In Reply to: trying to understand posted by ray on December 10, 2002 at 11:28:43:
I understand your frustration. I do, however, take issue with at least one of your statements. I, personally, feel strongly that "reaching out" to current F. members is not an undertaking just anybody can do or should do. We have talked a lot about the power on the mind and certain forms of We have talked a lot about the power on the mind and certain forms of mind control that many of us felt we were under. This is nothing to sneeze out or ignore as being “out” now. I believe that getting around members again can evoke certain of those subconscious triggers that is almost like a spell and can have real adverse affects on people attempting to leave that mind-set, that mind-hold and start a new life. I, personally, firmly believe that that is something on a totally individual basis and I would not suggest it to anyone as a viable alternative. I also don’t think we’ll ever “dismantle” the F. as even we know the old saying “a sucker is born every minute” - people will continue to be duped and people will continue to fall for it. I guess all we can hope to do is stem the tide some and help those who are trapped in that mind strangle hold in whatever way we feel is possible.