Elephant Journal: Not Affiliated With the Republican Party

Via Jay Winston
on Apr 30, 2010
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The Republican Party Logo

Let me make this clear: the Elephant in Elephant Journal bears no relation to the GOP elephant. It’s, like, an Indian Ganesh-type elephant…or something…I think. What, exactly, the significance of that is, I don’t know, except that the yoga crowd’s really into that kinda stuff.

Nonetheless, I’ve seen enough of Ganesh to know he doesn’t exactly fit Sarah Palin’s definition of a real American.


I mean, seriously, you think this guy could walk down the street in Arizona without getting asked for his papers?

That cleared up, my own involvement with Elephant began with leaving comments telling head honcho Waylon Lewis just how catastrophically wrong he is about subjects ranging from bike helmets to PETA to depression. As such, I was a bit surprised when he asked me to join famous bloggers like BobChris, Brooks and this dude as a columnist for Elephant…though that surprise diminished when he allowed an article calling him a prick.

And that’s because Elephant Journal is a dedicated haven for free-range ideas. And, despite overwhelming financial problems that’d cause anybody else to close up shop and start a crunchy Boulder-based dating site for the socks-with-sandals crowd, Waylon’s turned down some highly lucrative offers to keep this ship afloat. Because, locked up in the corporate cage, the Elephant will die.

This is free expression we’re talkin’ about, people…and that includes mixed metaphors.

Which is why I support Elephant and…despite having been one of the worst canvassers in the history of the environmental movement, lasting half an hour as a telemarketer (in Boulder) and holding a well-founded suspicion that I’d have trouble selling heroin to a junkie in the throes of acute withdrawal…am urging readers to do the same.

So hit the link, people…you know you want to…


Become an elephant and get your name / business on every page of elephant journal.


About Jay Winston

Jay S. Winston, founder and proprietor of Yoga for Cynics (http://yogaforcynics.blogspot.com), has a PhD in English, making him the kind of doctor who, in case of life-threatening emergency, can explain Faulkner while you die, is currently (semi-)(un-)employed as a freelance writer and editor, teaches creative writing to homeless men, tutors recovering addicts in reading, was recently certified as a Kripalu yoga teacher, gets around mostly by bicycle, is trying to find an agent for his novel, resides in the bucolic Mt. Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia, State of Mildly Inebriated Samadhi, U.S.A. and, like most people who bike and practice yoga, used to live in Boulder.


11 Responses to “Elephant Journal: Not Affiliated With the Republican Party”

  1. Bravo.

    I had to pause several to stop laughing. But the message is serious!


  2. This is the funniest thing I've seen on Ele in quite some time…thanks Jay!

  3. MarkPogue says:

    VERY funny!

  4. And remember a good part of the $$$ from this "Become an Elephant" program will go to beginning to pay our writers—which will help us grow much faster while maintaining and improving editorial quality. Though you can't do much better than the above—I hate to say it, but Jay that was LOL.

  5. elephantjournal says:

    PS: I am a longterm bleeding heart liberal, but we've had many great Republicans write on this platform…while I have little sympathy in the us vs. them new brand of Republicanism as displayed by Mrs. Palin, some of my fave politicians were elephants: Ike, Teddy…

  6. Kelly says:

    Dr. J: Ganesh destroys obstacles. Unfortunately, he hasn't gotten around to the GOP. Yours, Kitty.

  7. Greg says:

    An elephant wearing sandals. Sounds like a tea party mascot.

  8. Tee says:

    Author! Author!

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