It looks like Facebook's Zuckerberg is at it again. He has dropped a 5,800 page manifesto that outlines what he believes to be the best structure for a Global Community! He goes beyond the Online community and talks on how people should work toward this global effort. He goes on to site terror and global warming as well.
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If you're interested in the darker side of life, the evil that humans do and the effects of those actions, you can satisfy that morbid curiosity with our MP Super News series Cults & Conspiracies. Inspired by season 2 of Hulu's The Path, Cults & Conspiracies investigates how cults and radical ideologies work their dangerous magic on the unsuspecting. Episode 1 focussed on the Jonestown Massacre, and this week we're digging deeper into cult behaviors and how to recognize brainwashing techniques.
Using the kidnapping and brainwashing of heiress Patty Hearst by the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) as a case study, Cults & Conspiracies talks to expert and cult-deprogrammer Rachel Bernstein about many aspects of recognizing and reversing cult brainwashing.
How To Identify a Cult
Bernstein makes the distinction between a "cult" which may be a more benign, albeit slightly odd fringe group or sect, and a "destructive cult," which causes harm to its members or compels them to do harmful things to others. The main tell-tale signs that a group is a cult are, according to Bernstein, as follows:
Unquestioning devotion: members are forbidden from criticizing the cult.
Deception / Lack of Information: information regarding the cult's true nature is withheld from current or prospective members.
Omnipotent position of leader figure: the leader figure commands total respect and is elevated to a god-like status.
What is Indoctrination?
Bernstein identifies the two main methods of indoctrination, used by destructive cults to engender obedience in their members:
''Love-bombing'' — making a person feel special and wanted, presenting one answer to all of life's problems. ''You are so unique and special that we want to love and treasure you in our group''
''Fear induction'' — the flip-side of ''Love-bombing,'' fear induction taunts a prospective member with their fears then offers the cult as the only salvation from what they're afraid of. ''You will be alone, unloved and in danger unless you join us.''
The Process of Cult Brainwashing
Step 1: If you do what we say, you'll achieve happiness.
Step 2: If it doesn't ''work'' and you don't find happiness, then it's YOUR fault.
Step 3: It's WRONG (morally and logically) to disbelieve the cult's message.
This strips the vulnerable of their critical faculties, taking away their only defense from brainwashing. Bernstein also hints that there's a certain ''loss averse'' mentality: even if a member realizes that things are a bit weird or they're not comfortable with the cult environment, they're too embarrassed to give up. If you'd devoted your life to something family and friends had criticized, your pride would take a real dent admitting you'd been wrong. This results in members who ''fake it 'til they make it,'' playing along with the cult's activities until they become so normalized they really do start believing it.
As a Cult De-Programmer, Have You Ever Been Threatened?
Bernstein experienced threatening behavior from the Church of Scientology, which made her realize quite how serious — and how needed — her work in deprogramming had become:
''They tend to come after you, they tend to come after your license... I had some pretty thuggish PIs leaning on the hood of my car... people calling my clients telling them I was guilty of all these crimes... they just mess with you.''
How Can You Help Someone In A Cult?
Bernstein advises caution when approaching someone you suspect may be part of a cult. Don't refer to the group as a ''Cult'' — "Don't use the C-Word!" — and be positive rather than negative. Let the person know that you're safe to talk to by instigating an inquisitive but gentle conversation with neutral questions such as "What's your new group like? What do you like about it?" Be warned, however, as cults anticipate intervention from outsiders:
''Cults will often prepare their members for any kind of intervention from the family. ''Your family will tell you it's a cult... this proves that they don't love you and they're trying to control you''"
On the next episode of Cults & Conspiracies we'll be looking at the history of the Ku Klux Klan and the modern movement of Neo-Nazis that still persists today. Cults & Conspiracies airs Wednesday 2/15 at 4pm on Movie Pilot Super News.
For a gripping take on life during and after cult brainwashing, check out Hulu's The Path season 2, airing every Wednesday.
In this landmark decision, another very serious decree was made. The justices singularly dismissed a simple State of Texas argument against abortion. The Texas lawyers believed a fetus deserved protection. The Supreme Court came to the opposite conclusion. They ultimately ruled that “prenatal life was not within the definition of “persons” as used and protected in the U.S. Constitution.” The highest court in the land had completely discounted the formation and growth of bone, brain, and blood in the womb as being a life worth preserving. The reverberations from these rulings have fundamentally changed the nation’s culture, social mores, and familial structure.
The two were interviewed by Paper Magazine shortly after Richardson had been at Congressional hearings defending the work of Planned Parenthood in the wake of the Center for Medical Progress undercover videos depicting persons in the organization discussing the various ways they can manipulate their abortion technique to provide more fetal body parts to sell. In the Paper Magazine article, responding to the teen’s comment about the “male anger complex,” Ms. Richardson remarked about all those “angry men” she testified in front of who “were looking for a fight.”
The teen star is becoming well known for her savvy fashion selections as well as her social activism. The media fawns over her celebrity reputation. After her interview in New York Magazine, the periodical declared that the Girl Meets World star “Gives us hope for the Future.” The young Ms. Blanchard admits that she’s no expert in feminism and she is still open to learning. She defines feminism as the work of “undoing patriarchal structures against marginalized people — structures that fight against people of color, that fight against women, that fight against disabled people, that fight against the LGBTQ.”
Posing in clothes from Kenzo, Dolce & Gabbanna, and Sonia Rykiel, Rowan Blanchard appears to be clueless that the origins of planned parenthood and the mind of its progenitor Margaret Sanger was to eliminate people of color and those Sanger and other eugenicists felt were unfit. It would be a good bet that Ms. Blanchard hasn’t given much thought to the invasive and damaging techniques used to extract, cut, and tear out 60 million unborn American children from the womb of their mothers since 1973. Or that her hero Cecile Richardson is the head of an organization that sells fetal body parts for profit.
Let’s hope the young Disney star will be open to hearing the rest of the story.