"Bella Bargilly of Desteni attempts to excuse Poolman's behavior: "understand that bernard will often stand as the system and bring-forth the one point that the system would attack you with, the one point the system would use to break you - so you may face the point without actually having to walk it as an actual experience in the physical
it is never personal"
Poolman does not even have to provide his own excuses, his acolytes are well-schooled enough to do it for him. This is the hoary old Devil's Advocate defence--"I am abusing you in every possible way to toughen you up and to teach you some immunity from those evil others out there who will try to abuse you, but my abuse is not really abuse it is teaching"--its a self-justification for his own abusive behaviour.
Who is being subjected to the abusive behaviour (whether labelled 'abuse' or 'teaching') and do the effects of that behavioural abuse change if the signifier, the word used to describe it, changes at all?'She states that Jews represent "greed and protection of 'what is mine' as 'human-nature' - as any family or clan or cult - as it is conditioned through fear of survival, supported through the current money-system of polarity and accepted through the separatist education we all are brainwashed by".
'Protection of what is mine' is a fundamental element of the drive to personal survival in its most basic sense. Humans will fight to protect their continued existence when it is threatened and that is indeed a basic and desirable trait. To link this universal element of nature to 'Jews' and 'greed' is a sly attempt to undermine the natural response to the threat that Poolman poses to the autonomy of his potential followers by inferring that the survival impulse is undesirable, that interest in one's own survival as an autonomous person is somehow 'greedy' and not-natural.
So I would agree that this has definite overtones of anti-semitism but even more sinister is that it plainly suggests that the followers give up their interest in their own survival in favour of working for the survival of Desteni--which means Poolman.
Only Poolman is allowed to be greedy and abusive in Desteni-land ---and Poolman is all the while implanting Desteni-land in the heads of his followers.
This form of coercive teaching--where the student is taught a concept as 'truth' that opposes such a fundamental human instinct as survival-- is a classic double-bind that produces cognitive dissidence, an inability to think coherently and productively on his own behalf, in the follower.
In this instance the double bind is even more insidious than the examples given in the wiki as the primary directive--personal survival-- is not a communicated concept but an innate drive that all experience and are subject to.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/24/2010 05:39AM by Stoic.