It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע

How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

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26 July 2008

Pampers' $5 Million Finger to Tibet

In his ever growing need to be seen, heard, loved, and worshipped by every single man woman and child in the known universe, Pampers has purchased $5 million worth of air time to promote himself during the Summer Olympics.  These are the same Olympic Games that are being hosted by the Chinese government that brutally repressed a Tibetan uprising a few short months ago.  Hundreds of monks and Tibetan citizens were arrested.  Untold numbers of Tibetans were killed.  In response Senator Hillary Clinton released the following statement:

"I am deeply concerned about the violent clashes that have erupted in Lhasa, Tibet. Based on the limited information available, there is an urgent need for all parties, and in particular the Chinese security forces, to exercise restraint, to demonstrate respect for human rights and to protect civilians from danger. I call on the Chinese government to prevent further escalation of this conflict and to urgently pursue resolution through peaceful means.
"I co-sponsored the Fourteenth Dalai Lama Congressional Gold Medal Act and co-sponsored the Tibetan Policy Act of 2001, supporting a dialogue between the People’s Republic of China and the Dalai Lama. I have personally met with the Dalai Lama. I asked President Jiang Zemin to explain China’s repression of the Tibetans and their religion during his 1997 state visit to the United States. More than 10 years later, Chinese repression in Tibet continues. This week, Tibetan monks have sent a message to the world that their aspirations for religious liberty remain as strong as ever.
"Upholding freedom and human rights in Tibet will happen through negotiation, and with a commitment on all sides to seeking constructive solutions for the benefit, above all, of the Tibetan people."

Obama also released a statement on Tibet, after Senator Clinton.  His minions of course attempted to make it seem that he released his statement the day before she did.  I checked his website the day her statement came out.  There was no statement on Tibet.

Senator Clinton called on George W. Bush to boycott the opening ceremonies in Beijing.  Pampers, as usual, said, "I'm of two minds about this."  What?  Pampers couldn't take a stand on an issue?  Quelle surprise!  But it looks like he's made up his mind at last, and has decided to put his money on the Chinese with his massive ad buy.

While Tibetan activist groups call on the world community to boycott the games, Pampers says we should screw Tibet and watch his fabulous ads.  So much for human rights.  That's change we can believe in?

For his part, Republican presumptive nominee John McCain met with HH the Dalai Lama to discuss the situation in Tibet.  McCain called for the Chinese government to release Tibetan political prisoners, and to engage in a meaningful dialogue on granting autonomy to Tibet.  

Thank you Senator McCain for standing with the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people.  And thank you Pampers for once again demonstrating that your desire to be President trumps all, even the rights the Tibetan people.  High five!


veracity said...

We ought to do more than just pay lip service by denouncing the regime in opportunistic statements, and light candles for the Tibetan people.
But it is a start, and we will keep the pressure on, even if the spineless politicians rather play servile cowardice in the guise of the now ever so ‘respectable’ realpolitik
The Chinese imperial nation is an invention by the Han creed, and their justification thereof is based on the grotesque fabrication of the ‘nation family of 56 ethnic groups’.
It is an attempt to masquerade their occupation and annexation of all these minorities’ lands, from the Tibetan, Uighurs, Mongols to the Manchus etc.
Only the Han hold the power, and only the Han dictate what’s allowed, it is a racist regime far worse than the old Apartheid regime ever was.
Just on the overt racism alone the Olympics should never have been awarded to this regime, let alone the blatant human rights abuses this regime commits, yet shows not the least bit compunction or any pangs of conscience.
Awarding them the Olympics is a lasting shame and blemish on the “Nobel” Games.

Shtuey said...

"We ought to do more than just pay lip service by denouncing the regime in opportunistic statements, and light candles for the Tibetan people.
But it is a start..."


"A journey of 1000 miles must begin with a single step." -Lao Tzu

Dakinikat said...

Thank you for this!!!!