Saturday, January 05, 2013

blogdai "Calls on.."

The most worthless phrase in international diplomacy and blogdai is sick of it.

The UN "calls on" China to .......whatever.

And today Reporters Without Borders "called for.."  http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?article=Reporters+Without+Borders+calls+for+release+of+three+Tibetan+monks&id=32769

So why is everyone seemingly "calling on" or "calling for" something?  blogdai has the answer. To use the words "call on" immediately places the "calling" party in a position of simulated authority. "Calling" means that  whatever group is doing the calling doesn't have the ability to enforce or otherwise impact an issue so they'll just make a grand and worthless public proclamation and "call for " something. It is nothing but a public resume' stuffer, if you will. It accomplishes zero but allows the "caller" a moment of false equivalency as participant in the particular issue of their "calling."

The U.S. State Department is good at this; the EU has it mastered and the DC-based Tibet lobby hides behind it.  Lets' "call on" someone in the world to do something knowing full well it will never get beyond our "call." What drivel and self-indulgent crap, says blogdai.

blogdai hereby "calls on" the Gods of  common sense to smite these false idols who interject themselves into areas they cannot possibly impact.  blogdai is not a Hindu by birth so help is needed. Who's in charge of this, Manjushree? Shiva? Kali? How about Vajra?

Help is appreciated here, let me know so we can invoke the proper deities properly.

-=blogdai

15 Comments:

At 6:13 PM, January 05, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck you, blog bastard. Your insights are amazing. Love and hate to you at the same time.

 
At 6:19 PM, January 05, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea love and hate, but no on beats Blog dai. Maybe he gets shot but no one beats this Blog after so many years.

 
At 6:23 PM, January 05, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Manjushree provides wisdom and is your choice. Kali would burn these people to a crisp and may not be what you are "calling for"

Blessings to you "blogdai"
Bina

 
At 7:18 PM, January 05, 2013, Blogger blogdai said...

Ha! 6:23 well said! Masterful.

6:19, ouch. blogdai recieved many death threats during Jana Andolan but hasn't been shot as of yet.

As of yet...

 
At 8:09 AM, January 06, 2013, Blogger blogdai said...

Google news search alone shows 6600 results just for "call on China" from a multitude of blathering entities. -=bd

 
At 7:00 AM, January 23, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am coming back after a long time. Suprised to see that Blogdai has not yet commented on the arrest of Col. Lama in the UK.

Bhudai Pundit

 
At 7:33 PM, January 24, 2013, Blogger blogdai said...

good to hear from you again, old friend!

blogdai is close to the military and the APF, so I am picking my time and place to respond.

My first indications are that abuse is abuse and you call people into account wherever and whenever you can.

-=bd

 
At 10:19 AM, February 05, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a problem with another country arresting a Nepalese army officer for crimes supposedly committed in Nepal. You have to admit there is alot of hypocrisy with Western countries’ holier than thou attitude on ‘Human Rights’ issues.

 
At 2:55 PM, February 09, 2013, Blogger blogdai said...

I agree, but I don't have a problem with Thailand arresting Paras. -=bd

 
At 7:53 PM, February 23, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paras vandalized a hotel room and was caught with illegal narcotics. I don't have a problem with the Thai police arresting someone for breaking laws in their country. I don't think it's fair to compare the Paras saga to the arrest of Col. Lama. I am actually surprised you are not as outraged. Maybe I misunderstood you all along. In the past we haven't seen eye to eye but I just assumed that we would be on the same page on this. Am I the only one outraged at the Western countries and their appalling hypocrisy? Am I missing something because it seems to me that Western Countries such as Britain pick and choose what constitutes human rights violations per their whim and convenience? Also what kind of precedent is this setting?

-Bhudai

 
At 10:10 AM, February 24, 2013, Blogger blogdai said...

No, we do see eye to eye and yes the British are hypocrites. Arrest Lama on human rights charges yet forbid members of Parliament to meet with the Dalai Lama within the same year?

It's not the human rights violations that burn up the West, it's the impunity that Nepal officials live under. They literally DO get away with murder and will probably never be brought to justice as long as we respect Nepal's sovereign borders. Unfortunately, Nepal is low-hanging fruit for the international community and they'll suffer no difficulty by punishing a murderer from a poor country.
The British are basically saying that Nepal is a failed state and Lama is fair game should he decide to travel. Is it right under international law? No way. Is there anything the Nepalese or the international community will do about it? Not a chance. -=bd

 
At 10:20 AM, February 24, 2013, Blogger blogdai said...

Section 134 of the Criminal Justice Act in Britain states that alleged torture comes under "international jurisdiction". and we're talking torture here, not murder as previously mentioned.

Lama has been suspected of war crimes for quite some time and he is well aware of his status. So why would he be so damned stupid as to go to the UK where he would be subject to such a law?

If he went to Singapore and pissed in the street like he does in Kathmandu, he'd be arrested as well.

I can't defend a torturer under any circumstances, but if he walks into a British hornet's nest by his own stupidity, he gets what he gets.

-=bd

 
At 6:30 PM, February 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The law itself is ill conceived if you ask me. I agree the Col. should have been more careful before going to Britain. However, as I understand he was on a UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan - my question is why is the UN hiring a supposed human rights violator to protect human rights violations in Sudan?

The Maoist insurgency like so many other such political revolutions it is not easy to decipher who was protecting human rights and who was violating human rights. These need to be dealt with through a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (like that in South Africa). It cannot be decided in British Courts! If the British justices have nothing better to do they should start looking for a number of their political/military figures who have done far worse than Col. Lama!

 
At 7:06 AM, March 01, 2013, Blogger blogdai said...

I agree completely.

 
At 1:07 AM, July 08, 2013, Anonymous bluzog said...

I have a problem with another country arresting a Nepalese army officer for crimes supposedly committed in Nepal. You have to admit there is alot of hypocrisy with Western countries’ holier than thou attitude on ‘Human Rights’ issues.
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