ET is a veritable vegetable soup of psychoses. That is certainly no original observation. But lately we have been seeing increasingly venomous attacks directed at a certain prominent figure here, who seems to be a lightning rod for disturbed individuals. Now I know that the temptation of the vigilant and sober-minded moderators will be to delete this thread quickly, anticipating the usual flood of filth and foolishness, but I beg your forbearance for a few posts to see if, for once, ET can restrain itself. I assure you that my own intent is quite serious. The rubric of the thread is this: what are the specific derangements in a certain subclass of ET that makes them so viciously anti-guru? I request that all contributors address the topic with civility and sobriety. It is my earnest hope that mutual understanding may be achieved by both parties and that some detente may result, accruing to the benefit of all. I take no position either way, and intend merely to facilitate courteous debate.