Why I am part of the Universal Medicine Facts Team by Raymond Karam
I was raised in a small country town amongst a large extended family. There were many values that were impressed upon me and one of those that seemed to keep playing out was, ‘telling the truth’.
It was important in our family and in the beautiful town I lived. People, neighbours and the community as a whole held the truth in high regard. People that were known for ‘telling the truth’ were trusted and looked upon as leaders. I lived in a family that worked hard, were part of the community and were trusted. This didn’t come from a name but came from a constant way of ‘doing the right thing by people’ and not sacrificing what they knew to be true.
I went from this country town and family upbringing into law enforcement – the NSW Police. It was then that my upbringing sat well into another family – the Police Force. It was the pillars that were built in me with my family and town that stood again in the Police, the truth and trust. These two qualities were a part of me from a young age and were supported by my family, the town I lived and then into my Police career. They were simply a part of my life, I just knew what they were and more so I knew what they felt like.
In 2009 when I first met Serge Benhayon he, like everyone I met had to pass through my ‘truth and trust’ filter.
When working in the Police I would often watch people in many different situations over time, seeing how they responded to different things. This could be done over hours or days depending on the person and situation. From this observation I would apply them to what I knew the truth and trust to be.
Serge Benhayon is by no means a typical man. He has shown me over the years I have known him to be highly trustworthy and truthful man in all situations I have seen him. He is consistently truthful and trustworthy from everything I know these to be. I have no doubt in the absolute quality of this man.
So in 2012 when I was witness to the beginnings of the (then) anonymous hate campaign against Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine for me it wasn’t just an attack on a quality individual or business, it was an attack on everything I knew truth and the trust to be, it was attack on family, on my community, it was an attack on me.
As this campaign escalated so did the ferocity and the directness of the lies being told and printed about Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine. I knew Serge personally and had experience with Universal Medicine and so I was aware first hand how outrageous all the lies were. It became increasingly frustrating that these lies were sitting there online without a true view of what was actually going on.
Serge Benhayon has always held everyone with the utmost respect and care. From all I have seen he is a man that I respect and is a real man of integrity. He and Universal Medicine have supported thousands of people to significantly turn their lives around with many going from having major physical or physiological disorders to being fully functioning members of society and giving service back to the community. This was the story that needed to be told.
It had become evident that our laws in relation to the internet weren’t viewing the severity of what was being said. The internet has been allowed to become a place where you can say whatever you like without any evidence of it actually being true – I don’t trust the internet. And not only does it provide the platform for people to lie with absolutely no facts to back them up, they can cowardly do so by remaining anonymous. The pure filth and vulgarity of the lies being told about Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine had only one self stated intention – to ‘bring down’ Serge Benhayon by what appeared to be by any means possible.
THE FACTS site exposed the main ‘anonymous’ bloggers and they were named as Lance Martin, Esther Rockett and Robert MacIndoe. This changed the face of this campaign and for the first time brought some responsibility to these three to actually use their real names. The blatant lies didn’t stop but at least now there was a chance to tell the truthful side of the story – THE FACTS.
In a time where most of the advice was to ‘ignore it and it will go away’ this seemed far from what should be done. Lies like the ones told and published by Lance Martin, Esther Rockett and Robert MacIndoe needed to be corrected with the truth.
How can one man, Serge Benhayon, be trusted by so many but then be accused by so few of being a fraud, a tax cheat, a paedophile, a cult leader and the ridiculous list goes on?
Serge Benhayon is none of these things; in fact he is the complete opposite of the lies that have been told. How can one stand back when the truth you know is being attacked like this?
The campaign orchestrated by Lance Martin and Co is obsessive in nature and has no concern or regard for the safety of the people they are targeting. This campaign of lies spilled offline and was ‘taken up’ by the media. They were sent to a range of organisations, government agencies and many respected professionals. The lies were spreading and were all based on one man’s jealously and warped perception of the world, that man being Lance Martin. There was harassment and targeting of people’s working lives and businesses. It seemed that anyone or anything associated with Serge Benhayon or Universal Medicine would be aggressively targeted and intimidated in this way.
I asked to be a part of the FACTS team because I could see it was based on the truth I knew and I trusted that. The web of lies that had been cast by Lance Martin, Esther Rockett and Co needed to be unravelled so people could see what was left standing – the truth.
Working with FACTS gives me a voice of truth against what I know is wrong. Too many people suffer in silence from all kinds of abuse and I knew what was happening in this campaign was abusive and wrong to say the least. To lie is wrong, I have known this from young, but to lie deliberately and target people in this way should be a crime.
This site is not only saying ‘no’ to the lies, it is clearing the way for people to see what is really going on – showing them the truth. It is allowing people to see and understand that it is far from ok to target people in the way Lance Martin and Esther Rockett have been. In exposing the real story people are able to see that this is not just an attack on our community, but an attack on all communities.
This site is one of a kind and shows you can have a voice to respond to these type of attacks and lies and you don’t need to defend or cower, you can just stand up for the truth and speak. From all I know this is the truth and I trust and will stand by that.
By Raymond Karam (Business Owner, Father of Five, Ex-Policeman)