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Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Free Tibet from its Communist occupiers
You don’t hear that much about the protests against the Chinese occupation of Tibet do you? At least not from anachronistic Trots and Marxists, whether at the BBC, the Guardian or in our universities. Instead, it’s all about ‘freeing Palestine’, ‘Israeli war crimes’ and all the other soundbites which are ejaculated by rabid Palestinophiles in the West.
On this occasion (which occurred just the other day), it was a 27-year-old, Jamphel Yeshi, who set himself alight in protest against the Communist imperialists of China. (Even if they have introduced the Market; which they control for their own benefit.) Mr Yeshi did so in India’s capital, New Delhi, ahead of the visit by China’s president yesterday.
Another 30 other Tibetans have done exactly the same thing in the past year alone. Many of these self-immolaters were young monks and nuns.
What do they want? They want a ‘free Tibet’ and the withdrawal of the Communist regime of China, and the Chinese, from Tibet. They also wasnt the return of the exiled Dalai Lama.
Of course it could be the case that many leftists support both the Palestinians and the Tibetans. The problem is, this doesn’t seem to be the case. Is it because Tibet is occupied by a Communist non-Western regime whereas Palestine is not? Or is it because the Tibetans haven’t used terrorism against innocent civilians, which is what many Palestinians have done? In addition, when Palestinians carry out suicide bombings they kill themselves - but they also kill many other people in the process. That is their intention. Tibetan protesters immolate themselves and themselves alone, which is surely far more morally acceptable (if still disturbing and perhaps even counter/non-productive).