Our old friend Brian Lambert is back with some more food for thought…
I used to write more frequently for Mike. Those writings were me working out, in myself, the thoughts and doctrines I had accepted into my mind from L Ron Hubbard that were toxic to my mental, emotional and spiritual health.
I’ve not written more recently because my previous writings have purged from my mind the subjects that I wrote about. The very idea of the existence of Scientology is gone from my mind 99.99%. No longer is Hubbard and his mad army of diminishing world savers occupying my mind.
But this morning a thought popped up. That thought was the idea of “clearing the planet” or in wog terms: saving the world.
Being indoctrinated into the idea that we can “save the world” is a very powerful behavior modification. I’ve had to purge this doctrine from my thoughts.
Coupled with the doctrine of the “greatest good”, these two doctrines working hand in hand can create a benevolent hero or a cult tyrant.
When I look at my own life and consider what happened to me when I agreed that Scientology could save the world, I see a few things happened to me:
1- it created a new sense of self worth
2- it gave me a new sense of purpose
3- my ego enjoyed being in an elite 3rd dynamic
4- it absolutely overpowered my 1st and 2nd dynamics and probably more.
Once I agreed that Scientology was the “only way” to save the world then the next doctrine that informs action and behavior is the doctrine of “the greater good.”
The world is the entire enchilada: all people everywhere, all animals everywhere, all oceans everywhere. Everything!
The world IS the “greater” in greater good. When we are thinking in these absolute terms like planet, world, mankind etc. it’s then rational to conclude, that if given a choice between a thousand people dying or the whole planet dying, choosing a thousand people to die is the greater good.
The key to knowing if “greater good” is benevolent or not is motive, moral compass and sanity of the individual deciding.
For example, let’s say a captain of a big ship had to decide between flooding a portion of the ship where 100 people where living or not flooding it and the entire ship sinks with 5,000 people. That greatest good decision is based on a very morally difficult but morally sound decision. This is “saving the world” with the “greatest good” being the moral compass. More lives where saved than lives lost. It’s a benevolent decision.
The problem with saving the world with the greater good comes into play when we are attracted to cultish psycho nut jobs trying to save the world and we buy into their malevolent murderous clown circus.
Stalin, Lenin, Hitler and Mao absolutely thought they were saving the world. For the greater good tens of millions of human beings were murdered.
Saving the world with the greater good being the deciding factor basically puts a value on human life: who lives and who dies.
Assuming that captain was a decent human being, that decision was probably the things of nightmares for him personally. What a struggle emotionally and morally to decide that 100 lives where less valuable when put through the “greater good” thought machine.
Now let’s look at how Hubbard promoted saving the world with “the greatest good for the greatest number of dynamics.”
Like all cult tyrants, Malignant Narcissism, not moral benevolence is their MO. Cult leaders are never self-aware. That is because for the cult leader the enemy is always a delusional external force. Cult tyrants never blame themselves or their organization for any shortcomings. Self awareness is completely absent. L. Ron Hubbard’s was completely unaware of the cause of his own self inflicted demise and of the demise of Scientology. His enemy were his own thought forms.
The captain of that ship had a real enemy: water. L Ron Hubbard had delusional space aliens and Xenu. So because Ron was saving the world from his own unstable psychology, saving the world with the greater good for the Scientologist was unstable psychologically.
This is when disconnection and harming children, mothers, fathers, friends and all sacred connections becomes the delusional saving the world with the greatest good as the moral compass.
The enemy on that ship was water. The enemy for Hubbard was anyone who questions him. You see, it’s the same process for the captain and Ron: saving the world with the greater good for the greatest number. But its the mental health and moral intelligence of the person which determines the quality of the outcome.
Mao murdered approx 45 million people trying to save the world.
Hitler murdered between 5 and 6 million Jews trying to save the world.
Hubbard destroyed countless families, livelihoods and sanity trying to save the world.
Lesson that I have learned from this:
Saving the world is a delusional goal.
Once saving the world becomes a goal, that goal supersedes the “lesser goal” of the individual. Then indecent acts are justified against perceived enemies of saving the world.
I looked into my mind and perceived the times I thought I was saving the world as a Scientologist. I saw how the magnitude of the goal, the perceived “benevolence” of the goal diminished the importance of my individual life.
Once I devalued my individual and personal life to “clear the planet”, it became easier and a moral imperative to devalue other individuals. In Scientology those individuals are called SPs, critics, other practices etc.
This is the time the cult member throws away the sacred bonds of true friendship and family. Family and friends then become those unfortunate 100 cruise ship revelers relegated to death to save the world, using the greater good as the deciding factor.
World savers are the most dangerous people in history. Ron was one of those.
I’ve renounced completely the desire to save the world. For one, it’s impossible and a bit narcissistic actually. It gave me a false sense of importance, filling the empty holes in my own self worth.
I am only interested in saving myself, putting on my oxygen mask first. And with conscious self evolution, and courageous consciousness transformation to become a better person, I am then in a better place to help those in my actual world. The world of family, friends, associates, clients and lovers etc.
Saving the world is local. It’s save yourself first, then we can give love and service to our circle of friends and family.
Dump saving the world and saving people as a goal. There are too many ill equipped people that are pushing cult madness.
Become a sane person. Then we can offer assistance to those in need in our real, everyday, common, nothing special world.
Only self aware people can help others when they ask.
If saving the world means defeating space aliens and SPs and not overcoming selfishness, that is not being self aware.
That is a mind being corrupted with the self denying doctrine of…..
Saving the world.
Saving the world is an impossible, delusional goal.
Clearing the planet is the one doctrine that was capable of devaluing and destroying families and friends. For the “greatest good” of course.
Brian Thomas Lambert