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Cults-3 SUBUD
Cults-1 - Introduction     Cults-2 Soka Gakkai      Cults-3 Subud (here)     Cults-4 Hare Krishna     Cults-5a Other Religious Cults - Mormons, Adventists, Jehovah, Dominionism, Quiverfull, etc    Cults-5b   Other Religious Cults, cont - Catholics - Catholic Sexual Abuse, Offshoots  Other Cults-6:  Scientology, Monarch/MKULTRA ARTICLES AND WEBSITES THE AMERICAN REPORT dot org  2015/08/19   Clues Unlock Obama I.D. MYSTERY: FBI Soviet spy files, SUBUD cult, and a dead body http //theamericanreport org/2015/08/19/clues-unlock-obama-id/ Names, etc: Loretta Deliana Fuddy, Maurice Strong, George Soros, Julius/Ethel Rosenberg, William Remington Excerpt:  What do a Cessna in the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, an Islamic cult, a Chicago family, and a Soviet spy ring all have in common with a sitting U.S. President?  The following are the actual events portrayed in the story you just read, complete with real names and excerpts from the original Silvermaster FBI files. Approximately 26,000 pages of FBI files related to the Silvermaster Soviet spy ring and the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg espionage case were declassified under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Excerpts from the William Remington FBI file are presented here as well…. After the plane incident it surfaced that Hawaii Department of Health Director Loretta ‘Deliana’ Fuddy, the first non-physician health director in Hawaii’s history, had been the SUBUD USA national chairperson from 2006-2008…. SUBUD spread from Indonesia to Hawaii and Chicago. The group also established an office in Seattle. SUBUD USA moved its headquarters to a Washington D.C. suburb in 2012. SUBUD received a land grant at the Crestone/Baca Community in Colorado from the Manitou Foundation. The M[a]nitou Foundation was founded by shadowy former UN official and Agenda 21 architect Maurice Strong. Strong resides in China. George Soros, through his Open Society Foundation, funded Yayasan Usaha Mulia, a SUBUD humanitarian effort in Indonesia. Soros funded the SUBUD project in 2005…. http //theamericanreport org/2015/08/19/clues-unlock-obama-id/ Subud Vision dot org: Epilogue by Sahlan Diver https //www subudvision org/zz/Epilogue htm Excerpt: It was while watching this play, that I had my time shock. I suddenly realised that the performance I was watching had been filmed thirty-three years ago in 1981— a lifetime away, literally so of course, but also in terms of attitudes and expectations. I started to think back to what Subud was like in the late ’70s and early ’80s. It occurred to me that everything that is wrong with Subud now was already wrong then, also that we saw what was wrong, but we variously explained the wrongness away for all the wrong reasons. I don’t think anyone can be blamed for erroneous conclusions at the time. Subud was new and wonderful and all problems could be seen as a working-out, part of an unstoppable, collective development with only one direction — onward s and upwards. And even when you went from group to group and saw the same problems going around and coming around, it all seemed so parochial set against Subud’s big successes in the wider world: the establishment of an international bank, a multi-storey landmark office block in Jakarta, the inspiring hi-tech dome being built onto the upcoming Anugraha Conference Centre, the ambitious and imaginative plans that were being touted for redeveloping a harbour area in Sydney, Australia. These ventures were the counter-balance to the aggressive negativity frequently expressed by many members and helpers towards Bapak’s big idea, i.e. enterprise development with 25% of surplus profits going to charitable causes. Excerpt: The Whole Picture Becomes Clear Before I wrote my play, I’d always thought, like many other Subud members, ‘Of course Subud’s not a cult! Where’s our sinister leader, our walled compound where we live cut off from the world, our suicide pacts?’ But these are extreme examples. What I learnt was that cults don’t come about just through having a leader. Cults are nothing without willing followers. You don’t even need a sinister leader; a benign leader can be worshipped by his followers with such fervour after his death that a new cult arises.How can a situation arise where a benign figure who has no intention of fathering a cult, nevertheless ends up doing so? Quoting the words of a fellow editor: [D]espite all [Subud’s] weirdness,  there were no synaptic links in my mind that could enable me to join all the dots. Like Sahlan, I just assumed it was all purification and would eventually work itself out. I had somehow self-brainwashed and chosen to be a believer. The term ‘self-brainwash’ is the clue. A Subud friend asked me recently how it was possible that intelligent Subud members could put aside their normal critical faculties when it came to Subud matters, and naïvely, almost childishly, believe absolutely in everything Bapak told them. I said I could answer his question, having been guilty of this myself. My theory is that it comes about through a progression of circumstances. First, you experience the latihan. That is extraordinary enough. For many also, difficult life circumstances have probably been the driving force that led them to ‘look for answers’ and eventually find Subud. Your first experience of Subud, as one of my fellow editors puts it, is as a ‘new family’. Everything seems positive and amazing. Then you start to be convinced that the latihan truly is a gift from the Almighty, to help mankind out of its current desperate state. If the latihan is from God, then surely he must have chosen a very special person (i.e. Bapak) to be the first to receive and spread this precious gift. Now (and here’s the emotionally appealing but nevertheless illogical step), if Bapak has been specially chosen, then he must also be in special communication with God, able to receive absolute and incontrovertible truths not only about spiritual matters, but also about worldly, organisational matters also. Therefore we must be obedient to everything he says.   Once you have ‘seen the light’ in this way, then you become a kind of religious believer anxious to explain the error of their ways to anyone who is experiencing doubt. A kind of self-reinforcing culture arises amongst like-minded converts, which discourages questioning and which rewards ‘positive’ attitudes that fit in.   So, what do cults have in common, whether deliberate or accidental? One thing they particularly have in common is their own unique way of looking at the world, which trumps normal experience. Every decision, every feeling, is measured against this new way of looking at things. Anything that doesn’t fit is discarded as invalid. Just as contradictory experiences must be discarded, so must contradictory people. Criticism of the cult must be marginalised, typically through insinuation that the criticisers are people with character flaws or evil intentions, poor unfortunates for whom the cult has been of no benefit. I was lucky enough to persuade a well-known expert on cults to read my play. This person, who had no knowledge of Subud, commented that the play ‘fully demonstrates the thought-control processes of cults’, which is interesting because all I did in writing the play was mimic the typical way Subud members speak, in some cases using verbatim quotes.   What is not typical about Subud is that the fundamental beliefs which determine how we collectively act are never explicitly stated. They only come out into the open if you happen to talk or act in a way that comes into conflict with them.   So what are these fundamental beliefs. It is not possible to characterise them precisely, but the ones that are the insuperable obstacles to change are:   ·         Bapak received it all for us and gave us the perfect gift of Subud. Therefore we do not need to criticise or question anything, only carry it out. ·         Anybody who thinks he can improve on Bapak’s advice is obviously suffering from inflated ego and therefore should not be taken seriously. ·         Since Subud is from Bapak there cannot be anything wrong with it, therefore anyone who complains about any aspect of Subud is merely indicating their own faults. ·         Bapak’s advice was for always, not just for his time. ·         Since Subud is a spiritual movement, all the important issues in Subud cannot avoid having a spiritual component, therefore no important decisions should be made without testing their rightness. ·         Harmony is vital to Subud and we should not do anything that encourages discord and endless discussion. Be still and all problems will work themselves out. ·         Receivings through the kejiwaan will always be more pure and correct than ideas from ‘mere mind’, which will be tainted by desire and ego.     https //www subudvision org/zz/Epilogue ht