Excellent: Dalai Lama Says He's a Marxist

Katie Pavlich

6/11/2011 8:11:00 AM - Katie Pavlich

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.