If you’ve ever been in something like the cult of qanon, you’ll be familiar with the pattern of the group’s response to any embarrassing or humiliating action. The first several weeks of a cult member’s life are a blur of group drama, confusion, and chaos. The group tries to make sense of this chaos, sort it out, and sort out their next step. But the chaos doesn’t stop.
The thing is, this chaos is not entirely bad. In fact, it may even be a good thing. In the cult of qanon, every member has a unique story about what happened. They also go through the same pattern of confusion, drama, and chaos. So each time a member fails, the group has a chance to see the guy who did it and get a clearer picture of the guy he was trying to be.
Qanon is a cult. Its members are constantly making mistakes that might have been avoided if the group weren’t so obsessed with trying to figure out how to fix themselves. These mistakes include, but not limited to, using the wrong ingredients in their food (and their food is always delicious), making the wrong move, and leaving the party midway through the night when they should have been getting out. Every member also has a story about how they came to their current situation.
So in other words, all cults are flawed. The more successful ones are the ones that are always trying to do the right thing, even if they don’t always succeed. Some cults have a leader or a leader-like figure who is always trying to figure out how to stop the bad things that happen. But others are just like everyone else. Many cults are like this, but some are more like this (i.e. self-centered).
How do cults respond to failure? In the latest Q&A, Alexei Stavitsky of qanon revealed that he would rather not have to fail. They would just roll over and accept what is, even if it is a failure. That is their response to failure. But Alexei also said that even failures are worth it. He mentioned that he would rather be a failure than be a loser.
This is a great point. There’s a lot of talk about “failure” these days. But the truth is that if you are a cult like qanon, you probably don’t have a lot of people around you who would really care if you fail. It’s like having people around you who would care if you succeed. It’s almost like having others around you who would care if you fail. But when we’re talking about cults i.e.
qanon. Alexei told us that he had once been in a situation where he had to make a major mistake. He felt that it was okay because he didnt have anyone around to tell him how bad it was. He didnt have anyone around to tell him that its not okay.
That kind of thinking is the reason that cults die: when they lose their power over the people. In a cult you are not afraid of failure. In a cult you are afraid of failure. You are afraid of the people you are controlling. In a cult you are afraid of the people you are controlling. If you are controlling the people, then you are not being a good cult leader. And that is why cults die.
In the new Netflix series, “Hannibal”, the central character, Morde, is a cult leader. He’s the leader of a cult that has been trying to kill the government for years. He runs the cult with his brother, who is a soldier. The brothers are a bit of a team and are the closest thing to a family to Morde.
This is a bit of a generalization, but I think it’s a safe bet that most cults, if not all cults, are looking at their cult leaders as failures. The main difference between a cult leader and a cult leader is that in the case of cult leaders, you have to take the leadership role in such a way that you don’t let the cult-members down.