Are Buddhsist Racist

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What is Racism?


Race can be defined as:

"A classification system used to categorise humans into distinct populations or groups by anatomical, cultural, ethnic, genetic, geographical, historical, linguistic, religious, and/or social affiliation.”


Racism can be defined as:

“The belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.”


When a group of people are labeled according to a certain religious belief or affiliation and their access to public services, jobs, livelihoods and social freedoms are denied or restricted on the basis of this belief or affiliation this is racism.

À la prochaine Lobsang la

14th July 2015

For the past year I've been steadily working my way through the various people trying to protect the Dalai Lama and his discrimination of Shugden Buddhists. I've encountered many people, including academics, who lie to the media and abuse their position of trust. I've even had Professor Robert Thurman try to set Anonymous onto me, a stupid move that quite rightfully backfired on him.

Within the Dalai Lama's exile leadership there have been some who will go to any lengths to try and stop me, whilst others have guided me away from danger, sometimes at the very last minute. The reason I am still here is due to the ineptitude of some and the support of others.

One of the most tenacious people I have encountered is none other than Michael Jaeckel. Michael goes by various false identities: Tenzin Peljor, Losang Tashi, Mick Jackman, York Johns, to name but a few.

Piece by piece I dismantled his elaborate façade and with each of his lies that I exposed his supporters attacked me. To this day none of the evidence I presented has been successfully refuted by Michael or any of his associates. The reason is because it's true.

As the latest life cycle of protests by the International Shugden Community (ISC) drew to an end Michael let his game slip once more and revealed details that betray his close association with senior members of the Tibetan exile leadership.

In a post on 12th July he revealed the name of one of the ISC representatives who met with the Dalai Lama's people on 7th July in the US. His comments were published shortly after the Dalai Lama's website revealed the meeting had taken place. Neither the ISC nor the Dalai Lama's website named any of the individuals present at the meeting. You can surmise where Michael got this information from.

Today he also revealed that he was present during not only the Dalai Lama's press conference in Wiesbaden, Germany, but also Lobsang Sangay's. Attendance at the press conferences is very tightly controlled and strictly limited to accredited journalists. The process of accreditation requires journalists to submit an application weeks prior to the event. Each application then undergoes a deep background check by the Tibetan security services.


Michael's photograph of the Dalai Lama's press conference.


Michael isn't an accredited journalist and his attendance at the conferences wasn't because he was ordained by the Dalai Lama. His reason for being there was to find me.


Michael's photograph of Lobsang Sangay's press conference.


Prior to the Dalai Lama's arrival in the US I shared some highly sensitive information with certain senior editorial staff in key US outlets. The information related to Lobsang Sangay and was provided to me by a highly placed source within the Central Tibetan Authority (CTA). For some time the CTA have been aware of this source and have been trying to identify and isolate them.

Unfortunately for the CTA it isn't just one person, a rogue member, who has been assisting me. There are several people within their organisation who support my work for various reasons.

Since I exposed Michael as an intelligence officer (for want of a better title) working for the Dalai Lama I have been ridiculed by him as a "conspiracy theorist". I may well be one of those tin foil hat wearing crazies, so out of touch with reality that their ramblings make no sense. If that's the case it should be fairly easy to find me, especially since I've been to a few of their press conferences already.

The problem for Michael is that instead of flushing me out he's flushed himself out. Only someone connected to senior CTA officials could get into those press conferences (without following the standard accreditation route) and have access to details of attendees at a confidential meeting. Just as Carol's on stage appearance with the Dalai Lama in Basel exposed her ties to the CTA so Michael has proven his.

The reason for Lobsang Sangay's attendance is because he spent a significant amount of time in the US trying to discredit the information I'd shared. He came to Germany expecting to do the same only to discover that I hadn't given that information to the German media.

His press conference was intended to entice me, and Michael was there to ensnare me. As you can see from the photograph Michael took, Lobsang's conference had very few attendees. His attendance at the Dalai Lama's press conference was insurance in case I presented the information to the German media live.

What they failed to take into account is that I have been a step ahead of them at every turn. I proved to the CTA that I knew their encryption systems, their online security arrangements, and their telecommunications network structure amongst many other things.

Whilst they greatly overrated my technical abilities they failed to see a much simpler explanation - you don't need technical abilities to read documents that someone has given you.

I'm certain that Michael's supporters will denounce this article with their usual comments, but they don't know what Lobsang, Dicki, myself and one other person all know. The reason it was shared in the US was to bring Lobsang to Germany and expose one of his people, Michael.

Michael had no valid reason to be in those conferences other than to continue his work for the Dalai Lama's government.

Lobsang, it's a shame it didn't go the way you'd planned, but if you really want to know who I am all you have to do is ask. Your "supreme leader" (your words, not mine) has met me a number of times now, he's even heard me speak.

I can be standing right in front of you and you won't know. It has nothing to do with my skill and everything to do with the people we both trust.

Whilst I missed our chance to meet in Germany you helped by showing the world definitive proof of Michael's close ties to senior CTA officials. Thank you for that. Perhaps next time we will meet, but without Michael to photograph it.

À la prochaine Lobsang la.

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