LATELY — 9 November 1999

The Dalai Lama is a Huckster and a Fraud

Today I’ve been lazy. Here’s some­thing I posted to a guest­book about a week ago:


“The Dalai Lama Is a Huck­ster and a Fraud

“The Dalai Lama wears Doc Martens. The Dalai Lama de­serves our sympathy, for he is per­se­cuted by evil, odious China. The Dalai Lama is on good terms with Richard Gere. The Dalai Lama has (I am told) an ex­cel­lent sense of humor and an hearty laugh. The Dalai Lama is a good guy. The Dalai Lama is cool.

“The Dalai Lama be­lieves in reincarnation. In reincarnation! The Dalai Lama is the head of a sexist religion, a re­li­gion that takes young boys from their parents to be brought up by monks. Why do we love the Dalai Lama so?”

That’s it. Admittedly, the ar­gu­ment does sag a little towards the end.