In 2012, a concerned husband of a Universal Medicine follower began a discussion thread on the Rick Ross Cult Education site. He and other concerned parties began posting questions and comments UM does not allow on its blogs and refuses to discuss publicly. Since then, UM’s propaganda team have portrayed the multi-million dollar business, its religious subscribers and its lawyers as victims of cyber-bullying. On July 24, tax exempt charity, the College of Universal Medicine will hold the ‘Addressing cyber-bullying’ community forum in Lismore. The pretence at charitable activity will showcase UM’s exemplary methods of handling their poor public image – via intimidation and defamation of complainants and critics.
Universal Medicine’s first response to online criticism was to hassle Google to have blogs removed from the internet without a court order. When that wasn’t successful, they tried false copyright and trademark infringement claims. When that didn’t work, they sought to intimidate me via AHPRA, claiming I’m not fit to practice my profession, and the ACCC, for lord only knows what, and when those failed, the Esoteric lovers of humanity set up a defamatory website labelling Lance and I cyber-bullies and psychopaths, among other things.
The cyber-bullying claim wasn’t new. In December 2012, Sarah Davis, proprietor of UM’s public relations front, Real Media Real Change, organized a cyber-bullying conference at Southern Cross University. However, eight out of ten of the ‘world class speakers’ withdrew when informed the event was backed by a cult that was trying to silence critics and victims.
Following the conference flop, Sarah Davis pitched in with the ACCC complaints flop, and then shifted to the bent and defamatory UM Facts site which lists her as author.
She is now the contact person for the College of UM’s ‘Addressing Cyber-Bullying‘ charitable debacle, and after all that embarrassment she hasn’t learned that UM might serve the public better by honestly addressing criticism.
Transparency is an ‘astral cult‘ thing
UM makes itself a target for criticism by ignoring questions and persisting with deceptive marketing. For example, the cult’s publicity never mentions the occult philosophy upon which UM’s commercial health service and religion is founded. There’s no mention of the supernatural Four Lords of Form or entity possession, or that gynaecological disease is caused by male energy.
Similarly, the cyber-bullying forum advertises entry is ‘free’, and that the tax exempt College will offer a four week course in ‘Addressing Cyberbullying’. They don’t disclose the fee. The flyer states the forum will be facilitated by a panel of youth workers, mental health, education and legal professionals, but doesn’t mention who they are, or that all of them are adherents to Serge Benhayon’s religion, and financially benefiting from their association with UM Pty Ltd.
No prize for guessing the four week paid course will be facilitated by cyber-bullying expert, Sarah Davis.
Bullying and abuse according to Universal Medicine
Anyone who is trying to maintain a relationship with a UM follower knows that expressing misgivings about UM and its pathological lifestyle is portrayed as abuse. Asking a UMer to negotiate or co-operate in a reasonable discussion is portrayed as ‘manipulation’ or bullying.
Similarly, the UM enterprise characterizes negative press as media bias and bad journalism. They accuse journalists and publications of publishing ‘lies’ but never specify what they are.
Online questions or criticisms are cyber-bullying. Satire is hate, or psychosis. Sending the Mystic Dentist and a couple of doctors an email asking them to stop promoting a sexual predator is cyber-stalking. Cyber-stalking is also what they call viewing material they’ve posted publicly online. Attempting to comment or suggest corrections on UM sites is trolling, as is posting comments on the Rick Ross or Skeptics forums.
Mystic dentist, Rachel Hall, exemplifies the cult’s attitudes to us questioning pseudoscience, intransparency, harmful practices and Benhayon’s penchant for young female houseguests, or notifying employers and reporting to regulators an array of misconduct, such as inappropriate touching of sexual abuse survivors, health professionals referring Medicare patients for sham Esoteric healing or writing it up to the public purse, and the rest of UM’s predatory behaviour, rorting of public money, and abuse of tax exempt charitable status.
What Dr Hall doesn’t mention is that a lot of readers have made up their minds, but the site won’t post their comments or answer their questions either.
She didn’t mention the regulatory investigations underway and that some matters have been referred to police.
I was tempted to post a correction, listing our questions and concerns again, and asking about her anti-fluoridation ‘science’ to make a nice screenshot, but Dr Hall would try to have me charged with stalking.
Addressing Cyber-bullying Universal Medicine style
The community forum professes to address the impacts of cyber-bullying and what steps can be taken to address it.
Following the Forum a 4 week course will be offered exploring a practical model to respond to cyber-bullying. College of Universal Medicine site
I’m not sure it will take four weeks to learn how to set up a blog defaming so called cyber-bullies.
Or to show cult members how to doctor critical comments to make them appear threatening…
And I’m not sure the writers of the UM fruity ‘facts’ site are good role models for conflict resolution. Particularly, when two of them, Desiree Delaloye and Charles Wilson, are directors of the College of UM charity, currently under investigation for breaches of its charitable fundraising authority.
An example of public benefit from the Esoteric ‘facts’ site:
But it seems a number of cult members have already followed Charles Wilson and Desiree Delaloye’s lead – ‘addressing’ cyber-bullying with online hysterics, threats and false and defamatory accusations they can’t and won’t substantiate.
Through connecting with each other, we form a new way of addressing cyber-bullying and the deeper issues within society that it raises.
Who is it for?
Local Students, Parents, Business and Council representatives and general community members are all welcome. College of Universal Medicine Website
If this is the ‘love’ and ‘truth’ the Universal Medicine cult uses to ‘address’ cyber-bullying, what hope do they have of addressing their steadily deteriorating public image?