The Aussies, like the Brits, have a ruling class far worse than they deserve. In a new act of cowardice, the Australian Parliament has banned the Dalai Lama from speaking inside their chamber.
I’m no Richard Gere dreamy-land idiot. I know Tibet is most likely doomed. But — to cave into Chinese Communist Party demands to delegitimize a religious and spiritual leader is cowardice at its worst. (OK, second worst. Worst would be if on 9/12, Bush had said, “Sorry, what did we do to make you hate us?”)
Aussies, tell your Parliament to go to hell.