World Transformation Movement: A new cult?
If you’ve read my other blog on the human condition you’ll know I don’t much like the World Transformation Movement (WTM) and Jeremy Griffiths work. Why do I take umbrage at him?
I dislike the manner in which his books are written. The fact that he claims there is a single truth to the Human Condition. That his books, his movement will save the world. I also dislike that his writing style is designed to brainwash and beguile.
Is it fair that he should play on people’s anxieties? Is it fair that he should seduce people with his repetition?
If only it were so easy that a book could save the world.
I’m all for action and a belief that humanity is not that bad. But I don’t want to join a movement and pay a fee. Especially for something that seems cult like.
Cult like because of its dogmatic insistence on a singular truth. A truth you must accept before you belong. Cult like because Jeremy portrays’ himself as a new Messiah, here to save us from our impending doom.
No easy answer
This site was inspired partly to counter those like Jeremy’s. It doesn’t convey a singular truth. It doesn’t offer easy answers. And it gives credence to different viewpoints. It does not expect to save the world. Although it hopes in some small way to add to it. Make it better than it was before.
I’m not sure we need a movement and brainwashing book like Jeremy’s. Just recognition that, small things – for better or worse – add up to that state of the world. And it’s worth always trying to be our best.
Regarding truth, there are no easy answers. Natural contingency dominates our lives. Good things happen to bad people. Reason and knowledge and morals are ways to fight back.
About the World Transformation Movement, Matt, Sep 2016