Some hopeful signs. . . . The stupidly fascistic thought-and-speech-police are wearing thin even on the relatively clueless. That spirit in all of us which craves freedom--freedom of thought, of association, of speech is beginning to strain at the cult-like constraints and reason-less hysterics of the "politically correct". Yay. It's about time. . . .
In other news, my oldest Alexander and his young family have moved to Phoenix and joined Jeff Durbin's Apologia Church. I'm pleased. They are in good (theological and ministerial) hands in that case. Al had the pleasure recently to be spat and cursed at by the local "woman's march" when he went out with Durbin and crew to street preach. . . .
But back to the secular cultists. . . . Most people think of cultish and mind-controlled fanaticism as the sole purview of the religious. However, "social justice warriors" today evince all the hallmarks of any garden variety brain-washed cult members. Special language . . . "authorized" and even mandatory speech codes, concepts etc., as happens in religious cults is everywhere evident among these left-wing fascists. "Stop thought" triggers . . . lack of reason, logic and rationality . . . absolutism . . . a precious self-righteousness . . . intolerance for differing points of view . . . and on and on . . . typify this secular cult as much or more than and religious or mystical cult around these days.
Here are some typical and well recognized hallmarks of cult behavior and thought . . . and look at how they describe today's "social justice warriors" "to a T". . . .
--The group is elitist, claiming a special, exalted status for itself, its leader(s) and members
--Questioning, doubt, and dissent are discouraged or even punished
--The leadership dictates, sometimes in great detail, how members should think, act, and feel
--The group has a polarized us-versus-them mentality, which may cause conflict with the wider society
--The group teaches or implies that its supposedly exalted ends justify whatever means it deems necessary. This may result in members' participating in behaviors or activities they would have considered reprehensible or unethical before joining the group
--The leadership induces feelings of shame and/or guilt in order to influence and/or control members. Often, this is done through peer pressure and subtle forms of persuasion
--Members are encouraged or required to live and/or socialize only with other group members
--The most loyal members (the true believers) feel there can be no life outside the context of the group. They believe there is no other way to be, and often fear reprisals to themselves or others if they leave (or even consider leaving) the group
[From "Cults 101"]
THANKFULLY, the extreme irrationality and thoughtlessness . . . and rigid cultic extremism being displayed by so many of them . . . acting out as they do with infantile raging tantrums and histrionics . . . is beginning to awaken and alarm even the only slightly observant and modestly informed of the general population. Surely no one (besides these indoctrinated secular cultists) wants to live in a society where freedom of thought, speech, association, belief etc., are violently constrained by a toddler-level mentality which lacks the most basic of logical ability (as in, they exhibit virtually none) and who demand through threats and crass bullying that all share their myopic, arrested-development emotions and minds. . . . What an ugly, gray, dull, stunted, rigid, narrow, hysterical, vicious, humorless, uncreative, small-minded, stupidly smug, ignorant, unreflective, regressive, totalitarian world they would have us live in should they ever manage to achieve complete control. . . . May it never be. . . .