During a European tour last month, the Dalai Lama said he really felt helpless because his "middle way policy" has failed to win support from his own people.
The Dalai Lama made the remarks when asked by the British daily Financial Times if he felt frustrated as he was losing support and influence.
"We've got a sense that, and the worlds have got a sense that you are frustrated, that your middle way policy or approach is now so far going nowhere," the newspaper said in an interview with him.
Why is he going nowhere? Why did he acknowledge that he felt helpless? The real reason is that he has been trying to return to feudal serfdom, a social system that has long been discarded by the times even at the expense of splitting China. Such a move goes totally against the historical trend.
The era which the Dalai Lama is reluctant to part with is one of the darkest periods in the Tibetan history, when serfs and slaves, who accounted for more than 95 percent of the population, could not enjoy the basic personal freedom and political rights under clerical or secular serf owners' ruthless economic exploitation, political oppression and spiritual control. They were even denied their right to life.
Some Westerners, who laurelled the Dalai Lama as a guardian of human rights and freedom, are not unfamiliar with feudal autocracy and the integration of church and state, as there were similar social systems in the Middle Ages.
In some European nations, feudal regimes, in collusion with autocratic theocracies, exploited people of all classes, suppressed their thoughts and spirits, and thwarted the development of science, which put the European history at an standstill.