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Buddhists Butterlamps in Dharamsala: China’s bloody contempt for the world 15th March 2008

22 Responses to “Buddhists Butterlamps in Dharamsala: China’s bloody contempt for the world”

  1. 1
    Josef Renklint:

    Gorgeous shot. Love the dof.

  2. 2
    Randall Klopping:

    I think the actions of the Chinese government are those of absolute cowards! They are so weak that they cannot handle monks pointing out the that very fact and standing up in protest. Such leaders will never comprehend that we must always stand together against such evil! I won\'t be watching the Olympics!!!

  3. 3
    mc:

    Harry
    Your words are exactly my sediments. It is appalling and sadly the real truth will not be what the masses hear and see. I have always loved the Olympics and what they stand for but my heart is heavy this year.

    Thank you for your thoughts and beautiful photo depicting Tibet on fire.

  4. 4
    dan:

    Neat perspective

  5. 5
    nordique:

    Nice shot. I myself have visited Tibet this October and was very sad to see Tibetans as second grade citizens in their own country. Shame on China!

  6. 6
    Chris Arsenault:

    where can I learn more about this subject?

  7. 7
    doris:

    just blieve in what you seeing.

  8. 8
    doris:

    do you know how many civilian was died in the Tibet riot? liar is ignominious

  9. 9
    Travel:

    Neat stuff, dude! :)

  10. 10
    pinoy:

    each flame feels like an individual person. great representation.

  11. 11
    Brain:

    very nice!

  12. 12
    Lies:

    Good shot!

  13. 13
    Shannon:

    Hi Harry
    Well I hope that there will be more than a few that will refrain from turning on the Olympics.
    It\'s sad that a truly noble and gentle people are being treated this way.

  14. 14
    ew:

    very nice shots!

  15. 15
    Travel:

    Hoping the Olympics will be ok and without violence from the tibetans. :(

  16. 16
    Hannah Fitzsimons:

    I was wondering if I could use a couple of your photos for my design folio board, I\'m doing it all about Tibet and their freedom. I would love to use some of your shots because they capture exactly what I want to say. If you could could you please reply to miss.filan@hotmail.com

  17. 17
    Bessie:

    such an amazing photo – thanks for sharing it and your thoughts

  18. 18
    Tamara:

    I\'ve only just found your blog – fantastic – amazing photography! Congratulations.

  19. 19
    Blanca:

    fantasticas fotos!

  20. 20
    Jack:

    DISGUSTING PEOPLE LIKE YOU TURNED GAMES INTO DIRTY POLITICS.

    You, people, even falsified facts and lied to PLAY DIRTY GAMES of separatism and distabilisation of a country of hard-working people.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSQnK5FcKas

    From how much your side LIED AND MADE-UP GOSSIPS AND TWISTED THEM TO BE FACTS, it is logic to conlude that your "democratic" government even SPONSORED THOSE RIOTS. Why not, CIA sponsored Tibet terrorists before. It\'s a fact.

    DO YOU HEAR ME?
    THE ASHES AND STICKY UNBURNED FAT OF THOSE 18-21y.o. GIRLS BURNED ALIVE WILL NEVER WASH OFF YOUR HANDS! SINCE YOU ENDORSE YOU GOVT. THAT SPONSORS TERRORISM UNDER THE NAME OF FREEDOM.

    B.T.W. DO YOU KNOW THAT DALAI-LAMA WAS THE RULER OF SOCIETY OF SLAVERY AND TORTURES (recorded by British colonists)

    Thea Reply:

    You’re pathetic. Tibetans are outcasted in their own country because of the Chinese. Maybe you should catch up some more on your own.

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    Jack:

    saw most of you photos and comments.
    You\'re a good kind person.
    Now that I know you more, I\'M SORRY I was harsh in my comments.
    You just didn\'t know…
    Sorry

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Buddhists Butterlamps in Dharamsala: China’s bloody contempt for the world

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Tibet is on fire. The past weeks many Tibetan monks have been killed brutally by Chinese forces, most of them in Lhasa, the capital of Chinese-occupied Tibet. You will not hear much about it unless we let people know, as Tibet is now closed to all foreigners and journalists.

China has also just announced that they have canceled all Mount Everest climbing expeditions from the Tibetan side, so they can try to perform their prestigious candle-trick: the Olympic torch is supposed to be carried over the summit of Everest, from the Nepal side to the Tibetan side. They do not want any chance of protesters while doing this, so simply close down the mountain. Now they are even pressuring the Nepali government to do the same…

Where the true spirit of the Olympics is that sports transcends politics, the Chinese government has changed the rules with sickening contempt for human life, dignity, their own people as well as sports itself, just to protect their outdated politics.

They do not just bother all the climbers and organizers and the over 1000 local Sherpas and Tibetans they employ and provide with a good living for a full year, but show once again deadly contempt for the original population of Tibet.

I for one, will not be watching the undoubtly masses of happy Chinese faces that the ‘government’ will put on TV this year and hope that this message and images gets spread from the blogosphere to the real world (please use the ‘bookmark’ button below the image to Digg/StumbleUpon, Reddit etc).

The image above depicts butterlamps that were burning in the temple of the Dalai Lama, in his exile home in Dharamsala, India. I have given the flames a little red aura depicting the blood that is being shed. Many of his followers have gone from this exact place on a peaceful march to protest against the Chinese occupation of their country and currently they are being slaughtered, in the name of sports.

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