I know that premies delude themselves into thinking that "it's all different now," that things in the 70s and 80s were weird, but they are all just so in control now that Rawat finally is running things.
Unfortunately, however, this is a cult, and if you are in a cult you are the victim of a thought disease. That's what makes EV's FAQs sound so stupid to anybody who isn't in the cult.
So, the goal is not logical thinking, the goal is to filter out contrary information to protect the belief system. So, if things are going beautifully, according to culthink, it's all due to the fact that Rawat is finally in control and it's just so beautiful. For all the bad stuff that happens, well, that's the fault of Elan Vital, or confused premies, or derranged ex-premies, or something other than Rawat. This is the main commandment of the Rawat cult. Nothing that ever goes wrong is Rawat's fault. Never. It is always somebody else's fault, including your own fault if you are a true cult member.
It is a really horrible belief system to live in. It breeds regression, repression and infantalism. Thank god we are out of it.