Sitting down over dinner with my brother Danny, who is now 41 years old, I told him that I was reconnecting with Ex-Scientologists and SO members. He rolled his eyes and said "Oh shit."
He started to laugh. It was good to see him in this condition, almost 100% back to being the brother I had almost lost forever.
My brother, mom and dad had joined the SO at CCLA in around 77 or 78. They lived over at the Wilcox building. My brother was 10-11 years old. After a time, they moved to the PAC complex, my dad became a FOLO missionaire and my brother was rounted into the Cadet Org. Mom never got into the groove of things and was kept on MEST work most of the time.
He told me something that was rather shocking........
He said that while dad was on mission and mom was on perpetual MEST work, he had spent his days running the streets around the complex. He made friends with an older kid who lived near by (a non-scientologist). He told me that it was during this time that he was first introduced to drugs.
Marijuana, LSD, speed, etc. This went on until he was 14 years old when mom and dad routed out of the SO. He withheld the information for years.
I only recently got my brother back, now three years clean with an addiction to Methamphedimines. It broke my heart to hear that he started taking drugs while a child in the SO.
What went on over there at the cadet org? Does anyone know? Kids were not allowed to be with their parents.....They were supposed to be taken care of.
I was at Flag, thinking all was well. I wasn't there to oversee what was happening to my little brother. To see the indicators of drug abuse. I don't know how my folks missed that one.
Who was minding the store? Does anyone have similar stories about the Cadet Org and how the children were managed?