Saturday, March 08, 2008

Bjork bonkers

CHINA is to tighten its control over foreign singers and other performers after the Icelandic singer Björk shouted "Tibet! Tibet!" at a concert in Shanghai. see here

Without condoning the abuse of human rights in Tibet by the Chinese State i do find it rather amusing that certain media stars such as Bjork with her sloganising can promote a romantic myth .

Perhaps a brief reading of Tibet's history could correct their view through rose-tinted glasses .

Try "Tibet – from feudal theocracy to a market economy"

And perhaps to reveal the darker side to the present Dalai Lama , maybe try "Repression—in exile" .

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