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November 23, 2006

Myth promoter's lies land her in court

by Feòrag

Australia: It takes about a day to get between Prattle Towers Northern Hemisphere in Edinburgh, and Prattle Towers Southern Hemisphere near Sydney, so you have to wonder why the news that Satanic Ritual Abuse was a pernicious myth appears not to have made the journey to Australia yet.

Reina Michaelson , a psychologist, believes that the O.T.O. hosts parties where children are sexually abused, sacrificed and eaten, and published an article to that effect. But Victoria has laws against religious vilification, and they apply to all religious groups, so the O.T.O. sued.

It has complained under Victoria's religious hatred law that Dr Michaelson and her organisation vilified OTO members, causing revulsion, ridicule, hatred and contempt.

According to OTO's statement of complaint, Dr Michaelson said it was not a religion but a child pornography and pedophile ring, that its members practised trauma-based mind control, sexual abuse and satanic rituals to discourage its victims from complaining to the authorities, and that it condoned kidnapping street children and babies and children from orphanages for sex and sacrifice in religious rituals.

Much effort has been made to present Michaelson as a respectable proponent of children's rights, and she has insisted the article concerned was posted to the web without her knowledge or consent. But Red Wolf has been digging...

The first link Red Wolf sniffed out was A BRAVE AND COMMITTED YOUNG WOMAN EXPOSES ON THIS WEBSITE AN UNTOUCHABLE PEDOPHILE AND SATANIC NETWORK OPERATING IN AUSTRALIA INVOLVING HIGH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, LEADING POLITICIANS, TELEVISION EXECUTIVES, TOP TV PRESENTERS, AND THE POLICE. This is the article which triggered the complaint from the O.T.O. and the title says it all, really.

Mick was introduced to the satanic cult as a very young child by an extended relative. Mick informed me of many experiences he was subjected to as a child in this cult. From everything that I have been told by Mick, the cult appears to be the Order Templis Orientus (Illuminati), operating in Australia. Mick now suffers from MPD/DID but has survived his experiences remarkably well considering the traumas he has been through.

As a child Mick was forced to attend blood-rituals, where animals and small children were sacrificed and their blood and organs consumed. Mick was required to clean up the blood after these rituals. The children and babies were street children or were taken from orphanages, so that they could not be traced and no-one would know, or care, if they went missing. The rituals were spoken in Latin and were clearly satanic. The rituals took place at various locations, including Goldtown. Mick and other children would be driven to the rituals in the boots of cars.

Sound familiar yet? Note that our 'expert' cannot get the name of the Ordo Templi Orientis correct, and that the 'experience' is that of an adult with serious mental problems. Like to bet that 'Mick' knew nothing of these experiences until his therapist put them in his head? A more mundane feat of logical extrapolation equates an individual's bizarre photoshoppery with the commercial production of pornography:

One day I was working on a computer at Network X. As I was working, Bob Sisterly approached my computer and put a floppy disk in the machine. He said Look at this and proceeded to bring up images of pornography involving humans and Sesame Street characters. I was very embarrassed and did not know how to react. I asked Where did you get that? and he replied Oh, someone put it together here, indicating that Network X was producing pornography.

Stateline Victoria have published a transcript of an interview with Michaelson in which she tries to distance herself from the above site. The interviewer notes that the official site of Michaelson's organisation links to it.

JOSEPHINE CAFAGNA: Do you believe there is a Satanic abuse of ritual abuse of children?

DR REINA MICHAELSON: I'm working with numerous victims who don't even know each other who have described being subjected to terrible crimes. Some of those crimes have an occult component and some of them refer to witnessing of murders that to date remain unsolved.

JOSEPHINE CAFAGNA: You distance yourself from that website, but the information on it, you believe, is accurate?

DR REINA MICHAELSON: I don't have the website in front of me, I can't comment.

JOSEPHINE CAFAGNA: But you know what I'm talking about, don't you? You know which website I'm talking about?

DR REINA MICHAELSON: You could make it explicit if you wanted.

JOSEPHINE CAFAGNA: I've got details here, this one here, have you seen that?

DR REINA MICHAELSON: I would have to read through it. But what I will say is for the material that we have in relation to these matters, please visit our website. In that website we have the testimonies of the victims themselves.

JOSEPHINE CAFAGNA: Why do you have a link on your website directed to that website then, if you don't know what's on it?

Metroblogging Melbourne posted about Michaelson last November, and the disconnect between her previous good works and her apparent paranoid delusions these days. Also, a reference to the allegations can be found in this piece where Christians complain that religious vilification laws protect all supersitions, not just theirs.

'Cult' fights claims of child sacrificeThe Age, 22nd November 2006; Press ReleaseOTO Australia, June 2006.

Posted in Conspiracies: Satanic Abuse Myth at 13:56. Last modified on November 23 2006 at 14:58.
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Comments

1: Posted by: Red Wolf | November 24, 2006 2:44 AM

The children and babies were street children or were taken from orphanages

If nothing else, that line should have stood out as proof that she's talking through her arse. This supposedly happened in Australia, in the 20th century. If it was earlier than the 1960s, I might have been a bit more lenient.

There were numerous politicians (mainly from the conservative party)

Unlike the recent US badging of the Republican Party as neo-conservatives, we tend not to label political parties by their leanings. Any global reference is usually along the lines of "That pack of bastards". While the Liberal Party may be deeply conservative at the moment, they haven't always been. If we're talking Queensland political parties, they pretty much all have a history of being conservative.

There are no verifiable facts to follow up and way too many vague statements that seem to be drawn straight from the big book of satanic child abuse paranoid fantasy. All it needs is insistence of the abuse being revealed from "past memories" to be complete.

2: Posted by: Feòrag | November 24, 2006 11:36 AM

"Mick now suffers from MPD/DID" was the bit that leaves me sure that it is "recovered" (i.e. invented, by the therapist) memories.

3: Posted by: Red Wolf | November 26, 2006 5:17 AM

I just scanned that as "Mick now suffers from alphabet soup syndrome".

It would have triggered my bullshit detector, but I forgot that these loons are preaching to the converted and they all recognise the acronyms. It didn't sink in for me until later.

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