I've had a really hard time blogging because, it seems to me, at some point, trying to reason with the unreasonable has to end. I mean, I can't be living in Kurt Andersen's "Fantasyland"
and also be expected to respect the fantasists (he describes as "we")
enough to want to speak to them. Rationality just doesn't work that way. (Of course, I only know this, now, after screwing with this subject for 32 years, which - as far as I'm concerned, under any circumstance - has been far beyond the call of duty.)
So now I'm writing for me. Just so I can see in print - somewhere - that, if studies say yoga and meditation increase the ego
(as I always said it did
and demolishing the claims of beloved con artists like David Lynch
) then all these "studios" sprouting up in cities large and small *might* be one big overlooked reason for, both, our recent narcissism epidemic
and this last generation of little Hitlers in spandex demanding we all go vegan.
Nobody else is going to say it. Anderson Cooper won't catch it.
Not for a while. Based on the way assimilation and dissemination of this type of information seems to work - say, as demonstrated by NXIVM
and how long it took for the media and the authorities to catch up
there - nobody else is going to say what I'm thinking and/or aware of for, at least, another 10 years, or more, so I guess I might as well get it all down, today, if I just want to see
it (possibly) at all.
But "you're welcome" anyway.
So, as expected,
the NewAge hasn't exactly turned out as the believers imagined it would, back in the halcyon days of 1987 and their "Harmonic Convergence",
when Pandora's Box was supposedly opened and, released, we were all to bow before The Furies - never realizing President Trump was one
(as well as being a former Democrat). As Mr. T used to say, I pity the fools.
After Hillary Clinton getting beat by President Trump in 2016, and like The Wizard Of Oz's Wicked Witch of the West lamenting the world's loss of her "beautiful wickedness" as she's "melting, melting," NewAge believers can only watch their works dissolve as it slowly starts to register in the public mind that, say, being against vaccines (as political loudmouthed Robert DeNiro is) and GMOs (as Whole Foods Supermarket and almost all of France is) is stupidity personified - and someone should be held responsible for those believing otherwise. Especially if they got really passionate about it.
(How does Hillary's vocal advocacy for yoga look, now that it's known to inflate the ego and she's allegedly regularly falling down stairs and currently using a back brace? Who talked her into it? Does anybody care? Come on, how does a former Secretary of State go from talking whatever kind of nonsense produced slavery in Libya to talking the kind of nonsense that has her demonstrating "alternate nasal breathing exercises" as though they're some equal level accomplishment?)