Thursday, August 25, 2005

What some "Maoists" think of Tibet...

You can't make this stuff up

MIM believes the people of Tibet and China should cooperate economically under capitalism and not fight. That means that if the World Bank supports Han Chinese settlement into Tibet, we should not oppose it either! It's not a question of national culture, but one of economic survival. There is plenty of land in Tibet. The real question is economic development.

If the Tibetans take up Maoism, we support their evicting the Dengist regime from Tibet. If on the other hand Han Chinese return to socialism, they should oppose the "Free Tibet" movement and struggle to make sure Tibet progresses socially and economically. Either way there will be Tibetans and Han Chinese inclined to the Maoist road and there will be those who want capitalism or something even more backward.

Like I said, you can't make this stuff up. This is what real self-styled Maoists sound like.

Also noteworthy:

Now, of course I think these folks are Koo-Koo for Cocoa Puffs TM, and I post this merely to note its extreme oddity. All in all, though, I'd say their viewpoints seem much closer to some necons' viewpoints than my viewpoints, by a mile...

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