Tibetan Blogger Expresses Concern: "Before Long, Planes Will Fly in My Hometown."

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by a Tibetan blogger from Amdo who keeps a blog on the Tibetan-language blog-hosting site called “AmdoTibet”. The blogpost was written on June 1, 2011 and posted online on June 12, 2011.

In the blogpost, the blogger expresses concern after hearing that an airport will be built in his hometown
, particularly over an increased military presence, quality of housing and the beginning of the urbanisation of the area.

The previous post on High Peaks Pure Earth about contaminated drinking water around Kumbum Monastery also addresses the problems for locals that intense development can bring. This report by the International Campaign for Tibet, also about Amdo, expands on the issues and states that “more than 30,000 farmers had been moved off their land […], in order to facilitate the expansion of Ganhetan Industrial District”.

Screenshot of the Blog Hosted on AmdoTibet.cn

Before Long, Planes will Fly in my Hometown

My hometown is Amchok, the grassland on the southern bank of Sangchu River in South Gansu Prefecture. A few years earlier, people in my hometown were saying that in the near future there would be planes flying over our hometown. Since I heard these words, I have had pangs in my heart. But I haven’t said anything about it as I thought it was just a rumour.
As months and years have flown by like a river, the rumour has become true and works have begun in my hometown before my eyes.
The news was announced in the Southern Gansu Newspaper. It was the year when I returned home just after I finished university. A notice was posted by a bank near my hometown, announcing the project had started. Finally this proved to me it was no longer a rumour.
The idle chatter has turned out to be true. The first step for planes to be able to fly over my hometown has commenced. During May 1, Labour Day holiday, I was back home. Some cadres, doctors, and some teachers arrived by car and visited every family with notices. They said that these papers were the official papers from the County government, and from tomorrow the project would be started. Also they said that some soldiers would guard the area and they warned us not to let the children play there. The people were asked to sign an acknowledgement and were given papers to sign.
Anyway, very soon planes will be flying over my hometown. Now there is another talking point in my hometown, people are saying: “after completing the airport project, our current homes will be destroyed completely and new buildings will be built because the current houses will be not be able to stand when the planes fly”. These are the most reliable predictions of my hometown by people, based on what they know. In addition, building an airport could also be the first steps towards the building of a new city.
Evening of June 1, 2011

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  1. Journalist Maria Cavalcanti

    This journalist also takes the opportunity to express her concern:

    – I –


    As far as the news in the Press are concerned, the Theosophical Society has been trying to involve the Dalai Lama in the Theosophical Society, always by way of invitations for lectures, or supposed hommages to the Dalai Lama, in one or other of the Theosophical Society compounds.

    Such has been the case in the past, involving the Theosophical Society compound in India, as also recently, when the Theosophical Society invited the Dalai Lama to the Theosophical Society compound in the United States.

    The fact is that the Theosophical Society is involved with crimes:

    a) – stealing of intellectual property;

    b) – stealing of sacred Tibetan Buddhist Manuscripts;

    c) – literary fraud;

    d) – pedophilia disgracing hundreds of boys of the Theosophical Society;

    e) – stealing of bank accounts;

    f) – terrorism;

    g) – human sacrifices in the Kali Temple of the Theosophical Society compound.

    Under the principles of investigative journalism, this journalist investigated them all.

    The case of terrorism involving the Theosophical Society was revealed to this journalist, when she interviewed two members of the Theosophical Society, and whose testimonies were thus registered, directly linking the Theosophical Society with terrorist activities in India, of the infamous LTTE, whose members killed the Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Ghandi, son of Indira Ghandi.


    Between 2000/2002, this journalist filed three complaints in the FBI against Radha Burnier, president of the Theosophical Society, for other crimes commited, of which this journalist could present material evidence, i.e., documented proofs. This journalist also filed one complaint in the FBI against Pedro de Oliveira, International Secretary of the Theosophical Society, for his involvement with the stealing of the bank account of an old-aged British citizen.

    The above mentioned victim came to this journalist and presented not only her oral testimony but also documented proof of the crime commited by the Theosophical Society against her.

    Consequently, in my opinion, the Dalai Lama, as any of his representatives, as well as any of his faithfuls, should carefully avoid any more involvements with the Theosophical Society.

    First, because it will be necessary to take the Theosophical Society to an international court of justice, by way of which the Theosophical Society shall be forced to return to the Dalai Lama the sacred Buddhist Manuscript that the Theosophical Society stole from a Tibetan Buddhist Temple, in Tibet.

    This journalist investigated this crime, and therefore she has documented proofs.

    She is also willing to make a donation to the Gelug-pa School of Buddhism, in order to assist in taking back to them, their sacred Tibetan Buddhist Manuscript, stolen by the Theosophical Society.

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