In the eyes of the Dalai Lama's fans, he is always a wise leader. However, people have seen undisputed facts beneath his so-called wise halo – The Dalai Lama has always misjudged situations and made wrong choices in critical moments.
According to a recent report by the Los Angeles Times, the Dalai Lama said that there are signs that the standoff between the Chinese Government and himself could thaw, because he was encouraged by a rising number of Chinese intellectuals who support him. To prove this point, he said, "Chinese writers published 800 articles in support of Tibetan autonomy, 300 of them were published in China itself." His remarks directly and indirectly implied that people mostly support what he is advocating and the situation is improving in his favor.
The Dalai Lama did not mention how many Chinese intellectuals wrote the 800 articles or whether they are typical among Chinese intellectuals, but vaguely claimed, "They are very critical of their own government's policies." This caused the reporter from the Los Angeles Times to quote the number in a particularly prudent manner - "Those figures could not be independently verified."
In fact, compared with the wily old Dalai Lama, his private representative Kelsang Gyaltsen is more honest. According to a report February 21 by the VOA, Gyaltsen pointed out that the above data used by the Dalai Lama was worked out half a year ago. The data involves articles on the Tibet issue written by all of the overseas Chinese exiles, including those living in Chinese mainland. In addition, he had to acknowledge that all the articles they collected were published abroad.
The remarks from Gyaltsen proved that the Dalai Lama did not have the basic data, disclosed the Dalai Lama's lie of "300 were published in China itself," and also revealed why the Dalai Lama was not fully convinced in the issue of how typical the intellectuals supporting him is. It is obvious that the so-called "Chinese intellectuals," who he claimed are "very critical of their own government's policies," are simply writers employed by "pro-democracy activists" and the evil "Falun Gong' cult.
The writers who played the "Chinese-Tibetan Friendship Association" farce with the Dalai Lama in 2009 are dependent on the support from foreign anti-China foundations and have conducted various types of activities to smear China's image. They and the Dalai Lama attract to each other by common tastes, so it is not strange that they wrote articles to promote the Dalai Lama.
The number of writers is not large, but they are undoubtedly capable of writing, because it is the skill they rely on to make a living. Therefore, the data of "800 articles" is far from enough in proving that "a rising number of Chinese intellectuals" support the Dalai Lama, let alone prove that the so-called intellectuals being "very critical of their own government's policies" are typical among 1.3 billion Chinese people.
The Dalai Lama has concluded from the number of "800 articles" that "a rising number of Chinese intellectuals support him," and is accordingly confident of the Chinese people, and convinced that there are signs that the standoff between the Chinese Government and himself could thaw. It is clear that the Dalai Lama has misjudged the situation, and has in turn had a kind of "confidence" in persistently meeting with Barack Obama despite repeated serious warnings from the Chinese Government.
Of course, this is not the first time that the Dalai Lama made misjudgments.
In 1959, he was reluctant to support the rebellion at first, but actively participated in it later believing that rebels consisting of reactionary noblemen, officials and monks could defeat PLA troops which were supported by the Tibetan people. He finally ended up fleeing China.
In the 1960s, he harbored an illusion that with help from the U.S., he could return to Tibet. Therefore, under the leadership of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), he engaged in a 2-decade long armed conflict against PLA forces. After accomplishing nothing, he changed his strategy and began to communicate with the Central Government.
At the end of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s, particularly after the collapse of the Soviet Union, he held that the Communist Party of China would be forced to give up power and therefore unilaterally severed his ties with the Central Government.
Ten years later, he disappointedly found that China had become stronger and had to resume negotiations.
In March 2008, he outrageously provoked the "3.14" riots in a bid to coerce the Chinese Government because he believed that the Chinese Government would give top priority to social stability and yield to him before the Beijing Olympics. He even published a so-called memorandum in November 2008. However, his efforts ended in failure again.
Recently, he persistently wanted to meet with Obama, pinning a great hope on support from the U.S. government. To his disappointment, he eventually had to leave the White House from the rear door.
Why is the Dalai Lama unwilling to learn from mistakes despite the fact he frequently made incorrect judgments over several decades from childhood to old age?
The reason is very simple; he is not willing to come down to earth; it is not a fiction.
A netizen posted an article on http://www.tiaya.cn in 2008, describing the Dalai Lama's image in her mind. According to the article, the netizen once met with the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala. She wrote, "Before saying goodbye to him, I suddenly asked him if he would like to return to Tibet. He responded that he would like to and was discussing relevant issues with the Central Government. I again asked him how he considered the Tibetans who had come to India with him and he said that those people would return to Tibet with him but other Tibetans (referring to those who currently live in Tibet) should leave Tibet. Later, I did not ask more questions and I think that the Dalai Lama hates the Tibetans who did not go to India with him." One can become aware of the inward world of the Dalai Lama after reading this article.
A scholar from Indiana University made a comment about the Dalai Lama's practice of pinning his hopes on international interventions, "Before seeking every opportunity to meet with leaders of other countries, the Dalai Lama should accept the fact that he will never find a solution to Tibet-related disputes in his life."
We would like to give advice to the Dalai Lama; do not feel too excited about some groundless data such as the "800 articles." Instead, you should continue negotiations with the Central Government so as to solve relevant problems concerning your future. That is your only correct choice.