With the recent announcement of a new Chinese president, many of us are wondering what comes next on the Tibetan Plateau. Tibetan monks are currently engaged in a long-running protest against China’s policies in Tibet and the Tibetan language. Tibetan culture is often held in high regard, but many of the people there have had very negative experiences living there.
To be clear, I’m not going to be talking about these issues directly. It’s the whole topic of how I feel, and so I’m not going to go into it in a way that really interests you.
The protests are ongoing, but the main issues being raised are the massive theft of monasteries, the lack of education and basic human rights, and the widespread oppression faced by Tibetans. As a result, the majority are not only unhappy with the current situation, but are willing to take drastic action to change it. What they want most, is for the government to stop their policies, and for the Dalai Lama to return to his rightful position as head of state.
The main reason it’s not a problem is the fact that the Tibetan government has been forced to accept new forms of government, and it’s time for them to come to terms with it. I’m not saying the government shouldn’t be allowed to take up their own property, but they should be allowed to come to the negotiating table and get it over with and change it.
The government is currently in the middle of a multi-year negotiation with the Dalai Lama. They aren’t willing to take up his offer of a peaceful transfer of power with full democracy. What they are willing to do is to agree to a series of changes that will guarantee the government will be allowed to continue to take up their own power.
The most important part of this article is that it highlights that the government is willing to compromise, which is something that should be respected. This is important because there are lots of countries that try to impose their own political system onto the public. They have to deal with the public’s fears and the public’s anger. They have to convince the public that “this is what I want and it’s not going to change.” But the public, in general, does not want change.
Another way to think about what you have to do is to take away as much power as you can. This can be done by a “black box” system, which is to say, you can’t change the rules, but you can change your mind and act accordingly. This system is an absolute necessity, and we need to protect our own minds and hearts. If we were to implement it, we would have to be a little bit more proactive.
The solution is to allow yourself to be a little more proactive. But be careful. We are talking about the ultimate right here. But in that case, we need to have the power to change these systems. Even if we are not able to do this, we need to think about how to go about it. The only way to do that is to try it. A second option is to go the other way. There are many who are not ready to give up their power.
But we can’t just leave them to fend for themselves. We need to try and help them. The Tibetan monks have a saying that goes something like “There is no greater power than the power of compassion.” If we really want to get to a place where it’s okay to help these people, we need to take some responsibility.