Denise Matteau: The History of the Roots of Bitterness in Her Life Explained In Her Own Words

Denise Matteau, age 66, in a video posted September 27, 2019 on her Truth Convoy You Tube channel

Denise Matteau of the Truth Convoy YouTube channel has aggravated a number of persons on the internet and in her personal life because she willfully creates  false narratives against those she has turned against.

Many have countered her false allegations with facts, as well as expressed the opinion that her false statements are most likely a  result of the unresolved grief in her heart due to her daughter’s suicide nine years ago, in late August of 2010.    But as we shall observe, the roots of resentment began years before that tragic day.  Sadly the death of her daughter is the diamond which has been placed in the setting of a ring of bitter family relationships.

Denise Matteau, looking lovely and hopeful, as she nears the birth of her daughter the next day

This article, which is over 13,000 words in length, consists primarily of Denise Matteau’s own  words in the public domain in chronological order.  Attention should be given to what she wrote  prior to the death of her daughter (Faith) Sojourner Margret Matteau Jackson in 2010.

For those who have already read this information from the original sources, you might want to skim down to the end where  some recent emails pertaining to Denise Matteau and Dave Sweigert are displayed.

[Note:  I have not corrected any misspellings in the documents I have quoted from.]

The excerpts below are just a sample of Denise Matteau’s thoughts, which in general reflect an intelligent and sometimes humorous approach to life. As you shall read in her own words, she describes what she considers to be the root cause of a sense of injustice that arose from her early experiences with family and employers.  That thread of bitter injustice has been woven so many times throughout her story, that now it is the cloth from which many of her false allegations are constructed from.

December 12, 2006 – Almost thirteen years ago

On that day, Denise Matteau created a blog called The Truth About the Lenox 7:  the truth about corruption in America, starting with Massachusetts. 

Although the two posts in this blog were posted by a “CAL”, the words are those of Denise Matteau who explains in her article titled Welcome, “I am one of several people who have come together to demand investigations into a number of incidents of American corruption that connect back to Massachusetts, especially to the infamous ‘Lenox 7’ drownings in Laurel Lake, 1981, in Berkshire county in the town of Lee, in which Barry Griffin, Jr. and Richard Retzel lost their lives.”

“Team members of this blog are individuals like myself who have direct family involvement with Massachusetts corruption, either as victims or as witnesses, usually as both…If we can get the word out about the incredible amount of conflict-of-interest and family privilege that has been involved in protecting murderers and other criminals in Massachusetts while the lives and careers of innocent people have been destroyed, then we can begin to put an end to this 30-year reign of terror…”.

It does not appear that there were a team of writers, as only one article of substance, How It Began, was posted on December 13, 2006.  It ended with a to be continued, that was never followed up on.

Denise Matteau begins her story, “In 1981 I was struggling to complete college while raising a small child in the aftermath of a divorce. I had moved back to my hometown, Webster, Massachusetts to be near my parents.”

News Of The Drownings

“I had been to my sister’s house, the Burke home, in Lenox Dale, Massachusetts for my nephew Jody’s graduation from Lenox High. After the family parties were over, we all went our way, only to receive the news soon after that the State Police had arrived to arrest Jody Burke for his part in the tragic drowning of two Lee High grads, Barry Griffin and Richard Retzel, in Laurel Lake in Lee, Massachusetts.”

“Renee Burke, my sister, was nearly hysterical. She thought the world of her son and insisted that he was being set up by envious people. None of us doubted her very much because at that point we did not know what had happened. It did seem like it might have been an accident according to what she told us. Real discussion of the events within the family did not begin until the trial approached, and being in the eastern part of the state, I had not seen many news reports about the incident.”

“During the year after the drownings, another tragedy struck the Burke household. The youngest daughter was raped by a teacher who was found to have raped five of his high-school gym students at Lenox High. Now Renee was trying to get lenient treatment for her son from the same DA, Anthony Ruberto, who was responsible for prosecuting the teacher. (Ruberto is now deceased, having gone on to become a judge, and his brother James is now the Mayor of the county seat, Pittsfield.)”

“I continued to be only peripherally aware of the events in Berkshire County as I tried to juggle single parenthood, aging parents, and college studies in Worcester County. When my mother told me of the rape and my niece’s attempted suicide, I immediately contacted Renee. I was concerned because I had been molested while living with Renee and her husband as a young teen, and I never had spoken of it. I told her I had been through that without naming him (actually this was emotional denial on my part because she had full knowledge) and tried to talk with Renee about her daughter’s need for compassion and support. Renee was cold and abusive, as usual, blaming her daughter and treating the medical response as if it were over a stupid accident or something. She said they were in group therapy as if this nothing more than yet another major inconvenience her daughter was causing. It turned out that her daughter’s case was the pivotal case to identifying the rapist, then finding the other victims. Renee was hostile to my remark that my niece was a real hero and deserved support. I abandoned any thought of reasoning with Renee and went back to focusing on my own household.”

Christmas In Gill, Massachusetts

“The Christmas after that was hosted by my brother James Matteau and his wife Lucille in Gill, Massachusetts. He was a selectman and the head of a local social-service agency there, and their small “Cape” style house was filled with people since most of my nieces and nephews were of late high-school and college age. As the evening wore on and the eggnog and punch was consumed, the nieces all clustered around Kathy, the teacher’s victim, and gave her exactly the kind of emotional support she needed. All except her older sister Loree, who was majoring in social work at Providence College. Ironically, this future social worker subjected her sister to continuous insult and verbal abuse, even more than usual, and I tried several times to get her to chill. Renee then joined her and included me in the hostility, so I backed off rather than risk escalating it.”

“Renee’s husband, Joe, was also getting a little tipsy. He had molested me from age 12 to age 15, and I had put an end to it by holding a fork as a weapon and threatening to mark him in a place Renee would notice if he did not stop. After that he and I had a kind of truce, in which I could refer to the fork if he got flirty and he would back off with a joke. So we got along well enough. Joe asked me to talk, then in a very deeply touching manner unburdened himself and asked my forgiveness for what he had done to me, telling me how much he was learning from the therapy. I forgave him. We both then tried to have a talk with Renee, but she was vicious and would have none of it.”

“This connects back to the Lenox 7 during the next year, because bribes were arranged around both cases, using social services personnel that Renee helped set up at the new “feminist” Women’s Center, even while Renee Burke was threatened with charges of intimidating a witness by staff at the Berkshire Medical Center for being vicious to Kathy and interfering with the prosecution. They never did charge her, though.”

The rest of this article can be read at this link.

How It Began:  Comments

Below are a few comments to the How It Began article.

DS Matteau said…

“JUSTME” appears to be a member of the group helping the murderers’ families keep the lid on. I am the original blogger and below is a copy of an email conversation with “JUSTME”, which casts a lot of light on these two murders:
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[“JustMe to Blogger, 9//2008”]

I’m sorry…I have been away and also needed a day to digest the info that you put forth. This seems more about Renee herself, than the Lenox 7. I never said I was a first responder at the scene of Kathy’s suicide attempt, I said it was my ex-husband.

September 13, 2008 at 11:15 AM

DS Matteau said…

Here is my reply to “JustMe”, 9/10/2008

My concerns are complicated.

I did see Renee manipulate medication against Joe Sr. in order to pressure his co-operation in forcing Jody to retract his confession. Jody did not have to face the original murder charges and I was there in the house and saw her force her own son to co-operate with the killers and retract his confession, even though he had a clean record, was an honor student, and as the driver of the vehicle he could have easily seen minor charges eventually get sealed. I argued passionately with her about it with Jody right there in the room in tears because of her yelling at him about his co-operation with the State Police.

I did not understand the seriousness at the time. I didn’t recognize that it was more than just Renee being overbearing, but I soon became frightened for my own safety and —‘s safety as I saw how psychopathic Renee was becoming. I still fear for —‘s safety. Renee wrecked her life and she doesn’t even know why, because she was only 6 when this all started. She believes the family attacked her for religious reasons. Renee tried to drive her to suicide, too. She also nearly killed — in similar fashion and this happened in about 2000, 2001. Around the time of my mother’s death. I heard Renee talk about what she did to —, with her excuses, and my dad talked about it a little with me about what happened. He tried, in his own way & in his old age, to protect people from Renee.

I also saw several incidents during the period of the trials that suggest —-‘s attempt at suicide was due to Renee’s abuse and threats, and she traded favors regarding —‘s case and the Lenox 7 case.

I had an incident in my own job in Boston regarding that connection between the two cases. I can easily document that those favors went way beyond personal family attempts to get lenient treatment for Jody.

Nucifaro was involved. Renee was Nucifaro Sr’s bookkeeper at the time of the drownings. She is a CPA and did the books for a number of Lenox lawyers and businesses besides her work at GE. In fact, she did those books on GE computers.

I am twelve years younger than Renee. She moved in for the kill when I stopped being her obedient baby sister, and I had to do what I could to protect myself and — as best I could. There are numerous incidents documenting Renee using her daughter Loree and other people inside the social service system to get information to intimidate or blackmail witnesses.

After the Lenox 7 trials, she began to use [her social worker daughter] as a professional service to people who need that kind of favor.

She ran private financial accounts through the GE computers. Barry Griffin’s father was in a position to know that she had access and the ability to manipulate protected data at GE if he were ever to be asked the right questions. I know this not only from conversation with him here in Texas, but because I was, for a time, her confidant (before the drownings and the escalation of abuse in the family) and also because I have been a union steward as well as a member of some nonprofits boards and therefore I could see that certain things she was doing were not “kosher” and had only one explanation: money laundering & criminal intimidation.

She tried to involve me and several other relatives in a business that she wanted to run through her computer accounts inside the GE computer. I was to be set up with a “front” and I can easily document it because I rented the property and several other people were involved before I argued with Renee about the GE computer and then pulled the plug on it, myself.

I also worked, on the books, for a similar front Renee had set up and I was naive about it, but I was aware of Renee’s postion as a “development funder” and then when the argument about my own business happened it became clear in hindsight what was going on.

Renee was the executive administrative secretary directly answerable to the GE vice president in charge of GE Plastics. She also was one of the original people trained in GE’s NY office to go back and set up and run the first IBM computerized office system. We were very proud of her. She has a genius IQ and it was very exciting at the time.

But I understood, after she asked me to run a front business for her, exactly what kind of back-doors she had to be using in the computers at GE in order to be able to do that. Either she was running her own game or she was in charge of a game GE was running under her job-title. I told her I would not be part of it because I thought it was just her being reckless. It was a few years before I understood what she was doing.

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[“JustMe” reply, 9/13/2008] [notice the sarcasm and the twisting of my words in this. She is lying about being a concerned member/friend of the Retzel family.]
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Yes, your concerns are complicated, to say the least. So are mine. How does one manipulate, using meds no less, against their spouse in order to get someone else to retract a confession? Jody did not have to retract anything he said to the SP, because he said nothing different than his co-conspirators. Plain and simple. They knew they did something wrong by leaving the scene. What happened at that boat ramp was complete mayhem, and those boys, Jody included, knew it wasn’t kosher. Perhaps that is why he was in tears. They could have rescued those two boys and they knew it…albeit, after they left the scene.

Obviously, I know more than you regarding that night, because if you had something concrete to say it would have been said. Nothing Renee did with her “insider information” thru her connections with GE made a whole lot of difference did it?. I am sorry that she tried to manipulate you into doing something illegal as well as ruining your 6 year old daughter’s life due to religous reasons. What can I say? Except, that I know 2 boys died that night due to the irresponcible behavior of 7 boys that should have known better.

Joe SR? Making a difference in Jody’s testimony/confession? Please! Highly unlikely. You forget, I knew them way back then, Renne being a powerful person in the judicial system? Maybe, but I would say the Bianco’s had more power than her, as far as manipulation/threatening goes. Perhaps she is built up more in YOUR mind than that of the judicial system

I’m sorry, but I can not take anything you say too seriously. You write very well, but the details of what you are saying are not relevant to the Lenox 7, nor to Kathy’s suicide attempt. I feel the anger towards your sister, thru your words, but none of what you say has much relevance regarding something that is near and dear to my heart, and the hearts of MY family. Whatever business dealings and fronts that Renee proposed back in the day have nothing to do with the Lenox 7. Those 7 boys let pieces of humanity slip through their fingers as they DROVE to their next destination, The driver’s record should have been sealed? Why? Because Jody was the driver? Do you know what they said he did at the scene?

Anyway, my interest does not totally revolve around the Burke family drama, or your personal schew on things, it’s mainly to do with the Lenox 7, and where they are today. I know things were wrong back then, but I myself was too young to do anything about it. I still can’t make changes to the outcome of that night, but I at least can help others to remember. Dickie and Barry were real people…they didn’t look real the last time I saw them together, but the Price Chopper stickers that their Little League team stuck on their coffin, brought them back to life for me and my family in a big way.

“Just Me”

September 13, 2008 at 11:26 AM

ds matteau said…

“Justme”, you claim to be a friend or relative of the Retzel family, and you make this strange statement: ” I have no hidden agenda that should concern you personally.”

Well, just what IS your agenda, Ms. “JustMe”?

Mine is clear: I want Renee Burke of Pittsfield Massachusetts to finish her life in jail paying for the lives she destroyed and ruined when she chose to manipulate her son’s crime to make money and ahe chose to attack innocent people like my daughter.

You disgust me, Ms “JustMe”, for you to even suggest that I should care more for those Burkes or even the Retzels than I do for my own daughter.

I want all of the participants to come clean and let the truth finally be told and those who have not paid for their crimes should pay. They were not aquitted in a fair trial by a jury that saw all the evidence, after all. Evidence was criminally suppressed and witnessed have been attacked by Renee Burke and her supporters for years.

For what it is worth, Jody Burke has had to let Renee Burke control of all his finances. She cooked the books for lawyers and others on the computers at GE and she continues in that career today. She controls everyone she touches, or she destroys them, just as any psychopathic narcissist does.

Her own son graduated with honors that day, hours before helping to kill Barry and Richard in a set-up brawl. He didn’t set it up, Bianco did. Jody and one of his friends had bought that truck with plans to travel across the country before returning to run an honest, fine building business. He had won a national award for fine cabinetry. He had a bright future.

Age-wise, if you are the ex-wife of one of the “first responders” to his sister’s suicide, Ms “JustMe” you should be a bit older than Richard Retzel. But you are not. You are one of the kids who graduated with Jody.

You wrote to me as if you were concerned about what Renee Burke did, and you hinted that you know one of the first responders was concerned about the scene. I know a lot of people were concerned about what happened to my niece.

Then you make disparaging remarks about this “first responder”, your supposed ex-husband, and you get angry at me for not giving you specific details that you say your own “ex-husband” refused to divulge.

No ambulance EMT is expected to keep secrets from his own wife, Ms. “JUstMe”, and there is no reason for you to have those details from me. You, yourself, are one of the young people who was there, in that very crowd.

If the first responders from that suicide attempt would get in touch with me and support my effort to bring justice to all those victims, most of all to Barry Griffin and Richard Retzel, it would be done right, Ms “JustMe”. It would not be done through your parasitic gossip.

And why do you insert a man’s name in parentheses in the middle of another email, while berating me for criticizing Renee Burke?
Why?

I have faced Renee Burke’s threats and Vermont Commissioner James Matteau’s support of the attacks on several members of our family whenever Renee leaned on him because of her well-founded paranoia that someday justice will prevail, and she will be seen as the manipulator who exploited her own son’s tragic folly.

Richard Retzel and Barry Griffin were not the Lenox 7’s only victims. The State Police know this. They did not go on as “7”, but the conspiracy to commit murder did continue into other conspiracies to harm witnesses in other crimes involving Renee Burke.

What is very bizarre, “JustMe”, is that my failure to give you specific details causes you to lash out on behalf of the killers and especially on behalf of Renee Burke.

Renee’s son did and said terrible things that night, but as a human being with at least some decency still left in him, he felt remorse and he tried to come clean to the authorities.

Some, like Anthony Ruberto, have gone to their graves thinking they got away with it all. Others are retired, and still others are advanced in their careers.

A lot of people want me to stop posting, “JustMe”, you are not the only one. But I am tired of hearing news of funerals after violent and suspicious deaths, and of discovering that a murder victim was not random but was a close aquaintance of this or that witness. I’m tired of watching decent people’s lives be destroyed just because the Retzels and the Griffins were intimidated into silence for those few years when there might have been a chance at justice.

I know that you are a friend of the Burkes, Ms “JustMe” because no member of the Retzel family needs to know the details you asked about my own relatives.

You are fishing for Renee Burke and your bait stinks.

Even all the way from Florida, your bait stinks up all of Berkshire County.

September 16, 2008 at 2:48 AM

Anonymous said…

You guys make me sick. The Burke family is an amazing and loving family. Jody Burke would not hurt a soul, He is a best friend, an excellent father and a great soon to be grand-father. Just because the tradgedy happened, and jody was guilty by association, does not mean he did it or that he is a bad person. You obviously don’t know them, otherwise you wouldn’t say things like this. and as for YOU RENEES SISTER!! you are a psycopath! and you know it. so does the hole family. barely anyone from this family has talked to you in years. they actually wanted restraining orders against because you insist on calling every family member and threatening their lives. IF ANYTHING YOU ARE THE ONE THAT WOULD HARM PEOPLES LIVES! and your the one that should be locked up, not in jail but in a mental hospital! you all are so wrong on every level! and Renee is one of the most caring people ever. she does not abuse ANYONE! especially her children or husband. and Kathy wasn’t abused as well. everyone in that family is doing very well, and none of this nonsense is true. get a life.

May 29, 2009 at 11:11 AM

The following comments were made to this blog 2 months and 6 months, respectively, after the death of Denise’s daughter.

Anonymous said…This blog writer has all sorts of insanity on the internet. I can’t believe her own family doesn’t sue her for slander and libel.

The writer has been in jail and in a mental hospital.

Do a search on her name to discover what she does on the internet.

November 1, 2010 at 10:52 PM

Anonymous said…Denise Matteau

Are you proud of how your whole family seems to view you? Is it any wonder that people on the internet can’t stand you? You’ve played this persecution and victim complex for years now when in reality you are the stalker. You are the one ruining people’s lives. You are a disgrace to your family and if anyone is to blame for your daughter killing herself, it’s you who made her life the same hell you make anyone else’s that you meddle in. You need to be locked up again. Jail or a mental ward. No matter, you’ve been in both before. That’s where you belong.

February 26, 2011 at 6:51 PM

A sad comment on the obituary of James P. Matteau, Denise’s father

Almost seven years after her father died, Denise left this comment on the obituary page of her father.  Note that the obituary itself displays this oddity in the second sentence, saying “He was the father of Lorene Burke of Pittsfield.”, although there were in fact five children in total.  The writer of this obituary, which I am presuming is Lorene (Renee) places her as the primary relation to James P. Matteau. The other children’s names are an afterthought in this write-up, especially it seems the addition of the other two daughters to the obituary.  Whatever the sequence was, these slights or oversights are often like pouring salt on a wound.

Denise wrote on June 6, 2011: 

Comments made by Denise Matteau as “dsm” on the Rick Ross Cult Education Institute (CEI) Forum. 

[To see all comments written by dsm go to this link Cult Education Institute forum comments by dsm.]

It must be remembered that comment titles are generally created by the person who starts a thread on a forum, and may not reflect Denise Matteau’s choice of words if she commented on someone else’s topic.

Re: Parental Alienation Synrome (PAS)
Posted by: dsm ()
Date: December 07, 2009 12:37PM
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Well hailmary,I did not know much about you PAS. I am telling you as per my knowledge regarding PAS.Though PAS is quiet a common term, yet many confusion & wrong belief is assocoated with this term.PAS normally follows few rules.First rule involves active blocking of contact between child & absent parent. Next law concludes false or non distinct abuse of the absent parents.

This was done to me. I lost my daughter because of her being punished by several people for any positive contact se had with me. The lies told about me in my absence were extreme. I raised her, and when this began to take full effect in her teens, I kept thinking that there would be an opportunity to explain the lies. But it did not happen.

She seemed to be so brainwashed she completely forgot the childhood I provided, as single parent, and I know she was punished for expressing any happy memories.

I had to use miles to distance myself from the abusers, but she chose to live within their circle of influence, and I actually no longer know if she is even dead or alive. I have to just have faith that she is living her life as she sees fit.

Re:  Friendship beginning to resemble past cult experience
Posted by: dsm ()
Date: December 07, 2009 12:03PM

I am a cult survivor. Not important which one, just that years ago I was recruited to a controlling cult similar to many you list here and that left me with a lot of wariness after I left it.

One of the problems is that with the PTSD that remians, I can sometimes be “hypervigilant”. I am wondering if I am being hypervigilant now, or if a trusted friend is in fact acting as a cult recruiter.

I just found out that this friend went to several business contacts of mine with the excuse she could not “find” me, and expressed lots of concern about my welfare. Both contacts know me well enough to laugh about it. I am indeed going through an economic rough patch, and I was able to explain that my friend is a bit of a spoiled type who panics at the thought of not being able to afford a day at the spa, while I make a hobby of surviving economic train-wrecks, but in the back of my mind I am beginning to get concerned.

My past experience with a cult was that they used to “encircle” their members by getting involved in meddlesome ways with their new recruits’ relationships. When I began to notice these patterns of behavior I was told I was “paranoid” and I was abused because I could not convince my own family and friends that the interference in my life was deliberate. I really could not be sure, myself, at times, and that is what made exitting the cult very difficult.

Now I feel like it is happening again. This friend is someone I care about, but she does have some naive associations with people in “support” networks, and I worry that her behavior might be more than just her own tendency to be a nervous mother hen. I have criticized her support networks and told her some concerns that such networks can be cults, but it did not seem to be a threat to me and my criticism was mild.

Now I worry that she may have shared my criticisms with her network and they want her to cripple my private life. But I also worry that I may be over-reacting because of past trauma with a cult that used to do that.

Has anyone got any suggestions about what I could do or say to find out if my friend is just being a little over-bearing or if she is in fact working a strategy on behalf of a cult that may have felt threatened by my criticism? (mostly I was just being sarcastic, not trying to de-program or anything, but if she shared my remarks innocently with a genuine cult they might get paranoid that I meant more than expressing an opinion.)

Re: Help – My relative is in a therapy cult / 12-step cult
Posted by: dsm ()
Date: December 11, 2009 06:19AM

In my efforts to deal with the PTSD that I have, I have occasionally gone to 12-step meetings as a last resort. They can be helpful if they are run by responsible people.

I think the best thing is to try to get your relative to sit down with you and a licensed psychologist, together. The psychologist knows what the ethical standards are and could ask the right questions to get at the problem. Then if necessary, you could take the results of meeting with that psychologist to a regulatory agency to find out what is going on and find out what you need to do to help your loved one.

Re:  NatLFed: Past or Present? Future?
Posted by: dsm ()
Date: December 11, 2009 01:47AM

I was once a member of NatLFed. It bothers me to see that oftentimes people want to limit this cult to a certain time-frame, set of members, arenas of activity, etc. NatLFed was, and still is, a kind of meta-cult that specialized in forming fronts that were directly connected to it as well as infiltrating other groups, especially other cults, in order to force compliance with its own goals.

NatLFed’s goals were a bizarre mixture of stalinist leftwing fascism and American socialist programs. Maybe this part of NatLFed’s existence can be placed in the past, because the goals were formed during their rise in the 1970’s and 1980’s, and now maybe the NatLFed goals are nothing more than the self-serving goals of any large organization: to survive and control its environment, but NatLFed operatives (cadres, whatever you want to call them) are still out there. They still control important services in poor communities and use those services to enslave vulnerable people and turn those people against their own self-interests as well as against the rest of society.

NatLFed concentrated heavily on artists when I encountered it as a producer in public access television in the early 1990’s. I had an extensive resume in silk-screen and other art trades, and was working on a television project that I hoped would become a syndicated program when I was told by the station manager that I would have no problem getting all the equipment privileges I needed if I contributed a little bit of time to another producer’s “pet project”, the local NatLFed food pantry and fuel-assistance program. I had no trouble complying with this simple and apparently altruistic (on the manager’s part) request.

The other producer was the daughter of Rockwell Kent, a famous martyr to the American Communist cause. She was also a typical NatLFed leadership cadre in that she was 100% American-urban-cultured, thinking her own culture so superior to all others that none other existed. I want to say New York City culture, but I know that a great deal of the NatLFed roots came out of Seattle and Ohio groups of the New Left of the 1970’s. They share a similar class culture that infuses their socialist ideology with the most ludicrous bourgeoisie prejudice that anyone could imagine.

I was the daughter of strong labor organizers in Massachusetts and Connecticut mills, my mother went with the Freedom Riders groups in that famous summer, and I was certainly no stranger to socialist politics and ideals. My art education was well-founded in European traditional techniques, but since I was more interested in my own work and in the creative work of people like Picasso than in American Communist Martyr history, I did not recognize Rockwell Kent as anything more than a vaguely familiar name when the NatLFed cadre introduced herself.

(If I ever do get the strength to actually write the full story, I hope to include the satirical elements, to counterbalance the genuine horror of that cult: there is power in satire and we need to start satirizing NatLFed!)

You have to picture this: a woman who feels herself entitled to all of the upper-crust culture of New York is in constant drama-queen-martyr mode in the hills of rural Massachusetts. She gets handed yet another yokel (me) to train, is impressed by the skill and history of that yokel’s backgoround (who knew there were socialists outside of Greenwich Village?!) but alas! The Yokel fails to genuflect at the name of Rockwell Kent!

It gets funnier.

But the violence that characterized the NatLFed in Berkshire County was never funny. NatLFed hooked up very closely with the local criminal class, as it does in every neighborhood, and people lived in real fear of what could happen to them if they challenged NatLFed groups, even if they did not know the NatLFed name.

The building in which NatLFed had its headquarters was donated to it by the Ruberto family. It had been their fish market, and Anthony Ruberto was the district attorney around the time I was becoming active with the food pantry. His brother has been the mayor of that city recently. While I was active there, the issue was my right to produce my program as I saw fit. I did not know I was treading on NatLfed toes, but I did know I was getting lots of demands put on me by the NatLFed cadre.

Something else I did not know at the time: back in 1981, when there was a very controversial case called the “Lenox 7” that involved my own nephew, Ruberto’s own nephew was also involved. This case was the drowning of Barry Griffin and Richard Retzel in Laurel Lake by seven Lenox youths. They were charged with murder and it was downgraded to manslaughter and they were aquitted. Dukakis was governor at the time and was embroiled in the appeals of this case. I was active with NatLFed in the early 1990’s, so this was background I did not figure out until later. The favor-trading that went into the dropping of the charges involved Ruberto and the favor-trading that was part and parcel of any working-class relief efforts involved that old fish-market building along with all the wink-&-nod agreements that accompanied those efforts.

NatLFed leaders, like all cult leaders. are supremely arrogant. They do not beleive that “outsiders” communicate and understand their world as human beings. NatLFed was hand-in-glove with the basest mafia elements in Massachusetts. GE had to dump PCB’s, NatLFed helped. NatLFed silenced the whistleblowers, and everyone in aquthority had the Ruberto relationship and that fish-market staring them in the face any time they thought of listening to the whistleblowers. NatLFed controlled the direction of every social-service organization in Berkshire County, imbuing every single one with its insane totalitarian ethic. The cadres around the food pantry were all also involved in Pittsfield Community Television and controlled it thoroughly, attacking any citizen who tried to use it to question local events. I remember the way the people who blew the whistle on the PCB’s were hounded out of the station, as I was.

After I left NatLFed, I got a job as a color-matcher in a silk-screened wallpaper factory. It was a nice job, but short-lived. I had to rely on the protection of the local police because of the stalking of me and family members, and those officers knew that they could not pursue their investigations very far before bumping into the legacy of the Lenox 7 case. The best they could do was make it very clear that they would be right on top of anyone who harmed me or mine, but they could not protect us from the character-assasination and continuous petty harrassment that NatLFed hoped would inspire suicide.

Re: The cult made me heartless.
Posted by: dsm ()
Date: June 02, 2010 11:23AM

Warfrog, I am a woman and the way the cult I was in used people against each other left me with similar damage. Friendship is very hard for me and even affected my work, because my work carries a certain risk of publicity which can expose my employment and living arrangments. Sometimes I am immobilized because of it. I am not a naturally secretive person and so it is very hard for me. Because of my open personality, I have learned to project a very false persona so that if my requests for anonymity are not honored it will still be hard for cultists to connect with my actual employers or other associates. (I am an artist and I am very cautious about not advertising but only working for people through references.) This is hard for me because honesty is part of trust. I am Catholic and lying is a sin. But in the Catechism there is a long discussion of protective lying compared to deceptive, and the sinfulness is related to the intention. Also, as a Catholic I rely on the diaries of Saints for personal advice and just recently Saint Faustina (Polish saint of “Divine Mercy”) showed me in her Diary that she struggled with having her confidence betrayed by others in her convent, and she was shown in prayer that it is OK to withhold one’s thoughts from some people when they ask “friendly” questions.

In a cult we are often taught not to reject invasive questions but to always be “friendly”. It helps to know that even Saints were allowed to turn a cold shoulder to such questions or false friendships.

You are not heartless, even though you may feel as though your heart has been turned to ice. You must slowly cultivate a very small group of friends who understand character assasination (didn’t Jesus Himself warn us to watch out for those who kill the soul more than those who might kill the body?) and eventually you will realize you have trusting relationships again, but it is a very slow process.

Re: One-member cult
Posted by: dsm ()
Date: June 02, 2010 05:59AM

My own cult experience is rooted in a “family cult”. This is still a problem because of all the members of the rather large family who continue the pattern, which is particularly nasty.

I blame it on the fact that my mother, (who is now in Heaven, all forgiven) relied on my eldest sister to raise the rest of us and so she (that sister) became locked into a control pattern at an early age and never really grew up. She became a very successful person in life but she operated as a controller through all kinds of manipulative tactics of siccing one relative on another. I went into a real cult partly because I did not have a healthy family pattern from which to grow out into the world, and so when I looked for companionship outside my family, I found it in a cult that reflected the control techniques I already knew.

The family goes after the children if you separate from them but your adult children do not understand what happened in the past. I tried to warn my daughter not to accept an invitation to my sister’s house but she did not take me seriously and she went, and I never saw her again, although I had several conversations trying to get her to protect herself. My brother saw what happened, but he wants to protect the family.

My daughter was mob-attacked and broken down. She went into hiding after that.

We cannot put our families in jail for something like this. I have been assured that if a few witnesses would come forward, it might be possible to put my sister in jail because she is known to the police to have intimidated witnesses, but as I say, she has been successful in life, and her victims mostly live in some form of hiding, and are too damaged to be witnesses against successful upstanding citizens who enjoy the protection of better-placed relatives.

If we do put my sister in jail, her children will attack the witnesses and the children of the witnesses.

And I would say that my sister started out as the leader of a one-member cult because she still keeps another sister as a psychological prisoner, they have been like that all their lives: my controlling cult-leader sister never actually had to punish anyone directly. She always had the next-eldest do anything she would have gotten in trouble for. Then as the rest of us grew up, we always faced that kind of thing from the two of them, before we were even old enough to have words for it.

I do know from the therapy that saved my life that my sister has severe narcissistic personality disorder, the hallmark disease of the cult-leader personality. The only comfort I can take is that I forced other members of my family to think about what they did to me and this enables the younger ones to protect themselves, even if they outwardly hate me for being outspoken.

Re:  Catholics & Cults
Posted by: dsm ()
Date: June 03, 2010 11:04PM

I am a Catholic by upbringing who went for years away from the church and spent some time in a political cult, but am now mostly recovered and have re-entered the mainstream Roman Catholic church.

During my travels over the years I went through that period of cult-hopping that seems to affect so many after exit from a seriously damaging cult. Fortunately I had good specialized therapy as well as the help of this board and some of the old anti-cult activists and so my antennae were sensitive and I was not fully recruited into any new cults, although I had a couple of close calls.

Anyway, because the political cult I was in is notorious for infiltrating charity and church groups as well as because so many cults use similar tactics, I learned to notice the little sub-groups inside larger groups that seem to be feeding cults. ‘Some of them act like funnels pulling people away from the parent church and some actually attempt to subvert and take over the congregation of the parent church.

I have noticed that there are not many threads on cults that are primarily Catholic or that seem to adhere to Catholic communities, although there are threads on pseudo-Christian cults that twist Bible theology into control tactics. I would like to open a discussion that will encourage Catholics to openly talk about this problem of destructive cults masquerading inside our big church. Some of them are dangerous and they often build a “starter” membership before being ejected and then, when they are no longer Catholic, they are able to convince the outside world that the only problem was they criticized the Pope or something like that. Some continue to characterize themselves as Catholic.

I have seen several of these serious cults inside the Catholic church, especially in the retreat system. These are usually handled by the Church “in-house”, that is, the local priest or bishop will usually place some limits around their activity and warn people about them, but this does not always happen. Catholics are only alert to cult activity of that type if we are fully involved with our church enough to notice the discrepancies in the cult’s theology and to hear these warnings. Non-catholics who are invited to the cult may think it is fully Catholic. Casual catholics who attend Mass occasionally but don’t pay much attention to theology may also be fooled. The Catholic church is actually very tolerant of these groups (too tolerant, sometimes) and so it is up to the individuals to know how to respond to them.

Re: Cyberpaths

Posted by: dsm ()
Date: June 04, 2010 04:55AM

There is another kind of stalker, often online but also off-line. The “gossip-stalker” is someone who uses casual common interest (both in the same project thread, or in the same church committee, etc) to get into small talk which quickly veers into a bad direction. They increasingly are feeding that information into unofficial back-ground checking schemes run by nonprofit orgs and others who are always looking for volunteers or beneficiaries (so they can apply for more grants)

The first flag for me is always when the questions shift from general ones to details. Why would someone who knows I did not share any town or neighborhood connections with them want to know the details of who my grown children are and where they are? This is also true about general questions about work. Of course we ask people what they do, do they have families, etc in the course of small-talk, but when it is not enough to tell someone you work in retail but they must know which store and how long and what position and how-do-you-manage-on-low-pay, that is a big flag. The “low-pay” assumption is a trick. If you are indeed low-paid, you are invited to apply for “help” but if you defend yourself by revealing that you are well-paid, you are targeted for some other action.

What I do when this happens is slow the conversation down immediately with a very general non-answer, and watch the person for how determined they are to get details. Some people, especially in small towns, actually do not realize how incredibly invasive and rude they are being and when they see me slow down and give an answer like “oh, my daughter does not live here. (stop)” or “oh, I make enough to manage. (stop)” they will back off but occasionally they pursue and that is when the flag goes up. I have recently dealt with one who tried to pursue after I said “you know, you’re asking me about things that really aren’t anyone’s business” and she went to the next level: insinuating I have something to hide because I would not talk about my work.

At this point the gossip-stalker has got you by the short-curlies if you do not slam boundaries down around her (or him), especially if you have to work in some way in that person’s vicinity.

I have finally gotten good at delivering a short speech I was taught to use in spite of how over-reactive it may feel: “I told you to stop invading my privacy and now I am giving you a legal warning. Do not ask me about my income, my family, and do not ask anyone else. This is a legal warning.”

If you are active in settings where you occasionally face this kind of info-stalker you should actually practice saying this sentence by yourself because it is not easy to just say it quickly when you face a situation, but if you have memorized it you will say it when you need it.

This usually gets a wild reaction which is why it is unpleasant to use and I only use it on someone who has pushed me past the gentle “none of your business” remark. In my state there is a law that once someone knows that any particular form of personal contact is unwelcome they can be considered a stalker, especially if they persist for three incidents of that unwelcome behavior. It does not have to be for sexual motives, it can be just anyone. It does not require any limits on the other person’s freedom to be in the same location or interact in any other way, and it is very clear that if you have said the above statement the person cannot claim they thought they were helping you, etc. which is a common ploy of these groups that go looking for victims to help.

Females are supposed to be victims and so these gossip-stalkers (also female in most cases) find every kind of excuse to identify unattached women so they can tell us we are victims in need of whatever meeting they are setting up. Sometimes these crazy activists will actually approach an employer to persuade the employer that I am being exploited! A whole team of these people once did this to me when I had a damm good job as a design expediter and they wanted my art work for their project! They thought it was terrible that an artist was working in a factory!!!! (They did not even know I was the design expediter for the company. They only knew that I sat out in the parking lot at lunch in my old jeans just like everyone else. They did not affect my job but they sure did piss me off! One of them had small-talked me into revealing my “day-job” and that was the result! This is only one of many such stories I can tell from the days I was too close to a certain pseudo-feminist cult.)

Re: cult leaders-evil or misguided
Posted by: dsm ()
Date: June 05, 2010 10:42PM

Sallie, how would a “true sociopath” be excluded from those who commit suicide? Certainly there are reasons to commit suicide which are sociopathic rather than emotionally depressed. Anyone who believes they are affecting the world, material or spiritual, by committing suicide (crossing over to another level in which they believe they’ll still have power, for example) is just using suicide as another element in their sociopathic game.

Of course they ultimately lose their own game when they do that, yet I don’t see suicide as being an indicator that the person was not a sociopath. Just look at terrorist suicide, for example. What are such people if not the ultimate sociopaths: walking bombs?

Re: Religion, Cults, Movements: Guide to Free Thinking
Posted by: dsm ()
Date: June 06, 2010 09:35AM

One thing to recognize is that a group can devolve into a cult structure almost accidentaly. It can happen when someone gets into leadership without a good balance of team members and if they have more power than is legitimate they may use cult-leader tactics t.o try to get their job done. If they discover they are good at it or happen to have the kind of personality that thrives on manipulating others, then what can happen is that the rest of the leadership team and the core membership will gradually support them as the uncomfortable members leave.

If you stay in a group like that, your own loyalty to the original good purpose of the group can blind you to what is going on. It is always a good idea to take a look at a change in membership if it begins to change the character of the group. Some leaders will quietly bring in their own members, this is common when a cult takes over a church group. They come in through committees after the old membership has become disgruntled enough to leave and then the leader appeals to “tolerance” of a different attitude in the new people who show up to fill the void.

Always find a way to maintain some kind of personal loyalty among your friends in any group so that you can look them up and find out the “real” reasons they left, since most people will give acceptable excuses while quietly slipping away from a group that is “going cult”. Leaders can look benign until they feel confident that no one is watching and that is when innocent people get hurt, when they turn evil.

Re:  Caution! You CANNOT Resist Implantation of Cult Ideology
Posted by: dsm ()
Date: June 06, 2010 12:46PM

I am going to describe a common technique that I think is also covered in a lot of the classic cult-mind-control literature. Steve Hassan covered some of this in his work on the NatLFed political cult but it is also common in religious and other types of cult.

Basically, the mind has several layers of attention to the outside world. Some people are strongly inclined to pay attention closely to things, such as to deep reading of a difficult book, while others are strongly inclined to allow material to play around the edges of their attention while they do physical activities. Someone who enjoys listening to books-on-tape while jogging might be an example of this kind of attention. Probably most people fall into the second style than into the first style of paying attention to a subject.

Everyone knows about that common hypnotic state that goes with driving a familiar route. You suddenly discover you have arrived even though you are not aware of the past ten minutes or so of driving that same set of streets.

All I am doing now is calling attention to the fact that there is nothing special about how our minds work, our minds all are very similar and have very similar sets of attention skills that go with our tasks. Some of us work to develop attention skill but most of us go with what we have.

What a cult can do, and what those who are dependent on video media seem to do, is set you up with enough repetitious and slightly confusing or vague material so that while you may start out with the fully-engaged attention similar to the person reading a deep book, you are soon distracted. Small questions start to crop up in your mind but the material flows in such a way that you don’t have time to fully ask the question. You attention starts getting scattered. Of course, something has to motivate you to stay with the video or the book or the lecturer at that moment.

If you are physically at a meeting, then there is a strong motivation to stay through the whole thing. If you are listening to a tape or watching a video, then there may be something that is included as a means of keeping you tuned in. An attractive speaker or a calm tone of voice may keep your attention so you are waiting for some reward of something that makes sense while you listen to a droning and rambling speech. Or there may have been a promise made at the beginning that keeps you motivated even while bored.

Professional cultists know just about where the average person will start to drift. Depending on their goal, they will insert little mini-remarks or suggestions at exactly those points, and they will repeat them in different ways through the course of speeches. Because you mostly hear those after your mind has started to shut off, they get in subliminally. They may be references to certain races or groups but they also may be references to certain types of characters.

These references are not developed in the material given to most newbies to a cult. But as the member advances, some of the references will show up in more open detail and the member may be surprised that they suddenly agree with this formerly rejected idea of hating that category of people. They don’t remember making a decision to hate, and so the material presented by the cult at the advanced stage might appear to be what is convincing or justifying the hate. Hate is a powerful emotion. If you feel hate and you do not know where it came from, you “own” it as yours, and you tend to agree with others who share that hate.

I hope that my description shows that this method will in fact affect even people who think they are aware of what is going on when they choose to examine cult materials, even from a critical point of view.

It is not a good idea to listen to an entire video or set of videos from some of these groups because you are being affected by them just as surely as you will be affected by eating too much fat no matter how much you thnk healthy veggies will balance the fat.

If you feel compelled to watch cult videos while trying to “fight” a cult, PLEASE make sure you watch them in very short bursts and have some balancing material, some opposing material, handy to read or look at BETWEEN sessions of examining the cult material.

Re: Mind Control – Project Monarch, MK ULTRA
Posted by: dsm ()
Date: June 07, 2010 10:14PM

The entire MK-Ultra thing raises another question: are we all subjected to a kind of cult-softening by the media’s reliance on sensationalism at the expense of intelligent, factual material?

What I see happening with that kind of material is that whether it is true or not, it never gets denied or put into perspective by the government or any other authority. This may be because some of it is very true, especially that which stems from the period of psychological experimentation with LSD and other such drugs, and the rest is just plausible enough to be hard to disprove. It also may be because of the dynamics of conspiracy-thinking. Once people are locked onto a passionately held “truth” of their own, they not only reject criticism, they attack critics. It is far worse to be guilty of 5% of an accusation than to be guilty of the whole thing in this kind of situation.

So, while conspiracy theorists themselves cannot be accused of building cults because they are usually disconnected individuals with only a common interest in certain books and films, and many of us do benefit from examning that material from time to time, conspiracy theory provides a platform on which cult-builders can operate. An alternative “Apocalypse”, as it were.

So rather than talk about MK-Ultra and its attendant elements beyond identifying them, why not talk about all the apparent cults that build up around that material?

Are any of the online forums for conspiracy discussion, for example, are connected to real-life communes or groups who could qualify as cults?

Re: Many painfull years at The DeSisto School
Posted by: dsm ()
Date: June 07, 2010 10:45PM

I remember DeSisto. I once lived in Great Barrington, a nest of filthy cults. The DeSisto School was operating there because that town was probably one of the most abuse-friendly and cult-friendly places in America.

Our children as well as some teachers were attacked by the feminist cult that operates in that area (as well as others). You can read about that in the book “Who Stole Feminism?” by Christina Hoff Sommers. She describes the mob attacks on a mathmatics and a political-science professor at Simon’s Rock College.

I was a receptionist at that college at the time. Children in the middle school were also being attacked by mobs of other children, and one of them leading the little mobs was the daughter of a group leader in the feminist cult. Imitating what she saw her parents and the other adults practicing. Hoff doesn’t write about that part, but her description of what the adults were doing is chilling.

There was a whole population of adults in that town who came in with the DeSisto School, the Waldorf School, and some others who promoted cult politics into everyone’s lives.

Everyone should expose the DeSisto School and expand the exposure, please! Thank you SOOO much for opening this thread!

James Bernardo was murdered in the middle of that child-abuse cult madness. His killer, Lewis Lent, was not connected to any school and he lived in North Adams, but was certainly able to hide because of so many child-abuse activities going on, some of which definitely involved the Great Barrington Police Department. Bernardo’s grandparents lived near Great Barriington and his father worked in Great Barrington and he often spent time with other children his age in Great Barrington, and all of them were terrified of stalkers, before the word was even common. We had an informal parents’ watch group set up to protect our children and we knew something terrible was going on and the police were protecting the abusers. Many of the abusers worked at those schools and had the protection of people like DeSisto. The child-porn rings fed off the foster care system there, too. It became obvious during the six years between Bernardo’s murder and Lent’s arrest that certain police were more concerned about protecting the rings than about finding a killer. A few police had to defy their bosses in city hall in order to get the job done, as far as it got done.

The cults of Berkshire County are a subject all their own. DeSisto is certainly one of the main culprits.

(Stockbridge and Great Barrington are next door to each other. All those little towns in Berkshire County had common populations and employment patterns.)

Re:  Gay Hate Groups That Attack Everyone
Posted by: dsm ()
Date: June 17, 2010 05:21PM

This description of the gays attacking the Repent America street preachers in Philadelphia by blowing whistles is not the first time this happens.

My name is Denise Matteau. I don’t care anymore what you bastards reading this want to do to me. I did not see that story in 2004 because I was burying my father and trying to protect my daughter, who was attacked at my sister’s house by a crowd of screaming cultists. I was threatened and spent my time helping the father of another victim of the same cult, a murdered victim, try to get the old case re-opened.

But ten years and several other murder-victims earlier TAKE BACK THE NIGHT CULT that is FUNDED AND RUN by the Democratic filth of this country did the same kind of mob attack to me outside my art studio in Pittsfield Massachusetts.

They attacked me with whistles in my ears. I was standing outside my art studio talking with a couple of other women, asking them why they were marching. They were forced to march. The Women’s Center would not allow crime victims to have benefits if they did not participate. Three of the marshalls came up and told the women to get back in the parade. They ordered them not to talk with me and while one was ordering them, two deafened me with the whistles. I am still hearing-impaired.

They were marching up and down in front of businesses blowing bullhorns and they had children that they trained to lay down and role-play as victims while the obviously BUTCH marshalls.

They had a speech about tearing down the patriarchy, every patriarchal aspect of society had to be torn apart. Starting with families.

This was 1994. Just like in the article in that Snopes link, they had police protection. One sergeant spoke up about it and about his anger and shortly after that, he died of a sudden blood disorder. In 2000 another law enforcement investigator who challenged Bobbi Gagne of the same women’s center group (and also a major activist in the Neil Brick MK-Ultra cult, incidentally) died and because I knew that investigator pretty well, the state police thought I could shed some light on some tattoos because they thought he also had a sudden and suspicious blood disorder but I did not anything about his tattoos.

They were placing lifelike silhouettes of children in strategic places with bold print of “father rapes little girl” and similar beginning-reader level triggers in children’s libraries and then having substitute teachers report domestic incest if the children talked aobut that art work in class. The subs were given training to profile children’s comments without being told the same children would have seen the artwork during those same weeks. The subs were given questions to ask that could elicit the remarks.

I was targetted because I refused to honor the leftwing gay artists’ boycott of the Stockbridge Library art gallery. I has a solo show there of my paintings and pastels. I also was known to be attending a Christian church.

My daughter was attacked by an organized mob at Taconic High School the same year. It was insitgated by the school counselor because my daughter was accused of being gay because she was not promiscuous. (In fact, her boyfriend did not go to the highschool and they did not know she dated)

She was ordered by the counselr to go to the Unitarian Church after she was attacked in the hallway of Taconic High School. I did not know that the Unitarian Church was a cult because I was raised Catholic and I thought they were just protestant.

My daughter was scared because of the teachers joining the students in the attack at Taconic High School. I told her to take her boyfriend with her, we all thought it was just going to be another lecture on not hating gay people.

Instead it was the lesbian Barbara Haugman the Unitarian Pastor and a group of adults, 40 yrs old, about a dozen of them, mob attackede my daughter and her friend. Both of them came home shaken and pale. This was a week or so after the other attack, some months before I was attacked. The group incircled andf screamed at them until they were broken down.

Not long after that my daughtter became pregnant. I was not told. She had actually wanted to be a midwife and she studied to be a doullah, she was a loving girl, and she was a ski instructor from age 14, she was a brilliant and beautiful young woman.

The counselors, who all work through the same horrific gay cult at the Women’s Center, told my beautiful daughter that she would have a terrible life if she brought this child into the world and if she would agree with them to abort it, she would have her college completely paid for, and she would not be a burden to me. She told me later they kept telling her she was a burden to me. They told her she would be hurting me if she had the child. The father was her boyfriend and he and she both wanted it, but they both had been attacked and now these same people were attacking them again and they were prevented from contacting anyone. The pregnancy was not early. My daughter had started to plan to have the child but was being told not to tell me, and later she told me that they deliberately stalled her when they began yelling at her to have the abortion, she said ok but they stalled it so that it would be worse for her. The young father told me the same thing.

I only found this out long after the abortion happened. My daughter was told to hide in her room and not speak of any symptoms. The Pittsfield Masssachusetts Women’s Center was using abortion as a terrorist attack on girls, insisting that they go through a private horror. The Unitarian Church uses abortion to train for human sacrifice. Gays are training people for full human sacrifice. They have been systematically attacking our children and we have been silent because no one would believe us. We did not believe what we were seeing.

Take Back The Night cult is in all the churchs. In the Catholic Church it is called “Call To Action”, it is fully in charge of the Evangelical Lutheran and Gay Episcopalian churches.

They have been protected every step of the way by the Democratic Party. NatLFEd has also been protected every step of the way and every former cadre knows that it fully enabled the set-up of the vicious lesbian and gay militants while NatLFed ran the bribes and disabled the blue-collar classes with fake Hispanic crap like Gerry Doeden and the other white trust-fund babies taking Hispanic names and they all ran the death-cult art into the town.

That was why my studio was targeteed. I was not co-operating. I was just “doing art” and I was working on a print-video project at Channel Five with other non-political traditional artists in the print trade and illustration trade, producing a program that would have shown regular, skilled artists.

Now we see the full death-cult coming out of the Bible belt as “Repent America” but “Repent America” is only a small reaction to what has been going on: the actual full-scale emasculation of Black Americans by the Gay movment and the attacks on our children and our families and the destruction of what was once a thriving civilization.

That Snopes article describing the whistles is describing exactly what they did to me, all alone, just watching their horrible nazi gay march.

As a Catholic I have to accept suffering, and if it were not for the training my faith has given me in accepting suffering I would not be able to witness to the truth of what is happening around us.

We are fighting the death cult here in Texas, but we are not using RepentAmerica’s tactics. Repent America has allowed the death cult of the gay militants to poison its own thoughts.

Re: Catholics & Cults
Posted by: dsm ()
Date: June 19, 2010 12:55AM

Instead of engaging in infantile personal assault, are you able to refute that citation, shakti?

This board is about CULT damage to the individual human being’s ability to think clearly.

Attacking people with mockery without even attempting a logical or factual refutation of their statements is an example of how cult-damaged minds work. Such minds have lost the ability to examine statements and think about them. Such minds can only react personally to the speakers, and cannot attack the ideas with critical thinking but can attack the speakers with insults.

Shakti, please stop disrupting threads that are about cult damage with your obvious hatred of Catholics in general.

Your disdain for Catholics is not relevant to a discussion of cults that damage Catholic communities. It makes as much sense as if you decided to go over to the “Australian Cult” discussion and start attacking them for being Australian or attacking their political system, instead of allowing them to talk about a cult that is damaging some of their people and their communities.

Re: Eckhart Tolle made me a zombie
Posted by: dsm ()
Date: June 20, 2010 01:13PM

Brainwashed, one of the things I learned from my therapist regarding PTSD might be helpful to you. It is best to do this with a therapist, but you can probably also do it on your own. (and better to be on your own than to be with a therapist who supports Tolle’s ideas )

Here it is: Learn the things that “mark” your state of mind when you are not doing well. It might be different for you than for PTSD, but not very different. PTSD involves dissociation from the actual present moment into a memory of a past moment that was traumatic. What you seem to be describing as an effect of Tolle is a kind of dissociation into nothingness.

But there should probably be stages of noticeable change from your alert “normal” state to your “tolle-brainwashed” state of non-thinking. Notice the changes and find ways to stop them and move yourself back to your normal alert state.

You might not want to do this all at once but these things kind of build on each other.

Reconnect yourself to the outside world. If you feel yourself withdrawing, do something like take a very hot or very cold shower, do something physical, listen to some loud active music, get your juices flowing again. Reward yourself in some way, even if just a small self-congratulations, for breaking the tolle-mood.

Find physical and sensual things that are healthy that you can easily use to reconnect and as soon as you are reconnected, use your intellect, too. Go into online forums and argue about politics (mygod! am I really advising this? yes, I am! **lol**) go into sports forums and tell someone their team is a bunch of wusses, go into youtube and watch a bunch of comedies, anything to get ALL your juices flowing. Join an active team of somekind, whether it is a service team like an environment clean-up or a simple cycling or something like that, just make sure it is outward-directed and keeps you in active socialo contact with different kinds of people. Even just get a part-time job flipping burgers for the heck of it for a few months. Maybe get a dog who demands attention. The key is: sensual connection, social connection, full use of your faculties.

Several times dsm was banned from this message board.  The last notice which I encountered was July 9, 2010.
Writings after August 2010
East Leigh News Comments on “Jesus Christians” group 
Denise Matteau comments on an EastLeighnews.co.uk article“Donate a kidney for Jesus”There are several interesting comments under this article that pertain to Denise Matteau. 
Two comments can be read below:

Freedom is Sacred blog

From 2010 to 2013, Denise Matteau wrote 27 articles on her Freedom Is Sacred blog, which she subtitled, Denise Matteau’s blog defending free speech, freedom of religion, and the right to live free of vigilante harassment and intimidation.  (links may be to many different kinds of groups or writers.  That’s what Freedom looks like.)

Of interest is the article called About This Blog dated October 25, 2010, which can be viewed in full at the link above.  Denise Matteau comments, “Tonight I was motivated to finally open a blog dedicated to this problem because one of the RRI’s fringe associates has begun moving the attack-postings off the platform of “let’s just tell the world Denise is fat and ugly” onto a double track of calling for multiple “reports of me to ‘authorities’ and also an attempt to characterize me as someone who is likely to be suicidal.”  What Denise Matteau is referring to is something she considers connected to the Rick Ross forum at the Cult Education Institute, and also another forum at xjcs.org. concerning a group called the Jesus Christians.”

In this 4.5 page post on her experiences, she concludes, “I have a channel in Youtube here and also a page in Facebook, both under my own legal name. I have decided that the best way to deal with this very disturbed and disturbing duo as well as the RRI (of which they are both very active members) is to be totally out-front and consequences be damned. My daughter died weeks after their assualts on me began, this past summer, and I have nothing at all to lose. They have certainly put me in a “make my day” kind of mood.”

“Having nothing to lose is not to say I have nothing. I am indeed a very successful artist with my own vocation in the private sphere (far outside their paltry realm) and I will not lose any friends or any professional support to these ignorant bigots because I have no connection to anyone who would respect them.”

“I have created this blog in my own interest and in the interest of all other victims of the RRI hate movement, a movement of which Zeuzsor and Verity Evangelene/Sisi/Agur are perhaps the two most vile examples outside of Rick A. Ross himself.”

Facebook:  In Memory of Faith (Sojie) Jackson 6/17/1976-8/26/2010

This Facebook page can be read here.

I found Denise Matteau’s reflections on October 28, 2014 notable as again she calls for  an investigation into the death of her daughter, for what she claims was murder. Again, we see the family bitterness that extends years back, that has never been resolved in her own heart. This article is best read in context with the entire Facebook tribute to Denise’s daughter, which includes some very sweet family photos.

Recent Accusations by Denise Matteau 

I am familiar with the background of Dave Sweigert, having researched it in detail in 2017, when the Port of Charleston incident occurred.  Since then I have been monitoring the lawsuits related to Crowdsource the Truth, and understand many of the facts that underlie this ongoing story.

The extent of the falsehoods which Denise Matteau has promoted in her videos and are included in recent email documents known to Dave Sweigert represent serious allegations unsupported by evidence.  On September 9, 2019, a set of emails were sent to various government agencies by Denise Matteau accusing various persons of criminal acts.  If you think your name was mentioned in these emails, contact Dave Sweigert at his blog checkmatek2.net.

His response to these emails was to present Denise Matteau with a Spoliation Notice.

This final document represents a reply from the Univ. of Massachusetts to Dave Sweigert regarding his recent inquiry into their records.

Final Thoughts

The above documents have been laid out in chronological order as a means of understanding a portion of the history behind some of allegations which Denise Matteau has leveled against others.  Despite her intelligence and skills and sometimes insightful observations,  she has created a problem for others when she records her defamatory remarks on internet blogs and videos.

It is costly to sue for defamation, especially against a defendant who has few assets.  Another option is to create public documentation which informs and warns those who come in contact with Denise Matteau that cites where she has failed to document her allegations with proper evidence. An example of that technique can be found on the YouTube channel, Agent 19.  Hopefully this summary of her history will further provide an understanding of the backdrop of her propensity for assailing others with false allegations.

Larry Klayman Sues Pete Santilli for Libel and Slander

On February 9, 2019 Larry Klayman filed a 174 page complaint against Pete Santilli with the Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division, case no. 2019 CA 000896 B.  See link below:

larry klayman vs pete santilli 2 9 2019

 

Why Rudy Davis’ “Francis Schaeffer Cox” Business Cards Cause Others to Want to Dial the Police

On February 19, 2019,  LoneStar1776 published a YouTube video called, Buc-ee’s Is Going To Call Police if You Put More Schaeffer Cox Cards On Their Gas Pumps. In this short 2 minute audio, a woman representing Buc-ee’s in Itaska, Illinois called Rudy Davis to inquire into the origin of LoneStar1776’s Schaeffer Cox business cards which had been left on their gas pumps.

Rudy Davis explained to Buc-cee’s that, “I don’t have any control over that, you realize I do print the business cards and I distribute-, they’re all over the country, but I don’t have any control over what people do with them…even, even if you call the police, I mean I’m just the guy who prints the cards…”.

Rudy Davis is correct that he cannot control where another person leaves these cards. But he incorrectly states his responsibility for the CONTENT of these cards.  In truth, Vista Print is the printer of these cards; not Rudy Davis, – and it was his wife,  Erin Davis, who created the design on Vista Print’s website.  The purpose of these cards is to provide three resources which recipients of the business card can  research, to find out Schaeffer Cox’s version of the events which lead to his incarceration in a federal prison.

Based on the simple fact that the sole phone number on these business cards belongs to Rudy Davis, it is apparent that  these cards are an advertisement for his LoneStar 1776 video channel featuring his prison ministry’s phone calls. Schaeffer Cox is just Davis’ favorite poster child for his roster of self-described American Political Prisoners.  The Buc-cee’s employee called Rudy Davis because his phone number is on the card.

Rudy Davis once again gives Christianity a bad reputation

The caller from Buc-cee’s was under the impression that these cards originated from a Christian church, most likely because Davis had termed  Schaeffer Cox a Christian American Political Prisoner.  When  Davis avoided naming his wife as the creator of the content of these cards, the Buc-cee’s employee wanted to know the identity of the church distributing them.

Although Schaeffer Cox was raised in a Christian family and his father is a pastor, he departed from that path when he entered into the world of sovereign citizen styled militias and purchased illegal weapons and silencers. Rudy Davis is fond of issuing imprecatory prayers commanding destruction and death on anyone who disagrees with his mission of covering over the crimes of the felons he promotes.

Rudy Davis showing off his gun

What are these “resources”?

Regular readers of this blog are probably familiar with FreeSchaefferCox.com, as I had referred to that website in connection with a Schaeffer Cox defamation lawsuit written by attorney Larry Klayman and his nonprofit Freedom Watch, Inc. against BenBella Books and William Fulton.

In another Schaeffer Cox lawsuit filed pro se on February 5, 2018, but terminated on October 5, 2018 when the Plaintiff filed for a voluntary dismissal based on a jurisdiction issue, the defendants named were Terry Dodd, Stitching Trust for Two, Inc., the Estate of Steward Skrill, Maria Rensel, Eberle, Inc., Tami Cali, Ryan Mobly, DMP, Inc. dba Free Schaeffer Cox, Edward Snook dba US Observer, Ron Lee, James E. Leuenberger, and James E. Leuenberger, PC. (Leuenberger is Edward Snook’s attorney, and Ron Lee is a reporter for the US Observer). Those defendants marked in bold represent the two resources, in addition to LoneStar 1776, that are referenced on Rudy Davis’ Schaeffer Cox cards.

In respect to that February 5, 2018 lawsuit,  MadisonRecord.com published an article on March 16, 2018, Alaskan Man Convicted on Conspiracy Charges Sues Individuals Over Money Collected for Legal Defense, written by Noddy A. Fernandez. This article stated that “The plaintiff alleges that ‘there were ongoing efforts from multiple parties to assist’ his legal defense and the defendants intended to take possession of any funds collected by the partnership by fraud.  The plaintiff alleges the defendants used his identity to collect more than $3 million dollars under the false pretense that the money would be used for his legal defense.”

This is awkward, as the go-to resources for background information on Cox are the very same defendants accused of fraud in a Cox lawsuit!  Although Cox dropped his February 5, 2018 lawsuit, he reworked his complaint into a new lawsuit in a different jurisdiction,  naming fewer defendants.

The US Observer is a premier example of  Checkbook Journalism

The US Observer publication is owned by Ed Snook of Grant’s Pass, Oregon. Here is a Justicia.com reference to a complaint which Schaeffer Cox had made regarding Snook.  Ed Snook, for a hefty price, writes “investigative journalist” reports which he publishes in the US Observer to create a one-sided narrative to the liking of his clientele.  These reports are financed by persons who are either accused of crimes or are incarcerated felons, or their supporters.Someone had financed the US Observer to write two articles on The Federal Framing of Schaeffer Cox.

Shown below is Rudy Davis’ recommendation of this article as a “must read”.

From another perspective, let’s consider an interesting November 13, 2010 Bendsource.com article discussing an entirely different party that was in need of laundering their legal narrative, and so they purchased an investigative report from the US Observer.  Written by The Wandering Eye, this article discusses Tami and Kevin Sawyer, who “were high flyers during Bend’s real estate bubble era but were shot down in flames last month when a federal grand jury in Eugene indicted them on 21 criminal counts including wire fraud, bank fraud, money laundering, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and false statements to a financial institution.  They’re also facing civil suits by about 20 former investors in their various business enterprises.”

The Bendsource article continues, “But now a publication called US-Observer is painting the Sawyer’s in a new light- as innocent victims of a vast, sinister conspiracy involving The Bulletin, the FBI, the U. S. Attorney’s Office and, yes, President Barak Obama himself.” The US-Observer article was written by Joseph Snook and Edward Snook, “Investigative Journalists”, and The Wandering Eye notes, “…I need to explain that Edward Snook, who lives in Grants Pass and is the editor of US-Observer, practices checkbook journalismThat means, in his case, that if you’re accused of a crime and you take out your checkbook and write him a check, he’ll write a story “proving” your “innocence.”

And Rudy Davis has no problem with this form of journalism; in fact, you might say that LoneStar1776 is a kindred spirit with the US Observer’s approach to turning the guilty into innocent victims of a vast conspiracy.

A new lawsuit filed by Schaeffer Cox in connection with “Free Schaeffer Cox” fundraising

But let’s see….Francis Schaeffer Cox filed his “reworked” lawsuit in the United States District Court Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division on November 7, 2018 against Eberle Associates, Tami Cali, President/CEO, William D. Griffins, Vice President, and Mike Murray, President Direct Mail Processors, Inc. It has taken awhile, but it looks like Cox was able to make his final installment on the $400 filing fee as of February 5, 2019.

This lawsuit begins, “Plaintiff is the sole principal of Free Schaeffer Cox, because he is in fact the Schaeffer Cox targeted by the fraudulent Free Schaeffer Cox “Project”. The complaint has yet to be served on the defendants; however, as a judgment,  the Plaintiff wants $38,000 for the funds raised on his behalf by the test mailing conducted by the defendants.  In addition Cox desires the entire $3 million dollars raised by the defendants as a result of the direct mail program that was conducted by the defendants on behalf of plaintiff.  And then Cox wants a list of the persons who made donations, and $1 million for the loss of the comfort and society of his supporters.

How many embarrassing legal issues can one discover on a LoneStar1776 “Schaeffer Cox” business card?

Check out all three resources, and you will descend into a deep abyss of sovereign citizen styled militia groups and politics, illegal weapons, threats against government officials, fraud, lies, pseudo Christianity, checkbook journalism,  lawyers that have had  their fair share of Bar complaints…and on and on!  Is it any wonder that a legitimate business would not want these cards distributed on their private property?

UPDATE 2/23/2019:  Bondo77 made an interesting comment today about the fact that there are no Buc-cee’s in Illinois.  The woman caller claimed to be from Itasca, IL.  However, I just checked and there is a gas station called Bucky’s in Itasca, IL. Rudy Davis posted the graphics from the wrong gas station, it would appear.

 

 

 

 

 

The Revolutionary Spirit of Attorney Larry Klayman

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God:  because many false prophets are gone out into the world.  I John 4:1

Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, Inc.

Search the internet, if you want to know about the controversial, litigious Larry Klayman, who was once a Department of Justice prosecutor of anti-trust cases, but went on to found Judicial Watch, later separating from that group under a cloud of disagreement. He presently heads the  nonprofit private foundation, Freedom Watch, Inc. and practices law under his Klayman Law Group in Washington, D. C.

Today I am focusing on an interesting claim made by the Jewish Larry Klayman, that he is operating under the authority of a spirit named Jesus.

Most of us are familiar with the late Richard Wurmbrand, who as a Romanian Jew believed in Jesus Christ and went on to take a noble stand, and was imprisoned and tortured for some 14 years because of his faith. My topic for today is cut from a different cloth: that of a so-called profession of Christian belief that is employed to serve the merchandising efforts of Alt Right conservatives.  In the case of Klayman, his Jewish Christian “Trump” card is played to contrast his seemingly daring protestations against his cousins,  the monied liberal Jews who undergird Alt Left politics.

On January 31, 2017, The Hill published a  Katie Bo Williams article called,  Larry Klayman:  ‘Why I’m not scared’.  Williams wrote, “In 2009, Jesus came to Larry Klayman while he was driving down Ventura Boulevard…As he drove through Los Angeles, he was talking to himself, saying, ‘Larry, you’re a revolutionary.  Jesus was a revolutionary.  Jesus told the high priests to go eff themselves, and then he told the Romans to go eff themselves’.  Suddenly, Klayman says, he felt a tremendous feeling of positivity and warmth.  He recognized the feeling – Jesus had come to him in a Catholic church years before and encouraged him to become a Christian. This time, there was a different message. ‘Larry, you’re working for me now,”  Klayman says he was told in 2009. ‘You’re not like me, obviously.  And you will pay the price-but I’m there with you’.”

Testing the spirits, whether they be of God

Christians are to study the Bible, and are instructed in I John 4:1 to test the spirits, whether they be of God.  In the short statement of Larry Klayman’s 2009 experience, he begins by discussing with himself, that he is a revolutionary. I am assuming that his definition of “revolutionary” is that of common usage, based on the root word to revolve, describing a person who represents the governed, who is attempting to overthrow or renounce a government or ruler.

So following his declaration, “Larry, you’re a revolutionary”, Klayman says, “Jesus was a revolutionary. Jesus told the high priests to go eff themselves, and then he told the Romans to go eff themselves”.  What Scriptures support Klayman’s conclusions as to  what kind of man Jesus really was?  Was Jesus just one of the governed, who went around reproving the high priests and Romans with profanity? Or is Jesus, as the Son of God,  part of the holy and pure Godhead who created all things, and is the Final Authority who ordained government, in the first place?

Revolutionary Styled Methods for Overturning Truth

Mark 7:9 records Jesus as saying, “…Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.”   Paul, in Colossians 2:8 warned the church, “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”  The tradition which is referred to in the first verse was the oral traditions of the elders at the time of Christ, which later on were written down in various books, such as the Babylonian Talmud, which is considered by adherents to be “God in the flesh”.

Talmudic thinking exemplifies the rejection of the commandments of God, and involves various means of overturning the authority of God, while yet retaining a façade of righteousness which is disingenuous. An illustration of this method of attaining final authority, and having the last word,  has been described as thesis, antithesis, synthesis.  The goal is to set up two opposites, wherein the solution to the conflict is to arrive at a synthesis of innately opposite principles.

There is another common use of this triad which is seen in Catholicism or Mormonism, and run-of-the-mill religious cults:  Two authorities are set up; for example, the Bible and the Book of Mormon, which internally contradict each other in various places.  Thus it requires a third-party to step into a position of higher authority to settle the differences.  That third-party is called a JUDGE, who has the final say in resolving conflicting interests.

So let’s get back to our inquiry as to what spirit is Larry Klayman’s so-called Handler, since I do not detect an attitude of worship in this anecdote. Was this warm and fuzzy feeling the Holy Spirit, the spirit of truth, as described by Jesus Christ in John 16: 7-14 which was sent after Jesus died on the cross, to guide his disciples “into all truth”, reproving the world of sin, and above all,  glorifying Jesus Christ? The spirit which came unto Larry Klayman came as a “feeling” which Klayman recognized from the Catholic Church, as “a tremendous feeling of positivity and warmth”. We can rule out the possibility that this spirit came to convince Klayman of his sins, and lead him into repentance.

A Spirit of Conviction Rejected the Plaintiff’s Defamation Lawsuit filed against Journalists for  simply reporting the facts

Interestingly, in 2009, there was a convicting spirit which was sent to reprove Klayman, as we read in an April 9, 2015 Courthouse News article, News Outlets Off Hook for Defamation Claims. Written by Deshayla Strachan, the article relates,  “As recounted in U. S. District Judge Anne Conway’s opinion, in June 2009, Klayman and his former wife were involved in a contentious child custody battle in Ohio. The magistrate concluded the attorney engaged in inappropriate touching of his child, and also gave a high level of credence to the testimony of the children’s physician, who reported allegations of sexual abuse to children’s services.  Klayman objected to these conclusions and several others, but ultimately an appeals court held the magistrate did not abuse his discretion in reaching his conclusions, Conway wrote.”

The primary statement which lead off the Courthouse News article began, “Two U. S. news outlets did not defame a Florida lawyer accused of abusing his children and not working for a client, a federal judge ruled.  Larry Klayman sued City Pages, Phoenix New Times, The Voice Media Group, and their reporters, claiming they defamed him when they published three articles accusing related to judicial proceedings in Ohio and Florida.”  This article’s headline, News Outlooks Off Hook for Defamation Claims is our take-out lunch today, as it ties in later on with a question asked by Pete Santilli on the subject of “retaliation against journalists” to Larry Klayman, which Klayman avoids addressing.

The Political Money Tree

So while all this was going on in 2009, the  warm and fuzzy spirit that came upon Klayman reassured him, “Larry, you’re working for me now”, but with the proviso that he would have to pay a price. What price did Larry have to pay for this form of employment?  Since we know that Larry Klayman has had over the years, the backing of rich supporters, and his present nonprofit private foundation, Freedom Watch, Inc.’s 2015 990 donations are the envy of lesser known public research groups, what price has Klayman had to pay, except perhaps in the coin of notoriety?

$1,323,510 in donations for 2015 Freedom Watch, Inc.

Now, according to The Hill article, just prior to the warm and fuzzy spirit showing up, “Klayman had found himself in a really low place:  His client had just lost a sexual harassment case, which he blames on a judge he says had a grudge against him.  Days before, he survived what he describes as a near-fatal car crash”. The writer of the article remarked, “The story is a Klayman special- no hedging and plenty of righteousness”. The author of that 2017 article must not have come across that other 2015 article which describes Klayman’s 2009 family problems which U. S. District Judge Conway had opined on, in coming to a decision about Klayman’s defamation complaint.

Fast forward to 2018, nine years after Larry Klayman became an operative for  the spirit of the revolutionary Jesus

Now here is an eye-catching headline by Right Wing Watch’s Kyle Mantyla, who wrote on December 3, 2018, Larry Klayman Likens Jerome Corsi to Jesus and the Founding Fathers.

After reading this article, I watched the November 30, 2018, Pete Santilli interview of Klayman to hear the quotes for myself.  At the beginning of this broadcast, Santilli features a news report of one of Klayman’s clients, Laura Loomer, who had handcuffed herself to a New York Twitter headquarters office.  Not only that, she wore a yellow star to dramatize her self-imposed martyrdom.

The Jerome Corsi Lawsuit

Setting aside those images of  Laura Loomer’s provocative behavior, Santilli went on to  interview Larry Klayman (Klayman Law Group), who in conjunction with the Gray Law group, are representing Jerome Corsi in a lawsuit  filed against Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the United States Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, Jeff Bezos, the Washington Post, and Manuel Roig-Franzia.  The January 21, 2019  Amended Complaint (document 15) was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, linked here:  jerome corsi amended complaint.

The complaint against several government agencies involves “the conducting of illegal and unconstitutional surveillance, in violation of the Fourth Amendment and both the USA Freedom Act and Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (“PRISM”), as well as a violation of the secrecy provision the Fed. R. Crim. Pro 6(e)(2) pertaining to grand jury proceedings and other illegal acts”.  In addition, the remaining two defendants and the Washington Post have been accused of “tortuously interfering with Corsi’s business and contractual relations, in concert with the other named Defendants, as well as defamation.”

While I was viewing the November 20, 2018 Pete Santilli Show, Larry Klayman LIVE! Klayman vs. Mueller- Taking on the #Deep State, I observed a curious event which ties into today’s theme of the revolutionary spirit of Larry Klayman.  Larry Klayman had a TV set in the background, which was displaying the FOX News channel. See what showed up around the 4.47 mark of the Santilli show:

The word REVOLUTION flashes on the  Fox news channel  behind Klayman. Yikes!  Maybe there is a warm and fuzzy spirit of revolution, after all!

 

At the 7.18 mark, Larry Klayman is discussing Jerome Corsi, saying, “…he’s not in there just for himself because he’s 72 years old.  If he’s convicted it could affect a life sentence, but also the American people, and he’s doing that in the mold of our Founding Fathers- he’s risking his life because he believes in this country and he will not be ramrodded and coerced into testifying falsely.”

Pete Santilli [7.40]:  “Certainly not- I, we’ve uh, we’ve certainly said prayers for him as well because I do know first hand of the pressures obviously having been held myself for 619 days…Cliven Bundy longer..”

Pete Santilli [8.29]  asks Larry Klayman if he is concerned about the transition of (Deep State’s) retaliating against whistleblowers, now transitioning into retaliation towards journalists, and he uses Jerome Corsi  and himself as examples. To which Larry Klayman responds, “Well they’re going after everybody, Pete.”

It would appear that Pete Santilli is rather naïve in his question to Larry Klayman, because Larry Klayman has no hesitation to retaliate against journalists if it concerns himself or his clients.  For example, the Amended Complaint filed by Jerome Corsi on January 21, 2019 on page 17, lines 68 and 69 relates that “Money that Plaintiff (Corsi) received from Dr. David Jones, Alex Jones and Infowars was not ‘hush money’ but instead legitimately earned compensation.”  The amount of money being paid Plaintiff Corsi was $15,000 per month.

This is an astonishing amount of compensation, but not to be outdone, the attorneys for Plaintiff Jerome Corsi are asking for the following relief and judgment against the Defendants, which includes journalists.

Page 18 of Jerome Corsi Amended Complaint against Mueller, several government agencies and the Washington Post publisher and a journalist

Larry Klayman [17.24]: “..So this is the world we live in right now, is that this President is frankly from the standpoint of our government our only hope, and if he goes down all hell is going to break loose in this country.  Believe me, I don’t want to see that happen.  It’s not just going to be violence by the Left.  It’s going to be violence by the Right and it’s going to be Civil War.  We’re trying to avoid that.[17.47]

Jerome Corsi’s January 21, 2019 Amended lawsuit states that he was paid $15,000 per MONTH by Infowars as legitimately earned compensation, and Larry Klayman who is representing Corsi against Mueller and others had suggested on the November 30, 2018 Santilli show that there will be a civil war if President Trump goes down.  On the same day of Corsi’s Amended lawsuit, the Michael Savage Podcast featured Alex Jones of Infowars declaring “Trump WILL be assassinated on this timeline”.  The date predicted by Alex Jones for the assassination of the President is March 15, 2019, although he also stated the time period was “in the next 90 days”.

At the 20-21 minute mark of the Santilli show, Larry Klayman discusses President Trump, saying that “He shouldn’t back off.  His instincts are great. I love this President. Go for the fences.  Don’t worry about it.  Do what you have to do and let the rest of them be damned.  And that’s what Jerome Corsi said, ‘Be damned.  I’m gonna take this up the line legally.  I’m not going to be railroaded into a plea agreement’.  This is not something that you can turn the other cheek on.  Jesus wouldn’t have turned the other cheek.  He told Pontius Pilate to go stick it.  He wasn’t going to lie that he wasn’t the Son of God.  He told him to take a hike”.

Did Jesus tell Pontius Pilate to go stick it?

Here are excerpts from a King James Authorized Holy Bible:

John 18:28-38:  Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment:  and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the Passover.

Pilate then went out unto them, and said, What accusation bring ye against this man?

They answered and said unto him, If he were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered him up unto thee.

Then said Pilate unto them, Take ye him, and judge him according to your law.  The Jews therefore said unto him, It is not lawful for us to put any man to death:  that the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spake, signifying what death he should die.

Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou the King of the Jews?

Jesus answered him, Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or did others tell it thee of me?

Pilate answered, Am I a Jew?  Thine own nation and the chief priests have delivered thee unto me; what hast thou done?

Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world:  if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then?  Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king.  To this end was I born, and for this cause I came into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth.  Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

Pilate saith unto him, What is truth?  And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.

John 19:1: Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him

John 19:4 Pilate therefore went forth again, and said unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him.

John 19:7-10  The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God. When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid; and went into the judgment hall, and saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no answer. Then said Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have to power to release thee?

John 19:11 Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above:  therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.

John 19:15  But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him.  Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your king?  The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.

Oops, the revolutionary spirit of Larry Klayman forgot that Klayman is a LAWYER!

Larry Klayman claims that Jesus has a profane mouth, is a revolutionary, and told Pilate where to stick it.  What he fails to mention is that Jesus Christ delivered these words:  Woe unto you, lawyers!  for ye have taken away the key of knowledge:  ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered. (Luke 11:52) The law that these lawyers interpreted was the Law of God, which is integral to the Scriptures as the whole counsel of God, and the judgments which affect the eternal destiny of all men. It is no small thing when attorney Larry Klayman misrepresents the character of Jesus Christ.

Attorneys and Judges have complained about the litigious Larry Klayman and his numerous frivolous lawsuits.  Klayman has borne false witness against what is recorded in the Scriptures, and this is evident  because he failed a basic command of the Bible: to test the spirits, to see whether they be of God. Such carelessness is unbecoming to a man who considers himself to be a crusader for justice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Operation Classified” participant related “Go Fund Me” TestiMONIES To Make You Cry

I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.  Psalm 37:25

OPERATION CLASSIFIED was a Dallas conference put on by John B. Wells two weeks ago on November 9-11, 2018.  The crowning event was a post conference Ball with a $350 ticket price, as proceeds were slated to be given to General Michael Flynn’s legal defense fund. The cost of renting an exhibition booth for this conference started at $695, and for only $10,000, one could reserve the gold dinner table at the Ball.  As I was reading these pricey details in the event brochure, a name from the past popped up, which some of my readers will recognize:  Jeannie Moore.

Operation Classified Exhibition Coordinator Jeannie Moore also runs the Hear The Watchmen conferences and was involved at one time in a GoFundMe account in the name of her husband’s anonymous handle, Mike Whitestone. Legally known as Mike Kerr, he once created a furor in Orange County, CA over his mishandling of a charitable cause.

As the contact person for the Operation Classified exhibition booths, Jeannie @Jeannie Moore777, still retains her 949-702-7191 phone number from the South Orange County/Camp Pendleton,  California area, despite having moved to Idaho. On March 24, 2016,  I wrote an article called Mike Whitestone and his GoFundMe Accountability to Man and God. At that time Mike and Jeannie were organizing the first Hear The Watchmen conference, which resulted in a highly publicized Christian Alternative  Media controversy, when Nathan Leal departed their company after he protested another  conference speaker’s false doctrine. This in turn caused an investigation into  Mike Whitestone’s past reputation in Orange County under his legal surname, Kerr. 

Jon Robberson, the current Producer and Program Director of Caravan to Midnight with his friend,  Mike Whitestone of Hear the Watchmen conferences, in a photo taken a couple of years ago

Around that time, I had also written about John B. Wells and his involvement with that first conference put on by Mike Whitestone and Jeannie Moore. In a February 20, 2016 article called, The King of Jousters, John B. Wells and his ARK Knight-errant, Sir Douglas  Hagmann Give A Private Exhibition of  their Prowess, I transcribed an internet radio conversation between Wells and Hagmann where they attempted to do damage control on Mike Kerr/Whitestone’s reputation.

But enough of memory lane, that Whitestone GoFundMe account brought back some interesting past and present connections between the various Alternative Media stars.  Back to Operation Classified!  John B. Wells advertised his event in a Classified Subject Matter promotional stating,  “This is a classified operation, which involves deep state disclosure, ground breaking research and breaking intel.  Absolutely no bravo sierra will be permitted”. (Hahahahaha! laughter heard from the Tracking the Meroz blogsite).

“Nothing is off limits at Operation Classified. It will rock your world on all levels and you will leave ‘locked, cocked and ready to rock’.  We are all ‘operatives’ in this mind boggling, intense operation to expose evil and corruption!…we shall stare into the face of evil!  We will look into the minds and motives of those who seek to destroy America and everything and everyone we hold dear to us.  Our enemies are at the gate and they are both foreign and domestic.  We shall speak and explore the truth, we will wade through the lies and deception!”

The general admission ticket was $160 for early registration, going up to $190 and then $300!!! if you waited to register until after the secret classified guest name was revealed.  The VIP ticket started at $490, going up to $690.

Operation Classified Attendee: L. A. Marzulli of an Undisclosed Location

One of those ticket holders attending the Dallas Operation Classified conference was L. A. Marzulli, who learned from Los Angeles officials while he was there, that his Undisclosed Location had burnt down in the Woolsey fires. On November 11, 2018 Marzulli created a GoFundMe page for $150,000. As we go to press, he has received over $129,000.

He upped his GoFundMe to include $50,000 in uninsured inventory.  I suppose the other $100,000 is to keep him in style, while his expansive “undisclosed location” is rebuilt with insurance proceeds, giving him a brand new home.

L. A. Marzulli’s fire-destroyed property included a house, a 1,000 square foot guest house, studio, garden, and belongings, (except those that he had placed in the fireproof root cellar).  He began his alms for the poor GoFundMe testiMONEY by saying, “It’s me, L. A. Marzulli, and I’m no longer able to come to you from our undisclosed location, deep in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains”.

Lest you think that I have no compassion for Marzulli’s situation, I lost everything I owned including irreplaceable baby photos in 1983, in an arson fire.  So I have understanding of the shock of realizing that familiar and comforting material belongings are gone for ever. I started over with nothing, as many do in those situations. Coming from parents who went through the Depression and then World War II, it was unheard of in my world to publicly beg strangers for thousands of dollars just because there was an extreme set back in life.

One possible reason why L. A. Marzulli might be living his life out in a seemingly nice undisclosed location is because of a past fraud he committed against some of his donors.  On February 28, 2016 I wrote an article called Intercessory Nightmares, which began with a story about L. A.Marzulli, who had been examined by the Herescope blog in an article by Gaylene Goodroad, of the Discernment Research Group.

Goodroad had related that “An unsettling illustration of these un-biblical prayer warfare strategies unfolded during the months prior to the hysterical countdown to the failed 2012 Mayan Doomsdsay prophecies, which Herescope documented in detail, including in the article “12-21-12:  Evangelical Christians Believing Mayan Prophecies.”   L. A. Marzulli, cited earlier as a PPP adherent with Latter Rain roots, posted a 5-minute video on his blog in August 2012, appealing for funds ($12,000) from his flock, so that he could travel with his entourage to the Mayan Pyramids in Chichen-Itza, Mexico on December 21, 2012 (the Winter Solstice) – in order to do battle with the pagan god Quetzalcoatl who was expected to manifest on that date – “sort of like Elijah against the prophets of Baal.” ”

“Calling Chichen-Itza a “power place,” “ground zero,” and “the belly of the beast” with regard to its “open portals” of demonic activity, Marzulli enlisted the company of Russ Dizdar (author of The Black Awakening:  Rise of The Satanic Super Soldier), Richard Grund (Director/Team Leader the Supernatural Response Team (SRT),  Larry Barrett, and Watchers videographer, Richard Shaw, to document the event.  The team, said Marzulli, was needed to “assist in the spiritual warfare we expect to happen there…” Marzulli went on to explain his intended warfare:”

This is an amazing opportunity to represent the kingdom of God – to stand in the way of or possibly to confront what may manifest there on December 21st- the so-called return of the Mayan god, Quetzalcoatl…We feel that something is going to happen there.  Hopefully, nothing will happen there.  If it does, we’re going to engage in warfare and shut this thing down. (bold added).”

“Although he initially assured potential Chichen-Itza donors that God was leading the effort to send out this spiritual warfare team, just days before he was set to fly into “the belly of the beast,”  Marzulli abruptly aborted the mission.  In a December 14 notice on his website, entitled “A Redirect from the Captain of the Hosts,” Marzulli reported that his daughter had been given a disturbing “prophetic dream” that revealed his kidnapping and murder by Mexican cartels.  “She awoke from her dream and was greatly disturbed.  She prayed and went back to sleep.  Then another dream occurred.  In it she saw a burst of light followed by a voice that instructed, Don’t go!‘ ”

Gaylene Goodroad ends this account of Marzulli’s adventure, saying, “Marzulli and his PPP spiritual warfare team never made it to the Mayan Pyramids.  The $14,000 raised by his flock was lost to Power Places Tours, not to mention the loss of biblical discernment for all those involved with this ungodly endeavor.

Operation Classified Producer and Program Director for Caravan to Midnight:  Jon Robberson aka The Hollywood Insider

So here is another GoFundMe Christian who asked for $7,200, but received more than that from 35 very generous benefactors. It seems he was changing jobs, and could not come up with the costs of moving to Dallas from that far away land of Erie, Pennsylvania.  Robberson had been making $3,250/month salary working for the Hagmann Report, yet he felt the need to beg for alms despite having a nice income. He has not mentioned having a family to support, thus I am under the impression that he is a bachelor. Now he works for the John B. Wells show, as Producer and Program Director.

Jon Robberson requested moving funds so he could move from Erie, PA where he had been producer of the Hagmann Report to work for John B. Wells who recently hosted the Operation Classified conference in Dallas.

I first heard of Jon Robberson on the Hagmann show, but initially he used the alias The Hollywood Insider and his interview was conducted at an undisclosed location as he was hiding out  in a food storage warehouse. I wrote about him on February 24, 2016 in an article titled, Enter Stage Left:  The Hollywood Insider Who Covertly Spied On Others At Work, stating, “On June 25, 2015, a month prior to the John B. Wells show,  Jon Robberson was interviewed for the first time by the Hagmann and Hagmann radio show in a broadcast called   Jon- Hollywood Insider, Hollywood Is A Satanic Death Cult. ” (In case you are wondering about the Hollywood connections, he was just a cameraman.)

“Douglas Hagmann, introduces Jon, who is speaking under first-name-only anonymity, saying, “our guest tonight without exaggeration, is under a certain amount of pressure, under threat not to talk about what he is going to talk about.  He has been under threat, he has been under serious attack and, and people might scoff at that, and say awwh, come on, ……this gentleman had to covertly, and surreptitiously, snuck around the backrooms, the back alleys, the back of the sets, looked, watched, kept notes, kept tabs on people, places, events.  He knows where the bodies are buried, he knows what goes on in Hollywood.  He knows about the rituals, the ritualistic type of abuse.  He knows the demonic nature of Hollywood, the Satanic nature….”

Red Pilled?

So in August 2018, Jon Robberson needed funds to move, and he explains in his GoFundMe testiMONEY, “I have been Red Pilled since 2008 and gave my life to Christ when I was a 7 year old little boy. I renewed that commitment in 2013.”

“In 2015 I was fired by Universal Studios and blacklisted from a 16 year career in Hollywood TV and Feature Film Production. My IMDb was scrubbed and I lost my pension.”

Vegabonding?

“After 2 years vegabonding up and down the West Coast doing guest appearances on The Hagmann Report, Caravan to Midnight, The Josh Tolley Show, The Kate Dalley Show and dozens of others, I became the Producer of the Hagmann Report in the late summer of 2016. The Lord blessed us with over 500 phenomenal shows featuring guests from:  Diamond and Silk, to Kaya Jones. John B Wells to Liz Crokin. Dr Jerome Corsi to Activist Mommy. We debuted over 300 guests during my tenure as Producer of the show.”

“18 days ago I was hired to be an integral part of the team that is being drawn from all over the world to relaunch Caravan to Midnight. The team will operate out of Dallas, Texas and the talent is convening in Dallas from as “near” as Michigan to as far away as South Africa and India. I will serve Caravan to Midnight as the Producer and Program Director.”

“However this all happened so quickly that my personal finances where in disarray. Over the past 14 weeks I’ve incurred $11,000 in emergency dental bills as well as a 14 and a half year old cat (who I found on a film set in 2004 as a kitten; his name is Lenny) and he has required three trips to the vet totalling over $1000. Lastly, I was still recovering from my move to Erie (where the Hagmann Studios are located) that occurred in 2017.”

Paying His Dues?

“Between 2014-2016 I worked in the New Media as a guest and public speaker for the love of my country and the love of my God. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. But I didn’t make a dime. I was , in effect, paying my dues.”

“2016-present I worked for approximately $39k per year and was incredibly grateful to have such a unique job that paid enough to get by in an economy like Erie, PA.”

“We made great content and by simply telling the truth about the state of our country and its place in the world, we led men and women to realize that there is only one way to truly #MAGA (Make America Great Again) and that is by the sum total of each man and woman’s heart being filled with the Bible, The Constitution and Christ.”

“I fight the Information War with the likes of The Oathkeepers, Vets4ChildRescue, Infowars, Worldview Weekend TV, The Weekend Vigilante and of course my new bosses: John B Wells and his amazing wife, Brendi Wells.”

“This is a fight for the souls of humanity and the survival of our Republic.”

Chosen by God to be a Frontline Fighter Against Evil?

“For reasons that I still struggle to understand, God chose me as a frontline fighter in the war against evil as we navigate the End of the Age.”

“My testimony can be found by simply typing in “Jon Robberson” into YouTube and popping in your earbuds. There are hundreds of hours of broadcasts from dozens of platforms. My story is very unique, filled with triumph and moments of great tragedy. But I am honored beyond anything words can describe to serve the America that I grew up in. The America of church on Sundays, mowing lawns for $3-$5, The America of traveling without government goons looking at us naked to get on a plane. The America that vanquished Soviet Communism and National Socialism (Nazis.)”

“My Brother, Jared, was a United States Marine. He passed April 17, 2007. My Uncle Silas served in the 7th Air Cav in Vietnam. Grandpa Robberson went to Europe in WW2 and served as a medic while Grandpa Weaver fought the Japanese on Guadalcanal. My Great Grandpa Moore served in the US Army in WW1. We have relatives who rode with Moseby in the War Between the States. I come from a family of Christian warriors who have fought for five generations with a Bible in one hand and (as needed) a weapon in the other.”

Anybody ever hear of Caspar McCloud?  I am out of the loop.

“Currently I divide my days between cohosting “Spiritual Encounters With Caspar McCloud” and packing boxes, sorting possessions to be donated and preparing to hit the road to Dallas. I, too, am a Christian Warrior but God called me to help save His children. There are other members of The Body who will draw blood in defense of the defenseless.”

Nooo!  Not Crowdsourcing…

“In conclusion, I wish I was not in the position to seek crowd sourcing to make this move and job transition happen but I am on a super demanding and incredibly tight  schedule to get to Dallas.”

“I had no idea that this opportunity was coming so I failed to (at least try) to prepare financially.”

“My favorite scripture in the Bible is Hebrews 11:1. It beautifully encapsulates the Christians’ mission: ”Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.””

“I pray that the Lord speaks to your heart and releases your mind to help me complete this transition. It is truly Kingdom Work as my creative energy will be deployed to bring a tighter message of salvation to Caravan to Midnight, an already phenomenal, superlative show.”

“Lastly, I am a prolific writer. My articles can be found at: www.hagmannreport.com”

“Simply type “Jon Robberson” in the search bar, upper right corner of the home page.”

“Every $5 is a gallon of gas between Erie and Dallas. Every $100 is a hotel room along the way.”

“The truck rental is $2900 and I am driving it myself to save money (with 2 cats who meow every 30 seconds in the car, ugh.)”

“Anything is greatly appreciated. If you search my history with GoFundMe, you will see that I have diligently supported those in temporary need for years and to the tune of many thousands of dollars.”

“As the Lord has blessed me, I’ve helped get homeless cops off the street, rebuild homes that burned to the ground and get a young man repatriated to his home in Florida (from Peru) in order to become a US Marine. That young man’s name is Nicholas McIntosh and he graduated boot camp last month. Praise God!”

“There is a Main Stream (dying) media lie that permeates a subset of our culture. They mislead the public to believe that those of us in New Media are getting rich. That couldn’t be further from the truth. In my industry, if you’re not in it for love of God, country and your fellow man, you won’t last six months.”

“Thank you for taking the time to read a tiny portion of my story. I have deep respect for how hard you work for your resources. Thank you for considering helping me get to Dallas so that I can continue playing a significant role in supporting the Trump Train, liberty and the Remmant Christians in America and around the world.  God bless you. Remember, fear and faith CANNOT coexist.”

So far, so good. My sincerest and heartfelt thanks to each of you who have chosen to invest your hard earned resources with me as I venture to Dallas to begin working with Caravan to Midnight. I just got off the phone with John B Wells and to say that there is a sizzle running through the “wiring” of everyone joining this new team would be an understatement. Thanks to your generosity I finally got my eye exam completed and pick up my glasses at 5:30pm this evening. I also splurged $20 on the purchase of a beautiful new NKJV Bible for my upstairs neighbor, Christina. I am currently doing 3-5 hours of broadcasting daily right now, trying to minister, spiritually nourish and just keep those of the Christian Remnant who are lonely company. Today I join “Spiritual Encounters With Caspar McCloud” or guest is Tahni Cullen, Author of Josiah’s Fire. Later this evening I will be interviewed by Hear the Watchmen for their YouTube channel. Tomorrow I kick off at 10:00am with Prophecy Brothers followed at 1:00pm with On the Objective (our guest is Bill Chapman) and then 3:30 tomorrow is Spiritual Encounters With Caspar McCloud and our guest is “Dr B” a whistle blower pathologist who decries abortion. I will periscope tonight at 9:30pm EDT the topic: loneliness is Satan’s favorite dessert.”
You earned the donations?

 

 

 

Ross Ulbricht, Founder of the SILK ROAD Dark Web Marketplace: Part II – His Shadowy, Corrupt Counterparts in the Baltimore Silk Road Task Force

Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their place.  Job 36:20

Rudy Davis has listed Ross Ulbricht, the founder and operator of the Silk Road  narcotics and illegal goods website as one of his prison pen pals on his yearofjubile.com website. On Davis’ companion YouTube channel, Lonestar1776, I searched for Ulbricht’s name.  Out of 10,000 uploads, only one video was tagged and that was a July 27, 2016 Shaeffer Cox video where Rudy Davis spends an hour and a half reading a letter. I have no idea why Ulbricht’s name is tagged with this video, except perhaps for the warning image shown below.

In this video, Rudy Davis reads a letter from Shaeffer Cox on his sentencing memo. There does not appear to be any relationship to this video and Ross Ulbricht except perhaps the image posted.

The source of this image is identified as Exposing the Ugly Ugly Judge.com, a domain that has never been registered.

In Part I on Ross Ulbricht, Founder of the SILK ROAD Dark Web Marketplace, I focused on his sentencing, and I provided a link to the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit decision of May 31, 2017 which provided an exhaustive analysis of every point which the defense wanted re-examined.

Of interest in the Appeals document is the discussion of whether or not the actions of two corrupt government agents in the Baltimore Task Force- Silk Road investigation had any impact on the fairness of the Ulbricht trial.

Prior to addressing all of the defense’s arguments, the Appeals decision stated, “At the same time, the venality of individual agents does not necessarily affect the reliability of the government’s evidence in a particular case or become relevant to the adjudication of every case in which the agents participated.  Courts are obligated to ensure the probative evidence is disclosed to the defense, carefully evaluated by the court for the materiality to the case, and submitted for the jury’s consideration where admissible.  But courts must also take care that wrongdoing by investigators that has no bearing on the matter before the court not be used as a diversion from fairly assessing the prosecution’s case.  Like any other potential evidence, information about police corruption must be evaluated by reference to the ordinary rules of criminal procedure and evidence, a task to which we now turn.”

There were two Task Forces which were intensely investigating the Silk Road; one in New York and the other in Baltimore.  In conjunction with law enforcement agents from the Department of Homeland Security, the I. R. S., and the U. S. Postal Inspection Service, DEA Special Agent Carl Mark Force IV conducted the primary undercover communications with Dread Pirate Roberts (DPR) AKA Ross Ulbricht, whereas Secret Service Special Agent Shaun W. Bridges served as the specialist in computer forensics and anonymity software derived from TOR. The Ulbricht case was tried in the Southern District of New York federal criminal court, and it was the New York task force that became responsible for ensuring that the Silk Road case was not contaminated by any of the actions of the two corrupt Baltimore task force agents.

As noted in Footnote 6 in the Appeals document, the end result of the criminal investigation into the two agents resulted in both Force and Bridges pleading “guilty to money laundering and obstruction of justice; Force also pleaded guilty to extortion.  Force was sentenced to 78 months in prison, and Bridges received a 71-month sentence.”

TOR (The Onion Router) 

The Silk Road enterprise took place in that dark, nether world of the internet which is accessed using the TOR browser. Chris Skinner, an independent commenter on the financial markets, stated in a July  2015 article on thefinanser.comHow to Crack Anonymous:  The Silk Road Story, that “TOR –  The Onion Router –  was developed by the U. S. Navy in the 1990’s with the aim of protecting U. S. Intelligence communications online.  After its release and subsequent enhancements since 2002, it’s become the preferred network for drugs, fraud, and other illicit activities, as it allows users to browse the web almost completely anonymously. TOR achieves this by directing internet traffic through a free, worldwide, volunteer network consisting of more than six thousand relays to conceal a user’s location and usage from anyone conducting network surveillance or traffic analysis.”

Skinner also notes that the Silk Road story is a fascinating one because it “demonstrates the libertarian versus statist stand-off”.  He explains, “The libertarian versus statist movement is a very active one and, again for those who have not encountered it, is led by many bitcoin activists.  The bitcoin activists claim they have invented money without government, and believe that society should be free to operate as they want. If people want to exchange drugs, paedophilia or organize terrorist activities, that is a lifestyle choice and they should be allowed to do just that.  The view being that if these activities are viewed by the collective as inappropriate, then the collective will shut it down rather than the government.”

While TOR is known for providing anonymity, when it comes to anonymous commercial transactions, these activities are subject to exposure for various reasons once they leave the dark web and enter into the every-day reality of delivery systems and financial exchanges involving bitcoins and U. S. dollars.  In fact, the government’s investigation into Ulbricht’s activities was triggered by the discovery of a package of illegal drugs being delivered via the mail system.

The foundation for regulating behavior is not just having a “collective standard”, but there must be the authority and power to enforce those rules of conduct.

In the situation involving the exposure of the two corrupt government agents, unfortunately it was not internal procedural or  supervisory controls within the Baltimore Task Force that identified the corruption within their ranks.  Rather,  it was Bitstamp, the crypto exchange, that was the source of their undoing.  This reality collides with the bitcoin activists’ argument that the Collective ought to be the regulating force rather than the  Government. It took both a participant in the so called Collective and the Government’s resources and authority to deal with all of the wrongdoers associated with Silk Road.

It needs to be remembered that when Ross Ulbricht discovered persons in his midst that threatened exposure of his wrongdoing, he paid enormous sums using  bitcoins, to hire anonymous assassins to track down the real identities of his enemies, so that they could be murdered. In his world, Ulbricht was the sole dictator who had the authority and power to execute his own version of “justice”.  The U. S. Government, despite corrupt agents within, still displays the capability of bringing to justice wrongdoers in accordance with rules of evidence which favors the discovery of truth, while protecting the fragile rights of both the public and individuals.

While initially it was Bitstamp who found the activities of Force to be suspicious,  subsequent interviews of Shaun Bridges were pursued when the government observed  that he was making “inaccurate statements”. On March 18, 2015, Bridges resigned after being told he was suspended.

The Affidavit underlying the arrest warrant for Force and Bridges

The Affidavit provided by Special Agent (IRS) Tigran Gambaryan on March 25, 2015 in support of the criminal complaint against Force and Bridges (150325 – Charges Against Former Federal Agents in Silk Road), noted that “On April 29, 2014, Bitstamp’s General Counsel advised BRIDGES by telephone from the Northern District of California that Bitstamp suspected FORCE of wrongdoing and intended to formally bring it to the attention of law enforcement via a Bank Secrecy Act filing.  Bitstamp did so on May 1, 2014.  By May 4, 2014, FORCE submitted a letter of resignation after 15 years of service to be effective later that month.”

Gambaryan continues, “On approximately May 2, 2014 the U. S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California opened an official investigation into FORCE concerning his activities with his Bitstamp account and bitcoin holdings.  On approximately May 4, 2014, the Public Integrity Section opened an official investigation into FORCE concerning his improper use of a subpoena to Venmo.  On May 8, 2014, the Northern District of California and Public Integrity investigations were merged.”

The U. S. Sentencing Memo on Bridges

At this point, I am going to focus on the United States’ Sentencing Memorandum in the criminal case United States of America v. Shaun W. Bridges (A/K/A “Number 13”), dated December 7, 2015. The United States Attorneys argued against a downward departure or a variance in this case from the applicable sentencing guidelines. The defendant Bridges had pleaded guilty to money laundering and obstruction of justice.  The Probation Department had applied a 2-level enhancement for sophisticated means, and the sentencing guidelines for Bridges’ offenses ranged from 57 to 71 months. (all bolding in the following excerpts is mine.)

The United States Attorney’s Office stated on page 2, “By his egregious conduct and flagrant abuse of his authority as a sworn law enforcement officer, Shaun Bridges has shown that he is not someone who deserves a sentence at or below the low-end of the Guidelines range.  Rather, Shaun Bridges is someone who abused the public trust and tarnished the reputation of law enforcement in the process.  For those reasons and others discussed below, the United States seeks a high-end Guidelines sentence of 71 months’ imprisonment-the same sentence recommended by the Probation Department.”

It was further noted by the AUSA that the defendant had objected to the application of the sophisticated means enhancement; however, it was explained that the money laundering offense involved the sophisticated means of “conduct such as hiding assets or transactions, or both, through the use of fictitious entities, corporate shells, or offshore financial accounts…”.

On page 3, it was explained that “Bridges stole bitcoins from various Silk Road accounts using the log-in credentials from one of the website’s customer support representatives- a target whom they had arrested- and transferred the bitcoins to Mt. Gox, an offshore bitcoin exchange company in Japan.  Over several months, Bridges then made nine separate wire transfers – all under $100,000 each – totaling $822,851.19 from the offshore exchange to a Fidelity account in the name of Quantum International Investments, LLC (“Quantum”), a shell corporation Bridges created in the United States…The sole and exclusive purpose of this LLC was to receive and hide those criminal proceeds…further, as the PSR notes, bitcoin is a sophisticated technology/currency.”

On page 6 of the Sentencing Memorandum, special notice and condemnation is given for Bridge’s handling of a cooperator in this case, stating,  “In addition, the government believes that defendant Bridges’ sentence should be severe given his treatment of the cooperator, GC, in this case. Bridges did not simply steal from Silk Road, he stole from Silk Road and the operator of Silk Road–whom Bridges knew by his online moniker, “Dread Pirate Roberts”–through the administrator account of CG.  Of course, Ulbricht and a Silk Road administrator believed that CG had stolen from them since they were unaware that CG was cooperating and had given Bridges access to his account.”

Being a wealthy and dangerous operator of a narcotics trafficking site, Ulbricht responded in a predictable way to the perceived thefts by CG – he looked for associates to murder CG.  Bridges was aware that Ulbricht wanted to murder CG almost immediately because Bridges assisted Force and other agents in faking CG’s death.  Bridges did nothing to prevent Ulbricht’s belief – and the belief of the other agents and the AUSAs- that CG was the actual thief.  The AUSAs announced that they would not provide CG with a 5K recommendation due to their belief that he had stolen from Silk Road while promising to be a cooperator.  CG protested, but the agents and AUSAs did not believe that one of their own could have been responsible for the theft and did not believe him.  That Ulbricht contracted Force’s UCE legend of Nob to murder CG was fortuitous because Nob could obviously control his part of the situation by not murdering CG but letting Ulbricht believe that CG had been murdered by Nob.  But Bridges did not know that would be the result.”

“In addition, law enforcement is aware that Ulbricht did not limit his solicitation to murder CG to Force/Nob.  Ulbricht actively contacted other Silk Road users that Ulbricht believed could murder CG.  That was an eventuality that Bridges, of course, foresaw.  The solution for the agents was to order CG not to leave his house until Ulbricht was apprehended almost a year later.  CG was confined to his home in fear for his safety day after day. Had the New York-based investigation not located and arrested Ulbricht when it did, CG could have been left to the equivalent of house arrest up to this very day.’

“This type of abuse of a cooperator is absolutely unforgivable. Bridges allowed his greed and deception to endanger the life of a man who was actively striving to assist the Baltimore Silk Road Task Force with its investigation….This type of abuse of a vulnerable cooperator strikes a powerful chord with prosecutors and law enforcement who rely on these types of relationships to solve crimes.  This type of abuse cannot be taken lightly by federal law enforcement or the Court.  Bridges should be sentenced on the basis of his abuse of CG along with his fraudulent and deceitful conduct.”

The rest of the 12 page United States’ Sentencing Memorandum on Shaun Bridges continues to describe the egregious conduct of this former Secret Services Special Agent, who presently sits in prison as punishment for his offences.

The deeper the darkness of Anonymity on the Internet, the more egregious are the crimes which materialize, undermining the safety and protections necessary to maintain a free society.

The illegal activities conducted by Ross Ulbricht done under the cover of the anonymity provided by the dark web browser, TOR, not only included the distribution of dangerous controlled substances, such as heroin or the assassin’s poison cyanide.  But as the Appeals Court decision (footnote 66) describes, he also sold “illegal goods such as counterfeit identification documents and computer hacking tools and services…The specific computer hacking tools available included software for compromising usernames and passwords of electronic accounts, including email and Facebook; Remote Access Tools (“RATS”) that allow hackers to obtain remote access to a victim’s computer, including turning on and using the computer’s webcam; keyloggers, which allow a user to monitor keystrokes inputted by a victim to discern their passwords and other sensitive information; and  Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) tools, which allow hackers to disable websites by flooding networks with malicious Internet traffic.  Silk Road also offered money laundering services through vendors who sold U. S. currency and anonymous debit cards…”.

It is time for internet broadcasts and writings, especially those done in the name of Christ, to provide documentation to back up their conclusions.  Because of the continuous streaming of  false and defamatory conclusions on the internet,  we are in danger of losing the freedom of speech and press privileges which we currently enjoy, if stringent measures are put into place to correct this situation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLASHBACKS to Alternative Media’s Nebulous Salesmen Who Have Escaped The Consequences of Their Acts….So Far, Anyway

The above quote is not spoken from a Christian perspective; yet it has a certain applicability to that strange ethereal world of what passes for Alternative Media news commentary, these days.

Recently I paid 99 cents for a Kindle copy of Selling Differently:  Lessons from Thirty Years of Field Sales, published September 18, 2014, by George Sweigert.  The author is known to many Alternative Media viewers as George Webb, the walk-about-YouTube broadcaster who leaves a  cloud of particles in his trail, like a Rorschach Ink Blot test bomb, designed to measure thought disorder.  From his short daily videos, the viewer is seemingly expected to ponder the meaning of our existence, or whatever you want to make of it, whichever bolt of illumination strikes first out of the nebulous cloud of his investigative journalism.

After reading his book, I was thrilled when Amazon.com sent me a personalized email which had escaped being sorted into my Junk Mail file, asking me if I would be the first person to review George Sweigert’s book.  Of course I accepted this honor and now I am the One and Only Customer Reviewer of this book, even beating out Robert David Steele, the X-CIA agent book reviewer, who last year had so strongly pursued George Webb as a reporter for his #UNRIG campaign.

Under my book review title, Nebulous and Not Engaging:  Not a Kiss and Tell Book, I wrote, “The author attempts, in the beginning, to explain his system of client notes that had allowed him to converse on common grounds with his potential customer.  No doubt he did well as a top performer of IBM for 30 years because of his personal ability to be a charmer, who uses the company budget generously to entertain on boats, etc.  But overall, the book is written in a nebulous style, and I began to marvel that he worked for so long at IBM without being able to clearly state what it is that they are selling.”  [Update July 25, 2018-I have received a note from someone who is acquainted with George Webb Sweigert who says that he had not worked 30 years for IBM, but had based his statements on a family member who had that actual work experience. This is similar to what V the Guerrilla Economist, noted at the end of this post, had done in padding his resume, using the actual work experiences of one of his friends.]

Looking at George Webb’s YouTube channel today, I see that he is suffering  Flashbacks connected to that infamous place, Charleston, South Carolina where he and some other wrongdoers are now implicated in a RICO lawsuit filed by his brother Dave George Sweigert against Jason Goodman of Crowdsource the Truth fame.

George Webb explains to a puzzled viewer in this screen shot below,  “the reason” for this flashback. Strangely, when I went to look again, this video had disappeared from the line up for today.

Anyway, after reading his book where he said that his favorite place to entertain clients had been on a boat, one cannot help but recall his connection to the ship, the Maersk Memphis, which became the centerpiece of his entertaining Jason Goodman of Crowdsource the Truth with the false dirty bomb report of his hidden source,  Deep Uranium.  The purpose of a salesman is to link a potential client with the provider of a product or service, in order to accomplish a business transaction. The goods delivered on that day, June 14, 2017, was a false report, which resulted in the shutdown of a major U. S. port for eight hours.

The only cogent analysis on the internet which I can find on George Webb’s journalistic efforts are those brief insights offered by his brother Dave Sweigert on his Dave Acton YouTube channel. In addition, the documents filed in the RICO lawsuit of D. George Sweigert vs. Jason Goodman, are very revealing and can be located here.

Another Type of Nebulous Salesman Is Spotted on Coast 2 Coast radio

Rogue Money/ Remain Calm LLC’s Viji Varghese aka V the Guerrilla Economist

The other day, one of my readers alerted me to what V the Guerrilla Economist is currently  involved in.  He is that other infamous salesman, who became prosperous in the past because of the endorsements of Steve Quayle, W the Intelligence Insider, and the Hagmann Report.  Many months ago, V was outed as Viji Varghese, a New York man who had studied nutrition, but turned to financially conning  Christian Alternative Media listeners via the use of a ridiculous pseudonym and  false bona fides which had listed fake banking and securities credentials.

Despite the fact that a handful of persons have submitted documentation to the IRS, FINRA and the Royal Bank of Scotland concerning his false credentials, he is still around on the internet under his Rogue Money and Remain Calm LLC businesses, as we see below in this Coast 2 Coast with George Noory interview on July 10, 2018.

Note that Coast 2 Coast’s bio on V acknowledges the past promotional efforts of Steve Quayle and Doug Hagmann.  My reader emailed Coast 2 Coast about a statement made on the most recent show, that V might reveal his real name soon. Really??? That revelation came out long ago in several places, including this blog, when Michael Erevna of Revelationnow  exposed V’s identity and  background. Not surprisingly, Coast 2 Coast did not reply to my reader.

Notice that V the Guerilla Economist is now a promoter of Kryptogenex products.  This company has several reviews online which recommend NOT participating in their business activities.  One of the reasons listed is that one or more primary business partners were also co-owners of SkyBiz. An article by the Federal Trade Commission linked here, details the $20 million settlement that was made in 2003, after the FTC sued SkyBiz for being a pyramid scheme that had bilked numerous persons of their investments in this company. It is not surprising that V is promoting this MLM company, as that has been his pattern in the past.As always, be skeptical of those internet profiteers whose speech is nebulous.