So the Dalai Lama is a Marxist, who knew.
There is no better way to proclaim your lack of spiritual and philosophical depth than by, two decades after the fall of communism, disclosing that you're a Marxist. Yet this is precisely what Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama did during a speech before 150 Chinese students at the University of Minnesota this month. Journalist Tsering Namgyal reports on the story at Religion Dispatches, writing, "'as far as socio-political beliefs are concerned, I consider myself a Marxist.' 'But not a Leninist,' he [the Lama] clarified."
Well, that's a relief. Those Leninists can really kill ya'. Marxists will just murder you.
It is no surprise this declaration was made at an American university where Marxism is alive and well.