I recently watched the One Ring Circus that was the IAS Event.
Tony Ortega covered it on his blog. If you managed to force yourself to watch it you will have noticed it was a great deal of same old, same old. I think they are even recirculating some of their video elements.
But this was especially true in the section on how the IAS is eradicating/destroying/obliterating/annihilating psychiatry and everything it does and stands for. The Ringmaster repeated over and over again that this is a high priority for the IAS. It isn’t really — if you have ever had CCHR beg you for money didn’t it make you wonder where the IAS money is? It’s a miniscule amount to print some fliers and produce some DVD’s. But every year the One Ring Circus Ringmaster proclaims “thanks to your support of the IAS” the psychs are virtually gone and will be by next year because our new “mailing” is going to totally do them in.
LRH too had a lot to say about how psychiatry was an evil scourge destroying every man, woman and child on this planet. It is certainly true that some psychs opposed Dianetics and that he did expose mind control experiments and PDH’ing way before anyone else caught on. But it became an obsession and convenient “enemy” later. Ultimately some of the least credible things LRH ever wrote were about “psychs” — read the 1982 HCOBs on The Criminal Mind And The Psychs, The Cause Of Crime and Pain and Sex and the confidential despatch only to be read by those in “good enough case shape” that explained that all psychiatrists were whole track SPs who had come from the planet Farsec.
Take a look at the CCHR website and you will see endless examples of the horrors of psychiatry and the evils being perpetrated on man — including a whole section about “Psychs Destroying The Justice System” as they bring their “false labels” into courts around the world to pervert the system by undermining the concept of right and wrong and replacing it with “diagnoses” of people that either excuse their behavior (he is “criminally insane”) or “prove” their guilt (he is a “sociopath”).
Oh, how this is railed against.
Yet, apparently the lofty “religious principles” and “firmly held religious beliefs” that “bind Scientologists to a strict code of behavior” (lying for the greatest good?) are ignored when it comes to legal proceedings. Just look at two recent examples.
1. Laura Dieckman case — the church is insisting that Laura be subjected to a psychiatric examination. Even though they reject ANY diagnosis by ANY psychiatrist of ANYONE. Again, Tony O is on top of this.
2. And then the latest revelation, that the One Ring Master’s personal attorney, Lamont Jefferson submitted to the Court in the Rathbun case.
“So convinced is Marty Rathbun that Mr. Miscavige must be preoccupied by his antics, it is simply unfathomable to him that Mr. Miscavige is in fact engaged in more important activities.”
Errr… Pot. Kettle. Black. It’s Miscavige that set up the 24/7 surveillance and harassment of the Rathbun’s, and created numerous websites and Freedom Mag smears, along with videos).
But this sentence has a footnote dropped from it that reads as follows:
DSM-IV-TR describes “projective identification” defense mechanism as one where the individual deals with emotional conflict or internal or external stressors by falsely attributing to another his or her own unacceptable feelings, impulses, or thoughts.
This is Miscavige actually quoting from DSM IV the “psych bible” that he has derided from stage NUMEROUS times over the last 2 decades.
This WAS written by Miscavige. Lamont Jefferson would never have thought to consult “DSM IV” to make a “legal argument” as he knows better. He is NOT a psychiatrist. This is EXPERT testimony that he attributes to no expert. It is just dropped in his “letter brief” that he filed with the court.
Wonder what the rank and file clubbed seals would think about Dear Leader if they knew he stays up at night reading DSM IV looking for the answers to his problems in life?
PS: This seems to be a general admission that if it is expedient when dealing with “an enemy” then “necessity” trumps “religious belief.” They are not so ready to admit that they use information from priest/penitent folders but it is really no different. It WILL be done if its convenient even if it violates their “religious belief” they just haven’t yet come out and openly admitted it like they have here. The operative word is “yet.”