The Last Dalai Lama?

Even if there's another one, we may never see the equal of Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Especially relevant in these days when, for many people, any expression of compassion for other people reads as virtue-signaling by faggy SJWs, is the fact that His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is still alive. Mickey Lemle’s documentary The Last Dalai Lama? is both a primer on who the Dalai Lama is and the political reasons for why he may be the last. It’s not a spoiler to reveal that, in 2007, the Chinese government passed a law stating that it would participate in the selection of the 15th Dalai Lama — thus interfering in Tibet’s internal affairs like a Southern senator interferes with a woman’s uterus.

In response, His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso said he would not be reincarnating and thus, there would be no 15th for China to choose — surely the classiest “fuck you” to power ever. It also speaks to the wide range of human potential that both the Dalai Lama and — to use a random example — the sexual predator who currently occupies the White House can exist at the same time. Perhaps more importantly, the man in Tibet’s got jokes! Most are self-deprecating, and he also tells his followers to think for themselves, which is a million miles away from “I am your voice.” When he passes, we shall not look upon his like again.

The Last Dalai Lama?
Not rated.
Opens Friday at the Roxie Theater.

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