Here’s a post about a hideous cult called Alcoholics Anonymous. This organization that says it wants to help people with problems is a real wolf in sheep’s clothes. We would never deny that alcohol can contribute in the destruction of people’s lives, but in most cases people are just made to believe they have an alcohol problem by the same group that claims they can help them. AA is a cancer that runs through modern society. We once mentioned them in our post of the 7 modern supervillains, but it’s high time we go a little deeper. Time to show how dirty Alcoholics Anonymous really operates with 5 easy points.
1. AA tells you that you are powerless over alcohol
From the first time someone joins Alcoholics Anonymous this person is forced to lie to him- or herself. The first step of the AA program is to admit you are powerless over alcohol and your life has become unmanageable. This is of course the biggest bullshit. Just because you have no control over your drinking and life got out of hand, doesn’t mean you can’t learn how to get control again. Instead of giving you handy tips of how to manage your life better, you are told that you have a horrible disease. Besides the fact that this is highly confronting and depressing for most people it’s also very much untrue. The main reason heavy drinkers slip away is because societies can be extremely judgemental. One can be talented, social and skillful, but still be labeled an alcoholic and end up isolated and depressed. So don’t call them powerless, for it’s all those other people who lack the power to look further than someone’s drinking habbits.
2. AA is a religious cult
According to Alcoholics Anonymous only a higher power can restore your sanity. And not just any deity, but the man who turned water into wine: Jesus Christ. No less than 5 of the 12 steps from the AA program are directly linked to Christian religion. That makes Alcoholics Anonymous a religious cult, that uses alcohol related problems as a tool to win souls for the church. Now there is nothing wrong with being a Christian or supporting other forms of religion, but let that be a decision made from the heart. Not because some jokers say you have a horrible disease that can only be cured by worshipping their god.
3. AA makes people quit completely
As a result of the statement that you are powerless over alcohol the only solution according to Alcoholics Anonymous is to stay completely abstinent for the rest of your life. Of course we are not going to advocate that people with 90% liver failure should continue binge drinking, but all kinds of people join AA. There is a huge grey area between moderate drinkers and raging alcoholics. People with a few cases of driving under the influence of alcohol, people who got into a drunken bar fight, people who got fired after the office Christmas party got out of hand. These people don’t need abstinence, they just need to learn to control their actions a bit better when they drink.
4. AA brainswashes people
The result of our first 3 points from this list is that people are completely brainwashed by Alcoholics Anonymous. They believe that their taste for booze is a horrible disease that they have no power over. In their little cult they hear each week how many days the other members have been “clean”. Which strengthens them in their belief that they too should stay completely abstinent. If they fail they feel like they dissapointed the rest of the group and of course God. Avoiding even a single sip of alcohol becomes an unhealthy obsession. No wonder so many people fall in even greater depressions or commit suicide when they have a little relapse.
5. AA turns people into missionaries
A very annoying side result is that members of Alcoholics Anonymous force their new beliefs onto other people, as they are told by the 12th and final step of the program. With that they are a great catalyst for the judgemental socities as described earlier. These AA missionaries keep the vicious circle that leads to more isolated and depressed people alive, and recruit new members for their hideous cult. Most people that are labeled as alcoholics are not sick mentally or physically and would function perfect in society if people just let them. Instead of making them stronger by teaching how to manage or control their vices, we do the opposite and tell them they are powerless. Great job AA.