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Susan B. Anthony

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Barack Obama: The Case in Which Sexist Deepak Chopra's "Intuition" Failed

Yes, it seems the new age holy man was *wrong.* Barack Obama did not turn out to be the second coming:

It's a sad state of affairs. I loved President Obama. I've met with him, I voted for him and I supported him, but I think he's ineffective at the moment," Chopra tells the racy monthly in excerpts of his feature interview released on Playboy's website.

"I mean, with all the support and the majority in Congress that he had, he couldn't get the health care bill passed comfortably! It's that way with all the things he said he would do. He can't get rolling, he can't get the support. I think Obama should be just a one-term president.

Is anyone surprised? Hello! This is what happens when the electorate hates political women enough to write an offensive tome about Sarah Palin as Barack's "evil shadow??" (Was Chopra serious in that? Or was he trying to create a Freudian caricature of himself??)

Dr. Chopra has lost all credibility as far as I am concerned. His new agey aura cannot hide the sad fact that he is a misogynist who has bought into some mythic nonsense about men as "light" and women as "darkness."

How many times have we heard that kind of B.S.?

And how many times has it gotten us incompetent leadership??


  1. I lost all respect for him long time ago!

  2. Yeah. I know what ya mean. But... this whole anti-female tirade was beyond the pale.

  3. Anonymous9:54 AM

    I used to read Chopra's books. But, when he started cranking them out on a bi-weekly basis, it occurred to me that the so-called spiritual master was less interested in facilitating spiritual healing than in increasing his bank account. In 2008, when he spoke of Obama as some highly evolved spiritual being, I realized that Deepak was not the spiritual superman he pretended to be. Obviously, he hadn't even stayed in a Holiday Inn Express. He was just another hack with an exaggerated opinion of his own importance trying to make a buck. Actually, now that I think about it, he is a whole lot like Obama.


  4. Anonymous9:05 PM

    Plus he talks to Playboy.

    What's next, an interview at a Hooter's table on how the demise of Sambo's restaurants was long overdue?


  5. Freespirit and Lexia... all good points.

    But, is it just the lust for fame and $$$ that destroyed Chopra? Or was it his underlying worldview... namely, that men are "light" (ie. good) and women are "darkness"(ie. evil?)

    When one holds such a distorted world view, one is bound to make critical errors in judgement.

    All of Dr. Chopra's deeply held beliefs come to a head in his little anti-Palin tirade as far as I am concerned. The man who was so proud of his own "spiritual intuition" decries the very nature of intuition itself.

    Sad. Truly sad.

  6. Anonymous11:56 AM

    Agree 100%, SYD.

    Condemnation of half the human race based solely on the body they were born in should be an error serious enough to invalidate anyone's claim to know perfect truth.

    I still find it astonishing that the Catholic, Mormon, Muslim and Southern Baptist religions, all exclusively male-ruled, have any moral authority at all.