Wednesday, 28 November 2012

A Common Sense Approach to Cultism


In response to any other thoughtless commentators who pretend thatI am thoughtlessly condemning all forms of ritual belief as pernicious:
 
Young children’s unconscious acceptance of ‘Santa Claus’ as total realitystems from a fictitious scenario reflected as fact by the traditional culture in which they live. Up to a certain age, children are not equipped to challenge the model of reality offered to them by authoritarian figures within their family groups; particularly, their parents. Therefore, once children have been converted to a self-gratifying, non-rational belief in ‘Santa,’ the truth (that they are actually being deceived by the people whom they instinctively trust and follow) is unthinkable. The scenario can then be expanded to modify children’s behaviour — ‘Santa’ has magical powers… he can see and hear everything they do at all times… he will reward them for unquestioning belief and punish them for dissent. Only when they attain the necessary level of intellectual/psychological development, can children begin to use their critical and evaluative faculties and come to realise that ‘Santa’ is merely a game of make believe. If you think about it, what I’ve just described is the most elementary form of self-perpetuating, non-rational/esoteric, ritual belief system - perfectly tailored to fit infantile minds, and reliant on the maintenance of an absolute monopoly of information presented using a constant repetition of reality-inverting key words and images combined with pseudo-scientific mystification and closed-logic.
 
When analysed with the same level of intellectual rigour, many of the basic procedures and conditions required to establish 'MLM income opportunity' cults, like 'NMart' and 'Amway,' turn out not to be a mystery at all. They are revealed as only more-sophisticated versions of those which also propagate the benign ‘Santa’ deception. As such, they are frighteningly easy to replicate. However, the narcissistic instigators of groups like 'NMart' and 'Amway' are anything but benign and, interestingly, many of their most-deluded subjects and convincing apologists turn out to be well-educated adults who have simply become incapable of facing the ego-destroying reality that they’ve been fooled by what is merely a game of make believe. No sane person would ever suggest trying to ban ‘Santa,’ and everyone lies to their children at some time to modify their behaviour, but consider the variety of destructive behaviour that an authoritarian adult (with hidden criminal objectives) could get dependent children to follow by exploiting their unconscious acceptance of the same imaginary, but nonetheless emotionally and intellectually overwhelming, narrative as total reality. The unpalatable truth is that, just by perverting the closed-logic rules of the game, anything - from theft by proxy to sexual, and/or violent, abuse - becomes possible.
David Brear (copyright 2012)

7 comments:

Vaishali Chavan said...

shamsundarji,
i am an reguler reader of ur blogspot. what is your opinion bbout "samruddha jeevan foods india ltd" head off. PUNE,
is this investment co. legal or ilegal????? wich is running since above 10yr. in india. 1 of my relative is working as a senior agent in this company
his future is safe or not???? pls guide me.

PRABHAT said...

raelfoodbazar.com pe FIR ye Syam sunder Q nhi karta ya v to money circulation hj hai, share market is also momey circulaion system, 95% loose their hard money in share market, insurance policy not giving their principal amount,all fixed deposit in banks and post office money ko kya krta, why them promise to give return in future, everywhere is investment & circulate the money,if blood is not circulate in your body u shall die,

PRABHAT said...

what is the circulation scheme ? and what is exchange scheme.if shyam sunder will go real food bazar store and he got 2% less on MRP if paid in advance, then he called prepaid customer,if u paid at the time of purchase,then u got on MRP. which scheme most people will like ? give ur opinion Mr shyam Sunder

Shyam Sundar said...

Prabhat, Indian judiciary is matured enough to recognise what is an illegal money circulation scheme. You just approach it with your query, then you would be clarified very clearly.

shafi murgan said...

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