Secrets have dogged me my whole life. I learned early to keep them. What happened in the family stayed in the family. Keeping those secrets was not pleasant; yes, that’s an understatement. Those in power in my family were invested in and counted on fear to keep the abuse quiet.
Secret societies and cultures have, are, and will continue to use fear and intimidation and murder and torture to keep their members quiet. Oh, they say it is some prophet that tells them to do it, but it is their deep-seated fear of not being in control and not being liked, of seeking revenge for slights that wears that religious mask.
With the advent of the Internet, and especially TOR (The Onion Router), the daily news of these secret societies and cultures has become not so secret. Is it any wonder bullies in every size, shape, color, nationality, and religion are coming down harder and more publicly on those they seek to subdue?
To read about The Onion Router to go https://www.torproject.org/ or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor_(anonymity_network).