The Dalai Lama: Inside the Hypocritical Mind of a BBC Correspondent
I’d like to give a short piece of commentary on an event that’s taken place over the last few days. I’d like you to cast your minds back to September 2018 when Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, sent a few too many people into meltdown mode by stating that “Europe belongs to Europeans” and that refugees should return to their home countries in order to rebuild them.
It was a fantastic quote because usually when people such as myself, or perhaps you, the reader, say things like this, we’re called a racist or a Nazi or a white supremacist. But the Dalai Lama is a very wise, much respected man, who has dedicated his life towards helping humanity. He even won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for being “A Buddhist Advocate for Peace and Freedom”, and here he was, saying that Europe belongs to Europeans.
There were quite a few progressive left-wing types on social media who seemed to tie themselves in knots while trying to string together a response. I actually saw a few of them calling him a White supremacist. The majority of people that I saw, however, seemed to respond by saying something along the lines of “The Dalai Lama seems like a reasonable guy. Maybe that’s a reasonable suggestion too.”
Despite this, I’m led to believe that the BBC were clearly not happy with what the Dalai Lama had said due to the fact that they chose not to report on it. The only article they did publish during his September 2018 European tour was an article about him meeting some alleged victims of abuse; abuse which had been carried out by former or current Buddhist teachers.
Let’s now flash forward to the present day. This week, the Dalai Lama was interviewed by BBC Correspondent, Rajini Vaidyanathan, who couldn’t wait to quiz him on his previous “controversial” comments. You can find a clip from Vaidyanathan’s interview below:
The interview wasn’t without controversy. I asked the @DalaiLama about his previous comments on refugees and migration where he’d said “Europe is for Europeans”. One of quotes on the topic was even used in posters by the #leave campaign. His answer was surprising. Watch it here: pic.twitter.com/Ua0UVHOOhA
— Rajini Vaidyanathan (@BBCRajiniV) June 27, 2019
The Dalai Lama only went and doubled down; the absolute legend that he is.
I don’t know about you but I get the impression that, according to the BBC, the Dalai Lama gave the wrong answer, just as he gave the wrong answer back in September 2018. Vaidyanathan tweeted after her interview that she found the idea of Europe being for Europeans “controversial” and she found the Dalai Lama’s answer “surprising”. How detached must you be from the majority of Europeans to find the idea of Europe remaining European controversial?
It wasn’t the Dalai Lama’s answer that I found controversial, however. It was something that Vaidyanathan said. Although we get a constant anti-White, anti-British narrative from the BBC and I should be used to it by now, I was actually quite taken aback at the nerve of her question:
There’s nothing wrong with that [Europe becoming African or Muslim], is there? You yourself are a refugee.
How dare she ask such a thing? Yes, Rajini Vaidyanathan. There is something wrong with that. And you shouldn’t have to ask why. But since you did: How about, because Europe will no longer be European, it will just be Africa but somewhere else? How about, because we’ll no longer have a place to call home, where our people and culture can thrive? How about, because we don’t want to live under Sharia law? How about, because the rose-tinted picture that you multicultural-fetishists paint isn’t grounded in reality, and instead we’ll just end up being hated minorities in our own countries?
Now allow me to refer back to the title of this article: Inside the Hypocritical Mind of a BBC Correspondent. How exactly is Rajini Vaidyanathan a hypocrite? Well it turns out that Rajini Vaidyanathan isn’t a multicultural-fetishist after all. Or perhaps she is, but only for other people’s homes.
Vaidyanathan wrote an article for the BBC in 2011 called “Why I came ‘home’ to India”, in which she revealed that, even though she was born in Milton Keynes, in England, she always “felt a strong connection to India and its culture and customs.” After a trip to India when she was 10-years-old, a place that she describes in her Twitter bio as her “motherland”, she recalls landing back in Heathrow, London, with her father:
I recall landing back at Heathrow, holding my dad’s hand as we walked through immigration. “Dad. I’ve just realised that everyone looks different again.
He laughed, but the naive realisation that I also “belonged” somewhere else, a place where everyone had the same skin tone and cultural mannerisms, continued to bug me.
This realisation bugged Vaidyanathan so much that she chose to move to India. What was it about a piece of land 4-and-a-half thousand miles away that she considered home? Of course, it was the people, the culture, the history, the language, the customs and the traditions. How would Vaidyanathan feel if I’d have said to her “What’s wrong with India becoming African or Muslim?”
Rajini Vaidyanathan wrote that her parents moved to England because they “saw far more opportunity in the UK” than what was available in India. Yet despite our hospitality, she insults and undermines the very culture that offered her family these chances. We too feel at home among our own people, our own culture, our own language, and our own traditions, and she has no right to attempt to diminish what’s so important to us, while at the same cherishing the same thing for her own.
I found Vaidyanathan’s “You’re a refugee yourself” comment to the Dalai Lama to be incredibly disrespectful. Those of us who aren’t massive hypocrites, those of us who don’t support the demographic replacement of one group while denying the same for our own, realise, that the Dalai Lama of all people, will understand the massive damage that demographic replacement entails.
She should listen to this wise man.
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