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thaimonk

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JOURNALIST & ACTIVIST DAVID LINDSAY TELLS TRUTH ABOUT DALAI LAMA
« on: November 05, 2018, 07:55:54 AM »

Turn Off The Dalai Show


It is not news that the Dalai Lama is an old monster.

Before 1959, Tibet was not an independent state ruled benignly by the Dalai Lama and given over almost entirely to the pursuit of spirituality. But Tibet was certainly ruled by the Dalai Lama, by the lamas generally, and by the feudal landlord class from which the lamas were drawn. “Dalai” is a family name; only a member of the House of Dalai can become the Dalai Lama.

Well over 90 per cent of the population was made up of serfs, the background from which the present rulers of Tibet are drawn. That system was unique in China, and existed only because successive Emperors of China had granted the Tibetan ruling clique exactly the “autonomy” for which it still campaigns from “exile”. Life expectancy in Tibet was half what it is today.

There has never been an independent state of Tibet.
Likewise, there is nothing remotely new about the presence in Tibet of large numbers of Han, who are ethnic Chinese in the ordinary sense, and of other Chinese ethnic groups. The one-child policy never applied in Tibet, so the Han majority there is the ethnic Tibetans’ own fault, if they even see it as a problem.

It is totally false to describe the Dalai Lama baldly as “their spiritual leader”. Relatively few would view him as such. In particular, Google “Dorje Shugden” for, to put at its mildest, some balance to the media portrayal of the present Dalai Lama. Or read what remains the greatest hit of The Lanchester Review. Beyond that venerable journal, we never hear from Dorje Shugden practitioners. Just as we never hear from the loyally Chinese Hui Muslims; I have tried, repeatedly.

Moreover, the Dalai Lama has never condemned either the invasion of Afghanistan or the invasion of Iraq.  For more on Buddhism as no more a religion of peace than Islam is (no less so, but no more), then see Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mongolia, Japan, Thailand, and beyond. In fact, an examination of the relevant texts shows that violence in general and war in particular are fundamental to Buddhism. Tibet is particularly striking for this. A rare balanced treatment of Buddhism and violence was broadcast in August 2013. The subject is also addressed in great detail here.


POSTED BY DAVID LINDSAY
FREELANCE JOURNALIST AND INDEPENDENT POLITICAL ACTIVIST, OPEN TO OFFERS IN BOTH CAPACITIES. CONTACT [email protected]

Photo: DAVID LINDSAY

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Re: JOURNALIST & ACTIVIST DAVID LINDSAY TELLS TRUTH ABOUT DALAI LAMA
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2018, 05:26:46 AM »

Turn Off The Dalai Show


It is not news that the Dalai Lama is an old monster.

Before 1959, Tibet was not an independent state ruled benignly by the Dalai Lama and given over almost entirely to the pursuit of spirituality. But Tibet was certainly ruled by the Dalai Lama, by the lamas generally, and by the feudal landlord class from which the lamas were drawn. “Dalai” is a family name; only a member of the House of Dalai can become the Dalai Lama.

Well over 90 per cent of the population was made up of serfs, the background from which the present rulers of Tibet are drawn. That system was unique in China, and existed only because successive Emperors of China had granted the Tibetan ruling clique exactly the “autonomy” for which it still campaigns from “exile”. Life expectancy in Tibet was half what it is today.

There has never been an independent state of Tibet.
Likewise, there is nothing remotely new about the presence in Tibet of large numbers of Han, who are ethnic Chinese in the ordinary sense, and of other Chinese ethnic groups. The one-child policy never applied in Tibet, so the Han majority there is the ethnic Tibetans’ own fault, if they even see it as a problem.

It is totally false to describe the Dalai Lama baldly as “their spiritual leader”. Relatively few would view him as such. In particular, Google “Dorje Shugden” for, to put at its mildest, some balance to the media portrayal of the present Dalai Lama. Or read what remains the greatest hit of The Lanchester Review. Beyond that venerable journal, we never hear from Dorje Shugden practitioners. Just as we never hear from the loyally Chinese Hui Muslims; I have tried, repeatedly.

Moreover, the Dalai Lama has never condemned either the invasion of Afghanistan or the invasion of Iraq.  For more on Buddhism as no more a religion of peace than Islam is (no less so, but no more), then see Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mongolia, Japan, Thailand, and beyond. In fact, an examination of the relevant texts shows that violence in general and war in particular are fundamental to Buddhism. Tibet is particularly striking for this. A rare balanced treatment of Buddhism and violence was broadcast in August 2013. The subject is also addressed in great detail here.


POSTED BY DAVID LINDSAY
FREELANCE JOURNALIST AND INDEPENDENT POLITICAL ACTIVIST, OPEN TO OFFERS IN BOTH CAPACITIES. CONTACT [email protected]

Photo: DAVID LINDSAY

Wow, this is one of the very few journalists that dare write the truth and give an uncommon, unbiased point of view of Tibet and the Dalai Lama. I guess he is not a sucker and I am glad investigative journalism still exist. He certainly reported the ugly truth about the Tibetan leadership and the fact that Tibet has never been an independent state and he made me realise that after 59 years, these people are still campaigning for the same old thing “autonomy”. So this is actually nothing new, so what makes them think that they will get back Tibet now? I guess this campaign is now a means to generate income for the exile feudal lords.

Interesting how he noticed and mentioned that Dorje Shugden side of the story/voice will ever be heard and that it is untrue to say that the Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of everyone/every school! Finally, someone took note of the injustice and not so nice Tibet.

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It is totally false to describe the Dalai Lama baldly as “their spiritual leader”. Relatively few would view him as such. In particular, Google “Dorje Shugden” for, to put at its mildest, some balance to the media portrayal of the present Dalai Lama. Or read what remains the greatest hit of The Lanchester Review. Beyond that venerable journal, we never hear from Dorje Shugden practitioners. Just as we never hear from the loyally Chinese Hui Muslims; I have tried, repeatedly. 

I hope he investigates more and writes more and expose more, so that the injustice ban will be removed or be seen as a breach of human rights for the Tibetans in exile who are the ones who has no choice but to live under the ugly fake democratic Tibetan leadership. Perhaps dorjeshugden.com could send him a press kit section from here :D