This is another of my declarative warnings, migrating over from the Althouse blog:
So what are you saying? Vote Obama and not vote at all?
1) I'm not telling you what to do.
2) I'm offering a way out based on reality, and not the game as it's playing out in the mediasphere.
In 2008, with the candidacy of Obama, I said we were dealing with Oprah's NewAge cult. Some people - including Ann Althouse - saw it temporarily but let it go. (It wasn't until recently, after years of being called a fool, the evidence was clear I was right.) Luckily enough, I could vote for McCain back then, avoiding immediate contact with the issues presented.
NewAge is pretty noxious, but also fractious, unorganized, and - because of that - dangerous mostly to those in it. You'll notice that, whether it be Obama, Oprah and Arianna, or many of the other leaders of their movement, things have not worked out well.
In 2012, we face a different cult.
And a different kind of cult - much more organized, totally insular, and much more dangerous - but not just to the people in it, but to our republic as well.
That's what I'm warning against.
But just as I said Obama was the wrong man to be our "first black president," because of his cultish outlook, Mitt Romney is the wrong "business man with an economic background" to replace him for the same reason.
The Republicans want to get rid of Obama. I get that. But, like a parent watching their impulsive kid recklessly backing the car too fast out of the driveway for the first time, I'm dreading what I know is coming.
Personally, I'd draft Thomas Sowell in a second. Whether he wanted the job or not. At gunpoint if necessary. He could pick the cabinet of his choice, and do whatever the fuck he wanted, because he's rational, understands the issues - especially economics - is beholden to no one and intellectually beyond reproach. He's what we need in a president.
New Ageism or LDS...hmmmm. Seems to me this is the cult we most have to worry about.ReplyDelete
So long as Trey Parker and Matt Stone can walk the streets without violent attacks by fanatical Mormons, I can't quite get as riled up as you are about this.ReplyDelete
I'm with EBL on this one ... The Mormon's I've known during my life have all been good, hard-working, friendly, salt-of-the-earth folks.ReplyDelete
Yes, I've read the Book of Mormon, and Yes, it's flaky, but that has absolutely ZERO to do with how good a President Mitt Romney might be.
From all accounts, he appears to be smart, industrious, effective, judicious, and moral.
I think you've got your knickers in a twist over nothing.
The Mormons I have known -- all of them, even the one that still speaks to me and is a pretty decent (although a bit odd) person -- all were really nice to begin with, then they tried to sell me on their religion, then (when I said "no thank you" (politely and explained that if I wanted a religion I'd just go back to being a RC...less work learning something new) my family and I got told we were "of Satan" and were former members of a Satanic cult and needed to repent.ReplyDelete
I don't consider that very "nice".
One of said Mormons brats came over with a knife on my 3 yo. and his 4 yo. friend -- because my son was Satanic and his friend...Satanic and one of Cain's children. (Do you know how freaky scary it is to be a grown adult thinking how you are going to disarm harm a kid because said kid came into your yard hiding a knife with the intent to use it on children under your protection? and how angry you'd be when you take said kid back to his house and the parents act like it was just some silly kid thing? and that that is your neighbor?)
Yeah, it was a real trip living next to them...nice folks, salt of the earth...vote Republican consistently...
It would appear as though Mitt has at least some ties to the nutraceutical industry (thought you might be interested, since it is a topic near to your thoughts):ReplyDelete
Just some food (heh) for thought for you, hope it is worthwhile.
And a Bain Capital connection. VERY interesting.
Watch me work.