#65

The Olympic Torch is a symbol for peace.

Looking at the pictures (unfortunately I’ve not been able to post pictures on my blog),  the faces of protestors looked agitated and angry…these show they are not peace protestors. They’re more agitators. Protests always bring the worst out of the human beings, no matter how peaceful!

The London and Paris leg of the Olympic Relay give a good indication why the Chinese authorities have to quell the protest groups brewing in China.

Where are the leaders of the human rights organisations now that such chaos and unhappiness created in London and Paris? Are these leaders happy to see such sights? Are these leaders encouraging such unrests and unhappiness?

Where is the Dalai? Is he happy to see such rallying behind him on Tibet? Is this what his religion want and calling for such?

I imagine when this Torch arrives in the US, we shall see more interesting sights of unrests and chaos!

So some political leaders are calling for peace talk… Can peace talks reach any concensus at such short time? I’ve yet to read of peace talks reaching consensus under such circumstances! 

The protestors in Paris claim a win but are they? Where is the win-win?

Using the Olympic Games platform to air the national grievances of Tibet is sheer folly…under the banner of human rights? What is human rights in all this chaos and unrests and agitation?

Are these protestors trying to snuff out the Olympic Torch for peace?

#59

A China analyst on the BBC reckoned Chinese leaders do care what others say…so now I’m going to see the triumph of more threats of boycott at the Opening of the Olympic Games resulting from putting this prominent human rights activist in jail.

Well, with the slowing of world economy on the horizon externally and high inflation together with this recent Tibet unrest, and other pressing issues at home, we’re going to see the success of those wishing to ‘tame’ the Chinese leaders on the human rights issue.

Can the Chinese leaders afford to see unrests and protests brewing in Beijing climax at the Olympic Games to the proportion that of the recent unrests and protests in Tibet and neighboring provinces?

Should there be unrests during the Olympic Games especially its Opening, will China be severely criticised for poor security? Then leaders like Sarkozy is foresighted in boycotting the Opening for his own security lest the protests get out of hand (the writer is aware he was highlighting the Tibet issue. What has the Tibet unrest got to do with the Olympic Games?)!

#58

The West is concerned that China has recently jailed prominent human rights activist…

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called it “deeply disturbing”, while UK counterpart David Miliband said it was “a most concerning development”.

Amnesty International called it “a warning” to Chinese activists who raised human rights concerns publicly.

Louise Arbour, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, expressed concern about cases including Hu Jia’s “in which it seems national security issues are being used as grounds to curtail social activism by human rights defenders”.

Paris-based media watchdog Reports Without Borders, meanwhile, said it was “appalled”.

The group urged European Union leaders to freeze human rights dialogue with China and called on leaders to boycott the opening ceremony of the Beijing Games. (BBC International News)

Will any of the countries offer and roll a red carpet for this jailed activist and family to their country?

#49

A discretionary move of China’s leaders — selected journalists allowed in to view the aftermath of the protests and unrests. The latest, diplomats to view the situation.

If the recent protest instigated by those human rights groups and advocates was protest for peace, surely the Tibetans would not turn violent. Is this what these groups want to see and achieve? Are they successful in their endeavor to pressure-cook?

According to news report, I saw the presumption on the young Tibetan monks crying foul that the Chinese government were putting a farce to mislead the reporters! Are reporters/journalists such naive people?

What is the role of the monks in Tibet? Are they not religious devotees who believe there is a greater being who can deliver them? Don’t they believe in the wisdom not to excite and incite such anger and helplessness? Are they not advocates of peace and non-violence? Where is that serene look of enlightenment on their faces?

Recent events around the world reveal religious groups take on to some form of protests…peace or violence… Whichever, a protest is a protest — its goal is to draw out or incite some form of emotions…positive or negative…into action!

Is there no better way or creative solution to one’s frustration or plight? Helplessness is a learnt behavior…according to the psychology discipline.

Reflecting, I’m glad my parents’ generation plod on faithfully and quietly to provide for us and in turn they are the ones who had built the prosperity and peace I enjoy today.

I salute my parents’ generation.

#47

Congratulations to those…calling for boycott to the Olympic Games at Beijing?!

Boycott the display of the best of the best?

Boycott those athletes and sportspersons who had spent years of training and monies expended just for this meet?

Thank you for turning this Olympic Games into protests and unrests…turning good into evil?!

Thank you for calling boycott on the Games just to save Tibet from cultural genocide…how magnanimous!

Remember one finger points to China — are not four fingers pointing at yourselves and countries you hail from?!

Remember China means the Middle Kingdom. If she had shut herself up for several decades and still survives, will her people be cowered to such ‘mild’ intimidation? Is this not time for the Chinese to stand in solidarity?

All those human rights groups and advocates…are they NOT out to destroy your existence and your countries?

See the anger and hate rising among the helpless…people, monks and like…under suppression? Are you not drawing the worst out of the human? What self-righteousness!

What concrete and constructive steps are these groups and persons taking to help Tibet grow economically or bring some good into that nation? Are you  happy now that the Tibetans are poorer by the destruction created through the protests? Is this not giving you opportunity for more protests and boycotts?!

Wow! Are you not playing the child’s game?

Are you not guilty of giving and at the same time, taking away?

Congratulations for making mockery of the Olympic Games and

— the best of the best! 

#33

Is the protest and unrest in Tibet an external instigation exploiting the discontented nationals?

Is this not folly of the nationals to fall prey to such designs of unrest or protest? Is this the only way to embrace or stimulate change? Every one loses when incited to anger and chaos. The Tibetans have been feeling the lack of ‘something’ — many are caught between tradition and modernity (changes)… I do not know enough of its politics but this certainly is no way to resolve some discontents and unhappiness! Surely there must be a more congenial solution.

Those human rights groups do not stand to lose — it’s the nationals who need to pick up the pieces aftermath!

Why loot and burn the Chinese shops when these are the ones who actually bring in some stimuli to the economy, in its miniscule!? By setting fires to buildings, are these nationals not incurring more losses at every turn?

Recently the Icelandic singer, Bjork, deliberately shout out ‘Tibet, Tibet’ during her concert held in Shanghai Gymnastic Center. Is she in cahoot with those Western star celebrities like Spielberg or Richard Gere (was accused of obscene public behavior in India when he hugged and kissed Shilpa Shetty but was dismissed as frivolity) in undermining and politicising the forthcoming Olympic Games in Beijing? Is there link to these events?!

I hope the leaders both in Beijing and Tibet will resolve this with wisdom and integrity — for the sake of peace and humanity.