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  1. Markus

    Markus Silver Meritorious Patron

    ...medical malpractice, espionage within the family, taking away human rights.

    Introduction
    Today I will start to tell the complete horror story of my family in and in contact with the Church of Scientology which is going on since more than 35 years now with no end in sight.

    I will dedicate this story to my mother.

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    My mum when she was still full of dreams and her first baby Uwe
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    She had to suffer the most under the crimes of this so called "Church" although they presented themselves not as a church when we were lured in around 1976 – religion was not popular at all then, so the people who contacted my father in Munich were telling him that it was a "modern science of mental health" then suddenly they called it "applied religious philosophy" to change it into a "Church" some years later. But in fact it is simply a fraudulent money making organization.

    I will dedicate this to you Mama because you had to watch helpless when this criminal organization robbed your son Uwe 16 years young in 1979 and convinced him to join the Sea Org by telling him countless lies, because your beloved eldest son disappeared into a black hole then, because they told you a thousand lies about the circumstances of his life, because you had to watch powerless when you finally found out in 2002 that he was suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, because they did not give you a chance to help him with proper medicine. It broke your heart one last time in your life so inconceivable hard to watch Uwe how he perished in the RPF with his illness without being able to help him.
    You died in March 2004 - 18 months after you were informed about Uwes bad condition and his illness. The fact that Uwe was suffering since 1988 was hidden from you. I had to travel to California in 2010 in order to get hold of Uwes medical files to find out that fact. So they lied to you until the last days of your much too short life.
    The written orders of L. Ron Hubbard caused these insane brainwashed people at the international headquarters of the Church of Scientology near Hemet and in Los Angeles to lie and hide the facts from you. Hubbard created these orders with the obvious intention to enslave his followers and he found a mean and criminal way to even hack their souls with brainwashing methods.



    A stormy sunny spring day at the Lake of Constance with Uwe in 1970 – I’m learning to climb.

    Mama I have never told you how Uwe and I loved to climb up that tall birch trees near the harbour of Friedrichshafen.
    I’m sure you would have been full of worry if you would have known that we were sitting there about 7 meters above the ground at the top of these wonderful trees looking out to the lake towards the Swiss and Austrian Alps on this sunny but stormy day in spring 1970. From up there the world was lying underneath our feet and we were watching the big ferries and the large passenger steamers how they came in and went away. There was a scent of rain and algae in the air, very pleasant and typical for early springtime in our hometown. The sun was hiding behind a big cloud and the shafts of light were falling onto the mountains in the distance and created a marvellous scenery. Despite the cloudy sky it was not cold and I still can feel the warm steady strong wind on my skin. Behind the harbour we saw the centre of the city of Friedrichshafen, the city that grew and became rich and famous through a dream.
    The dream of Graf Zeppelin, the dream of being able to fly – no wait this is not right- it was the dream of travelling in ships through the air. We were dreaming too - what would the future bring – would we become a pilot, a captain on one of these huge ships on the lake, an engine driver or would we even guide one of the marvellous zeppelins towards America one day?

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    Markus and Uwe in 1969 / Uwe in 1969 / Mum at the harbour of Friedrichshafen / LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin - this foto was shot by my uncle around 1930

    Uwe was seven years old I was almost six, but Uwe was at least ten times braver than me then. So he had to persuade me to climb at one of the smaller trees and he had to help me with a “Räuberleiter” (robber ladder) -as we called it- to even reach the lowest knot and then I finally managed to climb on it. On this wonderful spring day in 1970 I only dared to climb up this smaller tree and only half way up but it was the day when Uwe showed me how to climb a tree and he helped me to overcome fear probably the first time in my short life.
    Some days later I managed to reach the top of one of the biggest birch trees there and I can say without exaggeration that up there was one of the most beautiful places where I have ever been in my life.

    Mama you granted us the freedom to make this wonderful experience – I thank you so much.

    Nine years later you were forced to allow Uwe to join the elite Organization of the Church of Scientology – the Sea Org and with that you lost him for ever and ever. I know how much you loved him – your eldest brave son. I will never forget our conversations about Uwe when you already knew that you had only left some more weeks, then only some more days to live. When you realized that you never ever will be able to hug him again before you had to leave us for good you were telling me how much you are hurt by this cruel fact and I was sitting by your side on your bed in the hospital hugging you and we cried and cried.
    You tried to help him with his illness and they hindered you to do this. They destroyed one of the greatest dreams of your life – to be happy with all your children including Uwe, to see him once in a while and have him happy around you.

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    My mum in 2001 with a friend of the family

    It was the greatest fun for you to make people happy, to spoil your children and grandchildren in a very charming way and simply having us around you in your house and your wonderful garden. This dream was completely smashed by the criminal, crazy ideas of Lafayette Ronald Hubbard and all this horror started 1976 in Munich during a time when you and dad were very susceptible for these ideas because of the sudden death of your youngest son Jürgen in summer 1975.


    Love
    Markus
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2011
  2. Arthur Dent

    Arthur Dent Silver Meritorious Patron

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    Marcus,
    Your story is timeless. Your writing it keeps it real for others lurking and learning. In scientology one is urged to put the past behind them, bury it, in fact, if it has anything to do with the cult's wrong-doing. There is a built-in stifling and numbing effect the cult has on you when you have a complaint...there is so much that they use to overpower their crimes (aside from the useless efforts of osa)....greatest good, look at all the wins, we are in so many countries now, the world is going down while we are going up, the sea org and staff are dedicated, ksw #1, it's just a body, etc, etc....ad-nauseum. Insiders look at you incredulously when you tell them a story of wrong-doing and think you need to get over it....and shudder that you would put it "on their lines" lest their lives be infected and they are caused trouble.
    Infect away, Marcus. I hope the writing is therapeutic to you as well. :yes:
     
  3. Lurker5

    Lurker5 Gold Meritorious Patron

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    :bigcry: :console: :bigcry: Keep telling it Markus - keep telling the world.
     
  4. Nicole

    Nicole Silver Meritorious Patron

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    Deine Mutter wäre sicherlich stolz auf dich, wenn sie sehen würde, wie du für die Wahrheit kämpfst und dich für den Kampf gegen diese zerstörerische Organisation einsetzt... Manchmal wünschte ich mir, wir könnten die Vergangenheit ändern, aber wir haben nur die Chance die Zukunft zu verbessern.

    Danke für diesen ersten Teil deiner Geschichte...



    :bighug:

    Nicole
     
  5. Captain Koolaid

    Captain Koolaid Patron Meritorious

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    Powerful stuff, and poetic as well. I've seen you on TV, arguing with OSA Bot Stettler, and I admire your composure while listening to his lies and false justifications. Keep writing, I hope it helps you, and more and more people are listening now.
     
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  6. Dilettante

    Dilettante Patron Meritorious

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    Your words are so touching and gut wrenching. Your Mom sounds amazing and I hate what they did to her son. You sharing this is immense. Thanks. :yes:
    Dil
     
  7. Markus

    Markus Silver Meritorious Patron

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    Thank you for the nice words Arthur. And yes the writing is therapeutic as well - not because I'm not doing well and I'm stuck in a past painfull event as my true Hubbard and Miscavige believing father would say - I have a wonderful family and great friends arround, have a good job which I love and I'm doing very well - but because it is important for me to make it clear to myself and to the readers how all this could happen.

    I'm sure it will take a long time to write everything down - then I will relate every abuse and crime in this story to the writings of Mr. Hubbard in order to show all the Hubbard believers who are still around that it were his orders and crazy ideas that caused this horror story.

    Love
    Markus
     
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  8. Markus

    Markus Silver Meritorious Patron

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    Yes Dil - my mum was amazing and despite all this pain she had to endure she allways had a smile on her face and was a very active woman and did never stop to spread her love.

    Love and thank you for your touching words.

    Markus
     
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  9. Markus

    Markus Silver Meritorious Patron

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    Thank you Captain

    Love
    Markus
     
  10. Markus

    Markus Silver Meritorious Patron

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    Thanks to YOU Nicole

    I'm already working on the second part.

    Love
    Markus
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2011
  11. Markus

    Markus Silver Meritorious Patron

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    Yes I will keep on telling it - and there is so much more to tell.
    Thank you for your company you were allways with me on my long way - Thank you so very much - I really appreciate that.

    Love
    Markus
     
  12. Sindy

    Sindy Crusader

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    I sit here in tears, shaking my head. How may of these stories have to be told before the thing totally collapses? I'm not sure but, every one that is told is just one more nail in the coffin of a criminal, dangerous cult.

    Thank you for writing. You, your brother and your mum sound like such amazing, kind and caring people. :bighug:
     
  13. Markus

    Markus Silver Meritorious Patron

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    Thank you for your beautiful words full of compassion and understanding.

    Love
    Markus
     
  14. Markus

    Markus Silver Meritorious Patron

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    In the next days I will try to find some pictures to the text but the written part two is finished:

    My family in Scientology – part 2

    Carefree childhood and loosing a son to the front in a senseless fanatical war


    We had a very happy childhood in Friedrichshafen.
    We were living next to our grandparents house on ours mother's side.
    There was a large garden where we climbed on trees and nibbled sweet berries. We were playing soccer and hide-and-seek all day. In summer we always went to the beach of the Lake of Constance which was only one stone's throw away. Our grandfather was working in the shipyard and as a helmsman on the ferry. We visited him very often at work in the shipyard or on the ferry. It was great for us boys to watch the huge ships in the shipyard in winter when they were restored. The harbour was only about one kilometer from our home and right there near the landing stages of the ships was that very special place where we climbed on big birch trees in order to watch the ships landing or depart from the harbour. We went angling and in winter we went ice-skating on this beautiful lake near the Alps or drove into the mountains to ski.
    My mother was there all day long for her four children and our grandma was there just around the corner and so we got a lot of time, warmth and love from them both. We learned how to plant in the garden to cook marmalade from our grandma and our mother spent a lot of time doing handcraft with us.
    We had a dog and some hares in a hutch.
    In late autumn 1967 our brother Jürgen was born.

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    He had a cardiac defect and so all the attention of our parents and grandparents naturally went to this youngest and very ill child.
    Uwe was a real boy and always got up to some mischief. Sometimes maybe even just to get some more attention? And he was the oldest son of four children and thus often was responsible for everything bad that happened.
    I remember many situations where I felt that he was not treated with justice.
    1969 was an important year in his young life where things changed to the worse for him somehow. It was his first year in elementary school and he had bad teachers from the very beginning and I'm sure this was causing his aversion to school which I never had because I always was lucky with friendly and helpful teachers in my school career.
    The first years after 1967 when our sweet younger brother Jürgen was born - he was such a lovely boy with a great personality- the family managed the problems with his illness quite good. There were the grand parents just around the corner and so our mother had a lot of help from them in order to get the hard work done with four children and one of them very ill. Our father most of the time was at work and soon he got a better paid job in Ulm in the publicity department of Magirus Deutz - an enterprise which produced buses, trucks and fire-trucks.
    It was very stressful for our parents to drive so very often to Ulm with Jürgen because there was a very good university hospital with cardiac specialists.
    And soon they decided to move to a small village near Ulm called Oberelchingen.
    It was so hard for us all to leave our grandparents and the very beautiful and for children perfect surrounding near the marvelous Lake of Constance in Friedrichshafen.
    But soon we found many friends in Oberelchingen because many young families with children were living there. It was the year 1972 with the Olympic Games in Germany and we had the forest and a soccer pitch just around the corner and there were many building sites next to our terraced house where we found a lot of old building material which we used to built a little village for our children gang on a meadow.
    1974 was the year when Germany won the Soccer World Championship and we spent all the time at the soccer pitch and were so proud that we were World Champion.
    Our parents were very active in the community at that time. My father was the leader of the sports club committee and my mother was a sports instructor and active member of the church choir in the wonderful Catholic Church in Oberelchingen.
    The parish priest visited us every Sunday for a cold beer with my father. Jürgen was doing quite fine despite his illness and had his first day at school in autumn 1974 - he was a very handsome intelligent and wise child. This all sounds like a perfect picture-book family but soon there were dark clouds on the horizon and all twisted into a very bad direction.
    Still we were living in the beautiful village Oberelchingen where Napoleon once defeated the Austrians on his way to Austerlitz.
    But not everything was as great as it seemed to be. My mother was on her own with all the work in the house and four children and there was no grandma just around the corner any longer. Our father was still working all the time as far as I remember and was only at home on Sunday sometimes. And something was not ok at all with the relationship of our parents - this was very clear for us!
    Jürgen had to go to school since 1974 and this was the beginning of a very sad story.

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    Jürgen (left) in 1974


    Many children in his class were teasing him very badly because he looked different with his deep blue lips and because of his weakness in sports - of course all caused by his heart defect. But most of the children were very cruel to him anyway and soon he started to loose his hope and strength in his fight against his illness. After a complicated operation of the heart in 1975 he died not even 8 years young.

    The relationship between our father and mum was ruined years before but now after Jürgens death it seemed to be only a question of time that they would split up.
    Exactly in this time period our father got in contact with the Church of Scientology - well you can see very clearly how easy it must have been for the "body router" in Munich to lure him in for a personality test and how easy it must have been for the Div 6 Staff who "evaluated" the test to find the ruin of our father in order to get him on "the bridge to total freedom" and in addition our dad always was a fan of science fiction books like "Perry Rhodan" and Hubbard Horror novels. So it was very easy to lure this “piece” of “Raw meat” in as Mr. Hubbard is teaching it to his staff in Division 6.
    No wonder our dad was and is trapped so deeply in this cult - somehow I can understand it very good after knowing exactly how he was pushed in by such unfortunate circumstances.
    Our mother was trapped too because she wanted to save her marriage at all costs and maybe she thought Scientology could help her with this and with her grief about the death of her lovely child. But looking at it from the distance she only started with Scientology because she still wanted to please my father in order to get him back. Of course she had no chance against the woman who was at least 10 years younger and there were no children around when my father was meeting her secretly.
    It was a very chaotic time for us children - our first contact with Scientology was a "Communication Course" weekend at a lodge at the "Schäbischen Alb" near Geislingen. For me as a young 12 year old it was a torture to sit quiet on chairs all day long. I think it was the same for Uwe at that time - he didn't like this Scientology stuff but you know boys of that age are not talking too much - at least not about the last weekend on the "Communication Course".
    As soon as the Church of Scientology contacted my family our parents were away from us almost all the time. Or we were on course in "Dianetik Stuttgart" while our parents got some Auditing or tried to handle their marriage. I remember a time when we children had to live in the house of friends in the neighborhood because my mother got auditing in Copenhagen for several weeks and our father anyway was very seldom at home then. I don't know what he did exactly all that time but I know that he soon was the ED of "Mission Ulm" and he quitted his well paid job at "Magirus Deutz".-what a complete and irresponsible nonsense for a man who has the only income in the family to pay the rent for a house and support three children. And I know that Mum and Dad spent a lot of time in handling their marriage with Scientology Tech and that this failed totally. I remember how our dad forced us to do TR 0 at home even when we had some minor fights. It was not ok to be a child any more. One day my father placed a board in our house where every single work for us children was written down. Of course my mother still had to struggle alone with us in order to get us to do all this and of course my father was still not at home most of the time working and very often enjoying his “freedom” with this younger woman.
    In 1978 my parents split up completely – I’m sure my father used Hubbards insane imaginations of "Ethics" in order to find a justification to finally split up - and we were asked by a judge where we wanted to live - with our father or with our mother - all three of us wanted to stay with mum, so we had to move to Hörvelsingen in December 1978 into an old farmhouse because my mother couldn't pay the rent for the house in Oberelchingen any longer.
    Well the maintenance of my father as a staff member of the Church of Scientology was surely not enough to live with her three children so she had to go to work full time as a ward aid in the university hospital in Ulm. - A very hard job on a cancer ward. Poor mum. But she was working hard for us and still gave us a lot of love, time and warmth. After we moved to Hörvelsingen some family spirit came back for a short time - Uwe, my sister Heike and I had a lot of fun in this very little village. I was playing soccer all day and got up to mischief with my gang or spent all weekend on a meadow on the hill drinking beer and sleeping in a tend or under the stars and really fell in love with a very sweet girl. My sister and Uwe were in another group and organized regular parties at the attic storey of our house or just had fun every weekend at some beer feast or concerts of local rock bands.
    We were helping all together to run this family and we were doing fine enjoying our freedom but one day my brother suddenly disappeared. I know that Uwe worked in the "Mission Ulm" and suddenly one day he was recruited into the Sea Org in Saint Hill in England.
    Why? Well he was the oldest (16 years old) man in this family and I think he was not able to cope with that responsibility which was imposed on him by his mother and I'm sure the recruiters told him how special he was and that not everybody was allowed to join the most ethical group on this planet. In fact my family had no money left which could be robbed by this organization so they robbed Uwe in order to enslave him the rest of his life.
    As I said before Uwe always had a hard time in school and his father explained him again and again that the German school system was total nonsense and that only L. Ron Hubbard found the right way to learn and study - so of course he wanted to quit school forever! This was one of the first big traps in Uwes life.
    When he joined the Sea Org it was the first time he was dying for us - not because we were angry about his decision but simply because he never ever had really time for his family again from the day on he joined. He was gone for good and my mother lost a second child within a few years - this time because of this criminal fanatic cult.
    Looking back at all this years I must say that for my mother it must have been like loosing a son in a senseless stupid war which was started by an insane fanatical man.
    In 1979 Uwe went away to an imaginary front to fight for the “freedom of all mankind” and he never came back.
     
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  15. Lurker5

    Lurker5 Gold Meritorious Patron

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    OMG, this is heart wrenching - is going to be heart wrenching. :bigcry: I will bear up under it, because the world needs to know this. I need to know, even if I am not sure I can bear it . . .:nervous: But I will - for Uwe, for Markus - and his family -- For all who have had their familes destroyed - for all who have died - because of the cult of scno/co$. :bigcry:

    We have an obligation.

    Jesus H . . .
     
  16. Markus

    Markus Silver Meritorious Patron

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    Thanks again for being here with me - and thank you for listening.

    Love
    Markus
     
  17. Free to shine

    Free to shine Shiny & Free

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    Thanks for writng your story in more detail Marcus.

    It is so very important that the truth about 'scientology families' be known. It's different to an adult deciding to try something out; within a family there are different sort of pressures and expectations. Scientology + families = disaster. :bigcry:
     
  18. Nicole

    Nicole Silver Meritorious Patron

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    I totally agree with you...
     
  19. Auditor's Toad

    Auditor's Toad Clear as Mud

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    Thanks Marcus.

    I sincerely hope our lurkers and OSA bots read this thread.
     
  20. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Gold Meritorious Patron

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    The only way this story can have a happy ending is with the total destruction of Hubbards Church. Uwe will be avenged when the last brick is dust. God love you Markus.

    Rob
     

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