Frank Report will have news direct from NXIVM Village, hopefully later tonight, as well as news from Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco concerning the latest developments in the ongoing downfall of Keith Raniere and his followers.
NXIVM Village – those blocks in Clifton Park around Knox Woods that are inhabited by Keith Raniere and his followers – are peopled today with many in a state of terror and confusion, sources say.
Many more people than originally suspected have asked about the troubling practices of DOS and its blackmail and branding schemes.
On the crime scene front, too, there is news: Daniella Fernandez has gone on record about her 18-month imprisonment in a home owned by Clare Bronfman in Knox Woods. Can you spell co-conspirator, Clare?
Shockingly, her mother was also imprisoned for a time.
As readers know, Benjamin Myers, Vanguard’s top IT man, was involved in Daniella’s imprisonment. Mr. Raniere told insiders that Miss Fernandez refused to obey orders and people assumed those orders were to illegally hack into certain people’s computers and aid and abet Mr. Myers who was supervising the illegal computer hacking activities (Yeah, Ben, someone gave you up – and provided detailed information concerning what you did and how you did it).
But, unfortunately for Mr. Myers, the computer hacking charges may turn out to be the least of his problems. Word is that what happened to Miss Fernandez is being investigated as a criminal conspiracy and a sex crime – and Mr. Raniere and Mr. Myers are being investigated as the co-conspirators and co-perpetrators.
Meantime, Nancy Salzman is telling some people that DOS exists and can be explained in the light of Mr. Raniere’s wisdom – and simultaneously telling others she never heard about DOS.
Some say she is having a meltdown. Others say she is “very stressed” about the “malicious lies” Frank Report has written about Vanguard.
Meantime, fallout from NXIVM has prompted Ms. Salzman to tell students that she or Mr. Raniere will be issuing a statement – either in person or by a message available only to those who have authorized access to the NXIVM computer programs.
The reason for the decision to make a statement is that many people are asking to leave or telling Ms. Salzman and others that the DOS branding-and-blackmail practices are morally objectionable and they are thinking about leaving.
Mr. Raniere’s initial position was to make no statement.
For those who left, Mr. Raniere launched his campaign of hatred against those who left.
People who leave NXIVM are suppressives.
Clare Bronfman was assigned to use her money and skills to plot against people who left to find any legal or extralegal way to destroy them.
Clare Bronfman funded DOS directly and indirectly, despite the fact that Allison Mack is no fan of Miss Bronfman’s and she is said to be insanely jealous of Miss Mack.
Happily for Miss Bronfman, Miss Mack was given a leadership position and failed spectacularly causing Mr. Raniere pain and anguish.
Miss Bronfman reportedly will stand by him – down to her last drop of blood and her last dollar.
Mr. Raniere advised everyone to watch the movie “The Crucible” about witch trials so they could understand they are the modern day version of witches, for they are being persecuted.
The women of DOS did nothing, Mr. Raniere planned to illustrate through the Crucible; they are innocent girls. It’s the Salem Witch Trials all over again. As people are trying to destroy innocent girls doing innocent things.
The continuous nature of new revelations concerning DOS – and concerning all of the lies on Mr. Raniere’s bio – have made additional people shaky about following him.
He ordered people not to read the Frank Report.
Finally, it has been announced that a statement will be forthcoming about DOS.
People are being asked not to leave NXIVM until they hear from Mr. Raniere about DOS.
It is hoped by this writer that Mr. Raniere will announce he will be suing Frank Report or me personally.
This could be the one lucky break where under oath and through document subpoena, I will be able to peel back the layers of the onion before the public to prove what Mr. Raniere is and what he is not.
[…] A prior post reported that Keith Raniere planned to make an announcement to students of Executive Success Programs [ESP] to dissuade them from leaving. […]
Keith Raniere and Clare Bronfman will be trying desperately to keep Nancy Salzman from turning on them, through a combination of sucking up to her, and suggesting how badly things could go for her and her daughters if the Raniere-verse goes down. The authorities will be trying equally hard to flip her, or keep her flipped.
Keith and Clare will be trying desperately to minimize the number of DOS members who turn on them, through the usual Exploration of Meaning sessions, and reminding them of the blackmail material. The blackmail threat is tricky, because if they make the threat and it fails, that is itself an additional crime.
There will surely be some DOS members who turn on them and go to the authorities.
Arrests on DOS branding could be quick, but nearly-infinite bail money is available through Clare. However, the Bronfman jet and Wakaya Island in Fiji constitute an obvious flight risk, so bail might be denied.
Prosecution on DOS branding would be slow. One expects that DOS members were required to sign release forms before being branded. While the reality is that any such forms were signed under psychological duress, unlimited legal fees are available to argue the opposite. If some of the women who restrained women during the branding (who themselves are criminally liable) could be flipped to testify that some victims did ask for the branding to stop, that would likely prevail over the forms.
If brandings occurred in Allison Mack’s house and her presence as reported, and restrainers can be flipped as above, then she is in serious jeopardy. If Dr. Danielle Roberts did the branding as reported, she is in equally serious jeopardy.
It may not be trivial to connect Keith and Clare and Nancy directly to DOS brandings. But such situations are exactly why the RICO Act was written. The normal prosecutorial strategy would be to offer plea bargains to Mack or Roberts in order to use RICO to get Keith and Clare and Nancy. If Allison or Danielle flip, it will go badly for Keith, Clare, and Nancy.
A serious RICO prosecution would likely result in the principals flying to Fiji (along with the non-defecting DOS harem members).
There will likely be many peripheral prosecutions for money laundering, tax evasion, illegal immigration, and sundry offenses associated with Rainbow Cultural Garden. These will be sufficient to poison the existing Raniere-verse business enterprises, but not enough to cause flight to Fiji by itself. And the enterprises, or similar ones, will likely just be re-launched under new “brands” after a year or two, if the flight to Fiji (or jail) doesn’t occur.
Dr. Margaret T. Singer’s 6 Conditions for Thought Reform
These conditions create the atmosphere needed to put a thought reform system into place:
Keep the person unaware of what is going on and how she or he is being changed a step at a time
Potential new members are led, step by step, through a behavioral-change program without being aware of the final agenda or full content of the group. The goal may be to make them deployable agents for the leadership, to get them to buy more courses, or get them to make a deeper commitment, depending on the leader’s aim and desires.
Control the person’s social and/or physical environment; especially control the person’s time
Through various methods, newer members are kept busy and led to think about the group and its content during as much of their waking time as possible.
Systematically create a sense of powerlessness in the person.
This is accomplished by getting members away from the normal social support group for a period of time and into an environment where the majority of people are already group members.
The members serve as models of the attitudes and behaviors of the group and speak an in- group language.
Strip members of their main occupation (quit jobs, drop out of school) or source of income or have them turn over their income (or the majority of) to the group.
Once stripped of your usual support network, your confidence in your own perception erodes.
As your sense of powerlessness increases, your good judgment and understanding of the world are diminished. (ordinary view of reality is destabilized)
As group attacks your previous worldview, it causes you distress and inner confusion; yet you are not allowed to speak about this confusion or object to it — leadership suppresses questions and counters resistance.
This process is speeded up if you are kept tired — the cult will keep you constantly busy.
Manipulate a system of rewards, punishments and experiences in such a way as to inhibit behavior that reflects the person’s former social identity
Manipulation of experiences can be accomplished through various methods of trance induction, including leaders using such techniques as paced speaking patterns, guided imagery, chanting, long prayer sessions or lectures, and lengthy meditation sessions.
Your old beliefs and patterns of behavior are defined as irrelevant or evil. Leadership wants these old patterns eliminated, so the member must suppress them
Members get positive feedback for conforming to the group’s beliefs and behaviors and negative feedback for old beliefs and behavior.
Manipulate a system of rewards, punishments, and experiences in order to promote learning the group’s ideology or belief system and group-approved behaviors
Good behavior, demonstrating an understanding and acceptance of the group’s beliefs, and compliance are rewarded while questioning, expressing doubts or criticizing are met with disapproval, redress and possible rejection. If one expresses a question, he or she is made to feel that there is something inherently wrong with them to be questioning.
The only feedback members get is from the group, they become totally dependent upon the rewards given by those who control the environment.
Members must learn varying amounts of new information about the beliefs of the group and the behaviors expected by the group.
The more complicated and filled with contradictions the new system in and the more difficult it is to learn, the more effective the conversion process will be.
Esteem and affection from peers is very important to new recruits. Approval comes from having the new member’s behaviors and thought patterns conform to the models (members). Members’ relationship with peers is threatened whenever they fail to learn or display new behaviors. Over time, the easy solution to the insecurity generated by the difficulties of learning the new system is to inhibit any display of doubts — new recruits simply acquiesce, affirm and act as if they do understand and accept the new ideology.
Put forth a closed system of logic and an authoritarian structure that permits no feedback and refuses to be modified except by leadership approval or executive order
The group has a top-down, pyramid structure. The leaders must have verbal ways of never losing.
Members are not allowed to question, criticize or complain — if they do, the leaders allege that the member is defective — not the organization or the beliefs.
The individual is always wrong — the system, its leaders and its belief are always right.
Conversion or remolding of the individual member happens in a closed system. As members learn to modify their behavior in order to be accepted in this closed system, they change — begin to speak the language — which serves to further isolate them from their prior beliefs and behaviors.
LOL at “witch trials”.
“Nothing brings a cult together quite like an army of perceived enemies and persecutors, and in extreme examples this has led to religious cults effectively sealing themselves away from the population as a whole. There is a good deal of cross-pollination between extreme religious beliefs and the militia movement in America, with variants of Christianity being the most common basis for these followings. David Koresh’s Branch Davidians cult was rich in conspiracy theories, and led to the very visible siege that resulted in numerous deaths as their compound in Waco was raided by federal agencies. David Icke is famed as a man who’s never met a conspiracy theory he didn’t like, and is best known for bizarre claims about alien reptiles conspiring to control the human race.”
Nobody is trying to harm the women Keith, you turd blossom, they’re trying to convince them to get away from your negative influence so they can live normal lives and stop being your parasitic opportunities.