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Ramping Up the Threat Level

September 1, 2009

As reported in an earlier post, Flag is now using bald threats to try to force people to come to Flag. Certain OTs received a “summons” from the Director of Inspections and Reports FSO ordering them to report for services, with a threat of a Comm Ev if they dared to non-comply.

Well, it appears the level of threat and duress is increasing, as Flag becomes more and more desperate for income to support Miscavige’s expensive real estate addiction.

As reported on Marty Rathbun’s blog,

“The more truth that is getting out to the world about what is really going on with Miscavology, it seems the more desperate the crush push for money out of existing public is becoming. There are missions out in a number of cities that are using coercion and threat to force people to empty retirement savings accounts, get 2nd mortgages on homes and resort to a plethora of unusual and dishonest solutions to pay more money to the Church.”

Those who don’t cough up money are subject to “ethics investigations” including metered Sec Checks to find out their “crimes.”

Meanwhile, at the FSC Office in Los Angeles, they are desperate to meet their stiff quotas of number of people to Flag. They have been working to mobilize OTs in the LA area to get busy as FSMs and get one person a month sent off to Flag. Jeff Feher, the FSM I/C at the LA FSC Office, reports in his most recent e-mail that they haven’t been having much success. He says, “In running this [program] for the past week or so, I have come across a number of you who have bumped into an unwillingness of the prospect to come into the FSC Office which you weren’t able to handle.”

Damn right there was an unwillingness. But of course it had nothing to do with the heavy-handed threat-level tactics Flag is currently employing.

And his “solution”? There is now a missionaire from Flag who will go to your prospect’s home or business “with or without you there.” Oh great. So the solution to people’s unwillingness to come in is to send out a high-pressure Reg/Ethics Officer to give them even more pressure and threats – right where they live or work! Oh, great – that’ll work.

Meanwhile the Public Officer FSO, also on mission, apparently, to LA, also urges LA area OTs to get their prospects in to the FSC Office. And he warns that “Reports will be turned in on those not responding.”

We can expect to see more and more of this kind of desperate behavior in the future, more demands for money, more unusual solutions, and more ethics handlings, Sec Checks and conditions for anyone who does not comply with David Miscavige’s insatiable demand for money.

  1. September 1, 2009 3:18 am

    Over 110 public, many old timers of the past 30 years, have completed the FPRD at Flag last month according to the latest Source Mag. There were more FPRD grads than most other actions and courses listed. Kind of scarey to see that Miscavige is bullying the public into his agenda.

  2. September 1, 2009 5:22 am

    Wow that’s a good call Mary.

    What it means basically is that Miscavige views the public in general as out-ethics scum i.e. everybody must be an SP.

    What a Looney Tune!

    I just keep waiting for Porkie the Pig to come out from beyond the WB logo and say Th…tha…all folks!

    Or Kirstie Alley to start singing!

  3. concernedScn permalink
    September 2, 2009 2:58 pm

    What’s interesting is that there is so much pressure to fundraise/extort money out of parishioners right now, none of the supposed “150,000 Volunteer Ministers” (a claim made by Tommy Davis when talking to the S.P. Times) have been contacted to help with the CA fires.

    Normally with VM’s (Volunteer Ministers – I’m guessing there’s maybe 1 or 2 thousand in the CoS database) are contacted whenever there’s a natural disaster. Two such VMs I know (who have been contacted before to help with other natural disasters) have not been contacted at all about the CA fires.

    What I would like to see is the Church provide a list of the 150,000 VMs… Because all these VMs are in a database (so they can be contacted any time regarding a natural disaster). I doubt there are even that many Scientologists (worldwide) at this point.

    Feel free to explore this matter further by creating a new blog entry about the number of VMs…

    • Rebel Too permalink
      September 2, 2009 9:14 pm


      There was a single email that I received from a local LA DSA days ago when the fire first started asking for Volunteers to show up and report to one of the firestations. It said to let the firestation know you were with the C of S. That’s the only email I received about this that you mentioned. The area where the fires are have the largest concentration of Scientologists in the LA area too. And the largest concentration of OTVlls and Vllls. Where’s all that OT power now?

      When the Sunland/Tujunga mission opened up, hundreds of local OTs showed up to hear the police officer that spoke tell everyone that the crime rate had dropped considerably over the years in that area. The whole audience of a couple hundred OTs looked at each other “knowingly”. The Scientology influence was “obviously” the reason for this. And now? How come all these powerful “OTs” are allowing their area to burn up? Interesting view.

  4. September 2, 2009 9:39 pm

    Interesting observation Rebel Too. I’ve noticed that the decline of California almost parallels the decline of the Church of Scientology. Maybe there might be a causal relationship maybe not.

    All I’m saying that through the ’70’s and ’80’s this state was doing great. Budget in the black, considered the world’s eighth economic power, then in the ’90’s the state began to back slight passing a bunch of repressive and stupid laws, manufacturers started leaving the state in droves or just shut down because they never bothered to retool their industries from Defense to Civil , etc, etc.

    Meanwhile the Church of Scientology became the Church of Miscavigology and introduced more repressive arbitraries , kicked out all the Non SO working in SO Orgs, declares and disconnection became a common practice etc.

    Where they intertwined or just parallel?

  5. Hubbardianen permalink
    September 3, 2009 1:55 pm


    Shouldn’t your blog really be called “Leaving the Church of Scientology” instead of leaving scientology?

    Perhaps you have mentioned this somewhere else, but do you still consider yourself a scientologist, believeing in the tech, philosophy etc?

  6. rebel008 permalink*
    September 3, 2009 5:22 pm

    Sure, a more accurate name might be “leavingthechurchofscientology” or “leavingorganizedscientology” or something, but those are a bit awkward. I think most people understand the intent of the blog once they start reading it.

    As far as “believing in the tech” or “not believing in the tech,” I don’t think it’s an all-or-nothing, black and white proposition. Most Scientologists, once they leave the Church, sort out for themselves what is true for them and what isn’t – exactly as LRH says we should be studying Scientology.

  7. Hubbardianen permalink
    September 3, 2009 5:28 pm

    I agree, most stuff is very interesting, but Fair game, disconnection, wrong use of SP declare, too high prices etc I think (hope) most scientologists could do without.

  8. Jim Logan permalink
    September 4, 2009 3:44 pm

    That list of ‘do withouts’ is a good list. I’m a Scientologist and I do without them quite nicely.

  9. September 24, 2009 10:40 am

    Who knows, they may just get desperate enough to ask all the thousands of “SPs” they booted out.

    They might even start promoting in the Freezone.

    Anyone comes round to see me I will be pointing their faces in the direction of the Freezone.

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