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The Dalai Lama gave me the honour of a private audience in Milan. The Pope refused to meet with him, as did Italyís President Napolitano, while Premier Prodi was nowhere to be seen and didnít want the Dalai Lama anywhere near the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Chamber and the Senate decided not to meet him officially. Milanís Mayor Moratti chose to exercise caution, so she will see him, but together with a group of other Nobel Prize winners so as not to attract too much attention. It is said that she intends to dress up as a nun so as not to be recognised. Only Regional Governor Formigoni, letís give merit where it is due, will be meeting him officially. We have reached the very peak of cowardice. In addition to being the spiritual leader and temporal leader of all Tibetans, the Dalai Lama has also been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
In the days when China was simply communist, the Dalai Lama was welcome everywhere, while now that China has become hyper-capitalist, suddenly the Dalai Lama is being avoided. The God of Money is by far the most powerful of the Italian deities. There are temples in his honour in every town centre and, in fact, these have become the new churches, namely, the banks and the insurance companies.
Here we have one of the most important men on earth, being treated like a dog in Church. Confindustria, Italyís Chamber of Industry, is safe for the time being, Italy a little less so. What difference is there between Chinese democracy and ours? Only one! Over there, they still have the death penalty and they simply shoot you. Here, instead, we isolate you, we slander your name and we transfer you away. We only kill you if it becomes absolutely necessary. Ours is a kind dictatorship. Murder is only used as a last resort.

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In China, the Dalai Lama has been barred from the Internet and you will come up with nothing if you enter his name in any of the search engines there, something that is not yet possible in Italy. The Internet continues to carry references about him, while the other media minimise, cut and misinform.
The Dalai Lama gave me a white scarf as a gift and I, in turn, promised him that I would become his Italian Richard Gere and fight for the liberation of Tibet. He looked somewhat baffled, but I put this down to the fact that perhaps I am better-looking than Richard. This blog will continue to do everything in its power to provide information regarding Tibet. In the interests of a free Tibet. I am counting on your help.

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Sono assolutamente daccordo col far sentire la voce di tutti su questo importantissimo argomento del Tibet..ho degli amici Tibetani e al contrario di quello che ho letto in alcuni post non sono affatto felici di vivere in un Paese che dovrebbe essere il loro ed invece e' in tutto e per tutto in mano ai Cinesi(e mi domando chi lo sarebbe?)..e teniamo presente che gli stessi Cinesi non sono cosi' felici del sistema dittatoriale del loro Paese(Ricordiamoci che quello che accade davvero in Cina arriva raramente al nostro orecchio e solo in parte)mi sembra piu' che giusto occuparci dei problemi del nostro di Paese ma trovo altrettanto importante non chiudere gli occhi di fronte a quello che succede altrove ma anzi esserne coscienti e cercare di prendere provvedimenti (anche solo facendo sentire il nostro disappunto) alle ingiustizie che accadono sia da noi che altrove.
E cosi' mi unisco alla grido di "vogliamo il Tibet libero!"..sperando che alla mia voce se ne uniscano tante.

Posted by: Francesca Belotti | April 8, 2008 05:36 PM



Forse non tutti sanno che in China esiste LA PENA DI MORTE per corruzione dei politici.
Nel 2000 a Xiamen, dopo il processo, credo 200 giustiziati.
Ed ora c' e' un processo in corso a ShangHai...

Come diceva Beccaria la pena deve servire ad IMPAURIRE altri dal commettere lo stesso crimine.

Forse questo fa la differenza tra un paese che cresce al 10% annuo da una ventina di anni ed altri che decadono nel caos....

Posted by: Fabrizio | December 15, 2007 12:00 PM



Perche' criticare la PRC ed osannare il Dalai Lama?

Oggi in China la stessa qualita' costa la meta' che in Italy, Europe od USA. Ed e' piu avanzata in molti settori.
In qualche modo deve essere merito della PRC...

Io mi preoccuperei piuttosto degli alti prezzi italici, o delle ville del Berlusca, dei castelli di Prodi, dei ferri da stiro di Beppe Grillo....

Perche' guardare fuscelli cosi' lontani quando ci sono travi assai piu' grandi nel proprio occhio?

Posted by: Fabrizio | December 15, 2007 07:04 AM



Il Dalai Lama. come tutti gli altri sistemi feudali-religiosi facevano palazzi e templi, alcuni anche molto belli.
Ma le case della gente comune spesso erano miserelle, magari di legno, non duravano nel tempo.

La PRC(Peoples'Republic of China) fa case, ferrovie, alberghi, solare, veicoli elettrici, barche, satelliti, aeroporti, porti.
Diciamo un po' piu' per tutti, non solo per l' elite ed il governo.

Personalmente penso che oggi la maggior parte dei tibetani NON RIMPIANGONO il sistema del Dalai Lama e per questo lui e' obbligato a stare in India.

Posted by: fabrizio | December 15, 2007 04:00 AM


Sono al corrente del problema dei rifugiati tibetani da diversi anni e vi assicuro che e' una realta' poco discussa se non in pubblicazioni secondarie e decisamente non nei toni della vera brutalita' che i tibetani si trovano ad affrontare ogni giorno. Il governo cinese sta cercando di obliterare questa cultura millenaria stando attento a non fare troppo chiasso per non svegliare i vicini di botto da ben mezzo secolo .

Chi ci riesce manda i propri figli in India affinche' possano studiare la storia, la religione e la lingua del paese d'origine visto che nelle scuole della regione tibetana occupata e' consentito solo l'uso di lingua e cultura cinesi.

Onde evitare le guardie cinesi, questi gruppi di bambini si muovono d'inverno attraversando l'Himalaya a piedi con un adulto alla guida, riducendo le estremita' in condizioni che richiederanno ospitalizzazione al loro arrivo.

Giunti nella provincia indiana di Dharamsala vengono accolti dallo staff della sorella del Dalai Lama che dirige il gruppo di collegi siti in vari villaggi limitrofi denominati collettivamente "Tibetan Children's Villages" dove i bambini vengono integrati secondo l'eta' e il grado di istruzione.

Da questo lato dell'Himalaya sono liberi di continuare a parlare la propria lingua, seguire le proprie festivita' e preservare una cultura che ha saputo risollevarsi da ceneri di guerre e corruzione centenaria per diventare un esempio di cittadinanza che celebra la pace, unico al mondo nel suo genere, da cui invece dovremmo tutti trarre spunto.

L'Italia ha paura di ricevere il Dalai Lama mentre l'India ne ospita milioni di rifugiati come anche l'intero governo tibetano in esilio. A quest'ora dovrebbe stare sotto le bombe, no?
Suvvia non vendiamoci l'anima.

Ilaria M.

Posted by: Ilaria Meloni | December 14, 2007 04:59 PM


Sono stato in Tibet l' estate scorsa.

Ho viaggiato sul treno costruito dai cinesi, stavo in alberghi costruiti dai cinesi e mangiavo nei ristoranti cinesi nella parte nuova di Lhasa costruita dai cinesi.

Se c' era ancora il Dalai Lama cosa facevo?

Penso che anche il premio Nobel sia troppo politicizzato.

P.S.
China e' avanti almeno cinque anni sul solare ed alternative al petrolio.
Stanno costruendo parchi e facendo aree car-free, ci sono moltissime eBike(elettriche) nelle strade, milioni forse, costano 100$(in Yuan) e tutti i teen-agers le comprano...
Scaldacqua solari ricoprono i tetti di molte case cinesi...
Ho visto sui tetti anche generatori elettrici a vento..
In pratica, nelle strade, nei negozi non a parole sui media...


Posted by: Fabrizio | December 14, 2007 01:17 PM


Tashi Delek Beppo!
I am an American Buddhist, who received a link to your blog from a fellow Oklahoman that currently resides in Saudi Arabia. I had read about the Italian "kiss off" from a Texan-Buddhist newsletter that I receive weekly. It stated that the reasoning for the lack of papal/presidential audience, was because His Holiness the Dalai Lama, had not called and made an appointment (that is a succinct, but it gets the point across).

Now, this just screams spin; because...My Guru,who works closely with His Holiness, has been in Italy since June and he told me of the Italian visit some months ago! So, if I knew (and Iím a nobody in Buddhist circles, I just know a few higher ups) the idea that the Italian powers-that-be didnít know is preposterous and it just speaks loudly to more of the same new trend of sucking Chinaís capi/commi-appendage.

So, right on with your Save Tibet campaign! Iíll be your first Oklahoman member!

Posted by: Rebecca Braucht-Edmondson | December 14, 2007 04:34 AM


Jewish mafia? In Italy? What are you talking about? Who are these people? Are you inventing?!? Because it would be quite stupid...

Posted by: Alice Bendini | December 13, 2007 10:19 AM


Caro Beppe:

You really are a profoundly good person. This was illustrated once again with your meeting with the Dalai Lama.

I hope you do become the Italian Richard Gere. But I think it is too late for Tibet. Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of all Tibetans but the Tibetans either are already or soon will be a minority in their own country. The Chinese have seen to that and, by our own rules of democracy, the majority rules.

Wayne Woodrow
Mommio Castello (LU)

Posted by: Wayne Woodrow | December 12, 2007 10:05 AM


ciao beppe e a tutti i tuoi fan.
non ti scrivo per denigrare la tua opera, che tutt'altro seguo costantemente, pero` non dire 'sciocchezze' sul tibet! Il tibet non lo vedremo mai libero per ragioni storiche prima e per motivazioni economiche ora. Per le ragioni storiche rimando a libri piu` seri di quelli dei giornalisti, per motivazioni economiche lancio solo questa questione:
in tibet nascono tutti i fiumi principali della cina. Il fiume azzurro ne e` il piu` grande. Credi possibile che uno stato grande e popoloso come la Cina si possa permettere di perdere il controllo su tutte le fonti d'acqua che lo alimentano? Sarebbe come chiedere all'Egitto di perdere il controllo sul Nilo. Nonche` il tibet e` una regione povera ma enorme importanza data l'acqua che fornisce a tutto l'estremo oriente. E` evidente che non vi rinunceranno mai.
c'e' un sito si chiama http://www.polonews.info/
lo consiglio a chi voglia capire come la cina agisce.
ciao a tutti

Posted by: sebastiano | December 10, 2007 03:42 PM


The Kassandra Project supports Beppe Grillo in his initiative for Dalai Lama for a free Tibet.
Shame on Italy and italians.

http://kassandraproject.wordpress.com/2007/12/10/italys-shame-on-dalai-lama-visit/

Posted by: kassandrapoject | December 10, 2007 11:28 AM


Per Simon carey and other bloggers.....now listen carefuly,
In north-america, ten years ago weren't too many chinese migrants.
look it now!........in some cities like in Canada, Vancouver, now the population is almost all chinese!
In the streets of Vancouver you hear people in group of 3 or 4 or 5 speaking chinese......in public places, old and young.....it's like you are in Hong Kong!.....the population of over a million people that before was mainly anglosasson speaking.....now has disappered, and the predominant majority is chinese!
Because this chinese peole they moltiply themself like rabbits, or cockroches, o come formiche!
And they have invaded without firing a shot, and without anybody noticing......a small number of them migrating have become and multiplyied themself, like no other migrants!
And that's what is going to be in Italy! The one billion and a half chinese people in China.......is overflowing all over other countries!
My problem with that?.............i don't like to see my own culture disappear and be replaced by another!.....and i don't want to be live in my own country were migrants have become a majority......and i have to almost go away myself and live some place else!
In Italy.......and Italy is not america!....Italy never been a land for migrants! America is! this is the truth!
So, you people don't know what you talking about!
And italian migrants in other countries they never have killed and robbed anybody!
But in Italy........were the old jewish landowners, owners of slaves in america, now trade with migrants, intead of slaves......this trade of slaves of migrants of chip labor......doesn't work!..........the today's migrants trade.....must be stopped....all migrants got to be send back were they came from,
because very soon........the italian people vill take revenge for the murder of Giovanna Reggiani, and the other italian citicens killed and robbed and italian women bein stupred!
Not more!.......not more!.....not more!
Beware, anybody!.........this criminals bastards migrants will be hanged in any public square!

Posted by: blow j. | December 9, 2007 11:19 PM


we italians can look our corrupt polytical system robbing the livelyhood and ultimately the life of our children without findind the courage to rebel.
Without this act of courage there is no future.
Good luck italians.
G. Vidozzi

Posted by: giuseppe vidozzi | December 9, 2007 07:09 PM


bravo Beppe, sei coraggioso e ti distingui piacevolemente.
hai tutta la mia ammirazione e il mio rispetto.
mamma mia in che paese viviamo?
c'Ť da piangere.

Posted by: maria grazia d'oro | December 9, 2007 02:37 PM


Blow J - like Hitler and many before you,you blame a supposed jewish mafia for the problems of your country. I think the mafia you need to blame is Italian and catholic along with the corrupt politicians and a political system which doesnt allow for things to be changed for the benefit of all. The sooner Italians realise that they do indeed need to descend into the piazza to help themselves the better but need to do so without the politicians they have they need to get rid of the the corrupt politicians the Belusconis,Mastellas of this world of the right and left and set up a new order. Until you do so the problems will not go away and will only gt worse. Of course the politicians are happy for the Italian people to be distracted from them with problems like immigration the price of pasta big problems for the normal italian but small in the general scheme of things as far as italy is concerned.

Posted by: Simon Carey | December 9, 2007 01:32 PM


Hi from Thailand...

I'm reading the news about this trip and once more I feel sincerely ashamed to be an Italian and once more I would like to never come back in my own country.

Why that?
The Pope is not going to receive and see the Dalai Lama and the same will do our Prime Minister and the President of our exploited Republic.
Then suddenly I realize that I should not the one to be ashamed to be Italian, Italy is a nice and good country.
All of them, all our Italian's VIP should just be just ashamed!! and for sure I'm ashamed to be represented by them.

It is unbelievable to threat like that one of the most important and best man on this poor planet.
I just want to remind that the Dalai Lama, like Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma, won the noble price for peace!
Of course I'm not the one that need to remember to all of you who he is, what he has done, why he is peacefully fighting for his country and for the freedom of his people.

I'm so happy of that, Grillo is fighting so many battles to make Italy a better country and always will have my support.
Go on!!

Posted by: wish71 | December 9, 2007 11:02 AM


Dead right, Beppe, an absolute bloody disgrace on the part of the Italian Great and Good. But presumably since the Pope refused to meet him, the Chinese authorities will now give Chinese catholics the freedom to worship. I mean, every action has an equal and opposite reaction, doesn't it?

Posted by: Arthur Hooper | December 9, 2007 10:08 AM


Beppe, I'm sorry. I know that you want answers in english, but in this case I will post in italian to reply to blow j.
Blow j, mi sa che lei ha qualcosa di storto nel suo pensiero. Tutto ciÚ che lei ha scritto Ť pieno di odio e di razzismo. Lei Ť anche antisemita. L'Italia , dall'alba dei tempi, Ť stata un paese aperto agli stranieri, e non ho mai sentito un vecchio americando gridare ; fuori tutti gli italiani dall'America perchť sono mafiosi!
Mi sa che il signor Calderoli e i suoi distinti pensieri ti abbiano devorato il cervello...Vada a curarsi!

Posted by: Oussama Omrane | December 9, 2007 01:58 AM


grillo, boia d'un cane.............chi se ne frega del dalai lama.!....non fa che non hai piu' niente da dire a risolvere i problemi in italia....e come prodi e la mafia ebraica di veltroni, montalcini benigni, dario fo e i gay e lesbian che si preoccupano se l'olocausto e' vero o no!....invece di ripulire immediatamente il marciume dei migranti criminali e zingari che rubano e ammazzano e stuprano donne e cittadini italiani! Grillo.......basta con tutte queste chiacchiere e propaganda e raccolta di firme e dimostrazioni e scese in piazza! basta!.....e' ora di agire!......ed agire subito e duro!....nessun piu italiano deve morire! ammazzato o rubato da migranti stranieri in Italia!.........basta! con l'italia sciavista ebraica!....la mafia ebraica!.....basta, per sempre! liberare l'Italia dalla mafia ebraica....

Posted by: Blow j. | December 9, 2007 12:55 AM


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