I have noticed an tendency towards conspiracy theories among the ex-jw community. Others, like myself are allergic to anything that hints of belief in a conspiracy. Then it occurred to me that this should not be surprising; the teachings of the borg amount to a conspiracy theory more fanciful than anything ever promoted by David Ike and his ilk (see what I did there?)
To be a JW you have to believe that the world is under the secret control of an invisible wicked spirit whose principle aim is to disrupt the lives of the group you belong to. Every bad thing that happens is attributed to this secret enemy known only to those “in the know”.
You accept that you have inside information hidden form the rest of the world about the biggest event in history that any day will see the obliteration of more than 99% of earths population, you also know exactly who will survive this event – you and your fellow conspirators.
You must be convinced that all religious beliefs are misguided apart from the ever-changing views of the one tiny organisation, which you happened to discover.
One day soon the collective member states of the United Nations, apparently bored with dealing with real issues, will focus their combined might against your little group.
You must accept that the creator of the universe communicates his will via a tiny group of 9 or 10 old men, whose names you hardly know, who meet in secret sessions in an office in NY.
Is there any conspiracy theory more extreme than this, and this is only the tip of a huge incongruous iceberg, as we all know.
Is it years of borg training that makes people vulnerable to this kind of thinking, or does the borg attract people with this sort of view?