Views: 34107|Replies: 170

Despicable Dalai Lama orders fiery death of schoolgirl   [Copy link] 中文

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Post time 2012-12-13 13:11:46 |Display all floors

No one can know for certain what Wangchen Kyi was thinking when she set herself on fire on Sunday in her home province of Qinghai.

The school-aged girl called out for the long life of the Dalai Lama prior to her death by self-immolation in Zekog County, Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.

Her untimely death at the tender age of 16 has provoked widespread grief and suspicion in China, as many people, Tibetan and Han alike, are shocked by her action and demand an investigation.

But as we condemn those who spurred her to action, we cannot help but lament the loss of her young life.

Most people her age are working hard to enter high school and university, carrying their own dreams for the future as well as their family’s hopes that they may realize their potential.

It is not surprising for many 16-year-old to be cynical and skeptical.

Deciding who to follow and what to trust are critical elements that shape the minds and values of young people. If misguided, they may make serious mistakes and even put their lives at risk.

Though police are still investigating Wangchen Kyi’s death, her final words show that she had been misled by “Tibet independence” forces that seek to separate the Tibet Autonomous Region and other Tibetan communities from China.

She was not the first to die in the flames ignited by secessionists under the guise of a seemingly great undertaking.
Young victims
More than 90 Tibetans have set themselves on fire since 2009, with a spate of self-immolations in China’s Tibetan areas in just the past month.The majority of these victims have been young people in their late teens and 20s.

The string of self-immolations has almost always been covered, both in real time and in full, by overseas “Tibet independence” groups, with detailed personal information and photos of the deceased.

As if to rev up the atmosphere, these tragic deaths are often followed by “protests” and rallies around the world, from hunger strikes in Taiwan to sit-ins at the United Nations headquarters in New York, in which “Tibet independence” advocates pronounce their appeals for Tibet to become an “independent country” in no uncertain terms.

Allegedly retired
The 14th Dalai Lama, who allegedly retired from his political roles early last year, has periodically done away with his facade of “non-violence” and tacitly approved of self-immolations.

The so-called “spiritual leader” of Tibetan Buddhists has refused to condemn self-immolations and turned a cold shoulder to the lives lost.

On one occasion earlier this year, he gave an abrupt, “No answer,” to a journalist’s question on whether Tibetan monks should stop their self-immolations. Rather than denouncing and calling for an end to the suicidal acts that deviate from the tenets of Buddhism, the 14th Dalai Lama has praised the “courage” of those who self-immolate.

The 14th Dalai Lama’s attitude is anything but surprising. Under the Dalai Lama’s rule in old Tibet, the lives of ordinary Tibetans were considered to be of little or no value.

The monk claims he has been fighting for the “rights and interests” of Tibetans since he fled China in 1959.

Such claims, however, are merely meant to appease devout Tibetan Buddhists who still have faith in him and to persuade his Western patrons to continue to support his “Tibet independence” movement, which aims to eventually separate the autonomous region from China.

With this in mind, it is not hard to figure out who has been behind the scenes pulling the strings that have resulted in these fiery deaths.

After all, self-immolations and losses of lives have served the 14th Dalai Lama and his followers well by attracting wider international attention, which they hope will help them achieve their goals of an “independent Tibet.”(from Beijing shots)

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

2015 Most Popular Member Medal

Post time 2012-12-13 14:06:54 |Display all floors
This post was edited by robert237 at 2012-12-12 22:07

Extremists who use suicide as a marketing tool to further their twisted agenda simply cannot be trusted.
There have been over 1400 suicides from the Golden Gate Bridge (perhaps the number is higher at the time of this writing
and not yet publicly recorded) since it's opening in 1937. Of the 1300, there were 26 survivors (statistics from 2006).
Two that survived, jumped again and accomplished their sad task.
Could the DL put propaganda dispensers on the Golden Gate Bridge next?
Maybe a young, impressionable follower could set him or herself on fire before taking the plunge into the San Francisco bay.
Better not give them any ideas...
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 4

Post time 2012-12-13 14:08:22 |Display all floors
Maybe the Chinese can stop accussing the DL. He knows bests whether suicide is wrong or right but whether he wants to stop it or advance it, it is his choice.

Whether it is Buddhism, Taoism or Confucianism, they all have one common teaching "one gets the fruits from the seeds one sows". DL will eventually get what he sows and China likewise will get what it sows.

China has to learn to suffer the pain of seeing her own people falling to become victims of political misconceptions. What China can do is first stop criticising the DL and his clique and start showing emotion on such loss and concentrate in helping more potential victims to become normal Chinese as many other had. Have events to demonstrate the pain that China feels at such loss. China also needs to say the what is correct to encourage its people to live, not to commit suicide. Political avenues are always there for those who feel they want certain social changes but of course they will need to go through the normal political process if they want to change a certain society - the right way though. Breaking up is usually inappropriate and there are many good reasons. China needs to show that every life whether a Han, a Mongol, a Turk, a Tibetan or any other ethnic is important to China. China needs a cross-ethnic society. The challenge in this case is against separatists using ethnicity division. There are also separatists who rely on religion division. Both pose the same problems. Don't show the pain of suicide is confined to just that ethnic, that family, that village and that province. Surely that girl has some other ethnic friends or school mates or neighbours who will feel the pain of losing her.  

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 5Rank: 5

Post time 2012-12-13 19:53:13 |Display all floors
biztru Post time: 2012-12-13 14:08
Maybe the Chinese can stop accussing the DL. He knows bests whether suicide is wrong or right but wh ...

Good advice.  
Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.

                          -  James Bryant Conant

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Post time 2012-12-13 22:17:08 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2012-12-13 21:12
A most disagreeably hypocritical piece, "deploring" the death of a Teabeddan youth without showing a ...

snakey, Tibet already part of China even before zionists claimed Palestinian land as theirs.

Why don't you learn history first before reading C!A-financed propaganda.

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

2015 Most Popular Member Medal

Post time 2012-12-14 00:30:08 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2012-12-13 05:12
A most disagreeably hypocritical piece, "deploring" the death of a Teabeddan youth without showing a ...

The vast majority, and I mean 99.99% at least, do not set themselves on fire.
Yet you are so terribly biased against China that you claim the whole of Tibet is clamoring to
be independent of China.
Just one more example of you picking extremely rare examples and claiming this is the norm.
Most people are not as ignorant as you but we all have fun reading your feeble attempts
at discrediting the Chinese people and their government.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Medal Medal of honor Gold Medal July's Best Writer 2012 October's Best Writer 2012

Post time 2012-12-14 00:50:24 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2012-12-13 21:13
Plus the judgmentalism contained in the title, blaming an outsider with incitement to suicide.

A mo ...

Seneca in Buddhism, karma is about your payment for life or past life and the things that happen to you are part of it and supposedly pre-ordained .........  

Taking a life and especially your own is not Buddhism  ..........

Now if you could clear away that political cloud and ask honestly what the DL's answer to these new firebrands should be ............

You would not state what you do as these actions are not Buddhist  ...........  

They are political  ........   

What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left  -   Oscar Levant

Use magic tools Report

You can't reply post until you log in Log in | register

Contact us:Tel: (86)010-84883548, Email:
Blog announcement:| We reserve the right, and you authorize us, to use content, including words, photos and videos, which you provide to our blog
platform, for non-profit purposes on China Daily media, comprising newspaper, website, iPad and other social media accounts.