The Dalai Lama has apologized for asking a boy if he wanted to suck his tongue.
I considered ending this post right there. Res ipsa loquitur.
This was caught on video, which also showed the elderly spiritual leader kissing the child on the lips.
“His Holiness often teases people he meets in an innocent and playful way, even in public and before cameras. He regrets the incident,” a spokesman said. I bet he does! Nevertheless, an apology is not sufficient in a case like this. Not to bring everything back to Clarence Thomas, but it’s the same issue: trust. People tend not to trust holy men who ask children to such their tongues. Nor should they. And the best the Dalai Lama can come up with is “I was kidding”?
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Kidding about anything of a perceived sexual nature to a child is way out of bounds. It is not an excuse. Especially from the alleged “Great Master”. Suck his tongue? What a sick bastard.
First off, put some clothes on and secondly, the next time Carl Spackler loops for you, give him a little something, you know, for the effort. Stiff.
Can the Dalai Lama sense the reincarnation of persons who are not quite dead? Maybe he was channeling president SloJo and said the quiet part out loud. Not cool.
I’m trying to think of any public figure past or present who could get away with this, offering just an apology. Trump? The Pope? Jill? Bill Clinton? Billy Graham? Andrew Cuomo? Pete Buttigeig? The mind boggles.
“Big hitter, the Lama.” The YOUNG Bill Murray.
This is all the Lama could come up with after a lifetime of celibacy?
He did give the boy total consciousness. Which is nice.
How does he resign as the Dalai Lama?
If the new Dalai Lama is just the reincarnation of the previous one(s), he can’t really, can he? That raises the ethical question of why the DL should get a pass on not being a bug in his next life if he does something bad.
Whatever it is, he should come back as something without a tongue…
Someone mentioned a previous article about Clarence Thomas from 2011.
Chased it down the relationship with the billionaire was reported on in the following https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/news/2011/06/19/judicial-rapport-like-no-other-clarence-thomas-does-his-friendship-with-a-magnate-cross-the-line/29024629007/
How many cases involving this billionaire ended up before the Supreme Court?
I’d guess none.
Not that that would make a difference. It’s the appearance that’s damning, ethically.