Rangzen: Reviving our warrior nature

I meet lots of people who says that fighting for rangzen is useless and that china will never give us our independence. people try to be too smart and realistic, following in his holiness steps. I dont see any hope or motivation in them. Thats what overthinking can lead to. we have too many thinkers but no doers.

We have many pessimists, but few optimists. We have many people who are too smart in saying this cant be done or that cant be done, but no one to say how to get it done. There is no drive or fire in them, to try something different. There is no willpower. Our freedom struggle is in standstill mode and buried for a long time ‘cos our middle way approach has extinguished our fighting spirits. everything is half dead.

There is nobody like gandhi to initiate the real change. a spark is needed to reignite the movement, and in a sustainable way. Rangzen may not look possible in a near future, but it will atleast rejuvenate our stale movement and bring back our fighting spirits, the original tibetan nature, which got timid and docile in religion.

Too much of anything is not good. neither is too much of aggressive nature, which is our warrior nature, nor is too much of passive and docile nature, which is our religion, that you forget even to defend your own country, as you are lost in your own dreams. So, balance is the main thing, and i think we should keep religion confined to its place and not let it pervade everywhere, like politics or freedom movement. Middle way is a religious view and is not serving our purpose.

Religion have made us too peaceful, passive and weak that we failed to defend our country in the first place, and now we are failing to fight for it. Nobody is standing up for it. We have all become a sheep, waiting for someone to take the lead. No self belief. So, religion didnt serve us when it mattered the most. So, the consolation part of religion is useless. It makes us more passive.

Religion without a right approach or balance will cause too many contradictions and confuse people, making people lose their sanity or mental balance. Look at what happens to religious extremists or fanatics, such as taliban or isis. Thats why we hear a general refrain from people about dangers of going too deep in religion and getting lost in its complexities. Not all can go deep and come out of it without a proper guidance or a balanced mindset, but the real answer also lies deep inside, within us, spiritually speaking. Our problem is that we are way too passive and insecure.

If you beg from china with a begging bowl, then i definitely agree that we will never get our independence (rangzen). Why would they want to give up on vast untapped mineral resources of tibet just because some natives are crying out for it? It makes no sense and i agree with it, yet despite all the odds, i still advocate for rangzen because i am a tibetan with heart, and do so with my own reasoning, not out of blind patriotism.

There shouldnt be any middle path when it comes to our rights. Being firm and assertive are the main key in dealing with our rights, not holding our hands in open and wait for someone to fill our bowl with.
Rights are not something to be begged about, they are to be demanded, no matter what the situation. The demand for basic rights should never be compromised under any condition, ‘cos if we do, we lose our soul. We are not the same when we stop striving for things that matters most. Its like our parents, telling us to stop pursuing our dreams ‘cos its a waste of time. A part of us dies along with our dashed dream. We become half dead.

I see the autonomy approach as using way too much logic, so much so, that we forgot the values we stand for, compromising on things that matters the most. When you use too much logic, you become passive, ‘cos you see that nothing makes sense to you. Everything is imparmanent, so why bother? Overuse of logic replaces ur emotion. You stop living. it happens to me sometimes, and i then come back to reality, and see that as long as i am living in this world, there are things to be done no matter what your logic says.

Humanity have made lot of struggles and achievements throughout history  and today we are what we are because somebody else fought for our rights. Women have more freedom today and so did blacks in united states under martin luther king. Many nations have earned their independence from colonial powers.

Just imagine, if all of them had adopted middle way approach and waited with begging bowl, for the oppressors to grant them their rights? The world would not be the same that we see today.

When it comes to basic rights, we have to be assertive and uncompromosing at all costs. Anything less is akin to selling out our basic rights.

Its a bitter fact that today, we are simply begging for our rights from international community ‘cos china wont budge to make sincere effort to solve our issue. We are waiting for them to change while they are waiting for his holiness to be gone. Endless waiting.

We are beggars, and in the real world nobody gives any damn what happens to us. Everything is bussiness here, and we also have to bring something to table, for any sort of negotiations and in our case it would be our rights. We have to make our freedom struggle more business like with no nonsense approach and not make any compromise. The world is ruled by self interest.

Look at UK bending to china. No matter how much we protest about human rights, the economy will be their priority, and so will be of the rest of world. Protests wont have much impact, except losing our voice. But they are free to do so, as long as there is no alternative. Nobody will help us and we shouldnt expect any divine intervention also, for many of those who claim to be too realistic.

The question shouldnt be about whether the goal is achievable or not. You just keep struggling for your dreams, one step at a time. The goal to reach moon would have been considered miracle once, but it was achieved.

its great to see lukar jam contesting elections for rangzen. It validates our democracy ‘cos we finally have candidates with different platforms. otherwise everything looks farce.

I am relieved to see lukar jam representing rangzen, yet i will  overlook him this time ‘cos i am being open minded and i want to give one more chance to autonomy by voting for penpa tsering.

I’ve more important things do in life as i’ve a larger goal, but i also cannot turn a blind eye to the sad state of sufferings in my country, so when i feel that things have reached a boiling point and that i can no longer hold myself back, then i will leave everything aside and take the plunge into politics and attempt to bring the change that i want to see, whether i am ready or not, due to my anxiety issues and irrespective of what others think ‘cos i’ve my own approach in getting things done. I dont work at the surface level. I go to the roots.

What matters is that i want to give my best. I cannot watch our movement continue to stagnate and rot for ever, as the hell in tibet becomes worse under chinese rule. there is a cost to everything and i wont be waiting for any international charity ‘cos begging is not my way.


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