Dalai Lama Admits: “I’m a Marxist”
Posted by Mats on 24/05/2010
No wonder the American left loves him.
The Dalai Lama admits to being a Marxist.
He should have told Obama. Maybe he wouldn’t have been forced to leave the White House through the trash door following their meeting in February.
TIBETAN spiritual leader the Dalai Lama says he’s a Marxist, yet credits capitalism for bringing new freedoms to China, the communist country that exiled him.
“Still I am a Marxist,” the exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader said in New York, where he arrived today with an entourage of robed monks and a heavy security detail to give a series of paid public lectures.
“(Marxism has) moral ethics, whereas capitalism is only how to make profits,” the Dalai Lama, 74, said.
However, he credited China’s embrace of market economics for breaking communism’s grip over the world’s most populous country and forcing the ruling Communist Party to “represent all sorts of classes”.
“(Capitalism) brought a lot of positive to China. Millions of people’s living standards improved,” he said.
Those “moral ethics” of Marxism have only killed around 94 million people and impoverished millions.
It’s moral, if you have no understanding of history.
UPDATE: Babalu wrote a song for the occasion, “Hello Dalai!”