And I am not in agreement with ridicule and invalidation and force and denigration of others. Of anyone by anyone.
I am for treating people well, with courtesy and respect.
I saw a lot of people in the SO act evilly when they were in. Now that they are out; they're decent people.
There's a lot in the SO FOs and PLs that validate the kind of "tough guy" thing that DM has gotten into. It's actually praised in many cases; you're unreasonable; it means your getting stuff done. (sic)
He's not the only exec beating his staff members. Across the planet there are dozens of others doing this, perhaps not with their fists, but often, with their words. I think these beatings are worse than physical beatings often.
But there are others who are treating people with decency and respect. I'd rather focus my attention on them.
The problem is not DM; the problem is the FOs and policies of Scientology that sanction this type of behavior. DM goes, there will be another DM come along right after.
He's not the first or only bully and he won't be the last.
I was in LA a few times and audited a few sessions at ASHO, AOLA and CC to help out but I only visited the BC Course Room once that I remember, a guided tour by Chris Stevens.
Dave Gibbons - Sydney, Australia. 34 years in scientology 1974 - 2008
No longer a scientologist.
I don't believe everything I read on the Internet.
I do believe everything I write.
You had me at "I am not in agreement with DM hitting people."
That being said I never heard anyone mention beatings taking place pre DM. However there are plenty of reports of abusive behavior pre DM especially on the Apollo.
I do agree with you on labeling people, etc. I believe it was Ken Urquhart who stated that he felt LRH began to go off the rails on Ethics & Justice in the mid 1960s though I cut LRH a lot of slack as I believe the lower grade chart is quite brilliant and very workable as are many parts of the ethics and admin tech.
Happy travels on your quest to reconnect with friends.
Thank you for your postulate for my success. I am pleased to meet you and wish you well in your endeavors.
I know she had lots of friends and it is not imaginable to me that she would not want to connect with those who wish her well.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.