“Tibet will Rise Again”?

I have observed with no small degree of fascination, the obsession people have with “freeing” Tibet. I’ve wondered if the same people who vehemently oppose war would oppose it if the goal was “liberating” the region from China.

Having spoken with a Chinese co-worker in the past, he conveyed to me that the Western press oversimplifies things and that Westerners have no business meddling in Chinese internal affairs. Needless to say, he’s not the world’s biggest Dalai Lama fan.

The Dalai Lama, of course, is the exiled leader of the Tibetan people. The current one is referred to as “His Holiness”. How a Buddhist is addressed with such a moniker is puzzling, given the fact that Buddhism, to my limited knowledge, doesn’t deal in “holiness” but I digress.

Why do I bring this up? Because the Chinese government has done something which will not endear it to either the “Free Tibet” crowd or much anyone else in the good ol’ U.S. of A.

They went out on a limb and made the following analogy,

Lincoln:Secessionist South::China:Tibet under the Dalai Lama

No they didn’t, well actually yes they did. Check it out here.

How long before the following composite makes its way to the streets of Dixieland?

Confederate Flag

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