Refugees a threat to culture? The Dalai Lama thinks so

By Daron Casey | June 6, 2016
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On Thursday morning’s episode of The Armstrong and Getty Show, the hosts defended the Dalai Lama. His holiness suggested that there are “too many” refugees in Germany, a somewhat surprising statement from a man who preaches for humanity.

The hosts explained that the Dalai Lama is speaking on behalf of Germany’s culture. Of course he wishes the best for the refugees, but he told a German newspaper:

“Germany is Germany. There are so many that in practice it becomes difficult. From a moral point of view, too, I think that the refugees should only be admitted temporarily.”

Jack Armstrong agrees that Germany shouldn’t need to permanently accommodate the refugees because that would threaten the country’s identity.

“Why would any culture welcome changing what they’ve been doing for hundreds of years, perhaps even thousands?”

Joe Getty goes on to wonder how this would work out in reverse. He speculates that if it were Western countries absorbing 3rd World countries, people would be outraged. He says:

“Don’t you sane people think that’s terrible? If somebody is down and out, they’re beautiful and honorable. If somebody has any power, they’re automatically bad, and to be loathed.”

Which carries more weight; the lives of the refugees? Or the culture of a country? Listen to The Armstrong and Getty Show weekday mornings at 6am on AM 770 KTTH.

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