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Berg tried to repeat what he'd done

Posted by Observer on May 02, 2005 at 13:08:26

In Reply to: Reminds me posted by An SG on May 02, 2005 at 13:02:32:

Down below on the board I wrote:

Maybe Berg thought he could actually pull this 'super-youth' thing off with all the children born in the Family, since his own four kids --Ho, Aaron, Faithy & Deb-- had all ended up very 'religious' & part of the founders of the Rev for Jesus. So he thought he could raise even more children & they'd all turn out perfectly falling in line & jumping to his finger-snapping like his four kids had.

When it began to be apparent that Family children were growing up into normal kids & teens & questioning authority & what they'd been raised to believe then Berg's absurd expectations for the second generation began crumbling. He'd boasted that the churches lost most of their kids but the Family would hang on to most of theirs. So when 'Teen Terrors' came out, that was Berg's wake-up call that the Family might start to lose some of the second generation, so that's when the hard policies with kids began.

I think the Victor Camps (called Detention Centers at first) began shortly after that. He was desperate to hang on to Family kids & began draconian methods to retrain them. Of course a lot of us ended up in the Victor Camps too, but it all began with the second generation in mind.