Despite all the pre-mid-term election hoopla about the Republicans taking both the House and Senate in one mighty slam-dunk and their promises to turn this country back to law and order, reality shows how pervasively radical leftist ideology has taken hold in our nation.  What the mid-term elections demonstrated is the sharp and dangerous divide in our country between those taken in by the utopian lies of the radical leftists (posing as “Democrats”) that have insidiously infected every local, state, and federal aspect of government and society for around forty years, and those who hold to our historical constitutional form of government and therefore support law and order and true democracy.  

It is a misnomer to call the radical leftists “Democrat.”  The etymology of the word democracy means “rule by the common people.”  That’s a far cry from what the U.S. Democratic Party has become with all of its government-centrist control policies.  But that’s not surprising.  Totalitarians excel at double speak.  I included an example of this fact in my book, Fighting for Justice:  Religious Fraud, Mental Illness, and the Collapse of Law & Order, when I wrote about the name “The People’s Republic of China.”  This horrible, destructive totalitarian regime has never been ruled for or by the Chinese people or as a republic.  Totalitarians always, without fail, deliberately misuse nice sounding words and slogans which are the very opposite of what their regimes really are.

After these mid-term elections and leading up to the 2024 presidential election we will see a worsening of rampant crime and destruction of human life and property in “Democrat” led cities and states, as well as in our federal government’s border policy.  We will see the worsening of radical leftist government overreach in the form of more raids on innocent people’s homes and businesses, and the arrest and prosecution of innocent victims who were forced to use completely legal deadly force to protect themselves, their homes, and their businesses against criminals emboldened by the radical leftists’ intentional anarchic refusal to enforce written laws.  In greater numbers, political conservatives who still reside in “Democrat” led states and are fed up with high taxes, high crime, and high corruption will refuse to gulp down the cultist Kool-Aid of radical leftist ideology and they will flee to less expensive and more law-abiding states run by Republicans.  This ongoing exodus from Blue states proves that Republicans are not out to destroy democracy, as radical leftists continue to claim.  No, anyone with half a brain can tell a tree by its fruit.  It has been and continues to be the radical leftists misusing the title “Democrats” who prove repeatedly to be the real threat to true democracy, as evidenced in the high numbers of people continuing to escape radical leftist “Democrat” states and cities, just as my husband and I did nine years ago when we fled Connecticut for Tennessee.

I wrote in my previous blog about how my brother Ken “Pastor Max” Parks has in his typical deceptive schizoid manner claimed to be supportive of radical leftist ideas one minute, then in the next minute he just as easily does a complete flip-flop, depending on who he’s trying to deceive, with claims of his undying support for conservative causes.  In truth, he owes a great debt of gratitude to all the radical leftists who are in our “law enforcement” and our courts especially for the many decades of assaults, death threats, stalking, harassment, trespass, cyber crimes, etc., that he’s been given a free pass to commit against us and so many other people with little or no consequences.  Fifty or a hundred years ago, before radical leftist ideas defending criminals’ supposed “rights” at the expense of victims and society as a whole saturated so much of our court system, my brother Ken would have most certainly been arrested, convicted, and permanently committed into a mental hospital for all his destructively obsessive actions against people.  My brother Ken, like the majority of others who routinely violate the human and civil rights of others to live peacefully, knows our civil and criminal court system is badly broken and he uses that to his full advantage.  

So is the United States in the death throes, or is our nation resuscitated but in critical condition?  Maybe both are true, depending on each individual state.  One reaction I anticipate coming out of this disappointing mid-term election (disappointing for both Republicans and “Democrats”) is a stronger support for secessionism.  Both Republicans and “Democrats” have expressed their intentions to say good riddance to each other and form their own separate nations.  As a historian, I can say that this most likely will not occur peacefully.  Think of the 1947-48 creation of the nations of Pakistan, Bangladesh, and India with enraged Muslims and Hindus attacking each other as they fled from one territory to the other due to their religious and cultural differences and I think that might give us a glimpse of what would happen if Red and Blue states broke free of a central government and individuals leaning in either direction fled from one region of the country to another due to stark and irreconcilable political, cultural, and religious ideologies.  The only other time our nation has been in such sharp division and turmoil was prior to and during the American Civil War.  Many people on both Red and Blue sides believe that another civil war looms inevitably in our future.  

Don’t think China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea are unaware of what an unstable mess our country is in.  The dictators of those countries laugh at the U.S.’s pollyanna utopian radical leftists who have no concept of realpolitik.  These countries’ totalitarians rejoice to see radical leftists take over and weaken our government, military, and society for the short-sighted purpose of gaining more votes so they can have one party rule.  These dictators are particularly exuberant that the U.S. has a weak, mentally handicapped president, as Biden has so frequently proved himself to be.  

Dangers from within and dangers from without.  History doesn’t offer much hope to those nation states that collapsed into a moral morass like our country has.   Where crime and injustice ran rampant and victims were left to fend for themselves.  Where politicians aggressively pursued totalitarianism and lied as they made and broke their promises to the people.  Where other politicians seemed clueless for decades to the lawlessness around them, and then after the point of no return wailed loud and long about the collapse around them but lacked the determination or enough support to stop the spreading cancer.

It used to be that the United States was where refugees from totalitarian regimes fled to fulfill their natural yearnings to live without abusive government interference.  But now, where in the world do right-minded Americans flee to escape this anarchy, this insanity?  

Personally, to keep our sanity, my husband and I choose throughout each day to practice vigilance around our home and when we’re out and about.  It isn’t just because my brother Ken “Pastor Max” Parks’ threats still hang over our heads, but because even if he no longer posed a danger to us we live in an increasingly lawless society, even in a relatively conservative part of the country.  We are grateful for whatever blessings we have thus far, not knowing how long we will be able to enjoy them.  And we keep ourselves involved in local politics as well as apprised of what is happening in our legislatures so that we can actively participate in letting our state and federal representatives know in what ways we support them and in what ways they need to do better.  At this point it is all we can do.  None of us knows the timeline for whatever may end up happening to our country or to ourselves individually.  All we can do is stand tall and unwavering in our convictions.  As I often tell people, there is more to life than just this life, and the best revenge against an abuser — either an individual abuser or an abusive government — is to live a good life.   

I discuss in my book Fighting for Justice:  Religious Fraud, Mental Illness, and the Collapse of Law & Order that over the last few decades radical leftist ideology has been growing and infecting every aspect of our society and culture.  That’s what has led to the anarchy and explosive violent crime overtaking our country.  State and federal legislators from both political parties are to blame for this.  For decades Republicans have refused to read the ominous graffiti on the wall and have, with rare exception, jammed their heads up where the sun never shines.  During those same decades the Democratic party has been entirely taken over by anarchic radical leftists.  Some legislators who hold to totalitarian ideas found in radical leftism have seeped into the Republican party as well.

Case in point:  No other country in the world, except corrupt “third world” countries, has the kind of border crisis we have and the related problem of deadly drug and sex trafficking.  No other country, except corrupt “third world” countries, has the kind of unrestrained violence, vandalism, assault, rape, and murder that happens daily in our country.  No other country, except corrupt “third world” countries, has judges and district attorneys who refuse to jail or even prosecute dangerous criminals and keep them out of our communities.

And what is the response of our current administration?  Dementia-ridden “story teller” Biden ( ) and his puppet masters, such as U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin abuse their authority to demonize and violate the constitutional rights of border patrol agents, law enforcement officials, military personnel, and the common people.  Their lawlessness in refusing to enforce state and federal laws and encouraging others to violate those laws are impeachable offenses.

Case in point:  Throughout the latter half of 2020 radical leftists (Antifa and Black Lives Matter) demonstrated the same months-long destructive pattern of behavior as all other fascists and racists have always done (Antifa hypocritically means “anti-fascist”) by burning down cities’ private and public properties, including federal buildings.  Many of the neighborhoods they attacked were primarily occupied by Black people.  Rapes, assaults, and murders were all part of this anarchy.  And it was perfectly fine for Antifa to create its own force of armed agents to protect its strict border wall policy for its “Capital Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ)” in Seattle, Washington, all the while screaming for open borders for our country (  Violent riots occurred for days in front of the White House, and police officers were injured.  

The InJustice Department’s response?  No major arrests.  The courts’ response?  Slaps on the wrist for the few violent criminals who were arrested.  Vice President Kamala Harris’ response?  Pour money into funds to pay the bail of violent anarchists.  Yet the January 6 incident at the Capitol, as incredibly stupid and wrong as it was, is being histrionically exaggerated by Biden, Harris, Pelosi, and other radical leftists as “an attack on Democracy worse than 9/11 and Pearl Harbor!”  One day of stupidity, in which the only person to have died was a female protester shot by a Capitol officer, versus months of violent destruction that resulted in death, injury, destruction of property, and economic collapse.  A tell tale sign of totalitarianism is when the powers-that-be self righteously and hypocritically prosecute one set of criminals who didn’t do much damage and yet refuse to arrest or prosecute those who murdered, raped, assaulted, destroyed entire swaths of cities, and called for the complete violent dismantling of our country’s laws and institutions.  All because the least violent didn’t share the same radical leftist ideology as the government officials who are paid by our tax dollars to enforce our laws fairly and equally.        

Case in point:  Since the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade and constitutionally placing abortion issues back into the power of the states to legislate — that is choose what the will of the states’ people democratically choose via election — multiple pro-life pregnancy centers and churches have been vandalized and their staff harassed and threatened.  Has the InJustice Department made any arrests? Nope ( ).  InJustice Department agents have confiscated video footage provided to them by pregnancy centers’ staff that identify the perpetrators, but the InJustice Department/FBI refuse to return the video evidence, and have made no arrests.  The pregnancy centers should have made copies of the videos before they handed that evidence off to the InJustice Department/FBI.  

This reminds me of my own experience with the InJustice Department/FBI.  My brother Ken “Pastor Max” Parks boasted in public social media posts that he hacks into email and social media accounts of his “enemies”, and he made numerous threats to safety against me and others.  My husband and I presented this evidence of my brother’s cyber crimes and other crimes to the FBI and to Injustice Department assistant U.S. attorneys, yet we could never get the laws enforced.  We were told, “Yes, your brother is breaking the law, but no, we’re not going to put out the money to arrest him.”  Yet during this same period of time, my brother Ken “Pastor Max” Parks made one single phone call in which he falsely reported to the FBI a “planned riot” by peaceful pro-life people at an event in Atlanta and lickety-split the InJustice Department/FBI “put out the money” to send out a squad of agents onto the streets of Atlanta, replete with FBI helicopters swarming over the peaceful pro-life event where no one was violating any state or federal laws. 

Some abortion facilities pay “volunteers” to counteract the presence of pro-life people exercising their constitutional free speech rights on public property near those abortion facilities.  Sometimes the abortion facilities’ paid “volunteers” have harassed, threatened, and even assaulted peaceful pro-life adults and their children (  Have local or federal authorities arrested the “pro-choice” abortion supporters who assaulted the peaceful pro-life people?  Of course not.  Instead the FBI “puts out the money” to send a SWAT team of armed agents to the home of the peaceful pro-life father who lawfully protected his son from the aggressive threatening behavior of an abortion facility’s supporter and arrest him on false charges of assault of that abortion supporter.  All this despite the fact that local authorities did not press any charges against this pro-life father, and despite the fact that the abortion supporter’s civil lawsuit against the pro-life father was dismissed in court ( ).  Regardless of your views on abortion, this is an extremely dangerous show of totalitarian abuse of power by the InJustice Department/FBI!       

Case in point: Parents in Loudon County, Virginia rightfully protested their school boards and school staff for promoting historically fallacious propaganda on race relations, and for allowing a “trans” rapist to attack and sexually assault girls in bathrooms designated for biological girls to use.  School course materials that parents saw for themselves during the COVID-19 school lockdowns incited their justifiable outrage at the perverse propaganda being forced on their children.  Their tax dollars paid the school staffs’ salaries, and they had every constitutional right to make their protests heard.  The school boards response?  They knew beyond any doubt that their comrades in the Injustice Department, namely U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland — who’s son-in-law is co-founder of a company that makes its money pushing Critical Race Theory propaganda on school systems — would come down hard on the parents.  How best to sum up the radical leftists viewpoint on all this?  “How dare those parents tell the school system what they thought best for their own children?!  Don’t they know that their children are the property of the state?!”  

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland’s response to the parents showing constitutionally-protected legitimate concerns for the schools’ lies and endangerment to their children’s psychological and physical well-being?  Why, he did the same thing the Atlanta InJustice Department/FBI did to the peaceful pro-life people at their peaceful and constitutionally-protected event.  Garland declared Loudon County, Virginia’s parents to be “domestic terrorists!” and he made sure to “put out the money” by ordering FBI helicopters to swarm over the houses of parents, as well as sending his FBI agents to harass and intimidate law-abiding parents concerned for the safety and education of their children — parents who exercised their constitutional rights to affirm they have control over their children’s best interests, not the school system and not the state.            

Case in point:  Hunter Biden’s laptop.  Replace Hunter Biden’s last name with Trump and I dare anyone to tell me you honestly think the InJustice Department/FBI would give a Trump family member the same free pass to commit all kinds of crimes as are found on the “laptop from hell” (  Copies of the laptop’s contents show undeniable and rampant profitable collusion with corrupt Russian, Ukrainian, and Chinese governments and businesses by Hunter Biden and his father “The Big Guy” Joe Biden.  But that’s okay!  Senile Joe Biden is a useful tool by the hidden and not-so-hidden radical leftist totalitarian power brokers in the Capitol, in the Injustice Department, in the Pentagon, in the SEC, in the CIA, and in the IRS, to name just a few.  

And let’s not forget Hilary Clinton’s server and smashed cell phones, and her role in the preventable Benghazi debacle and in the DNC’s Steele dossier scheme.  Replace Clinton’s name with Trump or DeSantis or Abbott and the InJustice Department/FBI and CIA would have already locked up such criminals bearing those names.  Maybe even carried out the death penalty against them.  And what do you suppose the InJustice Department/FBI has done with Jeffrey Epstein’s records naming all those influential “friends” (like Bill Clinton) who traveled to his private Caribbean sex party island (often using underage girls)?  Hmmm . . . maybe Epstein’s records are in the same place as Hunter Biden’s laptop.

Whatever you may think of Trump — and yes, I can understand people’s repulsion at his undignified NYC manner while he campaigned for president and during his tenure as president — nonetheless the abuse of power by radical leftist totalitarians to waste our tax dollars to lie on FISA warrants so they can carry out their witch hunts, harass and threaten law-abiding every-day citizens protecting their children and their basic human and constitutional rights are ominous warning sirens.

I wrote extensively about all the incidents in which my brother Ken “Pastor Max” Parks violated state and federal laws yet was never arrested.  As I pointed out in my book, all that has happened to my husband and me, and to other victims, is a microcosm of all that has gone so horribly wrong in our country.  Refusal by police and federal agents as well as state and federal prosecutors and judges to enforce the laws is itself a criminal action committed by those charged to uphold the law.

An irony?  My brother Ken “Pastor Max” Parks has touted himself as a steadfast political and religious conservative — yet he’s gone on the attack for decades against pro-life people, both traditional and liberal theological beliefs and churches, and conservative politicians and media.  In whatever social media forum he’s posting, he makes it his game to speak out of both sides of his mouth in complete contradictory statements.  Apparently, it’s yet another means for him to entertain himself while he exercises power and control over people he so easily dupes into believing that he agrees with them, no matter what their religious or political beliefs are.  

As I wrote my book Fighting for Justice:  Religious Fraud, Mental Illness, and the Collapse of Law & Order, I oftentimes wondered if my book’s account of my well-documented experiences and statements of truth would result in the InJustice Department harassing and ultimately arresting me for speaking verifiable truth, whether or not they were egged on by my cultist brother.  As I watch the totalitarian SWAT team tactics that the InJustice Department engage in against innocent people all the while refusing to arrest actual criminals, I see the Stasi, the Gestapo, and the KGB all rolled into one.  The InJustice Department and other government departments are infested with totalitarian radical leftist cultists, and just like my brother’s tactics, it’s all about power and control as they use defamation, threats, and attacks against innocent people’s basic human rights.  Their purpose is to intimidate those of us who reject their pathological totalitarian radical leftism, as well as to encourage, support, and protect the other radical leftist anarchists who are determined to destroy this country.

The upcoming November, 2022 election results will be most revealing.  If the GOP takes control of at least the House if not both the House and the Senate, let’s see if any of the incumbents and the newly elected will make it to the January 2023 swearing in ceremony without being arrested by the InJustice Department.  

For more details on my book, visit my homepage at  My book can also be purchased on Amazon in either paperback or Kindle ebook. 

On one hand, it’s rather sad that we have a time of year set aside to make others aware of the problems of domestic violence.  But on the other hand, it is vitally important to ensure that others are made aware of how common domestic violence is, in all its forms.

It is a fact of life that bullies have always gone on the attack against those who are physically or mentally weaker, or perceived as such by the bully.  The “ingredients” that can make someone choose to be a bully are deep insecurities, superiority complexes, a lack of empathy, and a pathological enjoyment obtained from the sufferings of others (people and animals alike).

Those who are on the receiving end of domestic violence fall into two categories:  Those who remain victims by refusing to stand up for themselves and others they have a responsibility to protect, and those who refuse to be further victimized, who stand up for themselves and others, who take a stand for what is morally right, and who become survivors.  As a survivor of domestic violence that I experienced at the hands of my four older brothers, I am determined to encourage those who have likewise experienced domestic violence to speak up and do everything in our power to hold abusers accountable.

I have to date been interviewed on a number of podcasts discussing domestic violence, and other related issues described in my book, Fighting for Justice:  Religious Fraud, Mental Illness, and the Collapse of Law & Order ( and that I also describe in my two other websites, and  I am determined to share my experience to encourage and empower other survivors of physical, emotional, and spiritual abuse to speak up and tell their own accounts.  Podcasts are a great way to make our voices heard!

Here are links to podcasts that have interviewed me:

Kevin Price, The Price of Business: 

Debbie Elicksen’s Locker Room for Growth:

Angeline Mitchell Constantinou, Let’s Break the Silence:

Jill Riley’s Post Traumatic Faith: 

Hannah Steiner’s Psykhe Mental Wellbeing:!569d9   

The Backstory with Omobola Stephen:

Living the Dream with Curveball: 

JayBee’s LowTech80s Podcast:

More podcasts are in the works!  

“We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.” — Elie Wiesel

“Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Anyone who has been harmed by a power hungry, abusive cultic figure has the basic human right to speak out the truth about that cultic figure and his or her group.  It doesn’t matter whether a person willingly joined that cultic figure’s group or was an “outsider” or “enemy” targeted by that cultic figure.  Truth needs to be spoken and spoken well.  If abuse and wrongs have been committed by cultic figures and their groups then we owe it to ourselves and to others to speak out the word of warning about them.  Not to do so is selfish and cowardly, and on some level shows the same cold-hearted indifference to others that cultic figures and their groups show to people.  We need to care. 

Anger can indeed be a strong motivator for outing a dangerous cultic figure, but that anger needs to be tempered with true concern for the truth and for others’ well-being.  Speaking out the truth about cultic figures cannot be merely about vengeance.

My efforts to expose the spiritual and financial predatory actions of my cult figure brother Ken “Pastor Max” Parks, a limited purpose public figure, began after consultation with attorneys to discuss the best means to try to put an end to my brother Ken’s very publicized defamation, stalking, death-threatening terrorist campaign against me, my husband, my mother, and dozens of other innocent people.  Unlike most of my brother’s victims, I knew about his criminal records and the child abuse investigations against him.  The fact that my brother Ken was promoting — and continues to promote — himself everywhere, especially on the worldwide Internet as a trusted spiritual leader of his “ministries” and as a photographer and computer expert, has made himself a public figure open to public scrutiny.  

If a power hungry, abusive cultic figure is publicly promoting him or herself, and you have indisputable facts, such as public criminal or civil court records, or a verifiable record in their own writing such as a death threat, sexual harassment or other harassing content, or any other incriminating statements, then you have the right, and perhaps some may argue the duty, to truthfully out those cultic figures in the same public manner that they use to deceitfully promote themselves.

Over the years I’ve have been contacted by my brother Ken “Pastor Max” Parks’ other victims asking if I knew why he was targeting, publicly defaming, harassing, and threatening so many private individuals.  Some of them provided alarming and disturbing written statements my brother Ken had sent to them, which I then in turn published, again due to the fact that my brother Ken has been promoting himself in public to gain “public trust” — my brother’s own written words — and oftentimes using defamation against innocent people in order to appear victimized and thereby manipulate people into feelings sorry for him.  Some of these people my brother Ken defamed and harassed tried to assure themselves that if they just ignored him that he would just grow tired and go away.  I told them that extremely aggressive attention seeking stalkers like my brother Ken will never tolerate being ignored and will certainly never go away.  The only method that has worked to deter his fraudulent publicity efforts and his use of defamation to gain sympathy from naive, unsuspecting people is publicly outing him, such as I’ve done in my websites and in my book Fighting for Justice:  Religious Fraud, Mental Illness, and the Collapse of Law & Order ( and   My publishing of the public criminal and civil records against my brother Ken and his own incriminating statements, as well as other people publicly posting truthful statements against him on social media, have done much good in getting the word out and warning other people about who and what my brother really is.  Consequently, Ken has lost a lot of support (a fact that he himself has complained about in his public social media posts), and his defamatory attacks against me and others have diminished because he knows that if anyone does a search on my name or his other victims’ names they’ll find my websites and my book that reveal the truth about him.    

Starting years ago and continuing up to the present point in time, my brother Ken — a self-professed hacker — stalks and defames his former friends, acquaintances, and high school classmates, and there are strong indications that his stalking includes hacking into these people’s social media accounts.  Apparently, my brother Ken hacks his victims’ social media accounts for three reasons:  1) to use their accounts he hacked in order to post flattering, supportive statements on his own public social media pages to make it appear that those people absolutely adore him; 2) to use his victims’ hacked accounts to post messages to his other targeted victims on social media to find out everything he can about their private lives; and 3) if or when his victims find out that he has presumably hacked their accounts, he apparently gets a real rush from exerting terrorizing power and control over them.  

My brother Ken the self-professed hacker posts up on his public social media pages (Facebook, for example) horrific defamatory statements referring to people’s privately posted medical information or other private details.  Other than hacking and/or setting up fake accounts in other people’s names, there is no other way he could have obtained such personal details from people that we know for a fact have told him and others that they want nothing to do with him.  In some cases when my brother Ken has apparently hacked and taken over these people’s social media accounts there are indications that he locks these people out of their own accounts.  Further indications point to him then setting up new fake accounts in those people’s names, using photos and information found in their original account to make the new fake account appear legitimate.  My brother Ken then apparently proceeds to use his victims’ public friends list found on their original account to send out new friend requests for the new fake account he apparently set up in his victims’ names.  Of course, Facebook rarely responds to serious violations like this, and this problem could most likely be avoided if people set up very strong passwords, and changed those passwords periodically, and gave only bare bones information on their social media accounts.  Since Facebook, being such an immensely unethical and powerfully lucrative corporation, refuses to enforce its own terms of service, it’s left up to victims to warn others about my brother Ken “Pastor Max” Parks, and others like him, who apparently use social media as hunting grounds to hack into victims’ accounts and set up new fake accounts using their names.

Attention seeking cultic figures must be outed, but outed in the right way.  If you’ve been targeted with publicized defamation and libel by a cultic figure who has made him or herself a public figure, limited purpose or otherwise, then talk to an attorney who specializes in free speech rights.  You have a right to speak out against that cultic figure’s use of public defamation and libel against you and/or others, but you need to speak out in the right way, using the right words and forums.  Might the abusive cultic figure file a meritless lawsuit in response to you exercising your freedom of speech rights?  Yep.  And if they are as aggressive in seeking public attention and “punishing” you as my brother Ken “Pastor Max” Parks has been when he filed nine legal actions against me and my husband — admitting that he only did so to cause us to incur defensive attorney fees — then whether you speak out or not they may still stalk you through the courts by filing harassing, utterly meritless lawsuits, just as my brother Ken did (we obtained both state and federal injunctions prohibiting my brother Ken from so easily abusing the court system against us or anyone else ever again).  As our attorneys told us, if someone wants to sue another person for no good reason whatsoever, our broken courts allow them to do that — up to a point.  Fortunately a number of states have anti-SLAPP laws that can dismiss those meritless lawsuits fairly quickly, but unfortunately the financial damage you incur to pay an attorney to defend your innocence will, no doubt, give endless delight to the abusive cultic figure because rarely will you be able to get the cultic figure to pay up the judgment amount awarded to you by the court.  I will be writing another article later on about creative ways that victims of abusive sue-ers like my brother Ken “Pastor Max” Parks can financially recover from the legal expenses incurred from defending their innocence.   

On September 15, 2022, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) introduced the SLAPP Protection Act in Congress ——slapp-protection-act.pdf .  SLAPP stands for Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation.  On one hand, if Rep. Raskin’s bill were to be enacted into law it could require instantaneous judicial review and thereby put a quick end to any meritless defamation lawsuits filed in federal court, with very limited financial cost to the innocent defendants.  But it could also be used to dismiss legitimate defamation lawsuits.  Alarming lies — such as defamation per se, in which you are being accused of violating laws and of being a criminal — that are intended to incite some form of harm against the person is not protected free speech, and the courts have upheld that principle, including in states that have anti-SLAPP laws (such as my home state of Tennessee).  I still very much believe that lucrative media and Big Tech corporations like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and all others need to be sued into oblivion for all the defamation, defamation per se, threats, sex trafficking, drug trafficking, etc. that they make money from publishing, and their leaders should also face multiple criminal charges.  These Big Tech corporations publish their terms of service — contracts between themselves and users and non-users alike — yet second-by-second every single day these Big Tech entities violate their own contractual terms of service.  That is fraud at best, and complicity with murder, drug and human trafficking, and other serious crimes at worst.      

In summary, we cannot let some pathological bully cultic figure silence or intimidate us from speaking well-verified truth, and the laws are on our side.  We have a basic human right to defend ourselves and to speak the truth, and to speak it well.  Refuse to be silenced, out of self-respect and out of respect for other victims and potential victims.   

I wrote in my book, Fighting for Justice: Religious Fraud, Mental Illness, and the Collapse of Law & Order, that cult leaders are by-and-large narcissistic psychopaths. In their insatiable lust for power they are seemingly incapable of empathy. Yet cult leaders are very adept at “reading” the emotions of others and shrewdly using those emotions to manipulate people, oftentimes appearing to be empathetic. But it’s all an act. Cult leaders — whether religious, political, self-improvement, corporation, etc. — are oftentimes extremely intelligent. They are highly skilled at “sizing up” people, and they adjust their verbal and psychological lures accordingly.

My cult leader brother, Ken “Pastor Max” Parks uses classic cult 101 tactics, as seen in his online interactions. Over the years his own public online posts show his extreme vacillations on positions. When he’s trying to bamboozle those who identify as Christian and/or politically conservative he makes use of religious jargon, Bible quotes, and presents himself as pro-life and politically conservative. When he’s schmoozing with non-Christians, and especially with those who are very anti-Christian or anti-religion, he’s right there with them siding with them on pro-abortion stances, hurling vile insults and defamation at “stupid Christians/religionists” and railing against politically conservative ideas and entities. It’s the thrill of the con job, apparently, so that he can make himself feel intellectually superior over those he knowingly dupes. Sadly, it doesn’t take much to convince those who belong to one side or the other that he’s in their corner.

Especially for religious cult leaders, their primary motivation for gaining a following is not only to replace God in people’s lives, but to replace or redefine the idea of a good, loving, just God. All in all, religious, political, self-improvement, or corporation cult leaders seek to fill people’s “God hole” by becoming the center of their followers’ universe, promising to provide all the solutions to life’s difficulties, offering a place of belonging and camaraderie, and guaranteeing success and happiness to all who follow their “expert” or “enlightened” ways. From this primary motivation of replacing God, of becoming for all purposes God or at least god-like in people’s lives, comes the cult leader’s other exploitative tactics.

Once the cult leader’s lure has hooked a follower then, little by little, more is expected of the follower. Cult leaders know when to make increasingly more demands of each individual follower. They know how to make followers feel “special,” ordained to a greater calling and purpose than “non-believers” or the less “enlightened.” Followers’ ethical and moral restraints are systematically broken down as the cult leader digs his claws deeper and deeper into the very soul of each person, making more and more outrageous demands of their followers’ time, talent, and their very beings. It is at this point when followers give enormous sums of money and even their entire life savings to the cult leader, and it is also at this point where emotional, spiritual, physical, and sexual abuse begins. Remember: the primary motivation of any cult leader is to become God in their followers’ lives, and their lust for all-encompassing power as God over their followers is insatiable.

This has been the path some of my brother Ken “Pastor Max” Parks’ cult followers have taken after he played on their emotions and worked them up into a maelstrom of righteous indignation with his outrageous lies against me and my husband. My brother’s cult followers have harassed us in person and by phone. Would these people have committed the crime of harassment if they’d never allowed themselves to be lured in by my brother’s lies — “She’s a child abuser! She and her husband are domestic terrorists! They’ve threatened to kill me to stop me from being God’s minister! They’re wanted criminals and fugitives!”? Probably not. The sad thing about my brother’s cult followers is that not one of those who allowed themselves to be taken in by his drama queen lies against me and my husband (and probably against other people) ever contacted the police in my area to check to see if anything he said even had a smidgen of truth. If they had done that they would have realized that they’d been taken for suckers by my brother. No, it took the police contacting them after we made complaint about their harassment for them to wise up and realize they had been taken for fools by my brother. One can only hope they’ve learned their lesson.

Over the years I’ve heard directly from people who were initially taken in by my brother Ken “Pastor Max” Parks’ use of religious jargon and Bible quoting, and they truly believed — for a time — that he was a good, godly man badly victimized by me and by others. But once their innocent questions were met with my brother’s paranoid attacks on their character, or they read through the documentation I’ve published demonstrating that he is a mentally unstable, dangerous, religious fraud out to scam people emotionally, spiritually, and financially, they wanted nothing more to do with him.

Thus there are lessons we can all learn from our online and in-person encounters, especially with those who use titles meant to evoke instantaneous trust (pastor, life coach, guru, spiritual guide, etc.): Never take anyone you don’t really know at face value. Check out and confirm everything they claim about themselves. Listen to your gut instinct when something they’ve said, posted, or done doesn’t sit right. Look for any self-aggrandizing, pompous statements in which they come across as vastly superior in knowledge, spirituality, or experience. Observe how they react to questions to see if they instantaneously go on the attack — especially making personal attacks — over some minor statement or disagreement. Don’t fall for them giving you special attention, overly praising you and complimenting you (that’s called grooming). And be on your guard when they attempt to lure you into some form of intense commitment to their “cause” especially if it involves giving them money or doing some kind of weird “favor” or committing a crime for them. Remember: God hasn’t dropped dead and He certainly hasn’t left any mere mortal in charge.

As I wrote in one of my prior blogs/updates, my first foray into the world of being interviewed by a podcaster was a complete disaster.  The podcaster failed to adequately prepare by reading my free book I sent him, and he failed to read the documentation on my stopabusivelawsuits website.  

Without recounting what I wrote earlier about this podcast interview debacle, the experience nonetheless served as a learning lesson for how I choose other podcasters to interview me.

Since that first disappointing podcast interview, I have had several excellent interviews by podcasters here in the States, in Canada, the UK, and Africa.  They’ve prepared well for interviewing me by either reading my book or reading about my book, and they’ve read the documentation on my websites.  I thank those podcasters for caring about their audiences as they work to inform and encourage those who, like myself, are victims/survivors of familial abuse and stalking, or cult/spiritual abuse, or who have likewise encountered the same corruption and brokenness of our court system and “law enforcement.”  In my podcast interviews I have focused on educating, not merely “kvetching”, about my own experience.  I give tips I’ve learned on how to cope in the midst of being victimized, emphasizing the importance of having a reliable support system.  I recount my efforts to try to change laws to offer more protections to victims.  I encourage people to speak up and tell their story online.  Most importantly I emphasize that keeping one’s sanity involves courageously accepting the road that none of us chose to be on, learning all that can be learned on this unexpected journey, standing up for oneself, being kind and compassionate to oneself and to others, gaining or maintaining faith in a good, loving, just God, keeping the eternal perspective, and choosing in the here and now gratitude for even the smallest of good things.  Doing these things wrests power away from the abuser.  

I’ve received excellent feedback on my podcast interviews, and I truly hope these interviews are of help to others going through or trying to heal from their own traumatic experiences.  Lastly, for fellow authors like myself, podcast interviews provide an opportunity to promote our books and websites, which are, again, intended to be of benefit to others.  

I encourage other victim/survivors to seek out appropriate and professional podcasts so as to give yourself the opportunity to make your voices heard.  It’s important to let other victim/survivors know that they are not alone.  We have a right to speak the truth and to offer encouragement to others.