Friday, March 27, 2009

South African Finance Minister Manuel: Who is the Dalai Lama?

New ANC Corporate Look.

Now here is a guy who intends to forget and mistakes vomit for words and vice versa. Big salary, 745i, in power for too long, and loads of people who think he is really, really fantastic. It is the classical tale of the politician drunk with power due to amnesia.

You've heard it all before but "power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely".

And it is true: the ANC is morally bankrupt, gone to the cleaners. Besides this gentleman walking with his head in the clouds you also have his boss who messed around with the sick daughter of his best friend and takes a shower after wards to clean off the HIV virus.

The State Of The Nation: Bankrupt! and let's hope they feel it at the next polls.

25 March 2009

Cape Town - The Dalai Lama should not be allowed to raise global issues on South African soil that would impact on the country's standing, Finance Minister Trevor Manuel said on Thursday.

Speaking during a debate at the University of Cape Town, he said not allowing the Dalai Lama into South Africa was "a matter of relations between states".

"To say anything against the Dalai Lama is, in some quarters, equivalent to trying to shoot Bambi," he said.

"Let's put our cards on the table. Who is the Dalai Lama? I've heard him described as a god. I've heard him described as Buddha.

"Is he just the spiritual leader of the Buddhists in Tibet, or is he the one who on March 28, 1969, established a government-in-exile in the same way as Taiwan was established to counter the reality of a single China?"

Manuel said Tibet's history had to be looked at, because the Lamas had been "feudal overlords" in that country.

"The reason why the Dalai Lama wants to be here... is to make a big global political statement about the secession of Tibet from China and he wants to make it on the free soil of South Africa.

"I'm sure he's welcome to come at any other time, but we shouldn't allow him to raise global issues that will impact on the standing of South Africa.

"Quite frankly this has nothing to do with the PSL [Premier Soccer League], it is a matter of relations between states and that's what we have to stand up for."

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