Oh come on man! You can't seriously think there isn't a marketing campaign!!! They are trying to sanitize the image of TM and sell it to everyone they can - they are even starting to distance themselves from Marshy if you believe the stuff in that NY Times article last week.
________________________________ From: "sri...@ymail.com" <sri...@ymail.com> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Sunday, March 3, 2013 2:18 PM Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Transcendental Meditation â€“ becoming popular again there is no marketing campaign at present,and there has not been for years. I have heard there is some planning for one, not to create the false impression that I have any expectation of rationality from yourself but these people are not remotely the "TMO" I guess people like this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kat_Denning are too OLD for your taste lol --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb wrote: > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb wrote: > > > > > On 03/03/2013 07:26 AM, merlin wrote: > > > > > > > > http://kennethwestlee.com/2013/02/28/transcendental-meditation-becoming-popular-again/ > > > > > > > > [snip] > > > > Then I discovered TM (Transcendental Meditation). The > > > > first thing I learned was, The Beatles did it. Then I > > > > learned Jim Carey, Russell Brand, Oprah Winfrey, Ellen > > > > DeGeneres, Russell Simmons, Clint Eastwood, Dr. Oz, > > > > and lots of CEOs of Fortune 500 companies practice > > > > and advocate like mad for TM. > > > > One of the things that amazes me about the people who > > keep forwarding articles like this is that they don't > > seem to realize that everyone on their lists of "famous" > > meditators is OLD AS FUCK. > > > > The youngest on this list is Russell Brand, at 38. Ellen > > DeGeneris is 55. Dr. Oz is 53. Oprah is 59. Jim Carrey > > is 51. The Beatles are so old that many people under the > > age of 25 have never heard of them. > > > > Put aside the absurdity of deciding to learn a technique > > of meditation because a famous person says so. That's so > > retarded as not to require comment. But to pretend that > > TM is "becoming popular again" when the only people they > > can come up with to shill for it are OLD AND IN THE WAY, > > and in many cases old enough to be the parents, grand- > > parents, and (with the Beatles) even great-grandparents > > of kids these days? That's kinda pathetic. > > > > Try to imagine TMers trying to pitch this shit to people > > of high school age or early college age who may well have > > heard of NONE of these people, let alone be impressed by > > what they might think of anything. Kids these days would > > look at them as if they were insane. And with reason. > > Seriously, am I the only person here who has noticed > that there is something seriously OFF about the TMO's > marketing campaign? > > Its *entire* focus is to attract OLD people, OLD people > with MONEY, and to entice them to contribute money so > that TM can be *imposed* on either young people who have > no interest in it because it's less hip that bell-bottom > pants, or "people at risk" who are in prison, suffering > from PTSD, or otherwise impaired? > > And *this* is the technique/philosophy that is going to > "change the world," and make it a better place? Isn't > that a process that traditionally falls to the *youth* > of a nation to do? > > Suppose that when you were a teen or a young adult some > OLD people had come along and, in your schools or wherever > it might have been taught, had *imposed* TM on you? What > do you think would be the likelihood of you still being > a TMer? And yet THAT is what the people who keep touting > the TMO's marketing scheme seem to believe, or at the > very least, profess to believe. > > Me, I kinda think that these are the fantasies of OLD > people who cannot relate to young people *at all*, and > as a result base all of their sales pitches on an appeal > to OLD people like themselves, trying to get them to "do > what is right" for all these poor, young folks who aren't > OLD enough or smart enough to make decisions for themselves. > > Yeah, THAT sure worked with "Just Say No" and other such > OLD PERSON fantasies trying to impose themselves on my > generation. I cannot help but believe it's going to be > just about as successful with a new generation. >