Friday, May 30, 2008

Speculation on future of Nepal' s former king

Following very closely on the truly historic drama in Kathmandu, Lucia speculated just now that the former king of Nepal, Gyanendra, would go into quiet exile in London and then re-emerge ten or fifteen years later with a really big bang as a "spiritual leader of the world" in the international media preaching "mercy and compassion" to an entirely new generation of mankind in their mid-20s and early 30s who have no ideas of what happened before, and he would officially be awarded some medals and invited to give lectures on "human rights in Nepal" to universities and also parliaments in Europe and the United States. I certainly cannot dismiss Lucia's speculation out of hand because she really delves into more books on world and western history than me.

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Blogger Monsterball said... I detect a dig at the exiled former leader of a neighbour of Nepal's ?
I think the circumstances of the two territories and the persona of the two individuals are very different.

Anything can happen. I'm a believer in human redemption.
Strong philosophical and spiritual insights have ever come out of individuals who had a regrettable past.

5:33 PM  
Blogger Justin Choo said...

Hi James,

I am your "silent ardent reader". I read your postings every day and even put a link on your blog in mine (without your permission: hope you don't mind).

I never make any comment yet in your blog, but this one I just can't resist. Just like entrenched politicians, they think they can get away with anything.

You are being modest to stay "neutral" and as usual the cool "diplomat" that you portray so far in your blog.

7:35 PM  
Blogger James Wong Wing-On said...

abolition serfdom, feudalism, liberation of women and abolition of pre-modern uncivilised penal punishment and give enough food, drink, shelters and medical care to everyone irrespective of class/caste/gender is a great service to the cause of human rights that must be acknowledged.

1:24 AM  

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