TheVoidIkeda ghandi King nonsense
I found this which may or may not be the edited version as they strung this out for a full day.
Yes, that's the one that used to make me go all teary eyed - it seems so lame now.
This reminds me:
Did you all ever notice how the cult org. conditions you to automatically revere certain tier levels of "leaders"? When one tier is physically absent, then the tier right below it is automatically shifted up a level or two, by default, at least until a higher leveled tier leader reappears (usually to crack the whip or knock some heads together).
Example (from my time in):
In group or tier ONE
, you would have -
1. Ikeda - The Dear Leader
2. $GI VP's - maybe Akiya or Wada or somebody who is the flavor of the day / time
(There used to be a single top tier level above Ikeda, until the excommunication, which completely eliminated it. This group is also always from the motherland, of course.)Group / Tier TWO -
3. Williams-Sadanaga or current General Director of whatever cult org. subsidiary country
4. Kikumura, Kudamatsu, Fujioka, Matsuoka, Yokota, or some other Japanese
(This group is usually
of Japanese ancestry or some "x" generation transplanted from the motherland. National cult org. leaders.)Group / Tier THREE -
5. National "YOUTH!" "leaders", a mixed bag of Japanese and / or caucasians, that constantly changes like a game of musical chairs
(All the above groups are full-on salaried cult org. positions, btw.)Group / Tier FOUR -
6. More regional "leaders", Headquarters, etc.
(From this level, there could be an occasional semi-salaried cult org. worker to be found, who has one foot in the cult org. payroll, but is still hustling in the outside world. They may one day be welcomed in fully, or just remain as such forever.)Group / Tier FIVE -
7. Lower level "leadership", like District, hans, etc.
(These are all strictly all volunteer levels, some of whom may be aspiring to climb up the ladder, many are not, but most are just used for as long as they are effective and manageable. Faces come and go, positions eliminated, members shifted around, all at whim. I've even seen families broken apart and placed purposely into different districts, hans, etc..)
Every group or tier lives in slight fear of the one above it. The higher up you go, the more pressure, the more riding on it, hence, the more fear, which all rolls down to the other lower levels, until things change or improve (i.e., membership numbers / propaganda subscriptions / zaimu amounts / meeting attendance numbers / numbers-numbers-numbers). If not, the sh*t starts to roll back up again and the whole process repeats itself.
I'm probably leaving a few things out, but the above is what first springs to my mind.
So, how does this all relate back to "holly-golightly's" post? Well, when The Dear Leader is on the screen, conditioned tears of joy and reverence. This automatically shifts to your country's general director. When they are not in front of you, the worshiping and following guidance shifts again to other national cult org. "leader" big wigs (who have the general directors' ear, who has The Dear Leader's ear, etc.). National cult org. "leaders" blow into towns and areas, are treated like literal VIP's by the hardcore brainwashed members below them. Once they depart the area, the lower level tier "leaders" take over, and on down it goes, all the way to the lowly ordinary "member" who's just trying to do the right thing in life, but has inadvertently been hooked by the cult org. like a fish on wire allowed to swim around thinking they are free, until the chain / fishing line gets, inevitably, yanked around again.
Some forever remain, getting yanked around, others manage to climb up the ladder a little and start begin helping in the yanking of others. When some of these fishies have babies, they make sure to place a little hook into them, too. Be a good little cult fishie, give us your eggs and go out and hook others --> you will be rewarded, either mystically (in your mind) or literally (come deeper into the cult fold to help us with the yanking, we'll pay you for it, too).
And some, like all of us here, somehow manage to pull that hook out (yet scars remain), or cut the line, maybe accidently leaving it a little too long (in which it may just get caught up again somewhere else), or even just swim away only to bite onto another piece of bait all over again.