sad to see Bindy Bennett has written in as she was my best friend growing up in the cadet org.....miss her!
That document from the COS looks so inauthentic and fake.
The fancy name is Discourse Analysis. The everyday term is knowing when someone is full of shit. They been in that org too long and don't know how to sound convincing to wogs. Linguistically deprived.
How bitter sweet. Micheal Guillot: His Mum and Dad were amongst the most gentle and compassionate people I knew in the ANZO SO. Bindi : I assume is Alastair and Tania's child. Sue McClintoch, so like your Mum and your Dad that I feel I am looking at them both when I see you on the screen
They sound so reasonable, so happy and I know I would have sounded like that if I had been called upon to defend my trap while I was a dedicated Sea Org member. The sincerity is 100%. There is no doubt you are a joy to your parents, kids, but what about your chance to have chldren, a proper family, art in your life, music, anything other than Hubbard's intention in your life?
How bitter that you are not free to receive responses to your own words, how sad that you turn against Scarlet who was one of you and is stating her truth, disclosing her lonliness and you cannot flex your viewpoint enough to see it from her POV for even a moment. Or maybe you can and this is the chink in the doorway that you will walk through one day soon.
I hear the calm, sincere voices with which these children write and I know that they live under the indoctrination of "No case on post" No emotion other than that which is productive, "No other fish to fry" no purpose or desire other than what is sanctioned, "No entheta" pass on only good news and what is desired to be heard, don't face reality, speak your truth or question the powers that be.
Congratulations Scarlet - for upholding your own soverignty - I can only imagine the strength it takes after growing up within the trap, and I hope your parents can find theirs again so they can choose their bond with you over their false priorities and delusions about the world.
They have been brainwashed to believe that feelings are HE&R (Human Emotion & Reaction for those fortunately uneducated in the mind-fuck lingo) and therefore evil.
If a person grew up so happy in the sea org then I should think that if even one person was abused, let alone the many, that they would stand up to ensure that it was corrected. That would be true protection of their religion. But this is the brainwashed mind-fuck trap they are stuck in and cannot get out of. And it will be their demise.
p.s. Yes you can. Just walk away. Life is easy once you do that!
Cautious as one crossing thin ice . . .
(LaoTze-TaoDeJing, Chapter 15. 2nd verse . . . )
For Ray - I have not forgotten you, my friend
Or you Scott, this is for you too. I hope you are out.
Kay is out . . .
Like many of the previous posters, I also came away with an exceptionally favorable impression of Scarlett. She is such a beautiful young lady, and not just in terms of physical appearance. As others have mentioned, she is very articulate and comes across as a fair-minded and decent person. Her love for her parents is laudable in light of her deprived childhood. She is seemingly motivated by a legitimate desire to stop an ugly injustice.
I believe her testimony constitutes an important threat to the church for the reasons mentioned above. Additionally, her credibility is bolstered as she can't easily be pegged as having ulterior motives. Furthermore, she seems to speak with a natural ease and is eloquent yet concise. This stands in stark contrast to representatives from the Church of Scientology. Their communications are typically stodgy and guarded. Invariably, they appear more interested in obfuscating the truth rather than providing anything resembling a credible response. Yesteryears tactics have not only lost their efficacy, they are now undermining the Church's ability to devise and implement new strategies. It's as though the COS is trapped in a 1970's time warp. As the floodgates have opened, with ever-increasing numbers of new critics and inquisitive journalists, the Church has revealed major vulnerabilities. Its heavy reliance on Ron's policy letters, intended for a different time, are most detrimental to its survival given the realities of the internet age.
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You've done a good thing, Scarlett
"Your Freezone stinks."
- Steve Hall
"It is true that the term FZ includes many varients of Scn, and some may be inadequate. Or even wrong headed."
- Terril Park
Wow Scarlett you did so well, I hope that Vicky chooses right and walks away from the church, after she pulls her self out of the smoking hole that was OSA ANZO.
Doom is Doom, Look, Dont listen
Aaron Judge Ex SO, Ex Course Admin, Ex Security Guard AOSH ANZO