They add that in the cultists
' quest for power and position, it is not uncommon to find Vice-Chancellors patronising campus cultists
to help them consolidate their positions or deal with their perceived political enemies.
Thus, the pioneer secret cultists
saw themselves as front-runners in the fight to liberate fellow students from the oppressive forces of some of their lecturers and government machinery (Akpan, 1997, Aluede, 1998 & Ngodo & Anuna 1996).
Soft drink laced with cyanide was ready for the cultists
and their children to drink, while it was squirted into the babies' mouths.
As a specialist of the John Frum cult in Tanna (Vanuatu), one of the most famous Cargo cults in popular and scientific literature, his main ambition is to stress the complexities of such movements by showing that if factually they are basically Melanesian, accounts about them are mostly Western: "Postwar cultural anthropologists and cargo cultists
worked to make sense of each other's horizon" though neither Lindstrom nor other anthropologists who worked on John Frum materials (see for example O'Reilly, Guiart, Bonnemaison, Brunton, Bastin or myself) have much insisted on the notion of "Cargo cult" even if through the quality of their ethnographies, they have contributed to raise John Frum to the Cargo Cults' top ten in the Western imagination.
Today's terrorism scare is a moral panic--just like the 1950s fear of "creeping communism;' the 1960s reaction against rock and roll, the 1970s belief that cultists
were spiriting away our children, the 1980s anxiety that no child was safe in a daycare center, and the 1990s fear that violent video games were inaugurating a youth crime epidemic.
The plot is really quite good even if on paper it sounds a little far fetched with cultists
, alien technology and gruesome experiments all rolled into one.
Whedon's work expands from the requisite male fan base to include female cultists
because, as he notes, ``The woman who is kicking the boo-tay is always going to be an obsession of mine.
Based on the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, a "Fractured Fairy Tales" version of Sir Lancelot's initiation into King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table, it's a godsend to Python cultists
in the audience, who greet each comic routine with the ecstatic outburst of rock fans hearing the first notes of a beloved hit.
But then nothing surprises me about the mawkish Diana cultists
who still revere her memory.
have also told me that Jesus (being the God-Man) is the perfect sum-total of all
For these zealous cultists
, Kinsey's "sex science" tomes, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953), have become the new holy writ.
But somehow, as the silly and the serious vied for supremacy 011 Broadway, the great mass audience drifted away, leaving this uniquely American art form to the tourists and the cultists