Chinese "secret" or buddhist "benevolent" societies ?
Just saw parts of DVD making the rounds among some Hmong here, this looks gruesome, I could only see 10 minutes, plus a few snippets of more macabre de-fleshing.
Does any one know anything about Chinese secret societies, buddhist benevolent societies or voodoo-like rituals?
This is what the news said, the DVD doesn’t seem like thats what it shows (someone secretly videotaped a large part until they were caught by the monks & flogged)
that the Chinese paid $1million for the bones is whats going around:
Grave desecration reports from Asia upset Hmong
TRADITION: An immigrant in St. Paul receives a videotape from Thailand showing bodies being dug out of their graves near a Buddhist temple.
ST. PAUL - Chue Thao is worried sick about what might happen to his father's grave outside a temple in Thailand that was once home to more than 15,000 Hmong refugees.
Graves being dug up at Thai refugee camp
Updated: 12/02/2005 08:06:28 AM
By ALISA TANG
Associated Press Writer
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) - Months after a Hmong refugee camp at a Buddhist temple in central Thailand was officially closed, volunteers are digging up hundreds of graves of its one-time residents that have allegedly tainted the area's water sources, volunteers said Friday.
The Bhoti Pavana Foundation, a Buddhist benevolent society, worked for three weeks last month to exhume about 525 bodies from the area, about 60 miles north of Bangkok, said foundation volunteer Nareth Vajirawuttichai.
Video link included in sidebar, below photo on this site:
Minnesota Hmong appalled that graves are being dug up in Thailand
Minnesota Hmong, some of whom viewed a gruesome video of disturbed graves, are fretting over their loved ones' burial places.
I book marked your cites with a short cut and will try to read them tomorrow.
Bodies dug up in a mass grave really means nothing now as the conquest of the Hmongs by the Chinese Empire went on for a thousand years: and the Chinese casualities far out-weighted the Hmong's. The Hmongs knew the terrain and were able to successfully elude and conquer the Chinese till the end - until they were tricked by a peace agreement. The leader of the Hmong was told to come back to
The Hmong in Yunan are now dispersed, mostly into Laos and Thailand after hundreds of years of reprssion, but they do have their own cultur: not o say it'sbetter or worse (but different, and in some ways strange by our customs).
As I was saying in the middle paragraph above. The leader of the Hmong's was trapped, but then rather than try to escape, he made a deal and was tricked. He decided to try and make peace with the Chinese and was then led back to Beijing, the capital. He was without haste, sumarily executed along with all that came with him including his entire family. Thus ended the rule of the Hmong Empire in Southwest China near the border of Southeast Asia.
The situation of digging up these mass graves, although sad for the traditions of the Hmong - is a no win-no win necessity.
"The decades-old graves were being cleared because the bodies were buried on the hills and near rivers without permission.....Monks at Wat Tham Krabok and even villagers quite far downstream had complained that the graves have contaminated the water." http://www.startribune.com/stories/462/5756567.html
There's just too much overpopulation in Asia to even consider any other option.