Unfortunately PT Barnum’s old quote is proven true when it comes to scientology front groups managing to sucker “allies” into affording them some legitimacy.
The people who lend their names, often unwittingly, to supporting scientology front groups are either very badly informed, extremely foolish, or less credible than the front group they are supporting. In this case, it’s scientology’s “Human Rights” front. It is certainly ironic that scientology promotes itself as champions of human rights, and even call those who give them the most money “humanitarians.” They cloak themselves in this blanket while promoting human rights violations on a daily basis: Destroying families. Denying victims justice. Harassing enemies. Discriminating against the LBGTQ community. Holding Sea Org members prisoner.
I am posting the names of the people who are not scientologists. Perhaps it might prompt them to wake up and find out what is really going. Or prompt some people to reach out to them to give them a prod to do so….
Dr. H. E. Bertrand G. Ramcharan
Lic. Jorge Luis Fonseca Fonseca
Lisa Lopacinski says
How do non Scientologists know what organizations are front groups? I have bought ABC Mouse for my son, Narcanon sounds good… I want to avoid these groups but don’t know how to spot them.
I work for a large and prominent law firm in Australia that does a significant amount of pro bono work to help vulnerable people in the community. We recently received a letter out of the blue from the Citizens Commission on Human Rights Australia, which appears to be a Scientology front group. They were soliciting submissions from lawyers to the Mental Health Commission in relation to a review of the Western Australian Mental Health Act. I was quite surprised that they’d approached us and was wondering, does this actually work for them? Is it a common technique of these front groups to send out requests to unsuspecting professionals to aid them in their agenda?
Mike Rinder says
It works more often than you would think unfortunately. Though it has become increasingly more difficult for them to hoodwink people due to the enormous amount of information now available on the internet.
Glad you spotted it.
Done and done. They all should be receiving an email with link to article and telling them to pull out of the event or ask hard questions about abuses in the Church of Scientology and why they lie.
Maybe Mike can share this article with any all journalists/papers contacts and have them contact these blinded by free publicity folks for comment.
LaFuckette Con Hublard tributes to human rights; yes, straight from the rotten mouth of the Legendary Windbag of Teegeeack(directly quoting xenu.net archive):
“If attacked on some vulnerable point by anyone or anything or any organization, always find or manufacture enough threat against them to cause them to sue for peace.”
L. Ron Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, 15 August 1960, Dept. of Govt. Affairs
“The purpose of the suit is to harass and discourage rather than to win. The law can be used very easily to harass, and enough harassment on somebody who is simply on the thin edge anyway, well knowing that he is not authorized, will generally be sufficient to cause his professional decease. If possible, of course, ruin him utterly.”
L. Ron Hubbard, A MANUAL ON THE DISSEMINATION OF MATERIAL, 1955
“A truly Suppressive Person or group has no rights of any kind and actions taken against them are not punishable.”
L. Ron Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, 1 March 1965, HCO (Division 1) “Ethics, Suppressive Acts, Suppression of Scientology and Scientologists
“When you move off a point of power, pay all your obligations on the nail, empower all your friends completely and move off with your pockets full of artillery, potential blackmail on every erstwhile rival, unlimited funds in your private account and the addresses of experienced assassins and go live in Bulgravia [sic] and bribe the police.”
L. Ron Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, 12 February 1967, “The Responsibilities of Leaders”
“In any event, any person from 2.0 down on the Tone Scale should not have, in any thinking society, any civil rights of any kind, because by abusing those rights he brings into being arduous and strenuous laws which are oppressive to those who need no such restraints.”
L. Ron Hubbard, SCIENCE OF SURVIVAL, 1989 Ed., p. 145 [The “Tone Scale” is Scientology’s measure of mental and spiritual health.]
Note the dates, especially those who continue to insist that “Ron” was a great guy and that Miss Savage shat on his spiritual legacy; Flubbard was a greedy, sociopathic asshole. COB has merely continued the grift whilst bitch-slapping and gargling with Macallan…
No human rights to see here, move along!
AND SO ON AND SO FORTH…
These Human Rights speakers will do anything for free publicity, When I was in 35 years ago, they did anything possible to get picked. Walk today on Harrison avenue avenue in Clearwater and you see only desolation. The modern camera and modern make up technology tell lies.
Hubbard said “any person from 2.0 down on the Tone Scale should not have, in any thinking society, any civil rights of any kind” along with of course the infamous proposal that a way to deal with them permanently “is to dispose of them quietly and without sorrow”. Like all of his constructs, his view of rights is actually a brutally cynical one, couched in deceptive language and misleading word use.
Scientology’s “human rights” campaign is similar to that of the old Soviet Union, cynically intended to co-opt and disarm a world of those seen as dupes or adversaries, and provide cover for their own widespread abuses while they try to underhandedly maneuver to secure enough power to be able to execute their real agenda. Like with other brutal and fascist totalitarian regimes, there’s really no collaborating with them, they only seek to exploit and gain the upper hand.
Ever heard of The Albigensian Crusade? That’s what happens when people are declared to not have rights.
Most of these ‘youth’ look pretty grown-up…
I get the feeling that The Tiny Todgered Truncated Tyrant throws some money their way and that makes them feel obliged to speak at the latest cash removal scam. Either that or they are closet $camologists.
I admit the final strings I had a hard time snipping, was Way to Happiness and the UN Human Rights front group efforts of Scientology.
I had the earliest version of the Way to Happiness pseudo-therapy delivered by a really well meaning and decent “tech” staff member, she was one of my favorite “auditors” (Scientology quack therapists, but experts at doing the Hubbard quack pseudo-therapy, a not that easy quack therapy to master “well”).
I was so wishing some long range good could be brought about by Scientology, even if somehow good slipped through the nasty majority of Scientology, it’s the Way to Happiness and UN Human Rights goodness support, that despite all the horrible, is still correctly good,
Decency snippets of Scientology get overshadowed by the mass of Hubbard horrible unchangeable parts of Scientology.
Hubbard made it so.
He used the decency of people and in the front groups he ordered into existence, to always be there.
So, this decency common sense part of Scientology, is “part of the problem” in that it gives a grabbing hand hold for newbies who haven’t heard of the full horrible parts of Hubbard’s unchangeable Scientology movement.
It’s the continuing problem of Scientology. The good in Scientology can long attract the uninformed.
What a horrible turned around criticism of an overall bad movement. This bad movement’s “good” parts get shaded as subterfuge. How truly sad for the good people caught up in Scientology’s misuse of them.
Tony Ortega’s writing on this conundrum is the best I have read.
Ron was a talkative fellow
About human rights he would bellow
With utter duplicity
He got more publicity
His intent as solid as jello
Ammo Alamo says
“I’d had so many wins I literally couldn’t take any more.”
Translation: “I’d had so many *loans* I literally couldn’t take any more.”
Scientology is a money flow, upwards, ever upwards. It’s a hungry beast, never satisfied, always wanting more.
Loosing my Religion says
The fact that scn is hiding in disguise to deceive and have support says a lot about many things.
Front groups don’t talk about who they really are. Then when the guy is at some good cooking point they start saying that they use the tech of hubbard, philosopher, humanitarian, educator, horticulturist (?!?), bla bla.
It is a bit of the practice that viruses use to avoid being found by antibodies. However, the aim is to take advantage of the guest without giving anything in return – except for illnesses.
A self-proclaimed ‘religious’ group that has SeaOrg Reserves as the main statistic of EVERYTHING they do, says it all about their true purpose.
Zee Mooz says
Captain Renaud, I have rounded up the usual suspects!
dr mac says
I had a throwback yesterday to my days in scientology. I was at gym and bumped into a guy I knew from 10 years ago. I see him about once a week and we’re civil, so I assumed he knew I was out and didn’t want to make a fuss. Suddenly out of the blue he asks me if I’m doing any services at the local AO. I really had a comm lag on this for a number of reasons. Firstly he didn’t know I was out. Secondly, I was about to have a conversion with about the only scientologist I still see. Thirdly, when a scientologist asks you a question like that you know he wants to bore you to death with his wins on the third time through the student hat.
So I prevaricated by telling him I hadn’t done any services for a good few years, but that I’d had so many wins I literally couldn’t take any more. He told me they’d pick me up next life, then reassured me his ‘clear situation’ was finally resolved and he was flowing towards his bridge. It really could have been 10 or 20 years ago – it was the same conversation. I started explaining some changes in my worklife and all he could say was bland LRH quotes as though the ‘great man’ had worked it all out decades ago. “Yes, it’s all comm lines!”
It struck me anew how thought-stopping scientology is.
Yes, a psychological study of this and other “returned to the Bridge” and “good onlines Scientologist” status people would find they’ve reloaded their minds with the slogans and loops of words to blot out their former rational reasons for quitting and departing “off lines” from Scientology.
You “i’ve had so many wins I literally couldn’t take any more” is also a good one and I’ve heard it all the way back to the 1980s, particularly it was Jim Brodie’s old excuse, and that was acceptable.
When I was Chairman of a Comm Ev against an old OT 7 in the mid 1980s, the OT 7 gave this classic Jim Brodie excuse for not doing NOTs, which was one of the “charges” against him not getting on board with the NOTs push.
I bought it, the OT 7 was not violating anything but reg pressure, he was also following a dictum that the CO CMO Clearwater told me to follow, as my own excuse for not doing something I personally thought was something I fundamentally wrong. She quoted the personal integrity Hubbard quote,
“If it’s not true for you, it’s not true.”
That is the get out of pressure card all Scientologists have. If you fundamentally don’t agree with LRH, then stick to your personal integrity, that’s your ultimate card you have to play.
For me, I was poor, then joined Sea Org, so never had dispensable cash to throw at Scientology, I was never going to allow myself, poor, go into debt for services. That violated Vol 3 policy that LRH just made mandatory, that orgs never spend more than they make, And the OEC policy can be applied at the individual level. If you really go into debt, it that’s wrong, even if it’s putting that money on account for yourself or for others. It’s violating don’t spend more than you make.
And also if you don’t believe it is true, then just spell that out to the regges to get them to get off your back.
Scientology/Hubbard’s “Hard Sell” writings need to be turned into a permanently warning caution paper or book, that can be turned to, as the years roll on, to caution newbies of Scientology.
And provide ammunition for state and country prosecutors who wish to know why Scientology continues to stir up so much financial devastation in peoples’ lives.
It’s all because of Hubbard’s “Hard Sell” body of writings and talks.
it’s all on Hubbard, and then carried out, over and over, in Scientology.
SO to me, it’s another reason why serious academic deep spelling out Hubbard’s important biggest problem causing parts of his writings, cause damage, over and over.
“Hard Sell” by L. Ron Hubbard, is one of the core Scientology movement never ending, always repeating, institutionalized problems to warn people from ever stepping foot in Scientology.
Thanks for sharing that. Just amazing they spit out the same platitudes 20 years later. I’ve heard Scn and SO repeat that line, “we’ll pick him up next LT…” so many times. It could be someone died and they’ll pick him/her up and get them into the fold next LT. Or it could be, well he is now a paraplegic so we’ll pick him up next LT, or he left the church and is disaffected so we’ll pick him up next time, on and on.
One of the effects this has is that Scns take death and life with a shrug. So suicide is nothing to them cuz “it is painless” and “they’ll pick me up next LT.” I had to really do a reality adjustment on my son about this, back before he disconnected from me along with his sister. He adopted the lyrics to the MASH song, “and suicide is painless, it takes on many changes, ..” So that made him think it was painless to commit suicide and was OK and he was very cavalier about this. I told him that it hurts those who are left behind after one is dead. And that life is precious and should be respected etc. But here is the million dollar question:
If some Scn says that BS to you about “we’ll pick him up next LT” ask them: What if Scn is not around next lifetime? There would be nothing to come back to. Then seque into how Scn numbers are circling the drain, people are leaving it, missions and orgs are closing, the buildings are almost empty of people etc. It’s not a guarantee that Scn will even be there next lifetime if you think that we live again on earth for future lifetimes. The joke will be on them when there is no Scn to come back to.
Jere Lull says
Eventually, those who scientology is leaching from will wake up, giving the enterprise fewer from which to pick. It’s similar to the waning public who are susceptible to their initial come-ons, which led to the dwindling number of scientologists —soon to be zero, we predict.
Market patterns to cult viability. (Relying on their richest diehards.)
Keeping Scientology Whales Happy/Working.
or, Keeping Whales Working.