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The Oscars, the Conclave and the Chinese

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As you know, I noodle around with parallelisms and oppositions quite a bit. Here are two recent pairings that caught my attenion — one of them just in time for the Oscars:

The other concerns political influence on spiritual appointments…

I had the good fortune to meet and befriend a “tulku” while I was at Oxford, so the whole business of the identification and recognition of reincarnated Tibetan lamas has long been an interest of mine.

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3 Responses to “The Oscars, the Conclave and the Chinese”

  1. Dr No Says:

    If the Academy is so White, how come Hollywood is so anti-White?

  2. morgan Says:

    Stupidity, guilt trip, or both.

  3. Curtis Gale Weeks Says:

    Dr. No’s apparent assumption is that one’s race logically must align with one’s views or one’s loyalties or both. “Why you no keep it within the tribe, brah?”
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    Given that ZP is celebrating its 10th anniversary, perhaps Hollywood can be persuaded to turn the blog into a major motion picture event and Dr. No can reprise his role as…Dr. No?  The theme would be:  Many Cold War era supervillains end up their lives leaving pithy comments on blog posts in the post-Cold War world.

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