but they do, as do the core members ..
Then please by all means, point to me where core members have stated that the idea behind the TZM is to endorse these theories?
impervious to scrutiny ...
the really important question is
who started the venus project and whats the agenda ?
In order, no it is not impervious to scrutiny. Most of what it states are scientifically based q/a type of an ordeal. They have a series of material for which the organization endorses; however people are encouraged to learn about the subjects for which we speak about using material outside of the movement.
For example, there are several books and bits of literature on different fields of study that I have read which validate what was talked about and are published by presses such as Oxford, Harvard, Yale, Cambridge, Routledge, Brill, etc... these are all very much established academic papers and whatnot. Everyone is encouraged to scrutinize the prospect so as to correct any flaws or errors in one's subject.
The person who started it is Jacque Fresco who's resume you can view here
; you can also find many interviews, lectures and broadcasts done by the man if you want to know more about him.
As for the agenda, well my friend the agenda is to create awareness about new alternatives to the current social system in particularly those that are based upon equality, good social relations, eliminating Social-Darwinian tendencies and moving from a system that is not based on monetary exchanged but on the sound and scientific usage of resources. It is also about promoting a Utilitarian lifestyle... I would say we are more of a sub-culture than anything else.
cults are defined as ''' destructie ''''' i would say '''''' controling '''' would be a better definition
and with the anonymity of the web members dont really know who is at the helm do they
Well in order to do that you would have to point out who would be the leader of the movement... all I know are people who are designated as coordinators and they cannot be considered. I have never been told what to do, how to do it or been forced to go to meetings to be honest. There have been times when I decided to go to a meeting but then at the last moment thought I didn't want to cause I was too tired. I never got any kind of harassment for doing this several times so I do not think it is controlling.