2005/10/18 - Lies Recited At Most A.A. Meetings
The Article which has been gestating for nearly
ten months is now complete. There may be grammatical errors or a stray sentence
here and there but I'm proud of it. I'd rank it up there with "The Big
Pro-Addiction Swindle" in regards to its tenacity. I feel that it was
worth the wait.
Now, to spend a few days playing catch-up with my E-mail (it includes
so, in case anyone wondered where I was at for awhile and now is finding
responses to some really old messages, it's all catch-up). I also ordered
some more Books from Amazon. Maybe over the weekend
I'll also revamp the booklist with some more entries and even add some
descriptions as well.
So enjoy the new Article. There are plenty more lies to debunk in the meantime.
2005/10/17 - New Horror Story Posted
I was hoping to get that big ol' Article of mine
up tonight but that can wait one more day. I'm editing it for maximum punch.
From dealing with an insurance company to Buchmanites who know less than
zero about addiction it's taking a beating on me. But I'm tough and I'll
survive it. I've been in worse situations. Oh yeah...I've been
in worse scrapes.
In the meantime, as promised to a fellow writer, a new horror story is up
within the 12th Files. I'm also taking the time
to get caught up on my E-mail so maybe this week they'll also be a new
Enjoy and don't forget to write.
2005/10/10 - 12-Step Assumptions and Fallacies
While working on a larger Article I realized that
I had to do something which every critic of Buchmanism has done as a rite
of passage: A direct criticism of the Twelve Steps. So now, what I consider
to be merely a subset of an Article in the works, it's here for the world
The main Article I'm working on will document most lies which are told at
most meetings. The Twelve Steps are a central part of that lie and needed
to be debunked. So in case the many visitors here were wondering what the
holdup was well that's a central reason. So, to make up for the lack of an
Article in September I will offer another in a few days.
Also, due to a skeptical Buchmanite counselor breathing down my neck, there
are plenty of new Articles in the works to coincide with my "writing
assignments". I will simply do something radical: Present the "homework"
in Article form here and in standard print. The content will be identical
and therefore will allow the visiting public to decide for themselves whether
or not Buchmanism isn't a bunch of Bill$h!t, much less an outright fraud,
concerning the snake oil known as "addiction treatment" and "recovery".
I remain optimistic though. I hope the "counselor", obviously
"in recovery" (a member of a Buchmanite
12-Step sect), gets a
education from the copy of
Vince Fox's "Addiction, Change and Choice" that I bought
for him (Chapter 11 is a must read for reformers who are looking for an
alternative to the current system while abolitionists will see precisely
how 12-Step, TSF or some other euphemism for Buchmanism-based "treatment"
fails). It was an eye opener for me and I highly recommend buying it used
(it's out of print).
Finally, I've added synonyms for "disease" and a direct jump to the debunking
of the "spiritual, not
religious" fallacy within "The Synonym Game" section of
The Buchmanese Lexicon plus a new site here and
there upon the Links page. I also added some citation
information on the "Comments Remastered" webpage
for A.A. internal document 5M/12-90/TC in case you're writing a report or
some other text which references that document .
Enjoy and more will
indeed be revealed. A special shout-out to
Secret Agent Orange
for kicking ass beyond the call of duty with a MASSIVE update of his
website (and using the old format, no less). :-)