Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Reality vs. The Official Story: Survivors as Whistleblowers, Not Guilty Pleas For Relatives Accused Of Killing 10 yr old

Reality vs. The Official Story: Survivors as Whistleblowers
S.M.A.R.T. Conference August 2011

The Official Story vs. Reality: Survivors as Whistleblowers
Carmen Holiday

"In spite of everything our perpetrators tried to take from us – power, meaning, hope and faith – we had the heart and resourcefulness to hang onto our humanity. What we choose to do with our hard fought freedom can help us restore much of what was lost to us, and what continues to be lost to us as a society, if we choose to tell the truth."

"If these narratives are essentially fabricated, they must have been fabricated in many different ways at once. It would require a more elaborate “conspiracy” to account for how similar narratives could be falsely implanted in so many survivors’ minds in so many different ways … than to account for how so many cults and mind control programmers could operate essentially in secret, with impunity."

"We need to drag our stories out of the therapists’ and clerics’ offices, out of the chat rooms, and into the daylight. We need to tell our neighbors, our hair stylists and our doctors what we know. Society at large can dismiss us in a facile way that one person who knows us is much less likely to manage.

And we need all hands on deck, every able-bodied, empowered survivor out there spreading the word, so that when a powerless child tries to tell her “safe parent,” or neighbor, or doctor that they’re being abused, they won’t be met with bewildered disbelief or admonishments, but with compassion and understanding. And their abusers will be held accountable."

"A number of courageous souls have made selfless sacrifices on our behalf. Shortly after Dr. Hammond gave his “Greenbaum Speech,” he had to stop speaking about mind control due to intense threats, and has remained quiet since. Loren Schmit sacrificed his career and his innocence, Alisha Owen sacrificed four and a half years of freedom, and Caradori and his son, and countless others have lost their lives. But what incredible gifts these warriors have given us. We need to ensure that their terrible sacrifices haven’t been in vain, and build on the momentum for which they’ve paid such a high price."

"Chogyam Trungpa once said “When we talk about compassion, we talk in terms of being kind, but compassion is not so much being kind; it is being creative [enough] to wake a person up.”

Not Guilty Pleas For Relatives Accused Of Killing Ame Deal, 10, Over A Popsicle 8/17/11 PHOENIX (AP) -- Four family members of a 10-year-old Phoenix girl found dead in a padlocked, plastic footlocker have pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the July 12 death.

In addition to various child abuse charges, two cousins face first-degree murder counts. Ame Deal's grandmother and her aunt face multiple child abuse charges.

Authorities say the girl was put in the box as punishment for taking a Popsicle from a refrigerator, and that she suffered months of other abuse.

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