Keith Raniere has been in federal custody since March 26, 2018 – now almost two and one-half years. His total number of followers has dwindled, but it seems that he still has some, perhaps more than 100 diehards in the US and Mexico.
Raniere is scheduled to be sentenced on October 27 on sex trafficking, racketeering, and forced labor charges – and quite possibly may be sentenced to life in prison. He is 60.
Outside the detention center where he is housed, some of his followers come on Friday nights to dance for him and other inmates at the prison.
The dancers danced daily in front of the prison in July – and then shifted to once weekly in August. Presently, they advise on their website: “Join us every Friday from 7:30PM – 9PM to dance + connect!”
Many of the inmates seem pleased with the ladies who twerk for men who get no female companionship.
WE ARE AS YOU” has a new post up on Facebook and, so far, three people have “Liked” it: Alberto Sanchez, Damon Brink, and Brandon Porter. It’s unbelievable how loyal these people are…
At the time of the broadcast, February 2014, Brink was a member of the High Council of SOP. The purpose of the broadcast was to pitch attendance to a “Weekend” seminar costing in excess of $1,000 where Raniere was scheduled to teach in Clifton Park, New York.
The broadcast was tailored to membership of SOP, a multi-level marketing company whose principal office is in Clifton Park, NY.
SOP is a men’s group, and one of its fundamental teachings is that men are polygamous and women are monogamous. Men are faithful, keep their word, and are protectors; women are fickle, lacking in responsibility and feckless – they will leave the man they are with to go to the next man if they perceive he can provide for them better. One of the ways to ensure ownership of a woman is for the man to, in effect, “spray” her – with his semen, which designates the male’s ownership of the female.
SOP is an international men’s movement, founded by Raniere, whose members seek to be “the voice of character and honor in the world.”
It is not known how many members of SOP, if any, are millionaires.
Brink says SOP provides the teachings on how to become a millionaire, by following the teachings of his Vanguard.
Sources who know Brink and who were once associated with Nxivm say that Brink is NOT yet a millionaire, despite taking numerous intensives from Executive Success Programs (ESP) and leading SOP, possibly having invested over $100,000 in cash and services to learn the tools he needs to build executive success.
The source for Brink’s claim of building more than 1,000 millionaires, is believed to be Raniere himself.
It is believed to be just as true as many of the claims in Raniere’s published online bio, where he claims:
- He spoke in full sentences by the age of one
- Was reading by the age of two
- At the age of eleven, he was an Eastern Coast Judo Champion
- At age 12, he taught himself high school mathematics in less than a day
- Taught himself three years of college mathematics by age 13
- He plays many musical instruments and taught himself to play piano at a concert level by age 12
- He was entered in the Guinness Book of World Records for “Highest IQ” in 1989
- He has been noted as one of top three problem-solvers in the world
- He was a millionaire by the age of 30 and worth $50 million by the age of 32
According to former members of SOP, Brink has access to Raniere’s most highly sought after secrets of financial success – the same ones Raniere purportedly got $100,000 per hour to impart.
Brink’s loyalty to Vanguard is not in dispute.
A person who has known Brink for more than a decade said, “Damon would go to bat for his Vanguard over his wife.”
Another said, “Damon is so loyal that if Vanguard told him to get a tattoo of a jackass on his forehead with the caption, ‘Why did Vanguard make me so stupid?’ he would do it in a heartbeat.”
The last we heard of Brink, he left Albany after Raniere fled to Mexico, and was working as a DJ, doing parties and weddings in Vermont. [With COVID, work might be slow.]
According to his website “Damon began his DJ career with Supersounds DJ company while still in high school. In 1996, he started Top Hat Entertainment with Scott and Daren. After DJing for several years, Damon moved to Jamaica to open two new Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurants. He moved back to Vermont several years ago, became the owner of Nectar’s in Burlington, and returned to DJing for Top Hat. You can find Damon at many weddings throughout the summer months, especially in southern Vermont, as well as hosting many of our trivia nights (many in the Albany area, where he now resides).”
We understand that after Brink sold his popular nightclub, Nectar’s in Burlington, to work fulltime for his Vanguard, his income took a dramatic downward turn.
We wonder when Damon Brink will discover that his Vanguard is really a charlatan and not able to help him become a millionaire?
What is it that makes Raniere’s followers blind to the obvious truth – and to continue following him like lemmings follow a path to their own destruction?