The saddest part, it’s all a con

I’ve never been very enthused about social networks. I’ve done a little online dating stuff in the past, and I have a Facebook account, but I just do not get very excited about the entire concept.

That being said, a Facebook page came my way the other day that I think might be worth sharing.  Here’s the first couple of paragraphs:

WHAT ARE INDIGO AND CRYSTAL CHILDREN AND ADULTS?

How do you know if you, or someone you know, is an Indigo or Crystal Child or Adult?

We will describe the main features and characteristics of these people. But we want to stress that the Indigo/Crystal phenomenon is the next step in our evolution as a human species. We are all, in some way, becoming more like the Indigo and Crystal people. They are here to show us the way, and so the information can be applied more generally to all of us as we make the transition to the next stage of our growth and evolution.

I suspect most of you can see where this is going.

Here’s a bit more of this pseudoscientific crackpot-edness:

The Crystal Children began to appear on the planet from about 2000, although some date them slightly earlier. These are extremely powerful children, whose main purpose is to take us to the next level in our evolution, and reveal to us our inner power and divinity.

And

The Indigo and Crystal children that come to the planet are known as “starchildren”. Often this is because their souls are more at home in the stars, and they have not incarnated on Earth before. They come at this time as a “special assignment” team to assist Earth and her inhabitants with their transition and rebirth as a higher dimensional “New Earth”.

Enough. I am sure you get the drift of this. If you want to read the rest of this nauseating slop, be my guest.

Parents (mostly) love and adore their children, and want them to be “special”. (At what age do children lose the specialness? If they don’t lose it, then all adults are also “special”, and the whole damned thing loses any meaning.)

The article mentions that the perceived “outbreak” of autism in the last 30 years is coincident with the “outbreak” of indigo, crystal, and rainbow children. These folk see no coincidence.

I see a bunch of gullibility and self-delusion, mixed with a stiff shot of Barnum Effect. I also see parents who retreat to this delusion to avoid getting legitimate medical and psychiatric help for their damaged children.

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And you want to know the saddest thing about this entire sordid pile of steaming crap? If you go to the home page for the link that’s at the bottom of the Facebook page, you get a virus checker warning that the site links to a known script exploitation site. (That’s computer-ese for “stay the fuck away from that page”.)

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One comment on “The saddest part, it’s all a con

  1. Athena says:

    That’s waaaay beyond weird. Where on earth did they come up with that?

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