Thank you to everyone who joined us for the tour of Downtown Clearwater yesterday to benefit The Aftermath Foundation. And also to those who listened in remotely. We had a fun time and it was wonderful to see such a strong show of support from so many smiling faces.
Our enormous appreciation to everyone for supporting the Aftermath Foundation. The Foundation’s meaningful work continues, mostly unseen and not often talked about for the protection and peace of mind of those who are helped. It’s the opposite of a scientology “humanitarian programs” where they don’t do anything unless the cameras are rolling for a promo shot/video. Our work is often done behind the scenes and those who benefit from the enormous goodwill of so many supporters of the Foundation are enormously thankful and genuinely touched. Your support, enabling this work to continue, means the world to us.
I am sure others will be posting many more photos on social media. Sorry, I only have this one….
David Humphrey says
I would love to take a tour soon. Where can I sign up?
Lacey Zeiler says
Any planned marches, demonstrations or gatherings next week? I will be nearby, and would love to lend my voice to the mission how ever I can.
This evil, violent, morally corrupt and child abusing group of human beings have to be exposed. And monitored to limit their future tactics of imprisoning the bodies and minds of their members.
How quickly can I make a face mask that say’s “Where is Shelley Miscavige”, so I can walk in and take the self guided tour….?
Mike, I feel like a flash mob in front of the centre would be right up your ally. Leah too.
jim rowles says
Aaaaaaand, Tracy McManus has it covered today in the TBT.
IS TOM CRUISE GETTING READY TO MOVE INTO HIS LUXURY CLEAR WATER PENTHOUSE??
Cult City Tour & the Aftermath…
WISE BUILDING…..Yeee Gad….& ALL this time I thought WISE was all about Potato Chips!
What an eye opener & the reason that A & E needs to brings this back to TV. Surprising is that there’s nothing with COS logo on the building,, there’s nothing indicating so. MORE TV since some people may not go to Pod Casts
The Park Bench: ALL are welcome or so the signage seems to indicate….HOWEVER….one “little caveat is missing from the post sign……………..
You are .NOT WELCOME if you are an S.P. ………………OR if your face is recognized by their recording devices no doubt.
Also not doubted would be “screeners” going over every gigabit of recorded tape for “them” to SEE just WHO was in attendance at this “Clear Water City Tour”.
It’s been far too many decades since I visited Clear Water. All that stopped once friends then living in Clear Water have SOLD & LEFT Clear Water once “things started to change”. Store fronts bought out by “someone”….making the original owners renters feel “out of place”.
Locals stopped going “down town”…”up Town”…or anywhere in Clear Water as the sidewalks seemed to be filled by “those people”……all those military style school uniforms paraded up & down streets….cameras around…..not for OUR security but for the security of “someone else”……what USE to be is long gone, & how sad is that?
Wow,….. Thanks for the tour…..a real eye opener………..that broke my heart.
It was great to pop on to YouTube yesterday and see the tour in action .
It looked well attended and walking the tour must have been incredibly rewarding to those who have been in the decades long struggle with Scientology.
Marking Scientology with the camp action of a tour , likens them to relic status. A thing of the past . Tired and out of date!
Ammo Alamo says
I finally found a call-in phone number about half-way through the event. Then I Googled Clearwater and followed the troupe along on my laptop, all through downtown Clearwater, keeping up as best I could based on the descriptions of the various places of interest.
I’d love to see this a regular event, maybe with free admission, or reduced rate, for ex-Scilons who bring a BT-raising story to share. I’d also like to the tour interpreters to call out the location from time to time, such as “We are heading East on Pierce St., and looking to our south is The Oak Grove.”
I think you need map of The Famous Sights of Scientology Sitty:
The $25 Million Dollar Vacant Lot
The Punching Pontiff’s Process-Proof Palace
Hidden Entrance to the Couch-Buster’s Sky-High Hideaway
The Super Power Building, home of the $5,000 Run-Around
Flag Land Base: The Not-Mecca of Scientology
The Well-Policed Public Park*
The Oak Cove, Scientology’s own Tower of Darkness
A Lot of Empty – big deserted lot reserved for the non-existent autos of the Sea Org
* SPs not welcome
Gene Stilo's BT says
Awesome post Ammo. I wish to contribute to the motion.
Scientology’s Mecca of Extortion, Bribery and Money Laundering = FLAG.
FLAG – where we can rape your bank account, mind fuck you silly , shatter your family, and discard you without sorrow whilst we hide behind the religious cloak and tax exempt status
FLAG = Scientology’s SCAM Fraud Base
FLAG – The Mecca of Spiritual Rape
Vist Flag’s own Fort Homicide Hotel where once you check in, you can never leave.
Visit the ghost of Lisa McPherson who lurks in room 174. Wear slacks – the BT’s of the cock roaches are gonna get your ankles.
Visit the horror chamber locker where they imprisoned Lisa McPherson in the Fort Homicide Hotel deep down in the bowels of it’s Basement.
Don’t miss the carinval rides at the STUPID Powerz Builiding. After 20 years of milking Scientologists to pay 20 million to build this epic facade, Oil up and pay $5,000 to run around a pole until you mock up a win.
And the sounds of e-meters shattering as needles rock slammed was heard all over Clearwater as the $camologists went into audit overdrive madness after the Mike Rinder tour left town.
Jere Lull says
What a WONDERFUL way to celebrate Ron’s 110th birthday!
Zee Moo says
I can’t wait for the movie!! I see the Clampire resorted to hiding tech yesterday. It is their most powerful tactic.
Xenu/Xemu signs would have been handy to have on hand, to aim at OSA operatives taking photos.
In fact, Xenu/Xemu (Zee Moo) signs ought be the simplest protest against the Scientology cameras. They have to scrub Xenu from every inch of recording they do when Xenu shows up.
Scientology was made Xenu fearful and that’s on Hubbard. “body-thetans” works that same magic against them.
Mocking and confronting people about their “silly beliefs” could be used against any religion or religious cult. I recall some videos of people shouting at scientologists about Xenu and so on which to me seemed crude. Fair game, disconnection and bankruptcy as well as cult indoctrination is more rational criticism IMO.
Susan Harbison says
But everyone who is in believes in fair game, disconnection, etc. because they think it will never happen to them.
It is true you could mock any religion. But this is a cult. There is nothing religious about it. That is the message that needs to be sent.
It’s not the mocking that “gets” them, it’s the taboo words. They are NOT allowed internally to write in their records, the words “Xenu” and “body-thetans”.
This isn’t just mocking them, this is throwing a simple wrench into their procedures of filming and photo taking, and sending out “lower level” Scientologists of any type, to confront outsiders.
It’s the taboo words backfiring effect I believe will most greatly erode one of Scientology’s built in totalitarian “information control”.
They cannot control being exposed to the taboo words that Hubbard says will cause them harm.
When you expose them to the taboo words and define the taboo words to them, they do NOT get sick, contradicting Hubbard’s dire warnings about the taboo words and the defining explanations of their own beliefs, that the majority of the Sea Org staffs don’t even know their beliefs.
It might come across as mockery, but learning who Xenu was, and what Xenu did, and what “body-thetans” are, and that OT 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 are the exorcism levels of the movement, are huge in transparency about the beliefs that the members themselves are ignorant of what they are reaching for, namely to come do the exorcism levels of Scientology.
Xenu and “body-thetans” are taboo words which when defined, make the whole Scientology movement “make sense” in the Hubbard theoretical senses of how Hubbard defines the soul, and what “thetans” are, versus what “body-thetans” are, and the distinctions of the OT 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 exorcism levels of Scientology, versus all the other pseudo-therapy levels of Scientology.
It’s a public service to break down their information control they try to enforce on their members. It’s way more than mere mockery.
As a Scientologist, I wish someone had come up to me and simply told me OT 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 were the exorcism levels of Scientology where “body-thetans” which are bodiless “thetans” which infest all humans, due to Xenu’s earth dumping these mentally implanted/damaged “thetans” onto earth to roam earth and infest all humans ever since, and that OT 3, 4, 5 6 and 7 are the levels where the “body-thetans” all get exorcised off Scientologists. I’d have really been glad to have that defined, frankly. You work for decades not knowing who Xenu was, nor what “body-thetans” are, nor that OT 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 are the exorcism levels!
Rip Van Winkle says
This is so marvelous.
I wish I could have been there.
I hope this gets big I hope this gets big I hope!
“Cult Bar Cafe”
Big paper Zenu hats or foam BTs.
the possibilities are exciting.
framed photos of hubbard’s yellow smile
the NY Zit photo in a post card…
merchandising could be a hoot.
Rip Van Winkle says
also… I can’t see Tom being any too happy about all this either.
Just as he moves there.. hell, he’d be a draw.
Rip Van Winkle says
#cultcitytours would be a great hashtag to add to any photos on twitter.
let’s be able to search and find them.
it would bug DM to have Cult City Tours go viral or gain a big internet presence.
Also: dang, I missed the audio. Is it recorded anywhere? Able to be streamed?
Tony Ortega has shared a couple of videos today: https://tonyortega.org/2021/03/15/scientology-whistleblower-steve-fishman-out-of-prison-and-getting-younger-every-day/
Scroll past the Fishman update …
jim rowles says
Delicious in so many ways!
Loosing my Religion says
Great photo Mike. Hope to see more pics and know how the tour went and if there was anyone from the cult buzzing around.
Diane Vallecillo says
A sweet pic. I love all the smiling faces, including Goliaths. (I really wanted to be there)
I listened to the entire thing and loved it. Learned stuff, laughed a lot (especially Marc’s toilet paper issue) and I have spent my morning looking at all the tour pics on FB and Twitter. And there Awesome!
Thank you and your fellow SP’s for creating the Foundation and doing this wonderful event
George M White says
Thanks all for the great work.
Old Surfer Dude says
HEY!!! That’s what I was going to say!!! Damn… I failed again.
Jere Lull says
Such a great pic of what I suppose is the group of SPs on tour.
Is that the big lovable fluffy SP DOG peeking in there on the right?
Mary Kahn says
What a nice picture! (Even the SP dog made it into the photo.) This is what freedom from scientology looks like. (No forced smiles, false promotions, or minds stuffed with thoughts they can’t say)
SP dogs may well be the biggest heroes in the fight to eradicate this cult. Not only are they the most heroic, but they are also the most beautiful.
My heart goes out to all the SP dogs and I just hope they will remember, “Woof! Woof!!”
Last night, I had a dream the TWERP died as the result of a dog bite and the people left in charge of the cult insisted he not avail himself of any WOG Rabies treatment.
Instead, they insisted he run around in circles to get the cleansing treatment known as the Rabies Rundown and he eventually dropped dead from heart failure.
Aren’t dogs wonderful? Wouldn’t it be just perfect if this horrible cult was finally brought down by Golliath? I would guess the history books would read that LRH finally came back to earth because he was fed up with the way the TWERP had fucked up his cult and he found the perfect way to take care of business.
Mary just said all I wanted to say, before me and better.
Gene Stilo's BT says
Wow – you SP’s are looking good. Thank you for all you do.
Saving the planet from Scientology.
Jere Lull says
BT, you said it. The two “chicks” looked especially good.