Reading Between the Lines
Scientologists are becoming expert in “reading between the lines” of the letters and e-mails they receive from the Orgs. When dealing with Scientology’s doublespeak, it’s best to become adept in translating it into real-world terms.
A case in point: a recent ASHO Letter, from Jarret Rible, Bridge Tracking Officer, forwarded to me by someone still “under the radar.”
“YOU are important,” the letter begins. Of course we know what that means – you are important to our GI. But they are not going to say that. They are going to sound like a Tony Robbins seminar instead. “Factually you are one of the closest to achieving the State of Clear and then on to OT,” the letter continues. “Per our records, you are not currently receiving auditing or receiving very little auditing, which is costing you precious time and extending the number of hours you will need.”
OK, let me get this straight. If I don’t come in for auditing, it’s going to “cost me.” What are you going to do, increase my tech estimate? But of course the threats don’t end there.
“Also, and to be very direct, I hope that you are not involved in any out-ethics situation. If this is the case, we should get it sorted out. This is not meant as a make-wrong. I just want to get you going on the Bridge and help you with whatever that takes.” Such as, maybe, several intensives of Sec Checks?
“When LRH released New Era Dianetics he said, “It is interesting that when somebody has been skillfully mucking himself up for trillions and trillions of years that a NED Auditor can salvage him in under 100 hours!”
Sure, YOU messed yourself up. YOU’RE the one delaying and procrastinating. YOU’RE the one all messed up in “out-ethics situations.” WE’LL fix you up, for only, let’s see, 100 hours, eight intensives, at a reported $3,800 per intensive, that’s almost $30,000.
“We really take that to heart here,” the letter continues. “We take great pride in both the miracle wins our pc’s get on NED and the dramatic speed with which they get through. It does routinely take under 100 hours to get through your NED here, just as LRH says. We also recently got another CCRD Auditor back from Flag training, as well as another Power auditor, and have been making 1 or 2 Clears every single week.”
And this is supposed to be impressive – one or two clears a week? At that rate, they’ll Clear Los Angeles in, oh, about twenty thousand years. But then, they don’t have to “Clear the Planet,” do they? Not as long as they can line up a few $30,000 reg cycles.
“We are offering you to come immediately for service at ASHO, and we will take whatever hours you already have at your Org with minimal or no additional donation required, and get you through your NED auditing and to Clear.”
So, they’ll rip off any money you’ve paid to local Orgs. In today’s Golden Age of Desperation, it’s dog-eat-dog.
The best part is, the postage paid by the Church to deliver this gem was $4.98.
It doesn’t take much to read between the lines of this and the other letters and e-mails that Scientologists are receiving these days from the Church. It paints a picture of desperation, of an environment of threat and duress, and of pitifully small stats.