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kingofthenothing - 2018-03-26

Saw it. Binged it. Shit is nuts.

At first they kind of take it easy on the cult. They make it seem like the locals are a bunch of bigoted hicks and the cult was just this persecuted minority... kind of.

When you think they're probably some alright guys, the documentary hits you with the dawning horror and the "they did what now?" factor.

There's a lot that was left out. A lot of incriminating stuff about them wasn't shown. A guy found stuff from dumpster diving and they don't show you exactly what he found, even though the guy, I'm sure, would have been happy to share that informaton.

badideasinaction - 2018-03-26

Yeah, I think I’d be annoyed because I’ve seen a few docs on this story already so the slow reveal would just result in eye-rolling.

Siebenstein - 2018-03-27

I thought Baghwan himself gets off easy here, the blame rests almost entirely on Sheela. I didn't know anything about the cult before, so I don't know.

I loved the cinematic style, I didn't love the seven hour runtime.

kingofthenothing - 2018-03-27

I think the lawyer guy probably blocked a lot of the content that could have come out.

One of the ladies in this documentary, the one with the syringe, you'll know who I'm talking about, wrote a book on her experiences. In her book, (I only know because of Wikipedia, full disclosure) she says her kids were sexually assaulted in the cult.

She was one of the higher ups. She was one of the inner circle. If it happened to her kids, it probably happened to a lot of other kids.

Why there wasn't a big deal made of that, I'll never know.

StanleyPain - 2018-03-26

The good will do the best they can and the bad will do the worst they can, but to make people do really evil things, you need religion.

BHWW - 2018-03-28

I actually watched a video of some extreme libertarian defending the Rajneeshi cult because "they wouldn't have done it if the government would have just left them alone".

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