I have written some posts about the delusion that pervades the scientology bubble. Anything possibly negative about scientology is to be avoided at all costs — of course it is not true anyway as scientology is the “only game where everyone wins” according to L. Ron Hubbard. And that means if you don’t “win” it is on you. Because scientology has never done ANYTHING wrong.
This Facebook posting typifies the bubble-think perfectly:
The “SP’s” are of course anyone who does not follow in lockstep with scientology dicta.
Primary on this list are those who speak about the abuses they experienced and/or witnessed in scientology. There are many other “merchants of chaos” — foremost among them “The Psychs”, but also Big Pharma, medical doctors, the World Bank, the FBI, the media, the Rockefellers, the Russians and a long list of others who apparently “oppose the betterment of man.”
The fact that there is negative media (hardly a day goes by without a new negative scientology story, commentary or joke appearing) is “proof” of their success. In the last few days both Bill Maher and Anderson Cooper told Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson that she sounded like scientology because of her opposition to psychiatric drugs — a comparison she found highly offensive. And she is considered a New Age “fringe” person. Miscavige used to disdainfully dismiss his critics (like me) as “bitter defrocked apostates on the fringes of the internet” — now scientology is dismissed as a nasty cult on the fringe of the fringe of society. So much for “mainstream acceptance.”
This attitude is a matter of faith in scientology — pay no attention to the media, except of course when we trick them into covering the “good news” of scientology, or they report on a psych being put in jail. Then we talk about it endlessly and with great fanfare.
What is interesting here is that apparently the sheer volume of “entheta media” is forcing scientology to feel the need to remind everyone not to pay attention to it. (I did another post about this recently “Scientology wouldn’t be in the news so much…”). But it is becoming increasingly difficult to avoid. A joke or comment about scientology pops up routinely on TV. If you look up scientology in Wikipedia it is a horror story from the perspective of the bubble-dwellers with Xenu right on the first page. Every story about celebrity scientologists these days mentions The Aftermath or other entheta.
They have to cling to Hubbard’s way of thinking:
As I said in the earlier post, and repeat here. This is truly one of Hubbard’s most Orwellian concepts.
The proof of our good is that people say we are bad, and the more they say it, the better we must be.