Editorial July 2006 


After almost a decade of uninterrupted service, the Painful Truth was feared to be gone forever.  Not quite.  We are back with all the classic pages that have heartened so many over the years, and we will continue to serve as a refuge for wounded souls until... 

Well, until the next attack, I suppose.  But the next attack will also fail, as will the next, and the next.  Our enemies somehow fail to recognize that the United States Constitution guarantees Freedom of Speech (which includes all forms of expression, such as web pages); as long as we don't tell fibs about anyone, we are free to tell our stories, and will continue to do so. 

We don't knowingly tell fibs, and if a fib slips past us, simply point it out and we will remove it.  How fair is that? 

From the hit counter at the bottom of the main page, you can see that traffic is picking up again.  It's a trickle, but it's a start.  We would like to thank all those who have linked to us (both friend and foe) and encourage anyone who appreciates this site to also link to us.  The easier it is for people to find us, the more valuable this site becomes. 

There has been some debate about what format the resurrected site should take.  Some like the old red-white-and blue interface, others like the Terminator (alternate format) page...and a few don't like either of them.  If you have a preference, drop us a line.  Your input is valued. 

The important thing is the message: If you were trapped in the cult, and still feel guilty for leaving it, you are not alone.  Read these pages.  Learn from them.  What happened to you was not your fault!  Nor was it your fault that you got conned by the best flimflam artist in modern history.  I also got conned, and so did a lot of people who were a whole lot smarter than me. 

But there IS life after the WCG, and it can be a pretty darn good life.  Stick around, read awhile, and if you feel the urge, send us your story (you don't have to sign your name, and if you don't want us to publish it, we won't).  

We are here for you.  We don't get paid; we don't even get reimbursed.  Unlike Herb's literature (which was not really free), this website not only does not solicit donations, we won't even accept them. 

As George Zimmer would say...I GUARANTEE IT.