By Swede World
This is in response to Raniere Did Study to Prove He Was Top Three Problem Solver in the World
Maybe it’s just me, but if I were checking out a claim of smartest whiz-kid on the planet – I’m going to be checking curriculum vitae with academic and professional references – and a track record of innovation and accomplishment. No??? IQ tests (like the polygraph) are no longer even considered in academia or business..
And before shelling out $6-8K++ for an “Intensive” (which is BTW an adjective) to improve my life – I’d expect some credentials with a bit more cred than Guinness or Rensselaer (a nice tech school – but no Oxford, Harvard or the like) — then a simple background check turns up “Consumer’s Buyline” – a pitiful pyramid plan with obvious roots in Vanguard’s brief Amway career – though with several Bernie Madoff/ Ponziesque twists to make it look sexier — shut down by SEC and numerous State attorneys general with a slap on the wrist $40K judgment — and a class action suit by the folks he scammed – both of which are still outstanding.
I can perhaps allow for Mack’s naivete — having spent her entire adult life pretending to live in Smallville with a girlish crush on Superman – she likely hasn’t exercised “critical thinking” beyond picking an appropriate dinner dress and shoes in her life. (Not an excuse by any means — but perhaps a partial explanation.)
But I disagree with an assessment that the pathetic pedophile pervert Raniere was “very smart”- but no genius. He was a consummate scam artist who mastered classic cult methodology.
A Critical Analysis of the Executive Success Programs Inc.
By Paul Martin, Ph.D.
He’s a Narcissistic psychopath with an obsessive/compulsive need to control and manipulate people – while being worshiped — so he mastered classic cult mind control and behavior modification techniques.
But if he had the intelligence God gave a coconut – it seems to me he would have to know it would all crash and burn sooner or later– no?? IMHO.
With the likes of Vanguard & Epstein walking around, some were beginning to wonder if the justice system still functioned at all! Sincere thanks, Frank, for having the character, guts & perseverance to help bring him down. You are greatly appreciated.