Thursday, July 28, 2011

Epic China Fail

Jai Nepal!  blogdai is happy these days.  Some of the darkest and most agenda-driven interests in Nepal have been thwarted and sent packing!

Lumbini, birthplace of Lord Buddha, is still safe in the hands of Nepalis.

China was pushing hard to force one of its typical hyper-development rapes on the most sacred site in Buddhism. A big plan was hatched where an international airport, hotels, tourist traps and a huge Chinese contingent of cynical profiteers was to be dumped on Lumbini in the name of China's version of "development."  China even brought the "Pee Pee" twins (Prachanda and Paras) into the deal in hopes of tapping into that huge vein of  corruption in Parliament.
Proposed site of China's new "Happy Panda" massage parlor and mini-mall

Fortunately, the only force equal to ineptitude in Nepal politics is Xenophobia, so the plan was rejected outright on the grounds that there was too much foreign control.

China's plan is clear to anyone who follows China's simple patterns: control the birthplace of the Buddha and you can eventually re-make Buddhism into a nice Chinese Communist Party-approved amusement. China sought to control the message from where the message began.  They've begun to realize that simply picking their own Lama re-incarnations isn't suppressing Tibetan anger so they were trying to go after the source and perhaps re-write or mis-represent Buddhist history in their favor.

They failed miserably.

-=blogdai

5 Comments:

At 4:59 PM, July 29, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spot on. Who do you work for?

 
At 9:00 PM, August 01, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God, so good to have you back, B'dai. I think we've all missed the fire that only this blog can muster.

Oy

 
At 10:29 PM, August 05, 2011, Blogger Mahalakshmi said...

I will support Lumbini to be under control OF Nepal forever. Keep it up.

thanks for the post.

 
At 4:54 AM, August 06, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's not over yet - http://www.telegraphnepal.com/headline/2011-08-06/lumbini-mega-project:-chinese-apec-inspection-team-in-nepal

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http://www.telegraphnepal.com/headline/2011-08-06/ex-nepal-crown-prince-back-apec-lumbini-project-works-likely-to-begin

with a $3 billion budget ready to be diverted into their Hong Kong bank accounts, I can't see anyone involved in this project saying no...
plus - who the fuck are the Asia Pacific Exchange and Cooperation Foundation who're behind this scheme? and how come they're suddenly in cahoots with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization?

 
At 4:11 PM, August 08, 2011, Blogger blogdai said...

Excellent observations. I'll do some research and blog on it. -=BD

 

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