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Ideas for Combating Hate Speech and Violence

By |2018-10-29T14:45:01+00:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The massacre of 11 innocent Jews in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania last Sabbath by a hateful, disturbed man is a wake-up call for everyone who loves freedom. I attended my own synagogue that morning and experienced a wonderful Bar Mitzvah where the dvar, taught by the thirteen-year-old, was about intelligent disobedience and [...]

Freedom of Mind: Index of Blogs

By |2018-07-19T14:51:12+00:00July 19th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

June 19, 2018 I try to blog every week with updates about my work, research, current events, high control groups, coercive control, media and other topics.  I have written pieces on U.S. politics, world news, child abuse, human trafficking, terrorism, undue influence, multi-level marketing, and healing and recovery.  Whether you are new to Freedom of Mind [...]

Freedom of Mind Resource Center: Mid-Year Update 2018

By |2018-07-12T12:38:24+00:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: News and Updates, Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Steven Hassan speaking at 2018 ICSA conference July 12, 2018, 2018 ICSA Annual Conference Last week, I was in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and gave a talk on the Freedom of Mind Approach to helping people raised in cults and dysfunctional families at the 2018 annual ICSA conference. The theme of the conference was "The global [...]

The Moonies and TM Attempt to Reinvent Themselves

By |2018-03-02T18:28:48+00:00February 8th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

*blog updated March 2, 2018* Both Have Missions to Recruit True Believers to Take Over the World Having exited the Moonies in 1976, following an intervention performed at the request of my family, I have been so grateful to regain my life.  I refer to the group as "the Moonies," because when I was a member, the [...]

Former leader of white supremacy group and docuseries exposing hate needs to be aired!

By |2017-08-17T20:13:34+00:00August 14th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Meet my friend, Arno Michaelis.   He founded a hate band and was responsible for recruiting people into the cult of white supremacists. Like me, he has left that, and dedicated himself to educating people and helping people exit terrorist hate groups. Check out this Youtube video: Arno Michaelis · My Life After Hate: From There to Here [...]

Kim Jong Un and North Korea: Can we learn from Jim Jones and David Koresh?

By |2017-08-09T17:32:16+00:00July 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The cult leader of North Korea seems to be threatening Donald Trump and the United States. This week, Trump spoke to an audience in Poland stating he was considering, "some pretty severe things," when it comes to the threat of North Korea. This is something that concerns me deeply. As I have written before, I believe [...]

North Korea: Hopefully Not a Potential Global Waco?

By |2017-04-20T17:54:21+00:00April 20th, 2017|Categories: News and Updates, Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When it comes to North Korea, the Trump administration has been quick to rattle sabers regarding the threat of nuclear missile testing although it turned out the Naval Armada was traveling in another direction for maneuvers in the Indian Ocean. Fortunately, the last big North Korean missile launch was another flop–some news sources cite possible secret [...]

Confusion Techniques Can Control Minds

By |2017-04-06T23:08:17+00:00April 6th, 2017|Categories: News and Updates, Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

    Ever since Trump became a serious contender for the White House, and especially in recent days since he was sworn into office, confusion reigns. How can he say these things? How can he lie like that? Isn’t he completely contradicting what he promised during his campaign? Then when confronted, Trump lambasts the critical press [...]

Coping with Post-Election Stress

By |2017-03-21T10:46:05+00:00November 17th, 2016|Categories: Resources and Support, Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  It has been a little over a week since Donald Trump lost the popular vote but won the electoral college delegates needed for the 2016 Presidential election.  Civil rights groups have reported hundreds of hate crimes against women, racial minorities, and Muslims.  Trump supporters have also reported harassment and violence against them.  (I highly recommend [...]

A Call to Activism

By |2017-03-21T10:48:19+00:00November 11th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , |

From Combating Cult Mind Control (2015) I am still recovering from shock and dismay over the results of the 2016 American presidential election.  I still stand by my appraisal of Donald Trump as a person who holds the stereotypical characteristics of a cult leader. Now that he is America’s President-elect, we have an even greater opportunity [...]