Monday, February 4, 2008

She's Doing It Again! (Crying And Even More Of Those Wonderfully New Age Code Words)

"Sen. Hillary Clinton teared up this morning at an event at the Yale Child Study Center, where she worked while in law school in the early 1970s.

Penn Rhodeen, who was introducing Clinton, began to choke up, leading Clinton's eyes to fill with tears, which she wiped out of her left eye. At the time, Rhodeen was saying how proud he was that the sheepskin-coat, bell-bottom-wearing young woman he met in 1972 was now running for president.

"Well, I said I would not tear up; already we're not exactly on the path," Clinton said with emotion after the introduction.

Clinton is holding a roundtable discussion with Connecticut women to talk about childcare and healthcare.

When Clinton got misty-eyed at an event in New Hampshire on Jan. 7, politicos and pundits filled hours discussing if it helped her, and Clinton eventually pointed to the moment as when she "found her voice" and turned the corner in the Granite State.

At the time, there was much debate if the candidate's emotional response to a question -- "How do you do it?"" -- was genuine or calculated.

Let the conversation begin again..."


- Jason George, writing in The Swamp

Sorry but a president who cries, regularly, just doesn't cut it.

And we've got appeals to a "NewAge" and our "spirit" and, now, "on the path" is part of her vocabulary? Wrong, wrong, wrong. Let me guess:

Bill Clinton is also her "soul mate", and the "love of her life", right?

Shit, the limiting of vocabulary is one of the sure signs of cult indoctrination. (And the fact so many people - who am I kidding: women - are regularly showing "uncharacteristically stilted and seemingly programmed conversation and mannerisms" just goes to show how far cultish thinking has infiltrated society. Not "everyone says those things" - because they don't - most people are "individuals", and their conversation reflects that. Only people in the cult/self-help/NewAge matrix are repeating these specific phrases.) Only people who are open to the cult's viral ideas fall victim to language restructuring through the use of code words.

Oh, and if you still don't believe me, I found these very-revealing quotes from Michael Kelly's famous piece, Saint Hillary:

"Working her way through a thicket of theologies and ideologies, she offers in language that is a mix of Bible and Bill Moyers, of New Testament and New Age, a tentative definition of what she believes."

"The meaning of the politics of meaning is hard to discern under the gauzy and gushy wrappings of New Age jargon that blanket it."

"Mrs. Clinton says the right language remains to be invented. 'As Michael Lerner and I discussed, we have to first create a language that would better communicate what we are trying to say, and the policies would flow from that language.'"

"There actually is, as the mists of New Age mysticism slip away, a clear line to Mrs. Clinton’s message."

"Mrs. Clinton argues that the concepts of liberalism and conservatism don’t really mean anything anymore and that the politics of the New Age is moving beyond ideology. But that is not at all true in the area of values where she seeks to venture. It is easy for social conservatives, who have been writing and debating for years about the moral values Mrs. Clinton is now addressing, to speak bluntly about what is morally right and what is not. Conservatism is purposely, explicitly judgmental. But liberalism, as defined by Mrs. Clinton’s generation and those who came after, has increasingly moved away from the entire concept of judgment and embraced instead the expansion of rights and the tolerance of diversity.

Returning to moral judgment as a basis for governmental policy must inevitably mean curtailing what have come to be regarded as sacrosanct rights and admitting a limit to tolerance. And that will bring the politics of meaning hard against the meaning of politics."


It sure will. And since giving meaning to politics - and not the other way around - is what the job calls for ("I solemnly swear,...") anyone still confused on the issue isn't qualified to be President Of The United States:

Hillary Clinton is a NewAge cultist - and a weepy one at that.