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The Left Hunts Down Anyone Who Offends Their Cult

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The Left Hunts Down Anyone Who Offends Their Cult

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Is Leftism a Cult and if so, what might their doctrine be? I tell you what I have determined by listening closely to them for a few years. I go over the ways in which Leftists are like Scientologists by looking at the concept of "Suppressive People" and how once someone has dared to question Cult Doctrine they are ostracized, smeared and attacked. I also go over a whole bunch of people who have been declared to be in violation of Leftist Cult Doctrine.

 

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Flying monkeys (psychology)
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Flying monkeys is a phrase used in popular psychology mainly in the context of narcissistic abuse. They are people who act on behalf of a narcissist to a third party, usually for an abusive purpose.[1][2] The phrase has also been used to refer to people who act on behalf of a psychopath for a similar purpose.[3] An alternative word is apaths.[4] Abuse by proxy (or proxy abuse) is a closely related or synonymous concept.[5]

Flying monkeys are distinct from enablers. Enablers just allow or cover for the narcissist's (abuser's) own bad behavior.[6] The phrase, originally winged monkeys, is derived from L. Frank Baum's classic children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The wicked witch sent them to carry out her attacks.[7]

Flying monkeys can be anyone who believes the narcissist's fake persona including the narcissist's spouse, child, friend, sibling or cousin.[8]

According to Atkinson, flying monkeys are usually unwittingly manipulated people who believe the smearsabout the victim although they may be another narcissist working in tandem.[2]

According to Vaknin, proxy abusers can be:[5]
  • the abuser's associates
  • the victim's associates – manipulated to side with the abuser.
  • authority and institutional figures – manipulated to side with the abuser.
Tactics
The flying monkey does the narcissist’s bidding to inflict additional torment on the target. It may consist of spying, spreading gossip, threatening, painting the narcissist as the victim (victim playing) and the target as the perpetrator (victim blaming). Despite this, the narcissist does not hesitate to make flying monkeys his or her scapegoats when and if needed.[8][9]

The flying monkeys may make it seem like the narcissist is not really involved. They are likely to have no idea that they are being used.[9]

Multiple flying monkeys are likely to act as a mobbing force against a victim.[10]

In divorce conflicts, the children can be used by one party as a weapon against the other party.[5]

Motivation
The motives behind the narcissist's support group can be multiple. Service providers may be seduced by the narcissist's charm into taking a one-sided perspective.[11] Family members may in good faith attempt to sort out the "problematic one".[12] The codependent may seek to participate in the narcissist's omnipotence, or use them as sanction for their own aggressive instincts.[13] Alternatively, others may simply be swept up by force of personality to define the situation along the narcissist's own lines.[14]