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MIVILUDicrous! Mass suicide fears as French cult predicts end of world in Dec 2012

The French Government has alerted the country to the risk of mass suicides by people who believe that the world would end by December 21, 2012.

A government watchdog, which monitors cults and suspicious spiritual activities, is keeping an eye on the hamlet of Bugarach in the south of France, which is said to be the only place in the world that will survive an Apocalypse next year.

The remote hilltop villages have had an influx of New Age visitors in recent months.


Comment: We, here at SOTT, do not think that the "End of the World" is coming - and certainly not in 2012 (remember all the hoopla about the year 2000?), though we do regularly assess the scientific evidence that the Earth is in for a rough ride for a few years. We further do not assess the signs as indicating any special dispensation falling on Bugarach - or anywhere, for that matter. What is coming is global climate change for sure, and possibly localized cometary bombardment. No one is going to escape the former and the latter is a crapshoot - a matter of luck.

We naturally abhor the frenzied speculations based mostly on ignorance and pathology that have taken the field in such venues as "Project Camelot" and elsewhere, including ridiculous ideas such as Richard Hoaxland's about Comet Elenin. It is just that sort of wild rumor-mongering and craziness that led to the deaths of many gullible people belonging to the Heaven's Gate group back during the Hale-Bopp fiasco. So, certainly, there is some concern about this sort of thing, and rightly so.

However, for a government to step in as the French government has, and to authorize a group of people belonging to a real cult, (Miviludes) to decide who is or is not a cult, is taking the thing a bit too far. It amounts to establishing a Theocracy where one religion has the right to declare all other beliefs heretical. More than that, it is a government that has abdicated its responsibility in terms of making the facts - the Scientific Truths - available.

That is the gap that we, here at SOTT.NET, try to fill.


Cult

The Evils of Religion

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"This cult has to be the most evil organisation I've ever encountered - children are exposed to graphic images of a near-naked man being tortured, and told that eating his flesh and drinking his blood are some kind of passport to paradise," says a shocked Chris Rooty, an undercover reporter who spent six months infiltrating a sinister religious movement which has been insinuating itself into every aspect of British life, including schools, social clubs and even the armed forces, in its relentless quest for converts. "Worse still, they encourage these same children to confess their 'sins' - which can include anything from supposedly impure thoughts to sexual experimentation - to the cult's priests, invariably older men, for their vicarious pleasure!" Indeed, Rooty strongly suspects that the priests derive some form of perverted sexual gratification from these confessions, fuelling their own warped fantasies of underage sex. "I have no doubt that they sit in those confessionals whacking off to those kids giving up their secrets," he says, although he admits that doesn't have any actual proof that this has ever occurred.

"Certainly, they seem to have an unhealthy fixation with children, particularly pre-pubescent boys, the prettiest of whom they get to dress in frilly, effeminate robes and sing devotional songs whilst the priests look on in ecstasy! These boys are also often required to stay behind after services and 'help' the priests." The cult justifies its child fixation through the words of its prophet who, they claim, ordered 'suffer the little children unto me'. "This cult - the Church of Christ, or whatever it is they call themselves - is clearly simply a cover for systematic child abuse, " opines Rooty. "For goodness sake, they even admit that their chief prophet used to send his band of all male disciples out to procure children for him! When he wasn't doing that he was apparently indulging in some form of masochistic autoerotic practices which eventually went too far and resulted in his death!" Despite the cult's unsavoury practices, and the fact that its most senior priest is a former member of the Hitler Youth, it enjoys the support and patronage of many of Britain's rich and famous, including royalty. "I was shocked to find that the Queen herself is the honourary head of one of its major sects - the so-called Church of England," says Rooty. "It is thanks to support of her and other establishment figures like Tony Blair, not to mention influential celebrities of the calibre of Cliff Richard - that it has evaded proper scrutiny for so many years."

Cult

America's Dirty Secret: How a Psycho-Sexual Cult Holds America Prisoner

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Ground Zero, the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs
On 9/11, the United States Air Force failed to respond to multiple hijacking reports, as required by well-established procedure. Additionally, the NORAD defense system was placed on "stand down" for the first time in its history.

Was the command and control of America's defenses compromised because military leaders had joined a religious cult that believed a "9/11 type" attack, a "Pearl Harbor" as it were, would justify a "holy war" coinciding with fringe interpretations of biblical prophecy?

Has an extremist cult "wormed" its way into de facto control of America's military forces?

Controlling the military services through a "takeover" of the service academies and officer corps and, financed though moneyed special interests, achieving key control of all military oversight, both in congress and the executive branch, have religious extremists, a virtual American Taliban, become a threat to America and the world?

Through the bungling of high ranking members of a secretive "crusader cult," headquartered at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, can we now explain the mysterious failures of the "war on terror," the WMD hunt in Iraq and the Osama bin Laden fiasco, withholding the announcement of his death in 2001?

Cult

Georges Fenech of MIVILUDES, Nemesis of the Scientific Method

Lack of scientific rigor at MIVILUDES exposed by sociologist Olivier Bobinneau, former scientific expert on MIVILUDES


Comment: The following video is excerpted from a debate on French TV where Olivier Bobinneau, a sociologist, takes apart the arguments of George Fénech, President of MIVILUDES, and the unscientific approach of his organisation in its absurdly broad legal mendate to persecute "cultic abuses".



Comment: Indeed, the paranoid premises on which this whole 'anti-secte' policy has subsumed the French state are designed on the one hand to suppress the growth of independent healthy thinker and on the other to camouflage the real conspiracy, one based on objective science and observable through the scientific method, of pathological deviants like Fénech instituting a fascist takeover of once-free France.

Political Ponerology: The Scientific Study of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes


Cult

Fascist Inquisition: France Approved Anti-Cult Law on May 30, 2001 - Seven Things You Can Do Immediately About the French Law: A Manifesto

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A shadow has fallen over France, whose persecution of free thinkers in the form of 'anti-cult laws' are being pushed all across Europe and beyond
They did it. Despite domestic and international protest (including by both the Roman Catholic and Protestant highest authorities in France) the French House passed on May 30 the Anti-Cult Law in the text already approved by the Senate. The final text was voted on June 12, 2001 as Law 2001-504.

A surprisingly quick discussion (in a day with a full agenda, including a debate on the new abortion law) led the French MPs to severely curtail the religious liberty of several thousand French citizens.

The anti-cult professionals among the MPs performed their usual show, MP Brard attacking in particular the official Catholic and Protestant criticism of the law as "breaching the principle of separation of Church and State" and blaming French Catholic officers inter alia for their "relations with Mr Introvigne, a very active apologist of laissez faire for the cults".

Anti-American attacks were less subtle than usual, and the U.S. administration was accused of having been infiltrated by both Scientology and "Moon". A naïve MP even suggested that, had this law existed, the suicides and homicides of the Solar Temple would have surely been prevented (see preliminary transcript of the House discussion here). We have examined the law (which still includes anti-brainwashing provisions, cosmetically disguised under another name and introduced by way of amendment of an already existing section) repeatedly. The question of the day is what can be done by international scholars of religious movements and religious liberty activists.

Cult

MIVILUDES: Some Truth and Lies in France's witch-hunt against 'subversives'

MIVILUDES (Mission Interministérielle de VIgilance et de LUtte contre les DÉrives) is an agency of the French government tasked with seeking and harassing, and ultimately prosecuting, any group it deems to be 'fond of ideas not commonly shared by society'. And who decides which ideas are and are not 'commonly shared by society'? The MIVILUDES, of course...


Cult

Background to the Witch Hunt against SOTT: French-led FECRIS, key player behind increasing intolerance in Europe

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'Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live'
  1. Rising religious discrimination in Europe
  2. Definition of religious discrimination and the subcategory "sectophobia"
  3. Documentation of governmental reports on sects
  4. Documentation of French anti-sect law
  5. The European network of anti-religious groups and their role in the French anti-religious law going European
  6. FECRIS view upon religious freedom and the risk for a Europe of "thought-police" with FECRIS-groups as the masters
  7. Documentation of the role of European anti-religious groups in creation of discrimination, restriction of liberty and violence from anti-religious groups
  8. Objective sources of information and dialog
  9. The need for investigation of religious discrimination in Europe
1. A rising religious discrimination in Europe

Several human rights bodies have reported a rise in religious intolerance in Europe the last ten years. Europe is very sensitive towards religious discrimination, due to the history of this continent and due to the fact that Europe is by many considered an opinion leader in the field of human rights in the world. Legislation and government actions towards religious minorities in Europe, therefore causes repercussions all over the world. On the other hand there is also a rising awareness and protest about the discrimination against minority groups that is arising. Here is an excerpt from a hearing in CSCE (Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe), from 5 years ago.

Comment: A hard lesson that Europe seems destined to repeat. Since the above report was published, FECRIS have gone on to firmly embed themselves within the highest policy-making bodies in Europe and beyond.

Their Wikipedia page says:
As of 2003 the government of France provided funding to the organization.[8] In March 2005, the Council of Europe's Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly granted FECRIS advisory status.[5] In 2009, FECRIS was granted "ECOSOC Special Consultative Status" by the United Nations.[9]
In typically psychopathic fashion this organisation has insinuated itself into the EU and UN legislative structure with hysterical McCarthyite claims of 'cultists' infiltrating every organ of state in order to do precisely the very thing they accuse others of - manipulating legislation that was originally intended to protect people's human rights, in particular preventing the rights of people to freedom of thought, conscience and religious association - all done on behalf of their backers in mainstream churches who feel that the new 'cults' are encroaching on their turf!

The current president of FECRIS, incidentally, is Tom Sackville, an Eton and Oxford-educated aristocrat and former Tory Home Office Minister of John Major's conservative government in the 1990s.


Smoking

Science is conclusive: Tobacco increases work capacity

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  • Nicotine improves human brain performance
  • Is the bad reputation of smoking undeserved?
  • Professor: About time the positive side of tobacco is emphasised
By Niels Ipsen, environmental biologist, and Klaus Kjellerup, researcher.

New Analysis Summary: Update Of 40 Years Of Nicotine Research

According to public health officials, tobacco has no benefits at all: "A harmful and unnecessary product," says the WHO (World Health Organization), which has lobbied national governments to combat tobacco use since 19751.

The Danish anti-smoking lobby wants a total ban on tobacco: "We can not see what tobacco contributes," said the Cancer Society. "A smoke-free society should not be an unreasonable policy objective," they say in the Danish health directorate2.

Since the 1960's authorities worldwide have focused exclusively on the health hazards of tobacco, and thus given it a very negative image. Their many anti-smoking campaigns may have made the world forget that tobacco use also has positive aspects. But as we know, any issue always has at least two sides, and now the positive effects of tobacco have resurfaced in the scientific literature.

After 40 years of scientific research on the effects of nicotine, researchers now say that they have sound scientific proof that smoking and nicotine have a significant positive effect on human brain performance.

The brain works better when it gets nicotine - almost like an optimized computer. Nicotine is a "work-drug" that enables its consumers to focus better and think faster. The brain also becomes more enduring, especially in smokers: Nicotine experiments show that smokers in prolonged working situations are able to maintain concentration for many hours longer than non-smokers.

Comment: Any questions?


Eye 2

The BBC, the Science of Psychopathy and the New World Order

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I have been following the scientific research on psychopathy by Canada's Professor Robert Hare for some years given his seminal work on demonstrating that the common notions of psychopathy are grossly over-simplistic and one-dimensional. In their purest form Psychopaths literally are, as the title of one of Professor Hare's books suggests, "without conscience" but are not all like some Hannibal Lecter stereotype or likely to end up in prison or secure mental institution. Psychopaths are an aberrant minority or human sub-group that can be highly intelligent and able to assess and mimic normal human emotions and empathy so as to disguise their true nature from society, colleagues and even spouses. Intelligent psychopaths can in fact teach themselves to intellectually understand normal cooperative emotional human beings in considerable detail without sharing or feeling normal human emotions and sympathy - which are viewed by psychopaths as weaknesses and not the long-term communal human survival traits/strategies that they actually are.

Professor Hare pointed out that psychopaths thrive in the fields of big-business and politics and can create mayhem therein. Intelligent psychopaths can be very charming and charismatic and find their way into various positions of leadership because of such outward characteristics that are combined with single-minded and determined ruthlessness. Unfortunately, such charisma and decisiveness has beguiling broad appeal to non-psychopaths who do not have the either the time or inclination to undertake or audit various leadership responsibilities themselves. Psychopaths seek to be in positions of power, crave malign thrills and enjoy manipulating others and derive a sense of superiority from such pursuits.

Professor Hare coined the term "snakes in suits" to describe such individuals amongst the professional classes who are a major threat to wider humanity. Moreover, as Professor Hare postulated, there is increasing evidence of both a genetic predisposition and learned-behaviour component to psychopathy which is why it is often manifest within family dynasties and fostered by certain political, institutional and social regimes/environments. Researchers into criminal International Banking and Neo-Malthusian Eugenics will have little doubt that such psychopathy is a major factor within malign architects of of our rapidly assembling global 'New World Order'. Al Gore, whose pseudo-scientific claims on anthropogenic global warming were dismissed by the UK High Court, and Tony Blair, whose misrepresentations on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction led to war, have both for example been cited as exhibiting unrepentant psychopathic white-collar traits.

Family

Bad to the bone - Some children are just born evil

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Eva (Tilda Swinton) and son Kevin (Rocky Duer) in a scene from Lynne Ramsay's "We Need To Talk About Kevin."
Are some children just born evil? Michelle Griffin reports.

A mother sits in a playroom with her young son. The phone rings. When she picks it up, a researcher watching through a two-way mirror asks her to look into her son's eyes and ''show him, in the way that feels most natural for you, that you love him''.

The mother is doing her best to connect, but this little boy won't return her gaze. He looks at her mouth, where the words are coming from, but it's as if he can't understand what she means.

Mark Dadds says some children literally cannot see the love in their mother's eyes. Professor Dadds, a parenting expert from the University of New South Wales, has just published results of his work in the British Journal of Psychiatry and the Journal of Child Psychiatry and Psychology that suggest the ability to make eye contact is vital in learning how to love other people.

For the past five years, he has been working with children referred to his Sydney clinic for sustained rages, continual aggression, calculated violence and, occasionally, cruelty to animals.