El Ron Misses The Boat
Up to this point my “Reader’s Digest” installments were intended as a “framing” for what I wish to cover in the last few installments, beginning with this one. My framing was intended to do two things:
1. Give context as to how I “see” the Story of El Ron as Founder/CEO and Scn as an Organization up to the point of my entry into Hisself’s Demonic Cult.
2. Give context as to why I “see” the story the way I do.
Along the way I have gained much additional insight from all of you and, for this, I am grateful and thank you. I’m also having a darned good time!
I embarked on this little project due to a comment made by BlueSpirit, regarding the destruction of the Mission Holders, in response to one my posts. When Blue made that comment I was coming to the point where I was comfortable here on this Thread with Yall and I decided that I was going to tell, for the first time, what I saw, how I “saw” it and how I “see” it now.
By the happenstance and serendipitous Nature of the Universe I had very good to excellent and, in some cases, backstage seating and on stage parts for the “Boom” of the latter ‘60’s; the issuance and implementation of the "Management 'Super Tech' Series" and “Systems’ of the early-mid ‘70’s; the establishment of the FLB and expansion of the FSO; the advent of NOT’s (I think Knots is more apropos); the flowering and fruition of the CMO Demon Seed; the Demonizing of David Mayo; the neutering of the truly capable and gifted Leaders, Executives and Staff of the organizations; the wholesale wanton slaughter and looting of Scn’s “Crown”—the Franchise Network—and the brilliant “Jewels" of that Crown—the Mission Holders and Field Auditors. These events culminated in the spiritual, moral and functional “Ransacking” of the entire Field and Membership, the installment of a total “Big Brother” Management Model through out all of Scn and El Ron’s exit from Hisself’s stage.
I innocently wandered into the “Matrix” just before the “Boom” and, staggeringly snuck out just after Da Monster wrested sole control. During most of my Scn years I was Staff and most of those years were as a Sea Org Member, and all of those SO years were as Flag Crew, a Senior Exec and Int “Management”.
I’m a Buckminster Fuller fan. El Ron—I believe on the PDC—“credits” Fuller with coming up with a Geometry that helped Hisself formulate the Axioms, etc. In reading Fuller it is obvious that El Ron liberaly “borrowed” stuff from Bucky.
One of the best things Bucky ever said, IMO, was, “Don’t fight forces, use them.”
Fighting forces is exactly what El Ron did throughout the “Boom” to “ashes to ashes, dust to dust” years and was completely oblivious—along with Senior "Management"—about the three most important over-arching “Forces” re: the History of Scn and the growth through the ‘60’s and 70’s. This “disconnect” with the “Wog (real) World” is, in my mind, reflected by Hisself’s “Legacy” of the Sea Organization and the “Modern Management Tech” (MMT) of the ‘70’s. Looking at the World through the reams and reams of MMT is, in part, what rendered Senior "Management" so blind, so clumsy, so goofy and so, so clueless.
The forces that El Ron fought unawares are the same forces that have kept the cult going until now; wanted, supported and bought all Da Monsters buildings; filled the coffers of SO reserves; continue to fill Da Monsters IAS coffers; are Marty, The Liberator’s core of support; started the FZ; are represented most well here on ESMB and this Thread; will ultimately smother, torch and bleed to death institutionalized Dianetics and Scientology.
These forces are as Fractal as Fractal gets; they are unstoppable; at this point in time, they are unalterable; the dye is cast and the spell is broken; the genie is out of the bottle; no one can fix it; it’s too late; it's all over.
Numerous books have been written about these forces—they are true and the forces are real. Alan, Rog, Veda, Mystic and Lakey are part of the first force. Carmelo, Zinj, BlueSpirit and Ole Face here are part of the second force, and all of us mentioned are part of the third force.
What are these forces?
The “Lucky Few” generation, the “Baby Boomer” generation and, most importantly, a unique “composite” force out of these two forces; the Corssover Chohort Group (CCG)...the latter years of the Few's and the early years of the Boomers.
The latter years members of the “Few’s” were heavily influenced by their counter-culture sub-cohort group, the "Beatniks". The earlier years members of the “Boomer’s” were heavily influenced by their own counter-culture sub-cohort group—spawned by the “Beats’—the "Hippies".
This (CCG) is the cultural, numerical, educational, economic “pig in the python’. It is the driving wind that has filled sails and sunk ships for the last 50 years. El Ron thought that the rise of Scn in the late ‘50’s and the “Boom” years was due to his Tech and Admin brilliance, his executive acumen…it wasn’t. It was mostly due to Scn’s sails catching some of the CCG winds of change.
CCG’s constituted the Field and built the Missions and Orgs and not SO “Management”. Senior SO Int "Management" was primarily clueless yes-men, jockeying for position to curry the favor of El Ron. The most clueless, political and self centered of the bunch was Princess Di, CS-6. Of all the children, Diana was the most like her father. Having a “conversation” with Princess Di was pretty much like having one with El Ron…you were just a prop on their stage. I feel for her though…towards the end El Ron hung her out to dry, too.
By the time I arrived in “the inner circle” one thing was obvious to those that had personal interaction with El Ron…Hisself was no longer ready for Primetime. The Apollo was sort of a hermitage for El Ron where Hisself could be all of Hisself's selfs and everyone would applaud, go along with it and keep their mouths shut. In a sense, the Apollo was like a ship of Pirates, under the command of El Ron, The Swashbuckler. The Plunder was the exorbitant fees every Org paid for Flag “Management” and the Booty was money taken from Orgs by Raiding Parties (Flag Missionaire “Help” and “Assistance”). Commodore El Ron El Rey and Hisself’s Pirate Queen had the only access and keys to the Treasure Chest.
Next Up: Adios Apollo