The "Cause Resurgence" Rundown is one of the greatest boondoggles scientology has ever foisted off as a "standard tech" "religious" service. The Running Program, as it was originally called, was used to punish crew at Golden Era who were, in the estimation of Miscavige, performing poorly. "Run around a pole until you get your shit together." The first person to do it was David Mayo, when he had been declared a terrible squirrel. Hubbard ordered him to run around a tree at Gold "until he wore a trench in the ground". He did so for weeks on end until he was physically spent. He escaped … [Read more...]
Violence at the Top of Scientology
The latest internet smear on me is a video from a person (Hans Smith) who claims I punched him. That may be true, though I don't recall it and I had little interaction with him. But I have admitted (and so have many others) to punching people when in the Sea Org. At the top of scientology, if you were NOT willing to use physical violence you were considered too weak to hold your post. There are numerous witnesses who can testify to the culture of violence at the top of scientology, many of whom watched David Miscavige dishing out beatings on an assortment of senior scientology officials. … [Read more...]
They put out these notices fairly regularly. A few weeks ago they were trying to cast Allen Ginsberg and L. Ron Hubbard for $200-$300/day. Seems they are having some problems getting takers as they have raised the price now to $935/day. I can imagine that in this day and age being identified as a "face" of WTH or Narconon is not a good career choice. And apparently the only applicants they had are english as a second language speakers. They even have to offer "gas reimbursement" which means this is being shot at Gold, not at SuMP. Apparently SuMP does absolutely nothing. Prediction: … [Read more...]
Someone recently sent this to me. I thought it a curious piece of scientology history for a number of reasons. Starting with the thought there is nothing new in scientology -- including their cliches. You can see it gets off to a roaring start by announcing a "milestone." Today milestones happen a dozen times a year. Back then this was a trendsetting new word to make the lame sound amazing. It then goes on to claim that the Secret of Flag Results is an "entertainment movie". Erm, not really - it was in fact a promotional piece to try and drum up business for Flag. And right up front … [Read more...]
SuMP Mystery Solved!
They are making fundraising videos.... This is the ONLY thing that has emanated from the Sump since the grand ribbon yanking ceremony. The irony is amazing. Even for scientology. Miscavige decides he wants to be a Hollywood mogul and purchases and old studio lot. Let's not forget he already HAS a "state-of-the-art" studio at Golden Era Production with "the largest free standing sound stage in California" and a purpose built "Film Lab" to process film (of course that is like his specially built CD line -- horse and buggies in the digital age). Nevertheless, the … [Read more...]