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March 10 - Tibet

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I was planning on having 'Monk with Mobile' as the title to this picture, but today is the 10th of March - so, I'm calling it March 10.

 

52 years ago today, the Tibetan people tried to stand up for their freedom, their beliefs, their land. They lost, and in the following decades, hundreds of thousands of Tibetan men, women and children were killed, thousands of monasteries, nunneries and temples were destroyed and countless ancient pieces of holy art were desecrated and smashed to pieces.

 

But why should we care? Now we have cheap electronic goods and clothes, and besides, those people live halfway around the world, right?

 

Nowadays, Tibetans may have mobile phones, and shiny cars and big dams blocking up crystal clean rivers - at the price of their freedom, land and religion.

   

Suffering - sadness - imprisonment - censorship - no choice of belief.

or

Happiness - contentment - freedom - openness - choice of belief.

   

What would you choose?

 

Matt

 

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Taken on October 11, 2007