Free Tibet—and What About Us?

The place on earth with the highest average height is known to the world as Tibet. The Tibetan Plateau is home to the Tibetan people. The Tibetans are a rather unique people, shielded as they have been for much of their history by the geography of their country. Tibetans practice their own form of Buddhism, and their other cultural practices are likewise distinct; the Tibetans are particularly well known for their remote monasteries (which often double as fortifications) nestled among Tibet's mountains, and the dedication of the country's ascetic monks.

Tibet's independence was lost to the People's Republic of China in 1950. The Tibetans attempted to throw off this occupation in 1959, but to no avail. The Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual and political leader, fled the country and established a government-in-exile. The Communist and later pseudo-Communist government of China, dominated by the Han Chinese, began to dominate Tibet. Tibet suffered under the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and the disastrous "Great Leap Forward".

Today Tibet is nominally an autonomous region within China, whose leader is Tibetan. In practice, the Tibetan Chairman is little more than a puppet of the government in Beijing. Tibet is not currently free to express itself without permission from the Chinese. Political dissidents seeking the country's independence are silenced, and activists allege that the government is guilty of murder and torture. China keeps Tibetan expression on a leash, and recently have begun to challenge Tibetans demographically by migrating Han Chinese into Tibet. Aside from the economic reasons, the purpose of this migration is to have a population that is less loyal to Tibet and Tibetans and more loyal to Beijing. Christian missionaries who are normally at best grudgingly tolerated are given free reign in Tibet, with China's hope being that Christianity can dissolve the intensely Buddhist social fabric of Tibet.

So when the treatment of Tibet by Han Chinese became apparent to the people of Western civilization, there was an outcry that is currently ongoing. The cry "free Tibet" is particularly popular among liberals in Western civilization. The Chinese method of cultural suppression combined with immigration of the dominant ethnic group has been called by many, including the Dali Lama, "cultural genocide". The Baltic nations are familiar with this type of treatment, with the Soviet Union being the responsible party. On the topic of this migration the Dalai Lama has said the following:

…the unabated influx of Chinese immigrants to Tibet, which has the effect of overwhelming Tibet’s distinct cultural and religious identity and reducing the Tibetans to an insignificant minority in their own country, amount to a policy of cultural genocide.

If Tibet cannot speak for itself, cannot advocate for itself, cannot maintain control over its political and public life, and cannot guarantee that its people will not be swamped by the Han, what will the end result be? Can a people so outnumbered and so crushed be able to survive? The answer from Tibetans—and many White liberals—is a resounding "no".

Liberals are horrified that a people so unique are on the slow but steady path to oblivion. There aren't roaming death squads, but the policies of the Chinese government will lead to the dissolution of Tibetan culture and Tibetan people. Tibet ought to have the right to self-determination.

But oughtn't we likewise have such a right? Using the same arguments that liberals use for Tibetan independence for white independence will bring down a hailstorm of condemnations and accusations. Suddenly, immigration isn't a weapon in the hands of distant elites. Diversity is our strength! Suddenly, the repression of cultural artifacts tied to the identity of a people is no longer the beginning of cultural genocide, but a good repression of hatred.

Take the American South as an example. In 1861 Southerners thought themselves to be distinct from Northerners. Many thought Dixie—as they affectionately called their country—to be a different nation, and many of these people in turn believed that this nation ought to be independent.

Their bid for independence came in the form of a war that the secessionists lost. The cause of Southern independence was drown in blood. Despite this, what followed this failure was a hundred years of a sort of internal autonomy. The states south of the Mason-Dixon line were largely left to handle their own affairs.

This changed after the Second World War. The South became the target of the (((ACLU))), the (((Communist Party))), and the (((NAACP))), all movements where the dominant ethnic group was, you may be shocked to hear, not actually African. In addition to these powerful groups, the push for deracination was largely supported by the federal government, including Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson.

The Southern resistance to the second Reconstruction was not due to any irrational hatred or any sort of aggressive impulse; it was defensive in nature. There was no attempt by the South to prevent Blacks from leaving for northern cities like Detroit and Chicago, and neither was there any attempt by the South to push Jim Crow laws onto other parts of the country. The position of Whites in the South has never been as secure as those in other parts of the United States. Before the Immigration Act of 1965 Whites in New England constituted nearly the entirety of the population. In the South, White Southerners have never been so dominant in terms of numbers, and segregation laws were created to protect Southern government, culture, and society in the face of this challenge.

Between the already present Black population, immigration, the pressures of global media, and the attack on Southern symbols, Dixie is in a rough spot. The flag of the Southern people, the Battle Flag, is no longer sold by most large corporations. The graves of Confederate veterans are being vandalized. Confederate monuments are being taken down, and Nathan Bedford Forrest is being exhumed. The governing forces have issued a damnatio memoriae against the history of the Southern people.

The reaction to these pressures from progressives, the same people who cry "free Tibet", has been one of glee. They couldn't be happier with what's happening. The idea that White males are being overrun is something that people like (((Tim Wise))) love to use to mock the people being erased.

A similar story has played out in South Africa, where the Afrikaner people have been reduced to a virtually powerless minority that has little choice but to work to preserve the government that serves the interests of Bantus and nobody else. Western and (((Western))) activism, including embargoes, played the decisive role in bringing the Communist affiliated ANC to power, and the results have been disastrous for the Afrikaner nation that has only ever sought independence.

Leftists have no sympathy for the thousands of Afrikaner farmers who have been murdered in their homes since 1991.

In contrast, here's an article from Scientific American titled "Endangered Cuban Crocodiles Are Losing Their Genetic Identity." The subtitle is even more striking: "Interbreeding with other species could overwhelm the animal, causing it to go extinct".

Considered critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List, the Cuban crocodile was once found throughout the island, but extensive hunting from the mid-19th century onward caused the population to plummet. Now the estimated 4,000 remaining individuals are at risk of genetic swamping by the more abundant American crocodile. As more genes from the American crocodile move into the population through hybridization, the Cuban crocodile loses its genetic diversity and what made it distinct. The loss of genes it once carried has the potential to reduce the species’ ability to adapt to environmental challenges it may face. Researchers say the Cuban crocodile’s distinct genetic, morphological, ecological and behavioral characteristics represent a unique lineage--and make it worthy of protecting.

Tibet is worthy of protecting from China, we are told. Although we may not see the difference, Cuban and American Crocodiles are different enough genetically to be considered different animals, and the Cuban Crocodile is worth saving, we are told.

If the genetic distinction of the Cuban Crocodile is worth saving, isn't ours? Not just the uniqueness of the Afrikaners or the Southerns is threatened today, but the entirety of the White world is being—to use the language used above—genetically swamped and threatened by mixing with a more numerous group.

Today the White race consists of only 10% of the planet's population, and this number is dropping globally. In many of our own homelands, we are predicted to be minorities in the next hundred years. In the United States, it is predicted that non-Hispanic Whites will be a minority by the middle of the 21st century.

We are told that the loss of the Cuban Crocodile is a great tragedy, but are expected to treat "the last days of the white world" as some great achievement of the human species.

When Tibetans are being displaced by Chinese, you shout genocide. When we are displaced by Africans, Mestizos, Asians, and Arabs, you shout "diversity".

Yes, "diversity", by which you really mean less White. If you cared about preserving diversity instead of leveling the planet in pursuit of equality, you would erect barriers to protect the local and the unique. If crocodiles are worth such considerations aren't the people who produced Isaac Newton, Bach, and Neil Armstrong? If a crocodile is worth saving, isn't a German or a Spaniard?

This double standard is killing us. The statistics don't lie. We are being threatened with a slow and steady annihilation. We have a word for this process.

Genocide.

The migration of Chinese into Tibet has been called genocide. Tibet is still 90% Tibetan. England is 80% white. Canada is 75% white. The United States is 66% white.

Lothrop Stoddard warned us that "[s]hould white men ever really lose their instinct of race-solidarity, they would asphyxiate racially as swiftly and surely as they would asphyxiate physically if the atmospheric oxygen should suddenly be withdrawn."

The White race is great, yes, but hardly invulnerable. We are the planet's minority. We have been here a long time, but until the sixteenth century we were a people cornered by the advancing forces of other civilizations. Columbus saved us when he sailed west across the Atlantic, but all of this struggle is being undone. What we have gained, and what we have preserved over millennia, is being lost because we won't defend ourselves, because we won't even recognize ourselves. Our position has never been more precarious, so let us do what the Tibetans are doing. Let's fight for ourselves, for each other, before it's too late.