Ed Parkin (and his Dear Leader, David Miscavige) continue to be obsessed about A&E.
Not content that The Aftermath completed its 3 season run more than a year ago, they are operating on the Hubbard dictum “I never forget, I always even the score” and continue, once a week on average, to write editorials demanding the entire A&E network be exterminated.
They literally want to cost every A&E employee their job, also pursuant to the dictates of Hubbard. Everyone who works at A&E is an “enemy” because they are connected to The Aftermath, Leah Remini and Mike Rinder.
Why does scientology continue to push for a “final solution” for a network that has not aired an episode since last year? Perhaps because you can still find the episodes on their website? How come they are not calling for the disband of Hulu where you can also find them?
Here is some of the hype from Martin Landon. It’s familiar sounding blather…
A&E is beyond curing at this point. It has long since pawned its soul for a few truckloads of silver. It won’t reform. And the thing it most treasures—above truth, above art, above the intellectual and aesthetic nourishment of its viewership: sponsorship money—is gone and is not coming back. What we’re witnessing now is a network wriggling like a wounded snake, continuing to spew venom in its final writhings.
It’s time for Disney, A&E’s too-indulgent parent company, to put A&E down like Old Yeller, a once-good dog gone mad. It’s the humane thing to do at this point before the network does even more damage to the American public.
What the world needs now is love, not A&E.
Funny to read scientology being critical about a company being interested in profits above all. That’s what companies do. It’s NOT supposed to be what “religions” do — but hey, what’s a little pot calling the kettle black. That’s par for the course when it comes to STAND.
And here is another article from a few weeks before.
This one still brings up the murder that took place in the Advanced Org in Sydney.
Unfortunately, no public records are available. What prompted the attack? Scientology tries to claim it is that the person watched The Aftermath. Nothing to do with the fact that people are abused and kept from their families. There’s another death we still don’t know about in Inglewood. It’s going to be fascinating to see the facts finally come forth.
Also of note is the claim that scientology got advertisers to cancel their ad buys in “an expression of solidarity against hate, General Motors, Geico, Georgia-Pacific, Ikea and others withdrew their advertising from the Aftermath show…” – of course, another lie. Not a single one did so — you may recall the recent announcement that STAND league made about a coffee company withdrawing from sponsorship of the Emmy’s in protest of the continued recognition of The Aftermath. Turns out that was made up too.
Ed Parkin and his STAND minions have accomplished one thing without doubt: complete mastery of the art of the footbullet.
Jere Lull says
Oh MY, OSA’s still frosted by a series that merely told the truth?? What, hasn’t it been about a year since the last broadcast of Aftermath?
They reserve the right to be offended about ANYTHING, even long after the event. Everything has gotten collapsed into the tiny little bit of “now” they can experience.
Golden Era Parachute` says
STAAD brings up the murder at the Australia AO, but does it bring up the suicide of the girl in Los Angeles who was on one of the Church of Scientology’s professional courses? Bad twin? Must have let her go home without a FN.
Cathriona White, 28, was on survival rundown (SRD) at the celebrity center in Los Angeles at the time of her suicide in 2015.
What is it with letting this cult practice psychotherapy without a license and have absolutely no responsibility for their part in deaths? Bastards. I hear in the 1950’s they used to lock them up for doing this crap.
Your flourishing and prospering Mike and that drives the SP’s nuts. Their own Tech is exposing themselves for who they really are, SP’s
Jere Lull says
Yep, it drives them CRAY-CRAY when anyone who they have targeted doesn’t automatically roll over and die.
Just another example of Ron’s “mad dog” school of ‘defense’: Attack anyone or anything within reach. They might have noticed that there are NO stories about scn anymore, possibly for fear of what might happen should they say the least little “wrong” thing about them. Few or no attack pieces, other than here and on “Aftermath”, and NO positive articles except their internal propaganda pieces which no one reads except when forced to.
Overrun in California says
Hey Scientology, pretty much the entire entertainment industry jokes and degrades you. Boy, you’re going to be pretty busy with all of these S.P.’s.
Did LRH ever mention that if you continue to attack those people that most other people like, that those same people that most of us really like will swat you down like a mosquito.
Scientology you’ve turned yourselves into a bunch of irritating pests. Nobody likes you any more.
Now that’s what needs to be stopped. Not an Emmy award winning T.V. channel.
Jere Lull says
Overrun, Hollywood and the rest now see scientology for what it IS: an ineffective self-help psychological scam which can not ever allow anyone to expose their dirty secrets.
Jeez, they all sound like old mangy toothless purse dogs trying to bark through a big mouthful of peanut butter. Or to use one of my favourites: A fart in a cyclone.
Jere Lull says
“Jeez, they all sound like old mangy toothless purse dogs trying to bark through a big mouthful of peanut butter.”
GREAT image you invoke there.
I just realized what the picture at the top of today’s blog means. Heh Heh Heh.
I’m just curious how many other people understood that immediately or if they just read the text without even trying to understand the picture.
But it is a great picture Mike.
Karen de la Carriere says
There is long term bad blood between A & E and the cult.
15 years + ago A&E did a whole 12 series hit, exposing a lot way before other media….. I have mirrored a few of these shows on my channel.
Currently, the cult is fuming that AFTERMATH shows are up on YOUTUBE from A&E
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath Season 1 Episode 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Leah’s Mission Statement | Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath | Tuesdays 10/9c | A&E
Leah Remini EXPOSES Scientology
View full playlist
When I left the Chruch of Scientology, I not only delivered an effective blow to that disgusting reprehensible money cult, but a series of devastating strikes that makes it impossible to EVER even any score with me. I never worry about being FAIR GAMED, there is nothing they can do to even remotely settle any scores with me.
That criminal money cult wants to con us into believing exposing its vile criminality amounts to an attack on the American public.
And isn’t it about time to pull the plug on ScnTV? DirectTV is hemmoraging subscribers, and there is talk of its demise.
Once again I think scientologists may be projecting their own repressed internal doubts and criticisms on others.
Todd Cray says
It’s hilarious to see the cult mouthpieces claim that they got advertisers to pull out of Aftermath. One of the Aftermath episodes even featured advertisements for the then upcoming movie release of “American Made.” The movie starring Tom Cruise. That’s right, THAT Tom Cruise! The one who was once the cult’s spokes-puppet. Until he figured out that his career was headed “straight down and vertical” for his toxic association.
So if even advertisers for cult boy thought Aftermath was hot enough so that they couldn’t pass it up, do the math how other advertisers felt!
Rip Van Winkle says
Emmy hurt much?
Congrats again Mike, and Leah. They just hate this. It’s soooo wonderful.
every day you’re free
every day Davy is stuck up to his Alfred E Neuman head in an entire existence built upon lies.
Everything in his life is a lie.
He can never tell the truth about anything without exposing himself. He’s stuck defending his lies until he’s dead.
And he may even realize it’ll all come out when he IS dead, and that’s what his legacy will be.
Every day, every hour, he has to lie.
No wonder he looks like he does.
When I think of things like this, Mike, I want to just bring you a big mug of something delicious, a warm sandwich dripping with melted gooey, and leave you to enjoy the sun and a good book.
Celebrating your freedom helps me recognize and celebrate my own.
“When I think of things like this, Mike, I want to just bring you a big mug of something delicious, a warm sandwich dripping with melted gooey, and leave you to enjoy the sun and a good book.”
I just love this, and second the notion! SO well earned, Mike – and Leah, too. Both of you woke up, found the courage to walk away, and the further, and much bigger, courage to turn around and fight back publicly – for yourselves and for all those still caught in the snare. Thanks are not enough…be sure to take some time to relax and restore.
Mary Kahn says
A&E should be terminated because all they care about is money? Really? That is the argument they are making?
I’m just waiting for them to claim A&E should be terminated because of the way they engage in “Fair Gaming” people that don’t subscribe to them. Or maybe A&E should be terminated because of the way they force people to disconnect from friends and families. Or maybe because they trick people into emptying all their bank accounts and savings by donating all their money to A&E and then going bankrupt.
What an interesting tactic! Just list all of your own sins and attribute them to your enemy and then expect that will result in their destruction – but not yours.
This cult is absolutely batshit crazy!
I can’t believe they can be this stupid. This could be the most stupid thing they have ever done. In fact, this could be a fatal blow and they will deliver it to themselves.
Talk about shooting one’s self in the foot. They are actually in danger of committing suicide. I mean, what’s next? After deciding A&E is their enemy, will they then decide that all TV entertainment must be terminated?
They are just asking the world to put an end to their crazy cult and I am now waiting with baited breath to see just how they will off themselves. What a bunch of crazies! They could well lose their Tax Exempt Status as a result of this and wouldn’t that be great?
Let’s be honest…other than us who even reads STAAD (where do they get the ‘N’? It’s IN the words but for an acronym?) and we only read it for the lulz. Today on Alexa the ranking for standleague dot org is #873227 and 90 days ago it was #646880 which is a huge drop. This means even the Scilons aren’t reading this dreck. Average engagement is 3 pages then gone. Average time on site is 4 mins and 43 seconds. No one reads this crap but those that are in and then only if they’re going to be quizzed on it. I think a lot of these ‘authors’ writing these posts are people that have gotten into some kind of ethics trouble and are working through conditions. This being the ‘make a blow against the enemy’.
Free Minds, Free Hearts says
I love that comment Linear13 – I only hear about STAAD on Mike’s blog!
The only thing that really matters about these web sites is what Dwarfendork thinks about it. So, if the people who create these sites tell him how wonderfully they are being received, the odds are that he never even knows he can find out their ranking from one day to the next or the avg time on site or the avg engagement. Just as long as they can fool Dwarenprick, all will be well in their world. But if Dwarfencreep should ever learn the truth, well then, woe betide all the web page designers who are working for this monster.
But until that time, ain’t this a rockin’ good time?
Jerry Hack says
“While whitewashing discrimination and hatred of minority religions”. Did Stand just admit that Scientology is a “minority religion?” I thought they had millions of members (although I have to admit, I have never met one) all over the world and were the fastest growing religion on the planet. I think someone will be sent to the ethics officer for that one.
Peggy L says
IRS, it’s time to pull the plug on the cult’s tax exemption 🙂
This cult has contributed to the deaths and financial ruin of their members, the cover up of physical and sexual abuse of not only their adult captives but most horrifically of helpless children. The horrible working conditions of their SO captives forced to work long hours for pennies seven days a week. The relentless harassment and threats to those who have escaped and have the right to expect their voices to be heard. The imprisonment of the elderly and those who your beloved and worshiped (and paranoid) leader considers a threat to his position. Keep someone who left your hell hole from being able to speak to their family. Sadistically block them from attending a family member’s funeral.
How about that? Put up or shut up STAND, STAND who is like a cockroach and scurries as soon as the truth light shines on this corrupt, criminal billion dollar enterprise your beloved founder had created. What your now beloved ruler personally and is solely responsible for. Prove this isn’t true. You do exactly what you accuse others of doing. I suppose that’s where you get your ideas for your hate stories – “hey, lets just write about what we do and put Mike Rinder’s and Leah Remini’s names there where ours should be”. Write about what you do. All it needs is a little editing.
Sure, this cult feels it is protected because it has created layers they feel will protect them from personal responsibility, but that’s the funny thing about layers. They are connected and touch each other in some way.
Wonderfully said! Absolutely wonderfully said!
Peggy L says
Thank you Skyler
Bruce Ploetz says
If you have Sling TV or a similar service that provides A&E on-demand programming, the Aftermath show is still available. Oddly on my machine it is listed under A&E-History and not Documentary.
Maybe it’s prophetic…
Andy S says
In the UK it was shown on the Crime and Investigation channel, how about that!
I like that! Very apropos!
George M. White says
Scientologist’s now remind me of Napoleon’s Honor Guard at the Battle of Waterloo. They formed a circle at the end and refused to surrender. Their ideas were more powerful. They met their end. Scientologist’s are the same, The final few will be the most aggressive.
I think you’re right, GMW. The Final Few in Scientology will fight with all they have to preserve their illusions.
And meanwhile, Dear Leader will be far, far away, counting his millions in a country without extradition. And he will eventually discover, to his rage and surprise, that he really can’t take it with him.
Jere Lull says
Briget, they have to continually fight NOW to remain in the organization, fighting to not-hear/not-see ALL the cognitive dissonance pouring over them like a waterfall.
Eventually, they will tire of the constant struggle and return to the real world where they actually can WIN the game.
The game of scientology is rigged to make everybody lose while they delude themselves that they’ve won. For instance, “Stats”: No matter how well you did this week, next week, that’s not good enough: ya’ gotta do BETTER, or you’re a downstat.
ammo alamo says
Now they are using the good name of Old Yeller to shore up their lying propaganda.
Scientology – always worse than I thought it could be.
Always, always, always worse.
Jere Lull says
ammo alamo observed:
“Scientology – always worse than I thought it could be.
Always, always, always worse.”
And the deeper you delve into the organization, the worse it gets. You won’t BELIEVE what things are like if you get to the very bottom of it. It’s diametrically opposed to its stated aims
Lucky for them they’re only using a peashooter instead of a ’45
O/T. Several days ago, I posted stories about the Church of Scientology of Kansas City seeking a conditional use permit to convert an office building into a dormitory to house staff. The application was rejected. (The COS later said they had decided not to purchase the building.) I speculated that the COS had (finally) decided to provide housing for Class 5 contract staff in order to help with recruitment and retention.
A pseudonymous tipster on ESMBR (onceuponatime) now says that Kansas City Org is still largely staffed by Sea Org a year after its opening. It is their opinion that: (1) the housing is for SO staff; and (2) the COS realizes that it’s going to be a long term SO posting. Hence, the need for permanent housing.
Onceuponatime adds, “An obvious way to tell this is seaborg berthing is they didn’t hold fund raisers to get the field to pay for it!”
Here is the link to the ESMBR thread:.
If onceuponatime is correct, then Kansas City Org is, for all practical purposes, going to be a Sea Org Org for the foreseeable future and is making the necessary housing arrangements.
Tony Ortega has a story today about the Kansas City Scientology dormitory:
The fact that there are not enough Scientologists in Kansas City to staff an Org, and that a year later they still need to use SO staff from California and Florida, might indicate that Kansas City was not quite ready for a new Ideal Church of Scientology. Just a thought.
Jere Lull says
I shouldn’t give them an idea, but I expect them to recharacterize it as an “Abbey”.
When Scientology exhibits hostility they’ll be identified as hostile.
Jere Lull says
“When Scientology exhibits hostility they’ll be identified as hostile.”
When they cease to be hostile, they’ll be off-source.
Stuck on the track, they can’t be in Present Time. Both should re do Objectives, to say the least.
Jere Lull says
Dwarfenführer RE-do Objectives?? MY bet is that he didn’t honestly ever do them, like he never honestly completed any scn training or auditing, but somehow cheated his way through.
And really! ever try to get a drunk through an objective? 😉 .
I doubt Davey ever is sober enough to audit.