It gets to the point where golden calves are seldom questioned and just mentioning the guru's name alone is supposed to be a valid argument.
In some large banks, there's a little bit of this also in the culture. People usually get very excited about meeting the C-suite for some reason.
MLM is a lot like this also I find.
I've noticed society is willing to give celebrities a pass more often then some random person. (In the words of an acquaintance:"A celebrity in jail? That would be weird")
it is pretty strange how social status alone could sway people.
Most people will forgo wealth and health just for a little bit of recognition within their community.
Why? How does this work? And why does the culture between these disparate situations seem so familiar? Am I reading too much into this?