While Marc Gafni attempts to package himself as a spiritual and sexual revolutionary, he has shown himself to be yet another ethical train wreck--a sexual predator with a pretty face, an impressive resume, and terrifying charisma.
As Tyra Banks so wisely puts it, I like the "ugly-pretty." This is an intellectual interpretation of prettiness: if you don't find my shapeless clothes and lack of discernible makeup attractive, then clearly you don't understand.
We need a more coherent counter-terrorism response than Donald Trump's call to "close down" parts of the Internet in response to ISIS recruitment, his labeling of free speech advocates as "foolish," and his calls to ban all Muslims from entering the United States.
The good news, and I speak here as a former member of a totalistic group, is that the 'cult' word has finally leapt into the conversation about ISIS. But it does so in a way that barely scratches the surface of what makes ISIS a cult; what draws people to it; and how to stop them.
It's the stuff of sci-fi movies. But a mind-control revolution is coming in which people can increasingly use their minds to control objects, moods and assorted devices, and the gaming industry seems to be leading the charge.