China calls the brutal takeover of Tibet 60 years ago a ‘peaceful liberation’
I was stunned to read the propaganda originally published by the China Daily about the “grand celebration of the 60th anniversary of Tibet’s peaceful liberation.”
It was Joseph Göbbels, Hitler’s propaganda minister in Nazi Germany who coined the phrase, “If you repeat a lie long enough, it becomes truth.” This is what China is doing and it is also called brainwashing. Present and future generations will most likely accept this horrendous lie as truth and not question the statement unless we call upon the citizen of the world that the brutal takeover of Tibet by the Chinese may never be forgotten!
Tibet was invaded, pillared, raped, destroyed. Tibet had no armies, no weapons, no tanks; yet their monasteries were robbed, priceless historical and religious scriptures were burned, monks tortured, and nuns raped before being horribly murdered. Tibetans were forced not to meditate, but to work in the fields. Under loaded machine guns, meditators were being forced to work in labor camps and wear the typical Chinese peasant uniforms so that all their uniqueness and individuality would be destroyed. In addition, the Tibetan language is deliberately being destroyed; children are forced to learn and speak Chinese.
It is a tragedy that Tibet fell into the hands of materialists who believe people are only matter and that consciousness is only a by-product of matter. Communists are not interested in meditation and they even deny the existence of the inner sphere.
Most countries were silent and didn’t challenge China’s claims; to this day only very few countries take a stand and question the situation. The only country that showed any guts is India; after the Lhasa uprising and the Dalai Lama’s flight from Tibet in 1959, the government of India accepted the Tibetan refugees and designated land for the refugees in Dharamsala, where the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government-in-exile are based.
If humanity were truly civilized, everybody would have stood up against the invasion. But then of course there is the little matter of uranium, gold and other minerals plentiful in the Tibetan region, and where money and profit is involved, human lives and dignity come cheap.
“China conquered Tibet. One of the most significant countries in the world – small and poor, at the highest mountains, it was called ‘the roof of the world’, and it has for centuries been devoting itself only to meditation. A singular country in the whole world – for centuries, continuously, it had only one desire: how to know oneself. It had no armies, it never invaded anyone; it had no desire like that, uncivilized, barbarious. It was primitive, but I will still say Tibet was the most civilized country, the most cultured.”
Osho, No Mind: The Flowers of Eternity, Ch 8