Transferred from Operation Clambake Forum: Narconon Exposed
Post Number: 56
Posted on Monday, December 27, 2004 - 10:00 pm: =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0
Let me define what I meant by my previous post. I spent a bit less than a year at Narconon Arrowhead. In that time period, the place was almost always full. Granted they were occasionally "downstat", but I am not going to engage in a debate about how meaningless stats are used to distract the proletariat from the horror of their daily lives. ( at least not on this thread).
When I escaped, ground had been broken on several new buildings including what I was told would be a sort of gulag for people in a condition of liability or lower. I also think it is a dangerous and effective arena for the cult to operate in. If you think about it, the is probably no more fertile ground in which to sew the seeds of the cult. Realistically, most addicts have trashed their lives. They have alienated their families, friends and whatever other support systems they may have had. They almost universally have bad self esteem and are seriously questioning their own judgment and values.
I had a close friend while I was there, and his mother put it very succinctly when her son attempted to question the $cn dogma (yes, he referred her to this website). Allow me to quote: "Look, I don't give a shit if it's devil worship! If they can get you to stop shooting heroin, then I'm all for it." Can you imagine a sane, concerned family encouraging someone to get wrapped up in the cult? I don't have to imagine. I have seen it many, many times. Including my own family.Even if family members have concerns they usually don't air them because the just dropped 20 grand on something that they believed could help a loved one who really needed help. No one likes to think they have been sucker.
The point that the vast majority of people come from elsewhere is a valid one, but it is also by design. Canadian Oklahoma is far under the radar by design. I'm betting that most folks in Canadian, Eufaula and McAlester ( the three towns closest to the cult) didn't catch that front page article in the New York Times on the death of Lisa McPherson. It's also a safe bet that journalists and politicians in major cities that are wise to the $cwino shell game, aren't going to get too worked up about a rehab in rural Oklahoma.
I stand by my original statement that the cult is thriving out there.
Post Number: 4620
Posted on Tuesday, December 28, 2004 - 2:01 am: =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0
Why don't you write a letter to the Mental Health Board and tell them *YOUR* story?
I posted their address and others on another Narconon Exposed Thread. I also posted the letter I sent to the Mental Health Board. An award-winning reporter for NPR was given a copy of that letter by someone at the Mental Health Dept.
He emailed me and asked for my telephone no. He was trying to find out if there was enough credible material to do a story on Narconon Arrowhead. Wanted to know about (and talk to people who had) complaints and lawsuits filed against Narconon Arrowhead. I didn't have the answers for him. I don't know if he ever got any answers.
Silence never exposed anything. If there aren't complaints and/or lawsuits filed, the authorities can do little or nothing and the press is not willing to unless they have good (meaning provable) first hand information.