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March 15, 2017

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Always amusing to see Buddhists adopt progressive politics and speak of things being "outdated" when Buddhism itself operates under the notion of decline with the various Ages of the Law, much like the Hindu notion of Yugas. Currently we are in the Dharma Ending Age and/or Kali Yuga. Why then should ancient traditions or ethics become "outdated" under such a notion of time? Gautama himself never called for open borders or the dissolution of the caste system or for kings to adopt democracy or any other of the political and social ideologies that predominate today. Do these people think they know better than the Buddha himself?

The core problem is that many of modern "Buddhists", in the West primarily but also elsewhere, actually worship at the altar of modern leftism/political correctness/cultural Marxism first and foremost. Buddhism is secondary for these people and where the Dharma may conflict with their leftist modernism, they freely dispose of the Buddhism. This spills over into politics as you mention, but also social/ethical problems (support of homosexuality by most modern Buddhists which is condemned in sutras as well as by various historical Buddhist commentators, etc.) Some even want to do away with nirvana, the transcendent, or anything that conflicts with modern scientism! In such circumstances, can we even really still speak of Buddhism or call these people Buddhists?

Very apt article. I especially agree with that little known fact so very few today seem to know about BIS which is situated at Centralbahnpl. 2 in Basel and have its own laws within its compound and members/central bankers accountable to no other laws,least of all the laws of Switzerland [1].

Inevitably our contempaorary grim socio-economic chaos saturating the greater parts of our globe fall back on this simple axiom:

"If anything, the powers that be demonstrates that the strongest has the right to create evil."

History up to this very date demonstrates this fact to be true in so many ways.


[1] Agreement between the Swiss Federal Council and the Bank for International Settlements to determine the Bank’s legal status in Switzerland

Article 2

Freedom of action of the Bank

1. The Swiss Federal Council shall guarantee to the Bank
the autonomy and freedom of action to which it is entitled as an international organisation.

2. In particular, it shall grant to the Bank, as well as to its member institutions in their relations with the Bank, absolute freedom to hold meetings, including freedom of discussion and decision.

Article 3 (here comes the interesting part that basically makes this little cabal its own Vatican state)

Inviolability

1. The buildings or parts of buildings and surrounding land
which, whoever may be the owner thereof, are used for the
purposes of the Bank shall be inviolable. No agent of the
Swiss public authorities may enter therein without the express Headquarters Agreement with Switzerland consent of the Bank. Only the President, the General Manager of the Bank, or their duly authorised representative shall be competent to waive such inviolability.

Article 4

Immunity from jurisdiction and execution

1. The Bank shall enjoy immunity from jurisdiction, save:

(a) to the extent that such immunity is formally waived in
individual cases by the President, the General Manager
of the Bank, or their duly authorised representatives;

(b) in civil or commercial suits, arising from banking or
financial transactions, initiated by contractual
counterparties of the Bank, except in those cases in
which provision for arbitration has been or shall have
been made;

(c) in the case of any civil action against the Bank for
damage caused by any vehicle belonging to or operated
on behalf of the Bank.

The last article basically grants them Carte Blanche to impose their decisions upon the worlds governments, banking system and financial instituions without any fear of legal or other restrictive actions from the State of Switzerland.


more here:
http://www.bis.org/about/headquart-en.pdf

http://www.bis.org/about/legal.htm

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