I made a post a while back about Mike and Rivendell, his new dream community in the mountains with no access to roads and everyone has to helicopter in. Its all in a youtube video (right click and Open in New Window) in which Mike clearly states “I trust myself not to, you know, uh, require that everybody give me a blow job or what ever”
Evidently a blow job is not enough...
Everyone here knows I have a laundry list of complaints against Mike Reynolds and Earthship Biotecture that mainly stems from their lack of integrity.
Pure and simple, no integrity.
in·teg·ri·ty /inˈteɡrədē/ noun
the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.
"he is known to be a man of integrity"
When an environment is created by one man who sees himself as the god of that land, there is no ending that will ever come that is good for the community.
Character traits related to integrity
Gracious. Those with integrity are gracious when others provide assistance. ...
Respectful. People with integrity value other people by showing them respect at work. ...
Honest. Integrity requires honesty. ...
Jody's lawsuit is because Mike sees himself as her overlord. Our overlord.
We have discussed this situation here on this forum ad nauseam. All of our situational problems, all of our heinous back ground gossip and lack of trust, all of our bad roads, dirt filled skies, lack of water, and the silent war being waged between money and the environment, are all based on the exact same problem.
Mike sees himself as THE overlord.
Mike is toxic and has made our community toxic, which is a total and utter fiasco for this good community. How they handle issues, their abject favoritism, the publicized slanderous gossip, their pay to play scheme, their power tripping, their rules which are not our rules, container cars and stick built buildings, the trash, the garbage, the tainted well and the broken down truck, the common land that is NOT common, the lack of respect for all of those who invested here....ALL OF THAT is toxic. Mike and Earthship Biotecture treats this community as dirt on their shoes once they have your money, but this................???
The social media accounts for EARTHSHIPPERS are talking about the rape of a student from the academy by Mike. This is all over Instagram and has infiltrated all the side community social media sites and no one is siding with Mike. I'll take a look at FaceBook today and see if its over there as well.
THE ACADEMY STUDENTS, the "Alumni" are all talking about the rape of this student by Mike.
EB put out a letter to the "Alumni" attempting to get ahead of all of this, but was it sent to the community? Did any of you know that there is a student of the academy who is disclosing across social media that Mike raped her?
I would like you to ask yourself; When you read the post from the "alumni" describing what happened to her, what happened when she went to Phil, what happened when she reported to the "business manager", and what is happening now, are you really shocked or do you just read the entire post and recognize the abuse and how it is perpetrated as being all too familiar as to how Mike and EB handles all of us.
Social media posts are just that; written posts of personal experience that do not necessarily provide proof. But when the complaint as written matches so exactly to the toxic situation that Mike has set up in this community and that is echoed by every single person who stands up to fight against this man, you have to ask yourself if this young twenty something womans story rings true to you. It does to me. It is play by play how things come down when dealing with Mike and his groupies, but now we are talking about a seventy year old man manipulating a twentyish year old woman into having sex with him because he is her overlord.
I have been here six years now and I have heard tons and tons of sexually deviant stories that were associated with receiving favors from Mike. And a whole bunch of women who have lived here since the earlier days KNOWS that at the heart of this community is a sex for favors situation because I have heard your warning to me, heard your stories of the past and the current gossip regarding what happens here. I have heard the international academy student women are pre-selected by the EB MEN and then used while here as a pass around because of the exact same overt manipulation the "alumni" is expressing. -Do what I tell you to do because you are currently living on the property and we are in charge.-
Everyone really needs to think hard about this one. We all know deep down that this is exactly how Mike does business. He has manipulated everyone in some form or another. Just where do we draw the line? Where and when does the community stand up against this person who is silently controlling everything we are as a community? Does it take some victimized woman from another country to come in here and blow it all up before we do something?
Mike, his actions, who he is, and what he does, directly reflects on each and every single one of us who are here in the community. Do any of you doubt that this news is not being spread like wildfire since Mike's academy students now think Mike is a rapist?
Bottom line is that we all have heard stories –gossip- and some of us have even experienced this sexual tension and impropriety ourselves but since its SEX no one talks about it.
Now someone has. Someone has stated that Mike Reynolds raped her while she was illegally working for him in another county. Do we still stand silent? Do we still worship our overlord? Do we become enablers in our silence?
We have let him get away with being heralded as god and now we are hearing about a rape of an academy student.
What say you now?