Your Willingness to Be Dominated, to Be Controlled Is Nxivm’s Entire Intention

By Shivani

Fear shows itself in ways that are covered over by the predominant and conscious thought processing going on in the person, who often, and usually, doesn’t identify the inner “turmoil” as fear.  There is not any such recognition allowable in Nxivm. The manipulation of someone’s fearfulness doesn’t include showing the controlled person that he or she is being mentally, emotionally, psychologically controlled. Of course you are not going to be let in on this.

You are not supposed to see or feel that things are really and definitively not okay. The sucker has to demonstrate how workable he or she is. There needs to be manipulatable weaknesses, needinesses to exploit, unawarenesses to play upon, without the “sucker” catching on to the methods used to assert control. This is how abusiveness works to disguise itself.

Keith Raniere, as well as Nancy Salzman, pretended to be the gurus of a new path, cult and dogma with laws of how to be, how to think, how to behave, how to prove yourself, over and over again. You have to show that you are imprisonable, but this is warped into making you think that you have to prove that you are worthy of more immersion, that you are special.

You are worthy of the leader’s attention one moment. The cult minions will all salivate with approval, enthusiasm and hidden jealousy. The very next second, you can be made to feel that you are not doing well enough. Then the leader withholds approval, and the leader’s conditioned cult group will go right along with this “disapproval.” It is a constant jockeying, up and down, up and down, chaotically. People can live in a state of great tension, over whether they are good enough or not. The already unsteadfast psychological balance within can be smashed to smithereens, but this will be defined as part of what you MUST experience. This is crucial to understand.

Allison Mack didn’t know what was happening to her. No one got it, or each one would have left. You can only be caught unawares! Only unawarenesses, personal frailties, dependencies are required to become involved at all in the first place. Once you get hooked, you must conform and perform or you will be rejected, abandoned.


The senses of unworthiness and the fears of abandonment, or rejection, expulsion are played upon like a violin. No one of good conscience would do this garbage to another, but this is how cons work. You are so special to be part of it. But you are not good enough yet! And the trick is that you will never be worthy, regardless of what you give or how long and hard you can be made to keep trying, struggling, proving yourself.

A person who simply wants to grow, to meditate, to enjoy being with friends, but who is able to think things over independently and privately, is unlikely to be caught in the web of crushing and deceptive “interdependence.” The person who is able to sustain independent thought is too difficult to be trapped into the ongoing shitshow, which depends upon the ‘”disciple’s” willingness to believe the constant games, of comparison to others, to possibly being rejected or shamed, no matter how one tries to conform. It will NEVER be good enough. That is a huge part of the entire entrapment. The entire word salad, the whole social dynamic, has to be swallowed and ingested. Then the leaders have you where they really want you, in the first place.

Drip by drip, step by step.

Raniere had the radar to figure out how to deceive and who could be deceived. This very radar was/is built of his own desperation and need to dominate, and to rule sadistically. Yet he knew that he had to gift wrap his intentions, to conceal his own chaos, his intentions to do harm, to be supreme. His sexual habits alone would be a gigantic stop sign to many, many people.

This sexual illness is not so much a debatable topic, vis-a-vis morality versus immorality, as it is an overt manifestation of Raniere’s own pathology. He had to trick people into thinking it was something else, something “spiritually advanced”, innovative, original and necessary.

Allison and others were influenced to think their cult immersion was something precious, with secrets which had to be protected. I pick up how fully Allison was immersed in the delusions of cult “brainwashing.” For me this shows in her posture, her facial expression. To my perception, her cult immersion permeates her through and through. She bought the glitter of the bullshit being delivered as required conditioning; cult inculcation is deliberately designed to make her, or anyone who enters into it, unable to think outside of Raniere’s, or any cult dictator’s, totalitarian CAGE.

She bought that he could cure her neediness, her sense of combined unworthiness plus her imbalanced inferiority/ superiority scale specialness. Whereas actually what she shows, and consistently, is how easy it was to use her and abuse her and to force her to believe this madness was the greatest experience of her life and had become her mission, her sense of selfless. She had to keep following or she would ruin it all, be rejected and become, again and again the object of censure. It is a battle the cult manipulators use constantly.

Keith Raniere and Nancy Salzman, gurus for many people. 

It starts out that you are great and should join in and you’ll become even greater, stronger and most crucially, alone no more, as long as you obey the rules, rules that you don’t know much of anything about at first. First you have to be seduced into membership. Then the real shit can be implemented.

Long term inculcation into cult madness plays heavily upon two essential components. The first is to play upon the person’s (easily identifiable) securities and insecurities. This can be called measuring and the controlling a person’s inner sense of worthiness and unworthiness. The second is the underlying threat of rejection, abandonment, exclusion from the “preciousness” of being included into such a cult’s membership.

Comprehension of this manipulation is likely to spring open the trapdoor. Therefore, the followers must not be given any such opportunity to comprehend the overall structure or its motivations or goals, intentions.

The one who is the mark, the sucker, is caught up in this deliverance of outer and inner tension.

“Am I good enough? Will I ever be good enough ? What can I do to deserve more praise and less blame? How can I prove my worthiness? OMG, what if I get kicked out?”

And concurrently, the same insecurities, the same unworthinesses are turned into a feeding source for how special the sucker, the mark, is and will become. You get to earn that hallucinated specialness if you behave.

Yet you will never be “good” enough. In fact, the leaders view the whole process contemptuously.

So here, emerging from a cult-warp meeting, I see Mack’s egoistic and fabricated self-identity “structure” permeating her every cell and gather many more specific impressions about how far immersed she was, as well as how it was affecting her. As mentioned, Allison would not have understood this consciously. She was already too wrapped up in it.

Maybe she is still. It depends upon what she is thinking, feeling now and how or if she has been able to begin to detach herself from her years of ongoing and encouraged cult dogma and its suppression of her own individuality and conscience.

Mack assumed the posture of the head guard dog, as I see it. Her slaves must appear subservient. Mack must appear as the knowing and the hearty Special One. There is suspiciousness boiling under her devoutness. She has become a rottweiler, unawares.

There is her belief showing (to me) as a patina of self-righteous SEPARATENESS.

”I represent the cult now. I am Keith’s bishop.”

I see how this sense of being special, being in on something which ordinary people can’t know, are not “spiritual” enough to understand had subsumed her.

The cult leader has to engender this illusion of special-ness, of having a mission greater than anything ordinary, and of the need to guard the delusional wonderfulness of it all, even to brand people, to become criminal in behavior, to allow ugliness to feel beautiful and unique, to become addicted to the darkness of falsities.

And if you don’t represent Raniere’s demands well enough, you will be in more and more trouble. No one can win at this game, because your willingness to be dominated, to be controlled is the game’s entire intention. And keeping the game going is the whole goal. The purported “spiritual” or self-help ideals are the very fabric of the lies and deceptions. There is a world of difference between “belief” and experience, but a cult doesn’t want anybody to know that. This is how they get somebody stuck along with them.


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    Photographs and text messages obtained by RedState show that Rep. Hill was involved in a long-term sexual relationship with a female campaign staffer. The woman, whose name is not being released, was hired by Hill in late 2017 and quickly became involved in a “throuple” relationship with Hill and her estranged husband, Kenny Heslep.

    Representative Katie Hill is on the House Oversight Committee which will presumably handle some aspects of the Trump impeachment.

    Congress “Throuple” Hell!

    • Shadowstate,

      What does Katie Hill have to do with Shivani’s good article?

      I am confused.

      Both women are blond, bisexual, and attractive. Mmmh I wonder do they make you think of sinful activity? I am just kidding

      Seriously what is your point? I am confused.

    • Shadowstate,

      When wrote this post……

      Were you drinking at the Library again?

      Katie Hill? WTF does that have to do with Shivani’s articles?

  • Actaeon said –This is why I think someone like Mack is a stupid fool. It may be uncharitable, but it is true.

    Allison Mack may be a stupid fool, but I don’t think you can say you know that for certain, especially when you consider that someone like Frank Parlato was also fooled by Keith and his inner circle for more than 8 years.

    Frank was twice as old as Allison when he was introduced to Keith through his friend, the notorious dirty trickster Roger Stone, yet he said that the evil was well hidden when he was involved and thought NXIVM was only a misunderstood “kooky group.”

    Even after being fired and involved in more than one lawsuit because of his work for NXIVM, Frank didn’t see any evil in Raniere or the cult until the end of 2015 when he was actually indicted and realized that Clare had lied to the grand jury.

    Frank isn’t a stupid fool, but even though he said he was hired by the cult to rebrand them as something other than a cult, he didn’t suspect anything evil. Allison meanwhile thought she was joining a personal development group. If Frank didn’t believe or was unaware of what was reported in the Times Union in 2012 , why should Allison be deemed a stupid fool for similarly not believing or being unaware.

    By the time Allison was actually participating in criminal activities, she’d had 8-9 years of indoctrination.

    • Excellent point
      Which is why Raniere belongs where he is and everyone else who had no “real” tangible proof this was anything more than a company tutoring for ethical success and the better good does not deserve this constant berating and loss of decent employment. The pass given to India deserves to be replicated for all Non first lines!
      People spent good money in good faith .

  • Everyone (yes everyone and that include you) has that moment in time when they are Susceptible to a cult or to any other abusive situation, Their life has already hit the rocks. Maybe a loved one has died. A relationship has ended. These cults don’t expect to get everyone or even most people but they do laser focus on those people who are especially susceptible because they are already in emotional Turmoil and the cult fills the the emotional need….at first. Then Like any abusive relationship it begins to demand more and more of you while giving less and less of itself in return.

    Alison Mack fell into its trap. This is why I am willing to at least consider her a victim of the cult. However abused women have committed horrible crimes on behalf of their abusers. Crimes they often paid a terrible price for. Which is why I also view Alison Mack as a perpetrator of the cult.

    A person can be both at the same time

    • Allison Mack was just coming off a ten year run on a moderately successful TV show.
      She had a stable family.
      If Allison Mack had any emptiness in her own life it was her own damned fault.
      It is her own responsibility to make her life enjoyable and fulfilling.
      If she had any internal emptiness then it was her own damned fault.
      In no way was her mind vulnerable to cult recruitment.

      In order to be brainwashed one first has to have a brain.

      Cry me a river over how Allison Mack was a victim.

    • Everyone? That’s an extravagant claim. Any evidence to back it up?

      This is the kind of thinking that comes out of our current victimhood culture. In spite of the fashionable idea that weakness is to be celebrated, not everyone marches to that particular drummer. Not everyone is a sad sack celebrating his vulnerability.

      I shouldn’t have to point this out, but everybody has loved ones die. Unless you’re planning to die young you’ll probably bury both your mom and dad. Hard? Sure Sad? Very. Better start bucking up, pilgrim, because you’ll have to do it too some day. Relationships end? Yeah. Getting dumped by your girlfriend isn’t the end of the world tho. Despite what a thousand emo songs say on the subject.

      This is quite a recent notion, this idea that it’s good to be feeble. I recommend reading Nietzsche for putting some starch in the spine.

  • “Only unawarenesses, personal frailties, dependencies are required to become involved at all in the first place.”

    I agree. These cult joiners are weak-willed people who fail to examine critically either who they are or what it is they’re getting involved in. In short, fools.

    They seem blissfully unaware that there are people out there in the world who will rip them off. Unaware that these strangers who are so excessively and unaccountably friendly, and who are trying to sell them something, are insincere and are trying to defraud them. In short, they are stupid.

    This is why I think someone like Mack is a stupid fool. It may be uncharitable, but it is true.

    Most people don’t join cults. Cults spread a wide net; most of us have the rudimentary cleverness to avoid it. Sadly, some people get ensnared. Fools they may be, but I can still pity them. It isn’t their fault that they’re naive and stupid.

    And the people who rip off the silly and the unaware among us are despicable. Immoral, and sometimes actually criminal victimizers. It’s unethical and frankly contemptible to prey on other’s weaknesses.

    We all want to feel welcomed, we all want to feel part of a group. This isn’t necessarily a weakness; it becomes one when we suspend judgement of the group. When we’re unaware.

    We all feel our inadequacies. This can make us weak and vulnerable. Cults– and mainstream religions too– exploit this. Christianity tells us we are all sinners. Only by the grace of god can we be saved, original sin, and all that. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. After preying on our fears, we are offered the light of salvation, Hallelujah! In this, as in everything else about Nxivm, Raniere was unoriginal. Rainiere offered his foolish followers the promise of a better world. He offered them enlightenment. It would cost them, of course. Five grand per course, having to live in Buttsville upstate NY. Cost some of them 36-48 months in a federal penitentiary.

    • Spending a few years in a federal penitentiary is not a cost, but a valuable experience where you can still profit and learn from other criminals. Experience makes you smart. This is what some people urgently need. Moreover, everything is a question of perspective.
      NXIVM people have a different perspective than we do.

      • In junior high school I had a teacher who promised that his class would be a “learning experience”.
        Not necessarily a good experience but a “learning experience”.
        At least I had teachers who did not try to love bomb the students.

    • Well said, Actaeon.
      The only problem with Ms. Mack is that she appears not to have any core values or sense of right and wrong to determine whether her actions were detrimental to others.
      If Ms. Mack wants to chuck away her life to pursue enlightenment with a huckster guru that is her right.
      I doubt if many of her slaves really were willing to give up their freedom to become sex slaves for a chubby, hairy guru.
      So the actress Allison Mack had to use her skills to defraud or coerce her women into slavery.
      Allison Mack is more than a fool, she is a contemptible fool.

    • Actaeon says: “cult joiners are weak-willed people who fail to examine critically either who they are or what it is they’re getting involved in. In short, fools.”

      That statement is ironic coming from an arrogant Satanist loving fool like you. I imagine there was more than one NXIVM member who arrogantly thought, just like you, that they were too smart to ever get sucked into a REAL cult, that arrogantly thought that others just weren’t smart enough to grasp their group’s way of thinking, just like you arrogantly believe in your Satanism.

      You stupidly write that most people don’t join cults. Well, maybe you should read up on what some cult experts are writing about Donald Trump and his followers. People want to criticize NXIVM members for being unaware or dismissive of the 2012 Times Union series on Raniere, well almost 63 million people voted for Trump despite his much publicized “grab ’em by the pussy” remark, the more than two dozen women accusing him of sexual misconduct or outright assault, the hundreds of articles and news reports on his business failings, secretive financial dealings, and lies.

      Here’s the write-up on mind control expert Steve Hassan’s new book called “The Cult of Trump”

      “Over the past two years, Trump’s behavior has become both more disturbing and yet increasingly familiar. He relies on phrases like, “fake news,” “build the wall,” and continues to spread the divisive mentality of us-vs.-them. He lies constantly, has no conscience, never admits when he is wrong, and projects all of his shortcomings on to others. He has become more authoritarian, more outrageous, and yet many of his followers remain blindly devoted.

      In The Cult of Trump, mind-control and licensed mental health expert Steven Hassan draws parallels between our current president and people like Jim Jones, David Koresh, Ron Hubbard and Sun Myung Moon, arguing that this presidency is in many ways like a destructive cult.

      The Cult of Trump is an accessible and in-depth analysis of the president, showing that under the right circumstances, even sane, rational, well-adjusted people can be persuaded to believe the most outrageous ideas.”

      You probably would also benefit from reading this article, since you seem so sure that you are beyond ever getting sucked into a cult:
      The Cult That Sold Empowerment

      “before Raniere’s trial, Lalich said in an interview she hoped it would show the public what she knows—that in the last few decades, cults have been “mainstreamed.”

      “Business cults, leadership, new-age training—they’re rampant,” she said. After the trial, she reiterated: “Cults have so infiltrated into the business world. And NXIVM fits right into that.”

      “People don’t want to think it can happen to them,” she says. “So they want to denigrate the people it happens to—‘these crazy people.’ And in fact, that’s not at all who cults want.”

      “The [cult] population today is the career person,” she says. “Cults want productive people. They want A-type personalities, they want people who can perform for them, who can run their businesses, who can bring in their social network, who have money.”

      • Don’t know where you got the idea that I’m a Satanist. Satan is a fictional character, a folk legend. Kind of an interesting fictional character, though, which is why Dante’s Inferno is better than his Paradiso.

        The idea that Trump is leading a cult is, well, just plain nuts. I loathe the guy.

        As for so-called cult experts, I am little impressed by self-appointed experts. If one of them has something interesting to say, or actual evidence to present, or they have some kind of actual qualifications, then I’ll listen. Otherwise, it’s just someone’s opinion.

  • Shivani, nice explanation of the mechanisms at work in a group like NXIVM.

    I’d add that Raniere had the “radar” typical of a psychopath, tuned to figuring out how to manipulate people.

    • That Raniere predatory radar, I have the feeling, became enflamed and seriously skewed back when Raniere was beginning to form, and to be able experience much more fully, his abstract mind. That would mean, depending upon the child’s development, between the ages of 5-7 and generally, averaging out at age 6. He might have been more sound, more “okay” before that, but we don’t know. Probably he doesn’t know, either. If trauma comes early it is tougher to identify and to start healing, if possible. It is a very steep climb to help a “selfdom” to reestablish its functionality, if that person has been unable to live on the inside or on the outside, with any nascent “selfdom” already blooming or growing. Ground zero is often found to have already been demolished.

      Montessori training and practice taught me about the emergent childhood faculties, woven together with enough language and experience to begin to use an ability to think in abstracts, to consider thoughts and situations, without the predominantly and naturally more personalized and “me” focus of earlier developmental phases or stages. As mentioned, abstract thinking abilities tend to begin to arise at about age six. Each stage prepares the way for the next level of maturing.

      Montessori invented her teaching methods and her plethora of sensory equipment by her persistence in trying to teach and most of all, to reach, children who were considered hopeless and unteachable. Children thought to be handicapped. Children who were ignored and neglected and harmed. Forever grateful to Maria Montessori, and reading about her, her dedication still blows my mind.

      I remember a little four year-old boy at Montessori school who was dropped off every morning by a Mercedes as big and impenetrable as a small tank, with a driver who wore a cap. He was such a tense, rigid little boy, who came everyday attired in a miniature business suit and even a tie, with dressy shoes. Quite unique. He had no peers! Nevertheless, he was accepted just as he was packaged, as a fine young boy at his schoolhouse, starting a new year. Four years old.

      The challenge was how to engage with him. He struggled so hard to be unreachable. He had retreated behind Dinosaurs. They seemed to be his safe spot. Dinosaurs didn’t get him to smile or to want to have fun, but at least he’d allow a conversation if it focused, with some linguistic sophistication, upon the Achillobator or the Raptorex or Triceratops. He couldn’t stand it if he detected ignorance about dinosaurs, would sneer and walk off. God help us, door slammed!

      Luckily I had 3 brothers and a troop of boy cousins who had talked a lot of Dinosaurese. So I could at least fake it, although ugh! Not my thing. I worried because our young schoolboy was going through so much hostility, in so deep at such a young time in his life. You could see and feel it eating at him and you’d feel tears well up and try to sting your eyes, and you could not start bawling or the whole kindergarten would start sobbing like lonesome puppies. A tiny boy in a suit and dress shoes, barely past being a toddler, with a cross to bear.

      Yet we who were teaching were also aware that adapting to or being fascinated by gigantic, monstrous creatures/phantasmagoria was a childhood coping mechanism, for managing feelings of being scared, afraid or overwhelmed. For regaining a sense of control or will, over something much, much bigger, more dangerous. Surviving and fight or flight. The initial thought was that the little boy would, slowly but surely begin to adapt, feel safe and open up more. I was wishing one day, he’d let me reach out my hand and he would trust me. Or a miracle would happen and he’d just hold my hand or smile or simply run around and feel happy.

      You, however, could only address the little boy or engage with him, at his resolute insistence, if the subject was dinosaurs. Four years old, and he allowed, tolerated, could endure no variation whatsoever. He would become pale, his eyes would glaze over, his little arms, hands, legs would clench if you asked him if he were ready for his snack. “My dinosaur box. My dinosaur box.”

      God knows what he was living through behind closed doors, affluent or not. The director of the school got almost no response, trying to arrange a conference with his parents.Two weeks after meeting the little boy, he was dead in a family tragedy, of murders and suicide. The morning after the night he died, my old car blew up and died, climbing high above San Diego to our hoity-toity schoolhouse. A cop stopped to help and told me what had happened. We both sat there on the cliffside crying. A whole family gone just like that. That was it.
      It was costing me more $$ than I was being paid, to drive too far away from my own toddler and to teach mainly the offspring of exclusively miserable rich people, while still going to school.

      In some ways, when thinking of Keith Raniere, I remember that poor, sweet little boy and feel that maybe neither of them ever stood much of a chance. (And yet I still call Raniere “Flabturd” and would prefer that he and his sub-freaks receive even more charges, arrests and convictions.) These dualities of perception keep me remembering to relax and to accept what coexists.

      If trauma or abuse is experienced and goes unnoticed, without any help or healing, at that first grade age, the next emergent developmental level will not be running smoothly, either. And that is the pre-adolescent into early adolescent growth phase, and it has everything to do with sexuality and also sociality, group identities, etc. By then, evidence indicates, Raniere had built tremendous inner and not very conscious self-rejection, secret self-hatred and the need to work that pathology outward onto others.

      There’s evidence that he was already learning the ropes of his juggling his psychoses (plural, but nevertheless, “alleged”) by the time he was eleven or so. It must’ve pleased him very much, as he found how easy it could be to menace. From powerlessness to supremacy! Such an erectile fabrication. It appears that he even studied the methodologies of psych-dominance, of how to be an overt threat or to operate as a disguised menace, especially when dealing with the opposite sex. His main trigger is Woman, with his God complex a close second. In actuality a dripping, devastated Mordor pit of overwhelming fury and inadequacy, helplessness.

      The earlier that trauma occurs and wipes so much life and sense of self out of a child, brings a child up against turmoil and leaves a young mind with damages, the less conscious awareness that a child, naturally, can bring up from within his or her mind to deal with it.

      By process of elimination and looking at Raniere’s early life, it looks to me as if his mother was the one who most traumatized him, up close and personally. Plus his father withdrew from the household. There was likely to be too much time stuck alone with her, and with her not being a stabilizer, never mind a nourisher. She is said to have had problems with booze, with her physical health, etc. She might not have been coping, during much of her son’s early life.

      There had to have been too much inappropriate neediness, too many demands for him to take, in my opinion. The child is abandoned, cannot just be the child and be mothered or fathered, be able to depend, to be the child. The parent becomes the child; it is too much pressure. Some children live through it and manage to stay intact, and some don’t. It can become too much misfortune.

      It seems to me boundaries were not crossed; no safe boundaries were ever formed at all. This probably included bewildering sexual behavior or emotionalism coming at him as too much, too soon. And no real alleviation, safe harbor. Imagine the potential for mental splittage and for feeling the buildup of tidal waves of anger, an absolutely twisted “mental” health. And consciously or unconsciously aimed at Raniere’s first and most personal embodiment of woman, of femininity.

      Raniere might have had to cope with situations which he was not emotionally or rationally able to handle or to process, right about the time when most children enter first grade. This could have been happening to him on a regular or repetitive basis, without him being able to exert any influence or control, as he would’ve been too young. He might not have even been able to understand that he needed help, or even to really protect himself, to convey or to ideate what was traumatizing him. He would’ve needed a lot of help, and it looks as though he had no one alert enough around him to get him any help. An only child is easier to isolate, whether on purpose or accidentally.

      It seems that Raniere began using his radar to inflict harm right when he began to reach 10-12. He couldn’t control or even really recognize his desires, but he figured out how to disguise them, through trail and error, and soon enough, through research. We have heard of his rather gleeful remarks to a young female acquaintance when he was 11 or so, and he told her that she had given him the material with which he could blackmail her, hold her hostage. Further, it is reported that then Raniere distressed her for a longer while with mean, threatening, contemptuous phone calls.

      He was likely to feel very alone in his thoughts and/or feelings that he was unable, eventually unwilling, to share with any concerned or observant parent, caretaker or friend. He might not have liked to have genuine friends. This kind of tentative analysis doesn’t excuse his choices, but might hint about how ingrained was his pathology and for how long it has controlled him. His hostility appears to run so deep and so unconsciously, and later he used his intellect to protect his growing and malevolent compunctions and intentions.

      It seems as if he drowned at about six years of age and was only able to resurrect himself as a kind of monster, who had gone through inner cyclones and without the armor of conscionable discrimination. Apparently he latched onto deviance, anger, alienation, desires to commit sexual terrorization and a need to be seen as godlike, right while he exercised his rage and perversions over people. This is what would get him off; tight, rigid control of his sexual circumstances. He absolutely felt compelled to never let anyone control him. It had to be his rules, it seems. He turned that fearsomeness, that inner panic of his, into his own compulsion to dominate anyone and everyone else. The psychotic mirror. Upside down.

      Apparently leaving no stone unturned, Raniere is said to have dolled himself up like a lady to go out carousing and hunting men, his taste is so eclectic. “Be ye child, woman or man, he wanted you to feel his penis and to be forever indebted to him.” That could be a slogan for a Keith Alan Raniere autographed wifebeater shirt. Sell it, Clare, and go buy a new guru. I know one who has a helicopter and some horses, one dead wife and one mistress who he might be ready to trade-in for a few dozen millions of American dollars. He already has fake charities, understandably something Ms. Bronto-man would respect and perchance, admire or endow.

      We’re influenced by various religious scriptures and dogma to learn to and to remember to look at ignorance with compassion. Or as Thoreau put it, “the only sin in the world is ignorance.” It isn’t easy to look at Raniere, Salzman,the elder, the Bronfman plague or even Mack or the uncharged Nicki or Emiliano, etc. through a heart and mind of compassion. It is a tough leap to see that these people both knew what they were doing to harm themselves and others, and at the same time to reckon that none of them knew what they were thinking or doing.

      An early reference book, far preceding Marshall McLuhan, was published by Charles Mackay, a Scottish journalist. “Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds” came out in 1841. He was prescient, this Charles Mackay, about our cult-swept modern landscape. He must have seen a ton of buggery in London back in the 1800s. God knows what he might’ve come across in Scotland. Needless to say he was not confronting French, Spanish, Irish, Italian or Russian charms, poor fellow. Never mind Asia, for crying out loud. He wasn’t even a Jew. But he was pessimistic.

      ” Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.”

      Here’s lookin’ at you, fancy Nancy Hogwild Salzman. Where you at? Still full of piss and vinegar? There’s an app for that: Appendage go Yank on Yours.cum. See the out of sight out of mind subheading. This is only meant to be assistive, helpful, to ameliorate disintegration and to defumigate.

  • NXIVM preys on people’s ignorance.
    There are still commenters on the Frank Report who write of “collateral”.
    This is an Orwellian abuse of the language.

    Collateral is what the bank demands of a potential borrower to secure a loan.
    What Allison Mack was collecting on behalf of the NXIVM gang and her leader Raniere was blackmail material.
    Material used to control and manipulate others.
    Anyone who uses the word “collateral” to describe blackmail material is a NXIVM troll.

    If blackmail did not work to control people, sadistic Allison Mack was willing to use starvation to punish disobedient slaves under her command.
    The same starvation technique used by dictators the world over.
    “Nicole’s” testimony detailed how India Oxenberg was being deliberately starved by Allison Mack to compel India’s friend “Nicole” to have sex with Raniere.
    That is sex trafficking and pimping on the part of Allison Mack.

    And the NXIVM slave masters, the top tier of women were buying a cage and BDSM equipment to punish recalcitrant slaves housed in a special slave dormitory which has since been sold.

    At no point did Allison Mack, the alleged humanitarian oppose the plans to torture and abuse people.
    In fact, Allison Mack, an actress who should know the power of words, sold the women “female empowerment” but only delivered sexual slavery.
    Allison Mack is nothing but a power-hungry con artist like her lord and master Keith Raniere.

    And how was Allison Mack controlled?
    By love bombing!
    All one had to do to manipulate the loathsome Allison Mack was to praise her.
    Allison Mack is so insecure and so lacking in moral values that all you have to do to control her is lather her in insincere praise.

    To this day, the shallow vain Allison Mack is being love-bombed.
    On the Allison Mack tribute page, this love bombing is continuing and even accelerating.

    The first upload to the Allison Mack tribute page was on May 15, 2018.
    Less than one day after Mack’s arrest and release on bail.

    Here are the hashtags on that first upload:

    I love Allison Mack♥♥♥ #allisonmack @allisonmack729 #chloesullivan #beautiful

    There are only three hashtags on that upload.
    Since then there have been 167 new uploads praising Allison Mack to the sky.

    Here is the most recent upload, filed only one day ago.

    #allisonmack #chloesullivan #smallville #powergirl #inspiration #beautiful #gorgeous #amazingwoman #greatactress #blessed #caring #gentlesoul #unique #extraordinary #exceptional #angelic #heavensent #captivating #majestic #devine #freeallison #goddess #queen #phenomenalwoman #intelligent #compassionate #hero

    Now there are 27 hashtags praising Allison Mack.
    Praising her so much one would never know that she tortured, starved, beat and enslaved women.
    Allison Mack eats up praise the way a cat laps up cream.

About the Author

Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” Parlato was also credited in the Starz docuseries "Seduced" for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Additionally, Parlato’s coverage of the group OneTaste, starting in 2018, helped spark an FBI investigation, which led to indictments of two of its leaders in 2023.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premiered on May 22, 2022. Most recently, he consulted and appeared on Tubi's "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM," which aired January, 2023.

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