Sunday, May 23, 2010

"I'm A Marxist" says Dalai Lama

From Australia's site:

'I'm a Marxist' says Dalai Lama, but agrees capitalism has helped China

Capitalism has helped China ???  One need not be the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso, to figure that one out. 
According to The Black Book Of Communism, Chinese Marxists killed 100,000,000 people trying to make Brother Karl's system work.  After watching capitalist societies like Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Japan prosper, people got tired of starving for the sake of Marxist ideology. 
People have been moving out of poverty at the rate of one million per month ever since they began (slowly) discarding their Marxist lunacy.  Sorry for the premature rant over nothing but a headline, but I have friends in China whose parents were killed during the Cultural Revolution.  I have other friends who were exiled to the countryside for "re-education" after being labeled Class Enemies.  
And this nutcase in a nightgown says he's still a Marxist.   

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.

Aw, but what about the starvation and class warfare and waiting in long lines for everything and the death camps?  Don't you think people miss it? 

"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.

Bullshit, Bullshit, Bullshit.  Piled on high, tamped down, refilled, dehydrated, and refilled again.  Bullshit.  Marxism is based on the ethics of envy.  I want what is yours, what you worked for, or what your parents gave you.  I don't want to work for it, or to give you anything for it, BTW.
The only way to make this happen is through a totalitarian government.   
Free Market Capitalism is about you producing something that other people want, and offering it in exchange for what you want.  The evil, moustache-twirling Free Market Capitalist who produces a really good backhoe at a really good price does more good for humanity than every Marxist wealth-spreader who ever lived. 

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".

And yet, he says he is still a Marxist. 
Why would someone like The Dalai Lama embrace a philosophy that encourages people to mindlessly revere their leaders and devote their lives to serving those in authority and not question anything about the philosophy of those in power? 
Oh.  I get it now.  
Never mind. 


Nick Rowe said...

Thanks for the article. It confirmed what I always suspected.

The best way to know a person is to know who suports him. A person, particularly a candidate or an incumbent in a democratically elected position, will lie about what they truly believe. But their supporters always know exactly who they are.

In San Francisco, the unapologetic leftists drive around with their "Free Tibet" bumper stickers and worship his image.

TarrantLibertyGuy said...

Ugh. Honestly, I usually liked hearing him speak. Now I know that this practicioner of peacefulness endorses a bloody revolution. Pretty sad.

I'm all for a Free Tibet, by the way. Well, a Free Everywhere.

TarrantLibertyGuy said...

An old friend's sister is his US attache'. I'm two degrees, sucka!

The Whited Sepulchre said...

Well I was his 12th incarnation !

HA !

DPirate said...

Tibet was a hellhole before the Chinese invaded. Unless you were high-born or became a monk either by choice or after being taken from your parents as a small child to serve as told, you were subject to servitude by taxation, with penalties including dismemberment if you didn't or couldn't pay. It was a feudal theocracy, and extremely brutal. The tibetan activists, you'll note, are expats. They've run from or been kicked out of tibet for their dissension. The majority of the people were not so terribly upset when china freed them from that bondage, and the resistance of the leaders had no grassroots support.

Capitalism has not been good to China. They've yet to pay the price for their folly, but without regulation they've polluted most of their land and water. People are committing suicide in their factories and people are freaking out and murdering children in public schools. Farmers are losing their lands, which of course they only had ownership of due to communism.

Let me ask you, if, say Tibet were to win a revolution, should all the land be given back to the monks? After all, the government stole it from them. Also, do libertarians recognize that America properly belongs to the queen of england, or is it the case that ownership is justified if wrested by violence? Even if it was wrested away by a government authority? Only if? What is theft - is it theft to steal a nickle, and likewise to steal the eastern seaboard...

BTW, Marxism is simply an economic theory. It is not a system of government, such as democracy or communism.

DPirate said...

Sorry for a second post. Just wanted to say that equating marxism and communism is like equating keynesianism (?) and democracy.