independent and unofficial
Prince fan community site
Mon 20th Aug 2018 5:14pm
Welcome! Sign up or enter username and password to remember me
Forum jump
Forums > General Discussion > A Bit Late But Has Anyone Seen "Wild Wild Country"?
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Reply   New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
Author

Tweet     Share

Message
Thread started 08/06/18 1:37am

Hamad

avatar

A Bit Late But Has Anyone Seen "Wild Wild Country"?

Just finished watch it, still processing all of that stuff. It killed any "good guys/bad guys" sensibilities I had in the beginning of watching the show. What did you guys think of it?

Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future...
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #1 posted 08/06/18 2:47pm

Francis77

I loved it. I didn't like it in the beginning but by the end, I loved it and it sort of blew me away. I ended up loving Sheila. I never understood why everyone was so crazy about the guru (I can't recall his name now, it's been a few months since I watched it) I never heard him say anything profound and I could never understand why all those people lost their shit over him and were excited to stand and cry and try to get a glimpse of him as he rode by in his Rolls Royce. But I loved Sheila and I love that she now works with handicapped people. It seems like a perfect place for her.

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #2 posted 08/06/18 2:50pm

Francis77

I"m also fascinated when I see people fall for these cults. I can't figure out why they do it and why they give all their money and sometimes give up their whole lives to be told what to do and how to act and what to think. It really shows you how broken people can be to fall for that stuff. And in the end, you saw how he treated Sheila and what he thought of her, even though she'd defended him to the death.

My two cents. smile

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #3 posted 08/06/18 5:48pm

KoolEaze

avatar

Francis77 said:

I loved it. I didn't like it in the beginning but by the end, I loved it and it sort of blew me away. I ended up loving Sheila. I never understood why everyone was so crazy about the guru (I can't recall his name now, it's been a few months since I watched it) I never heard him say anything profound and I could never understand why all those people lost their shit over him and were excited to stand and cry and try to get a glimpse of him as he rode by in his Rolls Royce. But I loved Sheila and I love that she now works with handicapped people. It seems like a perfect place for her.

Many people still quote him a lot on Facebook and other social networks, albeit mostly using the Osho moniker rather than the Bhagwan name.

I still remember those years when I first heard about that cult and saw it mentioned on TV very often, and how it all crashed in the end.

I always wondered how such a cult could attract such a huge gathering back then and then even move to the US and acquire land and practically build their own little town there without any problems whatsoever but this docu shed some light on that.

Great docu, very interesting.

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"




http://kooleasehvac.com/
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #4 posted 08/06/18 6:12pm

Hamad

avatar

KoolEaze said:

Francis77 said:

I loved it. I didn't like it in the beginning but by the end, I loved it and it sort of blew me away. I ended up loving Sheila. I never understood why everyone was so crazy about the guru (I can't recall his name now, it's been a few months since I watched it) I never heard him say anything profound and I could never understand why all those people lost their shit over him and were excited to stand and cry and try to get a glimpse of him as he rode by in his Rolls Royce. But I loved Sheila and I love that she now works with handicapped people. It seems like a perfect place for her.

Many people still quote him a lot on Facebook and other social networks, albeit mostly using the Osho moniker rather than the Bhagwan name.

I still remember those years when I first heard about that cult and saw it mentioned on TV very often, and how it all crashed in the end.

I always wondered how such a cult could attract such a huge gathering back then and then even move to the US and acquire land and practically build their own little town there without any problems whatsoever but this docu shed some light on that.

Great docu, very interesting.

Oh they're still attracting so many people to this day in the Indian headquarter and his literature is basically sweeping up the book stores & holistic therapy places, not to mention Pinterest lol While I'm conflicted about the whole Bhagwhan movement, seeing those angry bible thumbers who wanted & relentlessly tried their very best to "throw those strange outsiders out of America" didnt feel like I was looking through a time machine, unfortunately. The story painted a perfect picture of how the politics of fear via organized religion controlled the so-called democratic modern world and still do to this very day, just like everywhere else, the fear of the unknown (Just like one of those displeased angry white men said). Here's what pissed me off about the Baghwans though, why in the HELL would you choose to move in the middle of redneck nowhere when you have all that money & rescources? Why not Canada? lol

Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future...
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #5 posted 08/06/18 6:26pm

Hamad

avatar

My fave interviewee was Philip Niren (??). For every accusation against the movement & its culture, there was always logical and convincing defence to counter those allegations. Even though he's definitely a good lawyer and presented persuasive arguments, I felt he came from a genuine place, regardless of how I feel toward Osho. When he & Jane Stork exposed themselves and told their stories, they were so raw and heartfelt, it was hard to contain my emotions. My god, Jane Stork, I sobbed when she told the story about her coming back to the US to see her sick son despite the potentiality of her arrest. Super emotional stuff!

Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future...
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #6 posted 08/06/18 7:03pm

Francis77

Hamad said:

My fave interviewee was Philip Niren (??). For every accusation against the movement & its culture, there was always logical and convincing defence to counter those allegations. Even though he's definitely a good lawyer and presented persuasive arguments, I felt he came from a genuine place, regardless of how I feel toward Osho. When he & Jane Stork exposed themselves and told their stories, they were so raw and heartfelt, it was hard to contain my emotions. My god, Jane Stork, I sobbed when she told the story about her coming back to the US to see her sick son despite the potentiality of her arrest. Super emotional stuff!

Yes, it was heartbreaking!!

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #7 posted 08/07/18 9:53pm

nextedition

avatar

Francis77 said:

I"m also fascinated when I see people fall for these cults. I can't figure out why they do it and why they give all their money and sometimes give up their whole lives to be told what to do and how to act and what to think. It really shows you how broken people can be to fall for that stuff. And in the end, you saw how he treated Sheila and what he thought of her, even though she'd defended him to the death.

My two cents. smile

You mean like the Cathalic church or Islam?

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #8 posted 08/07/18 10:55pm

Hamad

avatar

nextedition said:

Francis77 said:

I"m also fascinated when I see people fall for these cults. I can't figure out why they do it and why they give all their money and sometimes give up their whole lives to be told what to do and how to act and what to think. It really shows you how broken people can be to fall for that stuff. And in the end, you saw how he treated Sheila and what he thought of her, even though she'd defended him to the death.

My two cents. smile

You mean like the Cathalic church or Islam?

Lets not insult people's beliefs please, thanks smile

Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future...
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #9 posted 08/09/18 9:52pm

nextedition

avatar

Hamad said:



nextedition said:




Francis77 said:


I"m also fascinated when I see people fall for these cults. I can't figure out why they do it and why they give all their money and sometimes give up their whole lives to be told what to do and how to act and what to think. It really shows you how broken people can be to fall for that stuff. And in the end, you saw how he treated Sheila and what he thought of her, even though she'd defended him to the death.


My two cents. smile



You mean like the Cathalic church or Islam?




Lets not insult people's beliefs please, thanks smile


So you can question one believe but not another believe? Aha, i see.
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #10 posted 08/09/18 10:53pm

Hamad

avatar

nextedition said:

Hamad said:

Lets not insult people's beliefs please, thanks smile

So you can question one believe but not another believe? Aha, i see.

You see nothing, mister.

Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future...
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply   New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Forums > General Discussion > A Bit Late But Has Anyone Seen "Wild Wild Country"?