“The deliberate revival and revamping of old cultures, practices, and institutions for use in new political contexts and strategies”

Bon soir là ,

jamestown.org

(hat tip @ChinaBrief)

Whatever Tibetan Buddhism was before the 16th Karmapa paseed away here in the West in 1981 there is no denying that it is today a Chinese active measure thanks to those Tibetans exiles whom in the name of preserving their Tibetan tradition collaborated with the Chinese to enthrone a 17th Karmapa at Tsurphu in 1991. Since the death of the 16th Karmapa in 1981 Thrangu, Akong and Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche have taken money from the Chinese in the name of preserving Tibetan Buddhism. Nothing associated with these then middle aged teachers of Tibetan Buddhism in the West is not bought and paid for by the Chinese and the 17th Karmapa has taken an unprecedented amount of money for a Tibetan exile living in India from the Chinese over the past decade. All this was done in the name of preserving Tibetan Buddhism in China and said Tibetans never asked any questions of the Chinese as to what end this unprecedented transfer of wealth to them was for. And today with the benefit of hindsight we today know to what end this unprecedented transfer of Chinese treasure to said Tibetan exiles living in the West was for, to serve China’s agenda in Asia an aboad which is all the Tibetan traditions these men preseverved from their childhood as monks in Tibet are good for today, to normalize China’s occupation of Tibet, “Mission accomplished” for the Chinese, all thanks to these men.

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