La morte silenziosa dei Monaci Tibetani.

L’anno scorso 42 monaci Tibetani si sono suicidati. Lo hanno fatto in un modo atroce e silenzioso. Spargendosi il corpo di carburante e dandosi fuoco. Una morte orribile che sembra noi, nel nostro occidente rumoroso e assente (fino a quando il petrolio non fa la su apparizione), ignoriamo.

Anzi. Facciamo affari lucrosi con la Cina, la quale continua a ritenere i Tibetani come terroristi perche’ questi vogliono semplicemente che il loro paese, il Tibet, possa essere ancora libero.

La Cina e’ un mostro. Dall’appetito insaziabile che divora tutto e tutti e si nasconde dietro una maschera ineffabile e cattiva. L’Accademia del premio Nobel ha conferito il premio alla comunità Europea. Un premio inutile, considerato che anche L’Europa e’ complice del mostro cinese. Ma dei piccoli monaci Tibetani, nessuno parla.

Questi piccoli uomini hanno vissuto in silenzio.

In silenzio questi piccoli uomini sono morti.

Nel nostro silenzio.

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4 responses to “La morte silenziosa dei Monaci Tibetani.

  1. Hmm . . . as a journalist, you could perhaps research the feudal society and the transgressions of the Tibetan monks on the people, including the slaughters, petty wars for power, and position of authority gained by force and justified by the ideas one is born into a particular station..

    A brief history can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_in_Tibet

    Not saying China is good for the region, but not having much sympathy for what they replaced.

    • yours is an interesting prospective. But 2 wrong can make 1 right?

      • One of the burdens of being a skeptic is to live by what one preaches. So, in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, when I was pontificating about China’s rule of Tibet, and how they should be “freed”, I was challenged by a person I know. He is an American living in Honk Kong, and he had some first-hand knowledge indicating the situation was not as clear-cut as the Western media and celebrities were positing.

        He challenged me to do some research. So, I found out the majority of resistance to Chinese rule came from the elite ruling class (or what was the elite ruling class), of which The monks were a part. Additionally, the basic tenets the monks live by are not exactly beneficial to the lower classes. Further, their claim to a position of leadership is not based on elections, nor free and informed democratic process. Basically, it is a religious claim. Divine right is a closer description.

        Now, one could argue the people “want” it, but that is also not clear, any more than are the claims of the Religious Right here in the US.

        So, I could shed a tear for the poor monks that, through blind fanaticism in support of a made-up religion, chose to immolate themselves, but before I do that, I would like to know exactly what they were sacrificing themselves for. Was it for the “little guys”, or was is for a return to privilege, and a system of slaves and people condemned to a particular station in life by accident of birth?

        Is China the proper ruler for Tibet? It seems to depend who you ask. From our (or at least mine) perspective, no. But I am not particularly anxious to see it revert to religious rule.

        So, to answer your question, two wrongs do not make a right. But neither is removing a current wrong by going back to an older wrong.

      • I see your point and I must confess that unfortunately when is about organized religion too often the truth is never simple neither clear.
        However, I do know that there is oppression in Tibet and that the Chinese government like many other are violating the liberty of many.
        Maybe Christ was right….who is without sin (and so forth).
        I must tell you that I really appreciate your input and thinking. Thank you for challenging me!
        Onward, to the next…

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