The GOP has been a cult ever since Saint Ron ascended the throne in 1981.
Thanks for the link.
Constant population and economic growth on an ultimately finite planet with ultimately finite resources is a wonderful business plan. As resources become scarce profits will explode. See? It’s all good, so don’t be mocking filthy air, filthy water, and an increasingly chemically toxic and carcinogenic environment. Profits only matter. It’s all good.
An all loving and merciful mythical god whom must nevertheless be feared created the mythical completely evil satan. I suppose it might work allegorically, but billions of people actually literally believe in such BULLSHIT. Telling a small impressionable child it will roast in hell if it doesn’t love and fear this mythical omnipotent beast is blatant child abuse.
“Cult leaders arise from decayed communities and societies in which people have been shorn of political, social and economic power. The disempowered, infantilized by a world they cannot control, gravitate to cult leaders who appear omnipotent and promise a return to a mythical golden age.”
I must call bullshit on this.
The people from the privileged white communities chose Rajneesh and Lyndon LaRouche.
The poor and oppressed communities people chose MLK and Nelson Mandela.
Chris Hedge’s characterisation insults to the poor and oppressed everywhere. The finger is pointing in the wrong direction.