Netflix's Wild Wild Country Explores the Northwest's Most Notorious Cult


It's good to be the Baghwan.
i got sucker punched in a belltown by one of these fucks. asswipe admitted it was unprovoked, didn’t know why he did it, he just did. he waited for me outside the bar until it closed and then asked me to punch him back...color under the sun unclefuck.
@2 the fuck? That a spiritually advanced move?
Does it bother anyone else that the reviewer started off two separate paragraphs with the same conjunctive adverb ("Indeed")? No, just me?
One hot mess. Too long and too reliant on the views of Osho's lieutenants. Also incurious about the internal workings/manipulations of Rajneeshpuram operations and the abuse of its members. By the end I wanted to punch Swami Prem Niren in the face even more than Sheela.
The reviewer summed up my thoughts perfectly. Couldn't agree more.
it had waaaay too much music in it.
One of the interesting things to me about the review is a lack of consideration that perhaps the Oregonians are indoctrinated, too. What cult do we live in? How are we made and remade into the people we are under contemporary capitalism? We think of ourselves as not somehow 'indoctrinated', yet we are living at a time of mass inequality, intense alienation, lack of care for fellow human beings, mental health crises, and political leadership that wants to drive us into extinction while making themselves incredibly wealthy. Why is one a cult, and the other not? I think the documentary provokes these thoughts by understanding the hypocrisy of the situation: a handful of white settler colonialists who drove mass genocide (and continue to) getting angry at new settlers for disrupting their way of life? The irony is delicious, and one the filmmakers do explore.