By combining the power of the head of government and the head of state, as it appears to have happened in the case of the “Sikyong”, there has been a profound and fundamental change in the Tibetan political system — with no real discussion of the issue.
For any Tibetan who sees only familiar characters for the post of the next prime minister, — open up your universe a little more.
How will Beijing proceed after the historic Tibetan uprising of March 2008? And how will the Tibetans themselves?
Dharamshala’s hope, of course, is that if the crisis is stopped it could go back trying to negotiate with Beijing. In spite of all that has happened in Tibet our leaders completely fail to see that this will never happen.
What matters is that in future we have to make sure that no one suffers in the name of democracy like Socrates once did.
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.
This piece was written to remind Tibetans of the forgotten anniversary of our national revolution. All Tibetans need to be reminded of this, especially those who made it into exile.
Given that China is a totalitarian state, there is no way it can accept the Middle Way approach without itself first undergoing a major transformation.