Whatever became of that massively important and potentially world-changing ITNJ “Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Human Trafficking and Child Sex Abuse” which ended two weeks ago? Last we heard, Sacha Stone’s lackeys were proclaiming the event an amazing success after the second day…and then last week Mr Stone posted yet another exercise in empty grandiosity on his Facebook page:
The perpetrators of the
fancy-dress stage trial “Judicial Commission of Inquiry” held a “summation” session in a rather grand-looking venue. It had massive Gothic-style windows and a fireplace large enough to roast a boar. Several boars, even. Très magnificent, and probably very impressive to the suckers at whom the ITNJ is aimed.
What was said? No one knows. Or seems to care.
Were any useful conclusions reached? Almost certainly not.
So what was the purpose of all this?
We were puzzling over this when we heard from Smut Clyde, whose Riddled blog helped set us on the trail of Mr Stone in the first place.
He kindly pointed us in the direction of a blog which may or may not have been written by one Rebecca Cope, yet another Freeman-on-the-lander who identifies herself as a co-founder of the ITNJ Initiative, American Chapter, circa 2014–15.
Ms Cope no longer associates with Sacha Stone, nor with his current BFF, Caleb Skinner, formerly a trustee of the One People’s Public Trust, which we’ve discussed here of late.
In fact, Ms Cope is downright peeved with Sacha and Caleb, who apparently indulged in some serious shenanigans at a time when Ms Cope was devoting herself body and soul to trying to make the ITNJ work.
We grant you, this was a quixotic enterprise at best, but at least Ms Cope seemed to have believed in what they were trying to achieve. Sacha and Caleb, it would seem, were somewhat less dedicated to the world-changing ideals which they were all supposed to be supporting.
We know. We were shocked too.
Sacha Stone called Missouri “The Ripping Point.” Indeed, for the American Team, it was the point of no return. We learned that Sacha, and by extension, Caleb Skinner and Sir John Walsh, had a very different agenda for the ITNJ and that none of them had bothered to tell us about it.
During an online strategic planning session in July 2015, Ms Cope said,
Our goal was to make sure we had all the Foundation Documents for the ITNJ secure, and that we had a detailed map and timeline to get an informed Grand Jury in place, hold Moot Court, and get ready for the first case of the ITNJ toward the end of 2015.
It was the same plan we had been moving steadily forward for more than a year. We fully intended to keep the power in the hands of the people.
Our plan unfolded nicely. We had defined clear boundaries, set out a strategic path, and had a committed team ready to see that the work got done.
However, it was not to be.
It was the Strategic Plan set out in front of Sacha Stone, Caleb Skinner, and John Walsh and Team on July 21, 2015 that revealed the hidden agendas of the others. Caleb Skinner was supposed to be working on the case management software. At that meeting, it became clear his influence had shifted the entire framework of the ITNJ. Walsh revealed his true attitude toward the Grand Jury Model and his own intent to hold the first case immediately. The Grand Jury could be drafted from the Telephone Book, as per Walsh, should he ever need one.
Drafting a “Grand Jury”, the cornerstone of any self-respecting FOTL event, from a telephone book? Horrors! [Do telephone books even exist any longer?—Ed.]
The power struggle between Ms Cope and the triumvirate of Sacha, Caleb, and “Sir” John Walsh exploded: while Ms Cope and others on the American team were expected to give their all to the ITNJ project on a volunteer basis, the money raised via crowd-funding was going to pay Mr Walsh’s inflated rates; the rest was going straight into Sacha and Caleb’s pockets.
It’s not clear why this should have come as a surprise to anyone familiar with any of the three; but Ms Cope seems to have been taken completely off-guard. Then again, she also believes in FOTL woo, so she was probably also shocked to learn that the tooth fairy was not real.
Of course a troofer power struggle wouldn’t be the same without a heated defence, and Sacha did not disappoint:
As a matter of record and in response to continued enquiries we are posting the statement originally issued on 15 August 2015 by ITNJ Founder Sacha Stone.
This notice addressed fallacious claims by Rebecca Cope and Sue Rhodes via a slanderous social-media campaign following the removal of Rebecca Cope and subsequent departure of Rhoades. For the record, Cope was not a founder of the ITNJ, which was founded by Sacha Stone with support by Lewis Montague (ITNJ Trustee), Greg Paul (New Earth Project), and Sir John Walsh (ITNJ Chief Justice) in 2010, four years before Cope was known to us. The title Founding Director was a courtesy title given after Cope was appointed program director. Shortly after the launch it became apparent that Cope was forging a US-centric vision of the ITNJ which was threatening to destabilise the credible international roll-out let alone its foundational vision. The matter was raised in multiple venues and ignored.
It is regrettable that certain members of the alternative media chose to abrogate the central tenet of ‘natural justice’ and prejudiciously cause actual injury to Sacha Stone, Caleb Skinner, Sir John Walsh and the ITNJ Initiative by promulgating untruths, mistruths and egregious allegations. The Committee to Support the ITNJ and affiliate chapters around the world are united in the certain knowledge that our efforts will continue to gain strength and deliver on the ITNJ’s foundational vision. We are grateful to our supporters for continued forbearance and grace.
Tl:dr: “She was never even a member of the ITNJ and we only let her in because she promised to work for free. So there, nyah-nyah. Keep that money coming, m’kay?”
Speaking of which…
Where did the money go?
We confess we were amused to read the proposed budget for the ITNJ.
Anyone who’d like to know where their donations to this money-pit went should definitely have a look at at this blog post. You’ll have to scroll down a bit, but you’ll come across delicacies like this:
“Chief Judge” = “Sir” John Walsh, by the way. Just so we’re clear. And that’s just his standing fee; he bills extra for things like actually attending “tribunals” in fancy dress, and pretending to judge things.
As it turned out, the first crowdfunding initiative didn’t pan out quite as well as Sacha, Caleb, and John had hoped:
We’ll let Ms Cope have the last word here:
We asked them for an accounting of the expenses. Like, receipts and stuff. And where’s the “cash on hand, and where was it to be allocated?” And when was it agreed that Walsh and his team would be paid for work they hadn’t performed for the public? Our questions were met with — silence.
It’s been two years since the fundraiser-failure. Enough time for people to forget that a few “traitors” made their experience with this group publicly known. Enough time for them to regroup and start with a whole new playbook and a fresh group of hopeful volunteers to go out and find them some money to play with.
They can keep this game going for as long as they want. They have nothing to lose, as long as they continue to be reimbursed by an uninformed public.