Since the Hash House Harriers is considered a subculture, I'd like to examine what defines a cult. What characteristics come together to determine if
something is a cult.
Regarding the Hash House Harriers, I've already provided proof that they consider their group to be religious. They even have a Religious Advisor
declared within each kennel.
Here is a list of cult characteristics proceeded by a note from the author. -
"Compare these patterns to the situation you were in (or in which you, a family member, or friend is currently involved). This list may help you
determine if there is cause for concern. Bear in mind that this list is not meant to be a “cult scale” or a definitive checklist to determine if a
specific group is a cult. This is not so much a diagnostic instrument as it is an analytical tool."
- The group displays excessively zealous and unquestioning commitment to its leader and (whether he is alive or dead) regards his belief system,
ideology, and practices as the Truth, as law.
- Questioning, doubt, and dissent are discouraged or even punished.
- Mind-altering practices (such as meditation, chanting, speaking in tongues, denunciation sessions, and debilitating work routines) are used in
excess and serve to suppress doubts about the group and its leader(s).
- The leadership dictates, sometimes in great detail, how members should think, act, and feel (for example, members must get permission to date,
change jobs, marry—or leaders prescribe what types of clothes to wear, where to live, whether or not to have children, how to discipline children,
and so forth).
- The group is elitist, claiming a special, exalted status for itself, its leader(s) and members (for example, the leader is considered the
Messiah, a special being, an avatar—or the group and/or the leader is on a special mission to save humanity).
- The group has a polarized us-versus-them mentality, which may cause conflict with the wider society.
- The leader is not accountable to any authorities (unlike, for example, teachers, military commanders or ministers, priests, monks, and rabbis of
mainstream religious denominations).
- The group teaches or implies that its supposedly exalted ends justify whatever means it deems necessary. This may result in members'
participating in behaviors or activities they would have considered reprehensible or unethical before joining the group (for example, lying to family
or friends, or collecting money for bogus charities).
- The leadership induces feelings of shame and/or guilt iin order to influence and/or control members. Often, this is done through peer pressure
and subtle forms of persuasion.
- Subservience to the leader or group requires members to cut ties with family and friends, and radically alter the personal goals and activities
they had before joining the group.
- The group is preoccupied with bringing in new members.
- The group is preoccupied with making money.
- Members are expected to devote inordinate amounts of time to the group and group-related activities.
- Members are encouraged or required to live and/or socialize only with other group members.
- The most loyal members (the “true believers”) feel there can be no life outside the context of the group. They believe there is no other way
to be, and often fear reprisals to themselves or others if they leave (or even consider leaving) the group.
After examining these reference points, I have no choice but to determine that the Hash House Harriers was indeed designed by Gispert to be a cult,
which was later manipulated further by the KGB.
I realize that this may be a shock to people who have been involved in hashing for a long time & never stopped to consider exactly what they were
It's OK if you've been fooled by them because it's easy to be drawn into the idea of having "fun" & achieving close nit friends as many hash
websites brag about. Now that you are becoming aware of how psychology is being used upon its members & for what purpose, it's time to get out. Run
like you've never r*n before. It's not ('u') you they're concerning with & allowing them to have access to your energy is not doing you any
Gispert & his cronies obviously started this fraternity as a facade to their luciferian agenda as well as a means to funnel money into activities that
their "brothers" were or weren't privy to.
When the KGB began infiltrating the Hasher subculture, they knew the psychology to use in order to promote their agenda of breaking down American
morals & values. Shortly after this, it was bye-bye Leave it to Beaver & hello Lady Gaga.
The Illuminati is a cult & needs sub-cults to promote their own ideals.
They want nothing more than to dumb down people & promote ritualistic abuse. As soon as it becomes the norm to humiliate yourself & degrade the people
you consider to be friends, all bets are off & they have moved in for the check mate.
I will post more evidence as it arises.
Thank you for your attention.
[edit on 31-5-2010 by Afterthought]
[edit on 31-5-2010 by Afterthought]