Chinese Communist Gov’t Demands Dalai Lama Reincarnate

Barb Wire

Yes, I know it’s a ridiculous headline. But it’s a ridiculous story.

The officially atheist Chinese government has, after the Dalai Lama said he might skip being reincarnated, accused the Tibetan religious leader of purposely falling down on the job.

The most ridiculous quote in the story, as reported by The New York Times, comes from one Zhu Weiqun, a Communist Party apparatchik whose job seems to be to try to make the conquered people of Tibet stop feeling bad that the Chinese Army took over their country. Mr. Zhu said:

Decision-making power over the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama, and over the end or survival of this lineage [the Dalai Lama is supposedly the same person, reincarnated over and over again–ed.], resides in the central government of China.

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So what happened to all that Marxist-Leninist dialectic materialism?

Commies don’t believe in reincarnation, but that doesn’t stop them wanting to control it. Like American “progressives,” they want to control everything.

Think it can’t happen here?

Libs don’t believe in the Bible, but they would dearly love to control what’s printed in it.

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Lee Duigon, a contributing editor with the Chalcedon Foundation, is a former newspaper reporter and editor, small businessman, teacher, and horror novelist. He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 34 years. See his new fantasy/adventure novels, Bell Mountain and The Cellar Beneath the Cellar, available on

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