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Monday, September 19, 2011
Sean Hellinger at Spring Creek Academy (From:Youthrights.org)
My name is Sean Hellinger; I was shipped off to Spring Creek Lodge in Thompson Falls, Montana, on March 12, 2003, and I remained there until September 2004.
Since Spring Creek Lodge is a WWASP facility, I am currently in the Turley lawsuit against them. It's a class-action lawsuit that already has over 100 plaintiffs, and it is estimated that there will be a few hundred more. Doesn't that say a lot right there?
Unfortunately, my involvement with the lawsuit means that I cannot go into detail on what I went through. What I can do is refer you to the next best thing:
George Orwell's "1984" is probably the best description of the way WWASP facilities work that you'll ever read about it a so-called "fictional" book. No, I'm not exaggerating. I wish I could go into more detail and prove it.
What I'll say is, WWASP has everything, from Big Brother to the Thought Police to the proles/Outer Party/Inner Party to the Ministry of Love to the... get it?
If somebody commits suicide, they're "vaporized." You can't ever mention their name again. If a riot happens in, we'll just call it "Dundee Ranch," you're not allowed to even utter the name of the facility, because the "Ministry of Truth" wants to rewrite history.
Just as Oceania had the "Two Minutes Hate," WWASP has seminars that are designed to stimulate mass hysteria and groupthink. Seminars were applied to both captives and parents alike, albeit with modifications made to the parental seminars.
You're basically required to use Newspeak, I mean WWASP jargon, if you want to get by. The logic behind this is the same as the logic for Oceanians having to use Newspeak.
And if you're serious about wanting to make it out with your original self intact, you'd be wise to take up "doublethink," because the Thought Police can almost always tell when you're lying, and being convicted of "thoughtcrime" would be "doubleplusungood."
So, yeah. If you have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about, I urge you to read 1984. I consider it the most crucial reading I've ever done in my entire life, and I doubt that it will ever be topped. Not only does it describe a system that is VERY similar to that of WWASP; it describes the HOW and the WHY. Suddenly, you see the crude, idiotic, and pointless system for what it really is- a highly sophisticated, brilliantly designed machine that thoroughly and efficiently destroys the personalities of its prisoners. Oh yeah, and it makes a lot of money off of gullible people as well.
That's all I can say; I may have already said too much. I really don't know. All I know is, it's 2007, and yet America still hasn't gotten over slavery. In a country that calls itself a democracy, we have thousands of people who have NO freedom of speech- whether it's freedom to speak one's mind, or to speak at all!
If you don't start regulating (or better yet, shutting down) these facilities at once, I propose that we redesign our flag to include a hammer/sickle/red star design and rename our country "The Soviet States of America." At least then we'd have the balls to admit how oppressed we actually are, thanks to a government that has so far done nothing at all to protect those who need protection the most.
I'd like to conclude with this quote from 1984, which is perhaps the most succinct description of the system that the novel has to offer:
"The ideal set up by the Party was something very huge, terrible and glittering—a world of steel and concrete of monstrous machines and terrifying weapons—a nation of warriors and fanatics, marching forward in perfect unity, all thinking the same thoughts, wearing the same clothes and shouting the same slogans, perpetually working, fighting, triumphing, persecuting—three hundred million people all with the same face. The reality was decaying, dingy cities where underfed people shuffled to and fro in leaky shoes, in patched-up nineteenth-century houses that smelt always of cabbage and bad lavatories. He seemed to see a vision of London, vast and ruinous, city of a million dustbins, and mixed up with it was a picture of Mrs Parsons, a woman with a lined face and wispy hair, fiddling helplessly with a blocked wastepipe."
Sean Hellinger California
Spring Creek Lodge Academy closed sometime in 2009
Datasheet about the boarding school at Fornits Home for Wayward Web Fora
The original statement on cafety.youthrights.com
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I went to this program a few days later than Sean the same year. I was there from March 2003 till 2006. I just found out he passed away. He was such a great guy. That program tore us down so badly. U still have nightmares to this day and I'm 27 years old.ReplyDelete
I went to this same program from 2000-2002 and I can remember getting frostbite the 2nd day because I was given canvas tennis shoes with no shoe laces in God knows how much snow. I was sent to a nurse and given cream for it. I also can remember walking to school in blizzards(I'm not exaggerating) it was very hard to see where we were going so we would stay heel to toe in a line holding on to the persons shoulder in front of u. And don't get me started on the brainwashing,emotionally and verbally abusive seminars.I think I would have been better off not going through the traumatic experience of this place. I left at 18 with an exit plan of a homeless shelter and no money. I took it and ran as far away as I could. I eventually made it back to Ga but not without lots of scars! Talk about feeling not wanted after being given up by ur birth mom at birth then shipped off across the untied states to live with strangers by the people who adopted u. That's me!ReplyDelete