and/or adults reduced to infantile states by these 'programs'.
"To tell you the truth, I always realized Werner was the source of est and thought we just came along with the furniture, you know.
“We got to look at what we all brought with us that was actually a part of the integrity of est. You see, without the part that Laurel represents, and without the part the Elaine represents, it’s not complete, and without the part that I represent, it’s not complete either. As est developed, some things were added that seemed to be necessary for putting it out into the world. Things like what Jack brought in, what Rich brought in, and what other people brought in, too. It isn’t that anyone was personally necessary, but whatever it was that we presented was and certainly is part of what est is."
I would say, "Sister, you did 'just come along with the furniture', because your leader is a psychopath."
That said, presumably not all of the academic and other enablers of this monster were/are psychopaths, and I hold them as being way more culpable than this female minion.
Yes, child abuse would be an inevitable outcome of people with this mindset, and it is a very lucrative way to finance any number of other endeavors.