Why I work on Universal Medicine Facts by Jonathan Baldwin
I dedicate my time to working on the Universal Medicine Facts website because the truth is something that I hold very dear to me.
In 2012, I was given a huge wakeup call as to the level of corruption and abuse that was possible at the hands of the Media Industry, and through the use of the Internet. I saw the harm that could be wielded online by anonymous sources using multiple pseudonyms to write lies and defamatory content about others with no real consequences as the communications laws in Australia have not caught up with the demands of the Internet age. The lies and allegations that were written on the blogs created by then Brisbane based Acupuncturist Esther Rockett and Bangalow man Lance Martin stunned me at first; I found it difficult to accept that anyone could write with this level of vitriol.
Since 2005 I have been a client of Universal Medicine, a complementary healing business in Goonellabah, going to Serge Benhayon for healing sessions and attending the workshops and courses that he presented. Thanks to the support of Serge and Universal Medicine, I have turned my life around from being a withdrawn, depressed teenage boy lacking confidence and commitment to work and life, and transformed myself into the very committed, open, loving and consistent man that I am today.
The transformation in my life is nothing compared to what I have seen in my family though. Two of my older sisters (Rebecca Baldwin and Sarah Baldwin) had previously lived a life of drug and alcohol abuse since they were young teenagers. My father (Andrew Baldwin) had been a depressed alcoholic for many years, and my aunty Mary-Louise Myers had led a life of self neglect and abuse, from heroin addiction, to bulimia, to following a spiritual new age guru.
Today they have all completely turned their lives around due to the simple, loving, practical choices that they have made – choices that were all based on the healing and support provided by Serge Benhayon.
Today they are all powerhouses… Sarah Baldwin is now co-owner of one of the busiest and most beloved café’s in Northern NSW. Rebecca Baldwin is a highly dedicated website developer, freelance writer, interviewer, filmmaker and singer. Mary-Louise Myers has done a complete 180° turn, healing all of the previous self abuse and neglect to live a life based on self-honouring and self-care and now works as a very busy complementary health practitioner at Universal Medicine, specialising in Women’s Health and presenting and spearheading community initiatives nationally and internationally. My father has now embraced the very loving man that he is, recommitted to life by coming out of retirement and has completely healed the undiagnosed depression that had plagued him for many years.
Each of these family members including myself no longer drink a drop of alcohol, take drugs, smoke cigarettes, drink coffee or energy drinks, and most do not even eat any sugar or sugar substitutes. Through applying the simple way of living as presented by Universal Medicine, we all enjoy very busy lives and live with a clarity and vitality on a daily basis that we have not experienced since childhood. Similar stories such as these have been experienced by 100’s of people worldwide due to the support of Universal Medicine and Serge.
This is an account (of only a few members) of my family alone.
So when we started reading these anonymous hate blogs that concocted as many lies as could possibly be conceived about Serge Benhayon, from money laundering, tax evasion, Medicare rorting, paedophilia, grooming, brainwashing, mind control, cult leading, that he breaks up families, that he is a man hater, that he is both an anti-semite and Jewish (I know, you work that one out)… I was shocked that such lies could be disseminated that were completely baseless and the complete opposite of the truth.
I have known Serge Benhayon for many years and he is the real deal. His integrity, dedication, care, respect, understanding and love of people is completely astonishing. His level of warmth and integrity inspires many and is a constant marker for me of how to live as a true man in this world. It makes sense that when someone lives with the level of integrity that Serge does, that lies are the only means of attack from those who have the stated aim of ‘bringing you down’.
What followed were threats that any person who was a client of Universal Medicine, or stood up against the lies written about UM or Serge Benhayon, would be named on Esther Rockett’s ‘Naming Names’ page… a poor online version of the blacklist made famous by Joseph McCarthy in the 1950’s in America.
The intention was clear, the Naming Names pages were designed to threaten people and somehow scare them into hiding by lying that they were unqualified in their professions (which is the opposite of the truth with the majority of those listed actually being highly trained and studied in their fields) and suggesting that they were dangerous, mentally unhinged recruiters for a “Cult”.
Anyone who stood up against these lies would be targeted and maliciously abused and lied about online.
My sister Rebecca Baldwin was obsessed upon by Esther Rockett with malicious references and entire blogs dedicated to preposterous allegations of being a “Universal Medicine Cult Sexual Abuse Apologist” and that she has “had her hands on other cult member’s genitals”.
This is but a small excerpt of the lies that have been written about Rebecca; likewise Sarah Baldwin and her business The Belle General has been mercilessly targeted.
All of these writings have been meticulously tagged and keyword optimised by Rockett for maximum Search Engine Optimisation, designed to discredit the reputation and public standing of her targets.
Again, this is a small sample of the abuse that my family alone have received online at the hands of Lance Martin, Esther Rockett and their small group of followers. Hundreds of others have been targeted in the same manner.
Having become aware of the identities of those behind this abuse many, many months before, after 2 years of this hate campaign, several Universal Medicine Students including myself came together to create a website that would serve as a public platform to set the record straight: to correct the lies and draw the people behind the pseudonyms out into the light of day by presenting their true identities, the reasons behind their campaign, and provide evidence of their ongoing behaviour to the world.
Prior to this, Lance Martin, Esther Rockett, Robert Macindoe and others had no intention of using their real names; they were enjoying the coward’s protection and lack of accountability that hiding behind anonymous pseudonyms offers.
Today I dedicate my time on Universal Medicine Facts to stand up for truth, and offer support to the hundreds of dedicated, committed and loving people in the community who have been targeted by this online hate campaign. It was important to me that every person who had their employer contacted by Esther Rockett and co. – attempting to get them fired with maliciously concocted fear mongering lies – had this form of support. Now they had a website to which they could refer people that presented the real facts, meticulously researched and written.
I am part of the UM Facts team because this hate campaign is not just an attack on Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon, it is an attack on the community at large. I could not stand by and let lies be told. Also, I care too much for other people, knowing the tremendous positive impact that the service of Universal Medicine has had on my life and those around me, to allow others to be robbed of the opportunity to experience the same level of vitality, true relationships and love of life that I live with today.
I love working on Universal Medicine Facts because it is setting a worldwide precedent; this style of online hate campaign that we have experienced is not unique to us… it is happening everywhere. Anyone who stands up and presents something new and of value to the community has experienced the attacks that come from others who, for whatever reason, want the world to stay the way it is. Many people know that this level of abuse is not right, but whilst they are not personally targeted, do not stand up and say no in the fear and comfort that they are not the ones being attacked. Meanwhile, we are all being affected as our silence gives corruption the opportunity to establish its roots, and this creates the society that we all have to live in.
It is time that we all stand together and let the world know what we all have already deeply felt – that this level of abuse is completely unacceptable. The UM Facts team stands up for truth, love and decency in the way that we communicate with others, and holds all people to an equal level of integrity and accountability when their actions and words fall below this standard and harm others. We offer others the opportunity to do the same. And this we will continue to stand by, unshakeably so.
By Jonathan Baldwin (Web Developer and Filmmaker)