Saturday, March 22, 2008

Cooked Tibet

I woke up today thinking about how awful it must be in Tibet right now and how lucky I am that I don't have to worry about running into any Chinese tanks when I go to the market. Too bad Tibet has no strategic or economic value for the West and did not have the misfortune of sharing a border with a paranoiac communist nation, maybe then Tibetan culture would have a chance of surviving.

3 comments:

The Foodist said...

You know things are bad when you watch a press conference involving the Dalai Lama and hes so pissed he threatens to resign as the political leader of his country....

I never thought Id see the day, or see the day the Dalai Lama is visualy pissed!

I think though, that the cuisine has a decent chance of survival... at least I hope so.

Trent Hendricks said...

Dude, you have a serious case of misplaced priorities. Get over your "foodie" feelings and think about the people for goodness sakes. Massive civil rights and sovereign power abuses, and your worried about their food culture? If the people survive, their food will too. If they don't, shame on world apathy, and their cuisine should die with them.

Robert said...

Bob, thanks for the post. I have been reading a bit on what was happening in Tibet, but this was the first unsanitized bit of video that really showed the people as being real to me, if that makes any sense and doesn't sound completely detached from reality. My visit to our local farmer's market yesterday morning wasn't a lot different in many ways.