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.
With a statement like this, it’s easy to understand why so many young Tibetans are looking elsewhere for leadership: the head of a religion and nation reducing himself by saying he’s an ‘-ist’.
I never understood where he, or Gandhi, or the various yogis that infest parts of the country derived any moral authority, anyway.
He was a absolute monarchist before he fled his country and left his subjects to the brutalities of the commies, like a scared little chicken.
As demonstrated by the care used in the take over of Tibet.
... In addition to be a bald headed asshole.
Right. Like the 73,237,000 dead by starvation and murder in China. Or the moral ethics of the 58,627,000 dead by starvation and murder in the USSR. Or the moral ethics of denial of the right to worship God. Or the moral ethics of suppression of the right to speak freely. Or the moral ethics of the stripping of the right to own property.
Those kind of moral ethics.
"whereas capitalism is only how to make profits,"
Right. Not once is capitalism interested in how to serve customers best. Not once has capitalism ever provided the masses with great luxuries. Not once have capitalists ever donated to environmental, free speech, or freedom of religion causes. Capitalists never pay any taxes, either, helping to create infrastructure and the less fortunate.
Yeah, capitalism is just awful.
I heard that the Dali Lama is an awful tipper when he golfs.
Capitalism is just a pejorative invented by Marx
to describe free markets and freedom it's self.
They all hate the freedom of others.
I can think of nothing moral than profits.
Imagine actually creating SOMETHING of value.
Buddhism isn’t a religion in the normal sense. It has no God to worship or destination. It’s more of a spiritual/naturalistic atheism with a rule book that comes from nowhere, in search of nothing as a destination.
The Big Llama is in it for the food, praise and toys. The elites look in the mirror and see their god.
Some people are exceptionally dumb, granting the sanction of the victim, extraordinarily stupid.
I am shocked, I tell ya!
Would that be Marxism? ;<)
One big reason why "intellectuals" and "spiritual leaders" don't like capitalism: in capitalism somebody who is not a smooth and articulate intellectual, but who has good ideas and energy, can become wealthy and successful. Meanwhile, the smooth talker who fails to deliver for his customers will eventually have to find a gig in academia or politics.
Well, that settles it. He’s nothing but an old fool.
As would Ayn Rand, and I.
Perhaps someone should send him a DVD of Atlas Shrugged Part 1, ASAP.
Then get out of that stupid bathrobe.
If this asshat believes in reincarnation, then he will come back as a 10 gallon asshat.
I mean, Chuck Schumer - for example - is reliably wrong about everything, but he's usually got a cleverly misleading argument for his position.
The Dalai Lama is Kathie Lee Gifford compared to Pope Benedict or Patriarch Kirill.
The Dalai sucks from others to support himself.
He is a religious hoax.
He’s a moral ignoramus, if he thinks that Marxism is an instrument of morality.
so the Dalai Lama wants to start killing masses of people to raise economic surpluses for the survivors??? FUDL!!!
Especially if the Chairman's Little Red Book is wrapped around it.
Communism is the opiate of the intellectuals..." Clare Boothe Luce
And he stiffs his caddies.
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