Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Exploration 11

In the speech of Nelson Mandelea, after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, one quote that I thought was very important was that "Thus shall we live, because we will have created a society which recognizes that all people are born equal, with each entitled in equal measure to life, liberty, prosperity, human rights and good governance." I believe that every human, no matter what race, religion or sex, is born with all of these things and that no person should ever be allowed to limit or take away these things. This is exactly the way that humans should treat each other around the world. If this was the way that every one lived their lives then the world would be able to do amazing things.
One current event happening in South Africa is that in August 16 of 2012, protesters of platinum mine were shot by African police killing 34 people and leaving 78 wounded. 270 members of the protesters were arrested and charged with the murders of their peers. Those charges were later dropped. Many of the workers were on strike to try to get their wages raised. The police commissioner defended the officers stating that it was their last resort to try to tame the "wild" protesters.

The Dalai Lama is a leader of the Buddhist spiritual and political leaders on Tibet. They believe that things can be overcome through morals and discipline. As of now the fourteenth Dalai Lama is named Lhamo Thondup. After WWII China became a communist nation and they decided to invade Tibet. Claiming that the government was cruel and that Tibet was originally a part of China. The Dalai Lama tried to negotiate China out of Tibet and even when to other countries to try to get support. However, no one would face against the Chinese army. In the end the Dalai Lama feared for his life and fled to India to hide.
The Dalai Lama has tried many times to try to free his country of Tibet in peaceful ways from the grip of China.


  1. That was an interesting find on what happened to the protesters in South Africa. It's hard to believe that things like that still go on.

  2. I was truly astonished that something like that could have happend to the protesters in South Africa it is very eye opening.

  3. Its sad that they would give him so much power and then not listen to his opinions and scare him so much to the point where he fled the country.

  4. I really like the quote. I also like the details you given us on what the Dalai Lama is.


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