Monday, September 15, 2008

Deepak Chopra has words about Palin

Deepak Chopra has blogged on Palin.

It's worth a read:
[Gov. Palin] 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....

I recognize that psychological analysis of politics is usually not welcome by the public, but I believe such a perspective can be helpful here to understand Palin’s message.

I know it isn't popular here, but I think it fuels the attitude in South Dakota as well...

Ohio and South Dakota are tied for last in a new state-by-state ranking [analyzing]... laws dealing with gay rights and reproductive rights.

A conservative Republican legislator from South Dakota, Sen. Lee Schoenbeck, described the results as "a badge of honor." "I'd have been disappointed if we'd finished any higher than last," he said.

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