Thursday, September 25, 2008

From Other Sites on the Line: 26 Sep 08

Deepak Chopra: A Spiritual Leftist Spreads His Ignorance

By Shane Borgess of Political Vindication:
Thursday, September 25th, 2008

I first heard of Deepak Chopra years ago from a friend, the book of his she lent to me was what I expected it to be - largely pleas to release limitations and “create” an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. As a new age spiritual guru he’s angling to make millions, and I have to commend him for “creating” that atmosphere of wealth. At some point he uncovered a buried political manifestation, and it’s inspired him to strip naked for all to see his curly haired ideological hatreds. No one needs a robe and a halo to earn a spot on the desultory Huffington Post, but there are times when even I wish I had never endured the ravings of a holy man deranged.

The enlightened Deepak Chopra eschews his pacifistic impulses to savage Sarah Palin, and one can smell the fear that drives the pen. I won’t go through the post line by line, you’ve read it all before if you ever suffered through a Naomi Wolf screed. But there is one section of it I will reproduce if only to explore the ignorance so common in leftists who define their enemies through their own blind prejudices. Notice that the responses from Deepak to the terms he offers say more about him than they do Sarah Palin.

Look at what she stands for:–Small town values — a denial of America’s global role, a return to petty, small-minded parochialism.–Ignorance of world affairs — a repudiation of the need to repair America’s image abroad.–Family values — a code for walling out anybody who makes a claim for social justice. Such strangers, being outside the family, don’t need to be heeded.–Rigid stands on guns and abortion — a scornful repudiation that these issues can be negotiated with those who disagree.–Patriotism — the usual fallback in a failed war.–”Reform” — an italicized term, since in addition to cleaning out corruption and excessive spending, one also throws out anyone who doesn’t fit your ideology. - Huffington Post

It’s a small mind that sees a denial of America’s global role in the values of small town America. Apart from the obvious fact that it’s the left that fights free trade agreements and launches anti-globalization riots, it's small town America that sends its sons and daughters around the world to protect and defend our allies. What is it about the parochial values of modesty, respect and the habit of knowing your neighbors that scares Deepak? He ought to get himself a passport and visit middle America - he might learn humility.

In the next non-sequitor the glowing sensor links a charge of “ignorance” of world affairs to a “repudiation” of the need to repair our image. Conservatives are not above mending relationships with our allies, it just happens that before we can get over to their countries to apologize, they elect pro-American governments! Canada? France? Germany? Italy? Eastern Europe? Africa? About the only places left in this world are those places where we’d rather not pay for the friendship. What is father Chopra willing to give to the North Koreans, Chinese, Iranians, Syrians or Russians so that they’ll like us? I’m afraid he won’t like their parochial values any better than ours.

When you study the leftist movement throughout its history, you’ll see families and the values they hold have always been an impediment to their libertine designs. Why? Because leftists believe that only the state can transform human nature into the pliant proletariat they want. The earliest leftists writers like the Marquis de Sade and the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau demanded that there be no such thing as marriage, or fidelity, and that children be handed to the state by the age of 5. We see that heritage in the attack on marriage today and the fight against parental notification laws. A study of the French Revolution is a bloody lesson in leftist theory. So when anyone hides their contempt for family values by bringing up the nebulous term “social justice”, protect your children and cling to your guns and religion.

Deepak’s impotent retort to “rigid stances” on guns and abortion tells us he’s in no mood to negotiate. If conservatives were as unwilling, there’d be no laws restricting firearms and abortion would be totally outlawed, regardless of the health of the mother. But we recognize abortion as murder and gun ownership as an adult right without which we would not be truly considered a free people. I think what really bothers leftists is that both guns and pro-life positions lead directly to family values! Just ask Levi Johnston!
What is it about patriotism that so unnerves the left? It’s because until Americans learn to pledge loyalty to an international tribunal of philosopher tyrants, we will never evolve beyond petty political partisanship and those damned family values!

These idealists really believe that politics, and the nationalism that begets ‘failed wars’, would end if we abandoned our sovereignty. The problem with that is our nation is the last free nation on earth and the only one willing to fight for those rights. We’re proud of that. So are countless human beings that have been freed from tyranny by our nation. As for the failed war - has the Dali Chopra read a newspaper in the last two years? What war could he be alluding to?
Lastly, the word “reform” has the left squirming. They really have little to fear, it’s not like conservatives are going to starve millions of citizens unwilling to follow our orders, or re-educate everyone who doesn’t think like we do.

Republicans, even those from Alaska, would never institute a fascist government and team up with another country to pin yellow stars on anyone. We won’t erect guillotines, slit throats or hang counter-revolutionaries. We’re not hunting ideologues, we’re cleaning out ideological corruption. You can think anything you want, we’d just all feel a lot safer if you wouldn’t bring your history of terror to America.


  1. The left always looks for the looniest new age gurus to follow. These idiots don't understand the world as it is, but want to make a utopia instead. And they always fail.

  2. Reading Deepak's post over at HP is torture. I don't mind a good argument, but when one starts from such a caricature of their opponents, how do they think they'll ever understand them?

    I mean, that's the point, right - to understand the political world around us so we can make clearer choices?