The Dalai Lama on immigration from Syria.


As my readers know, I call liberals “progressive/statist/altruists.” They gave up on the name “liberal” when it was clear that American voters were turned off by that appellation. They like the name “progressive,” and I must admit it has a better ring than “conservative.” Conserving connotes a stationary position or “backward” movement. Progressive sounds “forward.”

Of course, the “progressive” name misleads. Statism is their political philosophy. And they want us to believe that every thought in their head is “altruistic” and thus to perceive them as “nice people” as they pick the American carcass clean.

Let us look around the world and identify a true altruist. I am confident that if his name were polled, the Dalai Lama would get a 99+% favorable rating for “altruism.” (Again, I will reiterate, that I have no problem with an individual, a charitable organization, a foundation, or a religion being altruistic. It is simply no way to run a government!)

So, does the Dalai Lama have an “altruistic” opinion on the immigration issue in Europe. Indeed, he does.

[Source: The Dalai Lama says ‘too many’ refugees are going to Germany, by Max Bearak]

Widely known for his compassionate views, His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama and Custodian of Tibetan Buddhism, opined that “too many” refugees are seeking asylum in Europe. The German news agencies that interviewed him quoted His Holiness as saying, “Europe, for example Germany, cannot become an Arab country. Germany is Germany. There are so many (Muslim immigrants) that, in practice, it becomes difficult. From a moral point of view, too, I think that the refugees should only be admitted temporarily… (T)he goal should be that they return and help rebuild their countries.”

Well, hmm and OMG! Does the position stated above by one of the world’s preeminent altruists sound more like Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? And, from a pragmatic point of view, does he sound like a “progressive?”

My friends, Trump’s position on illegal immigration and Muslim immigration from areas under the bloody thumb of ISIS is not “mean-spirited.” His positions are pragmatic and, likely, temporary. I, for one, am not anti-immigration, or anti-Mexican, or anti-Muslim. I am, however, against illegal immigration, people who have broken the law by crossing our borders without permission, and terrorists who might sneak into our nation under the guise of being “refugees.”

So when someone running for high office says, “I want to make America great again,” well… ME TOO!

Thanks to JM for forwarding this to me.

Roy Filly

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3 Responses to The Dalai Lama on immigration from Syria.

  1. Edward says:

    It makes me so angry and frustrated when Republican/conservative spoke persons/pundits don’t fire back at the “anti-immigrant” charges and distinguish between LEGAL and ILLEGAL.

  2. Starchild says:

    I don’t agree with the Dalai Lama’s stance as reported here, although I recognize it is no doubt informed by his awareness of the Chinese regime’s colonial policies of settling ethnic Chinese in Tibet while suppressing native Tibetan culture as a way to cement their rule over the formerly independent and still secessionist-minded region.

    However I don’t see that the Dalai Lama was making any distinction between “legal” and “illegal” refugees or immigrants – that seems to be the author’s (and reader Edward’s) thing. At least the Tibetan leader seems to be openly taking an anti-immigrant stance, and not trying to pretend that the only issue is people breaking the law.

    I have to say it is mighty hypocritical of him though, since he and many of his supporters have been “temporary” refugees in India for many decades now. It’s probably a good thing for him that he didn’t start getting into any specifics of what he meant by “temporarily”!

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