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Indeed.The only people likely to be surprised at the Dalai Lama's recent comments are his more naive liberal supporters in the West.
The Dalai Lama should be careful. He's almost sounding like a conservative. His liberal leftwing fanbase will soon be putting "trigger warnings" in front of his speeches and running for cover to a campus 'safe space.'Since Lindsay and Matthew Franklin Cooperr are such delicate, politically-correct flowers, they should really avoid reading anyone really rightwing; like the below by Peter Hitchens.They might have a heart attack.As Hitchens wrote in one of Britain's last politically-incorrect newspapers: ""Britain is a desirable place to live mainly because it is an island, which most people can’t get to. Most of the really successful civilisations survived because they were protected from invasion by mountains, sea, deserts or a combination of these things. Thanks to a thousand years of uninvaded peace, we have developed astonishing levels of trust, safety and freedom.Our advantages depend very much on our shared past, our inherited traditions, habits and memories. Newcomers can learn them, but only if they come in small enough numbers. Mass immigration means we adapt to them, when they should be adapting to us.You really think these crowds of tough young men chanting ‘Germany!’ in the heart of Budapest are ‘asylum-seekers’ or ‘refugees’?Refugees don’t confront the police of the countries in which they seek sanctuary. They don’t chant orchestrated slogans or lie across the train tracks.And why, by the way, do they use the English name for Germany when they chant? In Arabic and Turkish, that country is called ‘Almanya’, in Kurdish something similar. The Germans themselves call it ‘Deutschland’. In Hungarian, it’s ‘Nemetorszag’.Did someone hope that British and American TV would be there? I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: spontaneous demonstrations take a lot of organising.Refugees don’t demand or choose their refuge. They ask and they hope. When we become refugees one day (as we may well do), we will discover this.As to what those angry, confident and forceful young men actually are, I’ll leave you to work it out, as I am too afraid of the Thought Police to use what I think is the correct word.Can we stop this transformation of all we have and are? I doubt it. To do so would involve the grim-faced determination of Australia, making it plain in every way that our doors are open only to limited numbers of people, chosen by us, enduring the righteous scorn of the supposedly enlightened.As we lack the survival instinct and the determination necessary, and as so many of our most influential people are set on committing a sentimental national suicide, I suspect we won’t.To those who condemn reasonable calls for national self-defence as bigotry, hatred and intolerance (which they are not), I make only this request: just don’t pretend you’re doing a good and generous thing, when you’re really cowardly and weak.""Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-3223828/PETER-HITCHENS-won-t-save-refugees-destroying-country.html#ixzz4AVUFOx3s Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
I laughed until I had to lie down. You really do need to meet the extremely conservative Matt Cooper.
If you or he think there is anything even slightly inaccurate in what the Dalai Lama said you couldn't have a conservative bone in your body.If a desire to preserve Western civilisation against Islam is offensive to your tastes, please seek asylum in a campus "safe space".
Silly little boy.I'm still laughing at you. I will be for at least a week.
I learned everything I know about Tibet from reading your site, your second book and the Lanchester Review, and then following it up. I now know a lot about Tibet.I also know a lot about at least a dozen other things from following the same approach. You have no idea the influence you have.I know about Cooper, among 20 or more other writers, because of you, too. He's a PC liberal, is he, Anonymous? Honestly, the great Mr. Lindsay, where do you find these teenage clowns who have read a little bit of Hitchens, but not as much as you have, so think they know it all?
That's the Internet. Love it, or leave it.You really are far too kind.