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Something Can Be Done About It
June 5, 2020 By Mike Rinder 31 Comments
jeanne w martin says
I’m sorry. I’m a never in and I need to ask. Does anyone ever get a trophy that big? I can’t stop laughing.
James Rosso says
…Yes!? Google “scientology ias trophies” and click on the images tab. That monstrosity is definitely in the size range, although i think this one specifically is a photoshop job to make the poison dwarf look like a child.
Original here: https://whyweprotest.net/attachments/iasc-jpg.89468/
Note that the couple on the left’s heads are much larger than DM’s. That’s probably the biggest giveaway that it’s been shopped. Although his height has only been reduced by less than 6″ i’d say.
Nevertheless: yeah. Those things are real!
Loosing my Religion says
About WTH. It has nothing written that has never been said before from many others. It is just a collection of good actions to do.
Hubbits then marketed it in his way.
Before the Sci with my friends we had some contacts with these gangs and bad sociopathic guys. It made me always laugh thinking about them reading WTH and changing. Even just a little bit.
jere Lull (39 years recovering) says
WTH is just another over-simplified CURE to “ALL MAN’S ILLS”™. Like everything else scientology promotes, the performance certainly lags well behind their hype about it.
Jere. Right. They are not creating any sensible effect outside the bubble.
Strangely enough nobody really wants their tech.
It is all (as you know) addressed to the inside to suck more money telling them lies about an imminent planet clearing.
Other cults says the same maybe changing item ( Christ coming back, or the end of the days, etc).
Weather Watcher says
“Claimed to reduce crime by 27%…” Hey that’s not true. In Colombia the booklets reduced crime by a whopping 50%, which has been factually verified by certified fact-finding verifiers!
WRONG Weather Watcher! Crime was reduced by 150% You squirrel. 😉
Dead Men Tell No Tales Bill Straass ( who else would make a comment like this). says
Wrong again. In the United States, IAS and Scientilogy crimes
were totally eliminated!
That is because they were all legalized! A few thousand destroyed families and a bunch more dead is just the price YOU have to pay for freedom.
And if you don’t want to pay that price, than you are the enemies of freedom and it is our sacred duty to kill you.
The IAS has been basically robbing public for years with this donate to the WTH campaign (and every other campaign). I myself am extremely upset that they have solved all of the drug problems in Peru and all of the gang problems in Colombia by simply HANDING OUT ‘Way To Happiness’ booklets but here in the US at the height of unrest they board up the Orgs and hide. Where were the VMs out there in LA handing out these miraculous WTH booklets to the looting and rioting masses. According to the IAS and Scientology the very act of reading this miraculous booklet STOPS all crime. All they had to do was paper the streets with WTH booklets. Stand on the corner and hand them out as people passed.
They use these stories about other countries to get millions out of their public. Yet here in the US they did nothing. They boarded up the Orgs and hid. They could have at least tried to look like they were doing something. Big FAIL Scientology. Even for your own members you could have gone out and handed out the stupid booklets. After all most public have paid for them TEN FOLD.
It’s always a wonder these Scientologists can afford the technology to receive these communications. I would expect both to be crowded around a 10-year-old computer. Better to pay the IAS.
Ms. B. Haven says
KSW Scientologists do not use computers. The trusty tried and true Telex machine is the way Theta communications are sent to all eleventy billion Scientologists on this dirt clod of a planet. If Ron used a Telex machine then that’s good enough for everyone else.
One of your very best, RB!
Great RB. He seems exactly the man every woman would like to have in her life. Wake up dude!
SkepticShe aka Lauren is moving somewhere else so she will not be receiving COS trash anymore.
Still in doubt wether to try to somehow keep receiving their mail so she can continue posting vids about it. Looks like she’s taking the sensible option though: move on. 🙂
Of course we can also hope someone moves in her apartment who also starts a YT channel and is as much fun. 😀
Trev. I know. We could send her something she could like to comment about.
Agree to write a success story on the condition they would go away! Wait…. is there any other reason?
Princess Leila says
This made my day!
Funny! The CofS may well print “more high quality glossy magazines praising its own achievements than any other non-profit organization on the planet” – though it occurs to me that a real church with actual millions of members, like the Mormons, could actually far oustrip them in monthly publications, excluding the flyers that the several hundred thousand unfortunate addresses on Scientology’s old mailing lists are deluged with. Still, Scientology has to have cornered the market on sheer hyperbole over trivial “achievements,” and even credit-taking for things they had nothing at all to do with.
According what I could find, the Mormons do have monthly magazines (a regularity Scientology is not able to achieve) with a circulation well over 1 million, plus another more than half a million in foreign languages:
But there’s apparently no centralized printing plant to compare in output to Scientology’s Bridge Publications – the Mormons probably do the sensible thing and contract out to commercial publishers, who may in turn even take advantage of modern efficiencies and print the large number of publications at different regional plants in order to reduce shipping costs, as is done with commercial mass media.
Of course as we all know Bridge Pub. exists only because Scientology has it staffed with unpaid slave labor. If they actually had to pay for all that labor would they still be putting out all those tons of glossy rags…I don’t know.
Is Scientology’s New Era Publications still a name in use? It seems to be all Bridge Publications now. Wouldn’t want to confuse Thetanism with Mormonism!
Retired PRExec says
I can’t believe she has not yet left her husband.
Kara Korum says
Guess he has “hidden talents”
Peggy L says
I know! I thought the same thing.
Yes, but she looks like being about to do it.
The photo caption is incorrect. The trophy is normal sized. Miscavige, standing next to it, is smaller than life, distorting the perspective… and isn’t distorting people’s perspectives the true goal of Scientology?
The double triangle with the $ is a very good occult symbol to describe scientology. The triangles go all the way back to before King Solomon. Scientology added the $.
Miss Dutch says
I, personally, like the chains used to form a sort of cross on the IAS symbol/shield. SO appropriate!
RB, I think some of the stats you list here are wrong. For example, you state “Given out 67% more, larger than life, trophies than any other organization on this or any other planet.”
I think if you did some real research, you would find this number closer to 99%. Please route yourself to Qual and Ethics and then correct this post so that the IAS and the little man standing by the beautiful, shining bowling trophy get the credit they deserve.
Zee Moo says
Erectile dysfunction? What self respecting male is going to admit that? Throw in some ‘curing leukemia’ just to get the full gambit of $cieno ‘cures’.
Doug Sprinkke says
Great one RB!
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