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Deprogramming from
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Statement of
Brian Sabourin

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It was about 3:00 in the morning. I got in my uncle's car, with my father and uncles sitting on either side of me, and was driven to an old hunting cabin in New Hampshire. I couldn't sleep during the car ride; I was too nervous and scared. Many times during the trip I felt sick to my stomach and nauseous, nearly passing out.

We got to the house at about 6:00 in the morning. I immediately recognized my future deprogrammers, Mr. George Swope and Carl Waranowski. I had seen them during a meeting at Durham, New Hampshire where CARP's membership as a qualified student organization was being re-considered.

They told me to get out of the car, and then escorted me into the little cabin. I walked around inside the cabin while the deprogrammers talked with my parents and relatives on the outside. After a while everybody came inside. Mrs. Swope and few other people had just arrived. My mother, father and uncles came over to me, saying that, "We're all behind you, Brian," and "We know you can do it..."

My mother then hugged me, and patted me on the head saying, "All these people have taken their holiday off just to help you, Brian. Now just listen to what they have to say..." She was treating me like a child. She treated me as a mother would treat her mentally sick son! I asked her if she was o.k. and told her that I already knew what these people were going to say, and if they would only let me, I could explain everything. She started crying then. I embraced her and tried to console her, saying that I had never thought out any decision as much as I had my decision to join the Unification Church. I told her that I loved being a member and that I had full use of my mind and free will. "Isn't that evident?" I asked. But she only cried more. Then I told her that I would be alright and that if everything went like they said it would, we would all learn something. My mother then turned and walked out the door to talk with the people outside.

My father then came up to me, shaking my hand and patting me on the back, saying, "You can see how worried and upset your mother and I are over you Brian, so just listen to these people, they're here to help you." I again said that I was fine and didn't need help from anyone. I told him that I had never been happier doing what I was doing, and that I could clear the whole problem up if they would only listen to me and give me the time to explain myself. My father shook his head and said, "Brian, I know you can pull yourself out of the problem you've gotten yourself into, and that is what these people are here for, to help you." I got the distinct feeling that he and everybody else there regarded me as one would a person with a drug addition. Shortly after this, he left too and my brother and friend Ray came into the room with me. I talked with them until the deprogrammers came into the room.

Then, at 6:30, they started in on me. Immediately they started yelling at me. Calling me a liar, telling me that I hated my parents and would even kill them if Moon told me to. They said that I should be ashamed of myself for causing them this worry!! I started to say that it was they who had caused my parents' confusion and not myself, but they broke into my remark before I could even explain myself, calling me a "bastard" and a "pimp for Moon." The situation was so unusual that I started to laugh. I simply couldn't believe what was happening to me. But that only made them yell more, calling me an "arrogant S.O.B." and so on. At every chance I had I would start to explain why I had joined and why I believed them to be wrong, but I would no sooner start to talk when they would break in and interrupt me, causing me to become confused and flustered until I forgot completely about what I was saying.


Comments: In this part, we can see once more that whatever the cult member says to his parents, nothing will do, because he is "under mind-control". Quite on the contrary, the more he reassures them that it is his full decision to be in the group, the more this is taken for a sign that he indeed is under mind-control. We see thus how anticultists break up families by creating distrust, and how they further break them up by bringing parents to commit irreparable prejudice. At the end, we see how deprogrammers set out straight away "shocking" the victim (who didn't slept at night), playing on guilt, and confusing him by a constant verbal harassment and by preventing him to complete his own train of thought.


 

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I couldn't sleep during the car ride; I was too nervous and scared.

I told her that I loved being a member and that I had full use of my mind and free will. "Isn't that evident?" I asked. But she only cried more.

Immediately the deprogrammers started yelling at me ... At every chance I had I would start to explain why I had joined and why I believed them to be wrong, but I would no sooner start to talk when they would break in and interrupt me, causing me to become confused and flustered until I forgot completely about what I was saying.