They're all the same, really, these groups -
- they prey on the most lonely, vulnerable people they can find
- cage you with your own mind through guilt and fear
- cut you off from everyone you knew before
- and when they're done doing that, they don't need armed guards to keep you.
You're afraid that if you leave, your parents will die, you will die, your life will be ruined.
Flim-flam men, pimps, sharpsters - that's what they are. Liars. Tricksters.
It's been the same ever since Eve got the apple, and I doubt it will ever change.
Margaret Thaler Singer
San Francisco Chronicle
May 26, 2002