How to start your own cult and successfully maintain it

Cults are an endless source of fascination to myself and many others. I used to find it baffling that seemingly otherwise sane, intelligent people could buy into the flimsily-constructed dogma that the founders of these organizations base their ideologies upon. I don’t wonder anymore. I get it. My confusion about the issue as a child was based primarily upon the assumption that grownups were generally … Continue reading How to start your own cult and successfully maintain it

It took all of five minutes…

Every once in awhile I’ll check out one of the thousands of outrageously stupid right-wing links that are shared and believed without question by friends or family daily on social media. It should be funny, but it isn’t. It’s batshit insane, is what it is. And sad, and frustrating. People are so entrenched in this brainwashed mindset that they’ll believe anything that confirms their own … Continue reading It took all of five minutes…

I must’ve really hated that woman…

In the middle of my third grade year, in 1986, my teacher died. We got out of school to attend the funeral, kids were crying, yada yada yada. When I saw my young peers beside themselves with grief over this dead woman, I vividly remember feeling both perplexed and disgusted. I hated that woman, and I was glad she was dead. I enjoyed the funeral. … Continue reading I must’ve really hated that woman…

Rightway™

“That doesn’t sound very Rightway™.” “It’s not supposed to.” “Well, you have to follow Rightway™.” Arms folded defiantly. “Who says?” Furrowed brow. “What do you mean, ‘Who says?’” Shrug. “I like to do things the right way. The right way for me.”   “That’s not Rightway™.” Frustrated sigh. “There is no one correct way for everyone to do everything. We are individuals, not machines to … Continue reading Rightway™