September 7, 2003

Not so SMART

United States: Fifteen years after extensive investigation revealed nothing, and the majority of law enforcement officers and social workers concluded that Satanic Ritual Abuse was nothing more than a cruel hoax, some therapists continue to exploit severely mentally ill patients and convince them that their troubles are the result of the ill deeds they have no memory of (until they've paid the therapist enough, that is), as this exchange from the Stop Mind Control and Ritual Torture Conference demonstrates.

Displaying an assortment of intricately designed knives and other implements, Jeanette Westbrook, a conference speaker from Kentucky, recounts graduating from being a Freemason sex slave to a blackmail agent for the CIA.
My father handed me over to the cult; I was like his gift, Westbrook says. When they realized that I was a gifted split -- split-personality -- the CIA got hold of me for sexual blackmail missions.
Oh, I recognize that, says Julaine, an elderly conference-goer leaning over Westbrook's shoulder and pointing to a wavy steel dagger. That's what we killed the babies with.
We were brainwashed by the cult and made to kill firstborn children, Julaine explains helpfully.
Asked where cult organizers got sacrificial babies she replies blithely, The baby farm.

The results are distressing:

Because ritual abuse has been so widely discredited, Loftus says, accusers like Brick are less of a menace to society. Still, she says most have destroyed their family networks and are perpetuating an unhealthy mental state.
They get together in these groups, reinforce each other, ooze sympathy and empathy, give each other a sense of importance, [Dr. Elizabeth] Loftus [a professor of psychology and social behavior at the University of California, Irvine] says. In the end, they stay unwell and never get help.

Speak of the Devil - Hartford Advocate, 4th September 2003.

1 TrackBack

The fact that the whole "Satanic abuse" scandals have been throughly debunked doesn't stop some therapists from pursuing their conspiracy theories. In the end, of course, all they are doing is making mentally ill people more ill. Wonder if any... Read More

2 comments

user-pic

satanic ritual abuse does exist. everyone who goes forward is discredited why. i was born into a satanic cult. when i became a christian my "mother"wont speak to me

I know it might all seem real to you, but you really are a victim of a very evil person - it just isn't who you think it is. You need to see a proper therapist, not the-rapist that screwed with your head and caused you to cut off contact with your family,

Alternatively, you are a liar, inspired by your 'faith' to lie about other faiths as an evangelical tool. Come up with some real evidence - and your own assertions are not evidence - or stop lying. Calling yourself 'Christian' immediately puts you in the same league as proven liars such as Doreen Irvine and Audrey Harper and does a great disservice to Christianity as a whole.

Leave a comment

Evangelism, witnessing and similar activitites go by one name here—advertising, and is no different from spam for viagra, penis enlargement products and pornography. We do not take advertising. If you want to advertise your imaginary friend, please spend your own money on your own web space to do so. Any attempts to use the comments section for advertisements will be deleted, and the perpetrator barred, unless they are particularly stupid, in which case I reserve the right to pinch an idea from Teresa Nielsen Hayden and delete all the vowels.

Allowed HTML: a href, b, br, p, strong, em, ol, ul, li, blockquote, q, pre. If your name has accents in it, things will (hopefully!) work better if you use the XHTML entities for those letters. The same applies if you are using a word processor to compose your comment, then copying and pasting the text—either turn off curly quotes and avoid using em-dashes, or edit your comment after pasting to get rid of them. Garbled comments usually get deleted.

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Feòrag published on September 7, 2003 1:07 PM.

Cooking utensils? was the previous entry in this blog.

Bargain of the Day: church box is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.

Resources

About this site
Contact the Prattle
Ego Corner

The Pagan Prattle
c/o P.O. Box 666
Edinburgh EH7 5YW
Scotland

Syndication

Licence

Creative Commons License
The original material in this weblog is licensed under a Creative Commons License.