May as well go all the way.
I haven’t gotten off a good rant in a while, and Yahoo! lobbed me a big, fat, slow-pitch softball that I could hack at.
So, I’m reading the Yahoo! bullet points news and I see this, Myanmar astrologer predicts Obama re-election. And the opening paragraphs go like this, “YANGON (AFP) – A top astrologer in Myanmar Monday predicted ahead of Barack Obama’s inauguration that the US president-elect would win another term in office and that he would escape attempts to harm him.
“Obama will be definitely re-elected again. Leos are born to lead others. His card shows the emperor sign,” San-Zarni Bo, 53, who gives daily predictions on a Myanmar FM radio station, told AFP
Why did they shake out some guy in Myanmar for this info? I know a Brit, ex-pat, astrologer in Oklahoma (Hello Twilight!) that would have been a far better choice than Mr. Bo. Twilight has been all over this for months with Obama.
I also slightly resent the fact that he sees Obama’s success being tied to “Leo” and that Leo is born to lead. If that’s the case, then what the hell happened to George W. Bush, also a Leo? I guess he was born to lead The US right into the ground. Then he gets into Obama’s numerology, being born on the fourth, calling Obama “four born.”
Well, if George Lopez is to be believed at face value, when he said during the innagural concert, that “even if one of us does not serve, the rest suffer” well that “four” feels like an appropriate hammer.
While I am on the case, I am very uncomfortable with all of the Lincoln symbolism and imagery being heaped upon Obama. From Lincoln’s hat being shown at The Smithsonian to Obama taking the train from Illinois like Lincoln, to the events taking place at The Lincoln Center, I find it all just a bit over the top, more-than-slightly manipulative and just a little scary. If one goes too far with the Lincoln effect, well, we’re in John Wilks-Booth territory and that is a scenario that would be the absolute worst for this country. No matter how effective or ineffective Obama will or won’t be, any harm that could come to the man would be devastating and send The US into a deep, political abyss, with damning social overtones, especially if the assailant was caucasian. Luckily, Mr. Bo forsees some close calls, but Obama eludes danger for over eight years. This is one area where I want Mr. Bo to be in the know.
Ironically, when I posted my piece on John Titor and time travel last week, he talked about a “Lincoln-like preisdent that would try to bring the country together, but in his mind and timeline, it would be too late. We’ll see. My biggest concern is Mercury Retrograde during the swearing in. We all know what that’s about on some level and it does not bode well. I actually see it manifesting in the uncovering of corruption during Obama’s term and ultimately the undressing of the corporactic body-poilitique.