Presented in reverse chronology, this history stretches from the present back to the Fellowship's 1970 founding, and beyond.
(See "Blog Archive" in the sidebar below.) It draws from many sources, including The Fellowship of Friends - Living Presence Discussion, the Internet Archive, the former Fellowship of Friends wiki project, cult education and awareness sites, news archives, and from the editor's own 13-year experience in the Fellowship.

The portrait that emerges stands in stark contrast to sanitized versions presented on the Fellowship's array of
alluring websites, and on derivative sites created by Burton's now-estranged
disciple, Asaf Braverman.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Robert Burton's Enablers

"Renald" wrote on the Fellowship of Friends Discussion blog, May 29, 2011:
Re. “ 170. qwertyuiop – May 29, 2011
I do believe, by the way, that the FBI and other agencies are watching very closely, and have been watching for a long time. I disagree with some of the comments that the FBI won’t take the cult seriously unless enough former members raise their voices. Let’s see — a doomsday cult with hundreds of members, many of whom are from outside the country, and entering under dubious circumstances. They’re taking it seriously. What would need to occur for them to take action? Who knows, but it’s not outside the realm of possibility with this cult.“
The story we used to get when I was in was there were indeed investigators watching the fof closely but that they mostly ended up joining. Nobody that I know or heard of ever went around confessing that they had been investigative agents so it was most likely dreamed up by the powers that be.

Another pipe dream that I remember and which was brought up early in the life of the blog is that the enablers who have stuck around are waiting for the assets of the fof to be divided up amongst them them after the death of Burton or whenever the fof collapses of its own weight, whichever comes first. Keep sucking on that pipe or whatever else you choose but it aint gonna happen.

One question. Can it be illegal to make public the names of these enablers? This would include the whole gamut all the way down to existing center directors all over the globe. Would that not make them think twice about going along for the ride? 

"2011" wrote on the blog Fellowship of Friends Discussion blog, May 31, 2011:
Re: Post #2 [Above]. The names:
Alisanne Frew
Steven Dambeck
Michael Goodwin
Nick Spaulding
Karen Johnston
Abe Goldman
Ethan Harris
Carton Noble
Wayne Mott
Brigit Moran
The list goes on and on……
Asaf Braverman
Sarah McGovern
Elizabeth Kent
"J. D." wrote on the Fellowship of Friends Discussion blog, May 31, 2011:
Among the many others don’t forget Judith Grace [Bassat], who, during her royal days as first lady in Italy, received direct orders from ‘above’ to buy fake passports for a couple of Russian pages from the able Neapolitan counterfeiters. This type of illegal activity soon proved to be decisive for the ban sanctioned on Mr. Burton by the French government when later on another couple of pageboys tried to sneak in Europe by train. I believe that Mr. Burton is still not welcome in Europe.

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