The girl who was my recruiter called me and started asking me why was it so difficult to make up my mind about saving humanity. I straight out told her I had no intentions of dropping out of school....That's when someone else on the other line told me I was being a "selfish bitch."
Factnet posting by "D'Yer Maker," 05-01-2008, 10:16 AM:
I recently came across this board and wanted to share a personal experience I had with these people. I met them while attending the local community college and I remember just being enthralled with what they had to say. This was a year after 9/11 and I wanted to do something great, I wanted to contribute to the good of the world... People are vulnerable and readily believe in any nutjob professing change during such times.
I attended the classes, several cadre schools, and even attended a "national" convention in DC. This apparently was not enough as the pressure to join was tremendous. On one occasion, the girl who was my recruiter called me and started asking me why was it so difficult to make up my mind about saving humanity. I straight out told her I had no intentions of dropping out of school or dropping out of my life. This was my future, my well-being, my dreams I was putting at stake. That's when someone else on the other line told me I was being a "selfish bitch." She had another member on the third line listening in!! This ******* went on to say that if I did not join I'd be "personally responsible for the thousands of deaths of African and Palestinian children".... That's when I said hell no. I was a wide-eyed, naive, teenager who wanted to play revolutionary, BUT, I wasn't that stupid that I'd fall for a cult tactic. I stopped attending their meetings and cut my ties with them from that point. Unfortunately, I had a good friend in there and there were many good-hearted young people whom I don't know if they are still there or have resumed their lives... I hope they have. There is one person that I read about here who I know and I'd be curious to ask about him but am a little worried that someone might recognize me... so... Anyway, I'm glad that there is such a place where people can discuss their experiences. Hopefully, members who have left will stumble across this site.