In today’s America, the array of de facto cults masquerading as science-based political movements is vast, bewildering and ever-expanding:
There’s the “Climate Change Cult.” And the “Anti-Racism Cult” and the “Cult of Wokeness.” There’s the “LGBTQ Cult” and its out-of-control predatory offspring targeting America’s children, the “Cult of Transgender.” There’s the ever-more-strident “Cult of Abortion.” And the “Cult of COVID.” Overarching many of these, of course, is the “Cult of Globalism.” And there are many more, like the ever-expanding number of “TikTok Cults.” Every month the list grows.
To right-thinking Americans attempting to make sense of a nation gone mad, it’s becoming increasingly clear that these irrational, deranged – and often demonic – political and cultural movements that are so readily capturing the minds of millions of Americans are nothing short of full-fledged religious cults.
Their profoundly negative effects are inescapable: Repeated polls confirm that the “Climate Change Cult,” with its hysterical indoctrination of America’s school kids, has caused a staggering seven out of 10 young people to fear the future, so great is their concern that the world may soon come to an apocalyptic end. Four in 10 even say they will not bring any children into such a cursed and short-lived world. Never mind that 1,100 scientists and scholars recently signed a document affirming “There is no climate emergency.”
Meanwhile, the “Wokeness Cult” intimidates millions into living in continual fear of saying, writing or even thinking the “wrong thing,” on threat of being shunned, “cancelled,” ostracized from their peer group or fired from their job – a scenario jarringly reminiscent of the dreaded “thoughtcrime” accusation in George Orwell’s “1984.”
The “Cult of Abortion” is compared by many to the ancient “Cult of Moloch” because of the uncanny similarity between modern-day abortion and the ubiquitous practice of child sacrifice in the pagan world of old. In past millennia, sacrificing children to demonic gods like Moloch and Baal was justified by the belief that the gods thus satisfied would reward the parents with prosperity and good fortune. That’s precisely the argument given for legalized abortion today. Last May, testifying against the Supreme Court’s imminent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen insisted that eliminating or reducing women’s access to abortion would be devastating both to women and to America’s prosperity in general. “I believe that eliminating the rights of women to make decisions about when and whether to have children would have very damaging effects on the economy and would set women back decades,” Yellen said.
Then there’s the “COVID Cult,” which has crippled much of American society over the last three years. While shutting down real churches all over the country during the pandemic, the high priests of COVID founded their own religion. As with most faiths, the “COVID Cult” clearly differentiates between the clean and the unclean, the justified and the unjustified, the saved and the unsaved – or as they are better known, the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. The only problem is that their sacred ritual of internal cleansing, an act elevated almost to the level of holy communion, necessitated that the CDC quietly change the definition of “vaccine” to fit an unproven, ineffective and dangerous experimental medicine the COVID priests still insist on administering to true believers – and their children.
Social contagion and brainwashing
Today’s cults share disturbing yet unmistakable similarities to infamous cults and mass-hysteria episodes of the past. For example, consider the hypnotic influence various TikTok personalities exert on adolescents, persuading many to “identify” as transgender and undergo surgical amputation of healthy body parts. Still other TikTok influencers, displaying their Tourette’s Syndrome on camera, have ignited a bizarre epidemic of teenage girls suddenly manifesting spontaneous Tourette’s tics themselves. There are few limits to this social contagion phenomenon, which Western medicine refers to as “mass sociogenic illness,” more commonly known as “mass hysteria.”
Some of the behaviors and sudden personality changes – especially in the “Transgender Cult” where countless adolescents have suffered their minds to be completely captivated by groomers, mimicking their utterly deranged beliefs and statements – are even reminiscent of the infamous Salem witch trials of the late 1600s when girls suddenly started imitating the behavior of their peers and identifying innocent women as witches. Or the 1980s’ McMartin Preschool sex-abuse case, about which the “mainstream media” went bonkers, including the New York Times, which reported that “hundreds of children might have been molested and subjected to satanic rituals” at the California daycare center. Except they weren’t. None of it actually happened, and after the longest and most expensive criminal trial in American history, not a single conviction resulted. But many young people, while in the grip of “mass sociogenic” influences, claimed a lot of horrendous things to police and investigators that were totally untrue, as some of the child accusers confessed years later.
Cult Central, of course, would be the nation’s far-left colleges and universities, which historian William Lind likens to “little ivy-covered North Koreas.” There, America’s next generation is daily indoctrinated in toxic, delusional and intensely guilt-producing Marxist ideologies that, in many cases, totally transform the student.
Case in point: Recently Manhattan resident Melinda Rockwell hired a cult deprogrammer for $300 per day to undo the “brainwashing” her daughter experienced courtesy of Mount Holyoke College, the famed $60,000-a-year Ivy League girls’ school in Massachusetts. During her time there, Annabella Rockwell was deeply indoctrinated with far-left ideology while being turned totally against her own parents, and was basically transformed, her mother later said, into a “very anxious, very nervous, very depressed and sad” would-be soldier for the woke revolution.
“She was no longer the Annabella I’d known all her life,” Melinda Rockwell told the New York Post. “This girl was the most bubbly breath of fresh air to everyone. She lit up a room. But the light was stolen from her at that school. It was extinguished. It was no different than if she’d been taken away by the Moonies or the Children of God.”
It’s no exaggeration to say these various far-left cults are destroying millions of American lives. Sadly, some of the damage is irreversible, particularly in the lives shattered by gender recruitment cults that persuade teen girls to undergo “top surgery” (double mastectomies) and boys to be chemically or surgically castrated (“bottom surgery”).
Nevertheless, this wildly metastasizing panorama of leftwing cults is not the whole story – far from it. However catastrophic and life-altering these various quasi-religious movements are to the individuals swept up in them, and to American society as a whole, there is a larger, and in some ways, even more shocking dimension to what is going on behind the scenes.
Never let a crisis go to waste
First, it’s essential to recognize that every one of these cults is a hoax, a fraud – a construct.
The “Anti-Racism Cult” is based on the proposition that America is irredeemably racist. But the USA is hands-down the least racist, most successful multi-ethnic society in world history, which is why it remains the world’s No. 1 destination for immigrants, legal and illegal. The “Cult of Transgender” is based on the absurdly unscientific, pathological and arguably demonic belief that gender is a state of mind, and that feelings, emotions, cravings and irrational compulsions comprise a legitimate and compelling basis for defining reality and one’s true identity. But that’s pretty much the definition of mental illness. And so on with the other cults.
However, if they’re all hoaxes and constructs, who constructed them? And for what purpose?
During the Obama administration, Americans often heard the expression “manufactured crisis,” a concept explained by Obama’s White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who said: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that, it’s an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.” The clear implication is that, for the left, a crisis – whether real or manufactured – can be leveraged mightily to advance a secret agenda that society would otherwise resist or reject.
Thus it is that, behind every one of today’s cults is a supposedly apocalyptic crisis that isn’t real – literally a manufactured crisis. So, the crises of “America’s systemic racism,” of “near-term catastrophic climate change,” of “the war on women’s reproductive freedom” and so on are not real. They’re leftwing manufactured crises, the response to which is the creation of these revolutionary movements that amount to full-blown cults.
Karl Marx, whose ideas lie at the core of much of what today’s Democratic Party espouses – from “critical race theory” to its many attacks on the nuclear family – famously wrote that “Religion is the opium of the people” (often translated as “Religion is the opiate of the masses”). Even though Marx as a professed atheist detested religion – after all, his very next sentence was, “The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for their real happiness” – Marx ironically was responsible for creating the ultimate false “religion,” which has indeed served as “the opiate of the masses” ever since.
That’s right. Whether one calls it “Marxism,” “communism,” “socialism” or “progressivism,” or any of today’s more exotic terms like “wokism” and “anti-racism,” these labels are appealing because they confer a veneer of transcendent meaning and morality to the left’s perverse causes. Of course, the high priesthood of the various leftwing religious cults – i.e., university professors, academics and other Marxist ideologues and activists – are indeed enamored of leftwing causes and seem to truly believe they represent a roadmap for achieving a more just, equitable and enlightened society.
But the people actually wielding real power in America and the world do not believe in any of this. To them, these leftwing cults conveniently serve to disguise and distract “the rabble” from what the leader class is really up to, which of course is the pursuit of ever more power, wealth and glory for themselves, along with revenge on their enemies. Publicly espousing and embracing these various Marxist cults thus fosters the illusion that the leaders actually care about anybody or anything other than themselves. All of which is to say that the abundance of bizarre and dramatic Marxist cults dominating American society and media today serve as the real “opiate of the masses.”
Just as communist leaders throughout the last century, from Stalin to Mao, didn’t really and truly believe in “Marxism,” or a “classless society,” or “equality for all” or the wellbeing of “the working class,” these corrupt and sociopathic political criminals, each responsible for millions of deaths, were simply obsessed with their own power and privilege. Marxist ideology was just their moral fig leaf.
Likewise, in today’s America, leftist leaders don’t really believe in the secular religious sermons they preach. Barack Obama doesn’t truly believe America is an irredeemably racist country when it elected him as the first black president in U.S. history. And he doesn’t really believe “catastrophic climate change” is causing the oceans to disastrously rise, or else he wouldn’t have built a $12 million mansion right on the beach of Martha’s Vineyard, an island in the Atlantic Ocean. None of the elites truly believe fossil fuels are destroying the earth and that the vast peasant classes are all better off eating insects instead of meat, or else they wouldn’t fly hundreds of private jets to every climate-change conference held in exotic locales where they feast on the finest meats and seafood.
It’s all an act – for the sake of their own power, privilege and personal wealth.
So, what’s the bottom line of the ruling elites, of the “Great Reset” globalists and all the power-obsessed political, cultural and corporate leaders who run America and much of the world, who somehow are able to deceive others as easily as breathing, and for whom nothing is sacred?
They believe in and serve only one religion and one god. Themselves.
And thus are they the most deceived of all, as they will one day realize.
“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” – Galatians 6:7 KJV
Excerpted from the groundbreaking November-December issue of WND’s popular monthly Whistleblower magazine, titled “HOLY WAR: Defeating the growing cult of leftism and its total war on Christianity.” Whistleblower is available in both the popular print edition and a state-of-the-art digital version. Right now, get $5 off any Whistleblower subscription, renewal or gift subscription simply by entering the code WB5 during checkout.
This article was originally published by the WND News Center.