If there's one thing which I cannot tolerate more than two-hatting Buchmanites are the snake-oil peddlers who claim they are against the 12-Step cult yet espouse its tenets.
The tragedy is that all of Buchmanism's myths and tenets have been thoroughly debunked and the organization it spawned from, Alcoholics Anonymous, has been unequivically proven through its own doctrines to be a sinister pro-addiction destructive thought reform religious cult. Unfortunately, due to political correctness and a permissive unquestioning AAmerican culture, these facts may very well never see the light of day within the corporate owned and corporate-subsidized mass media.
Cut to the anti-addiction movement, commonly slurred as merely "anti-A.A." More and more people are taking the risks in exposing the dangerous aspects of cult membership and of the burgeoning therapeutic state mandating such attendance. From independently-published websites, books and lawsuits, people are finally "taking liberties" and flexing their own inalienable rights, including their right not to be a slave simultaneously to addiction AND a destructive cult. This has led to a growing niche market for authentic anti-addiction information away from pro-addiction Buchmanism.
A subset of apologists and sycophants has developed within this market: The "professional victims" who wish to try to bridge the gap between the irreconcilable differences between truth and falsehood while labeling those who know such differences as being "closed-minded". There are now websites and books available which appear to be staunchly against Buchmanism on the surface. Upon further examination one finds the same debunked mythology being presented as "scientific fact"...or much worse. These poorly-researched sources of disinformation make claims yet fail to offer any evidence of their claims' veracity. And worse, they're profiting from others bad choices in life and making matters worse for such individuals who believe the lies as though they were true. Finally, when inquiries are made, the purveyors of this snake-oil nonsense attack the inquiring mind at large.
They are no different than Buchmanites in their responses regarding very simple questions. Caveat Emptor, indeed.
What I offer here, in the spirit of free inquiry and freethought as inspired by James Randi, is an extensive vivisection of people and the information they peddle. The genius is in its simplicity: I ask very simple questions. My judgement is based upon the responses (or none) to those questions. Whoever fails to meet the burden of proof of their own claims will be detailed here.
As for the body of the rest of my website, in accordance with the ideas of free speech and my own stance against censorship, I may have posted such disinformation from such individuals and linked to their websites and related products accordingly. What I will NEVER do is delete such speech from my website. What I will do instead is to augment what's there with this new information. So, if there's a link, I'll replace the existing link to the appropiate page here and have that link appropriately labeled, "CAVEAT EMPTOR". The original and related links will be on that new page.
This is my way of flexing the idea of Informed Consent by letting the buyer be wary of what's out there in the purveyors' own words and actions. It's along the lines of Sun Tsu's philosophy regarding the art of warfare: "Get the enemy to defeat itself".
Let the buyer beware of these peddlers within the free marketplace of ideas...
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