Nuriel passes along this video of Chinese soldiers shooting Tibetan refugees attempting to escape from Tibet.
Again, what this shows is that, as accountability unfolds, we won’t be able to choose sides or render things black and white. There may be brutality on all sides in many cases – speaking as a former refugee decision-maker, I can say that there often is brutality on all sides; the truth is seldom black and white. The exception in most cases is women and children, which, if you turn that around, says that the persecutors are most often (not entirely) men.
For instance, I used to see “the West” or “the United States” or “NATO” as the good guys. Wherever “we” were involved, one could expect justice, freedom from torture, no corruption. Unfortunately, that view, widely reinforced in the official human-rights literature, died for me some time ago. It died at Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, Afghanistan, Iraq, with the School of the Americas, rendition torture prisons, 9/11, FEMA camps, Deep Underground Military Bunkers, on and on.
At the end of this process of elevation, culminating in Ascension, we’ll have it back. But we can see that virtue in the world is in somewhat short supply at the moment.