Read Full BREAKING Story here about stabbing at an AA meeting. http://www.kpho.com/story/30183456/woman-stabbed-after-aa-meeting-in-mesa
How Many Violent Offenders are sent to Alcoholics Anonymous …
For a while I have not been posting NEWS stories like I use to. But I think its important to Document these facts. Let’s be clear….I would not spend this kind of time and money ( yes it costs me money to run this blog…about $200.. a month. ) Nor would I have made a film to just criticize AA. Although it does need alot of remodeling, and updo of sorts and critiquing in my opinion.
Violent and Sex offenders are court ordered daily into AA and NA meetings as if they were some regulated government agency. Recently, I was speaking to a man who challenged the fact that these violent offenders are really being court ordered to AA. I did put about 15 News articles in the film and he watched the film, but still the question.
I have so many stories in my file drawer not just on my computer that I began to stop printing them . We felt we put enough in the film The 13th Step. I think I will begin to collect these stories again. I made a film and did a radio show because Kristine and Saundra Cass were murdered by a man the courts knew was already violent…and they sent him to AA.
Karla Brada was murdered in 2011 by another …Eric A Earle who was sent to AA by Los Angeles courts over 55 times , over 22 years. Jaro , her mother retrieved all the records to prove it. We have it documented in the film .
So back to the point…I would not waste my time, my life, and 4 years to make a film + all the thousands of dollars it has taken to finish a film , get it in 15 or so festivals and have a radio show , just to take on AA.
Yea I don’t like it anymore. Yes- I think its super culty. Yes, I think its antiquated, Yes- I think it’s a mind fuck, yes- I think it keeps men’s ego and self esteem low. Yes – I think woman are abusive to new female members they sponsor. Yes- I think the Big Book needs to be burned. Yes- I think I wasted years of my life there. Yes- I was preyed on by asshole creepy men. Yes- I think its DANGEROUS, yes I think AA in NY has known all of this for decades. Yes- I know pedophiles go there to prey on mothers with small children. Yes- yes I think AA members who are losers make money with sober living places. Yes- I think AA members kill themselves at a higher rate then normal people. Yes I think AA is harmful to young people, ( it was harmful to me and they broke me at 19 years old… – and yes I think the powerless feature of AA is extremely harmful to teens ( I was one of these) so…
Soon I will be adding a donate button to help pay for all these expenses. So if you like the site and would like to support it you will be able to do so. Because – frankly …I’m a getting tired of it all ….