Im going to be talking about lots of groups which are viewed as extremist. I hear similar claims from opposing sides about each other. The colloquial “SJW’s” hate “Anti-SJW’s” because they use extensive propaganda in the form of memes. They have unquestioning loyalty to a set of ideas, they reject information that’s critical of the ideology, etc. I hear the same arguments from Anti-SJW’s about SJW’s. There are common patterns running through these types of groups, and I’m going to detail them here.
This is just a way for you to recognize extreme thinking and behavior in yourself, whether or not you feel the criticisms I level toward specific groups are justified. This is not an indictment of any one group I name, or any single member within that group. It’s possible that you’re a member of one of the groups I list and you aren’t extreme. If that’s the case, great. Congratulations. You don’t have anything to think about here. Just sit back and enjoy the rest of this. If you come in here and get defensive about the things I’m saying, I suggest you take a critical look at your system of beliefs and behaviors and ask yourself why you feel this applies to you, and why it might be best to change it.
I’ve addressed these groups in the past and faced a lot of backlash for it. I’ve seen careers ended over addressing these groups. By talking about vegans, SJW’s, the Health at Every Size movement, and others, I risk ending my career, too. There’s probably an extremist out there who’s going to attack me after this, but my job is to cover cults and how they operate. I have to cover these subjects. I can’t avoid my area of study for fear it’ll upset somebody.
When I got into this line of work, I was primarily addressing Jehovahs witnesses, mormons, and scientologists. I faced minimal backlash for it, because their members are barred from listening to critical information. As I’ll explain in a minute, the cults I’m about to address aren’t barred from hearing critical information, and as such, are prepared to turn the full force of their vitriol toward me. That’s okay with me. At least I’ll go down knowing I was intellectually honest.
The Manson murders started august 8th, 1969. He spent the previous few months trying to desensitize them to death, so they’d be more willing to kill or commit suicide if ordered to. The first murder was Gary Hinman. He was stabbed, tortured, and had his ears cut off. One of the members, Bobby Beausoleil, was selling drugs he bought off of Gary. The buyers thought they were bad and demanded retribution. 2 girls from the Manson family drove over to Hinman’s house with bobby. Manson showed up wit ha samurai sword and convinced bobby to kill Hinman as a sign of devotion and masculinity. He did it out of fear.
What goes into being a YouTuber with over 100,000 subscribers? I hear lots of people talk about how they have a YouTube channel, and they manage to release content for it, as well as work a full-time job and take care of their kids. Is youtube a “real job”? Why don’t most YouTubers over a certain size respond to comments or social media anymore?
I had a fan meetup recently, and much to my surprise, I had LOTS of ex catholics show up. Catholicism has roughly been on my radar for a while but I haven’t really paid much attention to it. I did a video about it a while back but I took it down because I felt like my views on catholicism have changed since I released it, but after talking to some ex-catholic fans and reading up on the religion more, I decided it’s time to address catholicism. Is it a cult? Let’s get into it.
I’ve heard people say, “in a cult, there’s one guy at the top that knows it’s a scam. In a religion, that person is dead.” Basically saying that all religions are cults. So what IS the difference between a cult and a religion? Is it that cut and dry? Let’s talk about what all cults have in common, and how they’re different from religions. Let’s get into it.
I talked to a couple seventh day Adventists the other day on the podcast, to try to get a feel for how cult-like this group is. One was an ex seventh day adventist, and the other is an active seventh day adventist. So where do they sit? Is it a cult or not? Let’s get into it.