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Financial Hypocrisy in Silo's Humanist Movement


proclaim the jarring Siloist propaganda tracts from France.


assert the same tracts and further accuse the "banks, financial groups, insurance, developers, corrupt politicians, drug dealers, speculators" of charging the people with "rent, tax, income tax, unemployment, health costs and education costs".

To fix the world’s ills, the Siloists demand


But who is to benefit from this revolution and what happens to the money collected by Siloists? Silo himself lives the sweet life of a golden retirement in Argentina. Indeed, the people of France organized to demand accounting from Silo and cautioned against contributing to Silo's bursting New York bank account and to refuse all Siloist campaigns for money. Silo's bagman in Canada, Daniel Zuckerbrot, has a stable personal life and professional career as senior CBC television producer of “The Nature of Things”, and has maintained the same upscale Cadillac Avenue Toronto home for more than two decades.

The same eleemosynary claims of financial injustice were made by Marie-Claire Desroches and Enrique de la Barrera, both official representatives of the Humanist Party (HP), when they campaigned for the HP against the "Pigocracy" that promotes "the status quo, monopolies, exploitation, speculators and violence." The HP implored the people of Quebec to "Vote For A Small Party" in their criticism of moneyed interests and Western society. In their letter to then Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, the Humanists railed against unemployment, taking the government to task for the economic situation in general and about the plight of women in particular. Modern statistics, however, show unemployment in Canada at a 30-year low and unprecedented prosperity for women, to the credit of successive Conservative and Liberal governments and no thanks to the HP.

Despite their ostensibly altruistic claims of charitable activism, Desroches and de la Barrera appear to be doing quite well financially and have no troubles with poverty or unemployment. De la Barrera worked hard to cultivate the image of a poor immigrant in Canada—shabbily dressed in jeans and jean jacket, driving the same red Honda Civic since the 1970s and giving the appearance of an unemployed student, while consistently taking a 25% share from his team’s “Orange money.” Despite all those years where Enrique pled personal poverty and solicited money from the public for "poor people in South America", he was suspiciously able to pay off his massive $50 000+ student debt load less than two years after his 1998 PhD in biomedical engineering. In the year 2000, de la Barrera bought an opulent penthouse residence overlooking Montreal’s well-to-do Lachine Canal District, where de la Barrera has since become semi-retired from the Movement; the penthouse is now worth over a quarter of a million dollars. If Enrique was not collecting that money for the impoverished masses and does not need to raise money for himself, for whom was he really collecting the money and what did he do with it?

Marie-Claire Desroches, Daniel Zuckerbrot’s Chief Financial Officer, has managed to piece together a lucrative career in Human Resources--the perfect field for a cult master to expand her power of control over the working classes. While claiming to be a poor secretary in her photo-op during her bid for Mayor of Montreal (La Presse, 23 October, 1986), she was careful to point out that she was an "Executive Secretary" (Secretaire de Direction) on her registration papers. Since then, Desroches has never been unemployed and was always able to find well paying jobs at Rhone-Poulenc Pharma, (now Novartis Canada) the Italian-Canadian Society, and the Quebec Welfare Office where Desroches profited from economic violence against English-Canadians who are rarely hired by the racist Government of Quebec. Never staying long in one job, Desroches worked as a human resources manager at The Home Depot Canada (Montreal Gazette, December 7, 2002, p. E6) and most recently at Xebec Inc, where she worked as a consultant in “workplace safety” after having been the subject of criminal complaints. Desroches is an affluent manipulator and a liar who has consistently listed her cult experience on her resume as "community experience" while seeking opportunities to better control and exploit people. She is also the woman who laundered Silo’s money in Canada by redistributing half of it to Argentina by way of Loredana Cici in Italy and keeping 25% for herself—useful when buying a new mortgage.

Far from impoverished, Desroches bought her own home in 1997, a spacious split-level bungalow for herself and her daughter Tania in a neighborhood that is a perfect fit for Desroches' personality--Montreal's ugly and violent Pont-Viau-de-Laval suburb. The house rose in value every year since 1997, reaching a value of $76,700 in 2003 and $98,800 in 2006. Like the true conservative capitalist she always has been, Desroches made a handsome profit when she sold her house to Nicole Toupin in the spring of 2006, only to buy a more expensive house elsewhere. Despite Siloist claims, paying her property taxes has not harmed Desroches at all, who dutifully paid her taxes for everything from snow removal to water filtration and transportation. Smelling a bargain in 1997, Desroches must have bought the house at a price below the market value. Profiting off economic violence and the misfortune of another human being, maybe even a non-Siloist woman who could have lost her house following unemployment and bankruptcy—such an utter contradiction of principles for a former Communist Party member like Desroches! It is not hard to see Desroches also owning a country house in the Laurentian Mountains north of Laval, to further complement her perfect financial hypocrisy.

Desroches and de la Barrera cannot have it both ways. Either they are working hard to help the meek and have taken a vow of poverty or else they are successful business people who do not need to solicit money for distant and unknowable causes with unverified merits. Clearly, De la Barrera and Desroches do not count themselves among the masses crying out for "jobs, economic equality and freedom". By the same token, the Movement cannot pretend to be a spontaneous popular phenomenon of impoverished people who organize at the grass roots to improve their own conditions around the world! On the contrary, the Movement is a group of economic opportunists who exploit people by taking their money on false pretexts. Siloists fail to declare the monies as income, then launder the funds through shady international networks, all the while building affluent careers and sumptuous homes for themselves.

Mercurial mendocrats like Desroches and de la Barrera, have many serious personal problems, namely their own insanity and mendacity, however, they have no financial problems. Neither have they accomplished any of their own stated, non-materialist goals. On the surface, it may appear to some as though Siloist cult leaders are like everybody else in society: they buy homes, they work at jobs and they fit into the capitalist status quo. Why is it that Desroches and de la Barrera can benefit from their own suburban existences, but other people should be derided and defrauded, just for aspiring to the same level of comfort? It is precisely because hypocritical and hypnotizing Siloists are able to swim on their own in our capitalist society, with great success, that their true natures, sadly, are rarely detected.

Frederick Aaron


Answers.Com article about "Brian Mulroney."

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Humanist Party of Quebec.

Laval (Quebec), City of.

Montreal (Quebec), City of.

Quebec (Province). Director General of Elections. Quebec City, 1993.

Statistics Canada.

Silo propaganda in France

Demand accounts from Silo!

De la Barrera and Desroches took turns as HP rep

Pigocracy: Siloists see people as pigs

HP electoral publicity

HP letter to Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney

Property evaluation for Enrique's penthouse

Nothing revolutionary in buying a home

Desroches's home worth $76,700 in 2003

Value rises to $98,800 in 2006

Desroches's property taxes

Paying property taxes benefits Desroches

Conservative Desroches at ease in suburbia

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