Monthly Archives: December 2011

Have A Great New Year 2012

Top Ten Posts of 2011

I have provided a list here with links to each of the top ten most visited posts of 2011, counting down from number ten to number one.  If you have a few moments you might want to peruse it. It gives an interesting overview of the past year of activity.

10.  A Letter From The San Patricio County Jail.  September 17

9.  Grant Cordone: Turnaround or Turncoat King.   June 20

8.  Scientology Spy Network Exposed.    June 14

7.  Miscavige Shock Squad Hits Corpus Christi.    April 18

6.  Michael Fairman.  January 23

5. Journalists Beware of Scientology Inc Spy.    February 15

4.  Exodus.  June 23

3.  An Open Letter to Tony Ortega.  September 28

2.  The New Yorker: Miscavige and Cruise caught lying.  February 10

1.  Corporate Scientology Targets South Park. October 23

The Most Discussed Posts

Here is a listing of the most discussed posts on this blog since its July 2009 inception.   The link for each post is provided along with the number of comments made in response to each one in bold.  To look them over anew gives an interesting perspective on our activities.

10.  A Letter From Garcia.   November 11, 2010                                                      540

9.  OT VIIIs to Objectives: The Latest In Reverse Scientology.  June 8, 2010 548

8.  Deconstructing The Mayo Myth.    April 12, 2011                                              552

7.  Worse Than Fair Game?   November 2, 2010                                                     562

6. Miscavige Shock Squad Hits Corpus Christi.    April 18, 2011                        603

5. LRH Trained Cl XII C/S Karen De La Carriere/Jentzsch.  June 30, 2010  607

4. What We Are Doing Here. October 4, 2010                                                        615

3.  An Open Letter to Tony Ortega.  September 28, 2011                                     655

2. OT Abilities. March 18, 2011                                                                                   682

1. MISCAVIGE MELTDOWN.   April 24, 2010                                                       791

Scientology Shoop of the Year

I am not much of a fan of shooping (photo shopping images – usually for joking and degrading purposes).  In fact, I have trashed pretty much most of the attempts to post shoops in comments on this blog.

Therefore, I find it ironic, even poetic justice, that the Village Voice end of the year poll voted the following image as Scientology Shoop of the Year:

Squirrels Busted

Virtually all of the joking and degrading in this image is supplied by none other than David Miscavige himself.  The quotation highlights the absurdity of his psychotic mode of ‘leadership.’   The image highlights what this fellow is doing for the forward progress and wide spread use of Scientology in the world.  The opposite.

Folks, Independents truly do have the future of Scientology in their hands.

I think we should act accordingly in the year 2012.

 

 

Squirrel Busters Hibernate

That is how the Corpus Christi Caller Times put it.   Since Miscavige folded his tent by Corpus Christi bay in early November, apparently they have hibernated for the winter elsewhere.  While in the scheme of things the Corporate Scientology operation had little impact on the Coastal Bend (several counties surrounding Corpus – the Times’ beat) in general, Miscavige’s antics earned a place on the ballot in the Caller Times reader’s poll top stories of the year in the region:

Squirrel Busters hibernate by the bay

Mark Rathbun moved to Ingleside on the Bay to start a new life away from the Church of Scientology. But as he, his wife and residents of the small community soon found out, a place away from the church doesn’t really exist.

Not when a documentary film crew is following your every move, that is.

“Squirrel” is church jargon for a heretic, and the Squirrel Busters — though the Church of Scientology has said they are not directly affiliated with the church — set out on a mission to make a movie about Rathbun defecting from the church, at any cost.Whether the film is now or will ever be in production, the group of Californians who followed Rathbun around South Texas managed to produce a lot of controversy.

Context from the Times

One hundred and ninety nine (199) days these bozos stayed in town.   Their departure is a story in itself.

The final overt visit by the busters was the day I was arrested, 16 September.  They stuck around another six weeks, literally hiding in the home they had leased less than 200 yards from ours.

They snuck out of town by cover of night while Mosey and I were on the east coast in the beginning of November.  The lease of their squirrel headquarters down the street ran til mid-November.  But they left on 2 November.  That happened to be two days after our one-year lease ran out on our home.  In my estimation, Miscavige had them stick around to get footage of us moving out of our home intending to post it as the accomplishment of their stated intention,  to run us out of house and home town.  By the first they could plainly see there was no sign of moving going on, and poof, they were gone the next day.

Here is SQB’s final overt encounter with me on the afternoon of 16 September 2011:

Mosey and I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who helped us out through encouragement, energy, and friendship during the siege.  This was no minor defeat you handed the little dictator.

Christmas and Castles Made of Sand

What of all the lobbying, litigating, intimidating, and enforcing of the Corporation?  In my view, so much building castles out of sand.

Jesus said, per the King James Bible:

And He said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.

Luke 11:46

Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.

Matthew 19:24

From the Prophet by Kahlil Gibran:

Then a lawyer said, But what of our Laws, master?

And he answered:

You delight in laying down laws,

Yet you delight more in breaking them.

Like children playing by the ocean who build sand-towers with constancy and then destroy them with laughter.  But while you build your sand-towers the ocean brings more sand to the shore, 

And when you destroy them the ocean laughs with you.  Verily the ocean laughs always with the innocent.

But what of those to whom life is not an ocean, and man-made laws are not sand-towers, But to whom life is a rock, and the law a chisel with which they would carve it in their own likeness?  

What of the cripple who hates dancers?

What of the ox who loves his yoke and deems the elk and deer of the forest stray and vagrant things?

What of the old serpent who cannot shed his skin, and calls all others naked and shameless?

And of him who comes early to the wedding-feast, and when over-fed and tired goes his way saying that all feasts are violation and all feasters lawbreakers?

What shall I say of these save that they too stand in the sunlight, but with their backs to the sun?

They see only their shadows, and their shadows are the laws.

And what is the sun to them but a caster of shadows?

And what is it to acknowledge the laws but to stoop down and trace their shadows upon the earth?

But you who walk facing the sun, what images drawn on the earth can hold you?

You who travel with the wind, what weather-vane shall direct your course?

What man’s law shall bind you if you break your yoke but upon no man’s prison door?

What laws shall you fear if you dance but stumble against no man’s iron chains?

And who is he that shall bring you to judgment if you tear off your garmet yet leave it in no man’s path?

People of Orphalese, you can muffle the drum, and you can loosen the strings of the lyre, but who shall command the skylark not to sing?

L Ron Hubbard from The Creation of Human Ability:

CONSIDERATIONS TAKE RANK OVER THE MECHANICS OF SPACE, ENERGY AND TIME.

By this it is meant that an idea or opinion is, fundamentally, superior to space, energy and time or organizations of form, since it is conceived that space, energy and time are themselves broadly agreed-upon considerations.  That so many minds agree brings about reality in the form of space, energy and time. These mechanics, then, of space, energy and time, are the product of agreed-upon considerations mutually agreed upon by life…

The freedom of an individual depends upon that individual’s freedom to alter his considerations of space, energy, time and forms of life, and his roles in it.  If he cannot change his mind about these, he is then fixed and enslaved amidst barriers such as those of the physical universe and barriers of his own creation.  Man thus is seen to be enslaved by barriers of his own creation.  He creates these barriers himself or by agreeing with things which hold these barriers to be actual. 

And on an aesthetic note, Jimi Hendrix:

Have A Merry Christmas

 

Scientology Inc’s Lobbying Machine

Some commented on the posts of the last couple days on Scientology Inc’s Washington Lobbying apparatus that there did not seem to be much money involved.  Well, based on the work of the folks at Why We Protest and Karen #1 in just a few hours a different picture emerges.

As to Greg Mitchell,  see Secular Invasion of Washington , according to documentation available at Campaignmoney.com, between 2008 and the first quarter of 2011, he received $290,000 from Scientology Inc:

Here is a shot of Greg doing his best Bill Clinton Jr impression:

Greg "Little Bubba" Mitchell

As to Joe Grieboski, see Corporate Scientology Mercenary, and his Scientology Inc front group Institute  on Religion and Public Policy, check out this Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax for 2006:

Scn Inc Institute

Note, this form covers a time closer to form-up. You can bet that in later years quite a few more greenbacks made their way through its coffers.   Also note that David Miscavige’s personal attorney, Monique Yingling, is listed as a director along with Scientology Incers Luis Colon and Judy Cranford.

Vice president of the board is one Bill Walsh.  Walsh is the character that accompanied Yingling on Miscavige’s six man mission to Denver in April 2009.  Their target?  To shudder Mike Rinder into silence so as to spike the original St Pete Times series The Truth Rundown.  Result? Epic Fail.

Bill Walsh does little else than serve as a yes-man to David Miscavige.   In fact, he nods in agreement so much that Mike Rinder and I have referred to him as a very expensive bobbing-head doll.  With that in mind, consider this: Walsh was pulling in close to a 1/2 million dollars a year from Scientology Inc over multiple years.  As late as 2007, an Office of Special Affairs financial planning document referred to Walsh’s nearly 1/2 million dollar a year production as “spectator work.”

If a non-productive bobbing-head doll can pull in nearly 1/2 million dollars a year from Scn Inc, what do you suppose they are paying their heavy hitters?

Effective or not, do some math and recognize what your fees have really bought.