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  •  This is the cult nature of a fringe movement. (1+ / 0-)
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    Deep Texan

    The idolization of an individual. Hell, the Catholic Church is one big cult, in my opinion.

    •  Well, OK, yeah for sure (3+ / 0-)
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      Bob Johnson, G2geek, Deep Texan

      But all ideas start with 'prophets' - I was in fact struck in that book by how much these guys were in fact like saints or monks or something- in fact IIRC they didn't drink or smoke or have sex or anything. But their system worked great.

       But academics, or really anyone with an idea, theory, or whatever can be seen as a mad man or fanatic until the tipping point happens and it's all normal. Or it doesn't. Really has no bearing on the 'rightness' of it.

      A hit song in 1968 does not become a hit song in 1978 or 2008.

      Doesn't mean it's worse or better song, or even that it's created by a madman or fanatic, it just means the time is wrong.

    •  Name one (1+ / 0-)
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      joe wobblie

      Can you even name one "cult leader" of Spanish Anarchism during its heyday?  There's one obvious one, and personally I'm not entirely certain how much of the Revolution's (fleeting) success was due to his personal charisma- but I just want to see if you can name him, or if you are talking completely out of your ass.

      Not that that negates the fact that there is no 'anarchist prophet' today (although there are a lot of people we're big fans of).

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