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Barack Obama a Lightworker?

San Francisco Chronicle columnist Barack Obama Lightworker Mark Morford has perhaps the kookiest explanation for Barack Obama’s rise that I’ve yet seen.

No, it’s not merely his youthful vigor, or handsomeness, or even inspiring rhetoric. It is not fresh ideas or cool charisma or the fact that a black president will be historic and revolutionary in about a thousand different ways. It is something more. Even Bill Clinton, with all his effortless, winking charm, didn’t have what Obama has, which is a sort of powerful luminosity, a unique high-vibration integrity.

Dismiss it all you like, but I’ve heard from far too many enormously smart, wise, spiritually attuned people who’ve been intuitively blown away by Obama’s presence – not speeches, not policies, but sheer presence – to say it’s just a clever marketing ploy, a slick gambit carefully orchestrated by hotshot campaign organizers who, once Obama gets into office, will suddenly turn from perky optimists to vile soul-sucking lobbyist whores, with Obama as their suddenly evil, cackling overlord.

Here’s where it gets gooey. 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.

This strikes me as somewhat implausible. Then again, Lightworkers have their own website, where you can become a member for free (although training manuals are extra).

Through the miracle of Google, I see a discussion from February that points out that, “There is one candidate still left in this race who is an Earth Ally. His name is Barack Obama. Yes, thats right. Barack Obama is an Earth Ally. He is a light worker. He is a being of light. He is not conscious of this, but subconsciously he is. His speeches of change and hope are evidence of this. He is the candidate the Galactic Federation of Light would like to win.” It is also noted that “Obama is a Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) member. The CFR IS THE ILLUMINATI!”

Fascinating!

Interestingly, charges that Fred Thompson was a light worker were harmful to his campaign. Go figure.

Story via memeorandum. Image via Villainous Company.

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Comments

  1. Eneils Bailey says:

    Move over, Jesus Christ, and while you are moving, get the hell outta here.

    The new, improved, up-to-date Messiah strolls among us.

    Having lived in San Francisco for two years, I can understand why this makes sense to the extreme left:

    Dismiss it all you like, but I’ve heard from far too many enormously smart, wise, spiritually attuned people who’ve been intuitively blown away by Obama’s presence – not speeches, not policies, but sheer presence –

    Yeah, bet all those folks lived in San Francisco.

    That statement is so hollow, superficial,and meaningless, I can understand why those folks eat it up. It integrates into their very core basic belief; which can be explained in a Barrack Obama speech. What did he say? Don’t know. He said it good. Looked good. Used good English. Smiled a lot. What did he say? I don’t know. But I am going to vote for him.
    Change…Yah…

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  2. SamFromUtah says:

    What did he say? Don’t know. He said it good. Looked good. Used good English. Smiled a lot. What did he say? I don’t know. But I am going to vote for him.

    Aha – he’s not the next Jesus, he’s the next Reagan.

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  3. Zelsdorf Ragshaft III says:

    Reagan has a resume with some substance. Obama was a community organizer. Reagan was Governor of the most populous state for 8 years. Reagan fought all of his life against what Obama represents.

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  4. Eneils Bailey says:

    And I don’t think Reagan ever attended a Church that featured “The White Liberation Theology.”

    Never saw him attend a church where the parishioners jumped up, hand-slapped, butt-bumped, shouted , and rejoiced over racial discordance.
    A resume he did have, Obama has his…. er…ummm…ok.. a good smile…

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  5. William d'Inger says:

    Bwaaa. Ha! Ha! Ha! Haaaaaaaaa ….!!! Pass the magic mushrooms, Sunflower. I haven’t heard crap this wacko since the Summer of Love. I’ll bet those nuts lay around taking wine enemas by the light of the full moon. Whoa, if I laugh any harder, I’ll require a shot off grandma’s oxygen tank.

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  6. Buck says:

    While we’re comparing Obama and Reagan, why not compare him to Bush also?

    As has been stated, Obama lacks a resume. Are any of you familiar with Bush’s resume? Pretty much consists of one failure after another. (The Google – it’s our friend.)

    And, yes, Bush has traveled further than Obama. But Bush was carried most of the way. Obama walked it with his own two feet.

    Those darn facts just keep getting in the way, huh?

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  7. anjin-san says:

    Zelsdorf… Among other things, Reagan was a pretty cool guy. That almost certainly means he would not have liked you. Don’t presume to speak for him…

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  8. Cyrus says:

    Reagan fought all of his life against what Obama represents.

    Wow. I know Reagan kicked off his campaign with a “state’s rights” speech in a city famous for the murders of civil rights activists, but still, that’s a pretty harsh thing to say about him there.

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  9. Len says:

    Reagan fought all of his life against what Obama represents.

    Not a very nice thing to say about Ronnie Reagan. I thought you folks were supposed to like him.

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  10. Funny how comparisons to Chauncey Gardner aren’t made a little more often with respect to Senator Obama. He offers the same pablum that is interpreted by people to mean whatever it is they want to hear, seemed to come out of nowhere, and, now, he can apparently walk on water as well.

    I’d like to think this all was a joke, but having read Mark Morford before, I think he’s serious. It’s not just the New Age (pronounced to rhyme with sewage) aspect of this that is so creepy but the sheer desire to be hubristically delusional on his part that worries me most.

    How much human evolution does Mr. Morford think he has actually witnessed thus far in his lifetime? Maybe, if Senator Obama was really going to help us evolve, he might try to appeal to those portions of our brains beyond the limbic system. But hey, that’s just me talking.

    Anyone have any idea what Mr. Morford thinks he means by spiritually advanced people? Excluding the religious nuts, of course.

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  11. vnjagvet says:

    TRoosevelt: One two-year term NY Governor
    FDR: One four year term NY Governor
    Reagan: Two four year terms California Governor
    GWB: Two four year terms Texas Governor

    Not bad company, Buck.

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  12. jukeboxgrad says:

    “What did he say? I don’t know. But I am going to vote for him.”

    People do things for emotional reasons. Supposedly rational people making supposedly rational decisions are deeply influenced by emotion.

    Obama’s appeal is deeply emotional. There’s nothing wrong with that, and it’s not particularly unusual. JFK appealed to emotion. Reagan appealed to emotion. For years, Bush, Rove and the GOP have especially relied on appeals to emotion. The key difference is the GOP has recently been exciting and exploiting negative emotions (fear, mostly). Obama excites positive emotions.

    The GOP’s main strategy against him is to claim he’s scary. This strategy is going to backfire because it will only serve to remind people that the GOP is all about fear, and that he is the opposite of that. Likewise for all the comments about him and his supporters which only serve to reveal that the commenter is cynical, bitter and mean-spirited. Most people don’t miss Nixon (although Bush has done a good job of making Nixon look good).

    “Bush was carried most of the way.”

    Indeed. Some people are born on third base and then try to take credit for hitting a home run.

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  13. datenrettung says:

    I like Hillary more then Obama.Thanks for sharing this deferent picture of Obama.

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  14. Andy says:

    The Thompson line was really, really good.

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  15. Rick DeMent says:

    “And I don’t think Reagan ever attended a Church that featured “The White Liberation Theology.”

    Then again Reagan never attended church.

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  16. mannning says:

    “Light” I agree with, but not Lightworker. More like an empty suit, with a red halo.

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  17. dbt says:

    Of course, Reagan made critical decisions with the help of an astrologist, while this is just what a couple of irrelevant loons think of Obama….

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