Some of you may remember a TV show called Millennium
, which was the other
Chris Carter production. The great Darrin Morgan wrote a season 2 episode called "Jose Chung's 'Doomsday Defense,'"
about a group called Selfosophy, a parody of Scientology. Well, not really
Scientology: Morgan's actual target is the much wider and more insidious cult of positive thinking.
In one scene, a member of the Selfosophy cult signals his intention to leap from one roof to another. He is warned that the gap is too wide: "You'll never make it!"
The cultist flashes a confident smile. "Not with that
attitude, I won't!"
I think of this scene every time I utter the forbidden thought that Bernie Sanders has no chance in the general election, because this country is not ready to elect an elderly socialist. Anyone who offers that realistic assessment is told to change his attitude. The power of positive thinking can work miracles.
People who believe in miracles are poised to give primary victories to Sanders in both Iowa and New Hampshire
. These "Selfosophists for Sanders" insist that positive thinking can carry them over any gap.