Its quarter to three,
There’s no one in the place cept you and me
So set em up joe
I got a little story I think you oughtta know
Johnny Mercer/Harold Arlen
Actually it’s somewhat after three, and I’m not in a barroom channeling Sinatra. I went to bed early, woke up a while ago and couldn’t go back to sleep so thought I might as well get some writing done.
I’m feeling better. It’s been a rough week. I want to thank everyone for all the get well wishes and expressions of concern for my health and well-being.
I read where China has banned the Dalai Lama’s reincarnation. That’s a neat trick. I wonder how they will manage it. How do you ban reincarnation?
Of course, reincarnation is not a Buddhist concept. That’s a little twist some different forms of Buddhism have put on dharma based on their folk beliefs. Still, this kind of shows how the Chinese have been going over the deep end on Tibet for quite some time. That’s putting it mildly.
With all the talk of freedom and revolution, this is little talk of Tibet. The destruction of Tibet, its culture and religion is one of the great tragedies of the modern age, and history will record that it happened not by the hands of the Chinese government alone, but in unintended collusion with such mighty champions of freedom as the United States.
Oh sure, once or twice during each presidential administration, the Dalai Lama is invited to the White House. It’s bullshit. China is engaged in ethnic cleansing. And the world stands by and let them get away with it.
Because Tibet has no oil. Or any other money making natural resource or commodity. If it had, there’s no doubt it would be a different story.