Regraded Being November 3, 2017 By Mike Rinder 72 Comments Another classic from RB. Rumor has it we may have a new RB next week. Stay tuned. Share this...FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin
Scientologists suffer from a disease contracted by too long an exposure to the overblown opinions of a scammer of the first water parading as facts. The psychiatric term for it is hubba-bubbleitis extremis.
It’s too ironic and funny seeing the reference to SuMP in the first panel of this comic, that’s got to be about a year and half old now – since still, nothing has come out of it, in spite of the passing of several promised deadlines for broadcasts, programming or whatever to commence.
Fake relationships….fake communications….. Yet, some “still-in” feel they are qualified to judge other’s characters, behaviors, and opinions. Pathetic.
I’ve always thought of America as being great. When did it stop being so, in your opinion?
Mike, this above was intended as a response to a comment posted way below. Posted up here it is non sequitur and in any event a waste of time. Feel free to delete it.
Oooh I see what you did there! Effort trumped!
Kat DeNomme says
I am 100% sure this is EXACTLY true for at least 70% of the congregation… And, as someone who lives in St. Petersburg, FL… like 15 miles away from Flag, I literally don’t know a single Scientologist. No one, here, gives ANY attention to Scientology. You’d think that my area would be inundated with Scientologists (considering it’s the “Spiritual Headquarters” for the entire thing)… Nope. Finding a Scientologist in the spiritual epicenter of their “religion” is more difficult than finding a frickin’ needle in a haystack.
Love to hear this report!!! Woohoo!
Ditto, Kat, a very encouraging report. I’m in So. Vermont. No scientologists within a 100-mile radius (well, if there are, they’re well-closeted). I’ve gotta shlepp down to Boston one of these days to see a real live scientologist – kinda like going to the zoo, you might say. Let us know if you have any sightings.
Funny; after reading all the stuff about LHR’s “fair game” policy, at first I didn’t even want to mention what part of the country I’m in. I guess THEIR paranoia was rubbing off on me. Now I don’t worry about it.
I’ve been listening to the Mike and Aaron vids, “Growing up in Scn”, and today I heard this other one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAWpyvqCO2I
This stuff is tremendously helpful to me. I listened to it yesterday, and today another onion layer peeled away as I was driving and musing and suddenly realized a huge area of life yet to strip away bullshit from – my attitudes towards people, judgement, poverty, and .. so much more.
You can “decide” it’s all bullshit, but it’s infested in every thought, decision, opinion, reasoning and attitude. For UTRs, these things are about the only venue of help.
So happy for you and proud of your determination to sift through the BS and feel free to make decisions for yourself. I cannot imagine the difficulty this journey is for you and so many others. Your resources are plentiful and tons of people to bounce ideas around.
Please keep struggling through it! Post here so we/I can read about your nuggets of progress. You will start to have small moments of clarity. Try to grab hold of them… They will get a bit longer and longer, and more and more often, until Scientology does not consume every. single. moment.
I’m praying for you!!
MUCH THANKS to Mike and Leah on the ongoing project. You are modern day Heros to soooo many people. Please keep going.
Leah and you are doing a great service educating the public on the doctrine of Scientology and its methods of keeping its members under control. Members do not believe that they can leave the “church” because of the severe punishment that they will receive and that they have no other choice but to stay. Your life is a demonstration of the pain and suffering you had and are having as a result of speaking honestly about your experiences and leaving the organization. You lost much but are giving much more by fighting against this evil. My wish for you is that your heart be filled with the kind of hope and joy that you are giving to others by sharing your truth and life with us all. Don’t be stopped from shinning your light in the darkness. Maybe one day more people will be able to make decisions based upon fact and not be guided by those who are trying to reach a sale’s quota.
Hello land of the free !
Guess who was at the entrance of my parisian subway station yesterday morning ? A baby french scientologist giving free tickets for a dianetics movie.
I told everyone around that it was a cult and people threw the paper away as if it had anthrax on it.
I love my people, so bad tempered ?
Anyway, Scientology is still officially a fraud and a cult here. Anyone wants to visit us ?
Keep going, american friends, we are supporting you.
Good girl!! Parisian’s Rock!!!
They really do. I LOVE Paris!
Tres bien fait, Sandrine, et merci 🙂
Viva la France!
What a NIGHTMARE. I cannot imagine what it must be like to be trapped inside this absolutely horrid and rancid parasitic cult. It’s like these people have some sort of exotic and terminal brain cancer. And that Miscavige character is just HIDEOUS … what else can you call him but an agent of Satan. Hopefully the dam breaks with all the exposure going on and this cult crumbles.
Harpoona Frittata says
Unbelievably, it’s even worse than that for still-in cultists because most of them can’t even trust their own spouses and children enough to be that direct about how they really feel, for fear of being ratted out by those they’re closest to.
It’s like East German secret police/domestic espionage unit, the Stasi, who had a sizeable percentage of the state’s civilian population working for it clandestinely. But in $cn it’s even worse, where everyone is required to be an informer.
As this most recent episode of The Aftermath made so poignantly clear, the “snitch culture” of $cn results in individuals becoming more and more isolated and mistrustful of even their closest family members and friends.
That’s no way for anyone to live, and any group which inculcates mistrust like that couldn’t be anything but evil!
If a writer sat down and tried to invent the most sadistic, depraved, and soul-sucking cult, its name would be scientology.
Oh, wait, that is exactly what happened in real life.
Help bring this shambling mess down everybody!
Mick Roberts says
This is both hopeful and sad. I suppose they not only have to lie and come up with an “acceptable truth” to the outside world, they even have to do so with each other inside their own small (and shrinking) bubble.
On the one hand, I suppose it’s good that some can still think for themselves. On the other hand, it’s sad that they are apparently unable to speak for themselves. That is the result of a KR-obsessed culture.
Mick…my observation too… What is hilarious and equally disturbing is that they not only lie to the world and each other but their lies are so hyperbolic. Example…”We are expanding” versus what they really say “We are expanding 47X”. Both can be proved lies but their over-exaggeration is such an easy lie to debunk. Idiots.. RB plays on this in today’s post which is hilarious and sadly accurate.
Alice Graves says
Mary Kahn downstream suggested a RB strip on COB’s paranoid musings about what parts of the bullshit he sells the flock might still be buying. I’ve envisioned this too and think it would be hilarious – COB and his chief flunky in a brainstorming session trying to figure this out.
I Yawnalot says
Scientology is something akin to a “retirement village” of the mind. A whole bunch of grumpy people who pretend to be nice to one another.
Nothing against old folks, I’m one of ’em I guess and even tried a retirement village type of situation for awhile. I got out so I can be nearer the beach and to avoid getting anymore managerial citations. Some folks just don’t appreciate my sense of humour. The world of pretence is a weird place to drop anchor. Thank God for memory loss, alcohol, prescription drugs and the associated maladies that develop from losing the plot. It often turns a boring day into my version of Jack Nicholson’s, “here’s Johnny!” Some aspects of life get all shinny again. Scientologists don’t have that excuse… they give stupid an even worse name than it already has!
” A ‘retirement village’ of the mind”.
Brilliant, Yawn! Still laughing!
Lol…. I’m interested in knowing more about the “managerial citations”….I can only imagine…
I Yawnalot says
Man o man the rules in those sorts of places! It’s like the KR system of Scioland. The “walls have eyes & ears” has never been truer than in an old folk’s village. There’s nothing else to do I suppose. One time I told the manager to, well… to go do something obscene with himself when he decided he could enter my property unannounced. He freaked the wife out, I wasn’t there at the time. I got an official letter from head office quoting some sort of lease rules I violated etc etc and I should show more respect, blah blah blah. It ended up his word against mine as he reckoned there was an electrical fault emergency he was checking out. No there wasn’t, where he was in the yard didn’t have any electrical outlets or wires, creepy. Anyway, he crosses the street now if he sees me in town. I think he left the job anyway, haven’t seen him for ages. I will no longer reside in such places.
Peter Norton says
I had somehow missed this one. One can only hope that this is precisely what is going on within the “congregation”.
Mike, Off topic I am just catching up to Saturday’s post and the comment section. Holy crap!!! I admit as a never in I had to keep referring to my glossary of terms to keep up with the back and forth. Once again it shows how bat-shit crazy it is. I for one am glad you allow comments from people like Proof of a fool as it allows for interesting discussion on subjects that otherwise are not talked about in such detail. I found it quite funny at one point I believe Fool said that the only good thing about your blog was Thursday funnies. I find it odd that they would enjoy that as it shows the insane stupid shit they believe and peddle. Good stuff indeed.
I am glad all of my out of body knowledge came in the 80’s and only while taking LSD which between that and being in a wheelchair makes me unworthy of ever being in the “club” Great work as always. It was good to see some articles questioning why Netflix doesn’t do something about Danny boy and his show and even the Daily Mail had an article and link to Tony’s site about it. Thank-you for all you do and for giving people the platform to speak up. I learn new things with every post.
Well, scientology and Tommy Davis have been known to dust off a wheelchair now and again as a prop for journalists… to pretend they are good guys, which as usual makes them look even worse.
The foot bullets fired from scientology’s leadership make the antics of the three stooges seem like serious drama.
Beth Brown says
How did this get so intricate and “fool proof” to begin with? Did LRH and DM sit around a table and say..”well this moron asked this..so we will now make this policy so people will never have a way out of this BS”?? It’s amazing to me that one con-artist knew how to make people feel so great with Dianetics and then put in a team of sales people to suck the life out of people. Is this why he hid at the end of his life? Was it because it got so out of control that he knew he would be found out at some point? Doesn’t this have ANY weight with members? Don’t they question this? Don’t they wonder why he chose to leave his body without the other OT levels? It’s disgusting how he used people and their emotions against them. I cant wait until this “church” implodes upon itself and it’s sued for life long damage it’s done to the poor people that literally “bought” into this crap. By the way…why is Scientology using a cross as their symbol? I think it’s another PR – mind-melding BS thing to make it legitimate? Another mental F-job?
Golden-Era Parachute says
Out-reality much? That reminds me of my teenage years, we called that Role Playing, like dungeons & dragons. You know, using your imagination to come up with some fantasy world. In both, you didn’t want to tell your friends you were a willing participants. Freedom magazine is a bit like Dungeon magazine.
The main difference is that in Dungeons & Dragons, you may have suffered some high-school bullying, but atleast you didn’t lose your family or financial future over it, or become a victim of sexual abuse where the crime is covered-up or ignored by officials.
Maria B says
This is such a sad commentary:(( Scientologists are supposed to be the great communicators. Yet, their tech has failed them – they hide behind a lie, thinking it is the only way to live. Very sad.
Fool said the tech (like an ointment) has to be applied properly. I used a whole tube and still no “wins”
Also I didn’t need any tech, I drank two gallons of water and boom “went” clear
Python Swoope says
Dan, Same thing happens to me after I eat a lot of beans!
Well except for Dave Maria. He is still a great communicator and has the planet spellbound with His magnificent oratory. His unparalleled ability to attract new followers is the reason He alone is responsible for the massive expansion of the largest private relief farce on earth.
Delegate good buddy, delegate! And then move on into phase too! Only You can do it and BTW, why has Your numero tres friend been absent from events recently? Better get Tom over to the Shrine for Your new years celebration and tell him to bring lots of friends to fill the seats. Don’t forget to issue special passes, especially to the LAPD for supporting Your buddy Danny.
Old Surfer Dude says
Everything has failed them, Maria. Everything…
What crime did Matt Pesch do that landed him in the hole? No enough money collected?
Mike Rinder says
He was not in the Hole. He was in the RPF.
Old Surfer Dude says
Six of one…half a dozen of the other?
Mike Rinder says
YEs. But as a Founding Member of The Hole (when it was the original 6 people) I take some pride of authorship. There’s only one Hole with a capital H.
Understood. Please write a success story and be sure to thank COB, as, without him, well, there wouldn’t have BEEN a Hole for your enjoyment.
Kudos to you Mike – Season Two has been like a careening rollercoaster. I only wish AppleBox Boy would be on it…without a seat belt.
And the “media center” still isn’t operating! lol
I Yawnalot says
Actually it speaks volumes about Scientology, just like the Idle Morgues. That is their operating basis!
Old Surfer Dude says
That’s because it’s a stealth building. You have to have special glasses to see it.
About the SMP / wouldn’t Christie Alley & others be really wondering why there’s no CoS TV shows. She’s got to be freaking out cuz she wants to “educate” all the ppl out in TV land about her life & how wonderful CoS is to her & others. How can they explain away nearly a year of “no shows”? Pun intended?
I think they should get Jenna and her horse to do a new cultish version of Mr. Ed. Danny Masterson could costar, Bohdi could direct and Dave could produce.
Old Surfer Dude says
Now that’s a show I’d pay to see!
Danny Masterson prefers donkeys.
Hey, this is a great idea for a scientology show.
And I already know the theme song.
This is the work of a true musical genius, ol’ LRH himself, “Windsplitter”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtxWlTIWRHo
(For the brave of heart only. “Windsplitter” is the actual name of the song. I guess the name “Breaking Wind” was taken?? You just can’t make this stuff up! Scientology is the laughing stock of this sector of the universe.)
Golden-Era Parachute says
SMP not producing TV Shows? SMP is probably the latest ‘Charity fundraiser drive’.
Isn’t that what we learned from the Superpower building: the 10x delay to run the fundraiser?
….speaking of SUMP….I’d commented after attending the March 13 Birthday event, and I’d mentioned Misscabbage with the weird gleam in his eye and smarmy voice. leaning forward as he chortled vaguely about what we could expect from SUMP, come July. He bragged giving us a “wait and see” about how it going to put some things out…. Next up: nothing from SUMP, but a whole lotta scummy lies from that shit-schmear Rathbun on youtube filmed….. where? Sump or his greasy basement?
filthy lying bastards, the lot of them.
alissa mower clough says
Umm…..I think that TheDonald and Ellrich would have been best buds if they could have met…
Peter Norton says
From all I can gather, TheDonald pays his people well, keeps them gainfully employed, eating well and is working at making all our lives better. Mind you, I wouldn’t want his job for any amount of money. Oh, I forgot, he gave up his salary and contributed ALL of it to support of veterans.
Koolaid comes in many flavors, I guess.
Mary Kahn says
Wow. I have never seen this before. It’s both funny and sad.
Scientologists actually behave and think like this; I knew of people who were Under The Radar (UTR) when I was still in, but not enough “in” that I was willing to talk about, expose, or write a KR on them.
This is the state of the world of scientology, which also contributes to why dave is so paranoid about who is actually buying his bs these days. It’s so humorous that a scientologist needs a clearance card these days to even get into an event. Maybe RB ought to do a comic strip about that.
Mary, how does someone get a clearance card? If CoS is intended to save the planet why do they snub “the planet”?
Mary Kahn says
It’s the church of fear and paranoia these days.
I don’t know how to get one because I was out about when they were implemented.
Mary Smith says
In order to get the card you have to send in a request for one–assuming you are a lifetime member. You say you lost your membership card. I suppose you get one back if you are not a SP.
Old Surfer Dude says
Ah, yes, Barbet, that is the sixty four thousand dollar question.
It’s what they do Barbet. Snubbing is one of the cherchs ‘high toned’ activities.
For a clearance card one must get ethics clearance. Any doubts or reservations about recent donos or participation will likely result is a ‘metered interview’ unless of course it is very close to the day of the event in which case they will scoot you through and take up the sec checking later.
It is pretty much common knowledge that everyone hates the events but does not want to appear ‘disaffected’ so they go unless a credible excuse can be found. Illness in the family, elderly parent (assuming you have not disconnected from them), going out of town, etc. are common.
If you do get into the event at least you will get some good squats exercise doing the Cee Oh Bee standing ovation routines. These are usually 15 to 20 reps per session depending upon the length of His outburst. Wouldn’t want to snub Mister Cee!
That’s rough, Newcomer. I can’t imagine faking it that much (if at all).
Is a metered interview with the “cans” and then the sec check that clears you for an event is just asking you questions / no cans?
It would be fun to see if the 4chan anonymous folks could somehow get a bunch of these clearance cards and then attend the events to create havoc and bedlam. Oh that would be so fun to see.
I think that you and Lisa are doing good we’re Scientology. They need more people like you to expose them. Yes you was taken in by them (you both were) . Why did you take it in by them . David Miscavige he is a coward he hides behind all of you . It’s like he is the king ant ? and you are his little soldiers doing all of the dirty work . He isn’t GOD and god wouldn’t treat people this way. It’s time Scientology paid for all the abuse of children and adults ( I can’t believe that adults would let it happen) because I couldn’t stand there and take it. I would go back at him. Your program is hopefully going to help lots of people. So please keep doing what you are but you need the government to look into this . I’m sure that mr president Trump would look at it . He looks at everything in a different way more than any other president as . I HOPE you make a big big difference love ❤️ to you both
Python Swoope says
Yeah Tina…..The saying is…. “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN”! , Ahem…..was at the White House today!