The message and the parallelism is that you are responsible for choosing your leader. I've no sympathy for the American people for bringing George Bush to the world as well as for the SoI members for following a twit. Hokey?
Hi Dharmabum, I laughed again at your joke!
As far as Bush goes; half the people in America don’t think he was really elected democratically – that the election was fixed….
I know it’s popular to think that Americans are all stupid and spawned from the Jerry Springer Show, but it’s not true.
I also think that while we need to take responsibility for our choices, we periodically make missteps. Here’s the thing. It’s human nature to be fooled at least once. We are fooled all the time by advertisers, politicians, doctors, spouses, con men, magicians... People lie. We can’t always tell. We eat the lies for many reasons. We paid out a lot of money, invested, already cast the vote, don’t want to face the truth, need to protect someone, don’t want to feel a fool, or enjoy the illusion for awhile.
Siddha’s cult was very pleasant to be in for a time. A fine illusion for easy marks; kids still influenced by drugs. The call of spirituality was a side effect of the drugs… so why couldn’t this cool guy have made it to Godhead? We were in the Age of Aquarius, right? If he could make it, he could guide us, right? We could make it too.
The drug effects that were replaced by this new religion wore off. In time, the contradictions became more and more apparent. It’s not like I was so strong and bright with lots of guts...… I was scared to leave. What if he really WAS a pure devotee? What if I was wrong? What if I really would die spiritually? It took some time to think this through. It took forgiving myself for being an idiot. It took trusting my inner authority. I eventually figured it out and was willing to face the truth. It was a cult. Chris Butler is a narcissistic fraud.
I recently rented the film- Lucky # Slevin
. There is a great quote. I copied it in my journal and titled it ‘Lesson to Self’: “My father used to say, “The first time somebody calls you a horse, you punch ‘em on the nose. The second time somebody calls you a horse, you call ‘em a jerk. But the third time somebody calls you a horse, well, then perhaps it’s time to go shopping for a saddle.” I didn’t go shopping for a saddle. I went shopping for a mirror and changed my whole life for the better.
They say most people are weak and sheep-like. I guess those types will always be followers. I doubt Chris Butler will have much of a lasting legacy. I don’t even think he needs his followers now. He certainly has enough dough to retire on and live his life independent of his sheeple. The rest-- the adulation, worship, and money to play politics is just icing on his cake, salsa on his chips, hoisin sauce on his Chinese dumpling.