Thursday, 29 May 2008

Down With The Dalai Lama

Says Brendan O'Neill.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Britain's Chinese should flock to your banner.

David Lindsay said...

I certainly hope so. We are the only unyielding supporters, both of freedom and democracy throughout China, and of China's indivisibility from Taiwan to Tibet.

Anonymous said...

see the following articles (and please set aside your hatred of Trotskytism: this is real Trotskyism, not ex-Trotskyist US worship).

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2000/mar2000/tib-mar22.shtml

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2008/apr2008/tibe-a15.shtml

David Lindsay said...

I don't hate Trotskyism. Or rather, I don't hate Trotskyists. I just disagree with them. Very, very strongly indeed.

And I detect their hand, both in the failure to name China as a capitalist dictatorship, and in the support for those who wish to restore a large part of China to feudal theocracy (and to commit ethnic cleansing on an enormous scale for that purpose).

bill said...

Face it, Anonymous, there have been Marxist parties for ever. Nobody wants to know. What people need is a proper Labour Party, such as David sets out.

Anonymous said...

What Bill says is spot on. There have always been Trots and the like. Who cares? What NHS did they ever create? What student grants? What slum clearance? We want a proper Labour Party, like David is proposing.

KA said...

All right, Tibet may not be a (nation) state, but it is certainly and unquestionably indeed a country, but than it is no more a country than the English West Country or than the English Black Country.

But then no matter how hard the Tibetans are playing bluff to coax and dope the world and the White folks thereof, there ARE Tibetan countries, Indian/Hindusthani and Pakistani (Kashmiri), namely Ladakh and Baltistan, as well as directly-administered Indian/Hindusthani (Sikkim); but then why should the Chinese offer special rights that have not ever been available even in a supposedly full democratic India/Hindusthan, such as native-language (like banning Hindi/English/Urdu/Nepali in schools) or religious (banning Hinduism in certain parts of their own nation state) special rights?

Mind you White folks, the Tibetans have no oil or petroleum all right, but then that they do have their own (blue) opium poppy and poppies (The Meconopsis racemosa); so that, the choice is yours, Whitey: A Tibet, and with more drugs and more prostitution/STDs. Is that even a price that is even going to be worth paying for?! What about your (white) daughters and granddaughters?! And well, you know! The Tibetans are not White, are they? What will they going to do with them? (They are here already, thanks to yourselves, you know! Sharon Stone, Bjork, etc..) God knows?!

But, come on! Seriously! I don't think so! Think off them, your own, first, for God's goodness sake! The roads are all from the Chinese and the Burmese sides anyway.

David Lindsay said...

Quite so, Ka. When India reconstitutes her princely states as they existed aeons ago, then let Tibet be reconstituted. If then, in fact.