Mexican Media: ‘I piss on your family!’: The Humiliation Emiliano Salinas Endured to Lead NXVIM ‘Sex Cult’

They aren't embracing now: Emiliano Salinas offers a warm embrace to his master and leader Keith Alan Raniere.
Keith Alan Raniere with his friend Emiliano Salinas
Emiliano Salinas stands in front of the entire NXIVM dance group (Photo: Frank Report video capture)
Emiliano Salinas stands in front of the entire NXIVM dance group (Photo: Frank Report video capture)

After Keith Raniere, the founder of the NXVIM sex sect, was sentenced to 120 years in prison, the name of Emiliano Salinas Occelli, son of a former president of Mexico, once again captured the spotlight.

The son of Carlos Salinas de Gortari , president between 1988 and 1994, endured offenses to his family and psychological “attacks” by the leader of the sect to gain their trust.

“I piss on all your family,” Raniere told him, making special emphasis on the dark legacy of the Gortari, and recalling their illicit enrichment through corruption and their governance of “injustice and perversion,” wrote journalist Dolia Estévez.

The journalist recalled that in the documentary The Vow, which highlights the internal dynamics of the sect, she published unpublished videos of the sessions in which Raniere humiliates and reduces Emiliano to trash.

Photo: The Vow, HBO (Screenshot)
Photo: The Vow, HBO (Screenshot)

“He put a lot of pressure on Emi about his family’s power and corruption,” said Mark Vicente, former NXIVM leader and a central figure on The Vow. To convince him that it was up to him to save Mexico from his family’s corruption, he made him “feel like shit,” added Vicente, a South African-born filmmaker who reported Raniere to the FBI.

To carry out this plan, Raniere wanted Emiliano Salinas to win the 2018 elections, as published by the journalist Dolia Estévez in her SinEmbargo column, based on the revelations made by Catherine Oxenberg, a former member of the sect and mother of one of Raniere’s sex slaves.

Filmed by Vicente, the videos on The Vow show indoctrination meetings of several junior members in whom Raniere instilled a sense of guilt for being rich without lifting a finger. He reproached them that there were people in Mexico willing to work long hours for $ 0, while they spent $10 on a drink in a bar.

Keith Raniere
Keith Raniere

Dolia Estévez highlighted that several of the Mexican members had been kidnapped; Antonio Zarattini, among the first defectors, and Edgar Boone, son of a wealthy family and the initial recruiter for NXIVM in Mexico.

“In the series, Zarattini shows his four-fingered hand and mutilated ear,” said the journalist.

Raniere asked Emiliano if he was ready to lead the movement against corruption and violence in Mexico. He answered yes, but said he did not know how.

“I don’t know how to organize people like that”,he admitted, referring to the poor (episode 9).

Vicente, who was a member of the NXIVM Executive Board along with Emiliano, said it was the same psychological control tactic Raniere used with sisters Sara and Clare Bronfman, heirs to the Seagram liquor empire.

While he made them “feel like shit” to take away their enormous fortune, he manipulated Emiliano to exploit his political connections.

Dolia Estévez recalled that Catherine Oxenberg, in her book Captive (Gallery Books, 20018), detailed Raniere’s plan to establish a beachhead in Mexico.

The “grandiose scheme” of world domination would begin with the electoral triumph of Emiliano Salinas in the 2018 presidential elections.

“His father, Carlos, would use his Machiavellian methods to guarantee the electoral victory of his son. In turn, Keith would use Emi as a pawn to rule Mexico ” (page 262).

On a trip in 2013 to take a week-long course on “family values,” Oxenberg recounted that NXIVM’s Mexican headquarters was in a luxurious, centrally located, highly-guarded mansion.

“On the street in front, there were armored vehicles and armed guards everywhere .”

Several prominent Mexicans appear in the documentary The Vow , among them, Rosa Laura Junco, daughter of the owner of the newspaper Reforma, Alejandro Junco de la Vega and Javier Jileta Verduzco, the former director-general of links with civil society organizations of the Ministry of Foreign Relations (SRE).


Editor’s note:  The story, which was published last week, does not have much news that readers of Frank Report do not already know. It is clear, however, that Raniere and Nxivm and their scandals are of major interest in Mexico because it gives the public a view of Emiliano Salinas.

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  • Frank, you spoke too soon. Spanky is back, back with all his low testosterone jizziness.

    “I’m not Canadian, but why is it ending? The reviews were pretty stable every year, people seemed to like watching it, it was picked up by the CW, and the ratings were pretty consistent. Usually, TV shows overstay their welcome before going off the air.”

    He is upset because Kristin Kreuk’s taxpayer-funded show has supposedly ended.

    How will she take other people’s tax dollars now?

    • I hope you do realize that anonymously saying such caustic things in the comment section of a blog has absolutely no impact whatsoever on how she would actually feel.

      • She is a D-list actress who spent 10 years in a cult that attracted low self-esteem people like flies around shit and her privilege is 100% dependent on what people think of her. Of course, she cares what people think of her. But not what you think, Sultan. Not you…

    • Imdb

      Burden of Truth: Cancelled or Just Ending? No Season Five for CBC and CW Series

      19 March 2021 by TVSeriesFinale

      Burden of Truth: Cancelled or Just Ending? No Season Five for CBC and CW Series
      It’s soon going to be case closed for the Burden of Truth TV series. It’s been revealed that the fourth and final season will wrap up the show’s run. The eight episodes are expected to air on The CW this summer. There seems to be a disagreement over whether the show was cancelled or has ended on its own terms. Either way, we know there won’t be a fifth season.
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      It looks to me like the series ‘Burden of Truth’ has been canceled, otherwise they could have informed the viewers earlier that the series is ending. But this way they can make the sudden end of the series nicer than it would have been otherwise.

      • There is no “disagreement” except in the speculative opinion of fans and those who don’t know. After BoT was picked up due to the first season, it was only intended to run for two more–that is why the last episode of the third one was like a series finale–but another season was requested and so the fourth became the final one. Therefore, it wasn’t cancelled, but actually went out on its own terms.

        • Nah, it got canceled. Viewers were very low, especially in America. They threw the towel in.

          A lot of Canadian tv shows have been canceled or had the towel thrown in.

          Look at this white bitch who directed Kreuk’s white taxpayer-funded race-baiting bullshit:

          She pretended to be an Indian but got called out on it. They pulled the plug there too.

          Pulling the plug because ratings aren’t good and it costs too much is self-canceling. If they could have gone on longer, they would have.

          Are you still lonely and masturbating a lot? Your nieces surely wonder why their uncle Abdul is not getting his winky wet.

  • The disgusting and childish headline and comments here show the anti-cult cult for what it is: kindergarten name calling.

    Q: Why is it when Mexicans decide to stand up for peaceful, spiritual non-violence they get attacked by immature trolls obsessed with bodily functions?

    A: Racism

    • The disgusting headline, “I piss on your family” came right out of Raniere’s mouth. So, I guess that makes him childish and disgusting. If you don’t believe me that your beloved guru could have said such a thing, it is on tape. In fact, he taped it twice so his wisdom could be viewed with his new haircut.

      More evidence of his childishness are gems such as his “official” joke and his comment on a woman not wearing panties to Mark’s wedding. Just like a horny adolescent.


    Andrew Cuomo Odds Suggest Embattled New York Governor Will Remain in Office
    Posted on: March 8, 2021, 09:49h. Last updated on: March 8, 2021, 12:32h.

    Devin O’Connor

    Expertise: Commercial Gaming, Entertainment, Politics.

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) is being called on to resign amid allegations of inappropriate conduct with female staffers. Political bettors believe he won’t.

    Andrew Cuomo odds resign New York

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    On the political betting exchange PredictIt, bettors wagering money on the scandal favor Cuomo maintaining his position as governor through the end of 2021.

    “Will Andrew Cuomo be governor of New York at the end of the year?” has “Yes” shares trading at 57 cents. However, that’s down significantly from 72 cents when PredictIt opened the market on Feb. 25.

    Cuomo Hero to Zero
    During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cuomo was praised for his handling of the coronavirus. Many in the Democratic Party wanted the New York governor to jump in the 2020 presidential race to challenge then-President Donald Trump.

    Less than a year later, Cuomo’s reputation is starkly different. The governor and his administration have been accused of misleading New Yorkers on nursing home death data. And a handful of women are levying sexual misconduct allegations against him.

    Once a Democratic front-runner for 2024, oddsmakers now have Cuomo at 50/1 to win the next presidential election. This is a far cry from favorite VP Kamala Harris (4/1), President Joe Biden (5/1), and former President Trump (7/1).

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  • In not that many days, Keithy-Weethie will be 60 and-a-half!

    From his special placement now for 120 years, residing in an Arizona facility housing lots of sex offenders, Swami Limpdick turns sixty-and a half on March twenty-yucko. 26th.

    Will there be groupie hags out dancing in the streets? Or have they started to get more vague about falling all over themselves, trying to vogue for a perv?

    These kinds of meaningful birthday or anniversary occasions are thoughtfully planned in advance. But I am not sure that Nicki Clyne has the natural talent to be able to arrange anything splendid and pleasurable, even for half-birthday parties. She cannot make anyone come close to being camera-ready, as has been proven time and time again.

    Which slimy neurotic can even be dolled up enough to pop out of the cake? The brander of flesh? The middle-class New Age black slave? The “nonviolent” Sahajo Haertel, who was raised as a cultie child? It won’t ever be Allison Mack or either Nancy or Lauren Salzman. They’re booked already. Constable of Belfast is a bit TOO muscular and would destroy the cake.

    Nicki is a juggernaut. Look how quickly Amanda Knox, of Perugia notoriety, dissolved back into her web, for more instructions about keeping her trap shut, due to her own personal infamy. Knox barfed up a few words of support for Raniere and slithered right back underground. Whoops.

    Aren’t there any elderly Manson nutbags left for Clyne to rely upon to endorse Raniere? Is Squeaky Fromme dead?

    Squeaky Fromme is not dead. According to what comes up about Lynette Fromme, she is 72, was released on parole in 2009 for trying to kill Gerald Ford. Conveniently for Clyne, Squeaky was last known to be living in upstate New Yawk. Ringy-dingy?

    Squeaky used to be a student and a teenage dancer doing some backup work, until her parents kicked her out of their house in Redondo Beach, and she found Manson, her holy man.

    It is possible that Nicki Clyne not only has been, but always will be, like a human talisman of bad luck to Raniere and company. (There really is a noticeable pattern.) Nicki seems to be some kind of a klutz who creates trouble inadvertently for her fellow klutzes, as if she wears flypaper for underwear or is the human embodiment of a bad omen, a totem fright wig. It has been awkward.

    Remember Siggy Freud’s little book Totem and Taboo?

    Freud “helped” a lot of women and laid in wait to psychologically behead anyone whom he viewed as a potential psychoanalytic competitor. He fought with men and held grudges long and hard. His trips with females are completely another very strange batch of stories, making one long, strange story with lots of secrets.

    Some of us are still waiting for the promised release of Freud archives which were supposed to arrive “unedited” years ago but are held by his family and foundation members in a death grip. The more one studies the life of Freud, the more there is that one can decide to no longer ignore. FFS.

    Butt back to tricky Nicki. Look what happened when she posed on a pole in Puerto Vallarta. Somebody’s gig was up, all of a sudden.

    Catastrophically, the group blowjob had to be canceled. Raniere was put into a law enforcement vehicle to be escorted back to the United States. And Itt, the Vangourd, hasn’t been out much ever again.

    Clyne has skills that she doesn’t recognize yet, like an elephant trying to squat on a kiddie potty. If Clyne were in a ship with Popeye, right away he’d throw her overboard for being dangerously embarrasskin.’

    Apologies to the people of Poland, but poles is not a capitalized word, in the case of Nicki Clyne, the unfortunate creature.

    It is as if Nicki were born like Schultzes’ character from Peanuts, Pig-Pen. Nicki Clyne has a malodorous whiff about her new-age aura. She brings ill fortune, almost symbolically, to her co-conspirators. She seems to be accidentally loaded for bear.

    Like a huge trick cigar. Somehow Nicki Clyne winds up exposing the bare saggy asses of many of her cohorts, both frequently and almost inadvertently. See Allison Mack and watch the list grow.

    Because Canada is a quieter place than the U.S.A. will ever be, Nicki would help her fellow Canadians by livening things up for them all. There’s already too much entertainment here down south of Canada, as has been the case since long before 1776. Do not bitch at me, with my one-quarter Canadian island genes’ brew.

    But this was supposed to be about Raniere turning 60 and-a-half. It takes several weeks to find the right sexual victims to pop out of a great big towering cake, just in case someone doesn’t know that. 😳 These days Nicki and her pals are too long in the “teeth” to stuff a cake well unless they resort to using branded meat.

    It is a sad tale told by idiots? Is idiot a banned word yet, too politically incorrect? That’s an oxymoron, right? Or some kind of a moron? Has “moron” come up for banning yet?

    As one who is already retired, the banning of “moron” is coming too late to have any effect.

    60 and-a-half. Raniere did not mature past six years of capacity, with the exception of his physical non-attributes.

    Where he lives now, wallowing in his own piss could become his favorite method to pass time, the drama queen, Keef.

    It’s usually too hot in Arizona to want to wear any kinky, sexy wigs, but maybe 60 and-a-half wouldn’t mind a tube of kinky yellow lipstick, abstracted from chicken livers. The I Am Curious Yellow shade would be suitable and perhaps he’d appreciate receiving a larger and lacier bra. A used one would do in a pinch.

  • Unrelated to the article, but interesting to mention:

    Roberta Glass True Crime Report has retweetet
    Liz Wheeler
    Don’t let Democrats lie to you. The Equality Act:

    – Allows men in women’s bathrooms
    – Allows men in women’s sports
    – Allows men in women’s hospital rooms
    – Allows men in women’s prisons
    – Allows men in women’s rape crisis centers

    The Equality Act is anti-woman.
    · 2. March 2021·Twitter for iPhone

  • Desmienten solicitud de destitución contra diputada por supuesta relación con NXIVM
    bullet. Algunas organizaciones de Tamaulipas señalaban a Olga Sosa Ruiz de tener relación con esta organización.

    Request for dismissal of Deputy for alleged relationship with NXIVM. Some Tamaulipas organizations pointed to Olga Sosa Ruiz having a relationship with this organization.

    REDACCIÓN16/03/2021Actualización 16/03/2021 – 20:58

  • I wonder if We Are As You and Nicki Clyne will dance and twerk for Ghislane Maxwell who is now in Brooklyn MDC.

    The Undisputed Evidence Against Ghislaine Maxwell: Part VII || #Rodeslav​

  • Governor Cuomo is becoming a laughingstock the longer he stays in office:

    New York Post

    ‘Our prayers are with you,’ Cardinal Dolan tells Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul

    By Georgett Roberts and Bruce GoldingMarch 17, 2021

    Cardinal Timothy Dolan told Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday that New York was praying for her — and joked that she could “light some candles” after he celebrated the St. Patrick’s Day Mass.

    Dolan’s remarks at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan drew applause and laughter and applause amid the spiraling scandals that threaten to force Gov. Andrew Cuomo from office.

  • News about Michael Avenatti:


    Law360 (March 16, 2021, 7:08 PM EDT) — Michael Avenatti can stay in home confinement until the end of May and leave the residence to get his COVID-19 vaccinations, a California federal judge ruled Tuesday, after the disgraced attorney pointed out the continuing risks of the coronavirus in the Golden State.
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    Avenatti’s temporary release from jail has been extended six times since he was first released in April at the start of the pandemic after Judge Selna ordered him jailed ahead of trial.
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  • The Daily Beast

    Inside Woody Allen’s Close Friendship With Jeffrey Epstein

    The filmmaking legend’s abuse allegations are currently being explored in “Allen v. Farrow.” But he also harbored a tight bond with the late sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.

    Kate Briquelet Senior Reporter | Marlow Stern Senior Entertainment Editor
    Published Mar. 14, 2021 5:00AM ET

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    One thing Woody Allen is not afraid of is defending powerful men who have been credibly accused of sexual misconduct. He’s served as one of Roman Polanski’s most vocal defenders, saying the fugitive filmmaker is “a nice person” who’s “paid his dues” for raping a 13-year-old girl and then fleeing the country, and in the immediate wake of the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, accused the movie mogul’s victims of conducting “a witch hunt” against him, before walking it back.

    And then there’s his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein.
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    Yet Allen apparently had no qualms about consorting with a convicted sex offender who served jail time in 2008 and 2009 for soliciting an underage girl, and appeared to stay close to him until his death. In New York, Epstein was registered as a Level 3 offender, meaning he was a threat to public safety and at high risk for committing similar crimes again.
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    In December 2010, Allen attended a lavish dinner at Epstein’s residence toasting Britain’s Prince Andrew, who faces abuse accusations himself from Virginia Roberts Giuffre, an alleged victim of Epstein’s. Other celebrity guests at the soiree included TV journalists Katie Couric, Charlie Rose, and George Stephanopoulos, publicist Peggy Siegal, and comedian Chelsea Handler.
    Back then, Daily Mail columnist Richard Kay reported that “Andrew was in [a] jolly mood… ­especially when other guests, including Hollywood star Woody Allen, asked him for an invite to” the upcoming nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
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    Allen wasn’t Epstein’s only Hollywood connection. The financier was friendly with disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein, who allegedly tried to attack a woman in Epstein’s orbit. His rolodex included a host of other celebrities including media investor Ron Burkle and actors like Kevin Spacey, Alec Baldwin, Elizabeth Hurley, and Minnie Driver.
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    One victim of Epstein even mentioned meeting Allen in a lawsuit she filed against the financier’s estate. The woman, referred to as Priscilla Doe, says she was a 20-year-old dancer in New York when Epstein began abusing her in 2006 until 2012—including when he was on “work release” at the Palm Beach County lockup.

    “On one occasion, Jeffrey Epstein forced [Priscilla Doe] to serve hors d’oeuvres at Epstein’s private party with Woody Allen,” Doe’s lawsuit states. “This server’s role was forced upon [her] in order to demean her, frighten her, and impress upon her the need for her to conceal the commercial sex trafficking enterprise he was running.”

    Asked about Doe’s complaint, her lawyer Brad Edwards said, “Woody was a very close friend of Epstein’s. They hung out quite frequently. I cannot comment beyond that.”

  • The latest activities of Clare Bronfman’s Attorney Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. :

    The Harvard Crimson

    Harvard Professors Help Found Nonprofit Committed to Academic Freedom

    UPDATED: March 11, 2021 at 2:15 p.m.

    Eighteen Harvard affiliates — including Cornel R. West ’74, Steven A. Pinker, and Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. — signed on as founding members of a new nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to defending academics’ freedom of expression.

    The Academic Freedom Alliance, which officially launched Monday, arose out of conversations among professors at Princeton University about free speech on college campuses. By invitation, 17 current Harvard faculty and one incoming Harvard Law School professor joined the initiative.
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    The organization’s primary goal is to defend the academic freedom of its members, who espouse diverse political and ideological positions. Its leadership consists of two main bodies: the Academic Committee and the Legal Advisory Council.
    According to Whittington, the Academic Committee will make final decisions regarding whether the organization will assist a member and what kinds of actions the group will take, such as issuing statements, offering legal assistance, or providing financial support.
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    La evaluación favorable al trabajo del Presidente en materia de combate a la corrupción cayó de 70 a 43% en lo que va de su gestión, indica #EncuestaREFORMA y

    Favorable evaluation of the President’s work in the fight against corruption fell from 70% to 43% so far in his administration, says #EncuestaREFORMA and

    La imagen de honestidad del Presidente AMLO ha caído de 64 a 53% en los últimos dos años, arroja #EncuestaREFORMA y

    President AMLO’s image of honesty has fallen from 64% to 53% in the last two years, says #EncuestaREFORMA and

  • My sister, Pea, and my uncle, Apox, are busy but wanted me to let Emiliano know that my services are available if he finds Keith’s shower service not to his liking. Cheers!

      • So Blomud confirms that Pea is a female, Though it’s long been suspected, I think that is a first time we have gender confirmation???

        It’s amazing how all of the Onyu family’s names are homonyms to English words that describe vulgar acts of urination, defecation, and venereal disease, yet according to Pea, have actual origins in Bavaria and Kanaka Maoli. It’s a remarkable coincidence. I wonder if they were teased much in school for that.

        Pea describes more about this fascinating and renown royal family genealogy in earlier posts on FR but to my knowledge it’s the first we’ve heard from her dad and sister.

  • Please show an article with people puking at the Vanguard’s lakeside birthday festivities. For St Patrick’s Day.

    Or at least some paintings ? 🍀

  • So many brainwashed cult heads keep following the Pied Piper just like Emiliano. Keith pissing on them all and they thank him for it. Thank you, sir, may I have another?

  • Is it just me or does anyone else perceive a pattern here with ESP/NX targeting and cult conditioning the dilettante offspring of some of the world’s wealthiest families?

    Some of the NPD / Sociopath research I’ve read suggests “dependency shaming” is a common BG experience among them. I have no doubt KAR & Cohorts well know this and laid a gilt guilt trip on these suckers …but I’m still not convinced the tail wasn’t wagging the dog when it came to the immigration and money laundering schemes.

    In any case, I do hope Señor Sr. Salinas is following this juicy part of the NXIVM saga where Keith proudly pisses on his lineage and plots to overthrow all of Mexico through his son.

    …Btw, did Emi’s wife get branded? Not Alex Betancourt, the other one.

    • Oh, but Keith was just lovingly trying to break Emiliano for his own good … or was just trust-testing him. Never doubt that when someone bullies and intimidates you, they’re ‘having an honest conversation’. (as per Gayle King, newly self-appointed spokeswoman for the exiled UK prince & wife: “They threw bombshells after bombshells, I stopped counting after 6 and I believe it was an honest conversation”. lol. I guess it is, compared to K’s treatment of Emiliano.

  • Typical Keith. The man who will teach females how to be the best woman. Keith the white savior to Mexicans. Keith the dumpy troll who will teach a world class athlete like Clare to succeed in her sport. Keith the community theater has-been who will coach an already successful TV actress how to properly emote. Keith who can’t sing all that well is going to take the a Capella world by storm and become Allison Mack’s vocal coach. Replacing Allison’s dad who was an accomplished opera singer. Keith who told Mark, an award-winning documentary maker, how to direct & edit. Keith the “therapist” surrounded by suicidal, eating disorder-ridden, disasters of people he destroyed after he “took them on”. Keith the failed property developer. Btw. It is almost impossible not to make money on LA real estate when you have money to spend. Keith the stock market flop. And now, of course, politics. Failure. Again.

    • Frankly, Mr. Parlato
      Who on EARTH would ever
      want to go to bed with Keith Raniere? I suppose you aren’t the one to ask. He missed his chances with you. Alas, huh.

      That chubby schlemiel in his sweaters or shorts, waddling like a damn duck? He even looks smelly. Arizona better stock up on air fresheners.

      Never mind letting Raniere convince a supposedly heterosexually active fellow to have an affair with Alex Betancourt? That is downright Twilight Zone.

      Or to give head to some tied-down, naked utter stranger, before anyone even at least brews some tea and has a few get-acquainted conversations. At least to flirt awhile. See if ya even wanna give that head before obediently starting to slurp? Ooh, don’t bother seeking any pardonnez-moi retractions, not with this play of the hand and the castanets.

      Here we have a plethora of documentaries all about peoples’ rotten taste in gurus and “lovers.”

      This is similar to back when the world of advertising felt the need to remove beautiful women or men from being used to market products.

      So now advertisers make sure their ads are cast with plenty of turkeys and humdingers. Ordinary people? Not really. Just a bunch of envious pricks and hagbags terrified that beauty is outrageously offensive, to one and to all?

      Edie Adams and her Muriel cigars and the sexy, jazzy background score, throbbing. She was marvelous. Now even the divine wild woman of men’s dreams, Ava Gardner, would get crucified, if not turned unisex.

      What’s Going On, Marvin sang.

      Who knows, when morbidly obese rappers now pose spreadeagled in Rihanna’s Fenty lingerie like stuffed piggies at luaus? Like Pelosi with her ice cream stash all over the press, so we all ignore what happened and is happening elsewhere, way past the tubs of sugary dairy. Ah-cha.

      Sex and politics. Oil and fart gas?

      Nothing in this closet fits. All heavyweight stuff, too unbreathable.

      Think invisible. Since It’s a Wonderful World. Ah, Satchmo. What is shrinking is really never Violet. That did not come from Zen Flesh, Zen Bones and is not cryptic.

    • You are on top when you turn the world upside down. Then, when you are at the bottom, you are at the top. You just have to change the perspective with which you see the world to see it the way you want to see it and get others to see it the same way.

      • —You are on top when you turn the world upside down. Then, when you are at the bottom, you are at the top.

        Are you a top or a bottom?

    • This is what gets me about the gullibility of those who followed Keith. Typically, when you want to improve on a skill or subject matter, you go to an expert, or at least someone with some experience and success with it because they’ve at least proven in some way to have credible authority to speak on its behalf. The people who followed this physically and intellectually unimpressive clown almost wholeheartedly believed his psychobabble based on practically nothing more than word of mouth, i.e., people telling him that he was the “smartest and most ethical man in the world”. The world has become so large in the amount of information that no one person can ever know even a quarter of its subjects–if that–at more than a superficial level. What were they thinking when they decided to forfeit a significant amount of their time and money believing he could help them when they were already better at whatever they did than he ever was?

      • You are asking the right question. The answer to this is probably how people deal with situations and how they mentally ask themselves the right questions, as the result of which they themselves come to the conclusion that what is claimed here by Raniere and his followers is not possible.

        By the way, knowledge and intelligence are not the same thing. Just as intelligence and ethics are unrelated.

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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