Regraded Being December 23, 2022 By Mike Rinder 15 Comments RB is taking some time for the holidays. This is an early Christmas classic from RB… Share this...FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin
Even as just a Class 5 staff member, body routing on New Years and Christmas day in Minneapolis. It just made us look even crazier, 11 below zero! But students CSWed to be off, counts were down, so outside to look like an idiot it was. I thought there was something where LRH wrote do not go against the customs of the people, like prohibition, it never works. ??? But gotta get those stats. I was not looked of favorably by the ED for bringing that up.
Does anyone know how to setup The Aftermath Foundation on your Amazon account so they benefit from Amazon ordering? Thank you.
May all have a lovely & safe holiday season if you celebrate. And if you don’t, may you and yours have a great and safe weekend.
Happy New Year to all.
Looks like he made it go right in the end (for the cult).
Or at least until next Thursday rolls along. Then he’ll pay a VERY high price for his stats dropping by $26,000.
From what I’ve read Sea Org members are routinely subjected to conditions that are major violations of the UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice).
Les, getting an Article-15 from your commanding officer that sentences you to paint the rocks in front of the barracks is far more humane than the shit that goes on in the RPF. An example of this can be found on page 106 of Mike’s book.
What gets me is that here is this elderly Sea Org member, probably served aboard the Apollo with LRH and it looks like he hasn’t risen above the rank of Midshipman and he’s being bossed around by some zit faced kid who is probably a Lieutenant Commander because mommy and daddy made a super donation to the IAS.
This RB strip, I agree, is a classic. It is a Church of Scientology version of “A Christmas Story.” For all my decades in, I found it to be the height of ridiculousness how staff were ordered to NOT treat the traditional holiday season as anything other than regular days of the year in terms of demanding students and preclears be in the building. If anything, as public we were ordered to “make up the time” (student points) because so many others (“Dilettantes!”) were off spending time with family and attending fun parties.
This approach: ridiculous, punitive, illogical, and unworkable.
Were any other Former-Ins mandated in early November to fill out a form with the Academy supervisors showing what EXTRA time you planned to put in during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s weeks? (for U.S. folks)
It was like we were getting pre-fleeced to bow down and agree to be dominated, no matter what—just as the RB strip points out: no matter how much our loving family members wanted to spend time with us.
As I gained more courage and more “confront,” I would gently push back to the Academy supervisors. I would say with sincerity: “Using what I know on Data Series, I would offer that you, each year, are going after the Wrong Target when you endeavor to sternly require all public who are ‘culturally Christian’ to put in, not just “extra time,” but really ANY time during traditional holiday season. If you have to maintain your stats during those weeks, why don’t you pre-pursue and arrange for any public who are NOT Christian in background to be around, such as any public whose family background is Jewish, Muslim, or Hindu? Their families will not necessarily be looking for or expecting them to show up places for get-togethers.”
I never got anywhere. I tended to find Bright Ideas from non-staff, no matter how bright, were rarely given serious consideration. Also, I can better see now (that I am out), those staff had no choice. This was not a negotiation; it was a direct and firmly fixed order.
I had empathy for these staff members—who are, just like is portrayed in the RB strip, yelled at and commanded to “make it go right” and keep the Academy and the Hubbard Guidance Center (auditing) full up with production and “stats.”
Stats, as we know, are a primary god to which all C of S staff must bow down. Public or anyone, their other “dynamics” be damned.
Super sad. One example of the un-reality off which these folks too often operate.
I remember when I was on staff at CCNashville that we had a pot luck Christmas dinner at the org a few days before Christmas. Org promo told public that the most theta way to celebrate Christmas was to come into the org and go on course or get some auditing.
I guess nobody bought into it because the org was usually empty on Christmas day.
In my 27 years on staff, what I noticed was in all of the places where I lived as a Sea Orger, was that Christianity’s Christmas atmosphere impacted Scientology at least in that Christmas was a day of relative Peace. No stat pushing, no craziness rush rush rush and get stuff done.
Christianity, and I’m an atheist, had greater force to insert the tiniest stretch of Peace into even evil Scientology.
Even if you held any of the must do jobs, on Christmas, staff life was more Peaceful thankfully.
“Thankfully” – Peace on Christmas Day. That is very good to hear!
Rip Van Winkle says
Off topic…. Amazon Smile!
“The Aftermath Foundation, recently received a quarterly donation of $1,368.22
To date, Amazon has donated a total of: $13,264.64 to The Aftermath Foundation”
This makes me feel very good.
I use Amazon substantially more these days than in past years. Though I have moral qualms about consumption in general, that aside, every time I put in an order I have a small sense of victory and peace.
Thanks Mike, this is just one of the many ways you have helped me heal this year.
Hats off to Amazon! You guys rock!
When I was on the RPF, doing the “PTS Rundown” which was actually a lighter bunch of the pseudo-therapy quackery of Hubbard’s, I started mentally siding with the outside world’s more tolerant views of everything, again, sort of returning to my pre-Scientology brainwashing pre-Scientology views which are simpler, not the stacked up layered up Hubbard balancing act stack of views.
I remember thinking that my mother’s sisters, my aunts on my mother’s side, held pretty simple common sense views, and that they would never ever convert over into Hubbard’s stacked up brainwashing ridiculous views.
The world just can’t get into the Hubbard nonsense views.
So quit Scientology, and stop trying to force the Hubbard nonsense on one another nor on the outsiders in the world who never are going to buy into the Hubbard mentality.
Scientology’s views are futile to keep trying to pretend the world is ever going to buy into them.
Stop holding Hubbard’s bag of views which the world isn’t ever going to buy into, no matter how much slick marketing and mislabeling and false promising is done by Scientologists.
The REAL military wasn’t that stupid.
Seriously, when I was stationed at Fort Benning, military personnel would take leave during the holiday season.