Thursday, May 9, 2013

Like A Rolling Stone (Or A InstaCult Marketing Business)


I'm almost positive John Lennon's airy Watching The Wheels lyric ("Well I tell them there's no problems - only solutions") is one origin of, the "progressive" corporate fetish for, advertising that exact jargon's what they provide. Some NewAge con artist, somewhere (or, considering who we're talking about, probably a group or groups of them) included the late atheist's phrase in his/their "spiritual" retreats or seminars or teachings or whatever - many mandatorily attended by corporate employees for decades - and now I'll never hear the end of it. Pretty Polly:
"The messianic thing has to do with the world of mankind, like it is. This world is scheduled to go for 7,000 years. Six thousand years of this, where man has his way, and 1,000 years when God has his way. Just like a week. Six days work, one day rest. The last thousand years is called the Messianic Age. Messiah will rule. He is, was, and will be about God—doing God’s business. Drought, famine, war, murder, theft, earthquake, and all other evil things will be no more. No more disease. That’s all of this world. 
There will be a run on godliness, just like now there’s a run on refrigerators, headphones, and fishing gear. It’s going to be a matter of survival. People are going to be running to find out about God, and who are they going to run to? They’re gonna run to the Jews, ’cause the Jews wrote the book, and you know what? The Jews ain’t gonna know. They’re too busy in the fur business and in the pawn shops and in sending their kids to some atheist school. They’re too busy doing all that stuff to know."
I predict, in the future, there's going to be a Serious Frown Line Epidemic from reading this stuff,...