One tough part of being a nihilist is dealing with the stream of constant stream of utter, blithering, entirely stupid nonsense – from what pretends to be your side.
Here is the choicest morsel yet from counterpunch.org, on the weekend. Note: if you have principles, you do not, ever, ever, publish this kind of utter and pure insane nonsense.
The idea of a teacher coming forth to share his wisdom and vision of life with humanity at times of crisis and upheaval is of course not new. In the Bhagavad Gita (Book iv, sutra 7 & 8) – the cornerstone of Hinduism – Krishna tells His disciple Arjuna, that “whenever there is a withering of the law and an uprising of lawlessness on all sides, then I manifest myself. For the salvation of the righteous and the destruction of such as do evil, for the firm establishing of the Law, I come to birth age after age.” Looking around this world of ours there would certainly appear to be an “uprising of lawlessness on all sides,” and the implementation of man-made laws, (never mind the adherence to Laws from a ‘higher source’), is definitely withering!
Maitreya, Crème explains, is the head of a large group of perfected, ‘Self-Realised’ individuals, an idea found in a range of esoteric texts. They are collectively known under various names: the Great White Brotherhood, the Society of Illumined Minds, the Elder Brothers of Humanity, the Teachers, the Guides, the Mahatmas, the Masters of Wisdom and the Lords of Compassion. It is from this group of spiritual giants (who we are told, have lived for millennia in the mountains and deserts of the world) according to various sources that the teacher has cyclically emerged down the ages. We are living at the beginning of a new cosmic cycle or age: the ‘Age of Aquarius’. It is at just such an auspicious time that a guide would be expected to come forth, and is indeed hoped for by millions of people – religiously inclined and not.
So what, you say? An obscure, non-paying reprinting service for retired sclerotics and academics can let loose with a bust of echt lunacy, leftover from the most bizarre 60s hippie days, right? Why get so worked up over this?
Because this is supposed to be the voice of the “the Left.” Because no one seems to care about what their cherished political identification gets connected with -this kind of odious, stupefying bilge. Anybody who gives their name, under true and free conditions, to a website that would publish such arrant wingnuttery is letting the cause down, man.
Maitreya, my fucking ass.