But is it a cult? A cult is a group whose members have a great veneration of a person, ideal, or thing, especially as manifested by a body of admirers.
This would make mobocratic cult a mass of people who of great veneration for their cause with a rule of passion over reason. With more than half of the traits of a cult listed below (a cult is considered to have more than half) the occupiers are indeed a mobocratic cultist group.
Like any cult, attempts to disband are met with increasing violence. History will attest, attempts to disband cults often have a disastrous outcome. In true cult fashion, they will not go down without a fight. The longer the occupiers hold ground, the more entrenched they will become. It will become increasingly difficult and dangerous, potentially deadly. It will be nearly impossible to squelch this increasingly violent, malevolent cult without the use of force. It is destined not to end well. Hopefully the children the cultists have intentionally involved in their dangerous activities and frequently used as shields and as pawns don't get caught in the cross hairs. It would be tragic if innocent children were injured due to the actions of these obsessed cultists
The group is focused on a leader or idea to who members display excessively zealous, unquestioning commitment. The group is obsessively focused in their commitment to the occupy movement even if they don't know what the occupy movement stands for. YES
The group is preoccupied with bringing in new members and/or making money. Members are seeking new members, protesters seeking to obtain money and financing for themselves and supplies etc. for group: YES
Questioning, doubt, and dissent are discouraged. Probable, occupiers are told not to speak to reporters or outsiders.
Mind-numbing techniques (for example: meditation, chanting, denunciation sessions, or debilitating work routines) are used to suppress members' doubts. Drums say: YES
The group's leadership dictates how members should think, act, and feel. Women told not to report sexual assaults to police. occupiers told not to speak to reporters or outsiders: YES
The group has a polarized us vs. them mentality that causes conflict with the wider society. The occupiers vs. banks, police, Jews, the 1%: YES
The group is not accountable to any authorities. Occupiers vs. police YES
The group teaches or implies that its ends justify means that members would have considered unethical before joining the group. Fighting against police, vandalism, violence. YES
The group's leadership induces guilt feelings in members in order to control them. Intimidation and accusation are the most often used. No independent thinking is encouraged. Undetermined
Members' subservience to the group causes them to give up previous personal goals and interests while devoting inordinate amounts of time to the groups. Occupiers have left their their homes and families to join the group. Occupiers spend 24 hours a day seven days a week living with the group and focusing all their attention on the occupy movement. YES
(Also disregard for personal safety and safety of others to remain in the group).
Members are encouraged or required to live and/or socialize only with other group members. The groups are living in parks in tents, together. Occupiers are told not to speak to reporters or outsiders. YES
They are staying, they are not leaving despite the horrible weather conditions.
Focus on an imagined enemy: The enemy is seen to be the banks, Jews, the 1%. YES
Pride of the group: The group is the only that is right. Those who disagree are attacked verbally and physically. YES
They appoint new "inside" meanings to ordinary words or the use of an exclusive vocabulary subtly moving a person to want to become a member. Twinkles, need I say more? YES
Is the occupy movement a mobocratic cult: up twinkles~