The following is not taken from a news story. It's part of a column from (wait for it) the San Francisco Chronicle. And, yes, we have crossed paths with this man's work before. So I have no comment on Mark Morford's answer to the question: What's really going on with Obama (no other names needed at this point)?
I have no comment about the headline: "Is Obama an enlightened being? Spiritual wise ones say: This sure ain't no ordinary politician. You buying it?"
Read the thesis for yourself, or a small part of it.
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. And this why he is so often compared to Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., to those leaders in our culture whose stirring vibrations still resonate throughout our short history.
But you gotta wonder, why has, say, the JFK legacy lasted so long, is so vital to our national identity? Yes, the assassination canonized his legend. The Kennedy family is our version of royalty. But there's something more. Those attuned to energies beyond the literal meanings of things, these people say JFK wasn't assassinated for any typical reason you can name. It's because he was just this kind of high-vibration being, a peacemaker, at odds with the war machine, the CIA, the dark side. And it killed him.
Now, Obama. The next step. Another try.
Like I said, I have no comment at all. This is a column by a person whose elevator may or may not stop on all of the floors. I'll let you judge that.
But you know that this is the kind of thing that is going to get people on the other side of the coin -- the Obama is a Muslim and probably the Antichrist side -- rolling in their tiny publications that are read by literally dozens of people (as opposed to a daily newspaper in a major city), until they draw mainstream coverage and then it hits Drudge, talk radio, Colbert Report, etc.
Paging Pat Robertson, where are you Pat Robertson?
So I have no comment on this. But you can watch for updates over at the Obama Messiah site. And perhaps Timothy Noah will bring back his "Obama Messiah Watch" feature at Slate.com, which kept an eye on the media Obama worship front.
OK, here is my comment. Sigh.