Walk the Kingdom: Hide the Truth (Narconon in UK schools)

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WALK THE KINGDOM, HIDE THE TRUTH

A 63-year old man is to spend nine months walking the entire coastline of the United Kingdom in order to raise funds for drug awareness lecturer Peter Dwan so he can continue visiting the nation’s schools and “reach the kids before the dealers do”.

News media near and far have lapped up the story, focussing on his age, the selfless act of hardship and charity, and the undoubted good cause. How could anyone criticise such a venture?

Well, I admit, it’s not easy, and I’m not writing this with much relish. Steve Cook, the 63-year old grandfather embarking on this epic trek, comes across as a sincere and affable chap, earnest in the belief of his cause. The same goes for Peter Dwan, a former Thai boxing champion and martial arts trainer who seems genuinely passionate about the issue he has set his sights on.

But there’s something not so benevolent underneath it all. Something questionable. Something hidden.

Steve Cook has mentioned in several interviews that his own awareness of drug issues came about because he worked with addicts himself. More detail on this aspect of his past is not forthcoming, but the truth is that this was with Narconon, the Scientology front group that uses the highly questionable methods of the cult’s founder, L. Ron Hubbard, to try and get people off drugs.

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Full article: https://appletzara.wordpress.com/2015/05/09/walk-the-kingdom-hide-the-truth/
 
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