I'm looking over some of your old posts ON2. Ah, you say it so well. :)
This post made me think of my sister. I've sent her some excerpts from this book, along with other information, and she is very creative in dismissing, denying and REFRAMING every single piece of evidence that points to mindcontrol in lgats. She even denies that the lgat we were in is an lgat!
It is incredibly maddening trying to talk to her about this stuff. I am just way too emotionally and personally involved but a social scientist could have a field day with her sophisticated techniques of denying what's true and real. She has truly mastered it. I fear that she's doomed for the rest of her life, with the "filter" CONtext installed in her brain. She has been truly CONverted.
I wish my lekkie friend thought I said it well the last time I tried 'saving' her sanity. I found my friend to be very proficient at deflecting anything I had to say as well but I wouldn't call it creativity, simply because creativity is not encouraged or even permitted in landmarkia.
I heard someone say once, "our family are God's chosen relationships for us but our friends are the relationships we choose for ourselves." I don't know what I'd do if a sibling were to get conned into a destructive LGAT. My brother got pretty sucked into scamway a few years back and tried to get me interested but I saw how much time, selling, promoting, and travelling it took to become one of those millioniares made only by amway that I simply ignored and tossed aside the topic. I had no idea that it was a scam back then, or that my brother was actually one of the conned. He isn't involved with it anymore, and after my rantings and information sessions about LGATs in general, he won't either. My point is that I don't know how you can manage not to get into it with your sister when you see her. She is a permanent fixture in your life whether she likes or not, or if you have regular contact with her or not. I don't know what I'd do in your situation. I only know from my own experience that the more you care about someone, the more angry and frustrated you're going to get as you witness their social, mental, and spiritual decay. I am so sorry for your predicament, I hope her involvement with a cult won't destroy or dictate to the rest of your journey in this life.
I don't intend on letting that happen to me. I have learned, I have lost this one, but I can't justify allowing another's mistake or victimization to control me forever. This time in my life was unavoidable, but letting it warp me forever is avoidable and I will not hold on to this forever.
When the sociopath, who had an epiphany on how to get others to work for free and make him rich believing they are privileged to be his slaves, knows from me personally what a sad and sorry f--k I think he is for choosing to make a chapter out of 'The adventures of Tom Sawyer' the reality in his life, then will I let this go and move on much wiser for the experience and living as though it had never happened.
That chapter would be the one where Tom has to paint (white wash) a fence on a saturday and one by one his friends come over wanting to hang out but he can't becasue he his aunt Polly expects him to have the fence painted. So, instead of making the fence painting out to be a bad thing, he convinces his friends that its a good thing. Such a good thing in fact that all of his friends end up doing the painting and each one has given Tom Sawyer a small gift or token of appreciation for the privilege of painting the fence. All the while Tom is resting comfortably in the shade all day watching all his friends (suckers) do his work. He brainwashed them into thinking they would somehow be privileged too if they had the same chore he had to do.
Anyway, sorry for going off topic. All I meant to say is something I really believe in, the best is yet to come. My 'best' will include letting werner know directly that due to his 'epiphany' moment when he figured out with his sociopathic reasoning, how to 'help' others help him, he also distorted and upset the natural balance in natural processes in alot of peoples minds and lives and subsequently destroyed alot of true potential. I know he won't care because he has no conscience, but he will care that there is yet one more person who wasn't stupid or gullible enough to give him their apple for the privilege of painting his fence on a saturday.
Maybe its hard to deal with situations like this because we assume that loving a person means always having that person in our life on good terms. We never think that loving a person can also mean having to let them go when they or we are still alive. Its like death, many don't accept death as being a part of life until someone dies.