Progressive versus regressive forces

posted Mar 21, 2011, 6:07 PM by The Tibetan Political Review   [ updated Mar 23, 2011, 7:21 AM ]
Dear Editors,

Rejection by the current Tibetan Parliament to His Holiness’s request for “retirement” has further proved my concerns as expressed in a letter dated to you on November 18, 2010.

His Holiness has passionately indicated with reason that he both (i) wants and (ii) needs to resign from his political position.  The Tibetan Parliamentarians illogical action (except I understand from Tenzin Chonden la) clearly shows that they will not accept the Kalon Tripa as our next political leader.

I hope the winning Kalon Tripa candidate will request the support of the other two candidates and they will respond in kind.

In my analysis of our current situation, it is clear that the real fight is not between the Kalon Tripa or Chitue candidates but between progressive and regressive forces in our community.  Prior to 1959, the regressive forces won. I hope this time the outcome will be different.  The results will depend on our actions.

Kind Regards,

Tsewang Namgyal
New York