Monday, September 22, 2008

Deepak Chopra Reveals Sarah Palin

Physician, author, and New Age philosopher Deepak Chopra wrote an amazing piece recently on why some Americans are so enthralled with Sarah Palin. She is, he argues, the other side of Barack Obama, a vehicle for a certain segment of the population to express their prejudices in a more-or-less positive manner. At least that's the way I interpret his remarks. Judge for yourselves with the following segment taken from Obama and the Palin Effect:

"She is the reverse of Barack Obama, in essence his shadow, deriding his idealism and turning negativity into a cause for pride. In psychological terms the shadow is that part of the psyche that hides out of sight, countering our aspirations, virtue, and vision with qualities we are ashamed to face: anger, fear, revenge, violence, selfishness, and suspicion of “the other.” For millions of Americans, Obama triggers those feelings, but they don’t want to express them. He is calling for us to reach for our higher selves, and frankly, that stirs up hidden reactions of an unsavory kind."

That's powerful truth, Dr. Chopra!

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