Dec. 8 article "Area Student get Current History Lesson on Tibet",
by Kass Stone, at
IN-DEPTH RESEARCH PLEASE
Having done extensive research on the Tibet subject, I have found it to be akin to
Kosovo. We are getting a lot of false information dished out to us by
our government for political reasons, but interestingly, Tibet is portrayed as a
fairy-tale land of perfection in peacefulness and compassion. The tale
sounds too good to be true. It plays on the yearning of spirituality
from an American public drowning in materialism.
Most of our journalists have been doing very shallow research on Tibet.
They copy each other's statements without having the time to dig through
libraries. I strongly urge you to do in-depth research. One
American passionate about the Tibet issue came away very changed in her
opinion when she searched through the libraries and found every single map
in our libraries dated in the years prior to the "invasion"
showed Tibet to be part of China. Sadly, our reporters are just
copying each other's articles about an "invasion". How many
reporters have gone through the trouble of actually searching for
historical facts from the relevant maps?
suggest your press start being more careful in giving coverage to a group
that is trying to infiltrate America through influencing
young minds at our high schools. As this Tibetan group admitted, the
responses to their speeches were not as good at colleges. College
students tend to be more sceptical.
A simple Google search on CIA and Tibet
can show you how much the CIA is behind the Tibet movement. Tibet
has become a mass of propaganda woven between myths and emotionalism in
The Dalai Lama has aligned himself with the Hollywood
set, the Free Tibet concerts. All great publicity stunts.
Sadly, I find our country that values democracy, freedom, and separation of
church and state would blindly support a god-king.
Please hear the alarm bell ring as a god-king ("spiritual leader"
is euphoria for the Western taste) is mixed with politics. In
reality, Tibetans prostrate their entire bodies before the Dalai Lama in
fear, witnessed by German publisher Victor Trimondi. Please check out discussions on
Trimondi's book "The Shadow of the Dalai Lama" at: www.trimondi.de/EN/front.html. While initially impressed by the Dalai Lama back in the early
1980s, Trimondi has now studied enough to realize the Tibetan Buddhism is
not what it seems.
Our busy journalists have not the time to do in-depth research. But
we need to teach our young to do their own research. I strongly urge
these high school students to check the libraries, and read more opposing
views. The future of our country depends on our younger generation
being keen, and not fools who are led by sound bites.
Read Tashi Tsering's book on how he was a serf and was forced to leave his
family behind at the age of 13 to serve the Dalai Lama's court in a book
"The Struggle for Modern Tibet", co-author Melvyn Goldstein, a
dedicated American professor specializing in Tibetan history. Tsering
recounted that one of the Dalai Lama's brothers denied him an opportunity
to obtain education.
Find out how the Dalai Lama rules against religious freedom. Google
search on "Shugden" to see how the Dalai Lama treated a different
sect of Tibetan Buddhists.
Find out how the Tibetan Buddhism treats women as second class
citizens. Read the book “Traveler In Space: In Search of Female
Identity in Tibetan Buddhism" by Scottish scholar June Campbell.
Find out how the Dalai Lama advocates ethnic segregation. Read my article
on the true state of ethnicity in China. My ancestors are
Mongols, and to tell you the truth, they were no different form the 13
colonies who took over this country. In ancient days, people migrated
freely. The early Mongols viewed China
as their country, and wanted a united China
just as much as George Washington wanted a United States. I have family documents in which my own
26th generation grandfather who was a prime minister under Kublei Khan
proclaimed the Mongols were trying to save the country from hunger and
chaos when they overthrew the Song Dynasty.
Multiple ethnicity roots run deep in China. To go against the
love of the ancestor worshipping Chinese people can get us into hot water
with 1.3 billion people. As China
is looming to be a major power in this century, our understanding of the
Chinese people is vital. My article "How the Tibet movement can back
fire on America"
Our government led us into Vietnam,
Many journalists have helped the Americans to see the truth in Vietnam, now Iraq. While the Tibet issue is not of the utmost urgency at
this moment with all that's going on in the Middle
East, we need to wise up. In many ways, my understanding
of the Tibet
issue has helped me see how our government misleads us about foreign
In many ways, small lapses in our ability to recognize the reality behind
propaganda campaigns can hurt us severely. I hope all high school
students will learn to think with logic and reason, and check and double
check facts. Verify everything they read in the newspapers with deep
analysis and research.
Our reporters don't have the time in this profit-driven media. But our
students must realize the importance of in-depth research.
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