Thursday, 3 November 2016

Dharma Deplorables? - Buddhists for Trump!

If you thought that the deplorables consist just of uneducated hicks from the sticks, obsolete rust-belters and bigoted born-again Christians, take a look at this:

From Nikaya Dhamma

"The Nikaya Dhamma Society was founded to preserve and expound historical and orthodox Buddhism. While we do not normally endorse presidential candidates or involve ourselves in the political process, in this case we are compelled to make an exception. Donald Trump stands out alone among all the candidates for president of the United States as the one man speaking up against illegal immigration and the threat of radical Islam. He is the only candidate not afraid to take on political correctness and to offer the American people straight talk, repudiating dishonest political correctness. With great pleasure, we endorse Donald Trump for President of the United States.

Radical Islam continues to menace Buddhist Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand as well as Europe. Radical Islam does not seek understanding, dialogue or tolerance with other religions or cultures, it seeks only conquest. We can ignore this truth at our peril, or we can acknowledge it and respond accordingly. In the past Islam conquered several formerly Buddhist nations. Islam conquered Buddhist Indonesia, and Buddhist women and children were enslaved and raped by terrorist Muslim savages. Real Buddhists have never forgotten that fact, nor can we forgive these atrocious crimes.

Those in the conquered lands who were not murdered outright by Muslims were given the choice of conversion or death. Many Buddhist martyrs died rather than renounce Buddhism, while others hoped to preserve their lives by taking leave of their conscience and personal honor to join those who murdered their families and came to enslave their land. Radical Islam is not a religion, but a dangerous political ideology that seeks conquest, material gain, and the enslavement of others. It is at its core a hedonist ideology motivated by a lust for power, wealth, material goods, and sexual immorality.

Like Communism, radical Islam divides the world into two territories, those under its rule, and those lands which are not yet conquered. The end goal is the total enslavement of the world. For this reason, we must be ever vigilant against the threat that it represents to our freedom. We cannot compromise with it, and we cannot afford to ignore it. We must respond to this threat with absolute force, strength of will, and stalwart determination. If we fail to do so, we will be destroyed, our children will be taken from us, to be raped and enslaved, and human civilization on this planet will be destroyed forever. If our enemy wins, a fate far worse than death awaits us. Radical Islam must be destroyed from this planet. It is a cancer that must be cut off from humanity with a scalpel..."

"...Real American Buddhists who love their country endorse Donald Trump! Counterfeit fake “Buddhists” hate Trump because they are a bunch of entitled, whiney, hippy pansies who want other people’s money, who hate the successful, who delight in victim politics and who are blind to the real threats this nation faces. They are adult children who never grew up and who refuse to take responsibility for their lives and formulate a serious worldview based on reality. They will vote for liberal Democrats like a dog returning to his own vomit. Liberal fake “Buddhists” are contemptible vermin! Real Buddhists delight in Donald Trump’s candidacy. Let us pray for Donald Trump daily and for his continued success. May our country prove worthy of such a fine man and leader! Let’s make America great again!..."

Read it all

Update  Trump spells out the reasons for his ban on jihadists in his speech in Poland 


Anonymous said...

Why America made the right choice.

Anonymous said...

Political Correctness helped criminals cover up their wrongdoings.

seanrobsville said...

@ Anon
Regarding political correctness, I had my doubts about Trump at first, especially his more contentious comments. The question crossed my mind of how he would greet female heads of state, such as Angela Merkel or Theresa May. Would he shake them by the hand, or grab them by the p****? And if so, would they be expected to grab something back? Anyway, I'm sure the respective ambasadors will sort out the appropriate diplomatic protocols, so the meetings can take place without any cultural misunderstandings.

More importantly, Trump does seem to be getting his act together as regards Islamic terrorism, which was the main issue in Nikaya Dhamma's article.

Michael Flynn is an excellent choice for National Security Chief as he has a clear understanding of Islam unobscured by political correctness. Mike Pompeo as head the CIA should also bring a more robust approach to the counter-jihad, especially in dealing with sympathisers and enablers of terrorism.

Anonymous said...

This isn't pro Trump, it's just anti Islam. #attachment

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Anonymous said...

Irony isn’t a concept with which President Donald J. Trump is familiar. In his Inaugural Address, having nominated the wealthiest cabinet in American history, he proclaimed, “For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished — but the people did not share in its wealth.” Under Trump, an even smaller group will flourish — in particular, a cadre of former Goldman Sachs executives. To put the matter bluntly, two of them (along with the Federal Reserve) are likely to control our economy and financial system in the years to come.

Whether you voted for or against Donald Trump, whether you’re gearing up for the revolution or waiting for his next tweet to drop, rest assured that, in the years to come, the ideology that matters most won’t be that of the “forgotten” Americans of his Inaugural Address. It will be that of Goldman Sachs and it will dominate the domestic economy and, by extension, the global one.

No less than six Trump administration appointments already hail from that single banking outfit. Of those, two will impact your life strikingly: former Goldman partner and soon-to-be Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and incoming top economic adviser and National Economic Council Chair Gary Cohn, former president and “number two” at Goldman. (The Council he will head has been responsible for “policy-making for domestic and international economic issues.”)

Anonymous said...

Public opinion surveys and academic studies have long debunked the idea that Muslims represent a monolithic, extremist threat. In his book, Are Muslims Distinctive? M. Steven Fish exhaustively explores polling data and debunks the notion that Muslims are more likely than non-Muslims to support infusing religious principles into government, or to embrace political or religiously-inspired violence or terrorism. International surveys of Muslim-majority countries, as I document in detail in my previous work (Selling War, Selling Hope), demonstrate that the vast majority of Muslims throughout the world, including in the U.S., reject the use of violence or terrorism in favor of political goals. In short, the claim that Muslims should be singled out because they represent a special national security threat is not validated by available empirical evidence. Of course, Trump has no interest in the state of the academic literature on questions related to Muslim values and terrorist threats. He is the product of a lobotomized popular culture that bases its fear of Muslims on blatant Islamophobic propaganda films such as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s True Lies and Disney’s Aladdin, rather than relying on a reasoned engagement in available evidence.

Anonymous said...

@ seanrobsville

...and don't forget BANNON - Cometh the hour cometh the man!

James M Gregg said...

I don't find these "deplorables" to be any more authentic Buddhists than the Islamic terrorists themselves are authentic Muslims, or "good guy with a gun" white Americans are authentic Christians. Just because you claim to be part of a spiritual system doesn't mean you're actually practicing it.
There are SO MANY contradictions between the statements in that article and the words of Lord Buddha in the Canon that I can't even begin to extract them all. Instead, I would challenge them to show how their hatred and spiteful judgment is supported by anything the Lord Buddha said in the Pali Canon or the multitude of Mahayana or Vajrayana teachings of the last 2,000 years. HINT: it's not there. There is no support for this mindset in any form of compassionate, equanimous outlook on the world.