A US-led anti-China wave of violent demonstrations to supposedly 'free' Tibet dodged the traveling Olympic flame the moment it was lit in Greece. The road show reached hysterical proportions in Paris where local government-friendly 'free Tibet' stunts exploded into a remarkable diplomatic fiasco of unprecedented political and economic ramifications thanks to a frail-looking and beautiful Chinese woman named Jin Jing.
Jing is a Paralympic fencer. Born in Hefei, China, in 1981,
she lost most of her right leg to cancer when she was 9 but never gave up the dream of becoming a great fencer. She qualified for the Shanghai Wheelchair Fencing Team in 2001 after years of hard work, reached the National level and won six silver and bronze medals in international competitions.
Sitting in her wheelchair last April 7th in Paris, she waited to take her turn in the parade, torch in hand, when an enraged 'free Tibet' thug several times her size attacked her with extreme physical violence, trying to grab the torch away. Defenseless, Jin Jing clung to it, protecting the emblem with her body until French police finally wrestled the brute to the ground. She then carried on under the thunderous applause of a stunned crowd. The torch never left her hands. The assault lasted a reported long fifteen minutes. Fortunately caught on camera, it made Jing an instant heroine in China and around the world.
The 'free' Western press promptly buried the event as it did not fit with the 'peaceful Dalai Lama followers' myth at the heart of their disinformation campaign. For Tibetan violence as a whole is simply not discussed. Few know how horrible the status of Tibetans was under one of the most inhuman theocracy in history or that the plight of Tibetan women was even worse. Few know about the burning alive of five young women in Lhasa by the 'free Tibet' gangs behind the March 14 atrocious riots. The fact that Chinese men, women, children, were savagely stoned and hacked
to death with butcher knifes by the 'peaceful' Dalai Lama factions is of no discussion either.
In the US, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, had already rushed to India to be photographed with the theologian. Pelosi, dubbed 'the shame of San Francisco', is
a known 'Human Rights' peddler, famous for her unflinching support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the nuclear bombing of Iran, the criminal and inhuman starving of the Gaza concentration camp, torture and illegal wiretappings in America and abroad, in which she sees no human rights violations.
Also siding with the reactionary secessionist was Socialist Segolene Royal of France where les Droits de l'Homme
never meant les Droits de la Femme in the first place and where the burning alive of women was once a national pastime. The silent Western women groups, passively fed
on the bold-faced lies of the Tibetan Women Association
for years, remained shamefully so.
The 'free Tibet' farce was a geopolitical charade that had nothing to do with human rights. The internationally orchestrated Lhasa riots were the detonator thought to force China to allow inspection teams, posing as selfless 'Human Righters', to freely roam about in obvious preparation for the next drive to cut China down to manageable size. The ugly violence could have worked except for one unexpected 'Smiling Angel in a Wheelchair', an angel made
of steel who cemented the enormous nation behind her symbolic act of resistance.
As Dulles NOW activists watched the 'free Tibet' flop
unfold, we remembered the words of Anne Louis Strong,
the American journalist who witnessed the 1959 Tibetan upraising against the monks and wrote that 'the liberated serfs and slaves' of Tibet will never 'let the old hell return'. For Tibet was already freed some years back when the
cruel tandem of clergy and nobility decided to flee a land and a people they no longer could exploit and abuse. The considerable efforts the United States and Europe are making to bring it back beg for close scrutiny.
The Dulles Now Executive Committee is, therefore, pleased
to heartily cheer the brave and graceful Jin Jing. Her exemplary resolve will forever remain a global inspiration
for all, women and men alike.