The cult of Right-wing illiberals

Think about it. When someone joins a cult, they don’t try to align their thinking to that of the other members; they surrender it. Being a cult member is about relinquishing your critical faculties and instead embracing a single dominant story (the word “narrative” cannot be used in this instance, as it contains the possibility of complexity and nuance). People within a cult are no longer individuals, but instead part of a giant amoeba that functions with the same voice coming out of every mouth.

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