So I watched, painfully, the horrendous second episode of Oprah's Infomercial for The Secret, Part 2, of probably 10 in the next year.
It was actually much worse than I thought it would be. There were absolutely no critics allowed to speak at all. Zero. There was one lady would was a Christian who had some problems with it, but they just blew her off with rapid-pseudo-babble.
So this show was literally a full-hour hard sell Infomercial for these products. Its clear Oprah believes in them personally, and is using her influence to get her audience of millions to believe them.
They had wall to wall TESTIMONIALS from desperate people. There were people saying just HEARING The Secret "changed their life in 24 hrs". Yeah? Talk to the fat, depressed, divorced, jobless people in about 2 weeks, or 6 months, to see how excited they are then.
Its clear with shows like this, Oprah is running the worlds biggest LGAT. Hearing these manic testimonials with tears, you felt you were in a Landmark testimonial pitch.
You had desperate people with horrible pain and clinical depression, claiming 24 hour Miracle Cures, people with their eyes bugging out in a Manic state, talking about an Awakening, and Transformation. Oprah came right out and said the ONLY reason she is doing her show is to create "MOMENTS OF TRANSFORMATION" inside people. That is the LGAT moment. She admitted what she is doing to people.
Oprah is running the worlds biggest LGAT in the world with tens of millions of people, and she knows it, and runs it very carefully, to produce the desired effect.
Oprah said her entire TV show is really about The Secret, she is a total believer and told people to "Follow The Secret".
She has also become extremely arrogant, she says this is the way the Universe is, its The TRUTH.
Power Corrupts, and its clear the power has gone to her head. She said she is literally doing the Work of God. She really said that, that is what she believes.
By the way, Oprah said those who are mediocre, criticize those who are excellent. She repeated it 5x, so that means she is excellent, and her critics are mediocre, and jealous of her.
Oprah has also unleashed 2 more new Age Gurus on the soccer moms of America to be milked like fattened cattle.
James Ray: who is a new Werner Erhard type, very slick and sleazy, and who is a Tony Robbins clone, repeating Robbins exact words verbatim, over and over.
He said there is World Peace in HIS world, because he ignores the world.
Oprah just crowned this sleazy salesman James Ray the new Werner Erhard. There were some horrible complaints about this guy on the Oprah boards, people getting ripped off 10K, and lots of people burning their feet in his "fire-walk" and not being allowed to go to the hospital. This guy is very bad.
Michael Beckwith: is a slick guy, gift of the gab. He calls himself a Dr., but he is not a real doctor, he got a diploma a few years ago from the church of Religious Science, and then left their church, and started his own church. He claims 10,000 members, whereas he is listed as having 2,500.
This is Oprah's pet-project, maybe her new Dr. Phil.
This guy needs to be watched, he has started his own church, and is asking for cars, leases, gas money, phones, whatever you got, he'll take it!!
These guys have taken their sleazy DONATE page down, to hide it from the Oprah public, but its in the google cache.
So Oprah is selling this to her followers, with all of her power and influence. The reality is that Oprah is running a type of personality cult around herself, its a consumer cult, she says what to buy, and they buy it.
Power corrupts, and its corrupted her, like it would pretty much anyone else.
She is surrounded by acolytes, and the reality is that everyone around her will go along with her, as you would have to be nuts not to. Get on her show, you sell a million books. That's why Power Corrupts!!
I give Oprah an F on this.
My view is Oprah is running the worlds biggest LGAT, by her own words she wants MOMENTS OF TRANSFORMATION for her viewers, same thing as an LGAT wants.
Oprah is an extremely talented performer and persuader and communicator. But its clear its gone to her head, and now she thinks she knows the Secrets of the Universe, and she is going to get her legions of followers...to follow her. And they are mostly following her.
I have not watched her show really for a few years, but what I say in this was very ugly, and very sleazy and manipulative, and dishonest.
As they say, money talks, bullshit walks.
That's life. You don't get to be a Billionaire by magic, but you do by mass persuasion, which is what Oprah is doing.
And she's proud of it, after all, she is doing Gods Work revealing the Truth of the Universe to the unwashed multitude, and saving them from their clinical depression, joblessness, lonliness, debt, illness, no health insurance, and misery.