I have discovered that this programme known as Alcoholics Anonymous is dangerous in ways that may be difficult to understand. Most people, in general, need to find self-love and empowerment. Most people do not need to be beaten down and stripped of their power. AA steals your soul and any chance you may have at fulfilling your dreams. The indoctrination is so powerful that even brilliance is not recognized by the brilliant due to the abuse they suffered after spending time in AA.
I have been given permission to reveal the author and to post the following re-write of the 12 steps. If you have ever spent any time in the rooms you will recognize this chanting at the beginning of every meeting — but what follows is truth and not disempowering, dangerous, brainwashing dogma. It is brilliance.
The New Twelve Steps —
RARELY HAVE they seen a person who has thoroughly followed their path. Those who do recover are usually people who have recognized AA as a dangerous religious cult, and will not give themselves completely to AA’s fanatical program. The AA Cult is constituted primarily of men and women who are constitutionally incapable of being honest with anyone… including themselves.
Some of them are not at fault; They were screwed the second they set foot into the church basement door. They were systematically indoctrinated into believing that alcoholics are naturally incapable of grasping and developing a manner of living which demands any type of honesty. They should still be held accountable for the behavior that has ruined so many lives. Many AA members suffer from grave emotional and mental disorders. The program requires that they believe alcoholics can never recover. Most of the people who quit drinking without AA have recovered in large part, due to their self-determination and ability to act rationally. Our stories disclose in a general way what We used to be like, what happened, and what We are like now.
If You have decided You want to leave Alcoholics Anonymous and are willing to go to any lengths to do it – then You are ready to take certain steps.
At some of these We were delighted. We were sure that We had found a more sound and reasonable way. With all of the earnestness at our command, We encourage You to be resolute and confident from the very start. Some of Us have tried to hold on to Our old AA ideas and the result was nil until We let go absolutely. Remember that WE deal with Alcoholics Anonymous – cunning, baffling, dishonest! Continuing the mental masturbation was too much for Us.
There is only one person who has the power to overcome your alcohol problem – that person is You. May You trust and believe in Yourself now! Delusions and superstitious nonsense availed Us nothing. We stood at the turning point. We learned to protect and care for Ourselves with complete Self-acceptance. Here are the steps We took which are encouraged as a course of action to escape the AA mind trap…
1. We decided We were “Not Powerless” over alcohol – that Our lives had become dominated by AA.
2. Came to understand that We were never as morally reprehensible as some AA members had led Us to believe.
3. Made a decision to turn and walk away from Alcoholics Anonymous forever.
4. Made a scorching and fearless indictment against AA as an organization.
5. Admitted to Ourselves and another Human Being that We had been ambushed into joining a religious cult.
6. Were entirely ready to relieve Ourselves of the self-defeating bullshit We were taught at AA.
7. Familiarized Ourselves with cult indoctrination tactics in order that We may never fall into a similar trap again.
8. Made a list of all AA-members who had harmed Us, and became willing to confront them all.
9. Called such people on their bullshit whenever possible, except when to do so would significantly injure them or others.
10. Continued to indict Alcoholics anonymous and when We were wronged promptly expressed our disapproval of it.
11. Sought scientific empirical evidence that could help Us to defeat addiction; focusing on Ourselves as the Power to carry that out.
12. Having been awakened from the AA nightmare as a result of these steps, We tried to carry this message to other victims of AA, so that everyone might know the truth about the Alcoholics Anonymous cult.
You are not alone.
Many of Us have been misled by the religion that claims not to be a religion. Some of Us suffered for years oblivious to the fact that AA offers no reliable or even sincere method to help alcohol troubled people to recover from addiction. When We felt hopeless. They used it against Us.
They told us We were powerless.
They did it to break Us down.
They did it to make Us unsure of Ourselves.
They did it to recruit new members for their religious cult.
We’re here to expose AA for what it really is. If You’ve tried AA over and over again, and You’re not getting the results you were promised, maybe it’s time You tried something else.
Think about it.
Like I said — Brilliance.
However, many members (and ex-members), have an understandably difficult time deprogramming from all the scare tactics forced down their throats in AA.
You see, Bill Wilson was the kind of person who had to lie about who he was because he hated himself for very specific reasons, that we will never know — very specific reasons that he avoided facing his entire life. He avoided delving into his self-hate by becoming a guru, all the while acting as if he did not want to be a guru. He is the most brilliant guru of all time.
And since he hates himself so, rather than figure out why, he had to develop a program that would make its members hate themselves just as much, or hopefully more … to justify his hate-filled heart and to develop a posse of fawning disciples. Oh, and to 13th step (sexually harass) all the women.
Wilson had chronic depression and killed himself slowly with nicotine and then begged for whiskey on his death-bed — now that’s some SERIOUS SELF HATE. Having compassion for him is fine as long as you refrain from following his path or from defending his cult religion.
Stay the fuck away from AA.
— Laura Tompkins