And the Nina Burleigh Award* Goes to…

…Mark Morford of the San Francisco Chronicle for Friday’s column “Is Obama an Enlightened Being?” (answer: yes.):

Here’s where it gets gooey. Many spiritually advanced people I know (not coweringly religious, mind you, but deeply spiritual) identify Obama as a Lightworker, that rare kind of attuned being who has the ability to lead us not merely to new foreign policies or health care plans or whatnot, but who can actually help usher in a new way of being on the planet, of relating and connecting and engaging with this bizarre earthly experiment. These kinds of people actually help us evolve. They are philosophers and peacemakers of a very high order, and they speak not just to reason or emotion, but to the soul.

The unusual thing is, true Lightworkers almost never appear on such a brutal, spiritually demeaning stage as national politics. This is why Obama is so rare.

    Is this guy having us on? Wikipedia refers to his “deeply satiric social commentary column,” though this one seems sincere. Hat tip: South Bend Seven.

    * explanation here.


    Posted on Jun 10, 2008 in Cult of the Presidency | Comments

    4 Responses to “And the Nina Burleigh Award* Goes to…”

    1. Posted by: Russell Hanneken - 06/10/2008

      I’ve read Mark Morford’s column occasionally for years. I suppose you could call it satirical. Usually Morford witlessly mocks and caricatures some group of people he hates: the Bush administration, people who vote Republican, religious believers, etc. I absolutely believe he’s sincere in the passage you quoted.

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