Me Me Dances For Donkeys And Elephants
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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's PR ninjas have disseminated the news to the Indian media that he's going to prance in front of big-time politicians and their wonks in Washington D.C. tonight:
The confirmed speakers include Majority Leader of the House of Representatives Steny Hoyer, Delaware Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr and California Congressman Jerry Lewis, according to the Art of Living Foundation.Me Me's message to the dignitaries: the same don't-worry-be-happy bullshit he's rode to his current levels of name and fame in India.
Other Congressmen who will attend the function are Joseph Crowley, Joe Wilson, Diane Watson, Sherrod Brown, Janice Schakowsky, Melissa Bean, Jesse Jackson Jr, Chris Hollen, Jim Gerlach and Frank Pallone.
We imagine when all is said and done, the school-of-hard-knocks warriors who live around the Beltway are not going to be all that impressed. As much as Me Me might like to think otherwise, getting the inner city gangs to hyperventilate themselves into a placebo effect activation will not be as easy as hoodwinking India's burgeoning technology class.
But as always, Me Me comes off the holy peace-bringer and savior despite the utter ineffectualness of his efforts. Perhaps his lust for an ever-increasing amount of name and fame has blinded him to the mistakes of his daddy, the Maharishi, whose eponymous "effect" was supposed to have cured all social ills years ago. Or maybe he's purposefully following in his daddy's footsteps, knowing full well that while there may not be more peace resulting from his visit, he'll still reap the PR cheer and plant his name in that many more minds, which is really what it's all about for the
Update: As of 8:45 PM Mountain Daylight Time, not one American news organization has reported on the launch of Sri Sri's "stress-free, violence-free" initiative yesterday, according to Google news search. We hear this severe failure by the AoL PR ninjas has resulted in 8 acts of harikari.
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