First, since most people think of "psychos" or "sociopaths", they think of the "serial killer" variety. But not all are phsyically violent. Some are just perfectly happy to ruin your life by other means. It makes them perversely happy to think they have such tremendous power over people - the more the better in some cases. So before we continue, here's an excerpt from a book titled, :The Emptied Soul" - by Adolf Guggenbuhl-Craig.
But before you laugh or go on to read this casually, this is SERIOUS, SERIOUS stuff. It does not conform in any manner to the world most of us understand which is why when sociopaths are revealed, people "struggle" to make sense of it all. Coming out of denial is an excruciatingly bizarre experience. You LITERALLY see new things because suddenly NEW connections are formed in your psyche between facts and figures that once seemed unrelated. You get a piece of information you can no longer deny and suddenly your mind is able to put 2 and 2 together and come up with 4, but before that piece of information came to you...there WAS no four.
Read this, and then I'll show you more information so that you can see the "FOUR."
"Another trait, important for everyone who deals with a psychopath, is their ability to evoke pity; the same kind of pity we feel towards invalids or experience for helpless and sick children. They seem completely helpless, lost in a world where they do not belong. Again and again they try to adjust and to cope, in a fashion that always falls a bit shy of the mark. They are eternal strangers, arousing in each of us a longing to help, a feeling we experience with helpless human beings. Often this pity creates difficulties, and many is the person who falls prey to it. We often try to be kind to these "poor" people, and they are "poor" people - our pity is justifiable. However the problem is that psychopaths readily manipulate those around them through just such pity. Women are often victimized: mothering instincts are aroused, or the Archetype of the Nurse is constellated. They want to protect and care for the poor, sick thing and understandably so, for psychopaths strike protective chords and speak to the desire to help and heal."
And make sure to immunize yourself further with this:
Interview with Martha Stout, Author of "The Sociopath Next Door"
Now, look, this is just the sort of stuff "fanatical supporters" of 12DailyPRO and Charis Johnson say and think when the heat is coming down on their charismatic leader: Are these forums being infiltrated?! - Cult-like paranoia begins to set in.
Just look at this one in particular:
"By the way, let all threads tremble with our love and support for Charis Johnson, let us make a pledge to out cry these vermons that infiltrate the forum with their blasphemes. Let us be heard very loud so their treasons can only be a whisper. ALL THREADS, CHANT AFTER ME>>> CHARIS JOHNSON IS HONEST>>> CHARIS JOHSON IS LOYAL>>> CHARIS JOHNSON IS INNOCENT>>> CHARIS DID NOT STEAL OUR MONEY>>> STORMPAY STOLE OUR MONEY>>> ABC4 NEWS STOP SPREADING LIES>>> WE KNOW THE TRUTH>>> WE WILL NOT GO AGAINST CHARIS JOHNSON NO MATTER WHAT.
Chant... let the forum tremble with our support. PLEEEAAASSSEEEE"
Yes, let us tremble! OMG!
Ok, now for the self-pity. I'm not saying Charis Johnson didn't have a father who really did have a stroke, but how many professional companies go telling their $350,000 members about that? People are so blind and desperate to feel important and loved that when a charismatic leader shares these kinds of personal details with them, they think they have finally found a place where their misfit self belongs.
Imagine that, though, someone who is managing $50,000,000 or more of 350,000 peoples' money starts dragging her personal details and private concerns into the daily soap opera awareness of 350,000 people? Sorry, maybe it was 250,000 - who cares? There's something not quite right about that. It's VERY bizarre behaviour. Can we say "narcissistic"? Can we say "antisocial personality disorder"?
Oh no, of course not...let's see. We've never seen her. She cancelled her convenction as I predicted long in advance.
"4. The Convention Will Go On
Due to the overwhelming support of our members and our confidence that we will prevail as a company, we have decided to go forward with the GPT Convention. We hope it will be a time for all of us to come together and strategize for how we can emerge victorious from these recent events with a new dedication toward changing and strengthening this industry."
Ho! Ho! Hoooo! That sure was funny, wasn't it?! NOT! It's sociopathic. Look...
From Charis on the 12DailyPRO website:
"The planning of the new site and the knowledge that the convention will go on, along with the amazing support we have received from members and staff renewed my spirit in a much needed way earlier today.
But I have just received some news that has changed that spirit. I have just learned that my father, who recently suffered several strokes, may not make it through the night. I have been a regular fixture on the forum in the past couple of days answering as many questions as I can from members. But in light of this recent development, I will not be on the forum this evening. I ask that all of you keep my father and my family in your thoughts and prayers.
I anticipate the next few days will be very challenging for me on a personal level, but I want you all to know that I remain dedicated to you all and will continue to press on in the best way I know how."
Who would dare suggest anything negative about her under those conditions? Every insane fanatic tugging on her coattails would label you a heretic and possibly attack you. Remember...through self-pity, sociopaths evoke in others the desire to nurture and protect.
Here's a video from ABC4 where otherwise good NORMAL everday people who don't mismanage $50,000,000 while invoking God's name, people who track criminals and reports of bad business practices, people who are experienced investigative reporters, seem to think that Charis and her 12DailyPRO fanatics could be a bit on the loopy side:
ABC4 Video Exploring the Cult Angle of 12DailyPRO
Oh but of course "...it's the crazy media!! They never get anything right! How dare they refer to our beloved Charis as a charismatic leader with an ever-growing cult-like control over people!! ATTTTAACK!!!"
Oh but wait, wait, it can't be true...here, look, Charis, manager of $50,000,000 in funds still needs your help:
"By the account of both supporters and detractors, 12DailyPro is multimillion dollar internet auto-surf company with well over 300,000 members worldwide. And now it's administrator, Charis Johnson of Charlotte, North Carolina is asking for more money -- a donation, not an "investment". She is collecting funds from those who remain loyal to her and the company for a "legal defense fund". As of Sunday night, Johnson says she's collected enough to cover "34%" of the retainer required by her lawyers." Click Here for Full Story
I know, I know...it's that damn pesky media again, always reporting things out of context. :-(
Ok, but here's a little more. This is where even the media caught on to the blame game, the PITY PLAY which is a defining characteristic of all sociopaths:
"Some in the media have twisted the purpose of the convention and in doing so have invited the potential for confrontations, civil unrest, and security risks,” Charis Johnson, 12dailypro’s founder, wrote on the company’s Web forum. “Because we may be unable to maintain effective control of the event which would prevent us from offering the positive learning and motivational experience … (and) could exacerbate current problems and possibly damage our relations with investigators."
I don't have time to search for the actual video but the reporter says something like, "True to form, Charis blames someone else for her failure..." Pity, blame, pity, blame, pity, blame....
Ok, well, the truth is that this post could go on for another hour, using up about another 2Gigs of bandwidth, but if you haven't GOT IT by now, you AIN'T EVER GONNA GET IT. You'll just be destined to follow the Charis Johnson story all throughout her years in prison, clutching to the hope of her being exonerated, or at least paroled. And maybe, just maybe, if you're fanatical enough, you'll be the lucky one to meet her at the prison gate to give her a ride to the airport to catch the last plane to Nevis, only 20 years too late. Lucky you...
...but how dare they suggest Charis Johnson was lying? Or delusional? Or that you, or anyone else was like a cult member? How dare they!!!!!
(Ok, camera fades out, curtain drops, audience rises to its feet and claps for what must seem like hours. And on the way out the door, the theater crew thanks them for attending and hands them a farewell momento for them to read in the luxury of their own homes. And it reads like this):
SEC Halts “Paid Autosurf” Internet Ponzi Scheme that Raised Over $50 Million from 300,000 Investors Worldwide
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington D.C., Feb.27, 2006 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced the filing of securities fraud charges against the operators of www.12dailypro.com, a “paid autosurf program” that in fact was a massive Ponzi scheme which raised more than $50 million from over 300,000 Investors worldwide by offering a 44% return on Investment in just 12 days. As a result of the SEC’s charges, the defendants, Charis Johnson, age 33, of Charlotte, N.C., and her companies, 12daily Pro and LifeClicks, LLC, ceased their solicitation of ******ors and agreed to a freeze of all their assets and the appointment of a receiver who will take control of the companies’ operations.
Read the rest here.
According to the Commission’s complaint, which was filed last week in federal district court in Los Angeles, Calif., www.12dailypro.com claimed to be a paid autosurf program — a form of online advertising program that purportedly generates advertising revenue by automatically rotating advertised websites into a viewer’s Internet browser. Advertisers purportedly pay “hosts,” which in turn pay their members to view the rotated websites. The Commission’s complaint alleges that 12daily Pro’s sale of membership units constituted the fraudulent and unregistered sale of securities under the federal securities laws. The Commission also today posted to its Web site an ******or alert concerning autosurf programs. The alert can be viewed at www.sec.gov/******or/pubs/autosurf.htm.
Randall R. Lee, Regional Director of the Commission’s Pacific Regional Office, said, “Paid autosurf programs have become an enormous industry on the Internet. When these schemes depend on attracting new members in order to pay returns to current members, they are destined to collapse. The promise of guaranteed, double-digit returns in a matter of days should raise a red flag. We urge the public to be aware that paid memberships in these schemes may be a form of ******ment, and to exercise extreme caution before ******ing in any get rich quick scheme.”
According to the Commission’s complaint, the 12daily Pro website, recently ranked as the 352nd most heavily trafficked website, solicited ******ors to become “upgraded members” by buying “units” for a “fee” of $6 per unit, with a maximum of 1,000 units. 12daily Pro promised to pay each upgraded member 12% of his or her membership fee per day for 12 days. At the end of 12 days, the member purportedly would have earned a total of 144% of his or her original membership fee, 44% of which would be profit on the membership fee. To receive the promised payment, a member purportedly must view at least 12 web pages per day during the 12 day period. The amount of returns that 12daily Pro would pay its members, however, was in fact dependent solely on the amount of each member’s ******ment, not on the amount of website-viewing or any other services rendered.
The Commission alleges that the defendants defrauded ******ors by operating 12daily Pro as almost a pure Ponzi scheme — using new ******or monies to pay the promised returns to existing ******ors — in violation of the federal securities laws. The defendants falsely represented that upgraded members’ earnings “are financed not only [by] incoming member fees, but also with multiple income streams including advertising, and off-site ******ments.” In fact, at least 95% of 12daily Pro’s revenues have come from new ******ments in the form of membership fees from new or existing members. The other “multiple income streams” from advertising revenues or off-site ******ments touted by the defendants were either negligible or non-existent. In addition, undisclosed to ******ors, Johnson transferred more than $1.9 million in ******or funds to her personal bank account since mid-2005.
Johnson and her companies have consented to the entry of a court order that permanently enjoins them from future violations of the antifraud provisions of the federal securities laws, imposes a freeze on their assets, prohibits the destruction of documents, and appoints Thomas F. Lennon as permanent receiver over the assets of 12daily Pro and LifeClicks, LLC. The order is subject to approval by United States District Judge Nora M. Manella. Johnson and her companies consented to the order without admitting or denying the allegations in the complaint. The Commission’s complaint also seeks repayment of ill-gotten gains and civil money penalties; the amounts to be sought will be determined at a later date.
The Commission’s complaint alleges that the defendants violated the antifraud provisions of Section 17(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 thereunder, and the securities registration provisions of Sections 5(a) and 5(c) of the Securities Act.
This matter was referred to the Commission in early February by several members of the public. Complaints and tips from the public are vital to the Commission’s mission to protect ******ors, and the Commission staff reviews each and every complaint it receives.
Damn that SEC, always with the lies, lies, lies!
GO CHARIS! YOU GO GIRL!! YOU OUR SAVIOR! AND WHILE WE'RE ALL AT IT... IT WAS GEORGE BUSH WHO BOMBDED THE LEVEES!! YEA! I KNOW...I KNOW BECAUSE I JUST KNOW, I KNOW HE JUST UP AND BOMBDED THE LEVEES!
For further information contact:
Randall R. Lee
Pacific Regional Office
Michele Wein Layne
Associate Regional Director
Pacific Regional Office
Assistant Regional Director
Pacific Regional Office
And don't forget to file your complaint with the FBI, State Attorneys General's Office, the FTC and anyone else who will take it.
Enough of this madness,
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