As today the world commemorates Martin Luther King Jr, historical speech "I Have a Dream" on 28 August 1963 in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, I HAVE A DREAM today too for Tibetans as well as for the human people of planet Earth at large. And I shall take this opportunity to pay homage to Martin Luther King Jr, HH the Dalai-Lama and other non-violent freedom fighters - keeping in mind that the struggle for independence, freedom & democracy, be it in Tibet, China or elsewhere around our Globe, is a struggle for peace and, first of all & above all, for World Peace.
I have a dream: I have a dream today. I have a dream for Free Tibet
Dearest Sisters & Brothers of the Planet Earth,
I am happy to join with you today 28 August 2012 here on the cyber global space in order to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. historical speech "I HAVE A DREAM" and Vision for non-violence, peace & freedom among all of us. And I shall take his very words to describe my own present DREAM, a dream for Free Tibet & World Peace.
More than three score years ago, an alien country brutally invaded Tibetans’ most sacred Motherland and since then Tibetans have been "seared in the flames of withering injustice" though the invaders did promise to free them from their so-called ancestral slavery.
In 1959, their most beloved leader, His Holiness the XIVth Dalai-Lama, had to flee abroad as His Holy life got endangered by the military occupant. In 1989, "this great beacon light of hope to millions of" Tibetans was honoured by the Nobel Peace Prize. "It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity" under alien occupation as their whole country is considred by them as a gigantic open-air prison.
Yet more than 3 decades after this alien military invasion and so-called liberation, the Tibetan still is not free. More than 60 years later, the life of the Tibetan is "still sadly crippled by the manacles of"oppression and "the chains of discrimination". True or not ?
More than 60 years later, the Tibetan "lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity"'. True or not ? More than 60 years later, the Tibetan is "still languished in the corners of an alien society and finds himself an exile in his own land". True or not ?
And so I have come here today "to dramatize a shameful condition".
Today I learned that two more Tibetans self-immolated in their struggle to have Independence restored on the roof of the world, up there among the immaculate Himalayas. In all 51 Tibetans have self-immolated up to now.
In a sense these Tibetan martyrs have come to this end "to cash a check" for their sisters & brothers, for their children, all the children of Tibet. As well as for all human beings here on our Globalized Planet Earth.
When "the architects" of Universal Human Rights wrote "the magnificent words" of the United Nations Declaration in 1948, "they were signing a promissory note to which every" Human Citizen on Earth "was to fall heir". Yes, I maintain here today, "This note was a promise that all men, yes," Tibetans as well as others, "would be guaranteed the "unalienable Rights" of "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
Right or wrong ?
And I here refer to the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 as well as all other United Nations treaties, pacts or conventions derived therefrom and related to the legitimate rights of the People, the now Global Citizens of our Global Human Civilization ; for instance, the Right to Self-Determination.
It is obvious today that United Nations have "defaulted on this promissory note, insofar as their citizens" of Tibet and even China among too many others are concerned. "Instead of honoring this sacred obligation", the Internationl Community has given the Tibetan people "a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds."
May I say: "But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt." in the own wording of Martin Luther King Jr. on that veryd day of 1963 in Washington DC.
We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of these so-called United Nations.
And so, Tibetan Martyrs as well other martyrs and freedom fighters the world over, come now "to cash this check, a check" that will give them "upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice".
These Tibetan martyrs as well other martyrs and freedom fighters the world over, are dramatically showing their despair "to remind United Nations of the fierce urgency of Now".
As again it was clearly said on 28 August 1963 by Martin Luther King Jr. himself:
"This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy."
For Tibetans in Tibet. For Chinese in China. For all the People struggling for Freedom, Democracy & Peace in the whole wide world as each day has now become a day of bloodshed in the Human Civilization.
"Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley" of oppression & alienation "to the sunlit path of true justice".
The insurrection of Tibetans in Tibet, the self-immolation of Tibetan martyrs in and out are for this "true justice". And this "true justice" means independence, democracy and peace. The Global Revolution marching on from one end of Planet Earth to the other is an Insurrection for social justice, for this true justice, for a true respect of Universal Human Rights.
So, may I say that now is the time to lift Tibetan nation as well as other nations concerned "from the quicksands of fundamental injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of " Tibet's children as well as United Nations' children.
" It would be fatal" for the United Nations to "overlook the urgency of the moment".
This sweltering summer of the Tibetan's "legitimate discontent", of the World's People "legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality".
Two thousand and twelve "is not an end, but a beginning".
The Tibetan struggle for Independence is unstoppable! The Global Revolution for social justice and World Peace has just begun and nothing will stop it !
And those who hope that the Tibetan "needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening" if the International Community "returns to business as usual. And there will be neither rest nor tranquility in" Tibet as elsewhere until the Tibetan is "granted his citizenship rights", and, in the mean time, the Independence of their most sacred Motherland - untill the 99% is no more manipulated, exploited, oppressed, repressed by the 1% in Wall Street, banksters and corrupt politicians alike.
" The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations" of Himalayas and world’s nations "until the bright day of justice emerges."
As Martin Luther King Jr. put it plainly in 1963 in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC:
"But there is something that I must say to world’s people, who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice: In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force."
Unfortunately, violence is rife from East to West and North to South and very few still keep on following the path of non-violence: shootings and killings and massacres of all sorts are common place. Innocent victims die by the dozen, if not more, almost every day. Some speak of new crimes against humanity here or there, even on the Roof of the World.
The marvelous militancy which has long engulfed the Tibetan Community "must not lead us to a distrust of all" Chinese people, for many of our Chinese brothers, as evidenced by their thirst for freedom, democracy and peace, "have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with" Tibetan as well as other People destiny. "And they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom."
And remembering the very words of Martin Luther King Jr, may I add :
"We cannot walk alone.
And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead.
We cannot turn back."
Again the words of 1963 fittingly apply to the 2012 situation in Tibet or even elsewhere :
There are those who are asking the devotees of Freedom & Independence, "When will you be satisfied?"
Tibetan people or other people "can never be satisfied as long asé the People of a nation "is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality".
Tibetan people or other people can never be satisfied as long as their bodies are tortured, as long as their freedom and basic rights are trampled upon, as long as their most sacred independence is denied with utter contempt.
Tibetan people cannot be satisfied as long as the Tibetan's "basic mobility is from a smaller prison to a larger one" as the whole of Tibet is considered a prison by Tibetans.
Tibetan people "can never be satisfied as long as their children are stripped of their selfhood and robbed of their dignity" by being educated in an alien language.
Tibetan people cannot be satisfied as long as a Tibetan in Tibet cannot vote and a Tibetan in Tibet knows that even freedom of speech is denied to him and that openly seeking democracy would mean torture and prison.
No, no, Tibetan people is not satisfied, many other people are not satisfied and "we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied "until justice rolls down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream."
"I am not unmindful that too many of you" are "still facing great trials and tribulations. Some of you are still locked in narrow jail cells. And some of you have are in areas where your quest "-- quest for freedom "left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality."
As Martin Luther King Jr. said it: "You have been the veterans of creative suffering."
Adding : "Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive ..... knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed."
"Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends."
And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the Human Rights dream.
I have a dream that one day the nations of the world will rise up and live out the true meaning of this universal creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."
"I have a dream that one day on high peaks of " Tibet, the sons of former oppressed Tibetans and the sons of former Tibet oppressors "will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood".
I have a dream that one day Tibet, an occupied state "sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of" oppression, "will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice".
I have a dream that Tibetan little children will one day live in a nation where they will be educated in their own language and not in an alien language while benefiting the Holy Presence of His Holiness the Dalai-Lama.
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day, down in Tibet, "with its vicious oppressors, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words" of "separatism" and "splitism" -- one day right there in Tibet little Tibetan boys and Tibetan girls "will be able to join hands with" little Chinese boys and Chinese girls "as sisters and brothers".
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that along with Tibet, all the other People of the World shall one day enjoy Freedom, Democracy and Peace.
This is my hope. Let it be your hope too and this is the faith that I invite you to constantly keep in your minds.
"With this faith, we will be able to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we", Tibetan, Chinese and all the other People, will be free one day."
And this will be the day -- "this will be the day when" all of Tibet's and World's children "will be able to sing with new meaning":