Sunday, May 25, 2008
You Can't Judge a Book by It's Cover
Sir Davyd of Oxfordshire had forwarded this picture to me. It seems that the Chinese government has a new military strategy for the "Tibet Problem". Issuing Buddhist Monk robes to their young soldiers and telling them to go out into the streets and riot, to place blame on the Dali Lama and the Tibetan Buddhist Monks.
I would think that after assimilating capitalism in their "closed" society as well as they have, that the Chinese government would realize that in this day of fast moving information and the Internet that such schemes are truly hard to pull off. The Chinese want their cake, our money, and to be able to eat it too, do things the way they always have. The Oriental mind is truly a deep well of contradictory thoughts and actions; however, this is just simple human stupidity in action.
The sad thing is that I can see my son, who is about to enter the Army, being told to do the same thing and he would. It's not the soldiers fault, it's their government.
As Jesus said, "beware of wolves in sheep's clothing." It also reminds me that the phrase, "you can't judge a book by its cover", is really true!
Sir Hook of Warrick
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