... but how?
Those who were scammed by Brio seem to take one of two stances. The first group is distancing themselves and remaining silent. They justify their stance with comments such as "Karma will take care of it." "What goes around, comes around." "I don't want to put negative energy into the birth world." "They'll ruin themselves in the end." The second group is actively trying to warn others and to redress what wrongs they can. They don't want others to get hurt the way they were - or worse. They want the community to be able to heal and move forward. They are often criticized, sometimes very harshly, by others for their actions. My question to those who would rather remain silent is, how can you know when you might have been the one person able to warn the next victim? How can you know that your action is not what would finally be the tipping point for stopping the scam once and for all?
A former Brio educator shares:
After WWII, some German students volunteered to help rebuild a cathedral in England that had been heavily damaged by Luftwaffe bombings. As they worked, one of their tasks was to rebuild the statue of Jesus that had stood outside the church. Jesus' hands were outstretched, and the statue had an inscription that read, "Come Unto Me." They were able to piece together almost all of the statue, but they could not find Jesus' hands. Finally, they reached a decision that has taught many a valuable lesson: they left the reassembled statue without hands, and put a new inscription on the statue: "I Have No Hands But Yours."
For those of you who believe that karma will take care of it, how do you know that karma is not trying to use YOUR hands?
Monday, October 8, 2012
As Brio's scams pick up more steam, this blog will hopefully be doing the same. I apologize for the long period of silence. A whole lot of life has gotten in the way of posting here. I have a few things people have sent me to post, and am working on more of the back story to get newer people more up to speed. Some of the comments left may inspire posts, too. I'm afraid the trolls that plagued Brio Vent (and quite possibly some of the arch scammers themselves) have found their way to this blog, and I am going to do all that I can to keep this a SAFE place. Please remember that the same community rules from Brio Vent apply - no libel, no fact-free or dishonest emotional defenses of Brio (you are welcome to post those to the spaces that they control, where people sharing their negative experiences with Brio are summarily shut down), you are welcome to remain anonymous, but please consider using your name or at least a consistent anonymous user ID. I do reserve the right to remove posts that are not in line with the goal of this blog. I encourage you, as a reading community, to self-police, and to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you feel that there is anything on this blog - comment or content - that should be edited, deleted, or even retracted. I have already responded to requests in this regard, and will continue to do so. Stay tuned for another post soon, with a lovely bit by an insightful contributor!