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Bust those memes
Once at an AA meeting, someone said, 'I thought I'd never get addicted to alcohol because I was smart. I did not know that my addiction would use my intelligence against me.'
The best and most effective cults co-opt your critical reasoning, and use your intelligence against you.
You think you're free, but are on a cognitive leash that is 50 miles long, and gives you lots of free movement, but is still, nevertheless, a leash.
You may have doubts and deep misgivings, but they are like shadow boxing or a rigged election.
Those doubts dont challenge your fundamental entrapment. As long as you're not willing to question the bliss or 'sense of empowerment' produced by problematic LGATs, you're their property, just the way a junkie or a crack addict is the property of the dope dealer.
I had years of doubts concerning the charismatic person I was involved with and those doubts did me no good at all.
Critical thinking does not help if it has been co-opted to serve a cult, a religion, an abusive relationship, creepy corporation or a political ideology.
Test everything. Assume nothing.