my opinions about the Tibetan situation un ac cept! able toc

Here's my opinion:

I am an Injie (White Westerner).
I have no right to say one damn thing about the Tibetan situation, in or out of Tibet.

It's not me or my brother, friend, auntie, father, who is being imprisoned, beaten, shocked, tortured, killed.

It's not me or my brother, friend, auntie, father, who has to navigate the poison-tipped barbs of living in China-occupied Tibet, or the ever-shifting maze of living in Incredible India.

It's not me or my brother, friend, auntie, father, who has to find ways to fight these things, or ways to express my self in the face of this trauma, or ways to live my life.

it is not me who has grown up in a completely different world and culture from the west, with completely different background, genes, mindset.

It's not me that has to live within the trauma of what is happening in Tibet to me and to mine:     every    single    day.

If a Tibetan decides to live in India, or to set fire to themself, or to go to west, or to return to Tibet, or go into government, or to join a radical group, or to produce a beauty pageant, or just have a job and family ...
it is none of my damn business,
and i have no right to say one word about it.

although deprived of the oil of love and altruism,
through the skillful means and marvels of technology,
they show the wrong path to the right man,
beware of yellow-haired monkeys!
  — Gendun Choephel