His Holiness the Dalai Lama is now here in Fremantle, and will speak in Perth tomorrow. While his visit to Australia (and previously, the USA) has been met with much love, joy and celebration from the more compassionate among us, hard-hearted right-wingers and conservatives continue to find fault with him.

For example, they really pounced on his admission that he is a Marxist. They despise that compassionate ideology anyway, and also seem to think that being proudly left-wing is somehow at odds with his official role as a kind of divinely ordained leader.

Being a highly spiritually evolved soul myself, I have often received similar criticism. Often it refers specifically to the self description at the top right hand corner of this blog. Many a vicious e-mail has arrived triumphantly pointing out the "glaring contradiction" inherent in claiming to be both divine and non-elitist.

Sadly, unlike you my dear fellow travellers, these wretched, backward creatures just don't have the imagination to comprehend the undeniable truth of what I am saying. You see, when you are deeply in tune with Gaia like I am - or, like my fellow traveller Tenzin Gyatso, the manifestation of the Boddhisattva of compassion - then you necessarily become part of an entirely new reality in which seeming contradictions simply disappear.

Of course the reactionaries will never understand this, since they are limited by their mean-spiritedness and greedy materialism. That's why they snort with derision when they see that Tenzin Gyatso's conversation with his Perth devotees requires a fee for admission and is being held at the Burswood Dome, which is part of a complex that also includes a casino. This is also the reason that at least one of them has seized on the wording of the headline for this report about today's appearance in Fremantle.

Well, we'll just leave these primitive souls to their petty, nasty online point scoring won't we, fellow travellers, hmm? I say forgive them, for they know not what they do (and I mean that in much more of a Buddhist way, of course).