ON THE WEB, 27 July 2012
The German media cast increasing doubts and queries over the so-called “neutral attitude” by the Dalai Lama towards the frenetic self-immolation by fire, accusing him of actually giving acquiescence to those inhumane extremist behaviors and ignore their lives.
A follower with the exiled Dalai Lama in India had told reporters that the self-burning protest was not an act of despair, but a political conduct to express the Tibetans’ discontent and appeal.
The German media criticized the unscrupulous remarks, noting that those crazy acts of self-burning were politically-motivated and politically-masterminded regardless of the lives of the Tibetan people, and that behind the scene was the “pro-Tibetan-independence clique” which plotted as their own bargaining counters to achieve their own ulterior political purposes.
More than three dozen Buddhist nuns, monks and laymen have set themselves on fire in protest, while many of them were killed, during this mad extremist spree.
Noted German columnist Christian Y Schmidt said that the Dalai Lama had been so used to keeping telling lies and covering the truth deliberately in the past.
In his article entitled “Long Live to the Truth on the Dalai Lama”, Schmidt queried the personal credibility, responsibility and accountability of the 14th Dalai Lama by making his bewildering remarks.
Schmidt indignantly noted that how such a man with aura of “His Holiness” of Dalai Lama could has such a contempt on the lives of his followers, without showing least mercy or conscience to stop the crazy conduct of tramping down human lives through acquiescence to self-burning.
The Dalai Lama was quoted as saying by Indian newspaper “The Hindu” in an interview published on 9 July that he would decline to make any negative comments on the self-burning protest by Tibetans, since he has feared that his remarks might be hurtful to the families of those who “sacrificed themselves”.
Meanwhile, the Dalai Lama also refrained from making any positive comments to shirk his responsibilities for the radical form of protest.
The Dalai Lama acquitted himself in an interview with BBC, saying “when I try to interfere, the withdrawal from the policy I announced last year would become meaningless.”
But Schmidt pointed out that the Dalai Lama has never stopped from praising and justifying the actions by those who committed suicide — many of them were seventeen and eighteen years old.
The columnist questioned the target that the Dalai Lama wishes to achieve, asking whether the Dalai Lama wishes to burn down the lives of a hundred people with his hatred-provocative fire.
Apparently the Dalai Lama is now completely gone crazy and out of control for his lies, as early last week he told the British Sunday Telegraph that an agent-trained Tibetan woman, with a poison on her hair and scarves, tried to poison him, Schmidt said.
Schmidt completely doubted it and reminded of a simple fact how such a female can survive with a poison on her own hair, to which a simple touch could kill a person.
Schmidt added that the so-called “Ocean of Wisdom” has no access to such a basic rational consideration.
Apart from the media’s widespread antipathy, a number of German parliamentarians had called for the Dalai Lama to send clear messages to stop this kind of brutal self-burning, saying that the Dalai Lama’s choice of silence and so-called neutrality exposed the fact he had encouraged or instigated this kind of frenetic acts and ignored human lives.