Saturday, November 26, 2005

Hal Blacker Probe Blocked by WE Blog

Our last post WE Blog Re-Opens Commenting (and Censorship?) attracted some interesting comments (along with the usual ton of attack jibes by one pro- What-Enlightenment blog supporter which we spared you the injustice of scrolling through screen loads of.)

The comment came from Vince The Prince who said on November 09, 2005 that What-Enlightenment blog had posted his comment and then deleted it. This tends to confirm our prediction that WE blog would be reinstating their harsh censorship policy upon WE commentators. In fact, it took just 7 days for the true nature of WE's faceless editors to be revealed after our editorial post on November 02, 2005.

We have always maintained that WE blog's claim to be interested in dialogue with Cohen and his followers is faux. Furthermore, we suspect that WE blog exists only to heap extreme negativity upon the Cohen community as a prelude to a potentially lucrative legal class act ($$$).

It is entirely relevant that Vince noted the legal language of Helene, WE blog's editor, who supported and "parsed" a poster who made little sense of an earlier poster who made even less sense. We know that Helene does not normally post "her" own comments. So it is entirely reasonable to ask why she would rescue the previous convoluted poster?

We suspect that Helene is actually Hal Blacker, the second listed WE editor.

However, Hal has never admitted this even though it costs him nothing to reveal it. Indeed, Hal stands to lose more by keeping quiet about it. The only reason why Hal would keep it hidden is to appear to have a additional supporter, instead of it being generally known that Hal Blacker is the sole-architect of WE blog.

So, what was so shocking about Vince's posts that WE blog, which claims to be "uncensored", had to censor? Well nothing really unless you are a WE editor and/or Hal Blacker with something to hide.

OK, over to Vince and let us see what got him booted off of WE blog:

The last three comments appear to come from three different posters but
look deeper - look beyond the veils...

"Caution Cult Members On The Track" - better argued then the other angry anonymous posters

"Anonymous said..."- argues like a real lawyer. Who else could keep up with all the twists and turns of Daniel and Brian's discussion? (well, ok, Daniel failed to return to the debate even though Brian was quite provocative).

Helene - Only Helene could follow - ' "anonymous" does a really great job parsing stillanego's presumptions'

Hmmm... me thinks are the last 3 posters the same person? Hal Blacker, this blogs editor is a lawyer. "Helene" seems to be Hal's posting name.
And more - me wonders why start posting about Adi Da anyway? No news on Cohen?
Trying to attract new readers?

Or was Hal fomerly with Adi Da and trying to kill two birds with one stone?


At November 26, 2005, Anonymous Freebird said...

I was a strong and loyal supporter of What Enlightenment blog for many months.

I tried to steer them in the direction of understanding and love.

However, I was only attacked for that.

In the end I gave up and moved onto pastures green.

I am sure that there are many good things about the spirituality of Mr Cohen and his students. Unfortunately, What Enlightenment blog was not able to acknowledge this.

Peace and love,

At November 26, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never mind the bollocks, its just this blog.

At November 27, 2005, Anonymous Vince P said...


The black attack crows of WE Blog are massing already.

How did they know that the post was up? It has been weeks since the last post.

Are they scanning WEU blog hourly?

Or is it an attack by WE blog's editors who would have received a post on their blog (moderated and censored of course) and attacked WEU immediately?

Come'on guy. Play fair.

Vince P

At November 27, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, but it seems kind of idiotic to be all obsessed about who is behind the What Enlightenment??! blog (they never tried to hide this anyway) when the people behind this blog are keeping their identities completely secret.
If you revealed who you were, then you might have something to say. Until then, going on about who is running What Enlightenment??! just makes you sound very hypocritical and stupid.

At November 28, 2005, Anonymous Trixie said...

Anonymous said...

who is behind the What Enlightenment??! blog (they never tried to hide this anyway)

The question (which you craftily avoid) is whether Hal Blacker is posting as both , Hal Blacker and Helene. Isn't one posting id enough?

So "Anonymous" why are you so-ooo motivated to confuse the issue?

At November 28, 2005, Anonymous light of truth and justice said...

Actually, the interesting question is, who are the people behind this blog, and what is their affiliation and agenda?

Is the affiliation with Cohen? Is the agenda to defend Andrew Cohen/IEF/EnlightenNixt or whatever its next alias iteration may be called. Is it to divert from the truth about proven physical and financial abuse by Cohen of his students?

Who are you guys? Amy? Brad? Hmm....?

Have some guts and let us know.It will all come out sooner or later when someone directly involves leaves, as they all eventually do. So, why not have a little self-respect and come clean now?

At November 28, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to Craig Hamilton? He seems to be missing from the rolls recently at What Is Enlightenment? magazine and elsewhere in Cohen-world. Any info would be appreciated.

At November 28, 2005, Anonymous Freebird said...

Dear "light of truth and justice",

I can tell you that this blog is not affiliated with Andrew Cohen.

If it was then I would not whole-heartedly support it.

I could no longer support Hal Blacker's because I did not feel that he was genuine in his request for dialogue. I had several of my own innocent posts cancelled.

Peace and love to everyone,


At November 28, 2005, Anonymous Steve Twersky said...

To "light of truth and justice"

So your link is a christian group?

Nice touch.

Is it Hal or Helene?

When are you going to allow my comments on your anti-Cohen blog.

At November 28, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still no one is coming forward with a real verifiable identity of who is behind this blog. Just more phony-named posts with charges as false as the names used for them.

Until the person or people who are behind this blog identify themselves with a real name then I don't think they are worth taking seriously. Just a lot of horse pucky here, if you ask me.

At November 28, 2005, Anonymous Edgar said...

I enjoy reading WHAT Enlightenment Uncensored.

I find it more refreshing and balanced than "WHAT Enlightenment" blog.

The editors words testify though their integrity and this clearly bothers someone connected to "WHAT Enlightenment" blog.

At November 28, 2005, Anonymous Lindsey said...

Hilarious how these "anonymous" posters complain about being "anonymous"!

At November 28, 2005, Anonymous Jeff Goode said...

Can you configure blogger to accept names only?

At November 29, 2005, Blogger trash_admin said...

Unfortunately, light of truth and justice has chosen to post a comment containing profanity and nothing of value in response to the other posters here.

So light of truth and justice - it is in to the trashcan for you.

At November 29, 2005, Anonymous Trixie said...

I would like to see more stuff about why people like Andrew Cohen's teaching. What is it like to live in the community?

It must be of great value.

It is this balance which "WHAT Enlightenment" blog completely ignores.

At November 29, 2005, Anonymous Vince said...

It is this balance which "WHAT Enlightenment" blog completely ignores.

"WHAT Enlightenment" blog does more than "completely ignores" - it censors posts that are even moderately balanced.

I choose to post at "WHAT Enlightenment Uncensored" now. It's the only way to inquire into the truth.


At November 29, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shaolin and Vince,
I don't get the point here. Why do you care if Hal posts as Helene sometimes? Isn't it the content that matters, not the name used? Why make such a big deal out of it?
Just wondering.

At November 29, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

trash admin,
I can't find that post by "light" in the trash bin. Aren't you supposed to save your "censored" posts there?
That's what your policy says. Mistake? We'd really like to see the ones you trash, so please fix it!

At November 29, 2005, Anonymous Bhi Kool Lama said...


I can see several reasons why Hal would post as both Hal and Helene: misdirection, plausable deniability, exaggerated support, cheer-leader syndrome and lastly "gelt" as in money, moolah, greens - lawyers love money $$$!

You don't think those calculated attacks on the Cohen estate were done out of love and charity - do you?

WE blog is just a staging ground for a legal class act as someone else on this WEU blog perceptively noted.

Be cool!

At November 29, 2005, Anonymous i 2nd that emotion said...

Hey lama!
That's a great idea! A class action against Cohen is just what is needed! Can't wait to see that worm squirm in the witness seat. Too cool for words.

But it still doesn't answer the question why you or anyone else care whether posts are made under the name Helene. Hal never hid his connection with the What Enlightenment??! blog--he publicly proclaimed it, so what difference does it make if he posts under the name Helene sometimes. Maybe Helene is just the name used by which ever administrator is running the blog at the moment. Who cares?

But your idea about a class action against Cohen is a great one. Distribute the millions Cohen has in his Fox Hollow "estate" as you call it (or mansion) to those he has hurt and ripped off. Now, that would be justice. Great idea! Hope Hal gets on it.

BTW, no one needs to attack Cohen, calculatedly or not. He has already destroyed himself by his own betrayal of his original ideals. Still, the sooner he's sued the better in my book. Bring it on!

At November 29, 2005, Anonymous Bhi Kool Lama said...

Hey lama!
That's a great idea! A class action against Cohen is just what is needed!

Actually, it is a terrible adharmic idea based on ignorance and greed.

Real students of truth, both those with Andrew and those not, would not even think about it, not even for a miserable single second.

Hal Blacker is clearly having trouble convincing anyone.

What Enlightenment??! blog is extremely reprehensible. It is truly that sad Mr. Blacker hides his agenda behind buddhist sayings of peace and compassion.

Jesus weeps,

B. Cool

At November 29, 2005, Anonymous lawsuit lawsuit bring on the... said...

Hey lama,
you are cool for bringing this lawsuit issue out into the open. Its about time someone did it.

I'm sure most folks would agree that slapping the slap happy guru with a multi-milliion dollar suit--for assault, false imprisonment, extortion, whoknowswhatall--would be just the good karmic medicine needed here.

Is karma reprehensible lama? No, i don't think so. Karma is karma, straight buddhist doctrine, no argument about it.

Bring it on, baby, sue away!

Lama, you are so cool for suggesting this.

Too bad from looking at the What Enlightenment??! blog that Hal doesn't seem interested in suing Cohen. But I bet we could find someone who is.

Bring that lawsuit on!

At November 29, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Lama,
What could be bad karma about suing to stop a bad guru like Cohen from beating his students, stealing their money, imprisoning and brainwhashing them?
That seems like good deed.
If you are lama, you agree i think.

At November 29, 2005, Anonymous get up stand up said...

I really appreciate 2nd that emotion's post about suing Cohen. And I appreciate that the lama brought this idea up in the first place. Thank you.

This is a really exciting development on this site--one I've been waiting for. It is great that we can finally discuss here how to get retribution against Cohen and other power abusers like him for their abuse. The kind of assaults, extortion of money and imprisioning of students that have been proven against Cohen must stop. Thank you for making this site available to discuss this.

I think we should all pool our spiritual and other resources and figure out how to put Cohen and his group under and get restitution for all his victims.
Thanks again for providing this forum here.

At November 29, 2005, Anonymous Trixie said...


The lame attempt to cover the WE blog wish to gain money from baseless litigation is not working.

At November 29, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't understand. are you saying this blog is a lame cover up?

At November 30, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...


i understand. you are saying that WE blog is a lame cover up. It pretends to be interested in people and truth when it is not in the slightest.

I support trash_admin in keeping out profanity and libel.

At November 30, 2005, Anonymous Freedbird said...

Yes, I agree please keep this blog clear of nastiness. Leave the nastiness bias to Hal's WE blog. I hope that he can find some balance and love in his heart.

I would like to see more love and light about Andrew's work. Only through love comes healings.

Abundance to all,


At November 30, 2005, Anonymous laffnowl said...

You might like to know that your blog and its groundswell of support for stopping Andrew Cohen's abuse of his students has been noticed. Check it out:

At November 30, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

how can you see love and light about Andrew's work when it is all about power and abuse?

i don't think you'll find a strong enough drug in the world to get that twisted.

At November 30, 2005, Anonymous trixie's friend said...

I don't understand why Amy and Brad keep up this poor excuse for a blog. They should instead promote the real comedy show, Cohen's own "Guru Blog"
Victory? looks like same old, same old. Is all this smoke just a distraction to cover up Mr. Hamilton's departure from the fold? One wonders.

At November 30, 2005, Anonymous emma g. said...

Why are you refusing to post my comments? I really would like an answer. What are you hiding? Why are you discriminating against women?

At November 30, 2005, Blogger trash_admin said...

There has not been any discrimination against posters and their claimed gender differences.

It seems that one WE blog supporter is deceptively masquerading as both men, women and er...ahem... "undeclared".

This dishonest and sorry state of affairs is exactly the criticism which we make against the editorial board of WE blog, which appears to be two people, namely, Hal Blacker as himself and Hal Blacker as Helene. We cannot say that Hal is using any other fictitious sock-puppets but who knows?

The only registered poster is the curiously named "laffnowl" owner of the perverse "Hellbreaker" blog - a forerunner of Hal's WE blog when Hal was still a total closet poster.

Hellbreaker's claims about a "groundswell" aimed at stopping Cohen are wishful and misguided, almost as much as WE blog's faux posture of concern and reconciliation.

Shaolin and I are not the only ones to have exposed WE blog's scam as the posts on WE blog reveal. Almost no-one who has ever been associated with Andrew is posting there save for one or two daist philosophers.

Clearly, ex-Cohen community members are finding other sites more liberating.

At November 30, 2005, Anonymous Freebird said...

I was a strong and loyal supporter of "What Enlightenment" blog. It has now lost all hope of reconciliation as there is no-one interested in it or the blog itself.

Now "What Enlightenment Uncensored" is the way forward.

Peace and beauty,



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