IN 1975 when I first encountered AA, most poeple tried to tell me, AA was more of a "take what you like and leave the rest" kinda thing. What a bait and switch racket they had going on. In fact when I think back, many of the successful oldtimers, with rattling coins in their pockets and Cadillacs in the parking lots gave us that impression. Even those who were poor seemed to have something at stake to make me stay as an 18 or 21 year old...the years I doubted I belonged. But once they 13 stepped me, broke me down with their arm chair pop pschology and said I was hooked, they swiftly gave me positions that no 20 year old with 2 years of sobriety should have been given. I was DCM for Honolulu then, and then they made me PI for the State, sending me off to Lawyers Conferences to attract lawyers to AA...wow ...The facts are, AA's literature is filled with 500 or more crazy references to GOD sugar coated with higher power phrases and wacky "you must or you'll DIE!!!" Listen as we tear up and make fun of an entrenced monolithic sneaky baby cult, pretending to be a "fellowship".
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