A Pagan's Blog

A Pagan's Blog


Martha Coakley and Satanic Ritual Abuse

posted by Gus diZerega

The case of Martha Coakley gets stranger and stranger.  I am grateful to Chas Clifton for bringing this to my attention.  I did some Googling about, and in the process found a post discussing the issue over at Wild Hunt.  Here is what appears to be a good discussion of Coakley and the ritual abuse issue, along with her disgusting role in it.  An exhaustive compilation of sources can be found here.

The recovered memory issue, which sits at the core of this “ritual abuse” allegation, is a very tricky one.  Its potential for abuse is huge, but there might be a little something to it.  Once I had an experience with a psychologist  that could be termed the recovery of a long denied memory.  I was about 50 and the event, if it happened, must have been in the first few years of my life.  
What is intriguing to me is not only my surprising response to a question the psychologist asked in a moment of extreme stress (a single word about a single person) but also that nothing else ever emerged.  Not even enough to tell who the person was out of a possible two, nor what happened.  Yet the so-called recovered memories used in trials are remarkably detailed. That fits the argument that the “recalled memories” were manipulated.
Perhaps most revealing with respect to Coakley was the conditions she imposed on people she allowed to be released after years of confinement.  They could not talk to the press nor could their lawyer be used to help another family member.  These conditions have nothing to do with guilt or innocence and a great deal to do with covering up abuses of power.  What was Coakley hiding?  We have seen a lot of such abuses and we do not need another Democrat inclined to do the same.  There already are more than enough Democrats and Republicans of that ilk.


Advertisement
Comments read comments(6)
post a comment
Puck Shadowdrake

posted January 16, 2010 at 3:56 pm


This whole thing reminds me of the “Satanic Panic” in Bakersfield, CA, back in the 80’s, not to mention the MacMartin Pre-School trial down in LA, which one of my cousin’s kids had to go through!
GODS! the whole thing makes me NAUSEOUS!!!!



report abuse
 

Singing Sparrow

posted January 16, 2010 at 8:15 pm


I am sorry for the people of Massachusetts for this terrible choice. Wonder why this woman was chosen? No strong sane Democrats in Massachusetts?
I do not live in the state but have been struck by the woman’s coldness that comes across on the TV.
Again I do feel sorry for those in Massachusetts.



report abuse
 

Labrys

posted January 17, 2010 at 2:09 pm


There does seem to have been a binge of this. My homestate, Washington, was not immune. Wenatchee Washington was ignited in a firestorm based on the word of a young girl. It was possibly the most Salem-like atmosphere of all. A good overview is at the Religious Tolerance site: http://www.religioustolerance.org/wenatche.htm



report abuse
 

Jim

posted January 18, 2010 at 9:12 am


If it were my home state I suspect I wouldn’t vote. People deride non-voters, but in this case both candidates are so deplorable I think that not voting is a legitimate option. The other possible option is a write-in. But if a large number of people refrain from voting whoever wins can’t really claim a mandate.
Best,
Jim



report abuse
 

Esther

posted February 12, 2010 at 7:12 pm


I am an SRA Survivor. I am 50 yrs. old and had God reveal some horrific, truly unspeakable memories to my (non memory) childhood, about 6 years ago. It has been the most difficult thing I have had to face, walk through and let Him heal, in my life, but coming out the backside of it all already is the greatest freeing peaceful feeling I have also ever had in my entire life. I hope to write a book someday but I do know this, I am determined to not let the pain and the past go to waste so my short term goal is to just walk alongside others, loving them, validating them and helping them bear the burden of their memories or that which haunts them. Ultimately, I want to be a counselor for SRA survivors or those who think they “might” be but are not sure. It’s the most difficult thing to deal with because of all the programming and internal threats they layered inside as a baby and child. But God is bigger. And because of that, so am I. Look for me in the months and years to come. I am Esther and I am going to lay my life down for these people in one way or another. Starting with my own children and family. Thank you and God Bless.



report abuse
 

The other side of the argument

posted May 5, 2010 at 9:15 pm


Amirault was found guilty in this case and his conviction was upheld by several attorney generals and governors until this day. His victims recently came forward as adults and stated again he was guilty.
Victims’ statements
http://web.archive.org/web/20010807011330/http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20010802/us/preschool_abuse_3.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20020224045327/http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/054/metro/Witness_praises_Amirault_decision+.shtml
http://abusearticles.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/common-vs-amirault-424-mass-618-page-624.jpg



report abuse
 

Post a Comment

By submitting these comments, I agree to the beliefnet.com terms of service, rules of conduct and privacy policy (the "agreements"). I understand and agree that any content I post is licensed to beliefnet.com and may be used by beliefnet.com in accordance with the agreements.



Previous Posts

More Blogs To Enjoy!!!
Thank you for visiting A Pagans Blog. This blog is no longer being updated. Please enjoy the archives. Here is another blog you may also enjoy: The Latest on Pagan and Earth-Based Religions Happy Reading!!!

posted 9:39:40am Jul. 06, 2012 | read full post »

Earth Day and the Sacredness of the Earth
I think Earth Day is a particularly important moment for contemplation and commitment by us Pagans.  Often American Christian critics accuse us of “pantheism,” and in a important respect they are right.  We do find the sacred, most of us, in the earth without reference to any transcendental sp

posted 11:57:03am Apr. 20, 2012 | read full post »

Instructive examples on why interfaith work is a good idea
I deeply believe the problems in our country are more of the heart than of the head. Here are some youtubes courtesy of John Morehead of the Evangelical Chapter of the Foundation for Religious Diplomacy on Facebook. They speak more eloquently than anything I can write that interfaith work is a good

posted 1:08:25pm Apr. 12, 2012 | read full post »

The controversy over Pink Slime - and what it means.
The controversy over pink slime is helping educate Americans to the fact that corporations are as beneficial to agriculture as they are to politics. Tom Laskawy put it pithily: “What pink slime represents is an open admission by the food industry that it is hard-pressed to produce meat that won’

posted 4:03:07pm Apr. 11, 2012 | read full post »

How the "war on religion' backfired into a war on women
Here  is a really good article by Tina DuPuy on how the Republicans got themselves into such a mess with America's more intelligent women.  Left undiscussed is how the extreme pathological masculinity of both their deity and their leaders made that slip so very easy.

posted 12:12:35pm Apr. 11, 2012 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.