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Jul 1st 2008

Part-time messiah, full-time lightworker

From the San Francisco Chronicle (where else?): Is Obama an enlightened being?

Barack Obama isn’t really one of us. Not in the normal way, anyway.

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.

Change A Lightworker We Can Believe In! ™

Hat tip: James Kirchick.

4 Responses to “Part-time messiah, full-time lightworker”

  1. Larry Croix

    I assume that a large amount of intellectual plagiarism goes on in the blogosphere, but I thought AE might be an exception–if you are going to rip off Michelle Malkin’s posts (and, yes, probably many others ripped it off, and maybe she did too for all I know/care), you could have at least done it when the news was current–that is, about a month ago.

  2. doug


    I assume that a large amount of false accusations of intellectual plagiarism are carelessly thrown about by those who comment on blogs, but I thought that you might be an exception — if you are going to accuse me of ripping off Michelle Malkin’s posts, you could have at least clicked on the hat tip link…which would send you to a post from James Kirchick at The New Republic. That’s where I heard about Obama’s messianic lightworking.

  3. larry

    I checked the link, and you were right. Your comment transformed itself into thought-provoking, current material, that hadn’t already been covered to death nearly a month ago. My apologies.

  4. doug

    Heh. Well, better late than plagiarized. 😉