OUR HOME, THEIR WAR
--Condolences on the victims in China’s Tibet
As it’s known, riots broke out in China’s Tibet and its neighboring regions lately. Under the pretext of being dissidents, a handful of gangsters perpetrated arson and damage to civilians’ properties. What is more unforgivable is that these rioters committed deliberate and organized assault to innocent civilians.
Evidences indicate that these atrocious acts of violence are deliberately targeted at non-Tibetan civilians. These atrocities have caused severe losses of properties and lives of innocent people.
We have no intention to discuss the so-called sovereignty or independence of China’s Tibet, which can be dealt with by international experts of law and politicians. Nor do we have any intention to debate the so-called Tibetan culture here, as we believe that violence has nothing to do with culture and any culture can never be promoted by way of violence and means of atrocities. We gather here today for one simple purpose, to ensure that never again will evil prevail, as it did for the innocent victims of these rioters in China Tibetan area.
A civilized society should follow this criterion: each person is born equal and entitled to equal rights and freedom. This concept means that no one may hold prejudice towards others based on one’s color, cultural background and ethnic categories. The aforementioned should never be used as reasons for attacking or being attacked. Nor should it be ever used to take the lives of innocent civilians unscrupulously. This principle is not only applicable to Han Chinese and Chinese of other ethnic groups, but also applicable to people in other parts of the world. Likewise, no one can ever deny this principle regardless of whether or not he or she is willing to admit being a Chinese.
Therefore, it is with utter distress and grief that we see the recent riots in China’s Tibet as a most disgraceful and despicable violation of this sacred principle governing modern civilization. When rioters savagely discriminate against and expel civilians of other ethnic groups, when innocent people are attacked, their properties burnt and their lives taken, what the Tibetan gangsters demonstrated was by no means their political request. On the contrary, they exposed their sheer despicable betrayal of humanity, their gross violation of human rights and law. Likewise, their acts of atrocities have testified how shameless and ignorant their nature is.
We read about Dalai Lama’s comments on this incident from the media. Frankly speaking, facing with the acts of atrocities and violation of human rights, Dalai Lama’s being partial to rioters is more of conniving than of hypocrisy. Instead of being doubtful of how closely he is linked with the riots, we would just like to let everyone know that his stance on the riots simply shows his moral standards.
Everyone’s behavior speaks for himself. Under the pretext of human rights, Dalai Lama is attempting to argue and defend the recent riots. Maybe he has already forgotten the Tibet under his rule when the serfs were leading a most miserable and wretched life, and how he was responsible for their sufferings.
Nevertheless, judging from the acts of atrocities perpetrated by the gangsters he supports, we can clearly see how inconsistent Dalai Lama’s moral standards are and how heedless and conniving he is at the riots. Political interests may oblige certain people to become forgetful on certain occasions. But, we have witnessed that culture has been abused as pretext for violence. We may not be able to determine the future of China’s Tibet. However, we are definitely committed to making sure that China’s Tibet will not be at the mercy of this vice and hypocrisy.
What is equally unacceptable to us is that there are even people who are audacious enough to abuse this incident as the very reason to boycott the Beijing Olympic Games. We cannot understand how on earth the Olympic spirits could ever be abused as a tool for shielding acts of racial discrimination and atrocities. Such a distortion has by far exceeded the moral bottom line we could ever accept.
We find consolation from the fact that even at the worst hours of burning and slaughtering, many Tibetans offered help and assistance to those of other ethnic groups, and that gangsters participating in the riots only account for a tiny percentage of the local population. This has enabled us to see that human kindness has not been extinguished by cultural and racial differences. Furthermore, it has convinced us that a China comprising many ethnic groups will surely proper in great harmony and in mutual appreciation.
We gather here today to express our condolences to those innocent civilians who died from the racists’ riots. Just like us, they have their own families, dignity, properties and ideals. With kind smiles, they abide by the law and order, and lead an orderly life in peace. But, tragically, their lives have been taken by these gangsters, their properties destroyed and their blood being used by certain politicians to whitewash the crimes committed by the rioters.
As native Chinese born and bred in China, we will always be concerned about our homeland wherever we are. We do not expect to see, and we will not allow, the recurrence of such tragedies of racism.
We strongly demand that, the Chinese Government take practical and efficient measures to ensure that lives and properties of civilians living in Tibet and its neighboring regions are protected, and no one can ever have a chance to perpetrate violence against others under the pretext of cultural and racial differences. We love peace, we detest and despise the racists’ crimes perpetrated recently. Should rioters ever dare to flagrantly encroach on our human principles of law and order, we would have to resort to retaliation of an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth and laws for violence. These are not only rights, but also obligations of the Chinese Government.
OUR HOME, THEIR WAR.
SHAME ON DALAI LAMA！