Do you ever get the feeling you live in a totally different world than the people you might get information from?
(On this blog that shouldn't be too hard,...)
I recently wrote to Ann Althouse - and, by extension, Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit - asking why french food was important enough for both of them to link to, but this post wasn't, and they didn't answer back.
I thought it was a fair question, worthy of at least a reply, but no.
I think they're just shruggies, or living in a more insular space than I do, where the NewAge Movement isn't seen as an important topic to cover - even though two supposedly-smart people, such as they, must know there's a long-established NewAge Movement and, if there's a well-documented "movement", then that movement must be up to something, right?
I mean, people - including kids - are being killed by these fools.
To me, it's like there is a (sinister) Civil Rights Movement, or Gay Rights Movement, and the educated class are openly ignoring it - or keeping the attention off their own proclivities, maybe?
Keep in mind, they're not alone:
Despite respected people, like Newt Gingrich, saying things like, "We are living in a period where we are surrounded by paganism", I've noticed those religion surveys don't even ask about NewAge stuff.
More people are turning away from mainstream religion, they tell us, but they're not becoming atheists - so what are they turning to?
You know what I'm thinking, but, of course, nobody's bothering to look into that "flakey" NewAge stuff, no matter how popular it - and, for instance, Oprah - are.
It's tentacles could be everywhere - and they are - but the more well-to-do chattering classes could care less about discussing it.
That's NewAge's cover.
That being silence.
As far as I'm concerned, these Dave Matthews Band-type Beta Males, and womyn, are much-too-comfortable making sure this Occult shit stays hidden,...Rosemary's Baby, y'all.
Anyways, I was struck with that disconnected feeling again tonight, when I went on Reynolds' Instapundit and he was writing about getting an iPod adapter for his car. He wrote:
"Recently I had Mazda retrofit an iPod adapter, which works fine with the existing stereo. That’s a big plus — the FM adapter I’d been using sucked, because there’s almost no open frequency in Knoxville,...Total cost for the iPod adapter? $280, installed. The dealer had it in stock, and the whole thing, together with the scheduled maintenance, only took a few hours. Controlling the iPod from the stereo works fine, and the cable is generously long."
Whoa! Talk about living in a different world!!!
I drive a late-model truck, but when I got an adapter for my iPod, I went to Walmart and bought one for $10.00.
It works great and, really, what kind of idiot is "Professor" Reynolds that he's bragging he spent $270.00 more for one?
I mean, come on.
So let's recap:
A destructive world-wide spiritual/cultural influence that's permeated almost every area of modern human existence (politics, science, medicine, etc.) that's not worthy of exploring.
Blowing - and I mean, just blowing - almost THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS, during a recession, on a ubiquitous item that can be had for a song?
That deserves to be front-and-center on one of the most-read internet sites - and don't forget to crow about it, while you're at it!!!
This is why newspapers are dying, too, y'all:
They're completely out of touch with regular people, how we think, and what our concerns are.
I really don't know what the worth of a college education is anymore.
And, based on the evidence, I probably don't want to find out.