I make a distinction between the laws that establish political liberty, as it relates to the constitutionand those by which it is established, as it relates to the citizen. The former shall be the subject of this book; the latter I shall examine in the next.
It is also the day for the Aftermath Meet Up in downtown Clearwater at 5pm. Hope to be meeting with many more people this evening! Some are flying from out of town — two notables include the wonderful Len Zinberg and the next Mayor of Hemet, Erin Plumb.
Why People Stick Around as Long as They Do Someone commented recently that nobody is forced to stay in Scientology; that anyone can leave whenever they want. One could argue that foremost among these is, as L. Ron Hubbard promoted, people are responsible for their own condition.
Although this is true, LRH scattered many traps throughout Scientology, and followers are bombarded with tech and policy disguised to keep them tethered at every step of their journey up the Bridge.
And thus, LRH led people to believe that people must have overts against Scientology to consider walking away. Scientologists have the tech and policy. Smaller, personal purposes pale in comparison. Therefore, stepping away from Scientology can be tough for anyone who believes that using LRH tech and policy is the only viable strategy for saving Earth and mankind.
Knowing the Technology is Correct Further complicating the decision to leave Scientology—or any other cult—is their policy prohibiting people from discussing the efficacy of its doctrine.
There are no other reasons per church dogma. Except of course, overts. Members are allowed to talk about how great Scientology is. Church goers are constantly bombarded with glowing reports from management and others on how great the tech is and how applying policy will soar their stats.
This suppressed communication makes it more difficult for Scientologists to process thorny issues and make informed decisions—like whether to stick around or get the hell out of Dodge. Mission and Class 5 org staff sign two and half or five year contracts; intrepid souls joining Sea Org sign up for a mere billion years.
Today, many green card-carrying Sea Org members risk deportation back to whichever eastern European country they came from, adding another layer of hardship for those wishing to leave.
Fear For many, the longer they stay in Scientology, the deeper grows their fear of life and the outside world. And therefore, being manipulated by supervisors, registrars, auditors, and ethics personnel is actually a good thing.
These smiling staff only have your best interests at heart—especially the aforementioned Reg. One of the last things a good Scientologist wants to do is disappoint these hard working friends. Commitment From the first course in an org or mission, Scientology promotes the concept of commitment.
For only by committing oneself to LRH and the church will one eventually achieve spiritual freedom. This commitment is enforced by strict scheduling and course room rules, and signed pledges prior to auditing. Deviations warrant a quick trip to ethics to get straightened out.
Heartbreak Hill Last, but certainly not least, all Scientologists know that their connection with family and friends will be severed if they leave and are declared a suppressive person.
However David Miscavige and the church try to downplay this mad policy, compulsory disconnection is applied with cold and heartless indifference—more often than not, by a pimply-faced staff with an immature and underdeveloped empathy toward others.
Outside of international headquarters, there are no locked doors, gates, or armed guards at orgs and missions—as far as I know.Mention the word Iran to most people and this image is probably close to what first comes to mind: Older people will remember a vastly different impression of Iran though, the Iran from before the Islamic Revolution.
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[Content warning: Politics, religion, social justice, spoilers for “The Secret of Father Brown”. This isn’t especially original to me and I don’t claim anything more than to be explaining and rewording things I have heard from a bunch of other people.
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