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Types of SP

October 29, 2010

Last year, I wrote a satirical essay about the “types of SP.” I never published it on this blog, but it seems it’s time to revisit the subject, as apparently the Church has now invented several more classes of SP.

With so many people getting declared these days, the C of S has quite a time keeping them all straight. Even though they declare someone, that does not mean that they can now talk to other SPs. Oh, no. The Church has to have ways of keeping some SPs from talking to other SPs. They have to keep SPs from speaking out. And there are even SPs that can’t leave the Int Base!

So here’s my updated list of “Types of SPs.”

Int Base SPs: Most people don’t know that Miscavige has declared most of Int Management. That’s right, they are declared SP. Yet they can’t leave the Base. They are on total lockdown, spending their time “applying their A to E steps,” doing physical labor, and generally trying to kiss up to Miscavige. People like Guillaume Lesevre, Marc Yager, Heber Jentsch and a reported 40 or 60 others. They stay in the Hole, also known as ‘SP Hall.’ This has been going on for about five years. Of course, they can’t communicate with other SPs. They can’t communicate with anyone off the Base!

Provisional SPs: I had experience with this one. The person is “declared SP,” a declare order is written and published, and the person is informed that they are declared but the declare is “held in abeyance” pending their good behavior. They are told that their declare is “provisional. If they shape up and do as they are told, then maybe it will be cancelled. When I was sent out to the PAC Ranch, as described in Counterfeit Dreams, it was with just such a “provisional declare.” Most of the Int Base Execs have “provisional declares.”

Verbal SPs: They don’t actually issue SP declares any more – they are “confidential.” Since they can’t show anyone anything in writing, it’s usually verbal: “so-and-so is an SP,” or just “You shouldn’t be talking to so-and-so.” There are a whole bunch of code words and phrases:”So-and-so has gone over to the dark side.” “So-and-so has been in comm with squirrels.” “So-and-so is disaffected” (or, as we say, “disinfected”). A good Scientologist is supposed to take the hint, disconnect from the person, and never, never ask questions or ask to see it in writing.

Tame SPs: These are the people who, although declared SP, are ‘working on their A to E steps’ and paying off their Freeloader Debt. They are quiet, compliant, and don’t make waves. And they even do certain chores, like spying on other SPs and reporting to OSA. And they never, never talk to “bad SPs.” Some of these have been bought – they were paid cash settlements, or were offered “deals” where they are allowed to talk to their family or have their Freeloader Debt cancelled. Even though “declared,” they are still very firmly under the Church’s thumb.

Good SPs: They aren’t necessarily doing their A to E steps, and they are not paying their Freeloader debt, but at least they don’t speak out and they don’t make waves. They are quiet. They may read the chat groups and internet sites, but they don’t post under their own names. They don’t make any trouble for the Church, at least not openly. They are nice and quiet. They may be reading and looking and thinking and talking, but they keep it “under the radar.”

Bad SPs: These are the ones that make trouble. They write about their experiences on the inside. They reveal the abuse, the lies, the fraud. They talk to others. They post under their own names. They demonstrate. They speak out. They are not quiet.

Borderline SP: Thanks to Karen De La Carriere for alerting me to this one. This, apparently, is a Scientologist who does not go to events, or, if they do, are a little slow standing up for David Miscavige’s standing ovations, or a little too quiet with their “hip-hip-hoorays.” And yes, they have OSA staff at the events, looking at the attendees and texting their seniors if anyone shows “bad indicators.” That’s right, they spy on attendees and report in real time. A “borderline SP” is a Scientologist who reads thing they are not supposed to on the internet, or talks to people the Church thinks they shouldn’t be talking to. It’s someone who doesn’t report when they are told to, or donate when they are told to.

There may be more types of SPs, but these are the classes I know of.  Hey, there are plenty of classifications for everyone. So it’s not just 2 ½ percent anymore – it’s a game anyone can play.

Or not. Personally, I couldn’t care less what labels Scientology hands out. Because outside of their tiny little dysfunctional totalitarian empire, no one cares.

Added Note:

You can see where this is heading, can’t you? Having stripped the term SP of any real meaning it may have had and turned it into a political term, the next step will be the complete commercialization of the word. Thus, we’ll have:

The Negotiable SP: SP will become a marketable commodity. Except in reverse. Instead of getting people to want it, you get people to want to get rid of it.  And you offer to cancel the declare if they do exactly what you want. “If you do us this favor, we’ll cancel your SP declare.” “If you speak out publicly against the bad SPs, we’ll cancel your SP declare.” Maybe they’ll even start accepting a cash payment, just like the Medieval indulgences!

Actually, it’s a pretty good reverse marketing gimmick. Invent a derogatory term, label people with it, then offer to “remove the label” if they do something for you.

“You’re declared a Boojum.”

“What’s that?”

“It means you’re a very evil person!”

“But wait a minute, I’m not an evil person!”

“In that case, do exactly what we tell you to do and we’ll cancel your Boojum declaration. And, today only, we’ll also offer you a dozen virgins when you get to heaven.”

Clever. People might even fall for it.

If they don’t figure out that it’s just the meaningless babble of a dying cult.

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53 Comments
  1. October 29, 2010 4:48 am

    i don’t care about labels either but hey if they are gonna label the players, i would much rather play with the bad sp’s, they’re more fun 🙂 they have a better sense of humor. so i guess that makes me a big bad sp by association per their rules lol. i always preferred the anti hero anyway 🙂 in the end, we always win 🙂

    • October 29, 2010 12:12 pm

      …”There are things that go bump in the night.’

      “We are the ones who bump back.”

      Fuckin A right. You bet we are!

      • October 29, 2010 10:13 pm

        To Alanzo,

        So, how’s getting rid of the church’s tax exemption going? are you making any headway? cause last i heard, you said, soon lol 🙂 i also saw you picked up on the ftc thing, kudos to you, spread the word, the ftc is a good place to start. from there it can grow, get bigger and bigger. fines galore. make so much fuckin noise, they’ll have to shut the place down. ethic’s it’s a universal theme 🙂

        btw, anyone seen the superpower promo? the final 500, looks like the final 5 to me, bsg lol. you have to be a fan to get it and i’m starbuck 🙂

  2. plainoldthetan permalink
    October 29, 2010 5:58 am

    I think you missed other subgroups of Borderline SPs.

    Those are those on OT VII for over 10 years who have gone into apathy and returned their materials and said FIJFI.

    Those who completed OT VII but who are now redoing their Purif, or Objectives, or OT III, or OT V, or OT VII.

    Those who completed OT VII as becoming “cause over life”, exhaled, and joined the ranks of “not the effect of the church”.

    Those who finished a major training action such as Grad V or Class VI, realized that the game had become “keep him in the church auditing for us for free” and who slipped into the night not having completed their internship.

    Those who discovered the church game and stopped selecting their friends and family up the Bridge.

    Those who manifested open hostility to Materials Insultants and are on the “don’t call” list.

    Those who managed to keep their offspring out of the Sea Org long enough for the offspring to graduate, get a job, and understand what life really is on this planet.

    Those who were written up for showing signs of disinfection and said FIJFI, resulting in a blown student declare, which gave them permission to never return to the church.

    Those who were written up for not liking the Int event they went to, and when they tried to get the KR pulled, were told to come in for sec-checking at their own expense. They didn’t come in, but they ain’t a comin’ back, neither.

    Those who signed an I-HELP license agreement only to find out that it put them on a list of persons to be suppressed by the church unless they were auditing for free inside the church.

    Those who watched the Anderson Cooper and/or Nightline coverage and are waiting, off-lines, watching the internet, for the first signs that the church isn’t behaving like what it supposedly detests. A reactive mind.

    No wonder that the Sea Org is in “condition one”.

    The list of loyal mindless scientologists is growing shorter by the day.

    • Jeff permalink*
      October 29, 2010 4:23 pm

      Great summary list.

      • October 29, 2010 7:14 pm

        I second that!

        There is probably a lot of us “borderline SPs” hanging out at the periphery who are also considered “disaffected” or as you more accurately say Jeff “disinfected” who are deluged with calls to come back into the org and those who are “still in” (physically but not spiritually) who are doing some time wasting course like “the Basics” so they can keep their job with some WISE company or so they can stay in comm with their children who are in the SO or remain married to their “kool aid drinking” spouses who haven’t cognited that Scientology doesn’t exist in any form within the organization and all it is now is a big real estate scam.

        (Any lurkers who are reading this should know by now that the “Ideal Orgs” that are purchased with your money do not belong to the organization that you donated money to but to the “International Landlord” and that the staff of that so called “Ideal Org” still have to pay rent on top of maintenance and taxes if they exist in an area where Scientology hasn’t been accepted as a religion)

        However all us “borderline SPs” serve a purpose as an embarrassing insurgency, fifth column or espionage activity who expose this and other fallacies and best of all drive OSA crazy 🙂

        Also maybe they have come to realize that if they declared all of us “borderline SPs” they’d have very few if any “public” left.

        So the orgs “ideal” or not are simmering pots of dissension slowly coming to a boil while the actual suppressives are trying to keep the lid on.

        However some day that lids going to blow.

    • October 30, 2010 7:25 am

      This is very clear and a good study. Thanks!

  3. Scooter permalink
    October 29, 2010 6:16 am

    Whatever happened to “if it isn’t written, it isn’t true?”

    My Declare was “stolen from the staff noticeboard” – that’s what was told to someone who wanted to see it.

    So it never made it to me more’s the pity – I would have loved to share it with all my friends to show just how petty and insane the Co$ really is.

    So if OSA’s reading this, can I have my Declare please?

    I’ll even stop going to the media if you like – for a week. 🙂

    • October 29, 2010 8:14 pm

      Oh Scooter, you silly.

      For der leader, it is always written. Written in the stars. If you were not such a lowly being, if you had stellar OT powers, you too could read “The Writing On The Walls.”

      “What walls?” you might ask. It’s the wall that makes the Wall of Fire look like a ladyfinger. A nuclear explosion compared to a puff of cigarette smoke. A hill by comparison you’d call a valley. It’s the Wall of DM. The wall of the determined midget to prevent freedom for anyone.

      And upon that wall, messages appear with such rapidity that ten thousand stenographers would be inadequate to transcribe. A million, trillion monkeys typing on a million trillion tiger computers as just developed in China would prove inadequate.

      Written?

      Boy, we ain’t seen anything yet.

      Michael

  4. October 29, 2010 6:35 am

    Jeff,

    You crack me up dude!!!!!

    I just realized while Dave was running the show I was one of them “borderline SPs” which could be further defined in Spiro Agnew’s enlightened words (probably one of Diamond Dave’s heros) as one of those “nattering nabobs of negativity”( meaning that I reported out tech, ethics and admin which practically became a full time job and refused to go to any of their BS events) before I got the f*ck outta Dodge.

    Whew!!!!!

    Thanks man 🙂

    Ml

    RJ

    I feel better now

  5. October 29, 2010 8:39 am

    Being a bad SP myself it’s good to see it in writing. This article inspired me.

    The Church of Miscavige is a bloody nightmare.

  6. Fidelio permalink
    October 29, 2010 9:52 am

    OMFG; Jeff, that’s hilarious! I get you man, I get you now….

    THAT’s the management org board they are sweating over in SP Hall!!

    And in total telepathical crystallization, you publish it finally for broad public distribution! I can’t BELIEVE it. I …, I…

    Thanks for the roaring laughter…… OMFFG….LOL

    Fidelio

  7. October 29, 2010 9:57 am

    Absolutely hilarious!

    My best friends are “bad SPs” and I am getting calls from “Good SPs” and “Borderline SPs” every week asking about repair auditing!

    The stigma is almost completely gone from being declared SP, but we haven’t quite progressed to the state where we wear “Ask why I am an SP” T-shirts.

    Pity. It could be a great conversation starter and pick-up line for the younger set. 🙂

    • October 29, 2010 8:16 pm

      David,

      One day, we will pull out those antique SP declares and lovingly show them to our grandchildren. See, darling, this shows I didn’t submit,” you’ll say, patting her on the head.

  8. Cool Observer permalink
    October 29, 2010 10:13 am

    This inflation of new SP genders is only puzzling, if one beleives that Hubbard’s original data on the Anti-Social Personality is based on valid and proven scientific research. There’s no proof that talking in generalities or being unable to finish a cycle of action is anti-social. The PTS/SP course does not raise people’s comfront or ability to “detect evil”, it makes people suspicious and paranoid.
    The anti-social personality is what communist dictatorships call counter-revolutionaries, and just as tyrannical govenrments invent more and more characteristics to justify the persecution of more real or perceived enemies, a tyrannical “religious leader” expands the characteristics of SPs to stop the remaining flock from taking their blinders off.

    • Valkov permalink
      November 4, 2010 8:47 am

      There is actually a clinical meaning to the term SP as a personality disorder kind of thing, but this is of course not taught in the Co$, because if it was, DM would immediately become visible to all and be “spotted” as an SP himself.

      Jeff actually has a very good post about it. The true SP personality is very similar to what is called the “Sociopathic Personality” by psychologists and psychiatrists. It is likely they are looking at the same kind of personality, but are using a somewhat different nomenclature to describe it.

      In the Co$, the term SP was politicized and on DM’s watch, the Ethics materials were among the first to be altered, and is now totally used in the way you describe. But that is a perversion of the original clinical meaning.

  9. ExIntStaffMember permalink
    October 29, 2010 12:09 pm

    As the “church” no longer seems to publish Declare orders, I wonder if it is because they fear being sued for having libelled (through written defamation) the victim to their Scientology friends and family? If that is the case, lacking an actual written Declare order, perhaps slander suits (for verbal defamation) would work instead? It’s food for thought anyway. Think about it – your friends, family and even your Scientologist employers now think you’re a pariah because of something the “Church” told them. As a result, they now refuse to speak to you and will have nothing at all to do with you. If that is not defamation, I don’t know what is.

    • October 29, 2010 8:17 pm

      Like “alienation of affection” in a divorce.

    • plainoldthetan permalink
      October 29, 2010 10:21 pm

      Someone has already forwarded details on the validity of your theory about the non-posting of Declare orders. See comments on my article on this at http://www.scientology-cult.com/dms-double-secret-declares.html.

      • ExIntStaffMember permalink
        October 30, 2010 9:09 am

        Fascinating. We may be on to something here. If you are told by a relative or friend or employer that you have been declared and they are disconnecting from you, you could then file a lawsuit on the church for slander and demand a copy of the Declare order in the discovery process. I’m no lawyer by any stretch of the imagination, but it seems to me that it is feasible for such an avenue to be pursued. If the church fails to produce a declare order, they have no right to stop you from turning up on the property to go to events, talk to friends and so on because you are still in “good” standing. Eventually someone from the church is going to have to tell you that you are declared. If they do that in writing it is libel. If they do it verbally it is slander. Just thinking out loud.

  10. October 29, 2010 12:21 pm

    Loved your Venn Diagram, Jeff.

    I gotta get me one of those!

    You forgot one class of SP: the Anonymous SP!

  11. Panda permalink
    October 29, 2010 12:33 pm

    Excellent, Jeff!

  12. Skydog permalink
    October 29, 2010 12:44 pm

    Being bad is more fun than being good.

  13. Aeolus permalink
    October 29, 2010 1:58 pm

    Silly me. I thought the purpose of the Church declaring someone an SP was to help us identify and avoid the dangerous individuals among us, so we didn’t become one of the “cowed and ill associates” that surround such people.

    Since we can’t rely on the goldenrod, maybe we can identify the SPs by spotting those cowed and ill associates. Oh, wait. I just spotted a big cluster of them near Hemet.

  14. R. Hill permalink
    October 29, 2010 3:06 pm

    “They don’t actually issue SP declares any more”

    Well, Brian “anonsparrow” Mandigo received his SP declare ‘live’ last July: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSWGzjos0nc#t=370

  15. Dan permalink
    October 29, 2010 3:34 pm

    As soon as I read about the OSA reporting on the behaviour of the crowd at events, I flashed back to a scene in NationalGeographic’s “Inside North Korea”. The North Korean’s over-the-top praise for their dear leader is sickening, and you can just feel their fear. Any hesitation, or doubt, or misdirected praise could get these people sent to a prison camp. Sound familiar? Whether it’s LRH or Miscavage running the show the result is the same. If you want to know what the world would look like if Scientology achieved critical mass, watch this documentary.

    • Cool Observer permalink
      October 29, 2010 4:57 pm

      When Stalin ended his speeches, everybody cntinued clapping, because nobdy wanted to be spotted as the one who stopped first. Stalin often remained at the podium, he clearly enjoyed bathing in the fear of his subjects.

      • Valkov permalink
        November 4, 2010 8:57 am

        Thus Stalin was an SP, whether you read that as “Suppressive Personality” or “Sociopathic Personality”. A turd by any other name….

        Unless you think he was just a poor misunderstood boy from Georgia….?

        (Stalin was not Russian, he was from the small country of Georgia, which had been oppressed by Russia through much of it’s history. Stalin made sure his homeboys in Georgia were not drafted to go fight the Nazis during WWII, and that they were all well fed righ there at home in Georgia, while starving Russian boys were dying on the front lines.)

  16. sherrymk permalink
    October 29, 2010 6:27 pm

    Hilarious Jeff. You certainly have a way of demonstrating a point!

  17. AMY'S MOM permalink
    October 29, 2010 7:07 pm

    Great job, Jeff! This is completely hilarious! Mark and I finally got the word that we’ve been declared. Haven’t seen it in writing, of course. It’s not a very exclusive club anymore, but we are still so proud to be an integral part of the Goldenrod Age of Scientology! With this club comes dues, though: You must accept freedom to be, to do and to have and be willing to grant it to others. Not too bad a price to pay. 🙂

  18. October 29, 2010 8:06 pm

    I have a funny story to tell. When Maureen was living with us and working on a new life with out scientology handlers etc. She told the LA Times the story about staying up all night for days to create a field of flowers for Tom and Nicole to run thru.
    The “handler” who used to check on her often was from OSA LA. She is the one that put her in a Scn boarding house, got her a Scn Job, and other things. Maureen was truly on a leash and she was breaking free.

    The “Handler” asked to meet her at a restaurant, where upon she was handed her own Declare due to telling a true story to the LA Times.

    Then the handler said, I hear that you have been hanging out with Nancy Many. You better watch it because she is in big trouble and things are going to happen to her.

    Maureen, as a valued friend, asked “What is she doing, I can talk to her and get her to stop”

    The OSA LA handler answered ” I don’t know, I don’t have security clearance to know that, but I just know she is very very bad”.

    Maybe that was my declare –(LOL)

    • Jeff permalink*
      October 29, 2010 8:36 pm

      “I don’t know, I don’t have security clearance to know that, but I just know she is very very bad.”

      Perfect. Scientologists, even staff, even OSA, are not allowed to know what all these “SPs” have done. They are just told that they have done “something bad” and therefore you can’t talk to them any more or associate with them any more. “Don’t ask any questions or you’re next.”

      • Valkov permalink
        November 4, 2010 9:09 am

        I have got the idea from people who were “in”, that the upper mangement levels were incredibly stratified even in the 1970s, and did not communicate with those who were “beneath” them in some way. It seemed to be like a caste system, with lots of “pecking order” involved.

        Now, I am guessing, it is more like a communist “cell” system but with the added touch of mistrust of everyone else thrown in,like it was in the Soviet Union, because your own kid or wife or neighbor or co-worker could report you for “thoughtcrime” and have you busted.

        It’s a system where people do not communicate and share information. The only information theyare allowed, is what DM wants them to have. If that can be called “information”.

    • October 29, 2010 10:15 pm

      to nancy

      So, they declared you an sp? for what, having a meltdown and surviving it? lol 🙂

      • November 4, 2010 6:00 pm

        yes, because I did not die like Lisa or Greg or all the other friends of ours who have been driven to suicide…. And my GAWD I am even helping people who want to leave……
        Horrors, too horrific for an SP declare.
        n

      • November 4, 2010 9:01 pm

        so now they are declaring people for surviving, if that isn’t suppressive and out ethics, i don’t what is. ethics, it’s about surviving and not succumbing. i guess they wanted you to die like me, and wanted us to go away, quietly, to keep their little dirty secret a secret. sweep, sweep under the rug, non confront etc. etc.

        kudos to you nancy for helping others, even though they were part of the group that tried to do you in. you’re responsibility level is higher than most. and i commend you for having the compassion, love and understanding that david miscavige’s church does not have and never did have.

        but don’t worry, it will come back to them 10 fold if not more, and i will feel great that justice is served 🙂

      • November 5, 2010 4:20 pm

        can you imagine, not only did I survive, but I testifyed against them, know DM personally, and wrote a book.

        What were they going to do to me? Kill me? They had already tried that once.

        And they know everything I have in my book is true, and wonder if I’m going to share any other info with the outside.

        or, maybe they just don’t have enough ink left to write up all the declares(lol)

      • November 5, 2010 6:42 pm

        yes i can imagine it. i think you would make an expert witness to testify in court. it’s too bad, that neither of us came out in the lisa mcpherson trial.

        it would have shown a history, a pattern of behavior to the jury of what the cofs is doing and has been doing to their own parishioners.

  19. Tara permalink
    October 29, 2010 11:07 pm

    Seems I’ve been on the border for 10 years now… 😉

  20. Mockingbird6 permalink
    October 30, 2010 3:50 am

    OMG I finally know what kind of SP’s we are. I fall into the Borderline–the field’s not supposed to talk to me but lord knows why from their viewpoint, and stepdaughter falls into the verbal SP category for calling it as she sees it!

    The correct indication just blows down for me! Thanks, I needed that! M6

  21. Frankie permalink
    October 30, 2010 5:08 am

    This is great! I LOVE the new levels!
    Now we can mock up a status game, just like the IAS membership levels.
    “Bad SPs” can be at the highest level and “Tame SPs” at the bottom, as you move up the levels you can get prizes!!!!
    The only game where everyone wins!
    I better get busy achieving higher status!

  22. Karen#1 permalink
    October 30, 2010 6:25 am

    Jeff ~~

    Super article.

    Now there was a day and time when the Scientology community was carefully indoctrinated into who the SPs of the planet were ~~

    ++++All Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Psycho-analysts. All of them
    ++++All Journalists, all media, all networks, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, the deeper SPs (some SPs are deeper than other SPs ~~ Anderson Cooper, John Sweeney, Martin Bashir ~~ LOL)
    Media includes LA Times, St. Pete Times. BBC publications, anyone who printed something
    adverse was deemed a Bad Bad SP.

    ++++All Government Agencies ESPECIALLY FBI after the 1977 raids, AMA for raiding and confiscating the E meters, the IRS let’s not forget the events that screamed at the depth of SP the IRS had sunk to !!!!!!!!

    +++++So how did the IRS flip from being a Deep SP to a good *FRIENDLY* agency ?

    $$$$$$$$ Baby, $$$$$$ Show me the money !!!
    501C3 Tax exemption makes a deep SP enemy Government Agency NO LONGER an SP. Overnight. Just like that !

    Does Money $$$$$ make you SP or not SP ????

    There was a time when SPs were mostly EXTERNAL. Out there. As listed above.
    But DM’s Cult in recent decades has indeed turned inward.

    The new breed of SPs are SO Veterans. Especially those who have served decades.
    Especially those who have worked for peanuts with SLEEP DEPRIVATION and hard labor.
    Especially those who have been punched, beaten and assaulted by Miscavige.

    Only 6 months ago DM said how GOLD staff up there were a bunch of worthless criminals not worthy of the food they were given or the bed they had to lie on.

    True story.

    Ahhhhhhh the World of the “Church” of Scientology. Truth is stranger than fiction.
    You can’t make this stuff up.

    • October 30, 2010 8:15 am

      to karen, yep, it’ all about the greenbacks for DM and his church. They don’t value human life. they only care about money that is what they worship. the church i joined in 1986 cared about human life and mankind. the church today doesn’t.

      i think we should all celebrate our sp ness lol 🙂 splurge on it lol 🙂

      and hey if alanzo comes thru getting rid of the tax exemption status, we can really have a rockin party, everybody will be free 🙂 now that’s a celebration of life 🙂

    • October 30, 2010 9:00 am

      Karen,

      Don’t you know that pretty well all Government agencies are now FODs (Friends of Dave).

      He said so in ’93 when he announced the war was over.

      Especially the IRS who deputized him as the Chairman of the CTCC (Church Tax Compliance Committee) a handle he doesn’t use in public but is part of the no longer Secret Closing Agreement.

      So he’s not only the COB but a COC as well.

      Also while Davy is living high on the hog tax free with abundant slave labor to fulfill his every whim. Any suc…er I mean parishioners now have to pay all their owed taxes to Uncle Sam in order to be eligible for their OT Levels….

      Isn’t that nice?

      Unless of course they give it all to Da…er I mean the Church.

      Swell huh?

      At least if you pay taxes you can keep some of the money for yourself.

  23. Paolo permalink
    October 30, 2010 12:15 pm

    There was a time a mighty church of scientology was fighting every battle outside its territory, in the enemy camp. Today, one retreat after the other, the church is fighting its own people (the people who have served it for many years, the field auditors, the wise members, the ot’s, the non compliant sea org members, the public who do not donate) on its own territory. It is involved in internal battles and it’s well on its way toward total introversion.

    On top of it, one defector after the other, DM is losing all of the the people who used to at least try to mitigate his approach and therefore his own paranoia is more and more unchecked.

    Continuing down this road, DM will soon start to fight against himself by engaging in self destructive activities.

    Paolo

  24. Aeolus permalink
    October 30, 2010 1:53 pm

    Jeff,

    Reading through your post again, something clicked and I realized the Church has long collapsed the concepts of suppression and counter-intention. Some of the traditional ‘SPs’ probably had the intention to oppose Scientology, but most of them were just on a different path that didn’t happen to align with ours.

    Same with the ex-members. Some work to expose the abuses, but others were just unwilling to give more money when it was demanded, or had ‘other fish to fry’ like wanting a family life, a day of personal time now and then, or an outlet for their creative abilities. Something other than 100% dedication to Command Intention, and therefore they must be suppressive.

    This gets to a truly insane level in the fevered mind of the Degraded Midget. In his need to be the ‘only one’ he sees counter-intention not only from anyone who might expose his crimes, but from anyone who might be talented enough to accomplish something and steal a moment of spotlight away from him. In other words, almost everyone. None of them fit exactly into his imagined ideal scene, and therefore they are all suppressive.

    One of the LRH concepts that I have found to be particularly useful is his listing of social and antisocial characteristics, but nowhere on the antisocial list does it mention ‘people or groups with their own agenda’.

  25. Karen B permalink
    October 30, 2010 4:08 pm

    Your absolutely right! DM and his addled zombies use declares to control staff and public. I never received a declare when I blew staff, not until almost a year later when I tried to put the orgs ethics in for failure to send my W-2 so I could file my taxes. I was nice, just a simple nudge…please send my W-2 so I can file my taxes. I got them with a freshly written declaration.

    Just as the nagging parent ceases to be effective in disciplining a child, DM’s declarations of SP no longer have impact and are just another impotent effort to claim his ultra importance as leader of a corrupt and criminal church.

  26. Jeff permalink*
    October 30, 2010 6:44 pm

    I just updated the post and added one more…

  27. Karen#1 permalink
    October 30, 2010 8:51 pm

    THE NEGOTIABLE SP

    What a Hoot ! Jeff, you have hit on something.
    Proposal

    1)
    Stop reading Jeff’s blog.
    Promise not to post on the web
    Publically state you will never again purchase http://counterfeitdreams.com/
    Write a statement to publically disavow Jeff Hawkins

    and Voila ! Your Boojum declare will be overturned.

    But Wait, there’s another category.

    THE FLIP FLOP SP.

    I invite the well informed readers of this blog to define FLIP FLOP SP.

    Best response will receive GOLD MERITORIOUS DIAMOND LAUREATE plaque

  28. October 30, 2010 11:07 pm

    Nice summary. I covered some of this earlier – perhaps of interest;
    More on SPs and declares

    • Valkov permalink
      November 4, 2010 9:26 am

      Exactly, Geir!

      Your cover the differentiation between the “clinical” and the “administrative” use of the term “SP” right there.

      If ever LRH made a giant whopper of a mistake, that was it – using the same term to cover both meanings and usages.

      “SP” ought NEVER have been used to label people in the administrative sense, which has become just a political tool within the Co$.

      It ought to be severely restricted to it’s technical clinical meaning, like any psychological diagnosis, and have absolutely no other meaning of any kind.

      It is the one thing I have encountered so far, that I am really pissedoff about at Hubbard.

      Look at the trouble that’s caused….. What the Hell was he thinking????

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