Monday, 2 August 2010

Because IBOFB is the inflexible apologist of Amway

When is the 'Amway' Lord Haw Haw, Mr. 'IBOFB,' Steadson, going to twig that we are not at all interested in his puerile,'Scientology'-style 'bull-baiting' tactics? Similarly, when is he going to realize that we are not going to swallow his 'MLM'bullshit? The answer to these rhetorical questions is, of course, 'never,' because Mr. Steadson is the inflexible apologist for totalitarian racketeers.
Interesting (isn't it?) that Mr. Steadson has had absolutely nothing to say about the recent, humorous exposé of 'MLM' on the popular US television show, 'Penn and Teller's Bullshit.' Similarly, the poor little lad has nothing to say about Penn and Teller's description of the 'Scientology' mob as peddling bullshit, but as being an organization which is too dangerous and litigious for even them to ridicule. Notice also, how Mr. Steadson (an absurd fellow who can't even write simple English, but who claims to have a psychology degree) can't bring himself to recognise the sociopathic Alan Kippax and his pernicious'Business In Motion' fraud, because Kippax obviously copied the'Amway,' mob complete with an added-load of 'Prosperity Gospel' bullshit.
Anyone with fully-functioning critical, and evaluative, faculties, knows that the impressive, made-up, technical-sounding names,'Dianetics' and 'Multilevel Marketing', are cultic bullshit. Indeed,'Dianetics' bullshit is to 'Scientology,' what 'Multilevel Marketing'bullshit is to 'Amway' and its many copy-cats.

The instigators of pernicious cults seek to overwhelm their adherents emotionally and intellectually by pretending thatprogressive initiation into their own superior or superhuman knowledge (coupled with total belief in its authenticity and unconditional deference to the authority of its higher initiates) will defeat a negative or adversarial force of impurity and absolute evil, and lead to future, exclusive redemption in some form of secure Utopian existence. By making total belief a prerequisite ofredemption, adherents are drawn into a closed-logic trap (i.e.failure to achieve redemption is solely the fault of the individual who didn’t believe totally). Cultic pseudo-science is always essentially the same hypnotic hocus-pocus, but it can be peddled in an infinite variety of forms and combinations (‘spiritual’, ‘medical’, ‘philosophical’, cosmological,’ extraterrestrial’, ‘political’, ‘racial’, ‘mathematical’, ‘economic’,New-Age’, etc.), often with impressive, made-up, technical-sounding names. It is tailored to fit the spirit of the times and to attract a broad range of persons, but especially those open to anexclusive offer ofsalvation (i.e. the: sick, dissatisfied, bereaved, vanquished, disillusioned, oppressed, lonely, insecure, aimless, etc.). However, at a moment of vulnerability, anyone (no matter what their: age, sex, nationality, state of mental/ physical health, level of education, etc.) can need to believe in cultic pseudo-science. Typically, obedient adherents are granted ego-inflating names, and/ or ranks, and/ or titles, whilst non-initiates are referred to using derogatory, dehumanizing terms. Although initiation can at first appear to be reasonable and benefits achievable, cultic pseudo-science gradually becomes evermore

costly and mystifying. Ultimately, it is completely incomprehensible and its claimed benefits are never quantifiable. The self-righteous euphoria and relentless enthusiasm of cult proselytizers can be highly infectious and deeply misleading. They are invariably convinced that their own salvation also depends on saving others.
David Brear (copyright 2010)


IBOFB said...

I stopped being a fan of Pen & Teller when they went off on a rant against those who exposed the dangers of tobacco. I haven't bothered to watch any of their stuff since. I've not looked into Kippax either. If I find the time I'll do so.

As for Scientology, I don't consider it especially better or worse than pretty much any other "religion".

Still, I'm not here to convince you or Shyam of anything. I just get a laugh out of reading and responding to your bullshit.

So why no answer to a simple question about what you do for a living David? Are you ashamed?

IBOFB said...

oh, and that would be Penn and Teller, not Pen, just in case another minor typo sets poor Brear frothing at the mouth again.

Mr Million said...

Penn and Teller are irritating, pseudo-intellectual, arrogant, a lot of hype with no facts, poor journalism, but good for a laugh. Funnily all of those characteristics apply to IBOFB.