was both horrified and ashamed that I didnt know
more about what happened and what IS happening in
Tibet right now. YOU MUST SEE THIS FILM.

The Chinese Government is horribly repressive,
but I had no idea it was like this.

You can watch the whole thing via youtube...

This has been going on for so long now,
and we as westerners should do what we can
to expose the truth and boycott the Chinese Govt.

Why don't most of us know about this still?
I knew it was bad, but mass murder and torture?
Genocide? WTF?

Killing monks and nuns?
If you shop in America, its very likely that most stuff in your
house was made in China. Its so prevalent, and we will
sell our values away for access to cheap products.
We directly support this brutality with the products we buy.

What about Goji Berries? Hmmm?
The Chinese people are NOT the Chinese Govt though,
so there it becomes sticky. We want to support innocent people
providing good products, but the Chinese Govt has got to go.

Remember this as well...
There has never been ONE act of terrorism on the part
of Tibetans because of the pleading of the Dalai Lama.

They took up arms to defend their homeland,
but they never once killed civilians or exploded bombs.
That says allot...especially after you watch this film.

Its tricky though, because the Monks were the ruling class
before China came in. They lived in their monasteries and studied
while the peasants supported them with labor and food.

So is that enlightened? There was always poverty there, when
I dont feel that there had to be. **Cough - PERMACULTURE - Cough**
Almost all the wealth went towards
the monks, instead of being shared throughout society.

It was a great film though, and it opened my eyes even more
about China. Let's do our best to LIVE our ideals.
Most of us reading this are for peace obviously.
We have firm moral principles. Yet we often throw those
away to the ultimate icon...saving and earning money.
Let's inform ourselves and make the best decision.