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Michael Parenti – Dalai Lama is not all he’s cracked up to be?

In this interview, Michael Parenti reveals the truth about the history of Tibet and the Dalai Lama. His new book God and His Demons exposes the dark side of the Dalai Lama.

Goodbye Shangri-la – excerpts from God and his Demons by Michael Parenti

The Dalai Lama and the American Empire

Dalai Lama shows off Congressional Medal
Today, I came across Grant Lawrence’s blog and discovered that he has been occasionally writing about the Dalai Lama’s hypocrisy for several years. Grant Lawrence works as a school counselor and mental health counselor in Gallup New Mexico. I’ve posted a couple excerpts from his articles below.

The Dalai Lama: A good showman but an empty robe

Audience member: “Can you give us an example of a leader we should look up to as a positive influence?”

Dalai Lama (after thinking for a few seconds): “President Bush. I met him personally and liked him very much. He was honest and straightforward, and that is very important. I may not have agreed with all his policies, but I thought he was very honest and a very good leader.”

The Dalai Lama has been shown to be something of a showman and a likely CIA stooge. He has previously gone on record supporting “just” wars like the one in Iraq and the War on Terror.

Unfortunately the Dalai Lama has put his own cause above the cause of humanity. The Dalai gets a great deal of US support (likely financial) for his continued discrediting of the Chinese government on the issues of Tibet. In 2007, Bush presented the Dalai Lama with the Congressional Medal of Freedom for his support of US policies around the world.

The people of Tibet and their treatment are an important issue. However, the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, and all of those countries suffering under the policies of Global Empire (globalisation) are no less important. …

The Dalai Lama Hype: Why?

The Dalai professes compassion and care for all beings but doesn’t care for the people of Iraq and Afghanistan. He promotes the idea of just wars and that the US occupations of those countries are good and decent. He also has a special fondness for the war criminal Bush.

The Dalai Lama’s connections to the CIA should be known. He was saved and paid by the CIA after leaving Tibet.

The Dalai Lama has morphed into a type of New Age Televangelist for American Empire.

He’s all show. But when it comes to delivering the goods of real compassion and moral courage he’s too busy putting on that show. I believe it is no accident that the Dalai finds such adulation here in the West and he has a history of support from the CIA. …

Why won’t the Dalai Lama speak out against the war in Iraq?

The war in Iraq had no popular mandate from any nation and no legal mandate from the international community. Since the invasion there have been several hundred thousand civilian casualities and nearly 5,000 Coalition soldiers have died. If ever there was a war that could be definitively condemned it is this one. But the Dalai Lama won’t condemn this war. He says it’s too early to tell. Why? – aboutwss.org