Well, it seems that *nothing* seems to get through to the whiny preadolescents who seem intent on destroying this forum, one way or another. So I figure it's good (just in case) to write a short thank-you note to Rick to let him know that some of us really appreciate what he tried to do here.
He *tried*, as far as I can tell, to create a forum for adults amid the wreckage of a spiritual movement that insisted on treating its members like children, and then acted surprised when those children acted up. He *tried* to create a forum in which those adults could discuss anything they wanted, free from censorship by the TM move- ment Nazis or each other, and where people could discuss ideas *as* ideas, without being threatened by the new ones. He *tried* many things. In my opinion that attempt deserves praise, as do several of the regular posters here who seem to have "gotten" what was being attempted. My personal thanks to Rick (as poster), to Jim, to Pete, to Alex, to Tom T., to Shemp, to lurk, to Rory, and to many others for lightening my life and helping me to see new sides of its puzzle. I will miss you all if these pissants succeed in silencing your voices on this forum. To the pissants themselves, all I can say is, I think that YOU, more than anything else I've ever seen, represent the full horror of what the TM movement has done to the people who placed their faith in it. You came to it damaged, and it turned you into malignant monsters who actually think that it's OK to spend your time trying to destroy anyone and anything that points out that you're monsters. You came to the TM movement full of self-loathing, and it taught you how to refocus that loathing outward, and despise almost everyone you encountered as "lower" and "less evolved" than yoursleves. It taught you to lead a life full of ego games in which the objective is to put down as many people as humanly possible, so that the near-subhuman ego in you can strut on top of the intellectual carcasses and convince itself that it's reached new heights of glory. You came to it angry and confused and it made you angrier and more confused and not content to keep those things at home; it taught you to have a compulsion to try to "share" these malignant, poisonous mindstates with as many people as possible. You people fuckin' disgust me. You make a mockery of the entire millennia-long spiritual quest. Your everpresent hatred and lack of compassion spreads like a poison, and makes me at times want to echo Bob Dylan's words in Masters Of War: "And I hope that you die / And your death'll come soon..." But that's not true. I *don't* hope you'll die. I hope you all live a long, long, long time in this incarnation, trapped in the toxic state of attention you have created for yourself and around yourself. Because the longer you live like this, and act like this, and the longer you treat your fellow seekers the way that you do, the lower that the Hellworld you'll wind up in your next incarnation will be, and the further away you'll be from us. ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~--> Drugs Don't Discriminate. Get help for yourself or someone you know. http://us.click.yahoo.com/0I.OUB/ZbOLAA/d1hLAA/0NYolB/TM --------------------------------------------------------------------~-> To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/