Tongue incident a reminder the Dalai Lama is a pawn of US imperialism

The recent disturbing incident in which the Dalai Lama, the self-exiled leader of the former feudal ruling elite in China’s Tibet region, invited a young boy to suck his tongue, has understandably been greatly downplayed by the imperialist media – understandable in that they have been party to a decades-long campaign of deception and psychological warfare aimed at presenting this feudal relic as some kind of saint-like figure. This, in turn, is aimed at dismembering China by fostering secessionism in a strategic region facing India across the Himalayas. 

In the following article, which originally appeared on her website, Caitlin Johnstone – Daily Writings About The End Of Illusions, the independent, anti-imperialist Australian journalist Caitlin Johnstone, not only describes the recent incident, which took place at the Dalai Lama’s temple in Dharamshala, India, but also provides some crucial background, including her own voyage of discovery regarding this supposed spiritual leader’s true nature.

Noting his approval of the US-led wars of aggression in Afghanistan and previously in Korea, along with his studied equivocation regarding that in Iraq, Caitlin observes:

“But I guess that’s about the best anyone could expect from a literal CIA asset. His administration received $1.7 million a year from the Central Intelligence Agency through the 1960s, and it’s reported that he himself personally received $180,000 a year from the CIA for decades.”

We should just note that this article refers (albeit approvingly) to Tibet having been “forcibly annexed” by China in the 1950s. In fact, Tibet, which has been an integral part of China for centuries, was peacefully liberated by the People’s Liberation Army in 1951. The Dalai Lama, together with a number of his followers, fled Tibet in March 1959, after their attempt to stage an armed uprising aimed at preventing the introduction of democratic reforms to abolish serfdom was foiled. This doubtless inadvertent error in no way detracts from the central thrust of the article.

There’s a really gross video going around of the Dalai Lama kissing a young boy on the lips and telling him to suck his tongue while an adult audience looks on approvingly. A tweet from last month shows a video clip of the Tibetan spiritual leader with the child and says the encounter took place during his “meeting with students and members of M3M Foundation,” though’s clip cuts out the sexually inappropriate part of the encounter.

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Unmasking Imperialism podcast about Chinese socialism and Xinjiang propaganda

In this interview with Ramiro Sebastián Fúnez for his show Unmasking Imperialism, Carlos L. Garrido and Edward Liger Smith take on a series of common misconceptions regarding the Chinese revolution and socialism with Chinese characteristics, including the relationship of socialism to the market, the questions of Tibet and Xinjiang, and the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Amongst their many important points, they make clear that the great achievements scored since the adoption of the reform programme in the Deng Xiaoping era would have been impossible and inconceivable without the foundations laid in the period of Mao Zedong’s leadership.

Lee Camp interviews Li Jingjing on Western misconceptions about China

Comedian and activist Lee Camp interviewed CGTN journalist and vlogger Li Jingjing on his program Redacted Tonight about common Western misconceptions about China. Highlighted in the interview is the importance of Chinese voices in countering the propaganda war and how these voices have been silenced and ignored by Western media. 

Celtics or CIA? Gulenist hoops star Enes Kanter rides both benches

We are pleased to republish this article by Alan Macleod, which first appeared in MintPress News on 2 November 2021, discussing the recent high-profile slanders issued by professional basketball player Enes Kanter against China. Macleod traces Kanter’s political trajectory, including his longstanding association with the Gulen movement, his enthusiastic support for Israeli apartheid, and his enduring friendship with war hawks such as Marco Rubio.

Despite not even leaving the bench, Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter was the one drawing the headlines in their season opener at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. The 6’10” Turk sported shoes emblazoned with the words “free Tibet.” “Under the Chinese government’s brutal rule, Tibetan people’s basic rights and freedoms are non-existent,” Kanter said in a video posted on social media, explaining the move.

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