Google

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Non-violent Non-cooperation

Non-violent non-cooperation. An ideal first practiced by Ghandi, then the Dalai Lama, then Martin Luther King, jr. I've decided that this would be one of my approaches to my migraine. How? Well, I'm not going to just lay down and live with it. I'm going to continue seeking out help and relief, but at the same time, I'm not going to let them affect my emotions anymore in the way that they have been. I'm not going to cooperate with them and allow them to get me down to the point that I'm feeling sorry for myself. This is going to be my ideal. Now, I want to talk about non-violent non-cooperation in politics.

From what I've read in history, it seems to have only been truly effective when you can do it from within your country. Ghandi first began using this technique in South Africa, where he lived for quite awhile when he was a young lawyer. Then, when he returned to India, he used it again. It was finally effectual. It worked.

MLK, jr. used that technique in the United States. He lived here and worked from within the country to effect change. It worked and continues to work as we evolve as a country.

The difference I think between what those two men did and what the Dalai Lama is trying to accomplish is that the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan refugees have to try to accomplish the reclamation of their country from without. They are using the same technique. Nonviolence takes a very long time. Much longer than a violent war. But, the effects last for much longer, too. However, I think that fighting from without the country is even more difficult. It's been 60 years and the united nations still does not recognise Tibet as a sovereign nation unto itself. Rather they consider Tibet as part of China. The US is only recently beginning to recognise Tibet's sovereignty and that's only because of some volatile Hollywood activists like Richard Gere.

When Tibet first requested our aid, in the early 1940's, we didn't help. Firstly, we had our own wars that we were fighting. But, mainly because there's nothing in Tibet that we want. They don't have oil, or trade with our country of other materials. They're a very small country far away. So, big brother said to little brother, "tough luck, little brother. I guess the bully that's beating you up will continue to beat you up unless you run away." And that's just what's happened.

We still don't know the half of the terror that is still inflicted on the Tibetans by the Chinese Communist Party. It's not reported. It's not news, because there's nothing that we want or need from the Tibetans. But, the fact is that the Chinese continue to torture and kill the monks and nuns. They make children kill their parents by putting a gun in their hands and holding them there while they pull the trigger. Tibetans continue to try to escape to crowded India. How can nonviolent noncooperation work when there may not be enough Tibetans inside the country to protest? They starve because China demands 3/4 of their crops. They can't complain about the Chinese invasion and their government. They are executed for worshipping the way they always have.

Why do we go to fight for Bosnia and Iraq, but not the terrorists who have infiltrated Tibet for the past 60 years? Why don't we care about them?

8 Comments:

At 4:21 PM, Blogger oakleyses said...

nike outlet, coach outlet store online, longchamp handbags, michael kors outlet online, burberry outlet online, louis vuitton outlet online, chanel handbags, michael kors outlet online, tiffany and co jewelry, michael kors handbags, prada outlet, oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton handbags, kate spade outlet, louis vuitton, ray ban outlet, coach outlet, oakley vault, longchamp outlet online, christian louboutin, true religion, louis vuitton outlet, jordan shoes, coach purses, coach outlet, nike air max, nike free, kate spade outlet online, michael kors outlet store, louis vuitton outlet, tiffany jewelry, red bottom shoes, tory burch outlet online, gucci handbags, polo ralph lauren, longchamp outlet, burberry outlet online, michael kors outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, christian louboutin outlet, true religion outlet, christian louboutin shoes, michael kors outlet online, ray ban sunglasses, cheap oakley sunglasses, prada handbags, nike air max

 
At 4:24 PM, Blogger oakleyses said...

vans pas cher, abercrombie and fitch, nike air max, air max pas cher, longchamp, louis vuitton pas cher, converse pas cher, hollister, nike free pas cher, nike roshe, nike air max, mulberry, louis vuitton uk, ralph lauren, michael kors canada, air jordan, air max, chaussure louboutin, tn pas cher, lacoste pas cher, true religion jeans, true religion outlet, barbour, sac louis vuitton, ralph lauren pas cher, oakley pas cher, new balance pas cher, nike blazer pas cher, burberry pas cher, michael kors uk, ray ban uk, hermes pas cher, north face pas cher, longchamp pas cher, hollister, nike roshe run, north face, louis vuitton, timberland, nike air force, lululemon, sac vanessa bruno, nike free, guess pas cher, ray ban pas cher, scarpe hogan, sac michael kors

 
At 4:26 PM, Blogger oakleyses said...

wedding dresses, mac cosmetics, soccer shoes, soccer jerseys, canada goose outlet, insanity workout, canada goose, p90x workout, abercrombie and fitch, longchamp, nfl jerseys, ugg soldes, instyler ionic styler, giuseppe zanotti, canada goose outlet, reebok shoes, ghd, herve leger, nike huarache, ugg outlet, bottega veneta, jimmy choo shoes, celine handbags, ferragamo shoes, ugg, canada goose outlet, babyliss, mcm handbags, uggs outlet, asics shoes, north face jackets, lululemon outlet, north face jackets, hollister, marc jacobs outlet, replica watches, valentino shoes, uggs on sale, birkin bag, uggs outlet, nike roshe, vans outlet, chi flat iron, new balance outlet, nike trainers, beats headphones, ugg boots, mont blanc pens, ugg boots

 
At 4:29 PM, Blogger oakleyses said...

moncler outlet, wedding dress, supra shoes, uggs canada, louboutin, coach outlet, canada goose, air max, ugg, lancel, moncler, converse, moncler outlet, louis vuitton canada, thomas sabo uk, moncler, pandora charms, canada goose, juicy couture outlet, links of london uk, swarovski uk, replica watches, juicy couture outlet, moncler, nike air max, swarovski jewelry, timberland shoes, montre femme, hollister, oakley, moncler, hollister clothing, ray ban, hollister canada, pandora uk, vans, pandora jewelry, baseball bats, ralph lauren, gucci, parajumpers outlet, converse shoes, moncler, canada goose pas cher, iphone 6 case, karen millen, canada goose, toms outlet

 
At 7:33 PM, Blogger oakleyses said...

jordan pas cher, chanel handbags, nike outlet, michael kors pas cher, kate spade outlet, replica watches, longchamp pas cher, nike free, jordan shoes, christian louboutin shoes, nike free run, louis vuitton outlet, oakley sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, polo ralph lauren, ugg boots, christian louboutin uk, air max, louis vuitton outlet, ugg boots, tiffany jewelry, polo ralph lauren outlet online, burberry pas cher, prada outlet, nike air max, gucci handbags, sac longchamp pas cher, ray ban sunglasses, louboutin pas cher, louis vuitton, uggs on sale, tiffany and co, oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton outlet, ray ban sunglasses, longchamp outlet, louis vuitton, longchamp outlet, replica watches, nike roshe, polo outlet, oakley sunglasses, cheap oakley sunglasses, oakley sunglasses wholesale, christian louboutin, christian louboutin outlet, tory burch outlet

 
At 7:38 PM, Blogger oakleyses said...

lululemon canada, nike air max, burberry outlet, oakley pas cher, burberry handbags, coach outlet store online, kate spade, michael kors outlet, michael kors, nike air force, true religion jeans, true religion outlet, michael kors, polo lacoste, nike tn, new balance, abercrombie and fitch uk, michael kors outlet, uggs outlet, michael kors outlet, ralph lauren uk, michael kors outlet online, replica handbags, coach outlet, true religion outlet, coach purses, nike free uk, sac vanessa bruno, mulberry uk, michael kors outlet online, michael kors outlet online, michael kors outlet online, north face, uggs outlet, converse pas cher, hogan outlet, nike air max uk, hollister pas cher, sac hermes, nike roshe run uk, hollister uk, nike air max uk, true religion outlet, timberland pas cher, vans pas cher, ray ban pas cher, guess pas cher, ray ban uk

 
At 7:41 PM, Blogger oakleyses said...

ipad cases, beats by dre, iphone 6 cases, ferragamo shoes, wedding dresses, hollister clothing, p90x workout, instyler, asics running shoes, nike huaraches, hermes belt, north face outlet, s6 case, babyliss, nfl jerseys, hollister, iphone 6 plus cases, insanity workout, ralph lauren, iphone cases, iphone 6s plus cases, bottega veneta, new balance shoes, longchamp uk, iphone 6s cases, giuseppe zanotti outlet, nike roshe run, mont blanc pens, herve leger, oakley, lululemon, timberland boots, nike air max, iphone 5s cases, ghd hair, valentino shoes, louboutin, nike trainers uk, celine handbags, north face outlet, baseball bats, vans outlet, abercrombie and fitch, chi flat iron, soccer jerseys, mac cosmetics, mcm handbags, soccer shoes, jimmy choo outlet, reebok outlet

 
At 7:43 PM, Blogger oakleyses said...

supra shoes, marc jacobs, canada goose, converse outlet, toms shoes, ugg uk, ugg pas cher, canada goose outlet, canada goose, nike air max, louis vuitton, karen millen uk, doudoune moncler, converse, louis vuitton, vans, gucci, montre pas cher, moncler outlet, canada goose uk, canada goose outlet, moncler, pandora jewelry, barbour uk, moncler outlet, juicy couture outlet, louis vuitton, canada goose, pandora uk, coach outlet, swarovski crystal, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, juicy couture outlet, links of london, louis vuitton, louis vuitton, hollister, swarovski, canada goose outlet, ray ban, moncler, ugg, barbour, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, replica watches, pandora charms, moncler uk, pandora jewelry, wedding dresses, canada goose jackets, hollister, lancel

 

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home