See my analysis of True Detective Season 2 here. Jay Dyer The first season of True Detective captivated the viewing public this year, topped only by Breaking Bad in attention and critical praise.
In the US many uninformed people had been awed by his philosophy on "peace" and "non-violence". This article will bare facts to the real color and intent of the Lama, why the US had given him a Nobel Prize and many more. It is centered on a high mountain plateau deep in the heart of Asia.
It is cut off from South Asia by the Himalayas, the highest mountains in the world. Countless river gorges and at least six different mountain ranges carve this region into isolated valleys. Before all the changes brought about after the Chinese revolution ofthere were no roads in Tibet that wheeled vehicles could travel.
Trade, communications and centralized government were almost impossible to maintain. Most of Tibet is above the tree-line. The air is very thin. Most crops and trees won't grow there. It was a struggle to grow food and even find fuel for fires. At the time of the revolution, the population of Tibet was extremely spread out.
Villages, monasteries and nomad encampments were often separated by many days of difficult travel.
Maoist revolutionaries saw there were "Three Great Lacks" in old Tibet: The revolutionaries analyzed that these "Three Great Lacks" were not mainly caused by the physical conditions, but by the social system.
There were two main classes: The people lived like serfs in Europe's "Dark Ages," or like African slaves and sharecroppers of the U. Tibetan serfs scratched barley harvest from the hard earth with wooden plows and sickles. Goats, sheep and yaks were raised for milk, butter, cheese and meat.
The aristocratic and monastery masters owned the people, the land and most of the animals. They forced the serfs to hand over most grain and demanded all kinds of forced labor called ulag.
Among the serfs, both men and women participated in hard labor, including ulag.
The scattered nomadic peoples of Tibet's barren western highlands were also owned by lords and lamas. The Dalai Lama's older brother Thubten Jigme Norbu claims that in the lamaist social order, "There is no class system and the mobility from class to class makes any class prejudice impossible.
Serfs could not use the same seats, vocabulary or eating utensils as serf owners. Even touching one of the master's belongings could be punished by whipping.
The masters and serfs were so distant from each other that in much of Tibet they spoke different languages. It was the custom for a serf to kneel on all fours so his master could step on his back to mount a horse.
Tom Grunfeld describes how one ruling class girl routinely had servants carry her up and down stairs just because she was lazy. Masters often rode on their serfs' backs across streams.
The only thing worse than a serf in Tibet was a "chattel slave," who had no right to even grow a few crops for themselves. These slaves were often starved, beaten and worked to death. A master could turn a serf into a slave any time he wanted.
Children were routinely bought and sold in Tibet's capital, Lhasa.
About 5 percent of the Tibetan people were counted as chattel slaves. And at least another 10 percent were poor monks who were really "slaves in robes. Runaway slaves couldn't just set up free farms in the vast empty lands.
Former serfs explained to revolutionary writer Anna Louise Strong that before liberation, "You could not live in Tibet without a master. Anyone might pick you up as an outlaw unless you had a legal owner. The Dalai Lama writes, "In Tibet there was no special discrimination against women.
The word for "woman" in old Tibet, kiemen, meant "inferior birth.
It was said "among ten women you'll find nine devils. Women were forbidden to handle medicine. Han Suyin reports, "No woman was allowed to touch a lama's belongings, nor could she raise a wall, or 'the wall will fall.True Detective Season 1 – Esoteric Analysis.
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