Being not obliged to swear in words allegiance to any Master; Wherever the Storm drags me, I am turned in as a guest. (Horace’s Epistle to Maecenas)
This is a list of the videos that I have made which can be grouped under the idea of a ‘World Cult’.
The usual caveats apply. Each video is the flourishing of how I was at that moment in time. My struggle to sanely make sense of the insanity of this place I find myself in. Every video contains what I now view as mistakes. Take each video as you see fit, for yourself.
WCVO1: Are you in a Cult?
Originally published to YouTube 9th August 2019
As one of my earliest videos, the production quality is poor even for me. An edited an updated transcript is available here: Are you in a cult?
Despite the mistakes I made in this video, and the things that I no longer agree with: this video does contain the core how I see this world. When I left my small destructive cult I found myself back in the world. And with my upgraded eyes, I saw that the broader world I found myself in could be well modelled as a destructive cult. And it was far more invidious and insidious.
WCV02: 2 + 2 = 5
Originally published to YouTube 28th October 2019
The motto I use – Being not obliged to swear in words allegiance to any Master; Wherever the Storm drags me, I am turned in as a guest. (Horace’s Epistle to Maecenas) – is the full English translation of some words that the supposed Horace supposedly wrote to the supposed Maecenas.)
The motto of the Royal Society is ‘Nullius in Verbs” which is a contraction of the same quote. And they use to mean ‘on no one else’s word.’ Alas, despite these fine sentiments, the Royal Society does not function this way. Nor does the cult of Science, which is the current expression much of the World Cult’s belief systems.
The video is split into two halves and probably would be more entertaining if I had combined it into one with less repetition. But for those with the patience to endure, I feel the point is made more forcefully.
WCV03: The End is Nigh (Part One)
Originally published to YouTube 29th October 2019
A rather silly little video, but I think it makes a certain point quite clearly.
WCV04: The End is Nigh (Part Two)
Originally published to YouTube 31st October 2019
Following on from the theme of the first video but longer and with more content.
WCV05: The End is Nigh (Part Three)
Originally Published to YouTube 2nd February 2020.
“Climate Change believers are allegorical members of the Nazi Party.” This video explores this. If one thinks through what I am saying, it will be clear how this fits into the category of ‘The World Cult.”