Saturday, October 27, 2007

MOVE: Where Thought Becomes Optional

I have already written about MOVE's inconsequential campaign against the Guinness Book Of World Records, not out of fear that they will succeed, but more so out of a desire to point out that it is yet another example of the cult's absurdity. Their cause, to have the Guinness Book Of World Records remove the reference of MOVE as a cult that committed mass suicide is as just the latest in MOVE antics.

And while I am not one to go out of my way to quote myself, I can't get away from a piece I wrote some time ago questioning the sincerity of MOVE's leadership with regards to their so-called desire to "Free The MOVE 9".
I wrote that:

"No authoritarian cult can exist without it’s "true believers" being deeply involved in a "cause". The likely futility of said cause is largely irrelevant. For the ultimate goal is not the success of the cause, but rather a means to an ends. That end being the continued psychological enslavement of the cult member or adherent."

MOVE's rather silly "campaign" against Guinness, which has a few hundred signatures, a number of them questionable as to their authenticity, do more to make the point that MOVE is a cult than it does to convince one that it isn't.
The comments left by signers of the petition initially makes one wonder if their first enemy is the English language and the Guinness Book Of World Records second. And if it were possible, they make me that much more certain that my choice to abandon MOVE's world of tragic deception, could not have been more correct.

An intelligent comment on the petition is rare, one that comes close to being accurate that much more so. and all of the esoteric blathering evoking images of creepy losers with too much time on their hands, attaching their name and time to whatever anti-American cause that crosses their path. In that context, it is somewhat surprising that the MOVE petition has not garnered thousands instead of hundreds of signatures.

But in the end, it is what it is. A distraction, an arrogant, and if I were still around MOVE, insulting one.

The petition against Guinness is futile, but it does have a point. It gives people in and close to MOVE something to be upset about, to get worked up over, and to "work" on. Never mind the fact that it is aimed at causing an already printed book, already in bookstores and selling, to remove a rather inconsequential note from it's pages, because a couple of hundred mis-guided people want them to.

There is no question outside of a few individuals that MOVE is a violent cult, with a violent history, whose members actions directly led to the deaths of 11 people, including children. Even a cursory examination of the facts of that day make it clear that the only possible result of MOVE's actions on that day would have been death. After all, what could be more suicidal than to open fire on hundreds of heavily armed police officers when you had no chance of defeating them?

But more than just suicide, it was murder. The children, who were no more members of MOVE than they were members of the Republican Party were brought to that house by MOVE, to die. There is no amount of rationalization and revisionist history that can alter that fact.

The coward, cult leader, John Africa, could not fulfill his ego by bringing death down only upon himself. Much like Jim Jones before him, he needed to bring down those around him in order to bring himself satisfaction. It is a tired and tragic story that has been repeated again and again and MOVE has yet to explain it in any kind of way without employing tactics of deceit.

But again, to quote myself, it is not that MOVE lies, but MOVE is a lie. And for lies to work on a consistent basis, there needs to be distractions from those lies which may become cause for thoughts to intrude upon.

And more than any words on a page from a book of World Records, that is the biggest danger to an entity like MOVE.


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