Cult Mentality: The Visceral World of Emotional Manipulators

A common Old-World parenting strategy consists of showing dangerous objects to toddlers and labeling them as “poop.” Once defined as objects of revulsion, these things become off-limits. The matchbox? “Poop.” Mommy’s prescription meds? “Poop.” The cooking range plates? “Poop.” As their world becomes organized around the dichotomy of what is good and what is “poop,” […]