There are many terrible things happening. First, there is a phenomenon my friend Tim made me aware of last night. Local PBS here in Atlanta (and I’m sure elsewhere) routinely runs infomercials. Last night, some dipshit had an hour block to tell us how to overcome the “seven types” of ADD. If this is what public broadcasting requires to stay on the air, then take it off the air. We have more options for arts and education from more media than we have ever had. Shoot that wounded dog dead.
Need more convincing? Tonight, Deepak Chopra gets an hour of public air time to help us lose weight. There is no worse human being on the planet than jewel-bespectacled new age charlatan Chopra. He’s an industry of bullshit. He is a much worse slimy rich guy than Donald Trump. His cynical feel-good snake oil act manipulates the hopes and good intentions of decent people. Sometimes people who are desperate for comfort, or a way out, or just health and happiness.
Here is a thing he says out loud about Maslow’s hierarchy of needs: “If these needs are not being met in your life, you will inevitably fill them with addictive foods.”
Hahaha! We don’t take anyone seriously who says nonsense like this, right? Right? Please, right? Don’t forget to visit the Deepak Shop on your way out.
I guess he is good at mixing scientific facts with his ‘feels good’ bs that’s why he is popular. And that’s why I think he’s a psycho.
It’s easy to hate Deepak Chopra when you catch him acting like a pig to a woman as esteemed as Dr. Riane Eisler, author of ‘The Chalice & The Blade’ (the millennium’s equal to Darwin’s ‘Origin of the Species’). He was just flat out dismissively rude to her on a talk show and I lost all respect for him after that. Every time he rears his ugly head in public I want to smack those silly diamond-studded specs of his off his swollen cranium.