What do you get out of being on ESMB? For me, a helluvaLot!
The first few times I visited, it was like having a One-Day-Pass to leave the Scn insane asylum. Inside, that very nervous institution, the patients are allowed to think and speak anything they wish--as long as it is chosen from the Holy Book of Approved Ideas & Words. There are a limited number of things you can say and they must be said verbatim; so the repetition begins to numb your mental faculties around about the time you have heard certain Scieno-Simple-Speak phrases for the 100,000th time, like....
Wow, he, she or it is soooooooo ____________ (fill in the blank with any one of the following): VGI's, BI's, Downstat, Upstat, PTS, Degraded, Suppressive, Out Ethics, Declared, Downtone, Uptone, On Purpose, Off Purpose, False Purpose, Evil Purpose, Command Intention, Counter Intention, Other Intention, Enturbulated, Keyed Out, F/Ning, R/Sing,Criminal, Out Tech, On Source, In Tech, Squirrel..................ad infinitum.
Even without auditing or training, Scieno-Simple-Speak (alone) is guaranteed to take your average Homo Sapiens and turn them into a Homo Knowbest...and eventually into a Homo Numbus when the zombie state is perfected.
So, although I had been out of the ScienoAsylum for a good amount of time, I never really knew that there was a place like ESMB where people made up their own thoughts and used their own words in their own sentences without consulting the Holy Book of pre-authorized originations. Coming here was a wonderfully uplifting experience (not a 'blowdown that totally indicated' :D)
ESMB is a magnificent opportunity to untie all of the thousands of Gulliveresque knots that have bound one to Hubbard's insane vision of the world and laugh like hell while doing it! A veritable spiritual & psycho-LOGICAL denouement made possible by exchanges with the loveliest, funniest, wittiest, brightest, coolest people one could possibly hope to meet! Thanks to everyone here on ESMB, you are simply the best!
(ps: thought you might like the linguistic derivation....)
de⋅noue⋅ment [dey-noo-mahn] –noun
1. the final resolution of the intricacies of a plot, as of a drama or novel.
2. the place in the plot at which this occurs.
3. the outcome or resolution of a doubtful series of occurrences.
1745–55; < F: lit., an untying, equiv. to dénouer to untie, OF desnoer (des- de- + noer to knot < L nōdāre, deriv. of nōdus knot) + -ment -ment