Tuesday, August 31, 2010

American Savitri Eran

 “Something that is beyond man is happening,” Mr. Beck told the crowd, in what was part religious revival and part history lecture. “America today begins to turn back to God.”]

So said Glenn Beck at his rally this weekend. And as I reflect on this rally, treating it as a symptom of our current historical circumstances, I wonder if there isn’t a way in which he is right. This thesis, that it isn’t about politics, but rather about God, sounds remarkably like Hegel’s description of Stoicism and Unhappy Consciousness in The Phenomenology of Spirit. …
In suggesting that it is not about politics, but about God, Beck seems to be suggesting something similar. His point seems to be that so long as we strive to change our social and economic world, so long as we try to take our fate in hands through political engagement, we are doomed to frustration. Far better, he says, to turn away from the earthly world of politics and place our lives in the hands of God.]

Savitri Erans hold the clue to the Beyond Man domain and they must gear up to steal a march on the traditional players. [TNM]

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