Personal Integrity vs. Fear
LRH defines personal integrity in this way:
“Personal integrity is knowing what you know – what you know is what you know – and to have the courage to know and to say what you have observed. And that is integrity.”
Most Scientologists know that there is something deeply wrong with their Church. They have observed it for themselves:
Lockdown recruit cycles
Endless phone calls
Late night home invasions
Continual and unreasonable demands on one’s time
Unending demands for more and more money
Violations of Policy
Violations of HCOBs
Ethics handlings for missing events
Any one of us can add to the list.
So why don’t people speak out? Why don’t they complain? Why don’t they write reports?
We all know why.
They don’t want to stand up, to stand out, to be a target. They don’t want to be the one to be sent to the Ethics Officer, to be questioned, to be put on the spot.
They don’t want to endanger their OT Eligibility, or waste more time and money in Security Checks.
They don’t want to risk being declared, to risk being disconnected from their family, their friends. They don’t want to risk losing their job.
So they keep quiet. Observing outness after outness. Putting up with it. Tolerating it.
Watching their Church go down the tubes. Watching a few incompetents and SPs at the top destroy everything.
If ever there was a time for personal integrity, a time to stand against those things we know are wrong, that time is now.