We are becoming more like international pets where we are petted and stroked for being pacifists while the Chinese continue and strengthen their hold in Tibet.
If we want to be non-violent, we should be so out of genuine moral conviction, not as a roundabout way to ingratiate ourselves with the Chinese Communist dictators.
This article seeks to point out to our leaders and friends that the complexities of human affairs call for a more eclectic and robust approach to the Tibetan problem than the current pacifist inertia.
Independence is the one aspiration that can unite all Tibetans, whether inside or outside Tibet.
My father died / defending our home, / our village, our country. …
What the Tibetans have presented to the world is the extraordinary idea of a whole nation, not just individuals, resisting violence and terror through love and compassion. It is not a new concept in itself, but it is the one that has faced the toughest test of all.