Oprahfication


08 Jun 2008 01:31 pm

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“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” - Barack Obama, Super Tuesday

If birds of a feather do stick together, Barack Obama is flying with a particularly loathsome flock. Is it simply that Obama needed to ingratiate himself with the Chicago political machine in order to be politically viable? Or does he really ascribe to the black nationalism and hatred of whites of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the extremism of Father Pfleger, the anti-Americanism of William Ayers and the corruption of Tony Rezko?

With the appointment of Eric Holder to Obama’s vice presidential search committee more questions arise.

The choice of associates, past and present, doesn’t jibe very well with the hope and change theme of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.

Who, among the appointees, friends and associates of Barack Obama will join him in lowering the level of the oceans, healing the world and making schools work? Will the Lightworker accomplish this feat himself? Is he the reincarnated Mother Teresa?

Even Bill Clinton, with all his effortless, winking charm, didn’t have what Obama has, which is a sort of powerful luminosity, a unique high-vibration integrity….

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….

…we are finally truly ready for another Lightworker to step up.

Those of us who are grounded in the Holy Bible may have the discernment to recognize the rainmen, the false prophets and used car salesmen that come along, promising the fabulous new day. This past years’ evolution of Barack Obama from Chicago crony and lightweight into a new age Lightworker tells us more about the hopes of the deluded, Anyone but Bush crowd than it does about the ObamaMessiah, who for twenty years attended a church that steeped itself in hatred of our country and the white citizens in it.

For others, like Oprah, who prefer a more cafeteria style of spiritualism, Obama’s just alright with her. Oprah is euphoric over Obama’s win.

So to the supporters of Barack Obama (the media and journalists as well as Democrats) he is the Second Coming of Camelot, the Anti-Bush, The Solar Hero and to the French, The Good American.
To Jesse Jackson Jr., Barack Obama’s win is of such major significance that, according to him, a new chapter should be added to the Bible.

Mythmaking usually comes after a great act of a heroic character but in these latter days, the Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermanns have gone all tingly in the legs and silly in their heads in their hopes for the presidency of Obama. They ascribe to Barack Obama the great solution to the Bush problem, Perseus, holding the head of Medussa and a reasonable man who will reach out to Iran’s leaders instead of the wrongful, militaristic, paleo policy of Bush/Israel.

The Obama campaign has been running against President Bush for the past eighteen months. Now they seek to cast John McCain as a third term of Bush. This enchants the BDS crowd, gives suckle to their creed and allows Obama to ignore McCain’s difference to Bush on the issues.

It keeps Obama in his vaunted place of glory.

What neighborhood does Barack Obama live in or does he even need shelter over his blessed head?

UPDATE: Some heart-broken Hillary supporters may see Obama as a trophy wife. The Anchoress explains why.

04 Jun 2006 11:50 pm

Oprah visited our city today and ate lunch at my parents favorite Sunday after church destination, Calico County.

It was a busy day with family so I didn’t make it to church. I babysat and ran around town with my daughter and son-in-law. We decided to go to Starbucks for some coffee and to see my youngest daughter who works there. She told us Oprah was seen at a local restaurant (Calico County) in our city for lunch.

Since we were close to the restaurant we drove over to it but it was already 4:20 and she wasn’t there. My daughter went in to Calico County while my son-in-law and I stayed in the car with my sleeping grandson. She bought some of their famous cinnamon rolls and asked the woman who waited on her if Oprah had been there and she told her yes, Oprah had been there for lunch with her production crew.

Oprah came to our city to do some filming of Hurricane Katrina evacuees and had visited a local church this morning and then went out to Calico County.

My parents love to go to Calico County nearly every Sunday so I called them to see if they had been there today (it’s their usual Sunday dinner place) and sure enough, they were there today and had been seated at a table right next to where Oprah stood to take pictures with the locals but they didn’t know who she was.

Oprah posed for a few pictures and signed some autographs. My parents just thought she was a local celebrity.

When I told my daughter that my parents hadn’t recognized Oprah she was shocked.

I reminded her of the time a few years ago when we had been in Chicago visiting my cousin. She was a member of the Chicago Yacht Club and had taken us out to it. While she was showing me around the club my daughters were in the bar/lounge area and met the late Harry Caray who was also a member of the Yacht Club.

They shook his hand but didn’t know who he was or his significance. When my Dad heard about that he was astounded that they didn’t know about the great Harry Caray.

When I identified Harry Caray to my daughters as the play by play broadcaster of the Chicago Cubs baseball games who was also calling the plays when Ferris, Sloane and Cameron went to see the game in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off they finally got it.

I doubt I can help my parents relate to Oprah by explaining that she was in A Color Purple or has a television show. They’ve never heard of her.

Just a funny generational story.

My daughter asked the woman at Calico County what Oprah had for lunch and she told her…… Grilled chicken, pinto beans, steamed broccoli and rice.

UPDATE: Here’s the local news report. I note that I was able to report what was on Oprah’s plate but the reporter in this article reports that Oprah’s friend, Gayle is traveling with her. Who is Gayle King?

More Updates: Gathering Footage? Oprah was busy crashing wedding receptions in Tulsa, Oklahoma this weekend. (before she came to Fort Smith)

Oprah and Gayle King are featured in this article.