“It is simply not true that we are trapped in this universe. There is no way out of this trap for the simple reason that it wasn’t a trap in the first place. Therefore, any sign-post that purports to point to "the way out of the trap" must either be meaningless or else point the way into a trap.” ― from Letter to a Scientologist by Per-Olof Samuelsson
Congrats to this thread - heaps of historical data, great discussion of tech from all angles. Great opening up to realistic discussion of the future. To use an Australianism,
Good onya Mr Franks.
You bloody beauty!
"Of course, if it's true that Mr. Hubbard was never injured during the war,
then he never did heal himself using Dianetics principles,
then Dianetics is based on a lie, and then Scientology is based on a lie." - Tommy Davis
Hubbard knew what he was doing when he made Scientology into a cult. It wasn't an accident.
The cover of Hubbard's secretly authored 1955 'Brainwashing manual' kind of sums it up: http://warrior.xenu.ca/Brainwashing-front.jpg
'Brainwashing Manual Parallels': http://www.forum.exscn.net/showpost....6&postcount=24
'The Scientological Onion': http://exscn.net/content/view/178/10...6&postcount=24
Kevin Bloody Mackey
The Story of my Bridge to OT VII
"I'm not angry anymore, as more and more people rediscover their true selves through Scientology, together we WILL achieve a world without war, crime, and insanity." Rex Fowler, OTVII, before shooting his ex-partner three times in the head and then himself.
I've known that for some long time now -- for the 30+ years since I routed off staff. The fact that LRH actually admitted that to someone doesn't make it any more "real" to me because it was already "real" to me.
What I still don't know is:
why would people ALLOW themselves to be controlled by someone (LRH or anyone else) in this way?
...when all along they had the choice to walk away.
Why they would put up with it, year after year, $ after $, separation after separation due to "disconnection" policies? why would grown adults follow "orders" regarding important life issues given them by preteen children and teenagers? why would they consign their children to the Sea Org (or just turn them out and abandon them to the street, as some have done) to serve LRH and scientology? why would they engage in all the other appalling behaviors we've seen documented over the last couple of decades in order to serve LRH and scientology?
The fact that "LRH controlled them by telling them they had O/Ws" is, for me, an inadequate explanation for why people allowed themselves to be controlled and behaved as they did.
But if hearing this tidbit (that LRH actually admitted his true intentions to someone whose name you know) helps you get free of the LRH mindfuck, then I'm all for it. Hip hip hooray.
Usually, the "hater-haters" wind up on my Ignore list. Guess that makes me a TECH-HATER. And so I must be.
Bye, OSA... PLONK.
@OSA: I am not auditing you... THIS is the session.
P.S. This sort of topic is exactly what this board is here for so if it doesn't make sense to you then feel free to leave.
Yes lurkers you are not alone, everyone thinks Scientology is creepy, it's not just you