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Dalai Lama Cult: Postmodern Neo-feudalism and the Decline of the West

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Last year Tibet’s revered “spiritual leader” the Dalai Lama visited Toulouse in France for a festival celebrating Tibetan culture, while the Chinese government celebrated 60 years of communist rule in Tibet. The Tibetan spiritual leader gave lectures on the principles of Tibetan Buddhism; tolerance among religions and international peace. As a mark of respect for the Dalai Lama, the city of Toulouse was draped in the colours of the Tibet separatist movement.

 

But who exactly is the Dalai Lama? Why does the Buddhist leader have such a following in Western countries and why do the same Western countries support the Tibetan separatist movement? More importantly, what is the political significance of the annual Tibetan Buddhist festival in France, a country which claims to champion secular, republican values?

 

In order to answer these questions, we will have to look at some interesting facts about the Dalai Lama and the particular form of Buddhism he promotes in the context of the current geo-political game North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries are playing with China.

 

FULL ARTICLE: >>> http://dissidentvoice.org/2012/06/dalai-lama-cult-postmodern-neo-feudalism-and-the-decline-of-the-west/

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Yes, the Dalai Lama represents the perfect religion for Late Capitalism - a religion that really says nothing, except lame platitudes about peace and happiness - and, as the article says, often hiding the worst forms of cruelty and injustice. If the Dalai Lama is the best thing Tibetan separatism has, I'd be thinking it will be under Chinese rule for a very long time. One thing I dont like about Chinese rule is the massive influx of Chinese speakers into Tibet. This has a very bad effect on the Tibetan language. Really Tibet should be an independent Soviet Republic, federated with China. But, the article is certainly an eye opener.

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An interesting film on the life of Tibetan serfs before Communism. Its made by Chinese state TV, so maybe not objective, but it contains a lot of interesting footage and photos and the description of Tebetan social organisation under the Feudal system of the Lamas is certainly correct.

 

 

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