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Martha Coakley and Satanic Ritual Abuse

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.
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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!!!!

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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

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