I have read a lot about you and your activities inside and outside the Church of Scientology. Many years have passed. At some point in the future we will all lose the opportunity to ask you for the full story. Furthermore it seems you signed some contract that does not allow you to speak out.
BUT, there is nothing that can stop you from telling the truth anyway. Please do us a favour and write down your entire story. Even a few pages would help us understanding the full picture. No institution can sue you in heaven. That is the right time to publish anything you want. It is an opportunity for truth.
Luckily I doubt that we have to wait that long. All contracts will expire as soon as the CoS vanishes. This should be an extra incentive for you. If you don’t mind thinking a few years into the future …
You will not be paid for this. You will never find out, who was helped by this. Nobody will say thank you. What I am asking for requires some compassion, hopefully the same compassion that made you the Tech-Wizard a long time ago.
There are also many others that should write down their stories despite having signed some gag agreements. It is not a duty to correct history. But it is an appropriate step forward to stop anything similar in the future.
Shakespeare, my good old friend. 400 years later and we still haven’t answered that question. I actually wanted to publish a different post today. But after reading Marty’s latest post I decided to squeeze this tiny one in.
It seems that not only the church will fall apart, we might also see a similar fortune overwhelming the independent Scientologists. We see groups appearing and disappearing. One of the most famous ones was David Mayo’s “Advanced Ability center”.
What I want to point out here again is the fact that LRH himself was evil. His technology does not work the way he described it. David Miscavige is changing the technology inside the church secretly and gets attacked for it. The freezone (to group the non church movements somehow) does pretty much the same. They are more open about it, but still claim that all is fine and it is Mr. Mythcabbage who is the SP. Nobody wants to see the real “why” which is Hubbard himself. Well, I should say the real “who” 😉 . Now they start fighting. They are all blinded by Hubbard.
I strongly believe that Scientology cannot survive unless you take the sweet raisins out of the loaf and throw away what is left. The basement is wobbly. So the question is not how to apply KSW. It should be: To KSW or not to KSW? This quickly leads us to: To squirrel or not to squirrel?
Which leads to: To be or not to be?
The “Independent Scientology” movement is having good intentions. The founders have their ideas and I am sure they had their considerations why they start copying the cult. Most likely they are applying Hubbard’s dogmas. Applying them destroys Scientology and not applying them brings Scientology to a natural end. Any better solution here? Any solution at all? I guess not.
What we need is more splinter groups. Some will survive. History has corrected itself constantly. And this is due to our human nature. Tyranny, dictators and kings disappeared, it has always been just a matter of time. So there is some truth in Hubbard’s words here: Man is basically good and there is hope.
While I am trying to cover eccentric aspects of Scientology, I should definitely mention Captain Bill Robertson (CBR, real name: William Branton Robertson).
CBR was Captain on the Apollo, the former 3280-ton motor vessel built in 1936 and in service as a cattle ferry on the Irish Channel crossing. The ship was constantly renamed. Its previous names were Royal Scotsman and then Royal Scotman. The story behind the various names is more amusing than any other gossip. Anyway, I am not going to cover the Apollo story here today.
Sometimes you hear about Scientology referred to as a “UFO cult”. I would say that especially CBR is the one who caused these false impressions. Most people from outside do not differentiate between the Church of Scientology and the splinter groups. There are many misunderstandings.
CBR told many stories about aliens and conspiracies. You could say that his fictitious stories were as creative, fascinating and overwhelming as the ones by Hubbard. The two were both aboard the Apollo and CBR did neither leave nor was he fired. This more or less implies that CBR must have lived in his own world that was not part of Scientology. Hubbard mentioned Space Opera and Body Thetans. He also made people paranoid about anything imaginable, but he never made such a fuss about aliens. Having been a member of the church cult I can assure that you never come across such stupid alien stories. CBR was the master of disaster concerning aliens. And even nowadays many people are still CBR’s Kool-Aid drinkers. Not only that he claimed his real name was “Astar” like “a star”, he also claimed Ron’s real name was “Elron Elray”, which coincidently sounds like “L.Ron”.
CBR’s recorded telepathy seminar is amazing I have to admit! When you listen to it you simply hope that something of what he says is true. This is a skill that everybody wants to have. You just might wonder why he never gave a demonstration. Please, if there is anybody out there, who can prove that I am wrong making fun of this, tell me! I do believe in telepathy, I had my own experiences with it, but the point here is, I do not buy any of CBR’s stories unless proven. I would be mad taking a single word of this guy for granted.
Let’s have a look at CBR’s strategy.
It seems he used the good old formula. He showed dedication to LRH, he told everybody about conspiracies, he had secret communication lines to LRH including telepathy and last but not least he invented god like stories about LRH. But should he not have known LRH’s real personality? CBR had been together with LRH on the Apollo, there is no way he could have missed that! Or was CBR brainwashed like mad? Maybe Hubbard hypnotised him like he did with others? Whatever the reason was, finally the fact remains.
Does CBR’s strategy sound familiar to you. David Miscavige (DM), yes, here he is again. Same classical strategy, LOL.
But let me also mention some good points about CBR. Comparing CBR with LRH and DM he definitely was an angel. He has built up an organization where it must have been fun to be part of it. The concept was new. The atmosphere at “Ron’s Org” is much better than the one in the Church of Scientology. At Ron’s Org is not all about money and people feel good about being part of the movement. And I would like to acknowledge his achievements here.