Creepy Cult Behavior at Occupy Atlanta Protest

To be fair no one has pointed out yet that groups use the repetition reach other sections of the crowd the bullhorns can’t. However they also don’t point out that having people repeat everything a leader says is a conditioning technique used by cults to quick train recruits into mindless obedience. Since the modern left is basically a cult it’s unsurprising to see scenes like this:

Anyone still think they won’t be climbing in any windows with butcher knives soon?

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6 Responses to “Creepy Cult Behavior at Occupy Atlanta Protest”

  1. steve on October 9th, 2011 4:50 pm

    I’m not sure how you make such a leap of logic, or rather, illogic. There is no defined correllation between what you suggest as truth as actually being truth.

    There is a repition in Catholic churches all the time between the faithful’s lines and the priests’. Are they a cult? Are Lutheran’s and Baptists? [Insert All religions here for the sake of space].

    Does saying the Pledge of Allegiance in unison or after the teacher constitute ‘cult’ behavior?

    Ad hominem attacks do not make whatever point it is you’d like to make. If anything, they weaken your argument and position and add strength to the folks like those in the OWS movements. It’s kind of like attacking somebody’s argument because they misspell something. It’s not an argument and proves nothing about what is being said.

    There seems to be two extreme mindsets in popularity right now: the extremity of a Rush Limbaugh orator or an Alex Jones. Their rhetoric is primarily aimed at creating and adding to suspense and answering questions that aren’t being asked. A bit like the theatre of the absurd, the attention is drawn to the off-kilter note, color, word and all because it makes things interesting…but not true. Let’s be clear and honest about this when reporting or commenting on things one, clearly, does not understand to begin with.

  2. Rob Taylor on October 9th, 2011 6:19 pm

    Repetition in the Catholic Mass is designed to allow Catholics to feel transcendent – it is part of the ritual which contacts the numinous. You’re making the jump but introducing Catholics and the Pledge. I point out in the first sentence that this is not what they are doing, but that mantras and repetitions do create religious like devotion in people which is what they are literally designed to do.

    Alex Jones is not part of the right – he supports both Islamist and Communist groups and movements. I’m not sure why Alex Jones (who everyone but Paulnuts detests) or Rush Limbaugh are important here. I’m pointing out that this is creepy, cultish looking collectivism. You’re saying it isn’t?

  3. Joe on October 11th, 2011 6:25 pm

    In the traditional Mass, the people don’t say anything at all. I avoid the “New” Mass (circa 1969 or so) because it is at least partially modeled on humanist, secular, and egalitarian assumptions.

    Repetition during prayer, however, is a meditative technique, as others have pointed out.

    Alex Jones does not support Communist groups. He’s just not a complete reactionary. Ron Paul represents the “right” that I want to be a part of – i.e., not the war-mongering, pro-banker neo-con “right.”

    But, even if we agree on Alex Jones or Ron Paul, I think we can all agree that this is some strange, creepy, sick and frightening stuff coming out of the left.

  4. Rob Taylor on October 11th, 2011 6:30 pm

    I would agree with you in some things but remember – Paul is the part of the right that supports Occupy Wall St and open borders. Jones is not less creepy and anti-American than the left.

  5. harp1034 on October 18th, 2011 5:45 pm

    They are welcome to come through my window with a butcher knife. I will have a surprise for them. Hint: It will not be cookies and milk.

  6. Rob Taylor on October 18th, 2011 7:06 pm

    Amen to that.

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