Leave it to MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e to be the prophets of the age. Â In 1989 they recorded their high-test Doctor Feelgood disc that contained the lead single by the same name. Â Besides being a musical treat, the song foretells (or retells) a very old story. Â Living amongst us, in the pit of our deepest worries, is the man that can make it all go away. Â We arenâ€™t necessarily certain as to how he actually does it, but we really want to believe that he can do it. Â Even if itâ€™s a hoax, that is just fine. Â We need a visit, every once-in-awhile, from the good Doctor Feelgood. Â It is the messianic story. Â And he is the agent in Joseph Campbellâ€™s Hero with a Thousand Faces. The chorus of the tune goes like this:
Let him soothe your soul, just take his hand
Some people call him an evil man
Let him introduce himself real good
He’s the only one they call â€˜Feelgoodâ€™
So, what does Dr. Feelgoodâ€™s tell us? Please, pull up a chair.
- All of our overwrought fears are completely unwarranted, senseless and harmful.
- We can all lock arms and work in a symphonic fashion to solve for any issues we might face.
- The data is â€œon his sideâ€ and that he (Dr. Feelgood) has a Gnostic understanding of its meaning.
- Everyoneâ€™s interests are being considered and no difficult trade-offs must be made.
- The Promised Land is right around the corner, just let him work their magic.
- The notion of Evil is silly and outdated, and the only enemy we really have is ourselves.
- The reason we are in trouble is that we have outdated beliefs that can be easily dismissed.
- We have been duped by the other guys, who do not have our best interests at heart.
- Our feelings of being oppressed are completely justified, and we really are the victims.
- The fate of humanity is one paved with love and simplicity and peace and hope and goodness.
Gosh, that all feels so good doesnâ€™t it? Â I, for one, feel better already.Â We can be 100% worry-free just by accepting these ten very easy-to-follow steps. Â Just let him soothe your soul! Â In faith, just take his handâ€¦
He is our only hope.
And that would be true, but for the existence of one small detail that we might want to ponder for just a moment.
The fact that some people call him an Evil Man does not make it not so.
Our kindergartners are taught that when a strange man pulls up in a car and offers you a ride, run away and tell an adult.
Lesson for first graders: When the strange man shows up again and starts spouting off the list enumerated above, run away and tell an adult.
Lesson for adults: When the President of the United States incorporates the entirety of the above list (several times) in the same State of the Union speech: run away and drive him out of office.