I have to ask:
TIBETAN spiritual leader the Dalai Lama says he's a Marxist, yet credits capitalism for bringing new freedoms to China, the communist country that exiled him.
"Still I am a Marxist," the exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader said in New York, where he arrived today 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.
Where has Marxism done any good for the people?
Marxism has done what, exactly, for people and their standard of living?
Capitalism, by his own admission, has done what, exactly, for people and their standard of living?
As for so-called moral ethics, I can name lots of communist countries that had a secret police and barbed wire borders to keep people in.
Capitalist countries, at least those not run by dictators, generally don't have a secret police, and border security is generally to keep people out.
Where are people free enough to worship how they like?
Generally I like the Dalai Lama and at least understand what he says, but here he's completely indecipherable.