Buddhist Hate Crimes

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Re: Buddhist Hate Crimes

Postby Malcolm » Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:56 pm

Jikan wrote:The Maoists are one faction among many with an interest in taking leadership in Nepal. Participatory democracy is like that--people try to take control of the country. And with an establishment of such delightful leaders as these, it's hard not to blame the Reds for thinking they just might do a better (fairer) job of it than this crowd.


Malcolm's right that the political situation in central Asia is very complicated.

I mean Bhutan...The Maoists already control Nepal.
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Re: Buddhist Hate Crimes

Postby Zhen Li » Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:26 pm

Well, they recently lost power. But regardless, now the entire ritual and transcendential-social superstructure of Nepal is fundamentally screwed up because there is no King to officiate key rituals and at festivals for both Buddhists and Hindus. You simply can't elect corrupt and ambitious politicians, who've had no requisite abhisekas, to officiate at rituals where their role is, essentially, to function as an incarnation of Vishnu. That both reflects a clear lack of faith in these institutions (atheism) and a lack of understanding. But don't get me wrong, I am not in the least bit surprised that anyone would dislike the Shahs, but that doesn't mean monarchy as such ought to be abolished. It certainly does not mean Maoism is a requisite solution - unless you're a Maoist.
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