“Stone walls do not a prison make
Nor iron bars a cage.”
Psychologically, emotionally, financially, spiritually and socially Bishops are imprisoned in a cult. By choice each has entered into The Cult ofHierarchs. And, like all members of any cult, once chosen the cult is a total immersion, closed reinforcing instrument from which there is almost no possibility of one lone cult member breaking out of the cult cage. In the case of Bishops their cage is a gilded cage.
What chance does an isolated member of a cult have of perceiving the evil in which his or her cult is participating, especially when such awareness would make him or her a threat and persona non grata to the other members of the cult and would result in a loss of many or all of the positive reinforcements that a cult has to offer its compliant members and the imposition of the negative restraints that a cult possesses to keep the non-compliant in their place? The answer is near zero. Even if a cult member is out daily among ordinary people selling flowers at a traffic light or doing some other task the cult orders, there is little possibility of the cult member thinking about escaping.
The reason for this is all cults know if they first imprison the brain of a person, they usually need not worry about how free the body is to interact with everyday people. Once a person enters a cult, especially after a long period of observation, evaluation and vetting by the cult in order to make sure he or she has the “right stuff,” what real chance is there that the person will see even the most bizarre irrationalities and glaring evils that the cult is engages in? There is little chance! It is in the nature of cults that a person cannot see that he or she is imprisoned. The cage in which the person is locked is invisible to the person, because members are trained before and after entering not to see it. The life of a person life in a cult is then one of being unable to see, but imagining that he can see. Indeed, imagining he can see better than others and therefore is entitled to be an overseer of others.
Thirteen years of ten of thousand of Catholics from the U.S. going 7,000 miles to kill Arab people in the Middle East, millions killed and maimed including tens, perhaps hundreds, of thousands of children, and the U.S. Catholic Bishops as a unit, the USCCB, has not spoken a word to morally prohibit U.S. Catholics from taking part in this high-tech slaughter of the defenseless and innocent person post-utero. Thirteen years and not a peep out of the gilded episcopal cage. That is an achievement in cult single-mindedness, obsequiousness and submission that L. Ron Hubbard would have envied! Cult discipline is the only explanation for 278 highly educated Catholic Bishops—who are ordained to lead Christians placed by Jesus in their spiritual and moral care to live lives in conformity with the Gospel and to save souls—marching as one in lockstep silence for thirteen years, as tens upon tens of thousands of U.S. Catholic are enticed or forced into the wicked world of human slaughter.
A free bird leaps on the back of the wind
floats downstream till the current ends
and dips his wing in the orange suns rays and dares to claim the sky.
But a bird that stalks down its narrow cage
can seldom see through his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he open his throat and sings.
The caged bird sings with a fearful trill
of things unknown but longed for still
and his tune is heard on a distant hill
for the caged bird sings of freedom.
-Maya Angelou, Caged Bird
-Emmanuel Charles McCarthy