Saturday 28 May 2016

Desteni, UFOs and Illuminati Conspiracies

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No Destonian has ever appeared on video talking to a non-member of the group about Desteni. Until now...

TechnoTutor UK director and long-time Destonian, Marley Dawkins, appeared May 4
th, in a video discussing Desteni at the YouTube channel of the Bases Project, run by 'UFO researcher', Miles Johnston.

Dawkins repeats the fantasies of Desteni's 'History of Mankind' and the idiotic 'interdimensional portal'. He recommends the group's crude self-help techniques.

Time is running out for the human species, says Dawkins, but by pooling their money the members of Desteni will be able to save the planet from destruction.

The video is the second in a series of three featuring Dawkins and hosted by Johnston.

the first, Dawkins claims his grandfather worked for the British electronics, defence and telecommunications company, Plessey, and other un-named companies, and was a scientist, an occultist and supporter of the Nazis.

Dawkins says his grandfather told him all about the building of UFOs, underground species, Nazi occult myths, the creation of giant spiders like in Marvel comics, and how 'Non Human Cyborg Units' were developed by the military in World War II.

Dawkins' third video with Johnston concerns
Donald Marshall, who posted on Facebook in 2011 stating that he'd been cloned, tortured and abused by the Illuminati, which some believe is an elite group that rules the world.

Marshall has gained notoriety for this and other outlandish claims, such as that using a special technology that can record thoughts he composed songs for famous music artists such as Beyonce and Megadeth.

Dawkins states that everything Marshall talks about is factual.

He was friends with Marshall for some years, but now believes that he has become erratic and abusive.

Johnston appears to agree.

Johnston was a founder of what the Daily Mirror newspaper called 
Britain's Weirdest Support Group, featured in a Channel 4 TV show called 'Confessions of an Alien Abductee' which according to the Guardian 'exploited its unfortunate subjects'. 

Johnston has been criticised for signing up with the company that made the TV show for Channel 4, Plum Pictures.

UFO researcher, Richard D. Hall, is of the view that Miles Johnston 'promotes fantasists and people who are delusional'.

The membership count of the Desteni group at present remains as it was in 2010: at around 100 people, not all of whom are active participants.

Wednesday 4 May 2016

School of Ultimate Living: Redefining the Word, Desteni

Ivan Rauscher
Redefining words with L. Ron Hubbard

Redefining words is a strategy employed by almost all cults. One of the most famous cults in the world, the Church of Scientology, which was founded by L. Ron Hubbard, is notorious for redefining words and even has its own dictionaries.

The founder of Desteni, Bernard Poolman, was described in the Vice magazine article, Meet the Struggling South African Cult That Tried to Kill Demon Hitler, as 'South Africa's own L. Ron Hubbard'. 

Like Hubbard, one of Poolman's main ideas was all about redefining words. Redefining words is a central concept and practice in Desteni. 

Peculiar words and phrases used by the group like, 'living words', 'Destonian', 'assistance and support', 'practivism', 'walking my process', 'self-honesty', 'accepted and allowed', 'self-forgiveness' or 'best for all life as equal as one' are all examples of loaded language.

The convoluted talks and writings of Desteni amount to an elaborate exercise in psychobabble. shows the extent of the manipulation and loss of reason amongst members. 

Dr. Robert J. Lifton described loaded language in Eight Criteria for Thought Reform: 'The group interprets or uses words and phrases in new ways so that often the outside world does not understand. This jargon consists of thought-terminating clich├ęs, which serve to alter members' thought processes to conform to the group's way of thinking.'

And as Q5 of The Cult Test, Cult-Speak, puts it: 'The cult invents new terminology or euphemisms for many things. The cult may also redefine many common words to mean something quite different.'

Another typical strategy of cults is to set up front groups which help to mask the cult's agenda and counter or avoid public criticism.

Before launching Desteni in 2007, Bernard Poolman sold software called PowerEducation which eventually became known as the present day 'vocabulary development technology' named TechnoTutor.

The publicity for TechnoTutor, which is run by members of Desteni, almost never mentions the word, Desteni.

Other Desteni projects such as the fake political campaigns, Living Income Guaranteed and Democracy Against War Now, and the 'non-profit' company called the Equal Life Foundation
which sells affiliate marketing schemes for Desteni I Process courses and products, yet poses as a human rights group, also never mention Desteni.

These projects essentially serve as front groups. 
Cult front groups are ways of making money and gaining recruits and recognition by creating the false impression that they are legitimate businesses or altruistic endeavours which exist independently of the cult. 

Scientology, for example, runs numerous front groups, and as clinical psychologist and cult expert, Margaret Singer, wrote in Cults in Our Midst: 'Most cults have front groups, sometimes a variety of them, set up specifically to appeal to a range of interests'.

'Living' words

Desteni front-woman, Sunette Spies, recently took some time off from pretending to speak on behalf of dead people and interdimensional reptilians to launch a new front group for the cult of Desteni called the 'School of Ultimate Living'.

In her video, Introducing School Of Ultimate Living, Spies states that she will provide background history and information on research in relation to the 'school', then over 40+ minutes proceeds to give no specifics whatsoever about her background, experience or research.

Her only relevant experience is with Bernard Poolman and Desteni, but she doesn't mention them.

The rest of the 'team' behind the School of Ultimate Living are all long-standing Desteni recruiters, but nowhere on the 'school''s website is the word, Desteni, used. Bernard Poolman or the Equal Life Foundation are also not mentioned in the videos o
r on the website.

With the strap-line, 'life creation through words', School of Ultimate Living represents the standard Desteni practice of 'redefining words' or 'living words'.

As noted at the
International Cultic Studies Association, there is 'the consistent practice by cults to redefine commonly used words and to create new ones'.

Sunette Spies and the team at the School of Ultimate Living may be reluctant to really 'live' the word, 'Desteni', because of the group's reputation as a cult and a scam. Perhaps they are afraid that Desteni is going down the drain and feel they must recreate or redefine the group and its methods with yet another front group with a different name.

Or maybe it is just that after a '7 Year Journey to Life' the 'Destonians' have now been 'birthed from the physical' and are ready for a fresh start in giving 'assistance and support' to recruit others into 'walking the process' towards 'redefining words' and 'creating a world that is best for all life'.

Either way, the methods they use in trying to redefine their aims with 'School of Ultimate Living' only show that the 'best they can be' is the same as usual: a deceptive and manipulative cult.

Tuesday 16 February 2016

Anarchapulco Sponsored by Cult of Desteni Anarcho-Capitalists?

Ivan Rauscher
Anarcho-capitalist flag
(Update Aug 2017Ken Cousens and Andrea Teale are no longer associated with Desteni. The following article serves as a record of events.)
Anarchapulco, 'the world's first and largest anarcho-capitalist conference', taking place in Acapulco, Mexico, Feb 19-21, 2016, is sponsored by Gemstone University, which is run by the Panterra Private Contract Association.

Panterra PCA's 'Overseer' is Ken Cousens and its 'Scribe' is Andrea Teale. Both have been members of Desteni for over eight years. They discuss their involvement in the group in the Dec 2014 video, Senior Destonian Hangout - An Interview with Ken Cousens.

Destonians have been called socialists, communists and fascists, but never anarcho-capitalists. 

Desteni / Equal Life Foundation's (ELF) Equal Money System would end all profit-making and competition world-wide. It is said to be a global 'system of equality' managed by a government administration.

The group's Living Income Guaranteed (LIG) 'proposal' is for the control of prices and wage levels, 'nationalization', interlinked ID and banking cards, a 'Bureau of Standards' and a welfare system; all of which the Destonians recommend should be adopted by governments of existing nation states. 

When long-standing Destonian, Anna Brix Thomsen, expresses a general disagreement with anarcho-capitalists in her video, Progressive Perspectives on Individualism vs Collectivismstates that she is in favour of government, and says, 'anarcho-capitalism is not the solution', her point of view is entirely in keeping with the message of Desteni / ELF.

Nothing published by Desteni / the ELF has ever been in support of anything even resembling anarcho-capitalism.

The ideas and language used by Gemstone University and Panterra PCA (such as 'status correction', 'Uniform Commercial Code', the US State as a 'corporation', persons as a fiction, the 'sea of commerce', references to ALL CAPS names etc) have far less in common with anarcho-capitalism than the theories and beliefs of the sovereign citizen movement.

Back in 2011, Cousens was the Chief Jury Foreman of the sovereign citizen group, the Republic for the united States of America, and wanted to help set up a new government. 

Using the name, Kenneth Scott, Cousens is interviewed by one of the confirmed speakers for Anarchapulco, Jeff Berwick, in Anarchast Ep.275 Kenneth Scott: Hidden in Plain Sight, Seeing the Real Matrix, Feb 2016. 

Cousens explains his sovereign citizen beliefs and associates them with anarcho-capitalism, but without mentioning his association with Desteni, the ELF, the Equal Money System or the LIG.

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