The Liberty Law Office of Jason Wilson

"When governments fear the people, there is Liberty. When people fear the government, there is Tyranny." - Thomas Jefferson

Providing legal representation for those accused of a crime, as well as all others involved in the snare of the legal system.

March 14, 2008 - Tibetan Uprising Day

Nearly fifty years after the 1959 uprising against Communist China, which resulted in the nation's spirtual leader, The Dalai Lama, fleeing the country, and the nation of China instituting a highly-controlling presence in the region - - another failed uprising was attempted and suppressed just a few months before the world celebrated Beijing's "One World, One Dream" Olympics.

Though much more complicated than often portrayed in the rants of many college Freshmen, the modern-day situation of Tibetans is undeniably one of religious persecution (their faith is controlled by a Chinese puppet called the Panchen Lama) along with what could best be described as cultural flooding (the Chinese are currently filling the area with Han Chinese in an effort to dilute the strength of the Tibetan people). And with the American government soundly in China's pocket, there is no reason to believe this situation will be changing in the near future.

Back in 2008, however, the Tibetans made in effort to rebel against all of this. Unfortunately, it didn't go any better than it had 50 years before - with hundreds killed and thousands arrested. Several monks set themselves on fire in protest, as well. (A worse way to rebel against an indifferent government, I cannot imagine.) People in the West watched the riots for a few days, but then just turned the channel when it was all over with - while the people in China were fed complete and utter nonsense by the state-controlled media who told them that everything they had seen on the internet was nothing but Western Lies.

All in all, it was a solid beatdown for religious freedom, and a good reminder that sometimes - if not most times - efforts to obtain Liberty don't quite work out the way they should.