Post Game #4 – Whoa, Dial It Back
Well, what is there to say? The same lies about Disconnection – “No, it doesn’t exist, there is no such thing, Scientologists are not required to disconnect from anyone.”
The only upside is that any Scientologist watching the program knows they are lying. And they may well conclude, as Paul Haggis did, “To see you lie so easily, I am afraid I had to ask myself: what else are you lying about?”
I was amazed at Catherine Fraser’s response to my simple account of how we divorced. I was presented with divorce papers, already signed by her, and a Security Guard stood over me while I signed them. I was declared Suppressive and I have not heard from Catherine since. That’s a fairly simple and straightforward account of what happened. Her response? She virtually screamed:
“That is a lie! That is an absolute, utter, total lie! He paid for the divorce. He knew exactly what was happening. This is astonishing! He is a liar to the core! That is so not what happened!”
This response was so not like Catherine. It was as if a different person was speaking, someone shrill, abrasive and harsh. Catherine is none of those things. It was very obvious to me that she was coached and goaded into this type of behavior.
Secondly, she provided no specifics, other than “He paid for the divorce.” Of course I did, I paid for everything in the marriage – she had no money. I did. But we never discussed it.
Really, a more dialed back approach would have been more convincing. She could have calmly said, for instance, “no, that’s not true – we discussed it at length and agreed to divorce.” The only problem? We didn’t. Or she could have said, “No, that’s not true, we’ve spoken several times since he left.” Except we haven’t, so that would have been a lie too. Maybe the reason they are coached to be so shrill and strident is they really have no real facts to present. So they are coached to make it up with volume and intensity, and a lot of words like “absolute,” “total,” and “utter.” Sounds to me like a David Miscavige tactic.
As I say, it is very much against Catherine’s nature to act that way. After she made her statement, above, Anderson Cooper informed her of what I had said, that she had a heart of gold. Hopefully that reminded her of who she really is.