According to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Mark Morford, Barack Obama is not just the Prophet of New Politics, not just the Harbinger of Hope, Change, and Waffles. No, he’s more than that. Obama is the Lightworker!
To them I say, all right, you want to know what it is? The appeal, the pull, the ethereal and magical thing that seems to enthrall millions of people from all over the world, that keeps opening up and firing into new channels of the culture normally completely unaffected by politics?
No, it’s not merely his youthful vigor, or handsomeness, or even inspiring rhetoric. It is not fresh ideas or cool charisma or the fact that a black president will be historic and revolutionary in about a thousand different ways. It is something more. Even Bill Clinton, with all his effortless, winking charm, didn’t have what Obama has, which is a sort of powerful luminosity, a unique high-vibration integrity.
Dismiss it all you like, but I’ve heard from far too many enormously smart, wise, spiritually attuned people who’ve been intuitively blown away by Obama’s presence – not speeches, not policies, but sheer presence – to say it’s just a clever marketing ploy, a slick gambit carefully orchestrated by hotshot campaign organizers who, once Obama gets into office, will suddenly turn from perky optimists to vile soul-sucking lobbyist whores, with Obama as their suddenly evil, cackling overlord.
Here’s where it gets gooey. Many spiritually advanced people I know (not coweringly religious, mind you, but deeply spiritual) identify Obama as a Lightworker, that rare kind of attuned being who has the ability to lead us not merely to new foreign policies or health care plans or whatnot, but who can actually help usher in a new way of being on the planet, of relating and connecting and engaging with this bizarre earthly experiment. These kinds of people actually help us evolve. They are philosophers and peacemakers of a very high order, and they speak not just to reason or emotion, but to the soul.
The unusual thing is, true Lightworkers almost never appear on such a brutal, spiritually demeaning stage as national politics. This is why Obama is so rare. And this why he is so often compared to Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., to those leaders in our culture whose stirring vibrations still resonate throughout our short history.
I realize that Morford is a far-Left hack living in the spiritual home of Moonbattiness (My favorite city in California, governed by wackos — *sob!*), but this is too much even for him and his Progressive rag of a newspaper. You can practically see him getting a Chris Matthews-like thrill up his leg as he writes about this ascended being who’s come to the material plane to enlighten us all. Gag….
Hello? Earth to Morford? OBAMA IS A HUMAN BEING! He is not some enlightened master out of the pages of New Age books that have been gathering dust on the shelves of a San Francisco occult bookstore since the Seventies. He is a charismatic but otherwise very typical left-wing pol with all the baggage one would expect of someone from Chicago. His qualifications for office could be written on the back of a grocery receipt. His flip-flopping is making John Kerry look like consistency personified. He’s the furthest Left candidate since McGovern … Scratch that, you probably like that part.
If there were no other reason to vote against Obama and for McCain (and there are plenty), this nauseating deification and cult of personality would do it.
Between the the Prophet Barack and the Goracle, the Democrats are building quite a church:
I’ll stick with the Grumpy Old Guy, thanks. He’s not perfect, but at least he lives in the real world.
(hat tip: LGF)
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