by Anna Karam – mother, wife and small business owner, Goonellabah, Australia
Last night (12/10/12) I witnessed a disturbing act by a well-known television station media crew whilst attending an event by Universal Medicine (at Lennox Head Community Centre). The crew was interspersed throughout the crowd with hidden hand-held cameras whilst their leader/co-coordinator David Millikan, a claimed Uniting Church Minister and so called expert on cult groups, was introduced on stage by Serge Benhayon. David had told Serge that he was interested in the philosophy as presented by Universal Medicine for a book he was supposedly writing. His intent, he claimed, was to have the opportunity to speak to those attending to help him understand more what the philosophy is truly about. He said he had some simple questions to ask, and so he was graciously given the opportunity to do so. What occurred following this was nothing short of horrific.
Never in my life have I seen such blatant disregard and disrespect from a group of people towards another. I felt attacked, belittled and abused and I am both shocked and disappointed by this. At one point there were even men hiding on the roof waiting for us to leave the site, and I amongst others, had to be escorted to my car for safety. For me this whole situation is so ironic, for the presentation which we were attending was titled Esoteric Medicine which, in my understanding, is about exploring the underlying root ill cause of illness and disease within humanity, and whose common working is towards the care and wellness of human beings. How ironic that a group of men and women would seek out something so good-willed and honest and attempt to taint it with false accusations and lies which they then feel they have the right to air on national TV in front of thousands of the Australian public – destroying the lives and credibility of decent honest people.
At what cost to people’s lives does the media get away with such behaviour?
And why is it that no one seems to have the power to say no to what can only be described as outright harassment and bullying?
The media has got away with this for far too long!
A little humanity is called for here – I say it is time that a new legislation and regulation be placed on media activity, publication and print.