True democracy is possible only when there is freedom to think and speak without fear or embarrassment, to question everything — especially the most sacred and divine things.
Last Sunday on October 3rd, thousands of Tibetans went to the polls to vote for the Prime Minister and MPs of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile.
For any Tibetan who sees only familiar characters for the post of the next prime minister, — open up your universe a little more.
I would only like to discuss the awakening thought of Woeser’s article “Democracy must have some moral obligations”.
Whatever we spoke for was all for the freedom of Tibet and our main concern was for our brethren inside Tibet who are living under Chinese occupation.
It is vital that we have a strong and unquestionably genuine democratic government that can unite all Tibetans to face and overcome such attacks on their religion and sacred institutions and ensure that the 15th Dalai Lama returns safely to his own people.
Article by Tsoltim N Shakabpa: One shiny day, no matter how long it takes, Tibet will be free and independent if only we continue the struggle.
A first fictional novel in English by a Tibetan in exile; a first literary output of its nature by a Tibetan student in exile.
China has not met even the minimum of requirements to qualify for acceptance as a democracy.
Life delights and death mourns / But life goes on
With so much energy and spirit, perhaps the Dalai Lama can begin to accomplish in life what many fear can happen only after his death.