Perhaps this is zeitgeist, with the US Elections happening today. 🙂
I was also reminded of the words of the Guru Mantra.
Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru Devo Maheshwara
Guru sakshat, param Brahma, tasmai shri gurave namaha
“Our creation is that guru; the duration of our lives is that guru; our trials, tribulations, illnesses, calamities and the death of the body is that guru. There is a guru nearby and a guru that is beyond the beyond. I make my offering to the beautiful remover of my darkness, my ignorance; it is to you I bow and lay down my life.”
The trick in life is to follow the right leader.