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South Texas Justice

San Patricio County rejects charge against former Scientology official Rathbun:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mosey and I thank all of you who helped from the bottom of our hearts.   As you may have divined by now, the investigation is only now beginning…so the energy will be well used.
           For background and most comprehensive, updated coverage go to editor in chief of Village Voice Tony Ortega’s blog, including these final thoughts by Mr. O:
FINAL THOUGHTS ON THIS INCIDENT: Let’s not forget what Scientology tried to do here. There was a lot of discussion in our comments section and elsewhere about whether Marty Rathbun “deserved” to be hauled away and prosecuted based on what he did in the past with the Church of Scientology.But let’s keep an eye on what really happened here: Although the “Squirrel Busters” pretended to be a film crew made up of Scientologists who had no connection with the official church, it was established in two different ways that this was a goon squad sent by and directed by the official Church of Scientology and its longtime private investigator.

As a result of that operation, Scientology got a man taken to jail over “literally a scratch,” as the prosecutor put it, and likely would have had Rathbun locked up over a weekend if not for the quick action of a jail officer who knew what was going on. How did a church accomplish the arrest and this cynical manipulation of the local justice system? Through a classic Scientology tactic of shopping for a judge who was ignorant of the nearly unbelievable background — that a religious organization, for the last 5 MONTHS has besieged a man’s house because he dares practice his own religion in his own way. Twice now, that church has, through the use of private investigators and attorneys, tried to get the man arrested and prosecuted over trivial reactions to their daily provocations, in what are psychological operations intended to engender those kinds of reactions.

Only because of reporters like Mark Collette and because of Rathbun’s own efforts in his blog are some key locals — including sheriff’s deputies and county attorney David Aken — aware of what’s really going on, preventing Scientology from the kinds of similar operations it has pulled elsewhere.

You can be sure that David Miscavige and Scientology are not going to stop their cynical tactics in South Texas. Rathbun, by simply professing his own brand of independent Scientology and reaching deep into the official church to entice longtime members to come out, is too much of a threat to Miscavige for him to give up after only two tries to get Rathbun prosecuted.

But never, I think, have Scientology’s legal tactics been so nakedly exposed as they are happening. Why this isn’t a national story, with a CNN crew hanging around to film the Squirrel Busters, is a complete mystery to me. — Tony O.


State of Texas vs. Mark “Marty” Rathbun part II

Look what South Texas’ version of Carl Bernstein dug up in his first day back on the job after the weekend.

After 155 days of lying to the people of Ingleside on the Bay, the San Patricio County Attorney and Sheriff, the San Antonio Express and Mark Collette of the Corpus Christi Caller Times about there being no affiliation between SQBs and the “church” of Scientology, the “church” of Scientology International’s Director of Legal Affairs winds up with his bloody fingerprints on the pistol.

And, whoever heard of a “victim” on the run from the long arm of the law?  There may be good reasons.

The affidavit of Norman James Moore is sworn on the 7th day after the event (perjured to read the 6th day) which happens to also be the night (early afternoon for POB) I appeared on Germany’s biggest talk show getting agreement from the government of Germany that Scientology and the “church” of Scientology are two different kettles of fish, and that the latter stinks to high heaven.

Why do you think POB had Norman put the date of the incident as the 2nd (rather than the true date of the 1st)?  Maybe because I’ve got plenty of video of Norman and the SQBs on the 1st trying to prevent me from going to Germany.  In any event, Norman – by perjuring himself – has committed yet another Texas crime on behalf of his dear leader.

It’ll be interesting to find out why the warrant was issued on the 8th and sat eight days unserved till 5:40 on Friday the 16th (just after the JoP left work so that no bail could be issued till at least until Saturday and perhaps Monday); and why the SQBs showed up at the end of the street moments before the serving D/Sheriff arrived with not only golf cart, but their blacked out SUV which followed us for the nearly one hour drive to jail; and why the D/Sheriff who got on duty only ten minutes earlier (5:30) received an urgent instruction from the desk Sgt to serve the warrant immediately – particularly when San Pat County can be like the wild, wild west on a Friday night.

Ralph Gomez, Bart Parr, Joanne Wheaton, John Allender, Allan Cartwright, David Miscavige – you can run but you cannot hide for long.

Stay tuned – I have a feeling it’ll get curiouser and curiouser and then it’ll die an ignominous death just like that being dramatized by the architect of this sickness.  Regardless, the unanswered questions will be answered.

Sandy Richards, “I am done with…”

My name is Sandy Richards.

This is rather long and you may want to go and refill your coffee, get a drink of water, maybe just sit back, get comfy or whatever, before you start….

(hold on to your hat and my advance apologies for my lack of diplomacy, which is largely due to my lack of diplomacy)….here I go:

I grew up in Houston, Texas and discovered Scientology there, in 1971.

I was on mission staff, Div. 6, late ‘70s.

I have never been in the sea org.

I stepped back in to Scientology (after years of being off lines, to what was once a workable technology, that had been transformed into a vile mind-rip….who knew?), in 2005.

At that time I did not have the ability (had run into a wall), nor the information, to stand and see what had happened or what was happening….one of those ‘forest for trees’ things.

The ‘you are not clear’ was declared and the ‘advanced’ program began.

The very close whisper in my ear “we can get a commendation in to your ethics file”.

OMG….I needed a commendation?

The arguing back and forth with my auditor regarding set ups for OT V, when I had only completed through OT III….“it was called something else back then” and he proceeded anyway.

All I wanted to do was to leave….wrap it up and get out, which I did.

No starting on V setups.

Something was definitely not right….I felt like an intruder, I felt like I was a slug crawling back in, I felt the weight of being wrong, and of course, I thought it was all me.

Hunting season had just opened and I was the hunted….unknown to me, were the existence of predators at Flag.

I left after almost four weeks with the original intent (and agreement) of two weeks.

Relatively unscathed….relatively speaking.

I began my own search of WTF? in very early 2010, and had quite the shock of discovery.

Prior to my search, I had always been a good little doobie, not looking, not questioning, no inquiries, just being quiet, maintaining a low profile.

After the initial shock of looking was wearing off, with the month or so it took for me to ‘settle down’, came answers to ‘why?’ or ‘what happened?’ or ‘how come?’.

Funny how seeking answers for your own self, lends itself to being able to see, which also keeps you from continuing to trip over things and thus the ability to pick your own self up, off the floor.

I have dug down into the rabbit hole, with the many twists and turns, with many statements, documents, and photos to see….taking my own look, doing my own research.

The amount of information out here is enormous.

The many testimonies I have read, corroborating one to the other, was evidence enough.  The sheer numbers alone of all those similar testimonies, was survey enough.

My deep appreciation, and heartfelt thanks, to Marty, Mike, Amy, Matt, Karen, Jeff, Marc, Steve, Jason, Luis, David, Jesse and all the others along the way, for being able to see, step out, gather their wits, speak up and light the way for others, with the truth.

Indeed, the truth shall set you free.

There are no other words.

I am forever grateful.

Now, in the big scheme of things with regard to organized Scientology (now seemingly with an alias of Crime, Inc.),

I am just a regular person out here, without personal witness to the abhorrent treatment of others within this ‘church’, outside of my own experience with crush regging, inval/eval and an ‘unclear’ declare delivered, interfering in my non-interference zone, but nevertheless, regular or not, I draw the line, here and now, witnessed by you.

I have been duped!   I am furious beyond belief and I am ready to say it out loud…so, you better just step back, so you don’t get any of this on you….’cause here it comes:

I am done with my connection by silence, to the corrupt organization calling itself the church of Scientology .

What the church of Scientology is today, is most definitely a gross mutation of yesteryear.  I am here to tell you, that what is going on within the ‘church’ today, is someone’s claymation of a really bad, tortuous dream.

I am done with knowing of and not speaking out publicly (with my abrasive voice in print), about my opinion and views of these ‘church’ ordered mafia tactics, pirate like rape and pillage, the spying, the harassment, the covert and overt attacks, the manipulation to cover those attacks, the willful third partying, the very visible reverse of the Code of Honor, the infiltrations, the lies and the continual lying, the complete ignoring of basic data, the desire for material things that glitter, the hacking into, the willingness to harm others, the child abuse, the total disregard for families with the malicious (knowingly) splitting up of families, the obvious desire to be admired coupled with a pompous attitude, the stalking, the hiding, the cover-up of crimes, the prostitution of integrity for money or status or position or collecting ‘ahhhs’, the lack of compassion, the exploitations, the backstabbing, the theft of private information, the intimidation, the degradation, the ‘pretended’ care for others for a stat, the creation and use of live puppets, the endless supply of parishioner money used to purchase any and all ‘cover’ deemed needed for all the aforementioned gross activities (on all flows).

The above ranting list I have given, is no doubt ordered and approved, not to mention demanded, by the leader of the ‘church’ of Scientology, David Miscavige.

If this disgusting treatment of others, was not directly ordered by the small one, then you and I both know, it would not be happening, at all…..he is the leader.  He does lead.  And look at what is coming forth, emanating out from this leader….like mucus and froth, from the mouth of a rabid dog….it’s disgustingly obvious.

The corrupt, criminal and immoral activities/persons, grouped together acting out their own  versions of ‘Spy vs Spy’, veiled by that word, ‘church’ all the while justifying their actions with a cloak of ‘greatest good’ is just insane and just as contagious as a virus.

(proper ‘conditioning’ needed, of course)

If this is not ‘trickle down’ insanity, I don’t know what is.

This is a very solid mockup of case, with no real responsible party….a ship destined to sink.

What comes to mind right now, is a comment someone made on this blog a while back…(I forget who)…and three of the words in their posting just jumped out at me….”crimes of magnitude”.

Those words really stuck…because I can only guess what those crimes might be, and the little I do know now is, in my opinion, enough to sink the Titanic all over again and I’m sure all I’ve seen is the tip of that iceberg.

Reminds me of a time I was in a bank, when it was robbed.

The detective interviewing me afterwards, had been delayed in his arrival, making all of us wait (as witnesses to the robbery) for more than an hour (we couldn’t leave until we had spoken with him).

When it was my turn with the detective, I had asked what took him so long to get there and he said “I was investigating something worse than this.”

I said “worse than armed robbery?”

I could only guess at what that was.

A crime of magnitude.

Like I said, I’m just a regular person out here, but I can still smell sewer stench, even when I don’t know exactly where the sewer is….I just know it’s there.


There’s more…

I am done with ignoring the elephant in my own room, I’m done with not saying out loud my strong disagreement with a ‘church’ using federal and state tax dollars for medical care (when those in need are ‘allowed’ to seek that care), for dental care (when those in need are ‘allowed’ to seek that care), and the push for abortions (being pregnant has for some reason become an overt for those ‘within’).

These things, in my opinion, are medical and dental free rides from Joe Public, the very ‘wog’ who is belittled by the elite from within.  Joe Public who is footing the bill for a number of things for this ‘church’…..go figure that one.

The entitlement mentality of this ‘church’ is pathetic to say the least, when the unbelievable amount they have in reserves is used as a personal cash-stash by an elite few.

That the vast amount of ‘church’ reserves is hidden, while tax dollars are demanded, used and accepted, all the while no taxes are paid into the pool from which they drink, is in my opinion, criminal and may just spell ‘evasion’…..I believe it has been spelled that way before.

Which reminds me, don’t ‘churches’ offer their members, an accounting of all their funds?

Also, I am done with not saying anything about the little to no pay for staff, and with the taking of that little to no pay from staff, as gifts to others, without prior permission.

(again, it’s that entitlement mentality)

I am done with not saying anything about the theft of parishioner’s donations used to impress, seeking admiration from, certain celebrities.  This is done using slave labor, to create ‘gifts of magnitude’, for reasons we do not know…..yet.

I am done with knowing and not stating aloud, my repulsed reaction to the willful degraded accommodations, the no sleep forced upon staff, the imprisonment and the threat of imprisonment, and the intentional withholding of sufficient food from the staff…..all so as (in my opinion) to not dip into its own mega funds socked away for someone’s better use, and for what I believe to be the successful creation of a weak and malleable crew, while a very few (at the top of this so called ‘church’) live large and live well, on the backs of others.

How easy is it to manipulate and control those who are physically weak from hunger and no sleep, pushed to cruel limits?

Very easy, just look.

(entitlement (now enter slave owner) mentality)

I am done with knowing and not saying, how ridiculously stupid it looks, for a ‘church’ to rush to the aid of disaster victims, to hand out booklets (paid for by parishioners extra donations for that particular quest…the calls are made), when it is shelter, food and water that is needed.  Nevermind that sometimes the victims of disasters cannot even read.

Damned the torpedoes, it’s the photo-op!  Let them eat cake!

I am done with knowing and not saying out loud, that this ‘church’ does not practice what it preaches.

I am done with not saying anything out loud about my vehement opposition to, knowing that self-prison ‘states’ are intentionally and knowingly, delivered to others as a standard level of ‘keep ‘em cowed’, on a daily basis, which is brainwashing 101.

I am done with not saying anything about the ‘across the board’ squirreling of the tech which has caused untold damage.  The numbers of deaths in the last couple of decades, among Scientologists (natural, self inflicted or otherwise) is astounding to me.

I am done with knowing and not saying anything about the valence handed out, that might as well be injected, within those closed off rooms where filmed interrogations take place.  Interrogations that are sugarcoated, softened in sound and renamed as ‘security checks’, or ‘eligibility’ or ‘six month checks’ for upper levels, which come to find out, is actual digging for future extortive/blackmail material…..freely distributed for use, if needed, of course.

And I am done with not saying anything out loud about the existence of ‘church’ prisons in the United States of America and other locations, with the use of razor wire, which is someone’s nightmare in play…an indication of the criminally insane running the asylum, in my opinion.

And what about the ‘churches’ missing persons, such as Shelly Miscavige (beloved wife of der leader, still wearing a wedding band…MIA?)…..where is she? dead? alive? hidden? muffled?

And where is Heber?

How many execs and staff, exactly are missing?

Enquiring minds want to know.

I also have been curiously interested in and follow the purchase of the ideal orgs, as ‘church’ property.

The unsuspecting and very giving loyal, local public, who provide their presence to be morphed into the live puppets for the weekly shows, in order to be squeezed for money is truly sad.

Week after week, they are called in, and squeezed to get more money to hand over (no matter any hardship created as consequence).

Here it comes again….”Let them eat cake!”

All of this, to purchase a building, and then unbeknownst to the public, the following turn of events will be more puppet shows, to collect more money to rehab that building.

The rehab is to some insane level of glory to (fill in that blank).

Rehabs ending with gold, glitter and automatons….and then, the third and most stabbing implementation of this squeeze machine, is the rent, to be paid right back to the ‘mothership’ for the use of that very ‘special’ building.

All outrageous, all non-stop, an all demanding squeeze machine.

Choose your real estate, make others pay for it in cash, title to you, then collect the rent.

What a scam.

Makes ‘ol Bernie seem like a 12 year old shop lifter, huh?

Well, Bernie’s in prison and I bet it’s because he didn’t have the ‘veil’.

And what a total embarrassment that there are supposed OTs ‘running this show’ within this ‘church’.

Who knew the creme de la creme is just shit, in a good suit.

Who knew that the VFP (valuable final product) of this group, would be morphed into having, as its valuable final product, a small army of blind sheeple just lockstep, doing the biddings for criminal intentions, without thinking….as evidenced by videos, photos, documents and testimonies, all online.

So, after all I have read, after seeing for myself that the c of s is most definitely, literally FUBAR, after being able to compare 1971 to today,

I AM DONE and remove myself from any and all connection to that corrupt organization, veiled with the word ‘church’.

There will be many, many more who will wake up, take a look for themselves, gasp, fall down, get up and then walk out.

No doubt about it.

I’m done for now.

Thank you for listening to me.

I now turn this online podium, over to the next speaker.

from the painfully shy and wallflower-like,

Sandy Richards

(aka TX2)

Sandy is one of those who has been silently, without motivation for recognition but instead from pure innocent conscience, contributing in very important ways.   Her deeds and her words over time – notwithstanding the direct force of her words today – remind me of the most significant contribution Sting made to the arts in my opinion.  His tribute to the women of South America whose fathers, husbands and sons were “disappeared” by fascist dictators to forever be forgotten. To Sandy and all the others who won’t  forget L Ron Hubbard, despite every vicious demand to do so by the fascist dictator and his enforcement arms, and find ways to remind others:

A Letter From the San Patricio County Jail

update 9/17/2011 12:49 pm cst: New York Village Voice coverage:

A Letter From the San Patricio County Jail

I am spending this evening in the San Patricio County Texas jail.

I have been falsely imprisoned for several hours and our constitutional rights to free speech have been infringed under color of state law (a serious Federal civil rights violation by definition).

I was arrested at 5:40 p.m. on a Friday evening at my home.  In front of my wife and the pre-OT whom I audited all week completing OT preps only moments earlier.

Radical Corporate Scientology agents clearly knew in advance of the timing of the arrest, as one of them alluded to the impending service of a warrant upon me to my wife just an hour earlier; and RCS camera crews positioned themselves to covertly capture the event.

Clearly the arrest was timed so that I might sit in jail all weekend long without a clue as to why I was being held; and possibly even more surprises were in store for me.  However, upon arrival to jail I found Sheriff’s Office personnel who knew all about what has been going on in my neighborhood and with me, and who were appalled to see me hauled in in cuffs.

I learned the following:

a)  The arrest was for an alleged assault with bodily injury that occurred on 1 September.

b) The complainant one Jim Moore from Austin Texas had on three earlier occasions visited my home and terrorized my wife – while refusing to identify himself, and fleeing before police could arrive – while I was on trips out of town.  Moore was brought in and out of the “busts” on me in my neighborhood, his role was to continue to leer at my wife with his creepy smirk despite my repeated requests he not do so, especially given his history of stalking her while she was alone here.  On the day he alleged that I did bodily injury to him, I had asked him yet again to stop leering at my wife on the apron of our driveway, when he ignored me and continued, I removed his sunglasses to look him in the eye and ask “did you get that?”  Only then he say “yes” and stop leering. I never touched his body.  Moore continued to hang with his pack of RCS thugs and harass us in front of our own home.

c)  The RCS had Moore make a complaint to the Sheriff near the time that the event occurred.  The reporting Officer, despite lobbying from four RCS lawfirms retained in Texas for the specific purpose of pressuring law enforcement to come after me, refused to file charges.

d)  RCS lawyers then had Moore go swear a complaint to a friendly Justice of the Peace (JoP).  The office of JoP is a quaint little 19th century notion that nobody ever got around to abolishing after several law enforcement agencies made the operation moot. Largely the JoP handles restraining orders in domestic violence cases and hears small civil claims.  The JoP in question did not even have jurisdiction on our side of the county.

e) When I was arrested an immediate hue and cry arose from the prosecutor’s office and Sheriff’s Office and the JoP who signed the warrant was forced to come magistrate me out the same evening I arrived.  On questioning I found her to be clueless as to the background of what has now been going on with the “complainant’s” 152 days of terroristic stalking.  She actually thought Moore was part of a legitimate media operation. Or she was playing Mickey the Dunce. Should this charade move forward to its scheduled December trial, the truth will out well before then.

This is the thirteenth criminal charge the RCS has attempted to press against me. I know for a fact that the previous twelve were declined for any prosecution either by police agencies or prosecutors.  In fact, I had just confirmed with the San Patricio County Attorney (responsible for prosecuting all misdemeanors in the county)  that there were no such complaints pending against me in San Patricio County in a phone call one hour prior to my arrest.

Even though David Miscavige revels in a scotch stupor tonight, when the dust settles on this one, Miscavige and his RCS agents will rue this day.

Monique and I have been informed by RCS private detectives that the incessant harassment against us will end only when I cease to speak to the media.  If I go quiet then no more persistent, 24/7 attempts to have me put in jail.

I have been falsely imprisoned today and our constitutional rights to free speech have been infringed under color of state law (a serious Federal civil rights violation by definition).

I would rather speak freely from a jail cell than be muzzled on the outside.

And as Mexican freedom fighter Emiliano Zapata said:

I would rather die standing than live on my knees.

Bunker Rattling Miscavige’s Bunker


Wanna know what one can do to educate the clueless?

This here is pretty darn interesting:


David Miscavige Espionage Alert

Reliable sources have informed me that Miscavige has acknowledged to OSA (Office of Special Affairs, Corporate Scientology’s espionage network) that the overt harassment campaign was an EPIC FAIL.  Of course, he is blaming it on OSA’s “imbecile” execution while writing out of history that he was the one that ordered it and micromanaged into headlines from North America to Europe.

Partly in order to divert attention from himself, he has been demanding that all potential covert intelligence sources be activated and re-activated, YESTERDAY.

This all makes perfect sense watching from the outside.  Just prior to April 17, when the South Texas Siege began, we had just devined an 18 month operation by OSA to put an old associate into our home.    I informed the operative that I had determined whom she was working for.  Within days the Ass Busters showed up in full regalia and until recently showed up to our driveway daily.  While they still drive by and leer from the distance the daily driveway performances have ceased.

And within 48 hours of that cessation  I received reports from four close friends that they have suddenly received reaches from people they either suspected as OSA agents, or knew to be OSA agents – whom  they have heard nothing of for the past several months.

The reaches were so lockstep timing-wise and in methodology, Mike Rinder and I came to the same certain conclusion: the intelligence I received concerning Miscavige’s latest pendulum swing change of axis is about as accurate as it gets. We’ve been there before.   The magnitude of effect of the cumulative public exposure on Miscavige’s overt harassment campaign finally hits him.  He goes apoplectic on OSA for creating such bad public relations, notwithstanding the fact that he ordered and micromanaged every aspect of it – down to writing scripts for the Ass Busters to shout in front of my home.  He comes up with some LRH Guardian advice from the heart of the cold war about intelligence (covert ops) being the most effective means of combating enemies, and screams “what the f*** happened to all the intel operatives you said you had nearly into Marty’s f****** house?”  OSA scurries like rats activating every operative it ever briefed and attempted to get into my circle of friends since time immemorial.  And, simply carrying on with what we do, the sudden shift of axis is so obvious as to be almost comical.

I don’t expect anyone to take my analysis as gospel.  But, I share it to give a heads up to folk so that you are not caught unawares, and in the hopes you might share any other such indicators this past week so as to fuel our incredible multiple viewpoint system of defense.

Remember the Price of Freedom.

The Scientology Reformation

Tony Ortega at the Village Voice recently posted an article on a new book, A History of a New Religion by Hugh B. Urban.   I recommend the article, and when I receive and read the book I’ll probably recommend it too based on Tony’s review.

I think it is significant that the two latest books on the subject of Scientology by outsiders, both journalistic and scholarly, fully acknowledge the Scientology Reformation.

I also think it is significant that Urban acknowledged what I have repeated from the beginning of the Reformation; that is, that the more Miscavige focuses on me and my friends the less heat will be dished to others.  And the result here, and I believe with Reitman too, is that Scientology is receiving the most fair and mature treatment by outsiders it has received in its history.  In no small measure due to Miscavige being too pre-occupied to turn everyone investigating the subject into an enemy of Scientology.

Very well done to everyone who has stood up and stepped up.

And a special thanks to Chuck Beatty who has spent considerable time educating scholars on the bigger picture over the past several years.

I reckon we ought to carry on.

David Miscavige Espionage Operative Exposed

I mentioned in the Village Voice that one of the most important results of our visit to Germany was helping to get Independents, and future Independents, out from the shadows and into communication. I am going to share with you one of several significant results we’ve already seen from this.


For those who haven’t seen the videos within that post, please take a close look at the face of the OSA spy that Mosey so alertly spotted at the Berlin wall.

Well, the new invigorated Independence movement has positively identified him. Here is the report.

The Osa 007 that followed you in Berlin and that you caught so nicely with your camrecorder is Manfred Utzinger, Osa Staff from Zurich Org (Switzerland). He loves to play James Bond games and organizes spies that he sends undercover to Freezone events. He loves to spy on Facebook. Here the available data about him on the Internet.
Cellphone: 004176 584 84 27
Schneebelistr. 7
8048 Zürich
Facebook name: Utzi Butzi

Take a look at Utzi Butzi’s own photos on the sites provided and you will see there is no doubt that Utzi Butzi is indeed the STASI like fellow who photographed us in Berlin, coordinating with several other operatives.

Now that you all know how to contact Utzi feel free to give him a warm invitation from out of the shadows of spookdom and into the sunlight of independence.

And Utzi, have a lawyer tell you what you might be facing under this factual scenario:

You ran a den of operatives with terroristic threat intentions only a few yards away from Chancellor Merkle and perhaps the largest array of police and security personnel since 9/11/01 the day after the announcement of the discovery of a terrorist cell operating in the neighborhood.

Then Utzi, consider stepping over to the Indie side for a little shelter from the storm.

Mike Rinder: The Antithesis of David Miscavige


Mike Rinder was written up today by editor in chief at the Village Voice Tony Ortega:

Tony focuses largely on the critics of Mike.

Now, the rest of the story.

I’ve alluded it to it before. But, now I’ll make it crystal clear.  Mike Rinder was beat on the order of fifty times by David Miscavige.  The reason is simple.  Mike Rinder was the shock absorber between David Miscavige’s psychotic intentions and the public at large.  Pure and simple.

I witnessed many of the beatings.   This is typically how they would play out.

Miscavige:  Rinder, those protest signs are aimed at one person and one person alone, me!  What the f*** is OSA doing about it?

Rinder: (calmly, cooly) Sir, we are re-routing the staff and public so that no one sees them.  We are investigating the instigator to determine if some vested interest is behind this…

Miscavige: (turns to Marty)  Did you hear that SP?!   He couldn’t care less.  Totally nonchalant.   He is perfectly fine with ME getting smeared!  (turns to Rinder) You f****** SP!  I don’t want the sons of bitches “investigated”, I want them destroyed!  Squashed like F****** cockroaches.  Get that fat Nazi bitch Kurt Weiland up here Shelly.  Get f****** OSA to make up signs now about the pig who started this – and get some real public who love me – unlike this SP Rinder – go picket his f****** house.  (turns to me, points at Rinder) Look at him, he’s just sitting there…I have to handle everything, even my own defense…f****** pie face.  (Miscavige cups his hand and whacks Rinder full force on the ear, storms out of room cursing up a storm).

(Rinder is his inimitable, diplomatic style quietly interjects himself back into the cycle, editing OSA’s signs so that they are not so blantantly unlawfully threatening.  He also sustains another beating or two for reporting directly to Miscavige that the public in front of such-and-sos home are creating a terrible PR situation. Ultimately, after three vicious beatings Mike survives when a PR flap of magnitude intercedes and Mike has got to clean up, dress up and appear on national TV as the public face of Scientology.  Mike somehow regains his equilibrium and comes across as the calm, rational guy he is. Only then does Miscavige stop obsessing on the protesters and Wieland wisely and quietly follows Mike’s advice and calls off the dogs)

No exaggeration.  I’ll give examples in my book – but this is a distillation of a day in the life of Mike Rinder at the International Headquarters of Radical Corporate Scientology.

Yeah, I got choked up in Germany. And I’m choking up now because fact of the matter is every time (and they were multiple per week) that I served as a sounding board for Miscavige in this wise, I not only perpetuated the destruction of Scientology, I allowed a great man and a good friend to be tortured and denigrated.

But, Mike is the living proof of one truth Nietzsche offered:

What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.

Mike Rinder is perhaps the strongest man I know.

Mike Rinder was and is a better man than I.

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In case it was lost on anyone, check out Karnac – I mean Mike – Rinder accurately predicting the future.  Actually, not difficult for a guy who understands Miscavige better than he understands himself.

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