To understand how NXIVM’s members went from the pursuit of professional success to facilitating and enduring horrific wrongs requires examining the world of contemporary business from which the cult emerged.
Workers have been infuriated by the callous treatment they’ve received in their workplaces. Many of them recognized that the most surefire way to get their employers to provide the protection they needed was through collective action.
Last year, Puerto Ricans rose up against a government that had grown corrupt, callous, and inept. When the archipelago was devastated by an earthquake in January, they mobilized an extraordinary relief effort.