Even though it’s still raining, the clubbed seals are positively orgasmic over the warmed-over dross served up by Dear Leader in the first installment of His three part Magnum Opus.
Honestly, I am not sure how many more of these I can wade through in the interests of science. But here we go. At least it is somewhat entertaining in a morbid sort of way.
In keeping with the admonition of NO DATA, Hans Eisenman and Co. gushed forth with more nonsensical meanderings, tortured math and sucking-upingness. I wonder if all these people are working on amends projects and dutifully saving their FB postings as evidence of their devotion to Dear Leader?
They seem to honestly believe that a tent in Clearwater truly is the center of the universe — in the hundreds of billions of galaxies (let alone all of Pinellas county…) THIS is where the shit is going down…
It is bit of a sobering thought to contemplate. If Dear Leader told the mesmerized sycophants that he had uncovered secret writings from L. Ron Hubbard that we all had to build a space ship in the New Mexico desert to move off to Target 2, how many of them would actually pack their bags, sell their children and dutifully report for spaceship building (of course first doing the new Student Hat so they could all become rocket scientists as with that tech you can learn ANYTHING)?
Unfortunately, judging by these reactions, there are some who would.
While this is quite sarcastic, it is also concerning. If a concerted campaign was run announcing the “next big thing” that is going to “create a whole new universe” blah blah blah is “coming” and it is “what LRH wanted” and “it will be announced as soon as we have collected the funds necessary” and the big tent was expanded and relocated to a super secret location in the New Mexico desert that will only be revealed to those who have completed their Basics and Congresses and Objectives Co-Audit 5 times through, and the blinding flashes and loud noises were cranked up to even higher levels and it was all explained as “LRH said this could ONLY be released when we had ALL the tech straightened out and enough people were TRUE Objectives completions….” I do think a fairly significant percentage of these otherwise normal people would go along. Reality is created by what they are told from the stage by The Authority.
Back to the real world (sort of).
One somewhat surprising tidbit in here is in between the restored tech of BTB’s and the “discovery” of Ser Fac handlings on NED he found time to show some more empty BUILDINGS. They really impressed at least one attendee who swallowed the stinky fish and clapped for more. “Look at those damned buildings — they are PROOF we are not small any more.” Wow.
BTW — the only feedback so far on attendance is that the only location for the event was the KSW Tent Of Magnificence. No overflow in the Auditorium or Ballroom. The church alleges the tent holds 6500 (more like 4500 based on how many it held in the UK, unless the chairs are smaller here and they were pretty small in the UK!) so that is the maximum attendance.
There is glaring out point here with the ser fac “handling.” Ser Facs are not reactive, they are created by the being, not through reactive mind. Anyone at any level of the bridge can create a ser fac. The most Buddhist of OTs can create and use them. Is there any tech trained person in the church anymore?
Urg. Hans started at our mission in Baton Rouge…look how far he’s come, baby!
Still On Your Side says
I think the Facebook orgasmic gasps and yells remind me more of “Harry Meets Sally” than religious fervor. Did none of those hyperventilaters see the irony, amidst all of their breathlessness, that all Jay Richards could muster was “Hi Hans”? Maybe Jay is the real voice of the CoS, and maybe all of the hype is so hysterical because these people are terrified, their world is in danger of falling apart– there are fewer bodies at events, there are emptier and emptier orgs, everyone has at least one loved one that has been “SP’ed” by Miscavige, everyone is feeling the economic pinch, and, let’s face out, the love is gone. They say the right words about “worshipping” at Miscavige’s feet, but who in their right mind believes that a church with more buildings than people is growing? These people don’t, and the more the truth sinks in, the more frightened they become that they will be found out. If they are found out, their eternity is gone, their family is gone, and probably their job is gone. The end result of Miscavige’s latest crap is that there are even more people than before who feel very alone and who can’t admit their concerns to anyone, not even their spouse. The irony is their lives would be so much better if they were helping the poor with the Beacon Street Ministry. Their colleagues would be friendly and supportive, they would see how much good can be done without getting beaten or spending every dime they have, and someone would say “thank you.”
Joe Pendleton says
BTW Mike – your opening on this post today was priceless! Loved it …… AND the facebook listings. Keep them comin’
Joe Pendleton says
But……. what about all the Flag public who NEED those free hot meals?
So the attendance at the most important event in the history of any universe is capped at 6500 at best (if you believe what the church says), or less.
This official church website has claims of unprecedented expansion in 2009 when “the grand opening of the new Fort Harrison on March 14, 2009, with more than 6,000 Scientologists from over 50 nations filling the streets and sidewalks as Mr. David Miscavige officiated.”
So the simple reopening of a building after renovation, with nothing new released, without any breaking news or biggest breakthrough ever, etc. attracted 6000+ people in 2009.
Today, in 2013, the intensely promoted incomparably more importantest ever event that will change everything has a total of 6500 seats in the auditorium (that’s not saying there are butts in each of them – and we also know the “church” has a track record of hiring paid actors to fill empty seats).
The unprecedented expansion must be obvious to all.
Is anyone distributing barf bags?
Could use one…..
That’s a lot of crazy under one roof.
So what will happen to those who did not show?
THANK YOU for the link to Beacon Street Ministries. I just made a donation to help fund the food bank and hot meal program. In no way do I consider myself a $cientologist, but I do believe in helping people when I can and this is REAL help going directly to those desperately in need.
good evening, mike. i get what you are saying about reading that much bs propaganda. you should look away from the monitor, rub your eyes and pound a cold beer (or forty-seven) before turning back to the monitor. otherwise, i fear the co$ voodoo black magick will send you free wheeling!
excellent insight and analysis, as always. please keep up the good work. cheers!
>Volunteers serve approximately 600 meals per month on our streets to men, women, and children. In addition, volunteers distribute approximately 3,500 to 4,000 pounds of food each month to families in Pinellas County from the Food Pantry Program.
Dee Chastain, President
Joy Growe, Vice President
1517 Tilley Ave.
Clearwater, Florida 33756
Per the website, they serve hot meals every Friday night at 6 PM at the corner of Pierce Street and N. East Street (Imagine, all those downstat homeless a mere three blocks from the gilded palace of ego!) The food pantry and surplus distribution (donated produce, Panera and Costco) looks pretty impressive too.
I’d hardly know, but it wouldn’t surprise me one bit if Miscavige’s security goons are especially harsh on the street people who wander into “their” area.
Flexible Flyer says
Scientology Inc has no clue about building public good will and thinks just lying to the stupid wogs will do it. If you consider your own people gullible fools imagine the attitude toward helping someone in dire need. Some of the nuns, tough stuff, do this type of work near to where I live. They possess influence and the wealthy give them money. And they don’t need an army of dull bike kids or security guards, they got rulers.
So, 6500 maximum attendance………
The countdown has ended.
The meltdown has just begun.
Thanks to the miracles wrought by COB RTC David Miscavige in GAT II, people can now go Clear at Flag with complete certainty.
This was not possible in the past and that is why so many people were stalled at Grade 4 or otherwise falsely attested to Clear. The days of you having to do 5-7 CCRD’s are over! No longer will your Clear status be cancelled every six months.
According to COB’s speech this evening at Flag, the Church of Scientology has not made an actual Clear since June 1, 1982 when Agnes Lamont of New York City attested Clear.
“Whereupon, it becomes evident,” Mr. Miscavige emphasized, “that Scientologists will need to re-do their Bridge from Grade 1 forward, this in order to ensure that they go Clear with Certainty.”
“And by this I mean, “COB said, “the certainty made possible by the Golden Age of Tech Phase II, and so yes, that is why I said you would be blown fifty feet out of your head by GAT II!”
The audience of 120,000 Scientologists momentarily went exterior and sat in what can only be described as slack-jawed horror — which is understandable given the magnitude of this planetary-level correct indication given to them by COB.
But then there was a group cog, an “aha” whereby all of the M/U’s of the past were suddenly and irrevocably understood and as-ised, thereby ushering in the new and spectacular era of GAT II.
The group cog was:
The BTB’s! Of course. This explains everything. Thank you COB!
Suddenly, COB’s Revelation hit them with the force of a freight train and they all jumped to their feet in a delirium of wild applause lasting several hours.
“Make no mistake about it,” COB explained, “the State of Clear was temporarily lost due to those squirrel Board Technical Bulletins. And this is what I’ve been handling for twenty years now.”
“And now you know — and indeed your knowingness has Complete Certainty — that the State of Clear has been found once again and made 100% stable by the precise technical actions embodied in GAT II.”
ROTFL!!! over and over!!
I don’t understand these Facebook comments from the sheeple. Don’t they realize that North Korea’s buildings are even bigger and emptier?
NK is secret to these guys – besides being entheta which isn’t looked at, it has too many similarities to CoS including huge empty buildings and mausoleums and gulags for dissidents, not unlike Dave’s Hole.
There is one good thing about North Korea. It is not being financed with our tax dollars.
If Dave is opening up the BTB/BPL line for new tech and policy into the future (which really seems likely, given the new turn of events), he’s going to need a lot of new material, so as to keep from having to just switch things back and forth, blaming someone each time for being suppressive (that gets old eventually, no matter how clubbed the seals are).
So I was thinking: What if Author Services, Inc. opens up a new twist on its Writers of the Future contest. They could call it the “Gurus of the Future Contest”, or maybe “Sophists of the Future Contest”. The winners would get an FSM commission override on everybody who donated to the new infrastructure needed to “implement” the new HubBoard(r) spiritual bafflement technology. Of course, the winners are never announced and part of the entry agreement is that all submissions belong to CST, regardless of who wins. This way Davy can keep finding (or channeling) “new” LRH technology or even become the accepted new source of $cientology tech and policy. This would be a lot more interesting to watch, in the long run.
GoVoluntary, I think you are on the right track, and even tho I recently suggested a “Write Like L Ron” contest in the comment section at the “Bunker” I don’t think we are on a collision course.
But you got to admit (okay, don’t admit it) that “Write Like L Ron” has a sort of snap to it.
I am also working on a parody of a famous Lerner and Loewe musical, called “My Fair L Ron”.
It is the usual initial reaction to this type of hype. Everyone is ecstatic. But as was my case and the case of a few others I have spoken to out here, as time goes by the thrill dies down and rumors of the hype being hype start circulating and personal doubts arise. So I’m not losing hope. When the overt products start rolling off the assembly line the disappointment will be felt a bit stronger. Personally, I would befriend the lady in the food truck before any of the hypocrites in their fancy gowns showing off how posh our new buildings are while people are hungry down the street. She’s the true hero of the story.
Ask the Facebook crazies what color tie Davey is wearing.
From everything I’ve been able to read here and at Tony’s about just what GAT II is, my impression is they hyped it to make people think they were paying for and getting the best, freshly-cooked five-star meal in the history of dining, but what they got instead were microwaved leftovers.
The idea of Davie “Lost in Space” sort of intrigues.
My question is: Do they keep updating the titanium plates every time there are updates? That’s probably what Shelley is doing.
I suspect that there’s a warehouse full of titanium toilet paper-sized rolls just waiting to be emblazoned with whatever passes for ‘standard’ at the moment in question, be it Tech, Admin, books or lectures,
I hear that titanium is softer than most generic brands.
Ahhh…the ‘lost Tech’ of purified cleanliness!
Robert Eckert says
Shelly is still erasing all those semicolons. Do you have any idea how hard it is to get a semicolon off of a titanium plate? You have to melt just the right-sized droplet of metal, pour it on, then smooth it down so nobody can see that the offending punctuation mark was ever there.
Did the dear leader say where his wife was? These super powers–do they do anything for people with violent tempers?
John Doe says
Just reading these FB comments about the greatest events in Scientology history has gotten me SO jazzed and excited, I’ve started to spontaneously stand up and begin to Hip-Hip-Hooray!!
Happened again about 20 minutes ago at the Starbucks. Was thinking of COB and all he has done for us and it happened.
Starbucks has no pictures to clap to, so I Hip-Hip-Hoorayed the Barista. After about 30 seconds, she went into the back room.
I was wound down so I left and thought I was back in control until I saw a man walking a miniature bulldog. The dog reminded me of COB, so I followed them and started clapping and Hip-Hip-Hooraying the little COB dog. The dog started growling and the man punched me.
I think I go it under control now…
Madora Pennington says
Proof of exploitation: SELLING HOPE and nothing more. HOPE that now the earlier similar unfulfilled promises WILL FINALLY BE REALIZED
Gerhard Waterkamp says
The above facebook posts are a wonderful proof that the human mind is capable of any creation,
It is possible to think, agree and postulate yourself into any kind of delusion, madness or what ever fits your bil.
Gives me kind of a renewed respect for the creative human powers.
It is truly amazing.
Mike – I’m a newbie here, I think since July, thanks to Remini and the news I ended up going to Ortega then Marty then to you. I’ve had a lot of catching up to do and needless to say feel like I’ve been living under a rock in a cave for many years.
I’m an old timer since ’74 from time to time I was off lines. I’ve been off lines since I completed my Class IV training ready to start my internship only to be told I needed to pay to start all over again because of the ‘new golden age of tech’. Well that was it. I’ve been feeling guilty ‘out here’ and not progressing up the bridge. No more. Thanks for enlightening so many of us, so glad to be out of this insanity.
Hallie Jane says
Apparently there now is viable private space flight:
Donations for putting Miscavige on it are open. Call 1-800-BE-GONE.
P.S. Sorry if that 1-800 number actually exists for some commercial enterprise or charity or pest control. Maybe we could call it and see what happens.
P.P.S. Sorry – I was so enthralled with the idea … I called it. It’s not enough numbers to connect anywhere. I was up late last night.
Cat Daddy says
I tought Ron slapped his name on creations of others and not thre other way around exept for Metapsychology wich I doubt will be introduced by slappy
Lots of scientists working in very diverse labs all around the world come up with stuff that is labeled with their company’s name. It isn’t theft or egotism, it is just an identifying trademark that can be recognized and trusted. There isn’t anything wrong with selling if you have a useful product.
Cat Daddy says
It is wrong when you kick those people out. Like the devellopers of Study Tech
Cat Daddy says
So it’s a bussiness after all and not a religion
OMG! Please worship all our “Dear Leader” for his outstanding contributions to further mental enfeeblement! Straight up and vertical! YEAH! Yipiie!
Scott Campbell says
My stomach is actually feeling a little nauseous at the thought of Karry’s family (and all of the other clubbed seals) swallowing all of this “rotten fish”.
Hallie Jane says
What assholes! All my love to beautiful Karry.
Scott Campbell says
Thank you Hallie. Karry says thank you for the love and sends hers to you!
History, science and religion tend to make original artifacts available to the public for inspection in museums, public archives, copies, photos of originals, etc.
If Dave wants Scientologists to believe that they are getting “on-source” materials (i.e. the “original”) isn’t it a bit curious that the originals are only available in his high security, locked and heavily guarded warehouses? No copies, photos, or even a complete list of what is locked away in these mysterious warehouses have ever been made available.
Why is it that no announcement of the “most 100% on sourcest ever” is ever accompanied by any of the originals referred to shown, much less made available to the public for inspection? You only ever see the alleged end result of HUGE amounts of work and GREAT discoveries…
In this fashion, ANYTHING can be discovered in Dave’s warehouse (or made up and said to have been “discovered”) and any Scientologist is given two options:
1. Believe it blindly.
2. Be excommunicated and targeted with a smear campaign potentially resulting in loss of work, reputation, friends and family members, etc..
If you have only 2 choices – blindly believe, spread and defend the version of reality you are being fed OR be destroyed – then what makes Miscavige any different from Stalin, Hitler or Kim Jong Un?
gato rojo says
“In this fashion, ANYTHING can be discovered in Dave’s warehouse (or made up and said to have been “discovered”)
I cannot believe the head of a world-wide religion would stoop to that kind of subterfuge. And I cannot think that you are a very nice person for suggesting it.
You do realize, sir, that you are implying in your comment that Miscavige has a propensity for mendacity and prevarication. I ask you, is that nice?
Look out the window, can you tell me what you see, imagine you’ve never seen it, imagine you spend your whole life on other parts of the world being told everyday your defending freedom and all of a sudden you’ve had enough, time to see what you’ve given your whole life for,Get some of that freedom for yourself. Look at the people. You tell me which ones are free.., free from debt, anxiety, stress, fear, failure, and dignity, betrayal.
I found it ironic coming from Tom Cruise!
oops – should be INdignity in last sentence..
Alex Castillo says
Collection of Squirrels? Dear David Squirrell keeps on collecting them. One of the FB posters says “I am totally enlightened…etc”. If this is to be totally enlightened I dread to think what it would be like to be unenlightened!! Jeez.
Odd Thomas says
Wow – I was looking at the FB postings above and I think I get it – I know what’s happening. These are really, the actual translations from the guests at Kim Jong-un’s last birthday celebration, in Pyongyang. The one where they recreated the Vegas Strip for 48 hours and Kim’s 8,750 guests were lavished with crab legs, caviar, champagne and lap dances until they simply effervesced with bubbly excitement and praise for Dear Leader.
I mean otherwise, how could sane, seasoned OTs of long standing, having actually had standard case gain and audited same on others, revert to using phrases like, “Take every event you’ve ever been to and multiply by 100 and you still won’t have the magnitude of what’s coming …” That’s so school-yard. “Well my Dad’s 100 times meaner than your Dad, he sleeps on broken glass and eats razor-wire with his Frosted Flakes for breakfast.”
That’s it, that must be it. I feel better now, knowing that our group, or what’s left of it, hasn’t actually descended into Dante’s version of an eternal Frat Party. Okay, whew! I’m going to bed now – didn’t sleep a wink last night worrying about this stuff. I’ll just turn on my whale sounds, drink some red-grapefruit Kool-aid,and throw some quarters into my vibrating sleep-numbers bed and I’ll be fine. Night-night!
The problem here with the people that cheer leader all this, is that they themselves are creating nothing for themselves individually, but are depending on what to believe from another source. This puts them at total effect plus, instead of enjoying what they may have in present time, all this keeps them ‘creating’ a future of something the assume they do not have. Crazy, I know.
PTS Tech: can’t have-must have.
LDW, I just read Frago’s story in the Tampa Bay Times. He really put it in perspective. He describes last night and all these people dressed up arriving in limos under tight security. Meanwhile, just a block away from the hoopla in a vacant lot, hungry people are receiving real help from a volunteer in a food truck dishing out free meals. Powerful.
In order to help mankind, you’ve got to love and help the man in front of you. Sitting in a course room or auditing until you’ve got “superpowers” isn’t going to help that guy who needs a meal, a helping hand or even just a friendly smile.
I too found the paragraph regarding Beacon Street Ministries very humbling.
I have made enquiries of the TBT to ascertain the correct telephone number of Beacon Street Ministries. Once received a donation will be made from the UK, AOSHUK does not need it.
May I suggest that any others that consider themselves Scientologists do likewise.
P.S. further to the above comment; perhaps Mr Rinder would publish the details required to make ay donation to Beacon Street Ministries.
Donations will align with true LRH policy as well as make some redress for any inconvenience caused in Clearwater.
Thank you Simple, a ‘widows mite’ has been sent. I sincerely hope that all others with an understanding of ARC, flows of admiration, cause and effect, survival across the dynamics, the value of giving hope and a few other facets of life will do likewise.
I would love to hear Dan Koon weigh in on the resurrection of BTBs….
Rick Mycroft says
As long as he’s resurrecting squirrel stuff, why doesn’t he bring back de-dinging? A room of people shouting “Ding!” at each other would be entertaining.
Jose Chung says
In truth De Dinging was brought back.
At Flag with it’s new name, GOLDEN AGE OF TECH !
Paul J says
As I see it, there’s something going on here that creates a condition that no matter what new data DM has concocted his latest attempt will fail. In order to practice Scientology successfully there must be an honest inspection that usually results in cognitions. This can be minor and it can be life changing. The result usually would be a real enthusiasm. If that enthusiasm is enforced before the inspection has taken place, it’s going to be difficult for cognitions to occur because the correct process isn’t taking place. As usual, everything’s distorted in DM’s universe.
Fantastic FB posts! These give a chilling insight into the mindset of the currently-in-with-my-head-in-the-sand kool aid drinking victims of the Church of Scientology.
I imagine inside the events, EVERYONE is smiling ALL the time. And clapping non-stop. Because someone might notice and REPORT you.
How very Stalin of David Miscavige.
Who knew people would pay to stay in a spiritually bankrupt totalitarian shit hole? In 2013?
Robert Eckert says
This is Stalin declaring how he has suddenly discovered that Trotsky was right all along (but of course, the Trotsykite deviationists in the gulag will not be released)
sets guy says
Martha Stout also covers the subject of authority in her book, “The Sociopath Next Door.”
Meanwhile, dm uses his copper rods while he completes his research to make OnSource gold plated jumper cables, to connect the Warehouse VIII to a car battery, to be ready to be released with OT IX & X.
BTW – How is that In-the-Footsteps Strategy working out for ya dm?
Just wait til he does all this with the BPLs. I can only imagine the things that will be “recovered” in the way of policy.
To clarify…BPLs are “Board Policy Letters”. They are to policy what the BTBs are to tech.
Nobody of this ……….brown nose scientologists are singing ………Kumbaya my lord for david ????
After all the song-and-dance about SP stenographer’s pooching up the order of the books, and the push to get the old Tech Vols pulled and presumably shot, burnt and buried….Amazing.
It seems that DM has dusted off the warehouse full of Squirrel Pelts ™ and that these poor schmucks are falling for it.
Well, at least we can go back to calling them CofS – Church of Squirrels. Corporate Scientology doesn’t seem to encapsulate the irony any longer.
I’m sure there is a previously cancelled (newly rediscovered and brought 1000% on Source) BTB with the DM definition of an F/N in it, too.
I guess that’s the inevitable result of having to recycle 60 year old crap whilst attempting to pretend that it’s ‘minty fresh.’.
Wonders never cease.
Correction: CofS ought to now stand for ‘Contraction of Squirrels’.
Hallie Jane says
Rick Mycroft says
I’ve suggested that people swing past their local org to see if the lights were on or if it’s closed and everyone has been sucked down to Clearwater.
The Toronto Org is no help at all, and I wasn’t going to go out of my way to look at the temporary one.
(At least they’ve started the tear-down phase of the “renovations”.)
Dan Koon says
I was really enjoying this post up until the time Hans Eisenman started FBing.
You mean the guy who plans to wear bells with his tux?
Loved the line about “be prepared to be speechless”.
Maybe that was my problem!
I was not prepared when his greatness would ejaculate some completely out tech and off policy idea, that would totally fuck up Scientology which would leave me completely speechless and in total shock.
I thought he recycled all the BTBs and PBLs he could get his slimy lil’ hands on and had ’em issued as “HCOBs” assisted by etc but I guess not.
Oh and his “discovery” that NED as in R3SCA was incorporated into Ser Fac handling say over 30 years ago must rank up there with reinventing the wheel.
Michael Hobson says
I’m very sure it’s worse than you think: because of “three swing F/Ns” causing virtually every metered process to be over-run, instead of running OUT Service Facsimiles (service computations), you can expect DM’s altered-ised handling to *run them in*. His income strategy pretty much depends upon the sheeple using Scientology as one great big Ser Fac, now doesn’t it ?
“I was not prepared when his greatness would ejaculate some completely out tech and off policy idea, that would totally fuck up Scientology”
They do it on purpose, the bastards! Cause that’s the only thing which could fuck up Scientology. Why don’t people leave Scientology to demonstrate its own worth, its own efficacy? Because they know that in its pure form, as practiced by LRH, it works! Who can deny that? That’s why they hate it!
Totally agree Mooser.
Rick Mycroft says
“Take every other event you’ve ever been to and multiply it by 100, and that’s the attendance we’ll be claiming for tonight–as soon as we’re finished photoshopping the wide-angle shots of the audience.”
Martin Padfield says
It’s comical alright, but Mike I do share your concern on this. Looking at the comments of the die-hard over the last few weeks it seems to me that He has got a hypnotic grip on the dwindling few. The ones left who aren’t getting their SP certificate or drifting away seem to be getting more and more hysterical, mesmerized and suggestible. I can only hope it all implodes peacefully.
I agree with you. It’s almost as if they “protesteth too much”. They are holding up their hysteria on their own.
Jane Doe says
They have to hold up their hyseria on their own because of the nature of Service Facsimilies. They HAVE to be right. And the more they realize they’ve been wrong all along, the automaticity of the service fac kicks in and they then work hard to be right and so go over the top in their hysteria of how wonderful it all is. It really is. Really. Isn’t it?
Also, keep in mind that the word, “Mesmerized” actually comes from Franz Mesmer (1734 – 1815). ” The modern era of hypnosis and hypnotherapy really begins with Franz Anton Mesmer (1734-1815), the Viennese physician who left the word “mesmerism” to posterity. For various reasons, he also gave hypnosis the rather unsalubrious reputation that still persists in some quarters today.”
I actually consulted a person who is very well versed in hypnotism, Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), and other psychic phenomenon, they said that that is exactly what DM is doing, up on stage; the way he uses his hands, the reason why the events are SO FREAKIN’ LOUD, how DM says the same thing, over and over again.
You’ll see the same behavior in the kool aid drinkers. Take the time to watch this because it is an essential hatting action about WHY these people act like this. Yes, there is the matter of being right BUT, they are actually being hypnotised and Mesmerised and are having mind control techniques used on them constantly.
It’s pathetic that our former friends are being mentally raped like this.
Watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9BeXEvdcpo
These KoolAid drinkers are actually starting to scare me with their far out, over the top comm. Its like they’re in some kind of religious ecstasy or fit, like they’re possessed or something. I find it disturbing and I’m completely embarrassed to have ever been associated with people like this.
And violently punishment oriented, Martin. “The way to handle people is with harsh ethics, OR ELSE!”
I saw something on Facebook where someone said that same old yarn, “Because Super Power is coming out, the SPs are going crazy. I got two emails this week from SPs and I just ignored them. Don’t read all of the email because they are just trying to enturbulate.”
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. As Tommy Davis might say if he ever has a cognition, “It’s sad, REALLY sad.”
Just Me says
I recently learned about “Poe’s Law.”
From http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Poe's_Law, Poe’s Law states:
“Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of Fundamentalism that SOMEONE won’t mistake for the real thing.”
It is an observation that it’s difficult, if not impossible, to distinguish between parodies of religious or other fundamentalism and its genuine proponents, since they both seem equally insane.
So as the meme goes, “it’s a Poe.”
I loved the closing words of Frago’s article in the Tampa Bay Times:
“Around 9:30 p.m., the tent emptied but the party continued at the nearby church-owned Fort Harrison Hotel, where the strains of the Eddie Floyd hit Knock on Wood could be heard.
Outside the Scientology perimeter, scenes familiar in downtown Clearwater played out. In a vacant lot just a block east of the tent, hungry people lined up to receive plates of chicken and rice, carrots, green beans and salad from Beacon Street Ministries.
Organizer Dee Chastain looked down the street at the gleaming tent and towering Flag Building beside it and said, “Grandiose.”
Turning back to her food truck, she added, “It’s just tiny, but we’re blessed to be here.”
Hallie Jane says
OMG LDW, great comment. What a poignant example of the “out of touch with reality” in the rcs. All this greed, opulence and disgraceful waste, against this humble woman simply feeding hungry people. As Mother Teresa said, “There are no great things, there are only small things done with great love.”
“chicken and rice, carrots, green beans and salad from Beacon Street Ministries.” That’s better than what the Sea Org gets, plus they get more rest.
Mike, after I read this post I had to just sit and process my thoughts and feelings for a bit. A lot of gleeful amusement is possible, what with all the over-the-top silliness, but your side notes are more apt than I cared to accept at first. In other words, when you really look at it head on this is all truly frightening on so many levels.
The real crux of the matter is, I think, Authority, as you allude to. I recommend a book about the mechanics of belief in authority, called “The Most Dangerous Superstition” by Larken Rose. While he focuses mostly on people’s belief in authority from a government perspective, in many ways it’s even more applicable when applied to messianic, secrets-of-life, keys-to-freedom type belief in authority.
What’s going on now is atrocity enough. I appreciate what you do to help keep it from going further.
Just Me says
Hallie Jane says
Insightful GoVoluntary. There is a quantity of history surrounding what people will do under “color of authority”. It’s a fascinating aspect of the whole Scn debacle. This is another reason why a broad, quality education is a smart idea, so that these lessons of history are not repeated. The lack of this, does make people more vulnerable to manipulation of various types. Thanks for the reference.
I consummately agree. It’s on the Study Tapes, some of the very first anyone should be exposed to in Scn. LRH makes a big major lecture topic with abundant examples about the difference between having familiarity with a subject to the point where you are able to evaluate things for yourself, and simply accepting authority.
You’re right about that lecture. It’s a good one. My most basic problem with LRH is that he laid out with considerable thoroughness all sorts of mechanisms of how to entrap–then, whether mindfully or not–used them and allowed them to be used with great abandon, after having gained confidence by exposing the means of entrapment.
I say I had a problem with it. Well, I’ve gotten over the problem with it because whether he meant good or ill, he ended up making what a zen follower would call a fabulous koan which leaves one more enlightened when you’ve gone through to the other side. Whatever someone’s intentions, we can always benefit from the problems they give us in life. I like to think about the movie “What About Bob?” Wonderful example of how we’re all ultimately responsible for our own experience and “progress” in life.
Awwwww, Carcha, that was probably taken out when they took the big words out. What better way to justify changing the tech where THEY want to change it and R-factoring the public on WHY. Slimy.
Just like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG9X0gEedDs
Thanks for the link. I wonder if omitting stuff from lectures actually violates copyright laws. Same as adding stuff would. The practice of Scn has been adulterated for some time, at a very ‘people’ level, from something caring and effective, to something like “The Thing.” The original Scientology works, plain and simple and effective. The levels of adulteration are shocking, all in complete violation of the simple principles that if it isn’t broke, then don’t fix it.
Three minutes is a bit lengthy, but “You gotta be fucking kidding” is such a good line, seeing what has happened to the church.
Absolutely, Carcha – Watered down and dumbed down.
I remember the natter about Ruth Minshull’s book “Ups and Downs in Life” or some such. When that book was taken out of the orgs (on DM’s orders, not LRH’s – LRH approved the books for sale in the org) that was what was said – that her version was watered down. It was actually something you could give raw public and they would easily understand the concept of suppression WITHOUT altering something that LRH said or pretending that it was he who wrote it.
Jane Doe says
“How to Choose Your People” by Ruth Minshull is the book that got me into Scn. It was sad that DM would ban it from the place. It really did communicate to people. And as for me, I did “graduate” up to reading Dianetics and the SOS book after I read her book first. So in that respect, it was like a gateway drug that leads to the harder stuff and would have been a great dissem tool for raw public.
Sad…part of me wants to laugh, but the people caught in this can’t see clearly enough to realize how crazy it is. The event will be successful in the short term and probably buy DM more time to fleece and enslave them for a while longer. WE can see the idiocy of it all, but those on the inside can’t….I hope some of them are pushed to the breaking point, but it won’t be many.
Just the adventure they’ve chosen for this part of their lives. I can’t feel sorry for them as they made a decision to do it. What they think which lets them continue to justify that decision is beyond me…but so are most thoughts of others. We shall see how all these lawsuits go down and what effects they may have. Imagine an onslaught of further lawsuits if all these current ones are won. And the heavy media coverage which will then take place. Perhaps that might even encourage the IRS to withdraw their religious nonsense? And we still have no idea what’s happening with the various Narconon investigations. “Justice grinds slowly, but exceedingly fine.”
Mike….you’re giving “SEALS” a bad name….I think its time I contacted PETA (www.peta.org) and turned you in. LOL!!!
Jose Chung says
Get ready to be speechless,
not to worry, I,ve been that way since 2008
Don’t go giving him ideas, Mike. Next thing you know, you’ll be posting e-mails regging for donations to New Mexico to ‘make galactic clearing a reality!!!’
Jane Doe says
Yep that’s right. I totally can see that if they said let’s build a spaceship and go to Target Two where Ron awaits us, they’d run like lemmings to the desert to build it. And then once inside, The Leader will toast them with mandatory Kool Aid spiked with poison, and it’s Jim Jones all over again.
Or, Jane, blow it up because He thinks he’s that great overlord of the universe and He has decided that the only way to Clear the planet is to “get rid of all the PTS’s” – again. Only now he’s using modern technology instead of blowing up mountains.
Wow! And only 1 ack for LRH out of all that! Maybe the next big “release” will be that the Little Man found a long lost HCOB written by LRH that incorporates RJ45 as the final rundown on OT15 to make us all totally freed beings! Not a very funny thought though really, because how many of them would actually believe him and do the run down?
I noticed that, Neo. Only one “hip” for LRH.
Sad, sad, sad.
Gosh, I thought Jerry Armstrong was the only man who found significant heretofore undiscovered writings of L Ron Hubbard (The Affirmations”). I’m very sure the Affirmations have much to tell us.
I read those affirmations, Mooser. Interesting.
LRH was doing the “Law of Attraction” when the Law of Attraction wasn’t cool.
Jane Doe says
“The Law of Attraction” that is in the book and DVD, “The Secret” was labeled by HCO as Squirrel and I was told they stole it from LRH and twisted it and to write up everyone I knew who was viewing “The Secret” etc. Flag even issued Goldenrod on “The Secret.” But if what Indie 8 Mill says is true, that LRH ‘s affirmations as discovered by Jerry Armstrong were from all this, then that means LRH stole it from “The Law of Attraction” earlier and that he is the one who plagiarized.
All the articles I’ve seen this morning in main stream sources never fail to mention the lawsuits, the words “cult”, over-budget, etc.
Great PR, CO$!
But don’t worry. I’m sure most readers of these articles are too busy laughing over the “superpowers” that are also mentioned in the articles to take all the other negative stuff too seriously.
Live Zombie says
My my, ain’t that hemmed in tight. They must all be big beings. Please don’t hurt me Mr. Real Big Mega Big being. Let me slither back to wogdom into my woggish little hole. It is there that I’m comfortable cursing bunnies and hating happiness!!!!