Stop Attacks on Survivors of Trauma by The Satanic Temple's Grey Faction
Stop Attacks on Survivors of Trauma by The Satanic Temple's Grey Faction
Stop Misinformation and Attacks on Survivors of Trauma and Their Helpers by The Satanic Temple's Grey Faction
For over a decade Lucien Greaves (also known as Doug Mesner - both names are aliases) has harassed groups helping child abuse, rape and trauma survivors. He has also harassed groups providing research in support of child abuse, rape and trauma survivors.
In 2013, he and others created a group called the Satanic Temple. One part of this group is called the Grey Faction. The Grey Faction states they “invade” conferences. These conferences are provided to help and educate child abuse, rape and trauma survivors and their helpers.
The Grey Faction representatives that invade these conferences misrepresent their reasons for attending these conferences. They film people at these conferences without permission and publish these films without the permission of those filmed. The Grey Faction misrepresents the research and statements of the people at these conferences. They use ad hominem attacks against child abuse and trauma researchers without rebutting their research or stories.
Their organization uses propaganda techniques in its articles, movies and social media pages to manipulate readers’ opinions. They continue to repeat inaccurate information, even though it has been clearly rebutted in several of the articles listed below.
Grey Faction, Satanic Temple and Lucien Greaves Fact Sheet
Misinformation and Pseudoscience
The Satanic Temple’s Grey Faction criticizes the strong research and theories of ritual abuse survivors and those with years of research, experience and education in the trauma field. (The members of the Grey Faction have unknown credentials and may not have the experience to accurately determine trauma theory and research.)
The Grey Faction claims they are combating pseudoscience with rational inquiry, but this rational inquiry is actually predetermined opinion, bolstered by name calling, ad hominem attacks and insults. There is no real rational inquiry because there is no evidence that all of the facts were looked at neutrally to derive a conclusion. It appears the only facts considered were the ones that back their arguments. In its articles, the Grey Faction hides behind the name of science and rationality, when in reality it appears it is an advocacy organization used to discredit ritual abuse survivors realities’ and their resources.
Misinformation Campaigns Against Survivors
Child and ritual abuse survivors and their advocates have been attacked by misinformation campaigns the last several years including those of The Satanic Temple's Grey Faction. These campaigns use various harassment and propaganda techniques to distort the research and silence the efforts of those who are working to help trauma survivors and rape victims. These techniques have distorted information and used unethical tactics to manipulate public opinion. Propaganda and suggestion techniques used are discussed and analyzed.
The Satanic Temple's Grey Faction calls proven and well researched scientific theories pseudoscience, while promoting pseudoscientific theories.
Calling science pseudoscience:
1) Denial that memories can be repressed.
“The notion that traumatic events can be repressed and later recovered is the most pernicious bit of folklore ever to infect psychology and psychiatry." (Grey Faction website)
Recovered memories have been defined as the phenomenon of partially or fully losing parts of memories of traumatic events, and then later recovering part or all of the memories into conscious awareness. They have also been defined as the recollections of memories that are believed to have been unavailable for a certain period of time. There is very strong scientific evidence that recovered memories exist. This has been shown in many scientific studies. The content of recovered memories have fairly high corroboration rates.
2) Denial that DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) is caused by trauma.
In regard to DID: "I’m not convinced that it was real in the sense that it was a naturally occurring phenomenon, as opposed to something that had occurred through the power of suggestion." (Grey Faction website)
The causes of dissociative identity disorder are theoretically linked with the interaction of overwhelming stress, traumatic antecedents, insufficient childhood nurturing, and an innate ability to dissociate memories or experiences from consciousness. Prolonged child abuse is frequently a factor, with a very high percentage of patients reporting documented abuse often confirmed by objective evidence. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders states that patients with DID often report having a history of severe physical and sexual abuse. The reports of patients suffering from DID are "often confirmed by objective evidence," and the DSM notes that the abusers in those situations may be inclined to "deny or distort” these acts. Research has consistently shown that DID is characterized by reports of extensive childhood trauma, usually child abuse. Dissociation is recognized as a symptomatic presentation in response to psychological trauma, extreme emotional stress, and in association with emotional dysregulation and borderline personality disorder. A study of 12 murderers established the connection between early severe abuse and DID. A recent psychobiological study shows that dissociative identity disorder (DID) sufferers' "origins of their ailment stem more likely from trauma" than sociogenic or iatrogenic origins
Cultural Gaslighting; or, “Falsified History Syndrome”
“….Collective or cultural gaslighting, pushing society at large to question the sanity of its members who perceive politics counter-hegemonically and question the falsified historiographies of the ruling class. A linchpin of this societal gaslighting is formed by mechanisms which trigger the attribution of the “conspiracist ideation” label to certain discourses and by efforts to cause certain discourses to become dominated by or associated with faulty conspiracist ideational reasoning.”
“….the allegation that someone is a “conspiracy theorist” is almost always a figurative way to charge them with faulty reasoning or, at the very least, to imply skepticism of their claims.”
“we have seen that (Lucien Greaves) often ridicules his opponents as believers in conspiracy theories related to “MK Ultra,” comparing them to believers in “UFO’s” and “Past Life Regression”
Doug Mesner (Lucien Greaves, Satanic Temple) Alleged Anti-Semitic Statements
(audio excerpt) "“Like, I think it’s okay to hate Jews if you hate them because they’re Jewish and they wear a stupid fuckin’ frisbie on their head..."
Possible Hate Groups – How Do They Effect Survivors and Their Resources
Discusses groups that attack survivors and their helpers due to their diagnosis of dissociation and dissociative identity disorder and work recovering from trauma.
A hate group is a social group that advocates and practices hatred or hostility towards members of a race, ethnicity, nation, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other designated sector of society.
As per the definition above, survivors of severe abuse and their helpers are often targeted for verbal attacks, harassment and abuse as “(an)other designated sector of society.” A hate group’s primary purpose is to promote animosity, hostility, and malice against person’s belonging to a disability (dissociative disorders, dissociative identity disorder and trauma survivors and their helpers) which differs from that of the members of the organization.
Though trauma therapists continue to help survivors of abuse, this destructive disinformation campaign which includes misrepresenting legal and treatment cases as well as the scientific literature at times may have made it difficult to help those in need of help, including survivors of severe abuse.
Those presenting this misinformation to the best of our knowledge have no experience in the field, cherry picking data from minority opinions in the field of psychology who apparently have ignored the data and come to unproven pseudoscientific conclusions.
They believe that certain types of dissociative conditions are created in professionals’ office, even though the research clearly shows otherwise, at times that those abused in cults and abusive religious groups have not been abused, even though personal, legal and research accounts have shown otherwise and that repressed memory is a “controversial theory” going against theories of cognitive science, when repeated studies and legal case studies show otherwise.
The groups attacking child abuse survivors and their supporters may use a variety of tactics, regardless of ethics, to attempt to discredit those that disagree with their side. This includes possible hate speech, hostility and harassment, intended to demean and brutalize another, or the use of cruel and derogatory language.
Doug Mesner’s connection to the book “Might is Right”
First published in 1890, it heavily advocates egoist anarchism, amorality, consequentialism and psychological hedonism. In Might Is Right, Redbeard rejects conventional ideas of human and natural rights and argues that only strength or physical might can establish moral right.
There are also controversial parts of the book that deal with race and male–female relations, claiming that the woman and the family as a whole are the property of the man and proclaiming the innate superiority of the Anglo-Saxon race. The book also contains many strong anti-Semitic statements.
The author and Doug at a book signing for Might Is Right, 2004…. Lucien Greaves of the Satanic Temple first showed up at my door over a decade ago. He wanted a copy of a book I had republished called Might Is Right....I reprinted a limited edition version of Might Is Right and asked Doug to illustrate the chapter headings for it. His work on the book was truly excellent.
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Research showing the veracity of child abuse, ritual abuse, trauma and dissociation:
(Note: These are only a few of the hundreds of webpages at the ritualabuse.us and other websites verifying our claims and rebutting the information by the Grey Faction and Lucien Greaves.)
Data rebutting skeptical viewpoints.
Scientific Evidence that Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder or MPD) is caused by Childhood Trauma
False memory syndrome proponents tactics
“False memory syndrome proponents have done the following to try and ensure that only their point of view is in the public view. Harassing debate opponents, misrepresenting the data in the field and controlling the media.”
(Note: This article shows the history of the harassment of child abuse survivors' helpers.)
Recovered Memories and Dissociative Amnesia – Scientific Evidence and Accuracy Rates
Recovered memories have been defined as the phenomenon of partially or fully losing parts of memories of traumatic events, and then later recovering part or all of the memories into conscious awareness. There is very strong scientific evidence that recovered memories exist.This has been shown in many scientific studies. The content of recovered memories have fairly high corroboration rates.
A body of empirical evidence indicates that it is common for abused children to reach adulthood without conscious awareness of the trauma.
There is scientific evidence in support of the phenomena of dissociation and recovered memory in Holocaust survivors. https://ritualabuse.us/research/recovered-memories-and-dissociative-amnesia-scientific-evidence-and-accuracy-rates/
Recovered memory corroboration rates
There are many studies that show fairly high corroboration rates for recovered memories.
Hell Minus One
Signed verified confessions of satanic ritual abuse – Anne’s parents confessed their atrocities – both in writing and verbally.
False allegations of child sexual abuse by children are rare
allegations made by child victims match closely with confessions of pedophiles, The evidence indicates that very few (children) lied originally. children tend to minimize and deny abuse, not exaggerate or over-report such incidents
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