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Something Can Be Done About It
July 22, 2016 By Mike Rinder 48 Comments
July 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm
I believe the unwritten protocol incumbent upon the still-drinking-the-kool-aid scientologist when he spots an SP in public is to avoid eye contact and if possible without making a spectacle, duck out of their range of vision.
Should mutual acknowledgements take place the SP will probably feel no sense of inferiority to the kool aid drinking scientologist and will therefore not feel shy about cracking a joke should he be in a joking mood. There’s a danger of that. He may also spot somebody’s discomfort and turn that into a personal victory.
The kool aid scientologist therefore knows protocol and intends to follow it.
Harpoona Frittata says
July 22, 2016 at 4:34 pm
Communication may be the universal solvent, but humor is the universal social lubricant!
Here’s to the hope (clink, clink) that the totally hilarious, but never mean or derisive (except to lil davey), humor of our fave anti-scilon cartoon satirist helps many more to slide out of the clutches of those oh so serious and unfunny Sea Org goons and back into a world where laughing gently at ourselves and others is the furthest thing from a crime!
And remember: Any Front Porch of Eternity in which lil davey gets the best seat on the swing is NOT a place that you want to be!
Old Surfer Dude says
July 22, 2016 at 4:09 pm
Off Topic: Mike, you’re handsome face appears on my iPad in the browser section. I not only post from my computer, but, I also post from my iPad. Always nice to see you in the morning!
July 22, 2016 at 4:10 pm
I meant YOUR handsome face. Another senior moment….
Interested Party says
July 22, 2016 at 3:40 pm
Priceless. RB I’m sure there are many of us that would love to buy the book.
I Yawnalot says
July 22, 2016 at 2:39 pm
Good one, once again RB. Only if they could cognite like easily, wouldn’t life take a turn for the better for them. Scientologists are the biggest knuckleheads in the world.
On a similar note I gave a fence sitting scio a headache to spread around the other day. In my continuing saga trying to handle an budding alcoholic in the family, my card carrying Scientology family in the US insisted on Narcanon as a solution and maybe the SRD but money is tight right now (oh really! How odd for a Scientologist to be short of money…) but I relayed a question to ask them which drew a stony silence I was told later.
“Before you insist advising me to take a Scientology service please tell me what Ethics condition David Miscavige is in? The Church no longer delivers the SHSBC which means no Class8 anymore either and the SRD was not authorized by LRH as it’s clearly written in the Objectives what the processes are and when they are delivered on the Bridge. Isn’t their policy on trying to use Scientology to handle what is now a physical condition?
Haven’t heard anymore, they really do despise me but it’s nice to sow seeds.
July 28, 2016 at 1:23 am
Yeah man. Sow those seeds, just like Johnny Appleseed! Now, that dude was straight up and vertical – and his trees were too! 😀
Suggest including Debbie Cook’s letter in the body of the email so they don’t have to click on a link or anything.
Usually, after they read that, they’ll never go back.
Have a good time planting everybody!
teddy bears says
July 22, 2016 at 1:37 pm
So interesting to see the mental control the church still has on the blind members. One thing is true, eventually we become aware, and start looking outside and discover what has been the real deal all along.
July 22, 2016 at 1:32 pm
Those WTF moments come at the most unpleasant times, don’t they? Only those still living and aware of their surroundings can have those moments. No matter how tight the clams tighten the blinders, some light always gets through. If only all of them could see the light, hell, any light.
That’s why the clampire has all those Maiden Voyage events, and all the other ‘activities’. They just can’t let the sheeple look up. Thankfully, real life intrudes every day. Now, do they have the attention span to see that?
July 22, 2016 at 1:29 pm
RB, I think we should change your posting time to Thursday’s at 2:00 PM
July 23, 2016 at 10:19 am
Not a bad idea, Zola! We could listen for the execs screaming at their DB staff to ‘get their fucking stats up!’
Dollar Morgue says
July 22, 2016 at 1:18 pm
Sometimes I think these particular wognition comics are too good to be true. Then again, we’re all here. We were all enlightened one way or another. So these scenes can’t be that far-fetched, after all.
July 22, 2016 at 1:09 pm
When I see Regraded Being in my blogs I know I’m in for a treat. Thanks RB.
July 22, 2016 at 12:57 pm
How did they ever get us to believe the bull shot.
Love ya mike.
Timothy J Hallinan says
July 22, 2016 at 11:49 am
Week after week, brilliant.
July 22, 2016 at 11:46 am
A beautiful story. It’s so nice to see people at the moment of an ‘aha!’ insight. I hope this is happening more and more to real people.
July 22, 2016 at 11:17 am
can it be true that when you come out from under_the_radar, you will find that many of your friends are wanting to join you in your freedom?
Jose Chung says
July 22, 2016 at 12:16 pm
For every one who leaves the Church there are 15 other UTR. The Church has to get 5 more
winning VGI’s to reverse the loss.D.M.does not do that ,he slams everybody else causing more to exit.
July 22, 2016 at 4:04 pm
It’s almost like he wants EVERYONE to fail, which causes exits. Lots and lots of exists…
July 22, 2016 at 7:16 pm
Ding, Dung, Ding, OSD wins the $100,000. and a new car prize !!!!
David Miscavige does want everyone to Fail ( especially DEAD)
as he gets all the money including property and vaulted Gold Bullion
( the COB has gold bars stashed in New Mexico and other states
Kool aid drinkers think it’s preserved tech)
July 22, 2016 at 9:11 pm
Hey! When do I get the money & the car?
July 23, 2016 at 11:37 am
Get the DVD “The Secret” and watch a few times.
It’s on the list of BANNED by Scientology (David Miscavige)
you get two things, the truth and wealth besides
driving the COB more crazy than he is,
July 22, 2016 at 9:44 pm
Yes, OSD & Jose, DM is a mental deviant, the worst of the SPs described by Hubbard. His intentions are destructive, hatefilled and deviant in many ways. So he is actually needed in scio just to wake people up on their own, the only way it happens and sticks. Hopefully, all those who have been in and left learned whatever lessons they needed and don’t fall for anyone else’s hype in the future. Fortunately, there are many, many legitimate ways of furthering one’s spiritual journey without resorting to cults.
July 23, 2016 at 12:37 pm
D.M. built his own prison for top management (the Hole)
July 22, 2016 at 10:10 pm
I believe there are many UTRs. I personally know 2 still ins I strongly suspect of being UTRs. They have not told me this, and we have no discussions about it. zi ask them no questions and they ask me no questions though by now they have to know I’m no longer on services at my local org. All of this leads me to suspect they’re operating on the Scientology Cult version of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”. As am I – at least, with them. Who knows, they may even be lurking here, or even posting! A heartening thought.
RB, your work always elicits some emotion from me. This time it was anger. I got angry with two cartoon characters until I realized what I was really angry about was the way I USED to be. I used to be like that guy. Ugh. Ok, I’ll deal with it. Thanks for what you do, RB, even though sometimes…well, you understand.
Regraded Being says
July 22, 2016 at 10:44 pm
Been there, done that.
July 23, 2016 at 10:22 am
“Been there, done that.” BUT, did you buy a T-shirt?
Chee Chalker says
July 23, 2016 at 9:44 am
‘Ask me no questions, I’ll tell you no lies’
The Scientologist’s Motto
July 22, 2016 at 10:49 am
I have as many KR’s as PC folders (which are added to your PC folder’s).
Mostly SNOWBALL KR’s where a reg makes something up and tells hundreds of others
to write this or that up ( something very horrible) and give money to the church.
There is no OT 9 and 10 unless it’s still buried at the Desert Compound outside Barstow.
Confront and shatter is just say NO.No matter what the story –don’t give a dime.
July 22, 2016 at 2:46 pm
Yeah, I had big fat multiple Ethics Folders too. Must be sign meaning something positive. I believe I heard Kelloggs is working on OT9 &10 for their special new cereal box coming out soon but RTC has threatened to take them to court.
July 22, 2016 at 10:34 am
‘snuck up on me in a real 1.1 manner and said, “Hi Wayne.”‘ hahahahaha! those wacky scios! really enjoyed this one RB – thanks!
gato rojo says
July 23, 2016 at 10:57 pm
Really…if they don’t like you or suspect you of something, they just say you’re 1.1. That’s the blanket “insult” they try to throw to make themselves feel good. Having had decent auditor training before running in to the “execs” and staff and eventually public who used this insult, I didn’t evaluate people’s personality traits to them. Never even occurred to me. Then I start to see this “You’re so 1.1!!” shit being thrown at each other in verbal fights. It’s high on the scale of make-wrong tools by a KA drinker–just say they’re 1.1. That solves everything. I guess they missed a bit of information about how to communicate. Fighting and throwing insults and make-wrongs is always better, right?
OK, yes, someone did that to me once…LOL… Someone who was being so right and stubborn and screaming at me. I had to be loud and antagonistic/angry to get through all his commotion. In the midst of his yelling he said “You’re so 1.1!” Well there ya go. No communication skills and no understanding of the tone levels. And that was a veteran sea org member. Yeah, those guys never get a chance to do any tech training anyway…what do you expect!
July 22, 2016 at 10:28 am
Good morning Captain,
Columbia, Ecuador and Cuba all say “No way Jose”.
Shall I keep going down the list?
July 23, 2016 at 10:23 am
July 22, 2016 at 10:22 am
RB, as usual you hit the S-nail right on the head. I can only imagine what’s going thru still in members minds. Of course I was there not long ago and I believed everything I was being fed. There did come a time when I had to pay attention to the real world. The real world is not all evil bank infested wogs like we we conditioned to think.
Your comic strip should be required reading for young culties. It will speak to them.
Doug Sprinkle says
July 22, 2016 at 10:13 am
Where else can you watch the material universe slipping from view behind us? I have no idea what that is supposed to mean, not sure if Miscavagie knows either.
July 22, 2016 at 12:09 pm
More word-salad from DM. “material universe slipping from view behind us?” So, does that mean DM gave away his $50,000 motorcycle or his $10,000 suits or his shoes that probably cost more than all of the money I have paid for shoes in my 62 years? How about his supposed bullet-proof SUV? Nah… somehow I don’t think DM’s material universe is slipping from view behind DM unless it is when he is flying away in Cruise’s jet.
July 22, 2016 at 1:23 pm
I think it builds on earlier claims that we were reaching into the stratosphere, expansionwise. What’s left but to transcend the physical universe? There is a fun game you can play with scientology, though – reverse their claims so they apply to scientology. Perhaps scn is slipping from view behind us? I certainly get that feeling whenI look at the world.
July 22, 2016 at 1:44 pm
On target 2, lead the way Dave
Ann B Watson says
July 22, 2016 at 10:01 am
Hi RB, From the first panel through to the brilliant “We can’t get off the Front Porch of Infinity no matter what..”to the absolutely delicious line” Wherever we go that is where we are”Oh RB OT 9 & 10, a sneak peek at the hidden knowledge!Adore this piece and you.?Ann B.
Mike Wynski says
July 22, 2016 at 9:40 am
LOL! I can tell that RB reads this blog.
Wognited and Out! says
July 22, 2016 at 9:36 am
Awesome….good to see some RB scenario’s where the people come to the senses. It can happen….rarely – but it can!! Let’s not give up hope for the lost souls stuck in Scientology.
July 23, 2016 at 3:46 am
They’ve further lessons to learn, it would seem, before they can discover who they really are. As we know from reading on this and other blogs, some seem to “get it” with a sudden awareness. Others need to pile up a series of doubts before they twig on “I’m outta here!”
Alissa Mower Clough says
July 22, 2016 at 9:24 am
“Not-is”. I like that.
July 23, 2016 at 10:24 am
How about, ‘Now is.’
Tommy J says
July 22, 2016 at 8:45 am
I can’t tell you how impatient I get every Friday morning waiting for the new Regraded Being strip to be posted. I have already had this happen to me and its like RB was standing there beside me taking notes. How mechanical and predictable it was.
Happy Friday everyone!
July 22, 2016 at 9:12 pm
Happy Friday to all of us…
July 22, 2016 at 11:44 pm
For he’s a jolly good Friday… – one of the few melodies in C major I can play on the guitar.
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