For Esther Rockett and Lance Martin anyone is fair game in the pursuit of ‘bringing Universal Medicine down’. Their name calling and harassment has targeted anyone that might have an association with Universal Medicine, from the family of Serge Benhayon and their spouses to anyone with a passing contact with the organisation, such as local members of Council, or those who choose to attend Universal Medicine events, such as young people, lawyers, IT professionals and medical professionals – basically anyone that they consider fair game in their hate-filled agenda.
When those that are being harassed so relentlessly have stood up and exposed the lies, then Esther Rockett and Lance Martin have cried ‘victim’ – but this pair are not the victims, they are the creators of their own dark reality.
Esther Rockett claims that she does not ‘single anyone out if it is not relevant to the group’s practices’.
This may come as a surprise to the hundreds of businesses attacked on her ‘naming names page’ who are simply practicing as lawyers, doctors, psychologists, social workers, academics, small business owners, complementary health practitioners, singing teachers, musicians and so on. It would also come as a surprise to those who have been personally vilified and called a barrage of offensive terms.
Ms Eunice Minford, respected surgeon, and Esther Rockett’s ire
For one example of many, Ms Eunice Minford was singled out for Esther Rockett’s specialised treatment. Blogging over many entries Esther Rockett variously accused the Northern Ireland General Surgeon of being a ‘euthanasia enthusiast’ supporting assisted suicide in a direct manipulation and misinterpretation of the surgeon’s own published views that were contra to and questioning of euthanasia.
She maliciously attacked Ms Minford stating that her ‘specialty is drug free anaesthesia, and scalpel free lobotomies’, falsely imputing that the Doctor was in breach of her Hippocratic Oath and using her medical practice not to treat patients but to ‘recruit’ for a ‘life negating and utterly destructive death driven cult’, referring to her (and other doctors) as ‘elite recruiters abusing their status’, abusing patients and going so far as to falsely suggest that Ms Minford had engaged in wrongdoing by failing to report ‘inappropriate touching’ which was ‘notifiable conduct’. This bizarre claim is a complete fabrication of harm on Esther Rockett’s part (as are all the other malicious accusations), since there is and was no ‘inappropriate touching’ to report.
Esther Rockett has also made the ridiculous and much repeated suggestion that the doctor was making money out of Universal Medicine. For instance:
‘Then, after a tip off from a reader, I waded in, and asked Eunice how much money she’d made out of Universal Medicine, recruiting patients to UM from her surgical practice and vice versa and whether the NHS was aware of her activities.’
We can answer for Ms Eunice Minford that she has made no money from Universal Medicine, despite Esther Rockett’s repeated accusations, and when you are attended upon by Ms Minford in her role as surgeon, what you receive is medical care of the highest quality from a surgeon with an exceptional international training in specialist transplant surgery amongst other things and not as Esther Rockett, in all her vileness, asserts ‘recruiting NHS patients into a sexually abusive, multimillion dollar, bullying death cult’.
What is more, and this exposes Esther Rockett’s weak lies and manipulations, it is to be noted Ms Minford is an NHS doctor – that is a doctor in the British National Health Service (NHS), a public system, who is paid a standard salary and therefore she is not going to make any additional money personally if any Universal Medicine student, or anyone else for that matter, attends upon her for surgery.
In addition to her vicious online attacks against the Northern Ireland General Surgeon, Esther Rockett made approaches to Ms Minford’s employer and the General Medical Council with her extraordinary and ridiculous claims, it appears in an attempt to have the respected medico struck off or dismissed from her employment.
Yes that is correct, Esther Rockett has sought to have the doctor struck off or dismissed on the basis of the malicious lies that she had made up about the doctor motivated only upon the doctor’s association with Universal Medicine. The repercussions of this vile attack appear to be justified by Esther Rockett’s irrational pursuit of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine.
Surely Esther Rockett would be aware that if Ms Minford were struck off not only would the good doctor lose her current employment, but she would never be able to practice medicine again – she would lose the capacity to work in the career to which she has dedicated her life, as well as her livelihood all because of the malice of an acupuncturist and cyber-bully who lives on the other side of the world in a coastal village.
Esther Rockett has never met Ms Eunice Minford, has not been a patient of Ms Minford and there have been no issues with the well-regarded surgeon from actual patients. So, however Esther Rockett likes to present herself, apparently as a hapless victim who is merely ‘looking out for others’, her malicious crusade needs to be seen for what it is. There are no ‘victims’ that need protecting from Ms Minford or Universal Medicine, they simply do not exist, but there are those who need to be protected from an all out campaign of lies and deceit by Esther Rockett. Needless to say, Ms Minford’s employer was not impressed by the attacks upon their well respected and valued medical professional who had not engaged in any single one of the ridiculous accusations made against her and saw the complaint for the garbage it was, as did the General Medical Council, who summarily dismissed it.
So we have to take with a grain of salt Esther Rockett’s assertion that she would not post comments that are “deemed inappropriate, unhelpful, irrelevant, derailing or abusive.”
Perhaps it is simply that Esther Rockett’s moral compass has drifted so far off course that she considers this comment from Lance Martin, writing under the pseudonym ‘You know whose brother’ as, well, ‘not offensive’, although given the imputation of paedophilia and the tone, one has to ask what Esther Rockett would consider ‘offensive’ – You be the judge:
“‘Get over here and get brainwashed by my bullshit! What you haven’t given up your husband and family yet?! You want to remain in that comfort, false emotional love, having sex! like an animal? Don’t you want to be like me? i know how to make love, and have full body orgasms [with my young wife I met when she was 13- nudge nudge]. I know you are jealous…Well you’re just not stepping up are you! What he called UM a cult? Scurrilous lies. Don’t you know he is loveless, and a liar!” ” No, I didn’t say to leave him… that is your choice…don’t hide behind my words..take responsibility”
What a gutless turd. A choice of words that will be his undoing BTW. Mark my words.”
Not so charming chest beating from Lance Martin. But then again, what does one expect from a man who needs pseudonyms and recruited mouthpieces to hide behind and use as his weapon of vitriol. There was no sight of his real name until FACTS exposed him.
Lance ought to understand that our chest beats to the tune of love, not hatred and especially not jealousy. As Serge Benhayon states – ‘hatred has never won the day’.
Esther Rockett invites comment then victimises her blog contributors
It appears to take little to incite Esther Rockett and her fellow bloggers ire. Like a spider that lures her victims into her web, Esther Rockett has invited contributions to her blogs and adult debate, then appears to eat them alive.
A few individuals, perhaps taking Esther’s invitation that people could engage in open debate upon her blogsite, tentatively made some contributions suggesting that the material being published by Esther Rockett was biased and that either themselves or others had benefitted by brief encounters with Universal Medicine, although they were not Universal Medicine students or regular attendees at courses, for example, one contributor wrote:
‘All I can say about the attacks and debasements of Universal Medicine and Serge is that they are based on ignorance and conventional prejudiced thinking… Since attending these trainings and healings my health and vitality, my outlook and general emotional well-being are streets ahead of what they were.’
There were various challenges to Esther Rockett’s attacks on Universal Medicine with suggestions that she might more fittingly pursue other matters, Chris Rule commented:
‘Your commentary is weirdly overwrought and exaggerated. … Most of the philosophical approaches of UM are direct extrapolations of reincarnationist thinkings widespread over the planet for thousands of years. Not very unusual at all…..I attended one of the UM retreats. I think they are harmless. Guess what the guts of it is? Gluten and dairy and drugs and alcohol aren’t good (surprise surprise). You should respect yourself and not give your power away. You shouldn’t be a victim of your own or anyone else’s lusts. If you are ill continue your treatments but consider illness may be a result of your life. If you don’t get better, the next life may be cleared of that particular aspect.
None of this is particularly unusual.’
The response published by Esther Rockett from one of her anonymous contributors exposes the fallacy of Esther Rockett’s invitations for adult or enlightened debate and are a glaring illustration of the fact that she has somehow lost touch with any decency in dealing with others who might have a contrary view to her own.
In response to Chris Rule, the published commentary included this suggestion:
“Fuck off Chris rule you total pillock. How do you know- Many women ARE unhappy with their sexual partners who seek more animalistic pleasures to spice up an empty relationship.
How do you know it’s empty?
Is there any chance the ladies enjoy sex and have animalistic urges too??? Are men ever abused by woman or is it always the other way around? You fucking bellend.
Youd have to be a right knob to accept those statements as fact rather than the work of someone who is hellbent on effing up marriages. Which he’s done here and down under. And listen shit for brains Serge wants to the relationship to collapse. Why should that be rightly so? What business is of his? What the fuck is wrong with you you dip shit.
And one last thing shithead, just because millions of flies eat shit, don’t make it right.
What you basically said is: Because most people are fucking stupid, its okay that I am stupid too.
Grow a brain and fuck off.
I mean that with the greatest respect.”
What more needs to be said about this charming response? Adult debate, reasoned discussion, a place for fair and enlightened debate? You be the judge.
Pointing out that Esther could hardly complain about being brought to account online, an anonymous post by “Bob Dylan” pointed out that:
‘You started all this Esther. Your vile posts have set the precedent for all that followed. What did you expect? Flowers on your door step?’
Led to Esther Rockett in an apparent fit of spite promptly publishing the contributors email address and URL.
It is perhaps pointing out the obvious, that Esther Rockett does not entertain criticism very well and seems incapable of reasoned debate. And therein is the assailant exposed. The tactic of crying victim against a backdrop of mordant intent, a factor that is ineffaceable, will not work and time has proven it so.
So when Lance Martin asks himself why no one ‘has had the spiritual largesse to ask a question, start a dialogue or seek to understand those that have concerns’ (doesn’t he sound reasonable), his answer is so clearly provided by the blog post above. Perhaps those who might have a dialogue do not want to be met with abuse and be told to ‘grow a brain and f…. off’.
‘Take us to court and prove us wrong’
Esther Rockett and Lance Martin have suggested that the proper place to deal with their lies is in a courtroom and have suggested that they should be proven wrong in legal proceedings.
Although of late we have noticed a certain pattern in their limited reasoning – if you stand up against their lies, Esther Rockett and Lance Martin claim ‘victimisation’, but if you do not and ignore their lies you are, according to Lance and Esther, conceding that they are correct. In this regard, according to their strained logic, if legal proceedings were taken by Serge Benhayon against them to vindicate his position (as indeed such proceedings would do), then Universal Medicine would be painted as the big bad cult ‘victimising’ them, but if Serge Benhayon declines to take such action, then he inevitably will be considered by Lance and Esther as failing, since they argue that if the matter is not put before the courts then Serge Benhayon must have something to hide. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t is the sly tactic here.
It does not seem to occur to Esther Rockett and Lance Martin that you do not waste money suing impecunious defendants, however successful you might be in your action, since you cannot recoup the extensive costs of litigation from defendants who are so obviously not doing well in business.
Although if it were done, the catch cry of ‘we are being victimised by the big bad cult’ is inevitable.
What is interesting is that Esther Rockett was counting on Universal Medicine not being able to address her lies. As you can see in the following she was hoping that we would not wish to appear ‘nasty’ and thus would be unlikely to uncover her lies. What Esther refers to as an ‘expose’ of ‘secretive nastiness’ appears to be my private emails that she stole and published which revealed a plan to expose her as the person behind the vitriol and lies spread about Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine. Esther Rockett writes:
‘Apparently they plan to rebut our exposés of their secretive nastiness, which will be funniest of all. How will they maintain their facade of ‘gentleness’ and ‘love for humanity’ (LOL) while going all ad hominem on me and the LOF.’
An expectation that we ‘turn the other cheek’ or ‘roll over and play dead’
It has become apparent that Esther Rockett and Lance Martin did not intend to be called to account for their lies. Lance curiously asks:
‘What legitimate group or business, least of all one that says it is all about humanity and care, sets up websites to defame people who raise concerns? What group attacks official complainants online and lets its ‘members’ go crazy defaming and harassing them without correcting basic information?’
What is so strange is that they cannot see their own behaviour – with a two and a half year online cyber-bullying campaign where they have falsely accused Serge Benhayon of tax fraud, charities rorts, assisting people to die, brainwashing, manipulating women to leave marriages, having an interest in underage girls, sexual or financial exploitation, and now when all other lies fail, anti-Semitism, all with no evidence except Esther Rockett and Lance Martin’s own repeated accusations and suggestion that there is evidence (that they never produce). We have presented clear evidence to counter all such claims.
From stealing my personal emails and publishing them, being described as Serge’s ‘ferocious little terrier’, a ‘drill-sergeant’ and ‘bully’ to recently apparently graduating to becoming a ‘cult’ leader in my own right, Esther Rockett and Lance Martin have taken pains to abuse my every move.
Lance’s latest comment suggests that my blogs are an incoherent jumble of vitriol – it is clear he has not been reading them – but to recap, just so Lance Martin has no doubt about the clarity, rather than the incoherence, of his lies being exposed – his lies have been shown to be that, simply lies, his business dealings exposed as a scam, and his legacy appears to be that he has done nothing of merit with his life and will be remembered as the man who said his wife left him for a cult, but everyone (whilst he was hysterically crying out about imagined injustices) knew it was because he treated his wife like a manipulative control freak more interested in having a trophy wife than a real relationship.
According to Lance and Esther, this ferocious little terrier should roll over and play dead in the face of the lies. It has obviously caused them some consternation that I did not do so, and neither has the Universal Medicine student body.
Abject failure in an attempt for the moral high ground as Lance Martin pulls in the Dalai Lama to make a point
Lance Martin has made a dubious reference wondering if the Dalai Lama might have responded to his critics in the way that Serge Benhayon has. He appears to have expected Serge to ‘turn the other cheek’ so to speak. Lance Martin comments that Serge Benhayon would be expected to take the ‘higher road’:
“Even if we are evil, misguided, driven by malice or loveless, someone as resplendent as he claims he is, would certainly take the higher road. It’s more proof that he’s just a hateful ratbag hiding behind a few words about “love” and a gaggle of middle aged women with a penchant for ball-busting.”
Obviously the ‘higher road’ is, according to Lance Martin, allowing another to make up vicious lies with abandon without taking any measures to ensure that the truth is presented.
I will pass by Lance’s derogatory and ultimately denigrating to women reference to myself as being part of a ‘gaggle of middle-aged women with a penchant for ball-busting’, to suggest that Lance Martin thought he was going to have a free for all hate-fest at Serge Benhayon’s expense. He did not count on anyone to counter his lies.
It appears that Esther Rockett also assumed that everyone would be so cowed by her threats of putting anyone of us on her ‘naming names’ page or be afraid of her hate-filled name calling that no-one would stand up to her – that’s right – the bully always tries to control everyone. Perhaps she hoped that her targets would go the way of many victims of cyber-abuse and bullying and arrive at suicide as the only option to deal with their abusers. We have to remember that Esther Rockett is not an innocent – her abuse is calculated to harm and hurt those whom she targets.
What perhaps Esther and Lance did not count on is that those who are the targets of their bullying crusade have not been impacted by their stupid lies and threats because the love that they are surrounded by and the support that they have outweighs the ludicrous assaults that the pair have attempted to pursue. Lies fade into complete insignificance when true love is at the fore.
But back to Lance Martin’s assumption that His Holiness the Dalai Lama would not pursue those who have sought to harm him. It is true that the Dalai Lama would not pursue his enemies with anger or hatred, indeed he would suggest a peaceful solution, but he would also not stand by and be silent in the face of lies. Apart from the OBVIOUS fact that the Dalai Lama has not been the subject of Lance Martin and Esther Rockett’s lies and hate blogging with thousands of pages and thousands of comments filled with vitriol and lies penned by the pair that required answering, we might also look at how being targeted in this way might really be responded to within the boundaries of the Buddhist faith.
Lance may not know that in the Buddhist tradition the telling of lies is abhorrent since it is a fundamental tenet of the Buddhist path to engage in right speech.
Now Lance Martin, who seems to have referred to his Holiness on a number of occasions, may not be familiar with what right speech entails, but I can offer a short course that might assist Lance about the path of ethical conduct, if that were of any importance to him, although given his business history and his propensity to create lies about anything and everything about Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine it is perhaps a little obvious that it will hold no interest.
Anyway I digress, right speech asks the practitioner to abstain from lying, divisive speech and abusive speech. So where do we begin Lance and Esther with your two-year history of lies, abuse and discourses intended to be divisive? How do you justify the extended attacks upon anyone who questions your lies and fabricated complaints?
An unbridled nastiness has been the tenet of most of Lance Martin’s and Esther Rockett’s writings as well as lies about pretty much anything that they can concoct about Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine – whether it be false accusations of money laundering, tax fraud or evasion, sexual or financial exploitation, sexual abuse and grooming, indecent interest in young girls, charities rorts, mind control, exploitation of the sick and dying, breaking up families… oh and lately, when no other false accusation has borne the fruit Lance Martin and Esther Rockett desire, they have a new plan of attack, albeit a little confused, it is now that Serge Benhayon is either Jewish or an anti-Semite – apparently both are equally abhorrent to Lance Martin and Esther Rockett.
I could provide you with a long discourse upon Lance’s business dealings falling well below what might be considered ‘right livelihood’, since the Buddhist path requires you to be honest and ethical in business dealings, and not cheat, lie or steal. In this context, ‘right action’, another important practice, also part of the Buddhist path, would suggest that taking a client’s money and then not providing the service promised would be a slight problem. How does this look to you Lance Martin?
Name-calling, lies, deceit and divisiveness are all matters that are considered harmful to others and harming to the perpetrator if the principles of the Buddhist path are considered. So what are we to do in the face of this conduct meted out by Lance Martin and Esther Rockett? What guidance can we find here?
One important aspect of Buddhism is to clear away the lies and create a purity of mind, but this can only occur if the tenets of the path are acted upon to support this. In other words, it is essential to uphold right speech, right action and right livelihood. Now the underlying principles of Buddhism lead to a key point that Lance might like to consider, that to fail to act according to these principles will create great suffering:
And suffering follows’ (Dhammapada)
It is understood that Lance has claimed to be suffering lately, and it is likely that this is of his own making, since you cannot engage full time on a course of lies and vitriol without having repercussions, and it does not take Buddhist philosophy to reach that conclusion – A disturbed mind does not sleep well at night. By the way Lance Martin, I sleep very well at night.
What does one do in the face of someone who has spent two years on a vengeful course that is of great harm to themselves and others? Do you let them carry on regardless? Is that what the Dalai Lama would do?
Well oddly enough he most certainly would not,
he would arrest them in their tracks.
His Holiness has said:
So when correcting the lies and calling those who lie to account is the only way to stop someone from harming themselves and others, then it needs to be done.
The FACTS blog is not a victimisation of Esther Rockett and Lance Martin; it is a correction of a great harm – the harm done by the countless lies they have told about everything from false claims of sexual abuse, corruption, tax fraud, money laundering, financial exploitation and on and on it goes. A harm that is occurring on many levels – from those who lie, to those who are lied about.
What do you do when you are concerned about your loved ones?
Esther Rockett and Lance Martin have apparently lost themselves on the bandwagon of self-delusion. Lance, keeping up the lie that those involved in Universal Medicine are all estranged from their families – Lance Martin should speak to my family, all they can say is that I am happier and healthier than they have ever known me to be and also we have better relationships than ever before – attempts to counsel an anonymous contributor (that for all we know is Lance himself addressing himself) in an apparent attempt to sound ‘adult’ and ‘wise’, suggested that:
‘I think the best thing you can do for someone deep in the group is to be consistent, non judgmental and hope that one day they begin to unravel the implanted beliefs and they return to you in some way.’
Perhaps we could point out that Lance Martin obviously considers that the ‘only’ other thing you can do for ‘poor people who don’t know they’re brainwashed’ is defame them online, lie about them and create work place harassment for them, accuse them publicly of being child molesters and sexual abusers without any appropriate police complaints or sensitive investigations to protect the very people they claim to care about.
We have to ask, if you saw a group that concerned you, would you create a site to abuse those people? If Esther Rockett and Lance Martin truly believe that we are ‘brainwashed’ and our mental state is as fragile (as they alone suggest) and that we are, in their view, ‘grey, emaciated, washed out’ and altogether unwell (have they seen the pictures?) – would you or any other normal person want to add to that distress by making a vicious public campaign of harassment and vilification online and through the tabloid media? For any decent person the likely answer would be ‘no’.
A new website exposing who Esther Rockett Acupuncturist really is
And speaking of arresting the harm, Esther Rockett recently moved to Byron Bay – she has cited this as a sea change – although an examination of her GST accounts suggests it may have been an attempt to rescue a failing business. We might also wonder if it was a move informed by her obsessive behaviour about Universal Medicine and an attempt to move closer to those she has been cyber-stalking and apparently stalking in person for some time.
As a matter of public service some Byron Bay locals established a site acupuncturebyronbay.com to document Esther Rockett’s malicious attacks upon groups and individuals who live and work in the Byron Shire or have done so.
Classically Esther and co are claiming that countering her lies and exposing the multitude of lies is somehow victimising her. All the website does is accurately expose her antics over the past 2 years, and it is true that it is not a great background check for those seeking her services. But it is not true to say this is the cause of her business failing, we can suggest this is perhaps due to her own obsession with Universal Medicine and a failing quality in her work.
Esther Rockett has made it clear that she does not like the latest website that exposes her antics – one of her ‘anonymous’ commenters writes:
“The setting up of a website with specifically worded domain name to harm a specific person is the ultimate in cyberbullying”
That is such an interesting observation – the Byron Bay website’s domain name is acupuncturebyronbay.com. This is not using Esther Rockett’s name at all as the domain name. This contrasts to Esther Rockett’s sites that have taken Serge Benhayon’s business name as their URL which have specifically targeted Universal Medicine, the business name used by Serge Benhayon, and the content of which has been scurrilous lies and fabricated claims against Serge Benhayon, Universal Medicine and anyone associated with it. Not to mention the vicious slinging of personal insults and name-calling.
‘Anonymous’ goes on to say that:
“it’s a too common sociopath trait to try to convince others and project their own evil doings onto people they disagree with and usually their victims”
This seems an apt self-reflection for Esther Rockett and Lance Martin. The UM FACTS team and those who have established the acupuncturebyronbay site are addressing all the lies that Esther Rockett has spun. Somehow standing up and calling out the lies that Esther Rockett and Lance Martin have spread online has been twisted in Esther Rockett’s small mind into her being ‘victimised’.
What are those who are lied about supposed to do?
In Esther Rockett and Lance Martin’s world it appears you simply let the lies be told.
It appears in their world the right to free speech provides them the right to lie and blatantly so. But a right of reply to counter those lies is branded as ‘victimisation’ and not a legitimate exercise of a right to free speech.
Apparently, in Esther Rockett and Lance Martin’s world a rampant use of lies, innuendo and abusive hate speech should be conducted without any right of reply. It is fortunate for us that we do not live in Esther Rockett and Lance Martin’s world. Indeed in the world as it really is, our world, their hatred and lies will catch up with them in the end.
There is one sure factor of life; lies and liars meet their own cacophony. Nowhere in history has a liar not met with his inevitable destiny.
Further Reading in the Esther Rockett and Lance Martin cry ‘victimisation’ series:
(1) Bruce Drake. (2014). The dark side of online harassment: menacing behavior http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/12/01/the-darkest-side-of-online-harassment-menacing-behavior/