"One World, One Dream: FREE TIBET"
- The US and CIA will sell out Tibet, not save it
- The Dalai Lama's hidden past
Most solidarity and environmental groups calling for a free Tibet have not questioned the Dalai Lama's role in Tibetan history. In 1995 his office stated, "China tries to justify its occupation and repressive rule of Tibet by pretending that it 'liberated' Tibetan society from 'medieval feudal serfdom' and 'slavery.' Beijing trots out this myth to counter every international pressure to review its repressive policies in Tibet." It then coyly concedes: "Traditional Tibetan society was by no means perfect... However, it was not as bad as China would have us believe." Was this a myth? Tibet's Buddhist monastic-nobility controlled all land on behalf of the "gods." They monopolized the country's wealth... This system was similar to how the medieval Catholic Church exploited peasants in feudal Europe.