Tag: Cults

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. It Is A Cult, After All

 

Can’t believe I couldn’t find a trending post on the climate change craze. I’ll have to do this myself.

We all casually observe the organized CAGW1 scam. C’mon, all of us, right? It starts at elite (and corrupt, if I may repeat myself) levels of the academy. We know the predilection of governments for conclusions that require their involvement, and we understand the funding needs of the intermediate tier of researchers and journals. This much is normal corruption.

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A recent article in The Federalist addressed the dangers of cults as demonstrated by the Jonestown Massacre; we’ve had two fine articles on that topic on Ricochet, so I won’t revisit the specifics. I was alarmed, however, to speculate on the nature of cults in our current society, and realized that our culture may be […]

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Last week my older cousin sister What’s App’d me from India: Just watched Wild Wild Country Netflix doco on Rajneesh. Must watch. Mad!! More

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  At San Diego Comic-Con (an event that used to be a convention for comic book fans that has mutated into Hollywood’s most bombastic marketing tool) last night, FX revealed the title for its seventh installment of its American Horror Story anthology series – American Horror Story: Cult. For months, the interwebs have been rife […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Cult Politics vs. Democratic Politics

 

Call it The Naked Leftist, Part Deux, the “Deux” standing for leftist farcicalities that exploded across the land during the second week of the Trump administration after its announcement of a vetting policy that was several measures less draconian than the ones enacted by the Carter and Clinton administrations. The first week was bad enough—a tempest of marches, protests, boycotts, a threat to burn the White House, Brobdingnagian displays of female genitalia swaggering on city streets, and the usual monotonous references to Hitler, apparently detected by some part of the female anatomy that doesn’t have to be censored to be cited.

The second week flowed seamlessly from the first, bursting with more screeches of outrage, legislative boycotts, passionate sermons about American values—as if the speakers had the slightest idea what those are—at least one sobbing Senator, and a partridge in a pear tree. Mel Brooks would have a field day with material like this—the title Blazing Protests! comes to mind. Still, The Naked Leftist label exudes the genius of Zucker, Zucker, and Abraham of Airplane! fame. Just don’t call them Shirley.

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Do you think we are witnessing the rise of a cult of personality around Obama? From Wikipedia: A cult of personality arises when an individual uses mass media, propaganda, or other methods, to create an idealized, heroic, and at times, worshipful image, often through unquestioning flattery and praise…  More

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If you’re brand new to this series, I recommend starting at the beginning. Prior posts: If you wouldn’t mind… More

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