Thursday, May 30, 2013

Must We Misrepresent Facts?



After a long sabbatical from my blog, I was finally inspired to write a few paragraphs, when I accidentally stumbled upon a piece published in "Tibetan Political Review". The piece was titled "Must we love the party". I will speak about the piece in subsequent paragraphs, but let me share with you the general sense of the experience I received when I visited this website.

The last time I kept an eye on this website was during and after the Kalon Tripa elections of 2011. Since then, a lot of pieces are published on the website. However, the tone of the website is pretty much the same as that of a partisan website with its birth during the election period as a defacto election campaign website. I was surprised at the persistence of this website in accumulating and fabricating an aura, where the leadership of Sikyong Lobsang Sangay, pre and post elections, was represented much like the usual republican rhetoric about Obama. This website along with some other pseudo intellectuals in our society, have truly decided to close their eyes to the bigger picture of our struggle. They seem to leave no stone unturned in twisting and re-twisting statements and events pertaining to the Tibetan politics, with an unrelenting goal of simply playing political football.