A reader sent me an email about Benjamin, confirming much of what I wrote about in my book, A Billion Years. There are some small details added and I appreciate the time they took to send this to me.
I am publishing it because it demonstrates the absurd and grotesque lengths scientology goes to keep families apart.
Also, some of you may recall that Ben had some form of aggressive skin cancer (you can see the scar tissue under his right eye). He should be made aware of the blood mutation discovered in me as a result of extensive testing, as it can be passed on genetically. Of course, there is no way of communicating this to him, though hopefully someone who monitors this blog in OSA can pass on the information (unlikely as they consider it’s just “PTSness” and as long as he is not connected to me, he will be fine).
Below is the message:
The purpose of this email is to provide more information regarding Ben Rinder. Although I don’t have any PT info about him or his whereabouts I was there when he was a Tech Page at the Flag AO, I was there when he battle with his cancer and I was there when he was trying to leave. In fact, I FESed some of his folders…
For my own reasons, I wish to remain anonymous.
Now, unfortunately, just like Mike describes in his book about trying to remember things with precision my dates on events and even the sequences are sometimes very mismatched.
This is some of the info and recollection I have on Ben.
Ben Rinder was miserable in the Sea Org. He was one of those guys who didn’t belong there, who wanted to explore his teenagehood and just have fun. The type that other Sea Orgs would refer to as “too wog” and his friendships were usually with other “disaffected” young Sea Org members.
When Ben wanted to leave in 2009 or 2010 Kathy True [The OSA Flag sec checker assigned to deal with the “most sensitive” security threats] was personally assigned as his “handler” and essentially brainwash the fuck out of him with you know: “Mike was trying to sabotage COB and made huge errors that cost the church a lot of money to fix,” “the wog world is a terrible place and is so dangerous,” bla bla bla bla …
One of the main concerns at that time was that if Ben left, he will eventually reunite back with Mike and the whole Ben-committee (which included his
mom) felt that Ben in fact wanted to be with Mike.
One of the other things that also prompted him wanted to leave was that a bunch of his friends from the AO had left the Sea Org.
Anyway, eventually he got a bunch of auditing and was “moved up the bridge” (and I think he went “Clear” or NED Case Completion) and ended up becoming a Chef of some restaurant at the Fort Harrison hotel.
I honestly am just impressed he hasn’t left yet. He also married a young girl who was not by any means a dedicated hard core Sea Org member and factually quite a green Scientologist which was also a very concerning thing for the Ben-committee, but they didn’t want to give him any “motivators” so they let him marry her.