I never liked the Dalai Lama. I felt I ought to, but I just didn’t. Since I’m a bit of a contrarian, I wondered if I disliked him because I was being told to worship at the shrine of his wonderfulness. Now I’m thinking that I was just picking up on the fact that he’s an idiot:
Midway through the conversation, His Holiness, much to their surprise, told them “as far as socio-political beliefs are concerned, I consider myself a Marxist … But not a Leninist,” he clarified.
With that one sentence, he managed to reduce himself to the level of a guy in Dachau who hates the Nazis but thinks National Socialism is a good idea. As Bugs Bunny would say, what a maroon.