Sunday, November 18, 2007


UP FRONT News June 27, 2007
Published by Tom Weiss
Editorial Advisor: Willard Whittingham
“The paper that can’t be bought and can’t be sold.”

In 1993, having met a number of Tibetan refugees, including a nephew of the Dalai Lana, and having educated myself about the Chinese Communist Genocide in Tibet, I contacted my minister Rev. Dr. Timothy P. Mitchell, Pastor of the Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church and essentially Martin Luther King’s man in New York. (They were close friends and Rev. Mitchell was the head of the New York branch of King’s Poor People’s Campaign. During Rev. King’s last visit to New York he was Rev. Mitchell’s home guest.) I was looking to gain support for the Tibetans from the African-American civil rights movement.

Rev. Mitchell, who was not very familiar with the Tibetan situation at the time, asked me for more information. I provided it, stressing among other factors, the racist nature of the Chinese rule, which involves the subjugation of an ethnically and culturally distinct dark-complexioned people by a light-skinned oppressor. Many people see the Tibetans only as Asians and do not know that they qualify as “people of color.” Indeed I’ve seen photographs of Tibetan nomads, who spend a lot of time in the Himalayan sun, who are darker than many African-Americans. Many people have swallowed the imperialist and Maoist fiction that the Tibetans are Chinese. In fact, there is literature that shows that what is now Tibet existed before China.

And what may be the most spiritually and politically explosive cultural reality derives from the fact that the Tibetan language is in no way related to the Chinese languages. Tibetan is derived from Aramaic, the language of Jesus. And if you read a paperback by Elizabeth Clare Prophet called “The Lost Years of Jesus”, chronicling the approximately 18 years of His earthly life not accounted for in the Bible, and you read UP FRONT News, it emerges that it was Jesus who brought Aramaic to Tibet.

As I see it, the fact that Tibet is perhaps the world’s only pacifist nation, led by a monk who preaches non-violence, accurately described as both “the roof of the world” and “the most religious country in the world”, is no accident, considering Who lived there. My own view, unsubstantiated by available writings, is that there is a genealogical relationship between Jesus and the Tibetans, most directly with the Dalai Lamas.

As far as I am concerned, the Chinese Communist attempt to destroy Tibet is essentially an attempt to kill Jesus – again. It was Mao who during his meeting with the Dalai Lama in 1954 told the Tibetan leader that “religion is poison.” And that was because the pathologically megalomaniacal and racist Mao considered himself to be God.

In a 1993 interview with me for an article that I was writing for Downtown Magazine (no longer published) Rev. Mitchell labeled the Chinese Occupation as “Genocide” and characterized Chinese actions as “an attack on people who live their faith.”

Many black leaders have spoken eloquently about the Genocide in Darfur. It is a fact that Communist China, in its lust for Sudanese oil, is aiding and abetting the Sudanese government’s complicity in the Genocide. Presidential candidate Bill Richardson during a candidates debate, citing Darfur, suggested that the 2008 Olympic games should be pulled from China. John Edwards, in a talk at Strata in NYC on June 22, voiced his agreement with me that “moral leadership” requires opposition to the Genocide not only in Darfur but also in Tibet. His comment of course went unreported in the mainstream media. I had a chance to talk for a few minutes about Tibet directly recently with Barack Obama’s wife Michelle at her talk in Harlem who, with State Senator Bill Perkins standing next to us, listened carefully and took some UP FRONT News articles to show her husband.

I’ve spoken with and given UP FRONT News articles on Tibet to, among others, Rev. Al Sharpton and City Councilman Charles Barron.

While many politicians have been critical of China’s “human rights violations” in Tibet and elsewhere, when it comes to going after the US-China corporate cash machine and the Beijing Olympics, they get very timid. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, a soldier in China-friendly Hillary Clinton’s campaign wehrmacht, at my urging in 2001 introduced Resolution #802 denouncing the Chinese for their actions in Tibet. The resolution passed unanimously – and had no effect. Quinn has refused to answer my calls and my e-mail urging a resolution calling for the removal of the 2008 Olympics from China. Fortunately City Councilman Tony Avella (D.-Queens), who thinks he would be a much better mayor then the pro-real estate developer Quinn (I agree) sees things differently and has let me know officially that he is interested in doing something meaningful in the Council about the Tibet Genocide/China Olympics issue. Christine Quinn, who very, very, very much wants to be mayor, has angered a great many African-Americans with her arrogant denial of self-determination rights to the Bedford-Stuyvesant community with respect to the community’s clear with to rename part of Gates Avenue after Sonny Abubadika Carson. Ms. Quinn has, in the Sonny Carson and Tibet Genocide/China Olympic issue shown her true “colors”, as it were.

Whether we realize it or not, Tibet is, among other things, a black issue.

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