Bullshit Alert: Ortega, Rinder, Remini

I just read the following on Tony “Backpages” Ortega’s blog in a story about alleged coercion with a secret dossier:

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Seymour: Scientology enforcer Marty Rathbun was known in the organization for his brutal and unforgiving manner. Rathbun was their bad lieutenant, charged with carrying out the orders of leader David Miscavige.

Rinder: Marty told me that he did. I didn’t know that at the time, but Marty told me subsequently that he had gone to see Pat. And like, had brought more of the, ‘this is what you are going to do’ approach.

Seymour: He’s a pretty intimidating guy, isn’t he? He can be pretty forceful.

Rinder: Well, he’s intense. He assumes that he is in the position of authority and you are just going to listen, shut up, and do what I tell you. And he’s very good at that.

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Mike Rinder was right about one thing – I was the only person who spoke with Pat Kingsley about Tom Cruise talking about Scientology. The rest is utter fiction.

First, there was no ‘dirt’ file on Pat Kingsley. Complete invention.

Second, my only conversation with Ms. Kingsley was civil and friendly.

Third, there was no agenda. There couldn’t have been, because the meeting was by complete happenstance – I happened to be randomly seated by her on an airplane flight.

Fourth, she was the one who originated Scientology to me.

She explained to me that she had somehow picked up the vibe from someone in Tom’s entourage (perhaps “secret source X?’) that she was anti-Scientology. She explained at some length her personal feelings on the subject which were not antagonistic at all.

The only report I ever made on the subject of the conversation to anyone was an accurate description of the above, and the observation that Pat seemed sincere and it was my view that a) she was not an antagonist, and b) her advice concerning the handling of Scientology questions had some merit.

End of story. I never heard of or from her again.

As to Rinder’s set up by slavishly agreeing (his only trick) with the ‘bad lieutenant’ description of me is a 180 degrees reversal of tomes of material he has written about me over the past ten years (since he ‘escaped’ from Scientology), as well as the testimony of other such ASC Bunker luminaries as Karen De La Carriere, Mark Headley, Jefferson Hawkins, et al… before they were authoritatively informed by Remini, Rinder, and Ortega that I was an enemy of their CULT.

Leah Remini – Cyber Lynching Thug

 

 

Fair Game is an appropriate title for Leah Remini’s new podcast.  Albeit probably not for the reason most folks think.

Leah Remini lashes out on the air, on twitter or facebook and ASC (Anti Scientology Cult) cultbots immediately take reckless action in efforts to destroy her perceived enemies.

A couple years back a woman heard Remini and promptly attempted to ram her automobile into a building coming up a few feet short of a children’s nursery. The woman’s immediate response to the police was that she was disappointed she failed to take out any Scientologists with her car. Though clearly Remini inspired her terrorism, Leah scoffed at the notion that mere words have consequences (when it comes to herself).

More recently, two of Remini’s official Facebook page moderators responded to Remini’s call to arms by running a campaign to destroy my wife’s small bakery. ASC leadership’s response was to run a tin foil cap campaign on one of the outed perps, accusing  him of being a counter intelligence operative of one of Leah’s enemies.

This week, Remini took to the airwaves and twitter pronouncing me Fair Game once again. Her adoring cultbots immediately responded by attempting to hack my wife’s bakery google, facebook and twitter accounts. Cyber lynching back on.

A pattern is evolving here. Remini and her sick cultbot krew always go for what they consider as the weak underbelly of her enemies. Nearly kill the children of Scientologists. Harass the wife of the one person who dares to periodically factually report on the lying, thieving, and hypocrisy of Remini and her lap boys Tony Ortega and Mike Rinder.

Finally, in keeping with the trademark of a sociopath, when all else fails gaslight them.  Her latest tweet on me fits the ASC policy to the tee, see ASC 2020.

 

 

 

Other People’s Lives

reference: The Anti Scientology Cult 2020

Some ASC cultbot twittered me that he thought that it was so “coincidental” that I blogged about ASC shortly after Leah Remini started a podcast series that I must be blogging on behalf of Scientology. Seriously, you culties are less intelligent than bots. Did the cultbot listen to the podcast?  If it had, it would have learned that:

  • Mike Rinder, in spite of being called out on his lack of candor in disclosing a single particular about what he did with his own paws during his twenty-years as head of Scientology’s Office of Special Affairs, had no particulars to give once again. Instead, he waxed authoritatively about acts that I allegedly did during that period. Not surprisingly, he did not even get that right in spite of me having long ago cleared that record.
  • His sugar mommy Remini was so impressed with Rinder’s mini-me routine that she said they would devote more time in their future podcasts to the subject of “Marty Rathbun.”

If cultbot were in the know – his condescending tone toward me indicated he was omniscient – he would have also known that Tony Backpage Ortega had recently blabbed about me on another podcast. As per usual, he lied about and smeared me and my wife in his inimitable smarmy style. Worse, for him and others he resurrected a propaganda campaign against my family.

So, the sequence is unsurprisingly 180 degrees opposite of what bunker mentality apparently agreed upon. As much as the troika would like to make Scientology and others obsess with them – they remain obsessed with me. Remini, Rinder, and their third leg Ortega, are like parasites. They have no lives or stories of their own – so they burrow in and suck the lives out of others for sustenance. They make a living off of disrespecting the lives of others. Other people’s lives for other people’s money. A sadistic, no-responsibility cult.

Having devoted some time to setting the record straight, I had been intent for two years on letting it ride with these mosquitos. But, having no original thoughts or experiences of their own, they remain intent on taking other people’s money by suppressing other people’s lives. They have decided that they cannot apparently make a living without me. Unfortunately that means I will need to do a little more pest spraying.

Anti Scientology Cult (ASC) 2020

 

As noted in many posts and video links on this blog over the years, the behavior of the Mike Rinder/Tony Ortega/Karen De La Carriere klan is not much different than what it accuses Scientology of. It is beginning to look like much of what had been shared here was understatement. Former ASC members are now speaking out and have revealed the following standard operating ASC practices:

  • Regularly engages in “censorship” of members.
  • Dictates to members “what to post, how to word it and to say.”
  • Coaches members on how to run effective smear campaigns on enemies – providing made up particulars the members never witnessed along with instructions for the members to pretend they did.
  • Punishes members for showing the slightest sign of decency or honesty concerning perceived enemies. De-humanization is unconditional policy.
  • Gaslights non-conformist members, attempting to make them feel insane.
  • When they’ve got members on the verge, they ‘salvage them’ with ‘Scientology auditing’ costing several thousand dollars.
  • Practices mental health without a license and when a member wants help as a result of ASC practices, they are warned to stay away from licensed therapists.
  • Encourages members to victim rank one another so that hierarchical lines of control stay firm.
  • Viciously utilizes disconnection to isolate, muzzle and even attempt to ruin those who fail to toe the ASC line. “Disconnect is alive and well.”
  • Primary covert operations are run by a “narcissist and sociopath.”
  • When the going gets tough, ASC leadership sics the PIs on those in non-compliance with their arbitrary dictates. Like the Scientology Guardian’s office of old, ASC resorts to self-help running its own member PIs.
  • Requires members to conceal source of unlawful or unethical Private Investigator ops.
  • Launches “Fair Game” attacks on critics.

 

It is not me saying this. These are the words of former ASC members who are trying to put their lives back together while fending off relentless ASC attacks. You can read and hear about it at the following links:

 

  • Steve Mango videos

 

Inside the Ex-Scientology Cult… (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vESSG_BGl7I)

 

Exposing ASC Counter-attack Tactics

  • Corey Andrews’ blog

 

Noisy Investigator Jeffrey Augustine: (https://coreyjandrews.wordpress.com/2020/04/24/noisy-investigator-jeffrey-augustine/)

 

Karen De La Carriere – Tribalism: https://coreyjandrews.wordpress.com/2020/04/19/karen-de-la-carriere-outer-banks-tribalism/

 

Interactions with Mike Rinder: https://coreyjandrews.wordpress.com/2020/04/29/my-email-interactions-with-mike-rinder/

 

Karen Pressley on Rinder and his sugar mommy:  https://coreyjandrews.wordpress.com/2020/04/19/asking-karen-pressley-the-difficult-questions-about-kyle-brennan/

 

Chris Shelton Encourages Family Disconnection:

https://coreyjandrews.wordpress.com/2020/05/30/chris-shelton-encourages-family-disconnection/

 

  • Alanzo’s blog

ASC’s Black Ops Chief:  https://alanzosblog.com/karen-de-la-carrieres-career-working-for-us-intelligence/

Jeffrey Augustine PI:  https://alanzosblog.com/jeffrey-augustines-private-investigator-license-188942/

Karen De La Carriere – Censor: https://alanzosblog.com/jeffrey-augustines-private-investigator-license-188942/

Leah Remini/Mike Rinder Dead Agent Capers: https://alanzosblog.com/members-of-leah-reminis-scientology-and-the-aftermath-show-go-after-critic-of-the-show-in-scientology-style-dead-agent-caper/

You may notice in perusing their material that none of them have retired from ‘activism’. They have simply removed themselves from the pernicious Anti-Scientology Cult. That they have been systematically targeted for ‘dead-agenting’ and other ops is a stinging corroboration that ASC is indeed a destructive cult.

Much of what I have read and listened to on these sites rings true for several reasons.

First, I once assisted someone who asked for my help in recovering from an experience with ASC financier/ops chief Karen De La Carriere. The events outlined in Mr. Mango’s videos are corroborated in spades by the person who earlier contacted me. It would appear that De La Carriere and her boy Jeffrey Augustine have established a clear pattern of practice in abuse. As far as the Fair Game retribution tactics of the ASC klan Mango exposes, it aligns with my own experience, see e.g.   https://markrathbun.blog/2016/09/25/blackmail/, and https://markrathbun.blog/2018/02/08/leah-reminis-troublemakers/, and  https://markrathbun.blog/2019/08/22/rinder-remini-redux/)

Second, my family has directly experienced the fruits of Augustine’s ‘private investigator coordination’ activities (long before the boy was licensed as detailed in Alanzo’s blog). Those activities – buttressed by Augustine’s, De La Carriere’s, Rinder’s and Ortega’s patented embellishment and cult-hysteria tactics – were integral in causing Ray Jeffrey to launch his ill-conceived and ill-fated lawsuit against my family.

Third, the words of Mike Rinder, as published by Mr. Andrews, speak for themselves. Andrews has spotted the two-faced, self-contradictory, self-serving, backstabbing, and arrogant nature of those words.

By way of example, Rinder states of his sugar mommy Karen De La Carriere:

“She has a big ego and likes to be the center of attention.”

“She doesn’t always get everything right”

“She is more about having titillating information and quotes than being 100% accurate.”

“not all of her information is always 100% accurately worded or presented.”

“I know she is overboard on this and treats any perceived slight as an attempt to kill her.”

These are damning statements about himself and Leah Remini and their Aftermath production when you consider the words of Karen Pressley published on Andrews’ blog: “K has long been a go-to person for leah and Mike to help coordinate people coming in the show and also for doing media” Not to mention the hypocrisy in that Rinder’s words describe himself and his other sugar mommy Leah Remini to a tee.

Yet, in the same thread Rinder says none of that matters because:

“Don’t be concerned. You can trust her intent”

“There is no issue with Karen’s intent.”

“She is as loyal and dedicated to the cause as anyone.”

In other words, when you commit the crime, but you toe the ASC line, you’ll never do any time. A principle indicia of a cult: It’s us vs them and anything goes if you are with us and against them. Unfortunately for most, that is only true for the ASC privileged – it didn’t work out that way for Mango, Andrews, and Alanzo. That is because they committed the most unpardonable sin in a tightly controlled, hierarchical cult – they questioned authority.

Incidentally, note Rinder’s words to Andrews when he seeks a simple answer to a reasonable question: “Think you are entitled to answer just because you ask?”  As Andrews correctly notes, in other words “you don’t have the fucking rank.”

Finally, Rinder reveals why he subjects himself to such cognitive dissonance:

“My policy is to avoid making enemies if possible. You never know when someone might end up in a position where you need their help.”

In other words, a friend who satisfies his need (read $) is a friend indeed. From day one Rinder was in the Scientology-bashing business for one reason, a steady paycheck. He will allow for – and even contribute to – the ruining of characters and lives as long as it serves to reinforce the gravy train for himself. For a concise history of Rinder in that regard, please review this video:

https://markrathbun.blog/2017/06/27/leah-remini-and-her-troublemakers-part-8/

United States of Amnesia?

This morning the US Commander in Chief sent the following tweet:
“Iran never won a war, but never lost a negotiation!”
I sent him this reply:
“With all due respect, and ONLY America’s interests at heart, please do your homework. Study without prejudice the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s.”
For a short historical background please see IRAN-IRAQ WAR.
I hold no brief for Iran. But, should American citizens dutifully accept such flippant wanna-be-cowboy rhetoric we’ll have proven to be no more advanced than we were in 2003. That is when we as a nation committed trillions to a war that slaughtered hundreds of thousands and that resulted in extreme exacerbation of the situation it purported to resolve.

A Course In Miracles

A Course in Miracles (ACIM) is a worthwhile undertaking for anyone who feels angry more than they would like to, feels afraid, feels victimized, tends to blame and shame others and/or is inordinately inclined to attack. It is also great for those interested in spiritual transcendence.
The author’s use of the Jesus construct frightens some off. It shouldn’t. In substance the work is more Vedic than Christian. Paradoxically, it is also more Christ-like than are most organized forms of Christianity.
The Jesus narration is powerful for a couple of reasons.
First, it removes current human agency. There are no teachers, gurus, or prophets to potentially corrupt the reader’s connection to the divine message. ACIM’s author Helen Schucman guarded her anonymity as author for her entire lifetime for this purpose. She purported to have received the complete text from a higher spirit whom she believed to be Jesus. She did not want to allow her own ego – with claims of ownership and authorship – or any other human frailties to sully what she perceived as revelations made to her to share.
Second, Jesus is a particularly apt source for such revelations. Many studies have linked his core messages to then-existing Vedantic philosophies. One such study is The Gospel According to Jesus by Eastern philosophy translator Stephen Mitchell. (Incidentally, Mitchell also wrote a wonderful translation of the Tao Te Ching). Mitchell notes that while much of what Jesus imparted was touched on before him, nothing before or after Jesus emphasized or drove home more effectively the related teachings of unconditional love and forgiveness. No work treats these teachings more thoroughly than ACIM. That includes the Bible and gnostic philosophies and such works as the Christian-rejected Gospels of Thomas and Mary Magdalene.
ACIM posits the ego (self-created self-identity) as the source of pain and suffering. It does so in a more thorough, understandable manner than any other philosophic, religious, or psychological work I’ve read. Schucman’s background in clinical psychology results in her attempting to bring Christ’s message in modern terms. It has downsides too as we’ll see below.
What makes ACIM more effective is an accompanying manual of 365 daily meditative exercises. Like many Eastern practices, ACIM explains how transcendent experience and revelation cannot be done justice by words or logic. They require experience and that requires practice. The exercises help the reader recognize the constricting construct nature of time and space. They assist with recognizing and separating out from ego. They help with letting go of hostilities, grievances, and regrets.
My personal view is that the exercises are quite effective up to somewhere around between day 70 and 80. Around there the work shifts from via negativa (wisdom achieved by removing untruths) to positive conditioning. While self-programming one’s subconscious is not necessarily inherently unworkable, by day 70 to 80 it becomes repetitive, doctrinaire, and even inconsistent with some of the work’s more important earlier imparted truths. By the time one gets to the Teacher’s Manual (written several years after the initial revelations) it speaks in a voice unrecognizable to the original text.
Another flaw in ACIM is its confusion about spirit; perhaps stemming from Schucman’s secular psychology training. You may need to exercise patience as the author alternatively refers to it as spirit, soul, and holy spirit – sometimes inferring differences amongst the three. If you do the practical exercises it all becomes academic as clearly the agent deciding to and then carrying out the exercises is who it is – regardless of what the author calls it.
All in all, read while doing the practicals, ACIM is a map that affords experiences of the territory (higher mind, universal consciousness, Oneness, God, etc). When one settles on one map regardless of its purpose having been served one often loses touch with the territory. To become ever more familiar with the territory, it is advisable to master many maps. Once you get into defending a particular map it might serve as indication that it is time to study another. You will find that good maps tend to validate and reinforce recognitions and abilities attained with earlier ones while showing you the territory from a new perspective. ACIM can deliver that.

What If God Was All Of Us?

You can experience God by seeing God in others without discrimination. It can be done when love dissolves fear. It is rarely easy at first. If you try, before long you will likely attract attack thoughts. Don’t fight them. Just let them go and try to notice their source. Keep extending love. The more you work on it the more the source of attack will become apparent. At first you will think you are the source; but with practice you’ll come to see that is not so. The more you disregard the thoughts, the more intense and ‘logical’ will the attack thoughts come. If you stick with it and consistently decline invitations to go back to acting like the source of attack thoughts, eventually you will see the truth and become comfortable with it. So will many of those whom you encounter.

Hands On

Here is what can happen when a brother decides to replace attack thoughts with love.

Casting Stones

Past, Present, Future

 

From A Course In Miracles:

“The ego has a strange notion of time, and it is with this notion that your questioning might well begin. The ego invests heavily in the past, and in the end believes that the past is the only aspect of time that is meaningful. Remember that its emphasis on guilt enables it to ensure its continuity by making the future like the past, and thus avoiding the present. By the notion of paying for the past with the future, the past becomes the determiner of the future, making them continuous without an intervening present. For the ego regards the present only as a brief transition to the future, in which it brings the past to the future by interpreting the present in past terms.

“’Now’ has no meaning to the ego. The present merely reminds it of past hurts, and it reacts to the present as if it were the past. The ego cannot tolerate release from the past, and although the past is over, the ego tries to preserve its image by responding as if it were the present. It dictates your reactions to those you meet in the present from a past reference point, obscuring their present reality. In effect, if you follow the ego’s dictates you will react to your brother as though he were someone else, and this will surely prevent you from recognizing him as he is. And you will receive messages from him out of your own past because, by making it real in the present you are forbidding yourself to let it go. You thus deny yourself the message of release that every brother offers you now.

“The shadowy figures from the past are precisely what you must escape. They are not real, and have no hold over you unless you bring them with you. They carry the spots of pain in your mind, directing you to attack in the present in retaliation for a past that is no more. And this decision is one of future pain. Unless you learn that past pain is an illusion, you are choosing a future of illusions and losing the many opportunities you could find for release in the present. The ego would preserve your nightmares, and prevent you from awakening and understanding they are past…

…”If you accept your function in the world of time as one of healing, you will emphasize only the aspect of time in which healing can occur. Healing cannot be accomplished in the past. It must be accomplished in the present to release the future. This interpretation ties the future to the present,  and extends the present rather than the past. But if you interpret your function as destruction, you will lose sight of the present and hold on to the past to ensure a destructive future. And time will be as you interpret it, for of itself it is nothing.”