HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
Why is it that every time any large-scale political or human issue befuddles and confuses us in Nepal we immediately accuse nebulous “foreign forces” of everything
from simple meddling to outright sabotage?...we dismiss anti-Monsanto protests because they “seem to have a majority of foreigners” present.
Get over it Nepal and grow up.
If we want to be respected on the world stage, we have to learn to be secure enough in our own identity to not only tolerate the voices of foreigners, but actively solicit their advice and counsel when needed. If there seems to be a lot of foreigners in a Monsanto protest its because foreigners have infinitely more experience in dealing with Monsanto than we in Nepal and we should listen to their advice in the spirit of neighborly help and greater understanding.
If a U.S. ambassador speaks out against a bandh, its because he’s seen it all before
and knows that bandhs hurt Nepal’s
image immeasurably in the eyes of