by Swami Beyondananda
I was surprised
to see that your name was not among the many candidates who have put
themselves on the ballot for the California recall election.
I mean, there 's Schwartzenegger, Arianna Huffington, Gary
Coleman and I heard that even Father Guido Sarducci was going to give
it a shot. Why not you,
Clearly all the
clowns have already run out on the field, so I am not needed for this
particular gubernatorial circus.
Any one of them -- especially Arnold -- would make a better
goober than me, anyway. Having
appeared in my own lesser-known series of action flicks as the
Turbanator, I can definitely see the appeal of celebrity, although I
must say, turning electoral politics into an expanded episode of
Entertainment Tonight adds an embarrassing insult to an already
gravely-injured body politic.
that a problem can never be solved at the level it was created, so
maybe we need to rethink the entire concept of electing a governor.
Instead of being stuck at the level of growling dogmas and
uncivil defensiveness, why not simply write out a job description, and
see who qualifies? If the electoral process is going to be turned into a
made-for-TV "reality " show with its own "action figure, " why
don 't we find an action figure who 'll actually act in our behalf?
And if we 're going to have a circus, then let 's find a
ringmaster who 'll truly create a Big Top big enough to include all?
I am a marriage
counselor, and over the past several years I 've noticed a disturbing
phenomenon. It used to be
that one partner would have an affair, and this triangle would often
destroy the marriage. But
lately, I 've been noticing a trend where both partners
simultaneously get tangled up with someone else, and it wrecks the
marriage. What do you
make of this?
Stone Mountain, Georgia
certainly adds another side to the triangle, doesn 't it.
Sounds like a wreck-tangle to me.
we 've been hearing about this Age of Aquarius they talk about, but
look what we 've got -- perpetual warfare, the makings of a police
state, economic and environmental degradation. Where 's the harmony and understanding? The sympathy and trust?
Are we dealing with dyslexic astrology, or is this a cruel
joke? When can we expect
this Age of Aquarius, anyway?
Yes, this is a
Frequently Asked Question, all right.
Everywhere I go in this country, people are saying, "I coulda
sworn I voted for West Wing? How 'd
we end up with the Sopranos? " Well,
the good news is, the Age of Aquarius is indeed on its way -- but
first we must go through the Age of Nefarious -- because, hey,
doesn 't any good quest involve a test?
And we can shorten the time frame of the Nefarian Age with our
conscious, loving, laughing actions.
How do I know? Well,
I posed the very same question in a recent meditation, and the answer
I got can only be described as a channeled message from the Fifth
the goon moves into Lincoln 's House
stupider aligns with Mars
greed will rule the planet
fe-ear obscure the stars
is a warning, it 's the Age of Nefarious
Age of Nefarious .... Nefarious ... Nefarious
and trust don 't count here
a twisted cynic mission
to tell a brand new vision
for fusion 'stead of fission
Nefarious ... to Aquarius
the sun shine
the sun shine in
sun shine in
the sun shine (solar power)
the sun shine in (transparency in government!)
the Son shine (the Divine light of Soular power)
Son shine in (the real heart of Jesus -- it 's do unto others,
George, not doodoo)
it shine ....
© 2003 Steve Bhaerman. All
Swami Keeps His Turban on in California Gubernatorial Race
Steve Bhaerman. May be
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To join the Right To Laugh Party or help create a job
description for California 's Governor, visit Swami online at
call (800) SWAMI-BE.
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