A reply to Jamyang Tashi

posted Apr 3, 2013, 8:14 PM by The Tibetan Political Review   [ updated Apr 3, 2013, 8:15 PM ]
By Tsering Topgyal (Montreal, Canada).

I won't go into detail as Jamyang Tashi has in his letter but allow me to be brief and also be one of those puerile Tibetans that he describes. 

The Lingtsa family's journey in raising a Chinese flag attempts to put into action the literal soul of 'The Middle Way Policy'. We live in an age where many who support this dreadful Middle Way Policy appear outraged at the thought that a Tibetan would raise the Chinese flag, I often think aloud if they even understand what Autonomy means or where their senses are when our leaders publicly announce that they would be happy to be a Chinese citizen!

The Five star flag for the Tibetans should represent the countless loss of life of our people,the destruction of our precious lands and most importantly the flag should represent a concentrated effort to destroy the Tibetan identity. I am deeply saddened that in this day where our precious brothers and sisters in Tibet have resorted to offering their bodies in flame and countless others disappearing and some being tortured in prison that one or a few of our own would raise the Chinese flag. As for Jamyang Tashi's history lesson on the flag he should understand that China has not taken advice on the first graders view of Tibet being a sovereign state until 1959. The 'Five Races Under One Union Flag' by the Republic of China that was founded in 1911 clearly identifies Tibet as being one of the races.

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