Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
The rape, mutilation and death threats against Meryl Dorey, President of the Australian Vaccination Network. (AVN) make a very clear statement about the reality of the international “skeptic” organization. The activities of Australian Skeptics, with their Stop the AVN subsidiary attacks, took the lid of off their formally secret plans.
Tracing the Die in a Fire” and “Just burn” phone calls back to top Australian skeptic leader, shoe salesman Daniel Rafaelle, the Stop the AVN head’s home telephone, brought everything out into the open. Remember, the Australian Skeptics, at their own “Amazing meeting” in 2010, gave Rafaelle their Top Award for his activities against Meryl Dorey and the AVN.
Wikipedia says a “A hate group is an organized group or movement that advocates and practices hatred, hostility, or violence towards members of a race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation or other designated sector of society. “
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says it best in an article in their “Law Enforcement Bulletin” titled “The Seven-Stage Hate Model.” In the article, first published in 2003, FBI Special Agents John R. Schafer MA, and Joe Navarro MA point out that among hate groups there is a seven stage process that all hate groups go through: (1) The Haters Gather, (2) The Hate Group Defines Itself, (3) The Hate Group Disparages The Target, (4) The Hate Group Taunts The Target, (5) The Hate Group Attacks The Target Without Weapons, (6) The Hate Group Attacks The Target With Weapons, (7) The Hate Group Destroys The Target.
When you leaf through “The Seven-Stage Hate Model” article, and you should, note that the authors used “skinheads” as their hate group example. But, while you are reading, substitute, as you go along, the word “skeptic” for “skinhead.” You’ll get my meaning quickly, especially if you have had any experience with one, or more of the septic “skeptics.”
Meryl Dorey is gearing up for another round of attacks, this time, most likely violent disruption of AVN meetings, by the shoe salesman Daniel Rafaelle’s strike team. But this time, Dorey has advice, and support, from very tough Australian attorneys eager to engage Rafaelle and his “skeptic” ilk.
Dang, I wish Australia were a little closer so I could be in on the kill, so to speak. I love hunting predators. There are few things as satisfying as listening to the trap spring, clamping down on a predator, changing them, instantly, into prey.
Yup…The latest turn of events in the Die in a Fire” and “Just burn” phone calls scenario, accompanied by the rape and mutilation threats is almost funny. It seems that shoe salesman Danielle Rafaelle is claiming he wasn’t home at the time (2:15 AM to 3:30AM) that he was “at a party.” And, he claims to have witnesses ( I wonder who THAT might be?) available to testify to that. Other “skeptics” are claiming that “someone must have snuck into his home and used his phone…”
Does that mean that nothing can be done? Nope. That means that Dorey, and her associates, now have the advantage, and if played correctly, can pick up all of the marbles in this game.
How? Easily. For the laws in every jurisdiction basing its system on English Common Law (England, Australia, Canada, and the US, etc.), are pretty much the same. They favor the stalking victim – BIG TIME. More, they allow a response that would, in normal circumstances, be frowned upon.
In short, if played right, the stalking “victim” can lure the predator into a dark place, so to speak, where angry friends are waiting (quietly) to make the equivalent of a “citizen’s arrest.” And, they are allowed to wait there quietly, armed with the equivalent of a baseball bat, or two, or three, to be used to “subdue, with reasonable force” the stalker, holding them for the local law enforcement. Now ask yourself “What exactly would YOU, as a reasonable person, define “subdue, with reasonable force?” considering, first, that this “stalker” has, already threatened “rape, mutilation, and death by fire?”
Of course, with the threat level what it is, in Australia (rape, mutilation, and death by fire), a prudent person would have one, or more, friends with Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, experience along so that if a weapon appeared in the hands of the stalker… Use your imagination.
Stalking, with threats of rape, mutilation, and death by fire, is something to be taken seriously.
But let’s get to the point…
The “skeptic” organization TRAINS their people in these kinds of tactics. Those “workshops” they hold are, plainly and simply said, “Hatred Training Camps” any way you look at them. To me, what happened in Australia was inevitable, for within the “skeptic” organization hatred expression is encouraged every step of the way. They don’t argue any issue, they, automatically virulently attack opponents every time.
And, the “skeptics” particularly like to attack women. The reasons for that are obvious.
Any normal person who has had an experience, on the internet, dealing with a “skeptic” knows exactly what I mean – an almost visceral response, way beyond acceptable social behavior to START with. From THAT point you can assume they will proceed through the “The Seven-Stage Hate Model” described above.
Once again – the “skeptic” organization TRAINS their people in these kinds of tactics. More, they FUND these kinds of tactics. See below from a skeptic discussion group::
“While AU Skepticamps had been in discussion for a while, Skepticamp Australia was kicked off at The Amazing Meeting Australia 2010, during a panel talk on Skeptical Activism. A question came from moderator Brian Dunning “What would you do for activism if you were handed a budget?”
My answer was that I would organise a skepticamp, to inspire, inform and motivate skeptics in Australia. And I said that if people gave me some money there and then, that’s exactly what I’d do.
Immediately, panelists and audience members offered money, and by the end of the weekend, Skepticamp was firmly implanted as an upcoming event. – Jason Brown”
The Australian Skeptics have scheduled another “Amazing Meeting,” this time in Melbourne from Friday, November 30th, through Sunday, December 2nd, 2012. Their key speaker is a man who has personally attacked the AVN on several occasions – a Dr Ken Harvey, described as “currently holds the position of Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Public Health, La Trobe University.” However, when I looked up, on the La Troba University website, the term “Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Public Health” I found, as I expected, that “Adjunct” means “not really, actually, employed here, in a paid position…” The term “Associate Professor” means “not good enough to actually be invited onto the staff as a Professor.” Reminds me of bobbie baratz‘s resume.
Typical “skeptic” qualifications…
It’s not the first time these people have attempted mayhem…
AutismOne has had its share of skeptic nutbags attempting disruption. Now days there is intensive security at the event – even restricting photography, for good reason. They’ve had nutbags galore, dripping poison, so to speak, staining the carpets as they walk down the hallways. Orcs on the loose – like Ken Reibel, vaccine promoter Jamie Bernstein (see photo to left), Trine Tsouderos, and others. All escorted out by security into the hands of the Chicago Police.
Bernstein would have us believe in some kind of innocence, but there she is, partnering up with James Randi at an “Amazing Meeting.” So we keep in mind who Randi really is, listen, once again, to the audio recording of him soliciting sex from a young boy.
More, Bernstein writes on the skepchick blog, which, as we know, is hosted by skeptic poster boy “Steve,” a guy you just don’t want to miss in his presentation of what the skeptics really are.
The Health Freedom Expo has had a few disrupters. But, after the first “test” of the security there, the disrupters thought better of that, and, frankly, decided there were better things to do, elsewhere. A small group decided to disrupt the tail end of Kevin Trudeau’s lecture in Chicago. What a big surprise they got. Suddenly, four VERY large, muscular men were right there in their face, two of them pushing the disrupters, and the other two making a hole in the crowd to exit them from the room. They pushed them to the door where eight Chicago Police Officers, in uniform, were waiting to haul them away. And, I stood there smiling.
All time favorites…
My all-time favorite “disruptions” were when I was working with humanitarian/author Hulda Regehr Clark PhD.. She had drawn the attention of the earlier, but now pretty much defunct, “quackbuster” group. They tried similar scare tactics.
Their first attempt was to send a mentally disturbed man, egging him on in their discussion group (they didn’t know I was monitoring), to a Clark support network meeting at the home of a City Council woman in Columbia, Indiana. The man had lost his mother to cancer and had convinced himself that, somehow, Clark was responsible for that. His reasoning? His mother had been given one of Hulda Clark’s books on cancer by her best friend. The man took it from his mother, wouldn’t let her read it, and then when she died, he, somehow, with prodding from “quackbusters” in the discussion group I think, became convinced that Clark was the cause of his mother’s death. He had said, in messages, that “I don’t know what I’d do if I ever met Hulda Clark…” We found him, and escorted him to his car, before Clark arrived at the meeting.
Their second attempt at “disruption” of an event, where Clark was the featured speaker, was in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. That’s where I first met Terry Polevoy, Canada’s bargain-basement, with garish colors, version of Stephen Barrett.
Polevoy had been monitored in his internet discussions with others. I just gathered up those conversations in print form, forwarded them to the event owner ahead of time, and, together, we contacted the event location’s Security and the Toronto Police. So, needless to say, we were ready for Polevoy. The one problem we had was that no one knew what he looked like. By the time he was identified we had probably over a hundred people looking for him.
The photo to the left was taken a few minutes after we found him. He is being confronted by author Leonard Horowitz DDS. As you can see, Polevoy is a mental and PHYSICAL runt – which no doubt, accounts for his aggressive (from hiding) behavior. He was escorted off the property.
The Bottom Line…
In short, the “skeptic” hate tactics are easy to counter with simple, and very effective, defensive moves. The defenders need to make conscious decisions on the extent of the counter-moves.
I have found that not everyone likes conflict as much as I do, nor would everyone use anywhere near the counter-tactics I would, or could, choose to employ. But if I, Tim Bolen, were acting as the strategist for Meryl Dorey, and her team….
Well, that’s for another article, now isn’t it? That absolute fool, shoe salesman Daniel Rafaelle wrote this below:
What a gift. Haters are not the brightest of people.
Tim Bolen – Consumer Advocate