Tuesday, January 29, 2013

#399: Mark Vicente

Originally from South Africa, Mark Vicente is an author and director most famous for the surreally garbled piece of nonsense What the Bleep Do We Know? (Critically assessed in four parts here, here, here, and here). To emphasize that What the Bleep wasn’t just a work accident, and that Vicente is truly and firmly rooted somewhere far away from reality, he also produced a cult-infomercial, or lecture from, Ramtha. Vicente is currently involved in Keith Raniere’s cult Nxivm, and part of its “educational branch”.

Diagnosis: Multicult-follower with an impressive ability to make his voice heard, and an important enabler for the wide distribution of nonsense. Completely detached from reality, but that is presumably an asset if you really want to market your crazy.

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