The Buddhist menace - W.C. Varones

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8.03.2005

The Buddhist menace

I've always viewed Buddhism as a religion of tolerance and non-intervention.

Imagine my surprise, then, upon reading this:

A plan to sell 30 billion baht of stock in an initial share sale at Thai Beverages sparked a protest Wednesday by thousands of Buddhists concerned about increasing alcoholism.

Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, ranked by Forbes magazine as Thailand's richest man, wants to sell seven billion new shares in the company, which makes Chang beer and Mekhong whiskey, for the equivalent of $713 million.

Monks and students joined a crowd estimated by the state-owned Thai News Agency at 10,000 people in a march to Bangkok's stock exchange to protest against the proposal.


First Islamofascists, now Buddhofascists? What's the world coming to?

Have a Chang beer and relax, dudes!

HT: IPFreely.

1 comment:

NYgirl said...

Wow, I'm as surprised as you are.

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