Monday, November 13, 2006

More Peace = Dumb Papers

FIle under: The Siddhi of PR

Two-time presidential loser and lapsed scientist John Hagelin has been claiming credit for the Maharishi's phalanx of ass-bouncing meditators for everything good in the world. The Dow is up, the Dems are in power, and Britney Spears is divorcing the lame dude. Now, add the dumbing down of major metropolitan newspapers. That's the only possible reason for this lame excuse for reporting:
Good vibrations are humming from Maharishi University in Fairfield, Iowa, to points all over the world. Because Minneapolis is just 350 miles from the university, the good vibes have been getting here sooner than they've arrived in Washington or Baghdad.
Something must happen in transit between Fairfield and Baghdad, 'cause those "peace" vibes are obviously ending up as gnarly war vibes.

The fact that the Star Tribune of Minneapolis/St. Paul would publish something seemingly written by a junior high yearbook correspondent with a David Lynch poster on his bedroom wall makes it all too clear why newspapers are going the way of the dinosaur.

Update: Here's another piece of major American newspaper reportage that reads like a press release for the Happy-Go-Lucky-Wish-It-Well-With-Unicorns! club.


At 11/14/2006 8:11 AM, Blogger facedog said...

I remember watching a musical nearly 20 years ago, written and directed by John Hagelin, that was supposed to tell the story of how the creation came about or something. I'm pretty sure there were guys dressed up as sub-atomic particles waving their hands to represent energy and singing, "Veda Hum, I am the Veda."

Or maybe I am remembering the musical that Maharishi wrote and directed. Either way, they were both as goofy as a dog's ass and equal to the quality of these news reports.

At 11/14/2006 7:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so, old deeppockets has climbed the pyramid after all.

My buddy got a call to be his moderator when he rolled through town and ol deeppockets got an a+ for hipness what with designer jeans and cool sneekers and even rhinstone rimmed glasses.

and damn did he lob some softballs on the audience. and he did not do the guru thing at all. way too slick for that. but does that make him better than an orthodox bhakti teacher? different flaws don't praise make.


At 11/15/2006 12:36 PM, Blogger CHUCK said...

Easy, I caint understand a thang you say. What the hell you mean? What you smokin?


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