yep, that’s “the cult” (and i don’t mean the 80’s band)

i hate doing two bits in a row on this idiot and his followers…

…but we’re in a slow news cycle.

of course all the news feeds of late are about “the verdict”. you know the one. and it’s amazing how quickly the “lock her up” crowd, who never saw “her” get convicted, who say they are all about law and order and shit are quick to ignore all that for their orange god. i’d seen some social media shit over the weekend claiming to quote “signs you’re in a cult” kind of websites so i decided to go take a look myself to see and boy howdy does it ring a bell or two from the news over this past weekend.

all of the following quotes are courtesy of –

Extreme obsessiveness regarding the group/leader resulting in the exclusion of almost every practical consideration.

Whenever the group/leader is criticized or questioned it is characterized as “persecution”.

Uncharacteristically stilted and seemingly programmed conversation and mannerisms, cloning of the group/leader in personal behavior.

Dependency upon the group/leader for problem solving, solutions, and definitions without meaningful reflective thought. A seeming inability to think independently or analyze situations without group/leader involvement.

Increasing isolation from family and old friends unless they demonstrate an interest in the group/leader.

Anything the group/leader does can be justified no matter how harsh or harmful.

Former followers are at best-considered negative or worse evil and under bad influences. They can not be trusted and personal contact is avoided.

all sound familiar? it’s the reason i’ve kept this flag handy in my amazon list, but really need to order it before summer is over…

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