Radical changes of personality and behaviour. Pernicious cults can be of any size, duration and level of criminality. They comprise groups, and/or sub-groups, of previously diverse individuals bonded by their unconscious acceptance of the self-gratifying, but wholly imaginary, scenario that they alone represent a positive or protective force of purity and absolute righteousness derived from their leadership’s exclusive access to a superior or superhuman knowledge, and that they alone oppose a negative or adversarial force of impurity and absolute evil.Whilst this two-dimensional, or dualistic, narrative remains the adherents’ model of reality, they are, in effect, constrained to modify their individual personalities and behaviour accordingly.
False justification. In pernicious cults, a core-group of adherents can be gradually dissociated from external reality and reformed into deployable agents, and/or de facto slaves, and/or expendable combatants, etc., furthering the hidden criminal objectives of their leaders, completely dependent on a collective paranoid delusion of absolute moral and intellectual supremacy fundamental to the maintenance of their individual self-esteem/identity and related psychological function. It becomes impossible for such fanatics to see humour in their situation or to feel pity for, or to empathise with, non-adherents. Their minds are programmed to interpret the manipulation, and/or cheating, and/or dispossession, and/or destruction, of inferior outsiders (particularly, those who challenge their group’s controlling scenario) as perfectly justifiable.
Unfortunately, although the decision to send Breivik to prison rather than to a secure hospital was probably the most satisfactory, it appears to have been based on the manifestly-dangerous premise that there is no such phenomenon as a self-perpetuating group-delusion or mass-psychosis. Consequently, Breivik smirked in triumph as the verdict was read out, because he had refused to acknowledge the authority of the Norwegian court, partly on the (not-unreasonable) grounds that, had he been an Islamist terrorist, his sanity would never have been questioned.
Personally, I think that, whilst it remains generally misunderstood, then the cult phenomenon (of which Islamist terrorism and the Anders Behring Breivik massacre, are both glaring examples) will continue to be an unnecessary threat to the lives, liberty and happiness of all communities, families and individuals all over the world.
On December 11th 1941, 4 days after the unprovoked, cowardly attack on Pearl Harbour, the leadership of Japan’s European allies, ‘Nazi’ Germany and ‘Fascist’ Italy, declared war on the USA. In the immediate aftermath of these infamous events (which revealed the general incompetence within, and total lack of communication between, America’s existing Intelligence Agencies), President Roosevelt’s administration created the ‘Office of Strategic Services.' This was later transformed into the ‘Central Intelligence Agency.' To the casual observer, the first register of researchers selected to staff ‘
In 1938, the ‘Nazi’ leader, Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), had held absolute power in
Voegelin (a Roman Catholic) reasoned that traditional religion brought order, but it was from perverted or heretical religion that chaos sprang. As if to prove the validity of this line of thought, in 1938, the 'Nazi' leadership had immediately ordered the confiscation and burning of Voegelin's books. He was forced to run away, first to
Although it is now generally accepted that Adolf Hitler was a Narcissist turned megalomaniacal psychopath who first usurped absolute power (in a period of mass-alienation) then plunged the world into chaos whilst steadfastly pretending moral and intellectual authority, the majority of commentators have felt obliged to describe ‘Nazism’ using its instigators’ own reality-inverting jargon. However, soon after WW II, the French philosopher/sociologist, Raymond Aron (1905-1983), published 'The Secular Religions,' in which he offered essentially the same insight as Voegelin. Internationally, a growing number of radical-thinkers have followed in Voegelin's footsteps and compared 20th century totalitarian dictators to religious heretics. The body of historical evidence supporting the identification of 'Nazism', as a misleading , contemporary label shielding an age-old phenomenon, has always been irrefutable.
|Joseph Arthur Compte de Gobineau (1816-1882)|
During the first half of the 19th century, millions of Jews (fleeing persecution in
Ironically, DNA proves that there is only one human race, and that each and everyone of us, including Gobineau, share common, African ancestors.
|Guido List (1848-1919)|
Circa 1905, a group of approximately 50 influential, white male subjects of the German and Austro-Hungarian Empires signed a document in Vienna which endorsed the foundation of the ‘Guido von List Society.’ A sizeable capital sum was collected by subscription to finance its objectives. One wealthy Austrian family, the Wanniek’s, gave over 3000 crowns. Guido Karl Anton List , after whom the group was named, was a 57 year old former mountaineer, journalist and businessman turned ‘Völkisch’ novelist, poet and playwright. His works sold by the tens of thousands. However, they blurred fiction with fact. They were set in ancient times and were written in accordance with his own belief in ‘Aryan racial supremacy’. Essentially, List produced Xenophobic tales of ancient Teutonic heroes vanquishing diabolical foreign villains. The creation of the ‘Guido von List Society’ seems to have also confirmed the author’s existing delusions of grandeur. He was actually the son of a prosperous Viennese leather merchant, but, from 1903, he pretended to be a descendant of a ‘noble family'. When, in 1907, he was ordered to appear before an official tribunal which challenged these lies, he managed to convince its members that he was telling the truth. He must have been a difficult man to argue with. List dressed in medieval-style robes and sported a long, white, flowing beard.
|L. Ron Hubbard|
|Josef Lanz (1874-1954)|
|Hitler seated to the right|
Circa 1912, the 'Order of New Templars' was accused of being a criminal racket. List himself (who was more of a public figure than lanz) was exposed by the press as the ring-leader of a black-magic cult, a Gnostic or Satanic blood-brotherhood, that had substituted the cross with the swastika. Former adherents revealed that the group went in for stomach-churning, drug-fuelled, sexual perversions. At this time, List disappeared from
|Adam Alfred Rudolf Glauer (1875-1945)|
Officially, the '
In 1918, the 'Thule' comprised approximately 1500-2000 deployable agents (mostly alienated ex-soldiers) in
This double agent was Adolf Hitler (aged 30). By April 1920, he had transformed the ‘DAP’ into the ‘NSDAP’ (‘National Socialist German Workers Party’ or ‘Nazi Party’). The behaviour and personalities of core-‘Nazis’ reflected their belief that the world had always been ruled by secret societies, and that their ‘Aryan secret society’ would make them 'Masters of the world' whose reign would last for a ‘1000 year cycle until the next Deluge’ – the ‘Third Reich’.
After Hitler was released from prison (