American ideology reduces enemies of the US to the worst, decontextualized moments in their history. The way to counter this is talk about countries like China, North Korea, Cuba etc, with the same historical context offered to Canada or western Europe.
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The US government and some US media is trying to get us used to the idea that we should return back to work, and get over the fact millions will die.
We can't let that happen. If there was ever grounds that warrant mass strike action, this would be the time.
They're trying to test how much they can get away with, and with the absolute disgrace of the Democrats in the electoral realm, and the broader failure of American capitalist society with coronavirus, now is the time to show we aren't going to take this shit much longer.
Personally, I try to avoid calling religious groups like this a cult. Of course, "cult" in a traditional, value-neutral sense really just means a regional and localized religious belief. But it also has a lot of negative ideological baggage.
However, there are a couple traits of Shincheonji that make me feel comfortable calling it a cult, even with the negative connotation.
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In China and Russia, there were conspiracy theories that SARS was a US bioweapon. This is probably not true, but makes a semblance of sense compared to the unhinged, xenophobic COVID-19 conspiracy theories of the American right.