Well, "Gooey" is One Word For It

Just the other day I was recommending Dr. Mike Liccione's Sacramentum Vitae for the fascinating essays on offer there regarding the ordinary and universal Magisterium. Since I check in there regularly to see if there's any more of the same on offer, I get to blame him for directing me to the stomach-churning essay by Mark Morford of the San Francisco Gate, in which we are treated to the sort of analysis one ordinarily expects to find in the Onion, not major newspaper outlets. Just to whet your appetite a little, check this out:
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.
And, no: he's not kidding. He's. Completely. Serious. Dude. The whole essay is just like that. Don't try to read it after a heavy meal.

I would say that at least part of Morford's problem is that he is just a kid. At the bottom of the essay there's a picture of him, and he looks like he's about 22 years old, if that. Which would explain why he would say things like this with a straight face:
Are you rolling your eyes and scoffing? Fine by me. But you gotta wonder, why has, say, the JFK legacy lasted so long, is so vital to our national identity? Yes, the assassination canonized his legend. The Kennedy family is our version of royalty. But there's something more. Those attuned to energies beyond the literal meanings of things, these people say JFK wasn't assassinated for any typical reason you can name. It's because he was just this kind of high-vibration being, a peacemaker, at odds with the war machine, the CIA, the dark side. And it killed him.
Of course, he's too young to really know anything at all about Kennedy, or Martin Luther King Jr., for that matter: he's just regurgitating what he's been spoon-fed by all the right media outlets and has adopted as his own because, well, it's what he would like to believe. People of his ilk are bound to lionize Obama because they hate George Bush so much. But he gives the rest of us something to smile about.

Comments

Steve Bodio said…
JFK a PEACEMAKER?

Missile crisis? Bay of Pigs?

And he was assassinated by a communist, whatever tinfoil hat- wearing conspiracists think.

Literacy tests, and civics tests, that's what we need..
Mister Snitch! said…
"I would say that at least part of Morford's problem is that he is just a kid."

I find that is often at the root of such matters.
DimBulb said…
he's just regurgitating what he's been spoon-fed by all the right media outlets and has adopted as his own because, well, it's what he would like to believe

It sounds to me like he's been spoon-fed by some new age guru.
Anonymous said…
"It's because he was just this kind of high-vibration being, a peacemaker, at odds with the war machine, the CIA, the dark side. And it killed him."

Great.. Saint Obi-Wan Jesus Kennedy, pray for us.

-Chris M.
Michelle said…
Oh dear...I had my own encounter with "gooey" thinkers a few weeks back...
Michelle said…
...sorry, the link has now been replaced with this week's column. I forget it's ephermal...

...the article is reposted here.

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