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From here till eternity the goal of any cult leader is to promise those who fall under their nefarious influence great rewards and a higher standing that most other mortals. Take any cult and you will see a figurehead that at his or her very is core nothing more than a damaged human being.
Not one cult leader gets beyond the damage of their lives and from those old wounds they see themselves as special for having those experiences and acquiring a false sense of self. Their ego and superegos emboldened by a belief that they are something special when they are not.
When the cult is a political movement, the rise of Nazism, Communism in all its guises in the world are evidence of the dangers of political cultism. Political cultism gets people killed and those who carry out acts in the name of political ideology.
Acts of pure terrorism are never called out by the cult, the cult will almost certainly try to find fault with those who don't buy the cult leader's lies.
In the often tragic ending that befalls most cults a number of followers are often collateral damage. For the lucky ones it is a lifetime of therapy and regret. The not so lucky end up dead.
When it comes to a political cult it is an entire nation that is at risk. Again look at the examples above of Nazism and Communism and you can source a body count written into a dark history of a manipulation of the masses. The current rise of Right Wing Populism continues to alarm many around the world and the ease of which that same populism infiltrates old political rhetoric and blame based upon unfounded reason and race based or religious based hatred, The same type of hatred that can see a poisoning of minds and darkening of hearts.
The reemergence of a stone cold hatred of Judaism isn't so much a reemergence of this hatred. The hate never went away. Sure the war ended 1945 and Nazi Germany as a controlling entity was obliterated....the ideology simply went underground and hid from the light of day.
That ultra right wing ideology didn't simply end but evolved itself over a very long period of time. The timing of any unhinged cult is as important as the leader who sells the lies the cult member yearns to hear from anyone of social standing.
In Poland and Hungary we have seen the explosion of right wing political influence at play. Two nations not only stained with the utter dehumanising hatred that came with the grey uniformed Nazi machine. Their stories are the thing of nightmares and the cold front of what happens when an ideology meets those it has deemed not worthy of life.
From that both these nations were then under the control of Moscow as the Iron Curtain engulfed both nations and continued to live under a no less evil ideology where control was still required of the population.
Both these nations know war and its effects, it is written into the history of both. Refugees fleeing war, the exact same type of war those within these two nations fled too. But with the rise of right wing populism and the admission from those who call themselves Nationalist and protecting their nations only prove their own weakness by fearing others based upon race and religion.
In the beginning this ire was directed at those who fled war in Syria, Iraq, Northern and Central Africa. To see the desperation of those fleeing those conflicts visited upon them by another cult in the form of Daesh.
The ease of which the right branched out from targeting refugees to continuing their old anger against Jews. That old hate never went away and as such attacks on the Jewish community continued on but of recent times those fires are burning to the extent that controlling those whose minds are gone with blame and hatred will become a greater problem. The problem is those who march shouting Nazi slogans and epithets are in a position to go and vote for candidates who hold those same dark thoughts.
But any cult no matter the size can never cast off the truth. The truths that expose the lies the cult tells itself will always win through.
Political, spiritual or otherwise those who play the dangerous game of attracting unconditional devotion based upon their own deep rooted damage as people.
For many of these minds who embrace the mad ramblings of the cult figurehead they ignore the reality for only so long before they too question the folly of the message.
The undelivered promises remain undelivered and questions mount from within the ranks and that is when the cult comes crashing down.