Hey, remember this guy?
You can call him crazy, but he did something more extreme than anything you or I (especially you) would ever even consider
doing for anything
, except possibly to bring about the creation of a triple-stuffed oreo.
did it for Tibetan independence, one of the last remaining "classic" causes. The slogan "Free Tibet" has been around so long that when you see it on someone's shirt you can't be sure whether they're a political activist or just bought it at Busted Tees as an ironic throwback.
It's been decades since then, and a couple thousand hippie love-ins, a few roasted monks and one
The Golden Child
later, Tibet is still under imperial rule.
Well, it must be the full moon or something, because s**t is getting serious again
. I'll recap:
Laid back ruler who stresses peaceful protest, universal oneness and wears flowing yellow robes all day.
A tiny nation of inoffensive people totally geographically isolated from everyone else who want to be their own country.
Official political statement: "Resuming dialogue is the only option."
Best damn pizza this side of the Himalayas.
Sends us poison in crates labelled "food" and toys made of roofies.
Are making the Olympics totally depressing.
Official political statement: "We will resolutely crush Tibetan Independence forces."