Tell me something good. Well? What do we have here? Looks educational:
New findings from researchers at UC Berkeley suggest that feedback, rather than hard evidence, boosts people’s sense of certainty when learning new things or trying to tell right from wrong.
These are "new findings," huh? So what exactly is "feedback"?
Developmental psychologists have found that people’s beliefs are more likely to be reinforced by the positive or negative reactions they receive in response to an opinion, task or interaction, than by logic, reasoning and scientific data.
They're saying, once the NewAge established a culture of saying "Don't Judge", elements - dangerous to that culture - were then free to flourish, because DUH.
Fucking "Ancient teachings" are more helpful to us at this point.
Look, it's easy: Stop pushing yoga and meditation (we've got P.E., thanks) and the paranormal (not because it's not real, but, because it's not real, and causes problems) start arresting frauds (people who make/sell bad products) con artists (like psychics) and quacks (and any others screwing up the medical field). And then, start openly questioning why celebrities are so into promoting them. These are almost all cult tactics and groups. Anyone can see what they're up to now - but can you think of a more sinister way to get and keep an audience - if that's what they think they're doing, at that point? The point of exploiting who loves you?
They're calling Africa Bambaataa a cult leader now. Madonna's one, and so are Gwyneth Paltrow and Oprah. Arianna Huffington, Shirley MacLaine. Dr. Oz - I've got tags for all of them, below. The Democrats got it goin' on! Hell, if you're not aware of who's in the NewAge cult, it's enough to make you wonder:
Are you? And who isn't? (Isn't it?)