I was a bit thrown when I read the news on this, and even after I watched the video. But than I sat back, thought about the entire comment and came to the realization that she may have put her foot in her mouth to soon, and should have explained her point before inserting said foot.
She said to a reporter ” I’m not happy about the way the Chinese are treating the Tibetans because I don’t think anyone should be unkind to anyone else. And then this earthquake and all this stuff happened, and then I thought, is that karma? When you’re not nice that the bad things happen to you?”
That’s where the insert foot in mouth part happened. I mean seriously, what was she thinking before she said this, or was it off the top of her head with no thought at all? She talked on a bit, mentioning how she had received a letter from the Tibetan Foundation and was asked to go and help the victims of the atrocious natural disaster. Her reaction was… “They wanted to go and be helpful, and that made me cry. It was a big lesson to me that sometimes you have to learn to put your head down and be of service even to people who aren’t nice to you.”
I think, had she thought the words out, the point she was trying to get to was- even in the face of oppression and torture by the Chinese government the Tibetans genuinely care about the brothers and sisters in the whole of China.
It’s not about us and them, it’s about helping people out. It also goes to show the strength and sincere caring the Tibetan people feel for all of humanity. I think this is what she meant to say, but couldn’t get it out the right way. Maybe I’m wrong though! Judge for yourself, the video is below…