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Bringing on the Crazy

April 24, 2010

Just a quick note. If you missed it, Mike Rinder’s article on Marty’s blog is a must-read.

If anyone needs evidence that the Church of Scientology has entered its final meltdown stage, this is it.  Four of the seven people who ganged up on Mike in a public parking lot were senior executives of the Church. For them to exhibit this much crazy in a public place is beyond the beyond. For this much insanity to be leaking out of the Church means that the level of crazy at Scientology’s top level is a pressure-cooker of pure, gibbering lunacy.

If you’re still a Church member – read Mike’s account. These are your leaders?

This is so typical of Miscavige. You want to handle one person? Send out seven to gang up on him – with PI backup. Anyone can see that for what it is – cowardice of the most craven kind. Bloomberg and Lesevre should be ashamed of themselves. And let me just state that David Miscavige is the most cringing coward of them all. He could not face Anderson Cooper. He can’t face Mike Rinder – he had to hide behind seven people. You want to prove me wrong, Miscavige? Go on national TV.

  1. 007 permalink
    April 24, 2010 9:04 am

    Come on Miscavige! You made lame excuses to the St. Pete Times about it being “impossible for me to meet with you this week” and you were “at a loss to comprehend how the St. Petersburg Times can publish a story about me and the religion I lead without accepting the offer to speak with me”. They waited more than a month and you couldn’t even call them. Then Anderson Cooper & CNN waited over 5 months and you STILL chickened out!!! Are you going to make more excuses for the BBC interview?!?! You better make it good because although you’re not fooling anybody in the real world, pretty soon you’ll lose the trust of the die hard Scientologists. Then you’ll have nobody left to fool.

    We watching you with popcorn at hand.

  2. jim logan permalink
    April 24, 2010 2:30 pm

    The violence ended with Marty and Mike’s dismissal as stated by Tommy D and Guillaume and Norman and Jenny, on CNN and in the press. The violence ended! IT WAS MARTY!!!


    SHUT UP!

  3. April 24, 2010 3:25 pm

    This is exactly right Jeff. 100% right. Crazy is spewing out all over the kitchen.

    I think it won’t be long now.

  4. April 24, 2010 3:36 pm

    Mike Rinder (2010):
    They started right in — it was just like being in the hole — 7 people surrounding you yelling and screaming “You are a fucking SP”, “Stop doing what you are doing”, “You are going to die”, “You are trying to destroy Scientology”, “You are hurting your family”, “You disconnected from your family”, “You are killing your mother”, “Stay away from Benjamin” (this last was a little strange given the statements that I refuse to communicate with anyone in my family) etc. etc. etc. The rabble was led by Jenny Linson and Cathy Neal/Rubio/Rinder/Bernardini – doing a perfect imitation of DM frothing at the mouth and yelling obscenities.

    Anne Rosenblum (1980):
    I received phone calls from the Flag Rep, W.U.S. (my senior) in LA, who would yell and scream if the stats were down. I literally had to hold the telephone a few feet from my ear, not to get blasted away. I learned to yell also. It was drilled into me as a Flag Rep that “you put more pressure and fear into them than the reactive mind does, and that will force them out of their bank into complying”. This means that people who are not complying with orders are acting from irrational thoughts in their reactive mind (also called “the bank”). One does not particularly have any control over their “bank”, so you have to “force” them out of it. This was all done to make money and bring people into Scientology—the two main “stats” or objectives. I had done a 180° turn in personality. I had been “nice” and soft-spoken, etc. […] [L. Ron Hubbard] yelled even if the recording appeared flawless. Of course, everyone would agree with him, and jump to fix it. One day he was so furious with someone in A/V that he threw the person across the room.

    Insight: The culture of abuse can be traced back to L. Ron Hubbard. David Miscavige and al. perpetuate L. Ron Hubbard’s legacy of abusing people. In 1980, Anne Rosenblum, like David Miscavige, was part of the CMO. This is the school DM went, but unlike Anne Rosenblum, he graduated.

    So if one accept that the culture of abuses find its root in LRH, isn’t possible LRH conveniently designed his Scientology “teachings” in clever ways to render his own pattern of abuses acceptable — even required — to his followers, therefore explaining this documented pattern of abuses found in Scientology over decades?

    • April 24, 2010 4:53 pm

      I spent all of 1968 on the Royal Scotman. I witnessed the wrath of the ‘commodore’ many times. He was abusive and cruel, not the ‘best friend of mankind’ at all.

      On his instructions I was tossed into the harbor in Malta at 3 a.m. — a disgusting soup of excrement, dead rats and garbage. I was never told why I was punished.

      Yes, it is most definitely possible.

    • VaD - seeking own truth permalink
      April 26, 2010 11:26 pm

      R. Hill,
      I’m with you.
      Don’t think much of DM. He’s just “trying his best” to BE what LRH told in his “scriptures”.
      I read Mike’s article and many articles before that on Marty’s blog where they’ve kept pointing fingers at DM….I mean posters and commenters.
      With just that amount of attention he [DM] couldn’t help but become what you want him to be.
      I think it’ silly – to make him so important. “You get what you validate. LRH”

      you had experience. You will never more do the same. You could… then…when you were under influence.
      I understand you since I had the same… It wasn’t because LRH was alive but because he was “RIGHT!!!” He, and ONLY HE!!!! (God darn others!!!)”
      In other words I was indoctrinated into ultimate truthfulness of scientology, and along with that, into “ultimate untruthfullness of anythng else”.
      How silly I was! It was brnd new brainwashng system! Couldn’t believe I was brainwashed.

      Yet, there can’t be TWO truths in one’s mind.
      It’s either I’m a “thetan” or I’m ME.

      Well, here I’m speaking now against “saintness” of Hubbard.


  5. lunamoth permalink
    April 24, 2010 4:34 pm

    Yes, David Miscavige, “pope of scientology,” supreme leader of the fasted shrinking religion on Earth, pint-sized tyrant and pathetic bully. Consider yourself called out.

    Come out of hiding.

    Make a public appearance where you can be engaged in “2-way comm” by those NOT under your
    thumb, by those whose “eternity” and whose family and livelihoods you are NOT holding hostage.

    We know you’re listening. What are you afraid of?

    What are you afraid of?

  6. Mickey permalink
    April 24, 2010 4:36 pm

    Way to throw down the gauntlet Jeff!

    Have you read Chuck Beatty’s idea over on Marty’s post about having a press conference on Sea Org Day at Int or at least in Hemet? Since you’ve been a participant in one already, just curious what you think? I’m thinking it would have a huge impact and a quickening effect in stopping the abuses.

    Also, since I’m in the curiosity mode, what’s your take on whether DM is capable of the extreme Koresh/Jonestown scenarios? Is the guy really capable of going that far? Marty sure does. If so, then I think the idea of the press conference on the doorstep of the place it would obviously occur is then very warranted.


  7. ExVet permalink
    April 24, 2010 10:08 pm

    Speaking of the Pope, at least he isn’t hiding from the controversy coming out of his church these days. Can’t say the same for the Pope of Scientology, can we? Right, Dave?

  8. Rebecca-Tribecca permalink
    April 25, 2010 3:25 am

    If the Sea Org emissaries of David Miscavige can conduct assault and battery in broad daylight in open parking lot, one can ONLY IMAGINE what goes on behind the razor wire fences and gatehouse at GOLD Base.

    No wonder it is in complete lock down, a virtual prison with no free access in and out, no private phone calls allowed, only through an archaic phone system.

    There is almost no Management group that does not allow Blackberries and I-phones but not in that prison known as INT BASE.

    Then there is the matter of ripping off his car keys, 7 of them against 1, and they think it is OK to not permit a door of a car to be locked by the owner of the car and that they “Sea Org” have the right to rip off the personal possession of car keys.

    I have a heard through family that this is what they do at the scandalous INT BASE :
    They take away people’s car keys so that they unable to drive away.

    Miscavige runs his operation like a cartel. He takes away every bit of human rights.
    Communication with family members, the right to drive your own car, the right to read what ever publication you choose, the right to be on the internet, the right to have days off per employment guidelines ~~ and all this under the FRAUD of a 501C 3 “Charity” while he innures himself by living like a rock star.

    I think there will come a time when the Government and Media have enough complaints of this criminal enterprise to intervene.

    Even though Miscavige is bringing the Church down, I predict he will hang on til Government intervention.

    Thank God for whistleblowers like Marty, Mike, you Jeff, Steve Hall, and others.

  9. John Doe permalink
    April 25, 2010 4:26 pm

    David Miscavaige is coming unglued. He’s run out of solutions, and so his solution to that is to turn up the volume and try one of his failed solutions yet again. And now, he’s trying his gulag-style solutions beyond the razor wire of the int base!

    As an aside: LA org’s “Ideal Org” opened yesterday. If trends proceed as they have for other “Ideal Orgs” around the country, the place will be quite less than full in a few months at best. Yet this org is smack-dab in the middle of the largest Scientology field in the world.

    I just don’t see how people can buy into this much longer, no matter, at the next event, how deafening the music is or how frothingly exuberant Jeff Pomeranz’s narration becomes.

  10. Wallflower permalink
    April 25, 2010 7:32 pm

    WTF (sorry, but this is a church?!?)…

    • Wallflower permalink
      April 25, 2010 9:05 pm

      hope this is easier (remove the *s)

  11. Ceileen permalink
    April 26, 2010 5:06 am

    Yes, wouldn’t that be loverly? To see dm try to defend his insane actions on national tv.
    whooo yaaa, really puts a very funny picture there. But, of course, we know he won’t because he is such a coward. Then, again, he might just get crazy enough to do it.
    It is shameful what was done, in the name of what I can’t imagine.

  12. marshal permalink
    April 27, 2010 6:05 am

    I just read 100s of comments on Marty’s blog in response to Rinder’s story. It got me wondering how the people who were Rinder’s targets (back in the day) might be feeling about all the sympathy being heaped on him for having to “endure” a few minutes of the same treatment he dished out for years. Poor Mike.
    Yeah, right.

    Yes, the church of mestology, miscavology, dmonology, whatever, is insane. But come on, who are we talking about here? He was the Executive Director of the Office of Special Affairs, for crying out loud!

  13. someone permalink
    April 30, 2010 4:46 pm

    I think the more that people murmur words of sympathy to Mike and Marty about the inappropriate treatment scientology is dishing out to them, the greater will be the poor lads’ burden in the long run. And I’m not even being untruthful or deceptive. People on the receiving end of such treatment deserve my sympathy.

    So I keep murmuring. May it contribute to their cognitive dissonance and lead to some serious self-reflection.

    As an outsider I must say scientology seems to have a much different understanding of responsibility and accountability from my own. And Jeff, I’ve watched many ‘ex’ interviews, you are one class act. Your response to your ex-wife was superb, and on national TV to boot. Props to you from this anon.

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