Heidi Hutchinson

Heidi debates Raniere, his harem, his limp handshake and other limpness

Anonymous wrote in response to a story Heidi Hutchinson wrote,

An anonymous commentor wrote about Keith Raniere:

“I realized he had a Harem one minute into meeting him. His handshake was limp as I’ve heard was his penis. Mentor, guru, father figure, long haired Jesus – not what I saw.

“He was a lying fraud with his army of skinny long haired women love bombing anyone with money at the intensives.

“When he did make appearances for his hour of Vanguard questions and answers, his responses were the same stale, shallow, mumbo-jumbo bull. Not too many deep thoughts coming from that Vanguard brain!! Snore. Zzzzzzz

“You can fool some of the people some of the time. Didn’t fool this person.”

Heidi responded:

“This comment strikes me as an effort to shame those who WERE “fooled” from coming forward because they would then have to face and admit to that reality.

“That’s difficult enough as it is without the likes of you rubbing it in by boasting about how you knew KAR had a harem “one minute after you met him.”

“Lemme guess how you knew. He reeked of Pizza, Hot Sauce and Pussy sans Garlic? Lol.

“This comment represents exactly the kind of psyche-out manipulation tactics Nancy and Keith et al. excelled at which made them very, very slick con artists and able to “fool” so many intelligent, good-hearted, normal people – some at the top of their field.

“Most Nx-ers likely didn’t suspect anything afoul because such abhorrent, aberrant behavior as Keith and Nancy et al. dealt in would never begin to occur to a normal person. How could anyone suspect something they can’t conceive of because they’ve never been exposed to anything like it?

“Not like it might occur to the truly “criminal minded” — or to one who represents such devious minds. That’s why so many were fooled — because of their innocent minds — not because they’re “fools,” otherwise.

“Also, you might want to bone-up on psycho’s — they can “fool” the most sophisticated lie detector tests.

“Finally, since you mention Keith’s alleged limp dick, that’s gotta be the most pathetic sex crime defense I’ve ever heard. Especially in the age of Viagra.

“And how would anyone know if they weren’t already reeled into KAR’s sex lairs to confront it?

“Oh, right, limp handshake, limp dick, no possibility for rape. Got it. Now, there’s a fine tip for sex offenders to dupe girls and boys into thinking they’re safe. Shake softly ye rapists.

“Hey, who knows, maybe the limp dick defense will become as infamous as the “Twinkie Defense” some day.”

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  • A hand shake tells us much about the person without having to speak a word. Ever wonder why so many cultures use it as an initial greeting??

    Body language is another form of unspoken communication that tells us much about the person or people interacting. Thus the harem in one minute. You had to be blind not to see it!

    Do not fault someone for their skills in this form of intelligence. It in no way diminishes others but simply points out what someone can see and understand about others.

    Yes, I met many accomplished people at Nxium. Perhaps they didn’t have these skills. It in no way diminishes their accomplishments and successes in their livess.

    All I know is that from the very first handshake Keith felt exposed as I brought up the topic of Physics at the line and handshake that formed at the end of each meeting. I felt it in his hand and saw it in his eyes and facial expression.
    It was a gut feeling and I always listen to it.

    Don’t take offense Heidi. Be open to the experience of others. You might learn a new skill!

  • Never underestimate the power and pull of being in a group of people and wanting to fit in. Cult members don’t join because it’s a cult- it’s because they’re given something in that group of people that they don’t get elsewhere. Shaming someone for this is stupid and does much more damage than good.

  • Only fools fall for absurdities like ESP. The moment they told me AKR was a super human, which was the first thing I was told, I bursted out into laugh.

  • Regardless of Keith’s limp dick status, he used his problem solving abilities to remedy that situation.

    According to Frank Parlato, when Keith was presented with the problem of a flaccid dick inhibiting his ability to engage in coitus, he quickly invented a new ‘tech’ to fix the issue.

    According to Frank, this new tech is called the ‘tune up’ and it goes something like this…

    a) Keith eats a woman’s pussy using his filthy tongue and bad breath, while forgoing full coitus.

    b) Said woman pretends to orgasm for Keith.

    c) Keith then positions himself over the woman’s chest and proceeds to use high speed masturbation to spew his boy-batter on said woman’s titties, where he apparently struggles to spew out his man-milk from that ancient, flaccid and semi-dormant volcano.

    Fortunately for the prosecution, this new ‘tech’ amounts to sexual assault just as much as full coitus does.

    I’m just glad these poor women didn’t have to taste his boy-batter. Keith’s diet is foul and I have no doubt that his rotten tasting semen would make any woman retch their guts out.

    Still you gotta give props to Keith for inventing this new ‘tech’. Like the old saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention.

  • Heidi

    Your response rings of truth and sensibility. Most people who attended Nx were good, honest and intelligent people. No one could know the real truth below the surface as most approached Nx with hopeful expectations and were lured in by it’s pseudo-scientific research and claims. I’m very glad you are championing those who were taken in and encouraging those to come forward.

    I wonder why I didn’t attend longer than the initial 5 days in 1998/99? Time was a factor and I also felt I had already gotten what I needed to develop a totally new aspect to my career.

    Yet, in the back of my mind there were concerns about Nx. I quickly sensed they were marketers of products they did not develop themselves. I had previously done the EST training, the Landmark Forum and was familiar with NLP, the influence of Socrates upon the development of Rational-Emotive Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Psychology so I quickly recognized the parts that Raniere and Salzman had “borrowed” from those technologies. Though I admired how they put it all together into a nifty package I also recognized what they were selling was not original as they claimed. Furthermore, I didn’t believe in the concept of “the world’s smartest man” as such a thing simply does not exist; all intelligence is relative to social and environmental contexts and can’t be measured by abstract test means. I put up with their claims for 5 days because I wanted to benefit from what Nx had to give to me.

    Long story short, I thought they had something to give but I didn’t trust them completely. I also never suspected they would become the criminals that they were: a MLM marketing scheme that only enriched those at the top and kept most dependent and poor; rape, sexual scandals and abuse; legal harassment of dissidents; collecting blackmail material; money laundering, tax evasion and other financial crimes.

  • “This comment strikes me as an effort to shame those who WERE “fooled” from coming forward because they would then have to face and admit to that reality.”

    Well said Heidi. Not sure what the point of the person who discounts your story is, but it appears as if they just want to argue with you and put you down for the sake of arguing. There are always going to be naysayers. Keep the posts coming!

  • Apparently, Dennis K. Burke Inc. sells oil, and grease. Maybe a little grease could help the Vanguard with these “problems”?

  • I get the same types of egotisical comments about being fooled by Amway’s scam, one of 10s of millions over the years. My answer is always the same, it’s a slow boil – they build trust over time, and they don’t need the techniques to work on everybody in order to scam enough people to make money.

    It’s not like they flop Raniere’s wanger into a new recruit’s hand on day one. Most people don’t even see him, let alone shake his hand, until they’ve been in for a while.

    The difference is that hardly anybody is concerned about other MLM scams to do anything about it, even though several magnitudes (that means several factors of 10 for those from Rio Linda, as Rush Limbaugh would say: https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2007/11/30/rio_linda_explained_for_those_in_rio_linda/) more people are scammed by MLMs other than NXIVM.

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