Looking at the image above we see the arrogant triumphalism of the colonizer, imposing their culture upon an oppressed people, whose lands and freedom have been stolen. More closely still and an underlying racism is present, a sense of superiority, regarding itself as a bringer of so-called civilization.
Yet there’s an even darker force at work here, a calculated and socially engineered assault. One that seeks to eliminate a cultural identity, to degrade, criminalize, humiliate and replace a culture, forcing a people into accepting the traditions and values of a foreign tyranny.
The First Nations of North America have of course been through that genocidal process, they too were forced into the clothes of their oppressor, marginalized, brainwashed and terrorized into complying with the dictates of an oppressive, merciless and exploitative occupier.
Cultural genocide is not a fading sepia page of history, as the Tibetan people know very well.
For anyone needing to get a closer inspect on the tangled corruption of US governance and policy on China, here’s a short breakdown.
Trump and his Administration, advised by intelligence agencies shut the door on Huawei, asserting national security interests. Meanwhile economic sanctions on China tighten against an increasingly hostile narrative cautioning on China’s expanding global influence.
Yet while the President struts and postures on China, a corporation who some have claimed he held investments in, is supplying DNA kits to the Chinese regime. So what you may ask that’s just international business.
Well the equipment in question is a vital component of a disturbing policy that’s forcibly taking DNA and blood samples from hundreds of millions across China, and occupied lands such as Tibet and East Turkistan. The aim of this campaign is to assemble a colossal data-base enabling the state even greater control, monitoring and identification. It is genetic surveillance and oppression.
A researcher with Thermo Fisher Scientific stated that:
“The company designed one testing kit to look for the specific genetic markers sought by the Ministry of Public Security, Zhong said, a common industry practice. Another was tailored to distinguish between China’s ethnic groups, including Uighurs (sic) and Tibetans”. (emphasis added) Source
A February 2019 Fortune report claimed that Thermo Fisher Scientific has chosen to stop selling genetic testing equipment in occupied East Turkistan (so-called Xinjiang Province). What of the rest of China? Supplies sold in Beijing are not capable of transport to that region?
One thing for sure there is no consent, people must comply, failure to do so results in arrest beatings, torture and prison.
This worrying reality however does not appear to concern either Trump or the company itself Thermo Fisher Scientific, whose involvement was reported on by human rights organizations.
As the US continues to see protests against the police killing of George Floyd in China this appalling event is being cynically exploited for purposes of political propaganda.
Claiming double-standards on America’s criticisms of the increasing oppression in Hong Kong, the Chinese ministry of disinformation has been pointing fingers at the US authorities claiming they’ve no right to ‘interfere’ on Hong Kong while African-American citizens are being murdered by cops and protesters suppressed with force.
If ever further proof of how duplicitous and hypocritical the Chinese regime is then this latest response is just that. No one is going to be fooled by this fabricated ‘concern’ for the plight of Black Americans. From a regime that has for decades murdered, brutalized, sterilized, terrorized and traumatized the people of occupied Tibet, East Turkistan, Southern Mongolia and Manchuria.
China trumpeting on about human rights and spewing false sympathy for the ongoing injustice, oppression and marginalization suffered by America’s black community is a calculated and heartless deception.
It’s like Jack-the-Ripper posting a letter to the London Times condemning the murder of prostitutes!
All oppression of human rights and the violent denial of civil freedoms demands to be exposed and challenged, but no one can take seriously the posturing of the Chinese regime.
“In Tibet we freed the serfs, and how are American friends not able to understand this? This is also a human rights issue. If you look at it from Lincoln’s point of view, he would have approved of China overturning the serfdom system in Tibet.” Minister Yang Xiaodu at China’s 19th Communist Party Congress. Reuters Report October 19. 2017
Let’s introduce some key facts to counter this fallacious falsehood peddled by Mr Yang Xiaodu
Firstly while no analogy is ever truly perfect, a comparison between Tibet and the plight of Africans who were enslaved, transported from their homelands and brutalized as slaves in the United States is thoroughly inaccurate and cannot be sustained in any logical fashion. President Lincoln in bringing to an end slavery was returning freedom to a people who had been forced into that misery by colonial powers, African traders and of course European colonizers of North America. The latter of whom while viciously exploiting black people were waging a war of cultural genocide against the First Nations!
Since Mr Yang Xiaodu appreciates drawing parallels he would be on safer ground to examine the similarities between the plight of native peoples (who were slaughtered, enslaved and marginalized by aggressive and greed driven colonialist invaders) and Tibetans, who since China invaded in 1950 have been subjected to a program of cultural genocide and assimilation.
Regarding this notion of ‘serfdom’, it has to be said, that beyond the unquestioning automata of China’s regime, there exist an interesting minority of folks who appear uncritical believers of China’s propaganda line on Tibet as some supposedly backward and oppressed culture, ruled over by an exploitative elite. Subscribers to that thinking may consider (in accepting to such claims) themselves as firmly planted upon an objective middle ground. Between the odious realities of China’s rule in Tibet and the alternative narrative offered by those dismissing such as crude propaganda. However that position is a delusion, as with tyranny and the illegal occupation of a nation, there is no ‘golden mean’ of understanding.
Nor is China’s invasion of Tibet, and subsequent vicious assault upon Tibetan culture, justified by arguments drawn from colonialist attitudes, concealing the expansionist aggression and injustices of the invading imperialists with a hogwash of lies about improving the lot of the ”natives’! The same ‘reasoning’ would no doubt be used by the ignorant or misinformed in defense of the treatment dished out to the indigenous peoples of the USA, Canada or Australia!
Tibetan culture was centered upon Buddhism, moreover traditionally its population was almost entirely nomadic, with families enjoying a high degree of freedom across the vast Tibetan landscape. Sure, like all other societies inequality and injustice was present, there were obligations concerning tax to monasteries, beggars could be seen on the streets of Lhasa. Nor is it inaccurate to say that political power rested with an elite. No country however has yet evolved a system of governance or economy in which social stratification or disadavantage is absent.
As a Minister of the Chinese regime Mr Yang Xiaodu and his fellow tyrants draft the official narrative scheduled to mark the so-called ‘Serfs Emancipation Day’ on March 28 2019 he should consider (given the immense hardships which are suffered by countless numbers of people across China) that while Tibetan culture was short of being a utopia. In comparison to the misery, death, oppression and atrocities generated by his beloved communist Chinese ideology it’s not difficult to recognize Tibetan Buddhist society as being based upon values of compassion and individual freedom. That does not claim any perfect society but one that cannot, unlike communist China be held responsible for the deaths and suffering of untold millions.