Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Exploration 11

“The compromises we have reached demanded sacrifices on all sides. It was not easy for the supporters of Mr. Mandela or mine to relinquish the ideals they had cherished for many decades.” (Page 633 in the Essay Connection, Frederik Willem de Klerk) This passage is important to me because it explains the situation and how they arrived at a solution. There is no beating around the bush with this passage. This passage does an excellent job of getting straight to the point. Currently, South Africa is having other issues past politics.
Huffingtonpost ( wrote an article on the ever growing issue in South Africa. The issue of rhino poaching demands action, but no one has stepped up to take charge. This is an awful practice to partake in, but a profitable one at that. The article tells that the rhino horns go for the street value of cocaine in the US. This is because the buyers in Asia believe that rhino horns cure diseases.
The Dalai Lama is a high religious official in a sect of the Buddhist church. His country is under the control of the Chinese as of the invasion 50 years ago. Today in modern Tibet, there have been a lot of self-immolations happening in protest of China. Tibet clearly wants to be free of China. In my research, I had trouble finding any recent news on Tibet that were major issues.

Here is a good picture of the Dalia Lama showing that he is a peaceful man .

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