It's about that time. Does anybody have any ideas?
The cult attempts I have seen by a few folks at ARI and assorted mini-gurus online are simply pathetic. They get some parts right and other parts wrong. I don't think they get it wrong because of the reason and individualism in Objectivism, either. I think the cult-dudes-and-dames screw it up for no other reason than they are screw-ups.
So I am seeking a core group of
Here's a pretty good blueprint I found on the web, although it will have to be adapted to fit Objectivist jargon:
Obviously, the mystical parts need to be cut out. But we can work around that. Notice how some of this fits the cult-making attempts of some other Objectivist groups like a glove, though? That's what makes me think it can be done right.
Move over, Rover. Top dog's comin' over!
Just for show to start with, we will probably need some
They are afraid to be alone.
They strongly feel like victims and want revenge.
They feel guilt about not being worthy.
They are prone to be naive and gullible.
They are open to accepting circular logic.
They like oversimplified ideas as answers to complex issues.
They long for an us against them group to belong to.
They handle money poorly and are used to asking others for money.
They are generally unresourceful.
They blow off facts to cling to milk-and-honey optimism.
We can mold this human clay to do whatever we want with minimum effort.
Let's go save the world in the name of Ayn Rand, folks.
Anyway, I could use the money...