When consciousness prevails

“As the son of a Liberal premier, I could be in the mix, I could be running a Liberal MP’s campaign. But I can’t. I’m sorry, I don’t want to be rich, nor powerful, at the expense of others. That’s not my business. I don’t claim to be a good person. But I’m trying to be, and that’s more than I can say for many modern Liberal Party MPs.

Their lack of substantive leadership has caused the Liberal Party to lose its way. The commitment to small-l liberal values has collapsed under the weight of party greed and infighting.”

One cannot but admire a young man’s consciousness when he chooses to go the hard way, instead of the easy one. There is more to life than money. Much more.


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Tibet is not China – and will never be


A monk is sentenced to 20 years prison for some petty issue involving earthquake relief donations. After all the damage China did to the fine Tibetan culture, this is happening now. It will be left to a new generation of Chinese leaders to realise the brutal mistakes China has made in Tibet. The current leadership simply lacks a proper understanding of Tibet and its culture.

Choegyal Wangpo, Leader of Tengdro Monastery