Stopping Ritual Abuse – What can we do today
This is a transcript from Neil Brick’s presentation at The Tenth Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference, August, 2007.
Stopping Ritual Abuse – What can we do today
Neil Brick is a survivor of alleged Masonic Ritual Abuse and MK-ULTRA. He is the editor of S.M.A.R.T. – A Ritual Abuse Newsletter. He has published numerous articles on ritual abuse. His topic is: ” “Stopping Ritual Abuse – What can we do today.”” The address for S.M.A.R.T. is P O Box 1295, Easthampton, MA 01027 USA, E-mail: email@example.com
Please use caution while reading to this presentation. It may be very heavy for survivors. All accusations are alleged. The conference is educational and not intended as therapy or treatment.
We have reached a new era in the fight against ritual abuse. With the help of the clergy abuse movement, child abuse is now seen by most people as something abhorrent. People are starting to realize more and more that child abuse perpetrators can be anyone. The prosecution of child abuse crimes is increasing, at least in the media, and sentencing guidelines are increasing in several places. Several statute of limitations laws have changed for the better, to allow for the prosecution of more cases.
So where can we go as a movement? There have been several attempts to bring ritual abuse and torture to the attention of the public. The latest revelations about the CIA and its previous alleged crimes have helped bring out the fact in some people’s minds that children may have been experimented on by the government. Of course, we know that this is a reality. I believe that the exposure of these crimes has helped our movement also.
To get stronger as a movement, we must also get stronger individually. We need to keep working hard on our recoveries, becoming stronger and better people. We need to face our pasts when we are able to, and face the effects of the past on our lives. For the purpose of this topic, this especially means facing how we have been influenced and programmed not to talk and how we had been influenced in the past to do the work of the cults. We need to speak out when we can, either to others, the media or this conference, as necessary.
There are different ways people can speak out. Educating the public about ritual abuse crimes is extremely important. This can be done one-to-one, in groups, in letters to the editor, in newspaper articles, on radio, on TV and the Internet. By telling our stories when we are ready, we can help stop ritual abuse.
On the Internet, there are many ways to help stop ritual abuse. Starting e-lists is one way. This is usually very easy to do. These lists can either be informational or they can be developed to help survivors. Informational lists may be one-way lists, where news articles about survivor issues can be distributed. We have a list called psnews on yahoogroups. This list distributes pro-survivor information and news articles to anyone interested. It is also cataloged on the web. Each article has its own web address. Lists can also be developed to help survivors. We have several lists to do this. One list is for survivors. In a safe and moderated environment, survivors can write about their issues, problems and recovery. Another list is for co-survivors. Co-survivors are the support people for survivors. On this list, support people can talk about the issues they face when helping survivors heal. The development of web pages is a third way to help promote the issues in the fight against ritual abuse. This is not as difficult as it may be seem for some people. There are a variety of editors available for computers that can write the language for web pages. There are also several web addresses where people can put their own web pages either for free or a fee.
The printed media is another way that survivors can get their issues out into public awareness. Letters to the editor are easy to write and can usually be sent to newspaper editors by e-mail. These letters can respond to articles about survivors or they can sometimes bring up new issues. It is very important for survivors to write letters to the editor whenever they can, especially when there are articles either pro or con about survivor issues. Many newspapers are also looking for articles to publish. This is another good way for survivors to develop public awareness.
We can follow the example of the clergy abuse movement and their incredible success with getting mainstream coverage of their issues and child abuse. For many years, there was little media coverage of their issues. But suddenly, their issues were on the front pages of many newspapers. With the continued effort and advocacy of ritual abuse survivors, we too can develop an environment where our issues will be covered.
We must be willing to answer and expose when necessary those that have hurt ritual abuse survivors. We must reply when those that are not sympathetic to our movement get media attention or spread their viewpoints. We need to let the public know the truth about our issues, problems and needs.
Conferences are another way to help ritual abuse survivors. In my opinion, almost anyone with sufficient recovery can have a ritual abuse conference. Though they can be a lot of work, they are a tremendous help in uniting the survivors and co-survivors of ritual abuse. Conferences can help the individual recoveries of all attendees. Conferences can also be used to educate the public about ritual abuse issues. The existence of ritual abuse conferences lets people know that this is a very serious issue.
Others ways to help stop ritual abuse and mind control include forming support groups for survivors. This way survivors are less isolated and can use these support groups as part of their recovery. These types of groups can be organized by using 12-step models, such as Survivors of Incest Anonymous, as therapy groups with a safe, knowledgeable therapist leading them and as peer groups, with different survivors leading these groups weekly and on the web, as user groups. User groups on the web are usually free and are usually easy to develop. The advantages of developing safe user groups is that one can draw from many different parts of the country and the world. This can be very helpful for survivors that feel isolated in their particular geographic area.
Writing books is another way to get the word out to survivors and others. The media is often very interested in books of these types. Some survivors have been on television, radio, the newspaper and in Internet news stories. Books can be sold in stores, placed in libraries and sold at survivor conferences.
Even by educating our friends, 12 step groups, survivor groups, therapists and others, we can help stop ritual abuse and let more people know about its existence. This can either be done gradually or by long discussions of the topic. In some ways, this may be one of the best ways to educate people about the problems ritual abuse survivors face as well as the horrible realities of ritual abuse crimes.
Most survivors have not yet begun to explore other avenues for the promotion of educating the public to help stop ritual abuse and mind control. Some of the presentations this weekend will be discussing a couple of these methods. These include surveys and publishing these surveys and making presentations to connected organizations, such as the United Nations. We as survivors, need to keep looking for more opportunities like these to help promote stopping ritual abuse and mind control. Workshops could easily be developed in many parts of the country, where sympathetic media could be invited to write stories about our cause. Marches and public protests can also help get us the necessary media coverage to help stop ritual abuse and mind control. Survivors have also used dance, art, poetry and music to help promote stopping ritual abuse and mind control. These avenues can be used by almost any survivors to get us greater attention.
Looking for different angles and different ways we can express ourselves can also help us heal individually. And as we get stronger, the anti-ritual abuse movement gets stronger. Every time we tell our story in safe places, we get stronger and more people learn about our struggles. There are many ritual abuse survivors. If we all reach out and tell our stories in as many ways as we can, we will be unstoppable.
The more places and ways we can express our ideas and feelings about stopping ritual abuse, the more people will know the truth about our stories. We are living in a new time. Information can be spread very quickly and very inexpensively by the web and other technological means. We must use these resources to help stop ritual abuse and mind control. By getting our stories to as many people as possible, we will be able to spread our knowledge. We will be able to help ourselves and other survivors heal.
People are now very sensitive to the stories of child abuse and child trafficking. The media is looking for new angles to these stories. We have a very potentially powerful angle. This angle will draw people’s attention and fit in well with the present image many people have of our government and those in power. We need to use our voices and words to let people know about our issues.
The power of one person can sometimes be greater than the power of many. I have worked as hard as I possibly can to stop ritual abuse and mind control. I have gotten my ideas out to as many people as I can. I have started conferences, the newsletter, e-mail groups and web pages, all fighting against ritual abuse and mind control. I believe that anyone can speak out against ritual abuse once they are strong enough to do so. We can all fight against ritual abuse and make a large difference in our world. All it takes is courage and commitment. The courage to fight as hard as one can to stop the injustices and evils in the world. The commitment to really change things and make a difference. But we must be willing to do so. We must look inside ourselves and find that courage and commitment. We must be willing to sometimes take risks, often calculated ones, to make changes in the world. We must have the strength not to give up. To get stronger in the face of challenges. To be willing to commit our lives at times to the fight to stop ritual abuse and mind control. This is how we can make a difference and really change our worlds.
It is important to enjoy the work we do. It is also to important to find that it has a purpose. If we don’t enjoy the work we do, we won’t be able to continue doing it. If we don’t have hope that our work will make a difference somehow on some level, then we won’t be able to continue our work long enough to make real and substantial changes in the world. We must never give up hope that everything we do can make a difference. It is important to choose work that we love and believe in. Our work must be part of ourselves. It can become part of our daily routine. It can help us grow and connect to others. It can help us learn more about ourselves and the world around us. But most importantly, our work helps others. It helps the children in the world grow up without ritual abuse. It helps the adults that have suffered ritual abuse and mind control free themselves from the cycle of the abuse and stop the abuse. It helps others see that unfortunately this type of abuse still exists and needs to be stopped.
We can make a difference. This is why everyone of us must work as hard as we can to heal from ritual abuse and mind control. This is why we must let others know about these crimes. There are many of us. If we work together, we can make a difference and change the world. We must use our strength and believe that through our efforts, the world will change and become a healthier place to live. And when the world becomes a healthier place to live, we become healthier and stronger also.
Thank you for listening to my presentation. Please feel free now to ask questions or make comments about it.