This is gonna be short, but I figure it's good for a laugh. There's a short piece in today's Boston Globe
GUATEMALA CITY --Mayan priests will purify a sacred archaeological site to eliminate "bad spirits" after President Bush visits next week, an official with close ties to the group said Thursday.
"That a person like (Bush), with the persecution of our migrant brothers in the United States, with the wars he has provoked, is going to walk in our sacred lands, is an offense for the Mayan people and their culture,"
Juan Tiney, the director of a Mayan nongovernmental organization with close ties to Mayan religious and political leaders, said Thursday.
Gee do ya think?
Tiney said the "spirit guides of the Mayan community" decided it would be necessary to cleanse the sacred site of "bad spirits" after Bush's visit so that their ancestors could rest in peace. He also said the rites -- which entail chanting and burning incense, herbs and candles -- would prepare the site for the third summit of Latin American Indians March 26-30.
I've often thought that whoever gets into the White House in 2008 should have some sort of "cleansing" ritual to rid it of the evil that has resided there since 2000. The pain, suffering and destruction wrought by Bush, Cheney, et al, is something that will take many years to fix.
Seems like the Mayans are on the right track.
Apologies to all that I won't be here to respond and comment. I'm on my way out the door for a quick weekend getaway. But when I read this, I laughed out loud.
Of course, that it is also tragic that we have a leader who is so hated by the world is cause for alarm and sadness. But sometimes you've just gotta laugh at the pure ridiculousness of the situation and be glad that there's folks like the Mayans who aren't afraid to call Bush for what he is.
Cheers to all, have a great weekend. And keep that incense burnin'!!