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The Hypocrisy of Anti-China Demonstrations

20 April 2008
 

The following are the except from an online article by Floyd Rudmin and its Chinese translation. The full text can be view at CommonDreams.org.

We hear that Tibetans suffer “demographic aggression” and “cultural genocide”. But we do not hear those terms applied to Spanish and French policies toward the Basque minority. We do not hear those terms applied to the US annexation of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1898. And Diego Garcia?

In 1973, not so long ago, the UK forcibly deported the entire native Chagossian population from the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia. People were allowed one suitcase of clothing. Nothing else. Family pets were gassed, then cremated. Complete ethnic cleansing. Complete cultural destruction. Why ? In order to build a big US air base. It has been used to bomb Afghanistan and Iraq, and soon maybe to bomb Iran and Pakistan. Diego Garcia, with nobody there but Brits and Americans, is also a perfect place for rendition, torture and other illegal actions.

The height of hypocrisy is this moral posturing about 100 dead in race riots in Lhasa, while the USA, UK and more than 40 nations in the Coalition of the Willing wage a war of aggression against Iraq. This is not “demographic aggression” but raw shock-and-awe aggression. A war crime. A war on civilians, including the intentional destruction of the water and sewage systems, and the electrical grid. More than one million Iraqis are now dead; five million made into refugees. The Western invaders may not be doing “cultural genocide” but they are doing cultural destruction on an immense scale, in the very cradle of Western Civilization. Why is the news filled with demonstrators about Tibet but not about Iraq

And as everyone knows but few dare say, “demographic aggression” and “cultural genocide” can be applied most accurately to Israel’s settlement policies and systematic destruction of Palestinian communities. On this, the Dalai Lama seems silent. Demonstrators don’t wave flags for bulldozed homes, destroyed orchards, or dead Palestinian children. Full

我们被告知藏人的领土被侵占,文化被消灭,但我们却从未听人提起西班牙人和法兰西人是怎样对待巴斯克少数民族的;从未听人提起美国人是如何吞并夏威夷群岛的;从未听人提起蝶沟尕霞 (Diego Garcia)。

就在1973年,这并非是很久远以前,英国用武力将一印度洋岛屿蝶沟尕霞上的土著迁离他们祖祖辈辈居住的土地。那些可怜的人只被允许携带一只装有随身衣物的行李箱,别的都不许带。饲养的猫狗等动物都被用煤气毒死后统一焚烧。这是典型的种族冲突,彻底的文化灭绝。英国政府用如此残酷的手段对付土著居民,所为者何?只为了让出岛屿由美国在上面建造一大型空军基地。这个基地后来被用于轰炸阿富汗和伊拉克的行动,不久的将来也许会服务于轰炸伊朗和巴基斯坦。现在盘踞于蝶沟尕霞岛上的除了英国人就是美国人,这座岛屿已成为虐待俘虏的天堂,违反国际法的基地。

此次反华运动的最虚伪之处在于因据说死了一百个藏人而在西方激起的歇斯底里,与此同时,由美英及其他40个西方列强组成的“志愿军”正在打一场侵占伊拉克的战争。这场战争还不是单单的侵占领土,而是对一个主权国家的毁灭性打击。在这场针对平民的战争中,供水系统和排污设施被摧毁了,电力供应被中止了,超过一百万的伊拉克人被杀死了,约五百万伊拉克人流离失所成了难民。西方人正在西方文化的最初发祥地毁灭自己文化的源头。但我们只听到示威者为西藏呼喊。没人提起伊拉克。

此外,还有一个现成的侵占土地灭绝文化的例子,可惜一直以来没人敢提:这就是以色列对巴勒斯坦土地、社会和文化的系统吞并、破坏和摧残。达赖喇嘛对此连个屁都没放过。西方示威者也从来没有劳神去挥舞个小破旗抗议以色列军队用大型推土机铲平巴勒斯坦人的居所、摧毁巴勒斯坦人的果园和枪杀巴勒斯坦人的孩子。

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