We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
A good point. If China were not a totalitarian country, I doubt Tibet would have the same complaints. And why does China want to control Tibet anyway...other than that China is the last imperialist totalitarian nation on earth? Unless you count teensy Cuba and tin-pot dictator and joke du jour Chavez.