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Friday, March 23, 2007

History repeats itself over and over again-we never learn our lessons!!



George Bernard Shaw said, "Must then Christ perish in torment in every age to save those that have no imagination?" Likewise, should one nation or the other; one community or the other always be the 'sacrificial lamb' so as to wake up the whole humanity every half century!!
Our school History textbooks are replete with various instances of horrific bloodshed and repression that happened over the ages. I was never a great fan of history as a subject until I got introduced to contemporary history. I got completely engrossed in the world wars and their various effects and consequences.
And I was most moved by the repression and the massacre of Jews by the Nazis. Maybe, its because being a Tibetan myself I emphathize with what the Jews went through during that period. I still find it so hard to believe that the whole world can remain so deaf, dumb and blind, all at the same time. when fellow human beings were slaughtered and exterminated like some disease causing pests. I still shudder at the thought that countries like England and the USA, who could have made a difference, turned their backs at this hour of need of their neighbouring continent-Europe.

Only when destruction and death knocked on their doors, did they felt the pinch! How many deaths could have been avoided by a timely intervention!!

It really despairs me to realize that millions died in a war caused by the whims and fancies of a single man-Hitler and his idealism-Nazism. More than half a century has passed and though the earth has aged in these years, man has not grown any wiser. Humanity is still the same.

One country 'China, and its idealism-communism is day by day and year by year creeping nearer and nearer towards the domination of a continent' and maybe someday on to the world!!! And in the process they don't care a hoot whether they trample underneath their ever-widening strides, a nation with an ancient and a precious civilization, a nation boasting of the purest people and environment!!

The whole world, as long as they attain their materialistic gains doesn't care whether a nation and its identity is being erased off the face of the world and earth. Haven't they learned from history that whatever happens in the neighbourhood doesn't happen in isolation-sooner or later everyone feels the repercussions???

George Bernard Shaw said, "Must then Christ perish in torment in every age to save those that have no imagination?" Likewise, should one nation or the other; one community or the other always be the 'sacrificial lamb' so as to wake up the whole humanity every half century!! Is man evolving towads the attainment of his better and perfect self or this evolution is leading us towards our own destruction??

The whole world turned a blind eye when Hitler carried on his heartless regime of hatred. Then, it was the Jews who had to lay down their lives. Now, Is it the turn of the Tibetans to take on that mantle???

Millions will have to redden this earth with their blood, then only will the world wake up from this self-induced sleep. Will the whole world stare blindingly at the creeping snake until its sitting on its chest-ready to sting its poisonous sting?

According to His Holiness in his Memoirs, the invasion of Tibet is the first step taken by communist china towards the domination of Asia and then on to world domination.

Except for India, China holds the reins of most Asian countries which are unstable like Pakistan, Nepal, Burma, Sri-lanka, Bangladesh and North Korea. Invading Tibet has already brought them right next to India's borders. And now the Golmud-Lhasa train has made their imperialistic ambitions easier and also more clear to everyone. India is at present surrounded by hostile nations and moreover the so-called 'Maoists' are also creating lots of problems and destructions inside of India. India's neighbours are ruled by more or less puppet governments and leaders whose connection with the Chinese government is no longer hidden from the eyes of the world.

If I, a mere lay person can see all these, then what are all these big and powerful nations doing?? The so-called leaders of the free world!! Just being mere spectators to the imperialistic designs of a greedy nation!! They are more busy with pointless wars over 'oil' and their 'egoes'.

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