In and around the south Wales town of Bridgend, between the years 2007 – 2009, at least 25 young people had taken their own lives.
All but one had hanged themselves and it has had very little in depth coverage in the mainstream media. The local MP Madeline Moon, had even announced, “The Media were now a part of the problem”.
This is a story that I have followed since the outset, not only because that Bridgend is geographically very close to where I was born, but the official story does not make any sense. There have been many theories put forward, from Internet Cults on Facebook and Bebo, right through to ‘secret messages coming through the mobile phone masts telling people to kill themselves’.
The River Ogmore
These are of course wildly inaccurate, and also damaging to any investigation and only serve to further muddy the waters and move further away from getting to the truth.
I am not going to give a definitive answer.
What I will attempt to do however, is to offer an alternative to the ‘official’ story.
“Give me the children. I do not care about this generation, but I can control the future generations” - Adolf Hitler
The above quote may seem to be out of place here, but hopefully it may become clear why those words have a bearing on the events that are the subject of this article.
It begins with the schools.
Children’s minds are like sponges, they absorb information at a frightening rate in comparison to adults, and the younger the child, the easier it is to implant information that could have an effect on the rest of their lives. It is the responsibility of the parents and the teachers, to educate and to mould those young minds and to equip them with the necessary skills they will need in later life.
Ordinarily, this is a normal and healthy part of a child’s progression, but what if this natural process was interrupted in a subtle way that interfered with the cognitive processes?
An almost undetectable yet massively influential change in the thought processes would do it I would imagine, just enough to cause a conflict in thought patterns that would make them act and behave totally ‘out of character’.
How could this be achieved?
One way would be through Neuro Linguistic Programming, or NLP for short, which has been the mainstay of ‘Common Purpose’ and has over time, become deeply and firmly embedded into the eduction system.
Common Purpose is, as some may already be aware of, is everywhere.
Teachers, The Police, The Fire Service, Local Councils, The Social Services and local as well as national Government all have Common Purpose graduates from the top down. In fact there is a ‘Behavioural Change Unit’ in every public department, up to and including the Cabinet Office.
That may seem a bold statement to make and although it has many many names, and is made to appear to perform many different functions, the basic principle is the same… ‘Applied Behavioural Psychology’.
A type of behaviour modification.
NLP trained teachers have stated openly that they can put whole classes of children into ‘trances’, and in the wrong hands NLP is very powerful and extremely dangerous.
“Give me anyone for 40 minutes in a room without windows and they will leave not even knowing what school they attended” was the boast of one NLP ‘Practitioner.
So one can only imagine the effect that this could have on a child’s mind.
One way to spot an NLP embedded education establishment is to find out if any of the following activities are utilised.
Show and Tell
Common Purpose ‘Leadership’
Cities & Societies
Early & Explicit Sex Education
Creative Dance & Drama
World Food Days
Dark Reading Matter
Asked to write about family life
On site ‘Child Services’
(It should also be noted that suicide rate increases in teenagers the earlier you teach explicit and graphic sexual education)
For example, even if a school has never had a problem with bullying, anti-bullying posters placed in prominent positions, reinforces that there is a problem and that is what the child remembers.
That is how NLP works on it’s most basic level, a very subtle way of altering a child’s behaviour by creating the impression of ‘wellbeing’.
There are very few of it’s advocates who will openly admit that NLP carries risks.
That risk increases when used on children, and adults with certain types of underlying mental health issues.
Those who are prone to depression for example are the most at risk.
Even the strongest supporters of NLP have to acknowledge that 1 – 2% of people will have an adverse reaction, that would mean for every 1000 children subjected to NLP, between 10 & 20 will be badly affected.
Could that adverse reaction lead to suicide perhaps?
At the very least, there are many verified reports of adults who have suffered from terrifyingly dark thoughts and endured nightmares for many months, after NLP embedded ‘Wellness’ courses.
So what affect would this have on an impressionable teenager?
Even by itself, what I have outlined above could have a pretty devastating effect on the young people of any given geographical area where NLP has been embedded, but there are other factors that also need to be considered.
The village of Rudry near Cardiff, even though the local shop, post office and public house have closed, were awarded £600,000 from the National Lottery to upgrade their village hall to put on plays for the locals.
These so-called ‘Suicide Plays’ relied heavily on very graphic storylines involving, oral sex, self mutilation, murder and of course suicide.
A review of one of these plays said “It would give children ideas about how to self harm, and potentially lead them to believe the world is a bleaker, darker and more miserable place than it actually is”.
None other than the Welsh National Theatre, has staged plays produced by a man called Alfoldi, who was expelled from his native Hungary by it’s Government. His own theatre company staged performances that were so ‘Dirty, Depraved’ Dark & Horrible’ he was forced to leave the country.
He now plies his trade in South Wales.
These plays are promoted as ‘Creative Arts’ and aimed at 12-year olds.
The ‘First Light’ Theatre Company focuses on equally dark subjects like suicide and mutilation.
They were set up and funded with National Lottery Money.
There is a Music Video on YouTube called ‘Stay Awake’ and the lyrics include the line “If we don’t kill ourselves, we will lead a mixed up generation”.
That video has been viewed more than 110 Million times to date.
Many websites offer to counsel suicidal teenagers, by ‘advising’ them to ignore help from their loved ones, and never to tell their parents how they feel as they were the ones who caused all their problems. They are also told that ‘nobody loves them and they should just end it’.
I believe that children are being targeted from the inside, their mindset is being changed in subtle ways in our schools and are being damaged almost irreparably in some cases.
I agree with Brian Gerrish from the UK Column, who believes that the United Nations sponsored education systems are almost certainly responsible for the suicides in South Wales and that Wales has been used as a gateway to introduce raw UN Education Policy..
NB: As of February 2012 the total number of suicides in and around the Bridgend area stands at 79.