Newsflash! Real Media Real Change says Universal Medicine isn’t a cultPosted: November 23, 2013
In an Esoterically explosive letter to the editor (now removed from the site) of the Byron Shire Echo, Real Media Real Change characterizes our exposure of facts about RMRC and our criticism of their deceptive publicity as an ‘attack’ by a ‘hate group’. They also say UM isn’t a cult, they’re not a cult front, they don’t deliver propaganda, and we’ve produced ‘absolutely no evidence whatsoever’. The same people call malnourished multi-millionaire genital palpater, Serge Benhayon, a man of ‘utmost integrity’ and ‘highly respected’.
Whilst they fan their outrage smokescreen, they continue to evade our questions about their financial relationships with Universal Medicine, and their promotion of a sexual predator and his commerce in abuse.
The original letter to the editor has disappeared from that link, and appears to have been whisked to Arcturus. As predicted, the Echo was inundated with Esoteric outrage, demands, whingeing and self-loving legal threats, so I won’t to add to their stress by asking WTF happened to the letter.
In spite of its removal, I will respond to it anyway, and took screenshots so our readers can be assured I haven’t altered it. Click the images for enlargements.
The International Men’s Day Conference is receiving great support from the community. We thank you for being a part of Starting the Conversation by including the article on Tony Steenson and this weekend’s conference in Echonetdaily on 13/11/13
We feel as a sign of good faith and respect for your producers and team to inform you that our organisation, Real Media Real Change (RMRC), has been targeted by a hate-group of a few people who over the last 12 months have engaged in a relentless campaign harassing RMRC and disseminating false and unsubstantiated allegations about us with the intent of raising doubts in the mind of our potential audience and partners about our motivation and integrity. All allegations are categorically false and set with an intention to harm and defame. We wanted to make sure you were aware of the vile and malicious attacks and to assure you of their falsity.
Support from which community? The Universal Medicine community? And perhaps a few stragglers who haven’t been made aware of RMRC’s dodgey connections?
What harassment, Victoria, on behalf of Adam Warburton, on behalf of Sarah Davis and Rebecca Baldwin, on behalf of Sergio? This is an open site. We invite you to comment or post here with evidence of ‘harrassment’, or ‘stalking’ for that matter. What allegations? Which of them are false? Please make your case and present evidence that what we’ve written about RMRC is ‘unsubstantiated’. Is that the best you can do to allay doubts in the ‘mind’ (which Serge Benhayon says is untrustworthy) of your target audience? Avoid answering our questions and flap around talking about ‘attacks’ from a ‘hate group’?
RMRC continues its community work despite and regardless of the empty attacks and lies.
And we’ll continue to scrutinize RMRC, Universal Medicine, and the rest of its fronts, and criticize your hypocrisy. For example, the howling hypocrisy of a 49 page submission to ACMA advising them on media ethics and accountability, when RMRC team member, cult informant and Northern Star journalist, Hamish Broome, acted in contempt of the journalistic code of conduct by feeding the identities and information from victims to the cult, under a pretence of writing a story and failing to declare his conflict of interest.
The attacks have taken different forms including anonymous phone calls and emails to anyone with whom RMRC has been in contact – including venue hire operators, conference speakers, and even local MPs and the media. Hence, this letter to you.
Informing stakeholders of information you fail to disclose is not an attack. None of our notifications have been anonymous – except for one. I sent the notification using an email with a pseudonym, but when I called the parties concerned, I used my name. Otherwise our names are on every notification and complaint we’ve made. If the cult has been told otherwise it may be because the recipients have concerns for our safety.
It’s interesting how the Psychological Wellbeing Conference suddenly changed venue after Bond University were notified of Universal Medicine’s nasty practices, complete with images and quotes. No doubt the cult will blame us for that, but that’s flattery. We don’t have that much clout, or charm. Large institutions, the media and regulators don’t respond to baseless ‘attacks’ from suburban bloggers. Like many who’ve been notified of UM’s practices, they haven’t withdrawn support or launched investigations because they’ve been bullied by a ‘hate group’, but in view of irrefutable facts.
RMRC views the conduct of the hate-group most seriously, and possibly as injurious falsehood and defamation, and are are currently taking appropriate action through legal and law-enforcement channels.
My goodness, the cult’s being saying that for a long time. I have documentation now for all complaints which have been made against me, including Universal Law’s 50 page complaint to Google, which will soon be posted online, with extracts on our blogs. Marianna Masiorski’s ludicrous complaint of professional misconduct about me to AHPRA will be going up, and then I have all of the complaints sent to WordPress, falsely claiming copyright and trademark infringement. Yet here we are, still questioning, still exposing, and I’ve said it before, the more we dig, the more we find, and it will all go public, and appropriate evidence will be submitted to appropriate regulators.
Do I have to point out again for a court to find us guilty of slander or defamation, there needs to be proof our allegations are false?
We can back everything we say.
We believe that RMRC has been targeted because the original promoters of RMRC know each other through their association with an organisation called Universal Medicine – see our origins page and team bios on the RMRC website for further background on this: http://www.realmediarealchange.org.
No Victoria, we don’t care who you hang with, or what you believe in. Our problem is with the damage done by UM to individuals, relationships and families; the manipulating, rorting and molesting, and the dishonest marketing and recruitment practices you are contributing to.
The central claim by this hate-group is that RMRC is a ‘front’ for Universal Medicine, which they have, with absolutely no evidence whatsoever, labelled as a cult – with the charge that RMRC is delivering ‘cult propaganda’.
No evidence whatsoever? You can’t have been reading. Universal Medicine fits all academic definitions of a cult, and Rick Ross’s criteria for a harmful group. For a refresher, there’s my response to cult psychologist Brendan Mooney’s apologism, and the thought reform posts on the Accountability blog, beginning with What Makes Universal Medicine a Cult and Universal Medicine is Habit Forming, Part 1.
You might want to learn to use Wikipedia, Victoria and Adam. You might learn something.
Propaganda is a form of communication aimed towards influencing the attitude of the community toward some cause or position by presenting only one side of an argument. Propaganda statements may be partly false and partly true. Propaganda is usually repeated and dispersed over a wide variety of media in order to create the chosen result in audience attitudes.
As you can see from this post, I’m presenting both sides here – your piss poor argument and my response. You’ll notice the Echo also afforded you more than ample opportunity to state your case. Where have RMRC or UM given anyone the opportunity to ask questions or present an alternative view point? Where have any of you engaged in a mature discussion of our concerns? Why so defensive? The Echo have told us they were bombarded with criticism following their exposure of Adam Warburton’s non disclosure of UM’s relationship with the recent RMRC Men’s Health Conferences, in a rerun of the Esoteric fracas when the Mackay Telegraph started asking questions. None of the criticism addressed our statements.
Typically hypocritical, UMers regard their overblown and evasive criticism as ‘truthful’, whereas our questions and criticism are branded as ‘hate’.
It is important for us to clearly state clearly and categorically that RMRC was conceived as an independent community initiative and has no agenda other than to support accountability and connection in media. Our commitment stems from the fact that we are all active, engaged and concerned members of our communities. It is equally important that we state emphatically that Universal Medicine is not in any way a ‘cult’. Universal Medicine is an organisation that is committed to health and wellbeing at a deep personal level, within the community, and across people everywhere.
Except for the detailed evidence of damaging practices and anti-social doctrines we’ve exposed.
The label has been applied by the hate-group with the object of marginalising the very important message that RMRC brings, with the awareness that the label will play on fear and distrust within the community, and incite a discernible anti-cult bias in many corners of the Australian media landscape.
Again, what are you doing to establish the trust of your target market? Avoiding questions and discussion and hurling around accusations of ‘hate’?
Again we make it clear that RMRC is not a marketing or advertising vehicle of Universal Medicine, and Universal Medicine is absolutely not a cult.
RMRC collaborates with many different like-minded groups within the community, and such collaboration is conducive to producing media that are congruent with RMRC’s stated aim: to deliver quality media, and events that support the wellbeing and the healthy representation of people everywhere – regardless of their religion, gender, skin colour or nationality.
We welcome collaboration with Universal Medicine and all organisations or bodies who share our vision of media that inspire and connect.
Collaboration? RMRC claims its promotion of UM events aren’t marketing and advertising but ‘collaboration’. Staging four Women’s Health events in Lennox Head, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane featuring the proprietor of Esoteric Women’s Health, Natalie Benhayon and an array of Esoteric Breast Massagers as speakers, launching Natalie’s ‘Our Cycles’ app and producing a promotional video isn’t marketing? Real Media Real Change is the name of a business operated by sole trader, Sarah Davis since November last year. Why adopt an ABN unless you intend to make an income? In the past year, RMRC have only staged events associated with UM. Are you being paid or not Sarah, et al? Who sets up a business selling ‘collaboration’?
And if you’re not being paid, Sarah et al, why not? Who works for nothing promoting a multi million dollar enterprise?
We are looking forward to our Starting the Conversation event. We will keep you updated on the conference and further initiatives from RMRC as we continue to build relationships within the community and produce ‘Media that connect’.
Victoria Carter, on behalf of Adam Warburton & RMRC
Media that connects with anything but our questions or the facts.
In the meantime, never mind the smokescreen. Keep your eyes on the puppet master.