Sorry Sallie, you got the websites wrong. I'll put them all up there so everyone can have some pleasant bathroom reading:
Pnina's blog about some of the teachings and things in actual writing (wasn't someone asking for facts) about the cult. There are also links to youtube with some incredible legos animations. I personally like the one about the passing of the seed with the person on the table.. awesome.
A more narrative/historical approach by someone, I will just call them Deep Throat, because they are hiding their identity. It seems like they have done their research. They seem to be second generation. But I AM an idiot, I could be wrong.
A newer blog out there to talk about things that have happened. Things multiple people have experienced, things just the poster has experienced. Youth written.
This is my baby. I am Freckle Face. My cajones are just not as big as Pnina's so I'll retain my "anonymity" for now. If you know me, if you've talked to me, if you knew my parents, if you know anything about me, you'll figure it out. I don't claim that people are idiots. People are pretty smart actually. I know people have already figured it out so I thought I'd just out myself.
I've been asked to stop posting here. I have now received 2 threats. Both thinly veiled, both pathetic. What does this say to me?
It says to me that I'm really excited the forefathers had the foresight to write the second amendment. It says to me that I'm glad the cop lives across the street. It says to me that I've hit a nerve. Only the truth hits a nerve people. Only the truth. People will shy away from baldface lies. That is not what worries them. They are afraid of the truth. They are afraid of sympathy. They are afraid of changing people's minds. What if more youth step away? What if more youth leave? What if more people start telling the abuse story? What is they lose their income?
It's easy, very easy, to blame the George D's of the world. It's easy to say that you could say "any group" could be responsible for demanding perfection and adherence to certain rules. It's easy to say that the people who abused others were few and far between and already sick. It makes it the person's fault and not the group's fault.
How about Pnina's father who tried to rape another woman in the group? This is recent, in the last 10 years. The woman was talked into NOT calling the cops. The woman was victimized and not allowed justice. They think they are judge and jury and executioner. THEY punished him. THEY sent him to counseling. THEY counseled him (the old Puerto Rican social worker). THEY warned the other people of the group to stay away from him. But you want to be a part of these people? You want to be a part of people who would do that to that woman? Who would deny her justice? Who would allow her to still be in the SAME CLAN, and attend events and meetings with a man who tried to rape her? This is a loving group? If this was you or your wife/mother/sister/aunt... how would you feel?
What if you removed the wool from your eyes and started to see things from the perspective of the raped woman? Would innocent jokes still seem funny? Or would they now be creepy?
Think about the iceberg people. Think. You can only see a percentage, but it's massive. Think about statistics about rape. What is the current percentage of women that actually report it? Why don't they report it? They think people won't believe them. They think people will say it was their fault. They think people will think they are promiscuous. They think the rapist will kill them for telling. They think it because it HAPPENS.
I will not be afraid. I am not afraid. I will continue to ask questions when things don't add up, because I want to know the answer. Being bullied doesn't scare me. I had a really scary Dad. Hearing the f bomb and being called an idiot is just another walk in the park for me.