Tuesday, March 10, 2009

H.H.D.L. -- Steppin' on Hu's toes.

As many of you have probably read by now, His Holiness the Dalai Lama recently criticized China (or the CCP) for turning Tibet into a "hell on earth". OOOOOhhh. Harsh. Well, harsh by what's appropriate to say against the Chinese government (which is, oh wait, you can't really do that now can you...). Perhaps the Dalai Lama makes a legitimate claim & he's only voicing what 6 million Tibetans already believe, but I'm a little nervous to see what the CCP response might be...

It's now been 50 years since a failed Tibetan revolt against the Chinese gov (after which DL had to seek refuge in India). The Dalai Lama wants autonomy -- which is a compromise between the CCP's suffocating grip vs. the full independence that many Tibetan radicals are calling for. I'm just hoping the dude stays healthy, b/c who's gonna mediate when he's gone? A key thing he's able to do is keeping the radicals under control. But if he's gone & the young radicals get a bit too roudy, the CCP could easily give 'em a good b*tchslap. Dem Tibetans gotta check 'demselves beefoh dey wreck 'demselves. (...riiiight.)

Anyway, it's easy to forget about this issue in the midst of all the fun we're having in the stock market & over in the Middle East. I havent really stayed as up to date on this issue as much as I'd like, but damnnn HHDL just gave Hu a whole lotta lip...

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