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:

(Ahem.)

“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.