From Australia's News.com 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.