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The Realistic Mystic

Talk about an oxymoron.

You have to wonder if Mike did it on purpose.  I mean he has to know that “realism” and “mysticism” don’t really go together.  Doesn’t he?  You can’t be a realist and a mystic at the same time.  Can you?  I don’t think so.  I guess I should have asked him, but he looked a little busy.  Reading those Tarot cards must consume a lot of mental energy.

I wonder if he does it for politicians, too?  I suppose some of the things that they say could be classified as “realistic mysticism”.  Or maybe “enigmatic truth”.  Same thing, I think.

Actually, the politicians don’t really need Mike.  They’ve been doing the same thing he’s doing for years and years.  In fact, he probably took lessons from them.  Set up your little card table, read the cards, and spit out some “mysterious truth”.  Nothing to it.

For me, the truly “mystical” thing is that most of the electorate believes them.


2 Responses to “The Realistic Mystic”

  1. meanderingpassage

    It’s as much about listening and then building upon what the person wants to hear as anything…your right very much like politicians! Just keep talking and most people will only consider those points that suit their own purpose or agenda. Harmless when considered as entertainment but dangerous when people get sucked into it wanting someone else to guide their lives.

    • Paul Maxim

      You’re absolutely right, Earl. We all want a little “guidance” every now and then, but too many people want a lot of it all the time. I guess it’s easier than actually using your head to think about what’s going on………..


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