Saturday, May 10, 2008

Hay, Smiley - Draw The FRONTLINE At Sesame St. Before You Get Big Bird (Or Somebody) Hurt

"Though you may not know it, you live in Louise Hay’s world. Are you a black man who thinks psychics are nonsense but reads the affirmations of Tavis Smiley? Hay House has a special imprint just for Smiley. Are you a TV-loathing snob who occasionally condescends to watch PBS? The pledge-drive specials that Hay House has produced for Wayne (“Inspiration: Your Ultimate Calling”) Dyer have helped raise more than $100 million for public television — they are one of PBS’s most-successful fund-raising tools."
-- Mark Oppenheimer, writing about Louise Hay ("The Queen of the New Age") in the New York Times.

I've said it a million times: the reach of NewAge is so complete that, unless you understand the landscape, there's just no way to avoid it's influence. That's why so many write to me and say I'm kooky: they've already been sucked in.

They watch FRONTLINE and think they're watching objective journalism. They plop their kids in front of Sesame Street or whatever, without a clue who's behind it. They watch Oprah (and support Barack Obama) or, yes, read the New York Times, having no clue of the forces at work on their opinions and values. Meanwhile, they're all worried about FOX News, which (whether you agree with it or not) is about as open about it's position as possible. Suckers.

Sure, they understand Democrats and Republicans. They'll even nod at the Sunni and the Shia. Easily understandable. But the spiritual battle between NewAge and Christianity? NewAge and Science? NewAge and Medicine? NewAge and on and on and on - against everybody? No, that can't be happening, because NewAgers are so flakey, right? Who'd take them seriously as a threat to society?

Well, I do. In a very short time I've had reason to investigate the entire matrix of the NewAge and they don't fool me for a second. Look at that quote (above) again: they're even telling you they're fooling you! "Are you a black man who thinks psychics are nonsense but reads the affirmations of Tavis Smiley?" See? They're saying, even if you think you're unaffected, they're telling you - to your face - that they've got you.

Makes all those calls to de-fund PBS sound a bit more rational, doesn't it? I mean, if they've proven - and I'd say that quote above is pretty good proof - they're not actually working in the public interest (but as a mouth-piece for NewAge beliefs) then why should we be paying for it? I say, like in The Manchurian Candidate, we need to rip out all the wires, expose all the Red Queens, and start all over again with that whole little enterprise: they're playing dirty pool with the American mind.

And, after this shit, how much more open about it can they be?


  1. OK, CMC. Now you did it. I'm moving out. Out of the US. (I'm almost serious. Close to it.)

    I'm reading this and don't know any more whether to laugh or cry, or both:
    "In 1977 or 1978 — she can’t remember which — Hay found out she had cervical cancer, and she concluded that its cause was her unwillingness to let go of resentment over her childhood abuse and rape. She refused medical treatment, she says, and with a regimen of forgiveness, therapy, nutrition, reflexology and occasional enemas, she claims she rid herself of cancer. There is, she says, no doctor left who can confirm this improbable story — “It was years ago!” — but she swears it is true."

    Well, if she swears, then it must be true.

    "In 1976, Hay wrote a small pamphlet, which soon came to be called “Heal Your Body.” It included what became her famous list: a chart of different ailments and their “probable” metaphysical causes. For example, Hay would claim, a probable cause of Alzheimer’s disease is “a desire to leave the planet. The inability to face life as it is.” A probable cause of “anorectal bleeding” is “anger and frustration.” A probable cause of leprosy is “inability to handle life at all.”

    So finally somebody solved -- really solved -- the mystery. And the Nobel Prize in medicine should have followed -- what happened? An unfortunate omission, I'm sure.

    I'm tempted to ask Hay what then is a probable cause for writing nonsensical crap? And what causes others to buy that crap? The inability to face life as it is -- or merely sheer stupidity? Or is it both? Hey, CMC, I see new market opportunities opening up here -- people's gullibility is a neverending source of income, apparently.

    While it is fun to throw snark at this nonsense, this is becoming too much to handle; so I'ma pack my bags and consider a move someplace where nonsense does not sell -- or at least no one is buying. Hm, where to? (A desert in the middle of nowhere...:)

  2. you are unhappy elizabeth and hooked on sarcasm.

  3. Except in the case of Scientology protesters, I'm really learning to hate the name "Anonymous."

  4. Think about all the people louise hay has helped,the positive influence she has had in the evolution of human kind and then think about the miserable sad shit you wrote. One question I would ask you is - do you believe in the value of loving yourself and its unlimited potencial? anyway, what you wrote says more about you than louise hay... if ya know ya I mean!? singed: Anonymous 2 (just so you can bitch at me about that too) :)p.s.: I love myself

  5. and it wasn't cervical cancer