Pages : 131
ISBN : 978-2-315-00290-0
Date of release : August 18th 2011
Tibet appears as the land of monasteries where anything is serenity, love of one’s neighbour, spirituality; where the people is guided by Dalai Lama, Nobel Peace Prize and journalists’ idols; but which also reveals itself as a country emptied of it’s culture and tormented by a colonial power from abroad. So what is it, really?
Indeed, Tibet is easily akin to a country of religious totalitarianism where Dalai Lama rules as a pope over the Vatican. He has, for example, recently condemned a divinity worship he no longer considered as belonging to the Buddhist pantheon. A whole worshipers community was put on the fringe of society, its members accused of being Agents of Peking (they are not allowed to go in shops, hospitals, public places…) What about the tolerance praised by Dalai Lama?
We have to admit that it was China that abolished private religious justice, serfdom and slavery (that concerned 95% of the Tibet population) and created schools. Since then, life expectancy doubled (35 to 75 years old). Previously, the population was maintained into illiteracy and intellectual isolation to avoid the emerging of a critical mind.
All of the Member Countries of the United Nations recognize Tibet as a Chinese region; none of them is militantly in favour of its independence. On the spot, Tibetan language (not Chinese) is used in the media, on shop-signs.
Moreover, Dalai Lama seems to have some shady relationships. How about his meetings with the Waffen SS, his official request in favour of general Pinochet release, or even his links with the CIA that pays him 180 000 dollars every year and 1,7 million dollars to pursue his international policy?
An unprecedented criticism and a vitriolic portrait of Dalai Lama that restores the current realities. The author, which argument is based on the travel he undertook in Tibet in 2010, reveals the opportunistic variations, omissions, lies and stratagems Dalai Lama demonstrates. His analysis grounded notably on the study of Dalai Lama’s writings and speeches, and on documents from Dalai Lama proselytes. Advocacy for secularism.
The novelist Maxime Vivas lives in Toulouse where he presents a show on Mon Païs Radio. He is today the co-administrator of the alternative news website legrandsoir.info. He was a literary referent at ATTAC-France.