by Michael Goodhart, Vermont, U.S.
The recent actions of the Australian media, and namely David Millikan, when he orchestrated a military-style surprise attack with a well-known major news station on the Esoteric Medicine presentation by Serge Benhayon on Oct. 12th, struck me as a scene out of the history books – where many groups of people all over the world were persecuted for pursuing their own spiritual or religious beliefs (such as Catholics attacking Muslims during the Crusades, or the same rounding up and elimination of the Cathars).
One would think that in the year 2012, people would be allowed to gather together peacefully under their own free will without the potential threat of such a coordinated effort to slander and condemn both the presenter (Serge Benhayon), and all the attending students (Serge himself has always considered himself the forever student, too): this after Mr. Millikan had agreed to simply ask the student body some questions about their experiences with Universal Medicine. Obviously that did not happen, and he deviously changed the program into one of vicious, unfounded accusations, while numerous planted ‘agents’ of his and the TV station he works for started filming in the audience and attempted to storm the building without permission on any account.
This is plain and simple abuse of a group of people who are merely offering a more loving way of living in the world, while always maintaining that it is up to the individual to make the changes they feel to in order to live in a way that is more aligned to our true inner selves (our inner hearts). I do not see how that gives anyone the right or excuse to perform such an egregious act.
Let’s get back to the basics of a true democracy here, where the tenets of “Live and Let Live” are at the forefront of our approach to allowing people the right to follow their own path without having to be concerned about the type of persecution that should have been eradicated from our society hundreds of years ago. Perhaps we haven’t really progressed at all, and history is repeating itself once again.