Marty Rathbun has a difficult job. His is mainly performing a pubic relations and opinion manipulation function, so as to influence non-Scientologists. This is why he has occasionally cautioned his Scientologist readers that he will be saying some things that may make them feel a little uneasy.
In his recent blog, he states:
"So hard hitting and dedicated were church campaigns against psychiatric associations and their front groups in the sixties and seventies that Scientology survived attacks that no other organization would have." [As an aside, one wonders if Paulette Cooper, and other "anti-Scientologists" of that era, are regarded as having been agents of the "Pyschs."]
He explains that Scientology finally won its war with psychiatry.
He then writes words aimed at the non-Scientologist audience - that audience being privy to much information, making it impossible for Marty to deny certain things.
Marty mentions some of Hubbard's writings on "psychs" from the 1980s, and seeks to distance himself from these writings. Perhaps Hubbard did not know that Scientology had won the war with the "psychs"; after all, he was living in isolation with his communication lines being controlled by Miscavige and Pat Broeker - so the idea goes.
The implication is that Hubbard, the wounded hero in the struggle to free Mankind, was "PTS" in his last few years, with unhandled "charge," left over from his courageous battles with the psychiatric establishment, and their attempts to destroy his lifelong work to help the people of planet Earth.
I keep hoping that Marty Rathbun will begin to tell the truth, rather than attempting to handle the "wogs," and a few impressionable EXes.
And sometimes I think he's making progress in his self-deprogramming, and I hope that he is.
Yet, he seems dedicated to his "mission," and that involves telling the truth only when his back is against the wall, or when it serves his ends, and twisting the truth, or simply lying, the rest of the time.
However, I do believe that his writings - being a carefully planned mix of truths, half-truths, and lies - will influence some people, and that he is being assisted by some fairly clever individuals.
By the way, this post is not meant to generate reactions, but only to serve as a brief reminder that "wogs" are Marty's primary "target" in the "rehabilitation" of Scientology's and its founder's "image."
And don't be too disillusioned if some "wogs" and a few EXes fall for it.
That doesn't mean they'll become Scientologists, most won't; it does mean that their opposition to L. Ron Hubbard's (pre-Miscavige) Scientology will have been neutralized.