Dali Lama: "I Am Marxist"
The Dalai Lama identified himself as a Marxist during a speech in India, yesterday.
“We must have a human approach,” he said, while delivering remarks for his “A Human Approach to World Peace” lecture for the Presidency University, Newsweek reports. “As far as socioeconomic theory, I am Marxist.”
He also went on to blame capitalism for the world’s ills.
“In capitalist countries, there is an increasing gap between the rich and poor,” he said, according to Newsweek. “In Marxism, there is emphasis on equal distribution … "
He apparently has missed the part about Marxist regimes being coercive and far from tolerating in a peaceful mannr views opposed to Marxism. And he apparently has missed the hundreds of millions killed under Marxisr regimes. (SEE: Death By Government)
And why is it all these types, like the Lama, who profess to not be interested in material things, are so concerned about differences in material income?
Finally, it appears that Lama fails to make a distinction between those who are wealthy because they have provided goods and services desired by consumers, and those who are wealthy because they are close to government and have been granted special priviliges by government.