The Enlightened Obama?

Posted: Jun 12, 2008 2:35 PM
The Enlightened Obama?

“What Barack Obama has accomplished is the single most extraordinary event that has occurred in the 232 years of the nation’s political history. The event itself is so extraordinary that another chapter could be added to the Bible to chronicle its significance,” declared Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. of Chicago.

Really? I guess by his assessment, the Emancipation Proclamation and Civil War would pale by comparison, as would the assassinations of Lincoln, Kennedy and King. I could go on, but you get my point. A little hyperbole in an emotional moment might be forgiven except for that last part: Another chapter in the Bible for Barack Obama? Shall we pair him with Moses or the Apostle Paul? Would he be part of the Revelation of the end times or was he present at creation?

As thousands swoon at rallies, cheering even as Obama blows his nose and declares, “I am confident we can create a kingdom right here on earth,” I have watched with agitation and concern. Have people lost their sense of God to such a degree that they would virtually worship a presidential candidate?

Still, it’s one thing for adoring crowds to swoon, quite another for the object of the swooning, to declare himself the Democratic candidate, then boldly proclaim:

I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment…

When we began to provide care for the sick and give jobs to the jobless.

This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal….

This was the moment, this was the time….

All this delivered to the backdrop of applause and emotion matching his increasingly fevered pitch until it reached a crescendo which nearly drowned the candidate out.

But no adulation could top that of San Francisco Chronicle writer, Mark Moford, who exuded in his article, “Is Obama an Enlightened Being?”:

Barack Obama isn’t really one of us. Not in the normal way, anyway … it’s not merely his youthful vigor, or handsomeness, or even inspiring rhetoric … It is something more … a sort of powerful luminosity, a unique high-vibration integrity.

Dismiss it if 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…

Many spiritually-advanced people I know 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 casually help usher in a new way of being on the planet…. 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.

“I believe in Barack Obama,” declared a supporter. “It’s almost like a revival for a lot of people’s souls,” extolled another.

“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for!” bellowed Obama to an earlier fawning crowd.

If he can slow the rise of the oceans and bring healing to the earth, then maybe he does deserve his own chapter in the Bible. If he can teach us a “new way of being on the planet” and inspire the San Francisco Chronicle to opine about the possibility of a god, then maybe this is the most remarkable political event in our 232-year history.

But, if I had to guess, I would say that the oceans will rise and fall in spite of his nomination. The planet will be healed only when the one who really controls it brings human history to a close. And the American people are putting their trust in a political savior who cannot save … a “Lightworker” who will, in fact, bring only darkness.