By Onar Åm
The Dalai Lama is venerated across the globe by people both on the left and the right. He is a spiritual leader, but also a symbol of Tibetan nationalism and resistance to Chinese imperialism. The left loves him because he is a self-avowed Marxist who has criticized capitalism quite fiercely.
Recently he visited Sweden and was received with great honor, but in a press conference in Malmö, which has been ravaged by low-quality immigration, he made a comment that shocked the audience.
The journalist Kattis Ahlström, from the public television SVT, asked him what he thought about the Swedish refugee debate, given that he himself was a refugee. He immediately distinguished between real refugees and economic migrants. Expanding on his point, he said: “Europe belongs to Europeans, Arabs belong in the Arab countries.”
“From the start, they must be told that all the help they get is to aid them rebuilding their own countries,” he continued.
Ahlström then asked about the people who are unable to work, and once again the Dalai Lama provided an answer they did not want to hear: “then you can’t have them here. That’s the reality.”
Not Easily Dismissed
Had he been a white Christian, he would unquestionably have been labeled a neo-Nazi promoting hate, but being a non-white Marxist Buddhist living in exile because his own country has been taken over by foreigners, he does have some credibility on the question. As a symbol of peace and love, it would be journalistic suicide to paint him with the same brush as the legacy media normally does those who make such statements.
Many people forget that the Dalai Lama is a nationalist and that his convictions are based on cultural and ancestral ownership of the land by the people who have been living there for thousands of years. Is it such a shock that he also believes the same principles apply to other nations?
Comments were “Disappeared”
Initially, the perplexed Swedish media reported what the Dalai Lama said, but after it became international news and many immigration skeptics were encouraged by his stance, the Swedish media decided to do something that is uncomfortably symptomatic of the radical left: They “disappeared” their articles mentioning his controversial statement.
An article titled “Dalai Lama: refugees in Europe should return” was removed and replaced with the article “Dalai Lama praises the EU as a role model.” Several newspapers made such changes simultaneously.
Sweden and China have eerily many things in common. Both are controlled by a small elite that censor dissent, and both are imperialists. All empires are multicultural, and the main difference between the two is that China’s imperialism is directed outward, such as annexing satellite nations like Tibet, whereas Sweden’s imperialism is turned inward as they bring foreigners from outside and slowly replace the native Swedes and their culture.
The media is not merely cooperating with these imperialists, but actively belong to the clique of snobs who think that Sweden is better off without Swedes.