> Interesting ( and politically incorrect ) points
> about the possible reluctance of involvement by
> the authorities in order to avoid allegations of
> racism etc...
Yes. I've seen it argue both ways.
a) Police and politicians won't get involved because, on one hand, "diversity" is the mantra of the day and anything that makes them look more diverse is good for business; and, on the other, that they won't come down on BAME cults because it could look like racial discrimination.
I don't know this of SPAC Nation, I had not heard of them until I read your posts here, but I have heard it very clearly and specifically of the group I have experiencing in, and that was coming direct from a minister in government.
In both cases, I see the both the politicians and the cultists have courted each other for mutual backscratching, and the acquisition of status by association on behalf of the cult leaders.
b) However, I've also read SPAC victims suggest that the reason the authorities did nothing was due to racial discrimination, ie that the vast majority of victims were Black and they don't care about them.
I don't think I'd agree with that. There's a long track record of police and politicians not only not getting involved in cultic matters but even siding with the cultists, and the law being very weak in the area of undue influence.
A situation engineered, to some degree, by apologistic academics.
In the UK you have Eileen Barker at INFORM who has pretty much monopolized the role of being an "expert witness" on New Religious Movements and has had widespread governmental influence (she does not like the c-word). She has been notoriously supportive of them, advised them (the cults) and lobbied on their behalf.
It's a different discussion why.
I watched a few videos from a Youtuber called 'The Exposer'
who appears to be doing an excellent job documenting what is going on. If it is all true, the method, extent and purpose of the abuse is disgusting but, I understand, fairly par for the course with bogus Nigerian prosperity "churches".
It seems like the Black British community has just reach the same point as the White British middle class were in the early 1970s, in terms of being ripped off by cultic movements. In the latter's case, of course, it was mainly India gurus who were doing it. But the dynamics appear to be very similar.
It would be good if SPAC victims could hook up with veterans of previous cult wars.