Skip to comments.'I'm a Marxist:' Dalai Lama
Posted on 06/10/2011 8:07:27 AM PDT by DaveTesla
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said Thursday that he is a Marxist, yet credits capitalism for bringing new freedoms to the communist country that exiled him -- China.
"Still I am a Marxist," the exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader said in New York, where he arrived 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."
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Free trade is where we get our prosperity.
Religion is where we get our morals and ethics.
Never from governments.
Ramalama is a dingbat.
How does he reconcile theft with “moral ethics”?
Does being a spiritual leader qualify one to become a leader in the economy as well?
“Religion is the opium of the people”
So the Dali Lama has been a fraud all these years?
Huh. A Buddhist who hasn’t got a clue! Will wonders never cease? [/s]
Oh capitalism has no moral ethics and Marxism does? I would maintain the opposite.
“Moral ethics”. Right.
Including the “ethical” murder of tens of millions of their own fellow Chinese citizens.
NO, it does not (as was your point).
What this proves is that Milton Friedman was about a thousand times smarter than this moron - and Friedman’s beliefs led to more compassionate results regardless.
Says a guy who never worked for an honest day's pay in his life.
If you're talking about principles to which we aspire, then Marxism has no better ethics than capitalism.
If you're talking about real results, and what real people do, short of the principles thought it may be, just take a look at history.
“To give a series of paid public lectures” - How much did Jesus charge? Oh, that’s right, he gave away fish and bread. Meditate on that.
Dude. Wake up and smell the kung pao.
Proof Dalai Lama is an idiot. He kept talking and proved it to everyone.
He ought to have to turn in his peace prize.
What the hell is moral or ethical about restricting individual freedom? Nothing. Capitalism IS freedom.
What interests me is this -— Why is the Dalai Lama a Marxist?
Is there anything inherent in Tibetan Buddhist teaching that tells us you must be a Marxist to be a good Buddhist?
I suppose Nihilism and Marxism do kind of go together
“Marxism has “moral ethics, whereas capitalism is only how to make profits.”
How else do you pay your bills and feed your family?
Steal it from someone else?
Ah, a shortcut to checking whether or not someone is not very intelligent.
“I am a marxist.”
Hey, betcha they believe in little green men, global warming, and Elvis is still alive, too.
What a maroon.
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