US president Donald Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ (MAGA) not relevant from a global perspective says the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama in his new book. His Holiness said that even though the catchphrase is very good to make the voters happy, the ethos is not relevant from a global perspective.
“In his new book An Appeal to the World: The Way to Peace in a Time of Division, the Dalai Lama devotes a short chapter to thoughts on the American president. Asked by his co-author, Franz Alt, whether “Make America Great Again” and “America First” are “up-to-date in this age of globalization,” The Dalai Lama responds, “When the president says ‘America First,’ he is making his voters happy. I can understand that. But from a global perspective, this statement isn’t relevant. In today’s global world, everything is interconnected. America’s future is dependent on Europe, and Europe’s future is dependent on the Asian countries.” said the brief report in Time.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama describes that America is a leading nation of the free world and it should affiliate more closely with Europe, saying that he admires the European Union as a perfect example of peace making project. He commends that the United States is a very powerful country.
“The motto of the forefathers of modern Americans was democracy, freedom, and liberty. Totalitarian regimes don’t have a future.” the Tibetan spiritual leader added.
The book ‘An Appeal to the World’ is out from yesterday.