Saturday, November 05, 2005

Maybe He Thought They Said Violins

The Dalai Lama came to speak at Stanford University and the topic was non-violence. You'd expect a large number of his followers to be in sync. After hearing it you'd also wonder if they agree with his following comments.
"History shows the second World War protected the Western world -- protected democracy," he said, sometimes speaking in English and other times through his longtime principal translator, Geshe Thupten Jinpa. "The Iraq war -- it's too early to say, right or wrong."
When the topic turned to television violence heads must have been spinning.
"If you switch off the TV completely," he said, "then it will be quite a boring society."
For someone who seems not to notice mandates from the tolerance community he gets unusually good press. Is it too soon to start the chant 'Dalai lied, people died'?


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