Buddhists Behaving Badly

Buddhists Behaving Badly

There are 85 comments on the Foreign Affairs story from Aug 2, 2012, titled Buddhists Behaving Badly. In it, Foreign Affairs reports that:

Militant Buddhism was a driving force behind the 25-year war between Sri Lanka's majority Sinhalese and minority Tamils.

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Bodhidharman

Calgary, Canada

#83 Aug 12, 2012
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The evil in the Tamil Hindu culture, which was transmitted to Prabhakaran, is represented precisely and accurately in the Tamil Tiger flag flown by the Tamil expatriates as their symbol of pride and glory. It is the most obscene flag under the sun. There isn’t a single redeeming feature in it to project the Tamils as members of a civilized race. Its violent symbols – a snarling tiger putting his carnivorous head out of a ring of thirty-three bullets placed against two crossed guns fixed with bayonets – represent only a barbaric, blood-thirsty culture inherited from the Vellahlas. Every inch of the Tiger flag questions the values of the Tamils and their capacity to co-exist with non-Tamil communities in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-religious world.
Friend the LTTE was marxist and not Hindu. What are you on about?
Sekvam

Reutlingen, Germany

#84 Aug 12, 2012
Bodhidharman wrote:
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Friend the LTTE was marxist and not Hindu. What are you on about?
Neither the "LTTE" was Marxist nor Hindu. World must understand, that "LTTE" TAMILS R uncivilised , blood thirst underdeveloped CHIMPS.
Bodhidharman

Calgary, Canada

#85 Aug 12, 2012
Sekvam wrote:
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Neither the "LTTE" was Marxist nor Hindu. World must understand, that "LTTE" TAMILS R uncivilised , blood thirst underdeveloped CHIMPS.
No, they were pure Marxists in ideology.
Suny

United States

#86 Aug 12, 2012
Tamil in srilanka are freedom fighter

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#87 Aug 12, 2012
Suny wrote:
Tamil in srilanka are freedom fighter
The confrontations, aggression and violence came only from the Tamil racists, who exploited the issue to drag Jaffna deeper into mono-ethnic extremism. They succeeded in disguising their economic/class interests and promoting it as an act of discrimination against the Tamil-speaking communities. But history records that the language issue was driven aggressively only by the Tamil racists and not by the Tamil-speaking Indians, Muslims or the non-Vellahla Tamils of the east.

The aggression and violence of the Tamil racists proved the Marxian thesis that the ruling class will not give up power without a struggle. And true to the barbaric character of the Tamils they declared war on the rest of the nation by passing the Vadukoddai Resolution in 1976 – the period when Tamil supremacy was in its last legs.

They were the founders of the fascist culture in Jaffna. Despite the civilized veneer presented to the outside world the Tamils ran a fascistic regime reducing the depressed Tamils to slaves. Their cruel caste system has no other parallel in any other part of Sri Lanka. They virtually had a free run of the peninsula because the colonial rulers turned a blind eye to the subhuman Tamil culture of violence. Thesavalamai legitimized slavery and the Tamil slave-owners ruled the land with an iron fist, with the colonial administrators often refusing to interfere in the laws and customs of the ruling caste/class.

Thesa (land) walamai (laws and customs) legitimized the land-owning Tamils as the slave-masters of Jaffna. From feudal and colonial times until May 18, 2009 when the Tamil cult of violence sank in Nandikadal, Jaffna was under the jackboot of, first, Vellahla fascism followed, second, by their equally brutal fascists in the LTTE. Both groups oppressed and subjugated their own people and denied their victims the fundamental right to live with even a modicum of dignity and self-respect. The LTTE took over from where the Vellahlas left and perpetuated the cult of fascist violence which reduced the Jaffna Tamils to subhumans.

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