Its quarter to three . . .

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.


4 thoughts on “Its quarter to three . . .

  1. Glad to hear you’re feeling better, I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s been appreciating your posts, but who just isn’t the sort of person who comments much – even on squirrels. It does seem odd how few comments you get; maybe it would make a difference if you changed ‘No Responses’ to ‘Leave a comment’, and moved it to the bottom of the post? And I’m sure there are endless tips out there on the ‘net about promoting blogs. But I don’t blame you if you’re not inclined to investigate them. Good luck anyway.

    1. Thanks Paul, I appreciate you words here. Your suggestion about the “No Responses” is a good one. I never liked that, would prefer “comments” to “responses”. It comes with the blog theme and I recall looking into changing it when I set the blog up, but don’t remember if it could not be changed or what the case was, but I’ll look into it again.

      I’ve done some blog promotion from time to time, nothing extensive. This blog gets hits. According to one statistical program, close to 200 a day. However it seems that the vast majority are search engine robots and spammers. The number Google Analytics reports is much lower per day, yet 90% are listed as unique first time visitors, and it’s hard for me to believe that there would be so many readers whose IP addresses change on a daily basis.

      Anyway, thanks again for your comments. As long as I know there are a few people reading I guess I will continue to trudge along with this thing. it’s just that it get a bit lonely over here in my corner of the blogosphere from time to time.

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