Dalai Lama Shocks Leftists By Saying THIS?

The Michael Knowles Show

In today’s episode of The Michael Knowles Show, Michael talks about the Dalai Lama’s statements at a Sweden conference that shocked the world, but should they?

“Why would we have refugees come over from a totally foreign region of the world to a totally foreign region of the world rather than people within their own neighborhoods helping to take care of them? Why wouldn't we want to rebuild those countries?” Knowles said. “Perhaps there is a problem in certain cultures there. Perhaps there are conflicts among cultures over there. Why would we import wholesale unvetted, those sort of cultural problems?”

“This used to be a progressive position. This used to be accepted by the Left and the Right because in the old days you had imperialism and then in the wake of the Second World War, we had a surge of nationalism,” he added. “India becomes a nation. The countries in the Middle East get to become their own nations. Countries in Africa. This was the height of freedom because the nation can protect Liberty for individuals, for communities, for different groups without descending into anarchy on the one hand or becoming oppressive and imperial on the other hand.”

Video and transcript below:

A lot of chakras are going out of alignment today. A lot of them. You can hear it happening. All the crystals and the chakras just going out. A lot of people, they were doing their Sun Salutations, now they're doing downward-facing dog because the Dali Lama is defending nationalism in Europe.

This is a beautiful thing. It's one of those news stories where do I care what the Dalai Lama says? Not really. Do I even care that much about what's going on in European politics? Not really, but when these things align up like this, it is just too good because every little hippie-dippie, unshowered, you know wild-haired weirdo walking around Los Angeles with their Bernie bumper stickers on is now gonna be very upset. They all do yoga. Yoga has become the Church of Millennials and the Dalai Lama defending nationalism, which makes perfect sense. He probably was listening to our show yesterday and that's why he did it because we've been talking about nationalism now for a couple of days and, by the way, I don’t know if the Dalai Lama is looking for a new job, but my own church, the Catholic Church could use some new bishops and it sounds like this guy's at least right about a few things.

So ... maybe consider applying.

The Dalai Lama was at a conference in Sweden yesterday.

This was three days after the right-wing party in Sweden, which is called the Sweden Democrats, I see why that's confusing, but they're the right-wing party there.

They did very well in the general elections and so he was speaking in Sweden and I think that the Left was expecting him to say: Look reject right-wing politics, open borders man, come on, let's all you know kumbaya, but he didn't say that.

He said, quote, “Europe belongs to the Europeans, receive them, help them, educate them, but ultimately they should develop their own country” with regard to the Islamic refugees, the immigrants who are over there.

Europe belongs to the Europeans. This is a truism. This shouldn't be a controversial statement. Of course, that's true. Europe belongs to the Europeans. America belongs to the Americans. China belongs to the Chinese. That is the definition of the nation, but now to say that is controversial. It's seen as racist. I don't know how it's racist. There are a lot of different races in Europe, but somehow that's considered racist now because you have floods and floods of Islamic migrants coming across borders in Europe and flooding these countries.

In many cases, invading these countries with the protection of the European Union, with the encouragement of the European Union. There was that great book on it, “The Strange Death of Europe” by Douglas Murray. I think it came out a little while ago. Excellent book on this topic. Talks about whole Italian towns being overrun by Islamic migrants coming across borders and what the Dalai Lama is defending here is the right of European nations to remain European nations.

I get why the Left is surprised by this because the Dalai Lama is a cool like hippie-dippie guy. If anybody's gonna be a nationalist it's gonna be the Dalai Lama. He has been fighting for the right of the nation of Tibet against the imperial encroachments of China for all of our lifetimes. He went on. He said quote, “I think Europe belongs to the Europeans, they ultimately should rebuild their own country,” and he said by the way this wasn't just a reaction to Trump. It's not like he is playing some political game and he says oh I see Trump is popular. Okay, I'll mimic him.

In 2016, before Donald Trump was elected, the Dalai Lama said, quote, “Europe, for example, Germany cannot become an Arab country Germany is Germany. There are so many that in practice it becomes difficult meaning there are so many migrants coming across the border.” He said: “As we all feel when we look into the face of every single refugee, especially the children and women, we can feel their suffering and therefore we should help them, of course. We should help them. The goal, however, should be that they return and help rebuild their countries.” end quote. That again should not be controversial when we're talking about refugees.

Why would we have refugees come over from a totally foreign region of the world to a totally foreign region of the world rather than people within their own neighborhoods helping to take care of them? Why wouldn't we want to rebuild those countries? Perhaps there is a problem in certain cultures there. Perhaps there are conflicts among cultures over there. Why would we import wholesale unvetted, those sort of cultural problems? This used to be a progressive position. This used to be accepted by the Left and the Right because in the old days you had imperialism and then in the wake of the Second World War, we had a surge of nationalism. India becomes a nation. The countries in the Middle East get to become their own nations. Countries in Africa. This was the height of freedom because the nation can protect Liberty for individuals, for communities, for different groups without descending into anarchy on the one hand or becoming oppressive and imperial on the other hand.

So, I understand that the orthodoxy of the Left right now is that we need to become one world government under a totally benevolent Empire. Oh, it'll be different this time. It'll be totally benevolent, but perhaps the Left should look to some of the people that for a long time it's admired, like Dalai Lama to see where they've gone so wrong and in the meantime we can fill up our leftist tears tumblers.

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