Sunday, August 05, 2007

Maharishi Slinks Back Into the U.K.

File under: The Siddhi of PR and Wackadoo Gurus

You may remember a few years back when that mad old coot in Holland got even more crazy than usual and pulled his "blessings" from the whole country of the United Kingdom when they re-elected Tony Blair, making one of the most grandiose statements we've ever heard any guru make in the process:
“TM™ is a gift from me to those who want to create peace and harmony in the world.”
Well apparently, it's all good now:
The trigger for Maharishi to reopen his organisation in Britain came when he heard a review of the policies of the new Prime Minister, Mr Gordon Brown, and his Government. These included the fact that one of the first measures introduced by Mr Brown was to initiate a change of Parliamentary procedures so that the Commons has a formal say on the deployment of Armed Forces abroad, so that the Prime Minister could not unilaterally take the country to war.
Way to put the spin on the fact that TM™ needs access to as many rubes as possible, including those who elect political leaders who wouldn't pay the Maharishi any mind were he to lead the London Philharmonic in a rousing rendition of God Save The Queen in the middle of the freeway.

But as ever, that little old, shriveled up monument to irrelevance is still as grandiose as any mental hospital inmate who believes he is Napoleon:
Maharishi emphasised that he did not want it to go down in history that his Movement had fed the destroyers of the world. At that time, Maharishi was adopting countries that were more positive in order to make them invincible – totally immune to negative – through the application of his scientifically validated programme to enhance positive trends in society
Instead, he will go down in history as that greedy, grandiose and utterly ineffectual liar about the so-called effects of his facilely reconstituted "Vedic" nonsense who had a few weeks being famous when he stuck his head up the ass of the Beatles in the late sixties.

[Source: TM-Free Blog]

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At 8/06/2007 9:59 AM, Anonymous Pug said...

Just when you think he can't get any nuttier, he does! Maharishi is the Haile Selassie of the Age of Enlightenment, the Emperor of the World!

At 8/09/2007 9:58 AM, Blogger yomamma said...

I feel sorry for old Maha, he don't get so many comments. He poped up on CNN when George Harrison died ( never one to miss a golden marketing opportunity) But unfortunately I think he really is sincere. And don't underestimate him , anyone who can muster up a fair ammount of money can have political clout. my guess is that he has some shell organization that donates. Granted he ain't as popular as Amma, but he's not really a Space Daddy, He's more of a, This Space for Rent Daddy.


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