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Buddhism
used in Killing Kennedy

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the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that suffering and rebirth end when enlightenment is obtained through right conduct, wisdom and meditation
  • The first is against the Viet Cong; the second is a holy war against Vietnam's majority Buddhist population.
    p. 156.7
  • Five days after the children of Birmingham peacefully march into that wall of water cannons and police dogs, and two days after a U.S. Army lieutenant is killed by the Viet Cong just outside Saigon, a crowd of Buddhists gathers in the South Vietnamese city of Hue.
    p. 168.7
  • The protesters have come to demonstrate against a new law set forth by President Ngo Dinh Diem that makes flying the Buddhist flag illegal in Vietnam.
    p. 169.0
  • It is Diem's great desire to convert his country to Catholicism, and vital to that effort is the systematic subjugation of the nation's Buddhist majority.
    p. 169.1
  • Diem—whose regime President Kennedy has long supported, but whose anti-Buddhist stance is contrary to American foreign policy—denies promotions to officials known to be Buddhist and looks the other way when Roman Catholic priests organize private armies that loot and demolish the pagodas where the Buddhists worship.
    p. 169.1
  • Diem—whose regime President Kennedy has long supported, but whose anti-Buddhist stance is contrary to American foreign policy—denies promotions to officials known to be Buddhist and looks the other way when Roman Catholic priests organize private armies that loot and demolish the pagodas where the Buddhists worship.
    p. 169.2
  • Diem—whose regime President Kennedy has long supported, but whose anti-Buddhist stance is contrary to American foreign policy—denies promotions to officials known to be Buddhist and looks the other way when Roman Catholic priests organize private armies that loot and demolish the pagodas where the Buddhists worship.
    p. 169.2
  • To give his crusade credibility in the eyes of the American government, Diem insists that Buddhism and communism are the same—a suggestion akin to J. Edgar Hoover's quiet belief that civil rights and communism are synonymous.
    p. 169.3
  • Now, as the three thousand unarmed Buddhist protesters gather near the Perfume River to voice their frustrations, government police and troops fire into the crowd.
    p. 169.4
  • The so-called Buddhist crisis escalates when Diem refuses to punish the men who did the shooting.
    p. 169.5
  • On June 3, government troops once again attack Buddhists in Hue, using tear gas and dogs to disperse the demonstrators.
    p. 169.7
  • Now the Buddhists turn violent, shouting obscenities at their government attackers.
    p. 169.8
  • Finally, South Vietnamese troops pour an unnamed red liquid on the heads of Buddhists who are sitting in the streets praying.
    p. 169.8
  • Still, just as the Birmingham integration movement was losing steam before the Children's Crusade gave it new life, so the Buddhist crisis has begun to bore members of the foreign press.
    p. 169.9
  • Diem's persecution of Buddhists has become old news.
    p. 170.0
  • But on June 11, 1963, a seventy-three-year-old Buddhist monk will give those reporters something to write about.
    p. 170.1
  • Duc is an ordained member of the Buddhist clergy, a monastic who lives a meditative life of poverty.
    p. 170.2
  • Many within the Buddhist community have sought someone who would immolate himself to draw attention to their plight.
    p. 170.3
  • Three hundred and fifty Buddhist protesters carrying banners in Vietnamese. and English that denounce the Diem regime follow right behind.
    p. 170.6
  • The ongoing and well-publicized oppression of the Buddhists has made some Americans forget that communism is the primary reason U.S. troops are in Vietnam.
    p. 208.2

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