When this book first came on the market in 2006, it seems real and provided a hope for parents who had been too busy doing personal things so they lost connection with their teenage children who might or might not had made bad choices.
The message was that there was hope by locking them up in a remote boarding school where they through use of isolation from the world would learn to love their parents or face being dumped on the street once they turn 18.
But was it real?
On Linkedin you find that the teenage part seems to have been authored by another person. So I began thinking. Was it real? Is there a real Mia out there who was abused by her father or is it once again one of those stories written to make us cry.
Some years ago there was a book named “A Rock and a Hard Place: One Boy’s Triumphant Story” allegedly written by an Anthony Godby Johnson.
He has never proven to exist.
In fact investigations proved that the real author worked together with a doctor Marc Zackheim, who is mentioned in connection with the New Horizon youth prison in indiana and Escuela Caribe in the Dominican Republic. See the documentary “Kidnapped for Christ” for more information about this organization.
So “A Rock and a Hard Place: One Boy’s Triumphant Story” was the result of imagination. Then what about the Comeback book?
Looking into the past media coverage about the Czech Republic school closed and raided by the police, I found that it happened. Various souces now make it look like it was a cover-up for some shady business involving CIA.
What I found was that the school was in fact raided. The management was charged but managed to escape the country and because the country was fresh out of the eastern block without a lot of money, they didn’t insist on trying to get the management back to stand trial, so the case against the management was dumped.
Then I looked into the other school mentioned in the book. I found that it has been closed and there is a lawsuit because a child died from suicide. There you have it again. Having experienced personal loss I have to stumble over such tragedies. I am close not to be able to bear it.
But if Mia is real, is the molestation charges against her father then real? It is just a strategy for the mother to get most out of her divorce. It would not be the first time a parent has used so-called professionals at treatment facilities to cook up some serious allogations against the other parent.
In Denmark we have the “Roum case”. A therapist who made a name out of herself, found that an entire village – 35 people – had abused some children. To make the case stick the police picked 8 people randomly and they were put in prison until other professionals began to wonder why this therapist was so good at finding cases. It was proven that the therapist had been able to place false memories at the children, so the convicted people was set free but they where broken people and they never recovered.
I don’t know what to think about the “Comeback” book. False author. Boarding schools which are raided and suicides at a place supposedly aimed at helping people. Something is wrong – very wrong about this book.
Sources for this entry:
- Morava Academy heads arrested before (The Prague Post – Project Nospank)
- REINVESTIGATING POLYBIUS: WITH 2015 UPDATE (RetroBitch blog)
- Anthony Godby Johnson (Wikipedia)
- Montana Supreme Court orders new trial in boarding school suicide (The Billing Gazette)
- Frailty, Thy Name is Memory: An Inverse Witch Trial in Denmark (The Institute for Psychological Therapies)