To date, the mainstream media has not been particularly interested in the ugly reality lurking behind a kitsch, but nonetheless pernicious, fairy story which has been peddled as reality around the globe, under the title, 'Lyoness.'
Unfortunately, the sloppy and inaccurate reporting of these tragicomic events is symptomatic of the thoughtless approach taken by most mainstream journalists confronted by reality-inverting, cultic, groups.
|A small flock of sadly-deluded French 'Scientology' adherents apparently remain totally convinced that their innocent leaders are being treated as 'religious heretics' and that the French judicial system is under the control of anti-religious fanatics.|
More than half a century of evidence, proves beyond all reasonable doubt that what has laughably been labelled 'Dianetics,' is nothing more than an absurd, cultic pseudo-science, and that the impressive-sounding made-up term 'Scientology' is, therefore, part of an extensive, thought-stopping, non-traditional jargon which has been developed, and constantly-repeated, by the instigator, and associates, of an ongoing, major, organized crime group (hiding behind a labyrinth of legally-registered corporate structures) to shut-down the critical, and evaluative, faculties of victims, and of casual observers, in order to perpetrate, and dissimulate, a blame-the-victim advance fee fraud (dressed up as 'self-betterment/spiritual' programs) and various other related-abuses of trust.
'The Universal Identifying Characteristics of a Cult.'
David Brear (copyright 2005)
1). Deception. Pernicious cults are presented externally as traditional associations. These can be arbitrarily defined by their instigators as almost any banal group (‘religious’, ‘cultural’, ‘political’, ‘commercial’, etc.). However, internally, they are always totalitarian (i.e. they are centrally-controlled and require of their core-adherents an absolute subservience to the group and its patriarchal, and/ or matriarchal, leadership above all other persons). By their very nature, pernicious cults never present themselves in their true colours. Consequently, no one ever becomes involved with one as a result of his/her fully-informed consent.
- has a grandiose sense of self-importance.
- is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, ideal love, etc.
- believes that he/she is special and unique and can only be understood by other special people.
- requires excessive admiration.
- strong sense of self-entitlement.
- takes advantage of others to achieve his/her own ends.
- lacks empathy.
- is often envious or believes that others are envious of him/her.
- arrogant disposition.
The initial trial lasted over 3 weeks and 40 witnesses testified. When the verdict was delivered on
Deeply-deluded cheat, Alain Rosenberg, attempted to obstruct a journalist from lawfully filming his exit from court. Rosenberg has exhibited classic symptoms of totalistic paranoia - genuinely believing that he is an innocent martyr being hounded for his 'religious beliefs.' In reality, core-'Scientologists' are programmed to believe a self-righteous, comic-book narrative which has been used as the false justification for countless crimes since the 1950s. In this unoriginal, pernicious, cultic game of make-believe, high-level 'Scentology' initiates are a new Master-Race of morally, intellectually and physically superior humans who, alone, are engaged in a never-ending Holy-War against an invisible force of evil extra-terrestrials infesting the minds and bodies of inferior humans.
The most-senior officers, Alain Rosenberg and Sabine Jacquart, were each given two year suspended prison sentences and personally fined 30 000 Euros, whilst two others were given suspended prison sentences and (along with the remaining guilty party) personally fined lesser amounts. The trial Judge, Sophie-Helene Chateau, explained that she had decided not to grant the State Prosecutors' original request for custodial prison sentences, because the offenders had given undertakings that they would, henceforth, reform their activities. Despite the remarkably-lenient sentence, the defence attorneys immediately filed an appeal and (completely ignoring the suffering of the plaintiffs) continued to invert established-reality by indignantly portraying their clients as the victims of a witch-hunt. The trial Judge also explained that she was unable to grant the State Prosecutor’s original request for the corporate structures to be closed-down without further delay. This was due to another unbelievable ‘mistake.’ This time, a vital section of computer text had been ‘cut, but not pasted’ by a ham-fisted clerk drafting proposed French legislation (enacted just before the case came to trial) which should have made it a simple matter of procedure to dissolve any French-registered corporate structure(s) proven to have been engaging in a chronic pattern of criminal activity. However, it had been feared that closure of these particular structures might very well have been counterproductive, in that the attempted prohibition of what they were peddling could have driven this criminal activity underground. Consequently, the outcome of the original trial was described by many well-informed commentators as ‘intelligent.'
The gang of high-pressure charlatans whom this unwary Frenchwoman had met, were from the
The pseudo-scientific paraphernalia Mme. Malton bought, was the just the start of a potentially-limitless advance fee fraud to which certain victims have been proven to have lost amounts totalling millions of dollars over periods spanning decades. These fraudulent materials were mostly supplied in
Sadly, this French prosecution is just one piece of a vast and confusing puzzle, because there are thousands more corporate structures around the globe (some of which have obtained official 'religious/charitable' standing and have been granted a tax-exempt status) engaging in unlawful, and/or lawful enterprises, which comprise the pernicious cultic organization most-commonly referred to as ‘Scientology.’
When this typically-distracting tangle of Gordian Knots is ignored, and the wider-picture examined with intellectual rigour, ‘Scientology’ sub-groups are revealed as the spokes of a rimless wheel, all obediently feeding cash (and intelligence) back to the central hub.
This vast corporate labyrinth is neither original nor unique; for the shifty ‘Scientology’ edifice has been maliciously constructed to a well-known esoteric/hermetic pattern in order to prevent, and/or divert, investigation and isolate the organization’s wealthy bosses (in the
The setting up (and sustaining) of such a criminogenic system is defined as a ‘pattern of ongoing, major racketeering activity’ by the US federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act , 1970 (clarified by subsequent US Supreme Court rulings).
Boss of the pernicious cult known as 'Scientology'
|Reed Elliot Slatkin (without wig, 2003)|
|Reed Elliot Slatkin circa 1995)|
Unfortunately, exactly like Bernie Madoff, Slatkin was nothing more than an economic alchemist - a once-penniless nobody: turned self-proclaimed financial guru who, despite the huge amount of cash he handled for (ultimately) 800 listed ‘investors,’ was not even registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Unlike Madoff, Slatkin completed many trades, but these were generally disastrous and his losses quickly grew to monumental proportions. At first glance, I assumed Slatkin to be a typical narcissistic charlatan who squandered his bedazzled victims' money on bedazzling toys, and who didn’t have the beginnings of a clue what he was doing. However, I then discovered that Slatkin did not really display the trappings of wealth whilst many of the failing ‘partner’ companies which he recklessly continued to pour his victims’ money into, were created and run by his fellow core-‘Scientologists’ (some of whom had previous convictions for fraud http://www.slatkinfraud.com/companies_2.shtml).
This aspect of the Slatkin affair immediately put me in mind of Mel Brooks’ 1968 comedy film, ‘The Producers,’ in which the two central characters, ‘Max Bialystok’ and ‘Leo Bloom,’ stage a financially-suicidal 'Nazi'-themed Broadway musical (‘Springtime for Hitler’) in order to cheat their elderly (mostly Jewish widow) ‘investors.’
|Smiling Reed Slatkin, the perfect 'Scientology' family man (circa 1997)|
Meanwhile,Slatkin succeeded in maintaining an absolute monopoly of information about his own financially-suicidal tragicomedy - issuing countless fake ‘account statements’ and actually paying out what he arbitrarily defined as ‘profits’ to privileged ‘investors’ by using authentic cash taken from fresh victims. In total, he paid $279 millions to a group of persons who had apparently originally given him a total of only $128 millions to invest.
Confronted with reality, Slatkin gave himself up, but when he was interviewed by SEC lawyers, much to their amazement (in response to a standard question about his educational qualifications, or rather lack of educational qualifications), he calmy explained that he was a 'Certified Dianetics Auditor', and he treated them to a deeply-mystifying, extended lecture on his comic-book ‘Scientology Beliefs and Ethics,’ recounting his 38 years in ‘Scientology.’ This remarkable testimony included how Slatkin: