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Was Obama aware of this... (UPDATED)

... when he escorted the Dalai Lama out the back door of the White House some months ago:

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."

Capitalism "brought a lot of positive to China. Millions of people's living standards improved," he said.

And they say the Dalai Lama is a wise man.

Crossposted at Brutally Honest.

UPDATE: The President has responded... to me:

Rick,

Yes, I was aware of my fellow marxists beliefs when we visited in my house. However, I escorted him out the back door as he had not yet come out of the closet. In fact, one of the main items we discussed was him going public with his support of marxism, and all the good it can do in the world.

Capitalism has lead to untold horrors in the past century. Thankfully, we see that there is a better way, a fairer way, where peace and equality can prevail.

As I lead America, and the world, away from the evils of capitalism and toward a fairer world where social justice prevails, I look forward to working with my good friends to improve the plight of the poor and downtrodden in the world. Thanks to the Dalai Lama and some of my other good friends like Hugo Chaves, Kim Jong Il and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, we stand on the threshhold of a brighter future for all humanity.

Hope and Change!

Barack Hussein Obama
President of the United States


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Capitalism "brought a lot o... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Capitalism "brought a lot of positive to China. Millions of people's living standards improved," he said.

So does he want the country to revert to Marxism?

"Asked why tickets to his lectures are selling for as much as hundreds dollars, the Dalai Lama said none of the money went to him personally. "You should ask the organizer. I have no connection." He said he was "always asking the organizer: tickets must be cheap. Some of the money goes to charities, such as hunger relief, he said. "Unfortunately," he added, bursting into his trademark laughter, sometimes the "organizations are a little richer."

Heh heh....yeah, funny how that works.

When is Barry gonna fess up... (Below threshold)
914:

When is Barry gonna fess up? At least the Deja Vu Lama honest about his problem, unlike the jac ass in chief.

is is is is is is is is is ... (Below threshold)
914:

is is is is is is is is is is

There! I knew I could spell it given half a chance. I still dont know the meaning though. Help Me out Shleekmeister!

When an avowed Marxist is m... (Below threshold)
Tsar Nicholas II:

When an avowed Marxist is more bullish about capitalism than the President of the United States you've got serious problems afoot.

The Dalai Lama would like t... (Below threshold)
Grace:

The Dalai Lama would like to live in a utopian world filled with utopian people. Marxism vs capitalism shows that capitalism is closer in results (which count here on earth) to the utopia he desires.

Rick,Yes, I was aw... (Below threshold)
Barack Obama:

Rick,

Yes, I was aware of my fellow marxists beliefs when we visited in my house. However, I escorted him out the back door as he had not yet come out of the closet. In fact, one of the main items we discussed was him going public with his support of marxism, and all the good it can do in the world.

Capitalism has lead to untold horrors in the past century. Thankfully, we see that there is a better way, a fairer way, where peace and equality can prevail.

As I lead America, and the world, away from the evils of capitalism and toward a fairer world where social justice prevails, I look forward to working with my good friends to improve the plight of the poor and downtrodden in the world. Thanks to the Dalai Lama and some of my other good friends like Hugo Chaves, Kim Jong Il and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, we stand on the threshhold of a brighter future for all humanity.

Hope and Change!

Barack Hussein Obama
President of the United States

This clown has held a lifel... (Below threshold)
OLDPUPPYMAX:

This clown has held a lifelong job of....WHAT... wearing a long robe and being invited to lecture on things he knows NOTHING about! Sounds like a PERFECT fit for the democrat party.

Hes coming to save the day.... (Below threshold)
914:

Hes coming to save the day...UMMM UMMM UMMMM

Hes coming because we pray.. UMMM UMMM UMMM

He casually raises taxes UMM UMMM UMMMM

He cannot walk on water UMMM UMMMM UMMM

He loses in November Umm ummm ummmm




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