"The spirit of a cargo cult was loose in the land."
-- Joan Didion, keeping me in the game - even while I'm away from the action - for The New York Review Of Books.
I think it's so bizarre how often cultism is mentioned now (in this country with more cults, working together and independently, than any other) and - despite this country's many negative (and violent) experiences with cultism - nobody's willing to credibly talk about it, or (like with Jim Jones) seems seriously concerned about where this latest episode is going - even though it's much more wide-spread, on a national scale - and now involving The White House.
Instead (and as usual) everyone's fanatically concerned about tamping the claims of cultism down. It keeps reminding me of one of the last threats my totally clued-in cult-member ex-wife threw at me before her killing spree:
"We're in the hospitals - we're getting legit - you better 'get it' before it's too late."
That bitch knew something. TMR's conclusion:
We are now living in very, very dangerous times,...