Saturday, March 29, 2008

Tibetians in NYC take back Union Square

I had a rather pleasant surprise on my way to a late meal. Peaceful Tibetians held a solemn protests in Union Square. The usual commie rabble was silent and left the area. The only flags were
American and those of Tibet.

The demonstration was orderly and peaceful unlike commie hatefests.

7 comments:

Farmer John said...

That the commies weren't ranting and raving means that perhaps some of them actually have a conscience?

if so, perhaps there hope for us all, yet.

Beamish said...

I doubt there is hope. Most mainstream media reports label Tibet a "province of China" rather than a sovereign nation that was overrun by Chinese forces in 1950.

If Richard Gere were to go to the region to give his token leftist protest on behalf of the Tibetan people, he'd likely be extradited to India to face prosecution for kissing a Hindi woman in public while being white.

Delving into sub-American affairs is always going to be rife with cultural factionalism, as humans are more apt to pursue the wrong way rather than the American way. Much of the West itself has gone from "Free Tibet" to "what is Tibet" in less than 50 years.

Z said...

In a French class over there about six years ago, there was a Tibetan film student, very nice guy from what I could understand of him! I overheard Isabella, a Spanish student, ask if he had a yak.

He did. At home, of course!It was positively the first and only time I heard anyone ever ask anyone else "Do you have a YAK?"

I like the sound of only Tibetan and American flags. Must have been like garlic to a vampire, it pushed all the commies back into their elitist straight-lined apartments with gray the only color and cacti the only decorative vegetation.

The Pagan Temple said...

Here's something that might explain the lack of communist presence at the event. According to the Dalai Lama, most of the Tibetan Buddhist monks who have been protesting against the Chinese in Tibet, are in fact communists themselves. As for the Dalai Lama himself, be aware that he is not pushing for an independent Tibet, but for "autonomy".

If all this is true, and I have no reason to doubt it is (since it came from the lips of the Dalai Lama himself), it could be communists are looking at this as somewhat of an internal factional fight among communists. Also, a good many of them are not big supporters of China anyway.

Always On Watch said...

What an unusual demonstration!

I don't think we've had one like that here in D.C.

But who would know? The media won't cover anything except whatever the Code Pink crowd does.

beakerkin said...

AOW

You have a point there.

Pagan

China is refutation of communism in that its growth came by ditching stupid Marxist dogma. Only the Satanic types like Trotskyites still advocate evil ideas that have been proven genocidal in every application.

Urban Infidel said...

Sorry I missed it. Orange is very photogenic.