Someone sent me this letter from Audrey Cabrera, who is apparently on tour to get people to hand over more money to the IAS.
Her claim to fame?
Bringing peace to Venezuela with the Way To Happiness?
And this is STILL being pushed as the reason to give more money to the IAS. Today, Venezuelan society is in a total meltdown, making headlines daily with massive violent protests, inflation spiraling out of control, starving people and a collapsed economy.
After having already “won” in Venezuela some years ago, she is now pitching the “anti-social personalities” she is up against as a NEW reason to hand over cash. It never ends.
Below is a posting I did on this subject more than 3 years ago — I have bolded one particular paragraph:
Freedom Medal Winners
Every year, Miscavige bestows IAS Freedom Medals on individuals who have “eradicated psychiatry” or “brought peace” to “entire nations” through their “tireless efforts” to implement LRH tech and distribute the Way to Happiness as a “calming influence” on society.
But one only has to look at the real world to see how contrived these “accomplishments” are.
In 2005 (coincidentally) he lauded dedicated IAS members for their work in Venezuela and Ukraine. If you glance at the news, you will see both of these nations undergoing massive internal upheaval and civil unrest.
Yet, if you go back and look at the videos or read the Impact mags at the time you would be quite correct in assuming from those hype-filled depictions of their accomplishments that these “Medal Winners” had single-handedly changed conditions and brought peace and a bright future to their countries.
Here are a couple of Shermanspeak quotes from the Impact magazine that mentions them. I cannot be bothered to go back and look at the event itself, I am sure it is WAY more over the top than the single paragraph they got in the mag:
At a crucial time in Ukranian history, with over half a million people in the streets protesting a rigged election and the denial of their democratic right to a government of and for the people, IAS members Valery Kokura and Anatoly Tretiak applied a battery of LRH technology, bringing calm and greater awareness of human rights. So substantial were the positive effects….
Using the Way to Happiness, Audrey Cabrera and Ruddy Rodriguez were instrumental in defusing a potentially catastrophic national situation in Venezuela. They moved swiftly to bring The Way To Happiness to both side of the conflict, making he 21 precepts a point of common agreement…. Audrey Cabrera and Ruddy Rodriguez have given the people of their nation a new road to peace.
The issue is not whether what they did was good, bad, adequate or insufficient. It is what was SAID about it in order to create the false impression that “IAS sponsored actions” are changing the world.
Every year there is some “anti-psych crusader” who is awarded and Miscavige details how psychiatry is being obliterated/annihilated/destroyed/smashed/driven into the sea/exterminated etc etc. This is “proven” and the “effectiveness of the IAS” is demonstrated with much fanfare about the number of “psychs jailed this year.” In fact, all that happens is CCHR has some people who do Google searches to find psychs who have been incarcerated and then Miscavige announces that there has been a “massive roll out of our psych obliteration campaign” (a lie) and we are “seeing the results” (another lie), “as a result of your support of the IAS” (more lies) there have been “X psychs put in jail in the last 12 months and they threw away the key!” There may have been that number of psychs who were jailed, but it had nothing to do with CCHR and certainly even less to do with the IAS.
It’s how the world of RCS “PR” works.
I don’t doubt Audrey Cabrera and Ruddy Rodriguez distributed some WTH in Venezuela. Or that Valery Kokura and Anatoly Tretiak used some LRH tech in Ukraine. But there is no direct correlation between their actions and what is claimed as the result.
Think about it: If there WAS a connection, then someone should publicly take away their Freedom Medals as they have stopped what they were doing and are allowing their countries to regress into chaos and violence.
There are only two possible explanations:
1. They stopped their actions after getting the medal (kind of like a Nobel Peace Prize winner giving up their work once they are honored with the award….)
2. Their actions were not the causes of bringing peace and human rights to Venezuela and Ukraine.
Bad news either way.
And while on the topic, there are a LOT of earlier IAS Freedom Medal winners who have disappeared from the stage — Ann Roberts , Dennis Dubin, Joan Lonstein, Nicky Hopkins, Isaac Hayes, Lawrence Anthony and perhaps some others I don’t recall have died.
Jane Allen became very ill, Dennis Clark also became very ill and last I heard he was reaching out to anyone (including me) to help him as he had been abandoned by the church and the IAS.
Wendy Honnor publicly departed the church. Joy Westrum is no longer active. Rick Pendery the same.
Peter Schless and Rena Weinberg were banished to the Hole.
Augie Pinto is the only person who ever had his medal taken away, by Captain Miscavige personally in the lobby of the hotel in Lausanne.
Others are just MIA — Don Moore? Julia Migenes? Gabrielle Segala? Keith Code? John Duff? Gary Smith? Martha Ballesteros? Javier Ramirez? Boris Levitsky? Bud Riechel? Felice Cantu? Rohn Walker? Paul Rood? Michel Raoust? And probably plenty of others I have forgotten.
It would seem that if the hype that accompanied the accomplishments of these “Freedom Medal Winners” were true, by this time there would be some sort of evidence of their impact in the real world. By that I mean some sort of media or UN report or scholarly study or SOMETHING about how the drug problem has been solved in Mexican prisons and Colombia, peace has been brought to the Congo and Pakistan or education tech has changed Papua New Guinea and The Gambia “the psychs” have been shut down in France and Russia and Italy, or Criminon is now used in all prisons to great results in South Africa and Israel etc etc.
The truth is, the accomplishments of these often well-intentioned people (leave aside the Michael Roberts and Jeff Pomerantzes) are so over-hyped and blown out of all recognizable proportion that many slink off into the sunset because they cannot live up to the unreality of the image that is presented of them to the Scientology world. They are embarrassed.
And without doubt, once the “big push” is over with the Gold Shoot Crew staging shots and twisting facts, the best they can do is revert to what they were doing before and it really doesn’t have much impact on anything.
The harsh reality is that the church/the IAS/Scientologists are NOT engaged in any “planetary salvage” or “changing conditions on the 4th dynamic” or “clearing the planet.” They are in a bubble of unreality. And the ONLY source of information about their incredible accomplishments are what they are fed at their internal Miscavige Rallies.
Is it any wonder they forbid cameras and phones or anyone who does not have a valid OSA certified photo ID from these events?
And finally, here is Audrey Cabrera’s official home page. Why she omits WHO her “Freedom Medal” was presented by is no mystery. Scientology’s reputation is horrendous.
But why she is off around the world raising money for the IAS when her country is in ruins (even though she had apparently defused the potential national catastrophe with WTH) is another question. Of course, she is making commissions, but has she abandoned her “humanitarian” role in Venezuela altogether while she travels the world following her “passionate purpose”?
Do they just pick the most war torn places on the map? I’m waiting to hear about the IAS medals to those who cleared Syria and Iraq. These medals have to be the ultimate mind control / loyalty test. Choose the most troubles areas in the world and claim they are peaceful. Those who don’t believe it are sent to RPF.
“So true, so true, the way to have a mess, it’s the way to have a mess.”
Humbly tendered as a gift to Ron
Roger From Switzerland Thought says
About 13 Years ago when the Videos were shown about Venezuela and Ukraine, I was so enthusiastic about it, and I thought we are now handling the “Planet” and saving the world.
I invited about 10-15 Scientologists to see the videos at my business and served Pizzas.
By seeing the videos a second time, I realized that something is awfully wrong as the sequences of the pictures and the explanations of DM were not logic. I was confused and asked myself if those news were fake and made up…
I looked the video a 3rd time to find out that it is propably pure manipulation and just lies as the stories wouldn’t make any sense as there were no real understandable facts but just a flowery speak…
I googled the stories for several weeks to find out that none of the stories told ever happened….
This was the beginning of getting out…
Mary McConnell says
Thanks for sharing this experience of yours. I love hearing about those moments when a scientologist starts evolving out of the indoctrination because they acknowledge to themselves that something is not right, something is false and it’s not supposed to be…. thereby allowing themselves to accept what they are really seeing, as opposed to propagated lies. Best wishes…
I think Audrey found her Way To Happiness…the drive to the local Hometown Buffet.
Ok, juvenile and sophomoric, I know.
Lone Star says
Don’t forget how Scientology saved and turned Columbia around! Lol… Last year a still-in OT I talk to occasionally bragged about how they, the IAS, helped the Colombians to get the ethics in on their government and make their tourism industry flourish and prosper again. And how that Columbia is one of the crown jewels of the world now. I was so dumbstruck with the sheer idiocy of these claims that I just sat there speechless. I wondered if he could read the expression on my face and get offended. But OTs aren’t really that aware after all.
I was actually embarrassed for the guy, but I knew he had no capacity to be embarrassed for himself or the ridiculousness of what he was saying. One thing is clear, Scilons believe every word the IAS reps tell them with no fact checking at all. They trust the IAS more than Catholics trust the Pope. That’s one reason why they believe that the Ideal Org program is working everywhere it’s been implemented. While the reality is the Orgs are sitting empty with the same skeleton staff, or even less.
The Freedom Medal Winners get roped into playing roles and it’d be interesting to their hindsight views.
I wonder if they have all been too deeply “stuck in a win” of having been awarded the award that the accomplishment is now a burden in their conception of their lives.
I always wonder what these Scientology high level achievement acknowledgements feel like?
Was it worth getting labeled with these awards?
It seems these people have been given an unwanted burden that causes them long range life misdirection.
Question for ex higher ups, did any Scientologists who were accomplishing things, ever refuse the Freedom Medal award?
Jere Lull (37 yrs recovering) says
I dare say that anyone refusing that award would have a trip to specially-formulated sec checks for the foreseeable future, at least.
‘course, they’d have to be “bitter-enders” to agree to do the deeds necessary to be considered for the “honor”.
There was someone in South Africa who accepted a freedom medal award over theft and fraud. Instead of refusing it, he baked in its glory.
When he was caught out for his theft and fraud from the IAS, he was still treated here as a hero.
Eventually, on the bones of his backside (karma?), he tried to flog the medal only to find out that is was not made of solid gold as he’d been lead to believe!
Chuck you could ask your questions of Helen Chin and her husband, Helmut Flasch. They were Freedom Medal Winners many years ago and are out of the church now and operating in the Indie field. A few months after they were awarded the Freedom Medal, I spoke to a SO member at Flag who said they were disgraced and somehow did a conn to win it and that they were not the golden couple anymore and that we should not speak of them and their Freedom Medal. So I wasn’t sure what they did as the SO member didn’t give full details. Does anyone know?
Oops sorry for the misspelling of Helen’s name. It is “Helen Chen.”
Joe Pendleton says
Bleed ’em dry Audrey baby, bleed ’em dry! Don’t tell me that Drew Johnston and Arte Maren don’t have a stash somewhere. And there are many more like these bloodsuckers who are hiding some moolah somewhere. Don’t let these bloated whales off the hook. Arte … are you saying you can’t do it or you WON’T do it, cause I KNOW you can get another mortage. Go get ’em, Audrey!
“Dennis Clark also became very ill and last I heard he was reaching out to anyone (including me) to help him as he had been abandoned by the church and the IAS.”
Man, that is sad. That so-called beacon of humanity called scientology will chew you up, milk you dry, and then spit you out when you are no longer useful to them.
It is so sad how if an OT gets sick, or old, or financially unable to donate to the “church”, well then it must be because of some hidden crimes.
The victim is at fault — this should be the motto of this cruel “church of scientology”.
YEs, and it is not only that the church deserts you, but even people who have done a lot for their causes like Dennis Clark did with CCHR, it’s always, “what have you done for me lately.”
“How we will win with LRH tech!”
Statements like these from the believers of the blubbery buffoon make me want to vomit. LRH tech dictated that all humankind are his slaves, as he has mastery over them using his magick, spelled with a “k” for more M Y S T E R Y ~~~ wooOOOoooo.
What a predator, was LRH. And to think some people actually salute that liar, that conman, that narcissist, that piggish piece of sh**.
Pretend for a moment that all he said was true. Well, then, how are we doing in this sector of the galaxy? That “leader” has obviously let everyone down with his extreme incompetence, and Venezuela is a case in point. Scientology is an abject failure.
LRH’s successor, the infant David Miscavige, is doing even worse.
Let this footnote in human history, scientology, die a peaceful death, already.
All of you still in, get out now. You know you have doubts.
Your doubts are well founded, and you have been duped.
I get so Lost w this Group it’s Crazy but if Scientology dose anything good ? why do we Never hear about it yeah okay we might hear it through Them but words are Not Facts Nor Proof & I’ve heard more Neg or Crumbs about ? they do or them so until I see proof by a 2nd party Not Pd buy them I’m gonna call BS on Scientology & with all the Money they mean made,scammed by innocent ppl thinking they can pay there way to forever life while DM sits like a fat cat & bet he’s living way better than most of the ppl it’s sad but one day it will tumble & fall and the ppl will be Free……
Hi Mike I hope your doing well & I Luv you & Leia & others who are taking there stand…. <3 hang in there…
I’m trying hard to think of scientologists who have made a significant contribution (positive that is) of any kind let alone make a contribution to the freedom of mankind. Maybe it’s just that I don’t know any scientologists and that the ones on lists of famous scilons are mainly not-so-great, overpaid, entertainers. So I wouldn’t count someone whose job is voicing a character in a cartoon nor someone who acts in the same movie over and over again for megabucks. An exception might be Chick Corea who is a creative artist whose music has made the world a better place.
Of course I could argue that quite a few ex-scientologists have made a difference, mainly of course in shining a light on the cult based on their own experiences.
Does anyone know of scientologists who really have made a contribution to freedom and the world while they were still “in”?
If TWTH is saving South America one would think that the 10 Commandments had that one in the bag already. South America is mostly catholic and they are raised knowing the 10 commandments. Why would the added features of brushing one’s teeth make the drug cartels come honest all of a sudden, drop their weapons, give to the local church and attend daily prayer groups.
The sheep of SCN just keep on believing this nonsense. They are having zero effect on any crime in South America.
Shirley Hubbert says
Its unbelievable that Scn can stop the drug cartels in Colombia. And Mexico..or think they have even a small chance to stop it ..delusional thinking. It will continue for yrs to come. Drug trade i mean
Didn’t Tom Cruise save like 3billion ppl? I’m not sure how he personally saved 1/3d of the planet but I appreciate it! It’s probably like those 6degrees of separation…Tom saved someone who then 5ppl later influenced my doctor who prescribed the proper thyroid meds I needed…..thank you Tom.
Joe Pendleton says
It was just two billion … Tom saved TWO billion people, not three billion. Get your facts straight .
Yea. The second biggest being on the planet (measured in mouth size) saved three billion, Tom saved another two which leaves the last two [point something to Duggan and Cardone.
Oh..2b…my bad. I’m still grateful to Tom for his help…ppl in car accidents KNOW that’s he’s THE only one who can help! I just hope I wreck near him.
Ughh, if I needed help in any way on this planet, the last two people I would want to see coming to my assistance are Tom Cruise and David Miscavige.
If I was in a car wreck and any member of scientology appeared on the scene, I would be checking my wallet after I recovered.
This is your degenerate reputation SCIENTOLOGISTS!!
I’m speechless. How can anyone alive live ? Knowing this, knowing that? Thank you all for speaking out.
Todd Cray says
This is really pretty mysterious; what EXACTLY is Audrey Cabrera doing?
If one believes her web site, she is an ambassador for WTH. She is bringing hope and light to a dying world–even entire countries at a time.
Does this mean that the power of source’s word is such that it needs to be augmented by verbal tech, a mouthpiece or some such assistant? And does that mean that source’s word is lacking in clarity and power to accomplish miracles within and around ANYONE who reads it and applies it? Say that it ain’t so…
Harpoona Frittata says
I hope that, at least in this case, we can all agree that if there’s any more “winning with $cientology” in Venezuela, it could very easily lead to the complete collapse of that country and the deaths of thousands!
If Audrey really is up against anti-social personalities as she says she is, being an OT and Scientologist she should know that anti social personalities don’t get there by themselves. So why doesn’t she just try communicating her tech to people that are not anti social instead of “fist fighting” with spiritual corpses? One gets better results than the other it seems. 🙂
I wonder how many minutes it takes between when the person is awarded their medal to when they realize the true weight of the millstone they have around their neck.
Now they have to pay their own way around the world shilling for IAS because they have a medal. Great tradeoff. Not.
Old Surfer Dude says
Putting an IAS metal around your neck, puts you in the crosshairs…
Jonathan Mark says
Audrey didn’t omit mention of her Freedom Medal. She mentions it in the third sentence of her homepage bio.
But as Mike mentioned, she doesn’t say who presented her the medal.
Paul Cocovinis says
Read it again mate – Mike quite clearly writes, ‘Why she omits WHO her ”Freedom Medal” was presented by…’.
Best you can do? Smh.
Jonathan Mark says
I love Mike. I hate CoS. I misread. It was not intentional.
All in $cientology is smoke and mirrors and bullshite. I do think it very odd that so many previously ‘exemplary’ Medal winners has escaped and one had his medal personally recalled by the Niblet. Ahh, nothing is permanent in $cientology, nothing but Niblet anyway.
And the ‘fund raising’. Never forget the fund raising.
Gus Cox says
“Augie Pinto is the only person who ever had his medal taken away, by Captain Miscavige personally in the lobby of the hotel in Lausanne.”
Boy, there’s a story I’d like to read! Can’t find anything about it tho…
Wow, scamology has the opposite effect of the “Midas touch” LOL!
Old Surfer Dude says
What…they have the shit hole touch? Everything they do ends up backfiring on them.
Yes, the Manure Touch OSD!
Python Swoope says
“Of course, she is making commissions,”……How does that work – Please explain?
Paul Cocovinis says
These guys (freedom medal winners) are then sold/browbeaten into being full-time fundraisers (some are more willing as they need to finance their next Maserati purchase) and are used at events as opinion leaders and ‘examples’ of making it go right etc. They can then claim 10% on anything crowd-raised which can vary from anything between £10,000 and £100,000 in my experiences at London IAS fundraisers. Thoroughly unpleasant experiences made more so once you discover this.
If she gets others to “contribute” any funds, she gets a 10% kickback. That’s how Michael Roberts makes his living, among many others.
Antonia Willis says
As a never-in, I am fascinated by the claims made by Scientology that they have brought peace to areas where there is turmoil and violence. Thank you very much for the Venezuela story. For those who haven’t yet come across L Ron’s magic touch in the Middle East, this might be amusing inj a grim sort of way:
“It all began at October 2000. As burning tires flared along the streets of Jaffa and rioters roamed through the cities, we decided to do something. As citizens who had noticed that the authorities had failed to put order into chaos, we rolled up our sleeves to help, instead of worrying or complaining about the situation. When violence grew, we reached the conclusion that “Peace” would probably come from the grass roots, the people themselves, rather than from the nice words written in political agreements. we had been looking for a way to calm things down among Jews and Arabs and we found a solution that had succeeded in calming down severe riots in other place around the globe – a booklet called The Way to Happiness – a common sense guide for better living”. We had heard that when this booklet was circulated among both opposing parties in conflict, much of the violence miraculously stopped. This applied to any area in which the booklet had been distributed.” http://www.israelgives.org/amuta/580313062
Harpoona Frittata says
Sounds SUPER Oatee to me…the power of pustulates and all!
We can’t be very far from the time that an elite cadre of Homo Novices will be gathering en masse in fortified enclaves, such as not-Hemet and Clamwater, to beam their thetagasmic waves of peas and Goodwill to the suffering folk of distant lands – today it’s Syria, tomorrow will be South Sudan, next week…Farsec!
Whenever two or more of Hubbard’s disciples are gathered in his name, then strange and wonderful events occur as if by magic. But just imagine the thetanic amplitude that can be generated by much larger groups, focusing their unwavering super powered intention as if they were one being…OR, as if they were all channeling Elron! I get shivers just stinking about it 😉
Bruce Ploetz says
Harpoona, that is why that Queen song is so popular at the Int Base “It’s a kind of magic…One dream, one soul, one prize, one goal, one golden glance of what should be…There can only be one!”
I heard a couple of public bragging to each other about how they had taken down the Berlin Wall – not by actually doing anything but by being on Solo NOTS (the level where you apparently zap demons off your body or something). If enough people were on Solo NOTS, the cumulative force of magical redemption would bring world peace! Or something. Maybe it was world poverty?
They say that at the Portland courtroom battle in ’85 they had a row of super-beings in the courtroom just pouring out magical hatred at the judge, to get him to change his mind. I don’t think that worked either.
But the magic power of “Way to Happiness” booklets is supposed to spread, like oil on troubled waters, calming the savage beasts, bringing peace to troubled hearts, making the terrorists put down their guns and take up their toothbrushes, because it says right here…
I wish the Scientologists would read it. “Love and help children”, “Honor and help your parents”, “Seek to live with the truth”. That one is a little squishy but a step in the right direction. “Don’t steal”, well there would be no Scientology at all if they kept that one! Go for it, Scientologists!
” I wish the Scientologists would read it. “Love and help children”, “Honor and help your parents”, “Seek to live with the truth”. That one is a little squishy but a step in the right direction. “Don’t steal”,……….”
There you go again Bruce, going on wishing..!
Good post, Bruce. One to add to your list: When Hurricane Katrina destroyed much of Louisiana and Mississippi, I knew an OT VIII living in one part of New Orleans that was not hit hard while other parts were devastated. Since I was drinking the KA back then, I asked him if his OT VIII powers were what saved his house and some others in his neck of the woods? He was embarrassed by the question, I could tell, but he didn’t want to say “No” either, so he kind of did an enigmatic answer which lead me to believe he felt his OT VIII powers saved his neighborhood. But now I see what pure and utter BS that is. Since banks were frozen then for a time, he nearly starved and lost a lot of weight etc. If he were OT VIII, and could stop a hurricane, how come he couldn’t get the wherewithal to feed himself?
“Pustulates” is very good, Harp. So is “thetanic aplitude”.
Antonia, this beyond- hyperbolic self-praise emanating from the Cult of Scientology is aimed squarely at the Still Ins, their own little flock, who are not permitted to read anything about Scientology that Scientology itself has not authored! So these idiots are sitting ducks for anything the cult says about itself. They HAVE TO believe the cult’s PR. Even if they don’t. You see? Its that simple.
“This is what the news is not willing to have you know!” Wait……what?
They ALWAYS use the same line!
For the past 23 years, ever since the Time Mag article, the cult always, always says this same thing.
“THIS is what the ( newspaper, TV show, magazine, etc) WON’T tell you!”
Can’t they think of ANYTHING else?
Honestly, I don’t know what annoys me more; that they’re such liars, or that they’re such boring liars.
I am continually amazed that the cherch supplies you (inadvertently) with such flagrantly flawed material. It is almost that COB wants his minions to spew ‘provable bulldoo’ so you can have a go at them. I’m glad you are given the opportunity to contribute to their self destruction. Best going forward.
Mick Roberts says
Audrey Cabrera letter: “This is what the news is not willing to have you know!”
Yeah, it’s called journalistic standards…..which asserts that you don’t peddle any story that is recognized as being unmitigated horse-shit.
Well, Scientology has been stating that the main stream media is the “enemy of the people” for decades. And now, our White House says the same thing! Miscavige must feel so validated!
My Inner Space says
You mention The Hole again and two medal winners who were locked away. Does no one fight flor these people? Surely they have been kidnapped and held against their will. Freedom of religion claims don’t protect you if you break the law. Is anything being done to find and free these people or is everyone silent lest they end up there?
L Yash (Balletlady) says
Anyone remember the old KID’S TV Show…”Where In The World Is Carmen San Diego”….WELL….”Where In The World Is Shelly M????……she hasn’t been seen in public in HOW LONG DM???
Is Shelly M. playing “Find Waldo”???????……..
This is a flaw in the concept of Freedom of Religion and how cults like scientology abuse a freedom.
And those poor souls in the hole have been brainwashed to believe that they deserve to be there.
Old Surfer Dude says
“Dennis Clark also became very ill last I heard was reaching out to anyone (including Mike Rinder) to help him as he had been abandoned by the church & the IAS.”
Scientology destroys its own.
Again, nothing good can come from being a member of this toxic, abusive & evil cult. Everything about this cult is evil. It has no redeeming value. It should be wiped from face of our planet…
L Yash (Balletlady) says
Hope that info is provided to Aftermath Season #2…..hope they abandoned their OWN….
My Inner Space says
As soon as you get sick you are a potential trouble source or an SP right? So they offload you because you can’t do anything for them.
L Yash (Balletlady) says
Seems like a revolving door……in you go WITH money…..OUT you go with NO money….
Old Surfer Dude says
THAT is Scientology! Your description is perfect!
Aharon Friedman says
Mike, you did not mention Bunny Dubin, Dennis’s widow. She is also a Freedom Medal winner.
As for the old man Dennis Clark, I think he needs to decide if he follows Miscavitch or not. Last interaction I had with him was to save his life when he was about to have a stroke. Two days later, he proceeded to write a or on me dictated to him by Kathy True.
Python Swoope says
“Two days later, he proceeded to write a or on me dictated to him by Kathy True.” Hey! No good deed goes unpunished! You knew he was a snake when you helped him out……
“he proceeded to write a or on me” … do you mean a KR (knowledge report)?
Why do the “praise seekers” always seem to write in the 3rd person? “Audrey…this and that!…XOXO, Audrey”.
Maybe that’s how they see themselves?
The IAS – “International Association of Suppressives” – is the #1 tool used to bring about the failure of the Churches of Scientology. Incidentally, it is 100% off policy and should not exist.
I’d agree that the IAS is perhaps the earliest and most prominent example of how the CofS after Hubbard turned to fundraising and status-selling, once they lost their founder and “source” who kept the followers excited with the promise of introducing the latest-and-greatest “tech.” But those tech introductions, were mostly attempts to finally produce the promised results and powers, that previous rounds of releases had failed to realize. The IAS is closely tied to the Sea Org that Hubbard had developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and then turned loose to slowly expand centralized authoritarian control of Scientology – that’s more arguably the mechanism most responsible for undermining Scientology, and the promise that it once held for people (and which was responsible for the so-called Mission Holder Massacre, 2 years before the IAS was founded). Scientology also started in the late 1970s to suffer from the demographic effects of the Baby Boom turning into what was then called the Baby Bust, which affected organizations dependent on youth demographics. Scientology has a complex of crippling problems, tracing back to Hubbard himself, and, arguably, to faulty premises and practices staring in the early days of Dianetics and Scientology.
Donating more money and time to the church of scientology to do something about the Anti-Social Personalities that david miscavige is “up against” will be the next clarion call for all scientologists. When its demise is so apparent that NOT even a koolaid drinker can NOT see it….
I Yawnalot says
What an incredibility sick bunch of fucks the public relations personnel of the Cof$ are, with Miscavige authorizing the way forward. Miscavige with his IAS are as effective at righting the wrongs of the world as the chance of the children soldiers of Africa are of handing their weapons in at local police station and saying sorry because some of them found WTH booklets with which to start their cooking fires.
It’s getting really disturbing the volume of lying that flows out of Scientology but it is equally disturbing that law enforcement agencies are allowing such a deception to continue. I guess in the general scheme of things Scientology doesn’t register on their radar as a problem that needs fixing, too many legal hurdles for a start. Thank goodness the reputation of the Cof$ is being firmly squished further and further into the mud by sites such as this and the good work of Leah and others to get the truth out.
But hey… it’s a bitch being a victim of deception and the Cof$ has created far too many of them and continues on unabated with their formulas to create as many more as possible. I do wonder sometimes what rock Jan Eastgate crawled under.
Does Scientology have their own personal fleet of buses to throw people under or are donated?
The buses that the sea org people ride in on each morning are used to throw people under when not in use to transport staff 😉 As with all things scientology, they were paid for with donated funds.
Scientology is losing. Everyday I feel better and better about the certainty of scientology’s demise.
The recent Clearwater rejection of that “supreme being” Miscavige made it clear to all. He is a failure and has no fate other than something similar to what happened to LRH. So bloody depressing.
I Yawnalot says
You play chess? There’s are many similarities with Scientology’s demise and a game of chess. The absurd amount of money the Of$ has is the only thing that keeps Scientology on the board. If it wasn’t for the aftermath of criminality, seriousness has no place in such a game as chess. Being overly depressed favors Scientology’s next move. Rethink your depression, change it to animosity and make it tactical.
Wow, Yawnalot, very astute… not only do I play chess (no joke), but I study the game.
One thing that’s very disingenuous about the whole scam is how the IAS often (if not always) sleazes their way into the scene after the fact.
Case in point is the Hollywood Education and Literacy Project. I did grant writing for them for a few years.
It was easier to get a grant from the State of California than it was to get one from the IAS. The IAS had absolutely nothing to do with the formation, operation or success of that group. But they sure exerted their ego-maniacal selves into it when they gave Kinder her medal.
Mark Granger says
Is WTH made from edible paper? That would go a long way towards making Venezuela a happier place. Donating money to the Venezuelan Red Cross rather than the IAS would help even more. Handing over millions of dollars of Venezuelan money to Scientology in a personal quest for super powers would be a crime against humanity.
Robert Almblad says
The good news is that Cabrera is currently lurking around US Orgs looking for new money donors. If she were successfully conning money out of Venezuelans, she would still be there pumping the money into the slush fund that pays for Miscavige’s enurements.
The IAS was given a second chance on their pathetic life (they defraud money for a living and then hide behind religion to stay out of jail) by conning non English speaking citizens, like Valenzuela, out of their money. Anyway, it looks like that is not working out so well for those foreign countries any more. Apparently, the Spanish speaking world also has an internet, HBO, A&E Network, etc…
The outpoint that is abundantly obvious in the letter is this. If the true purpose is to deliver the message of what is really going on in her country and to tell readers how everything will be improved, then why not simply publish and distribute all this instead of holding a seminar? The former would reach so, so many more people than could ever attend the event.
Yeah, exactly right on the money, Glenn. How selfish of her not to disseminate her valuable information for free via YouTube to the whole world.
Actually, the same logic holds true for all the teachings of LRH; if we are trying to save the planet, then why not make all the teachings of the guru LRH free for all for the greater good of the planet?? Miscavige is trying to withhold information from the masses that will save the planet! What a tit he is!
Dennis Clarke has died. This is a link to a Go Fund Me by his son, Charlie Clarke, asking for funds to cover Dennis’ final needs. Dennis died last Tuesday, as you will see in the update: https://www.gofundme.com/final-moments-with-my-father
Wow, Simple, thanks for the update. Dennis Clarke was someone else who was chewed up and spit out by the church.
L Yash (Balletlady) says
DM will simply say: “he’s left his physical body etc etc etc”……..as he said with his own father when the “watcher” reported Ron M possibly having a heart attack…”don’t intervene, if it’s his time”……what a sick sick sick organization.
I have NEVER heard of a church that considers people from outside who disagree with their doctrine, OR members who speak out of blow “ENEMIES”….WOW….that is astounding. A Church would want to heal all wounds, right all wrongs, WELCOME people back to the church & try their best to “fix whatever went wrong” that caused the former member to leave……this is truly heart-sickening.
I hope that Dennis Clarke Rests In Peace….my thoughts are with his family & friends.
The story was written up on Marty’s blog a few years back.
Was Dennis Clarke clear, I wonder? If so, it didn’t do squat for his health or finances. At least he wasn’t forced to disconnect from his son, who wrote:
“He spent 45 years working for a human rights organization that dealt with horrific medical malpratice, phychiatric abuse and blatant wrongdoing at the hands of major pharmecutical industries. This career did not come without sacrifice. To be blunt, his life was threatened almost the entire time. I remember phone calls and the death threats they carried, and even a few more detailed situations which woke me up to the fact that we were never really too safe.”
Bollocks, I say to that.
Clarke did retain enough friends in the cult who were willing to disregard the low-toned emotion of Sympathy in order to donate $4K+ of his request.
I think Dennis Clarke did a lot of threatening himself. He was a rabid follower.
Aharon Friedman says
He was OT5.
low-toned emotion of Sympathy… this is your religion, scientologists, pure selfishness. It is all so heart-breaking.
Gus Cox says
I also wonder… maybe 20 years ago, I noticed he wasn’t with CCHR anymore. A short time after that I saw that he was doing some kind of multi-level catalog jewelry sales thing. I was actually embarrassed for the guy, pitching the “opportunity.”
I suppose he wasn’t making any money at CCHR, and that he didn’t have any kind of degree or other qualification for a proper, well-paying job.
Anyway, his life-long “church” had nothing for him when he really needed some help. They were too busy making more money by this Thursday at 2:00 to bother with some old sick guy. Coolest religion in the world.
Dennis was head of CCHR for a time. He did flamboyant things to get attention brought to the perceived crimes of psychs (psychiatrists). He was removed from post. The CCHR person who gave me that info said Dennis was “ignominiously removed from post.” (meaning that he was kicked out in disgrace.)
I never knew what exactly he did wrong, but she hintedmthat some of his publicity stunts had caused bad PR for the church. Still, that is no reason to turn your back on someone who has worked for you hard and for so long. It really highlighted for me how you can one minute be “a saint” and very loved by the church, and in the next breath, you are a villainous “SP” hated by the church, even though you are still the same person. That is how quickly it can turn on a dime, all depending on whether DM labels you “with him” or “against him.”
Gus Cox says
Yes, I recall he was in charge of it – I always thought there was something odd about how he suddenly went from head of CCHR to scrambling for a job. Thanks for that background info.
Even after being “ignominiously removed from post” he still was was dedicated to the church and obviously raised his son in it. Real churches are communities, where they take care of each other. In a real church, the old folks teach and contribute ideas, the young folks learn and do the action work, and when the young folks get old, their community will take care of them just as they helped their elders. That’s like, normal. That is what civilized people do.
In a shitty fake “religion” like scientology, they suck all of the energy, life, and money out of their members while they are young and active, and then shove them into the gutter once they get old. What a shitty organization scientology is.
I’m with you Gus. And what the SO does to old SO members is atrocious. They kick them to the gutter whether they have relatives to care for them or not. OR they put them in Medicaide / Medi-Cal run facilities and have the state provide for them on the state’s dime. As far as I know, the church doesn’t even pay into the FICA or Medicare systems for its SO workers. This is sad because if someone gets out of the SO and is 65 years old, they cannot get Medicare because “they never paid into the system” because the SO never paid that for them. So that leaves them without insurance at an age they really start needing it.
My Inner Space says
Dennis Clark’s son is obviously still in from the blurb on the Go Fund Me site. But he calls Scientology a “human rights organization” and doesn’t mention it by name once. Surely everyone who would given to the fund is a Scientologist. Very strange.