The verdict is in from the anti-scientology community (ASC), Marty Rathbun is crazy.
You can read and hear all about it across several ASC forums.
I accept the diagnosis as it pertains to the scientology (pro and anti) universe. Insanity is loosely defined as not seeing or accepting the world as it is generally seen and accepted by the majority of people.
I noted in one of my books that the most valuable thing I got from my scientology experience was the ability to disagree. That is, freedom from the automatic subconscious acceptance of the way others might want me to see or think. Today I value that faculty more than ever. Modern science has come to understand that people think in narratives. They accept them and create them and then judge new experience and data against them – much of that narrative building occurring sub consciously. I reject the anti-scientology narrative as being at least as inaccurate, exaggerated, partisan and hysterical as the official scientology narrative. That rejection of the former in no way implies an endorsement of the latter.
I find ASC’s resort to the ‘he’s crazy’ defense/offense to be apropos for a perhaps-final teaching moment in this milieu. I will share it notwithstanding the wave of ‘he’s nuts’ that doing so will inevitably provoke.
Those who have observed me and my detractors for very long will recall that the church of scientology preceded ASC in invoking the insanity defense/offense against me. Remember the words of the immortal Tommy Davis: “He’s a f____ing lunatic!” As truth slowly struggles to the surface as it sometimes is forced to do, I believe you will find that there were two reasons for the copycatting.
First, the folks running the ASC agenda and authoring its narrative (including the insanity defense/offense) are OSA (Office of Special Affairs) trained and bred. They often boast of their OSA expertise. One of them makes good money plying it; another dishes out good money lording it over people. They liberally use that acumen to attack those whom they brand as the attackers. They most spiritedly – overtly and covertly – attack the credibility of anyone who might spoil their pity party by spreading that horrible disinfectant called truth.
Second, the ASC agenda setters have not had an original thought sprout in their heads as long as I have known them (and that is a very long time). They are and have been wholly unoriginal creatures of stimulus-response thought. I only say this after making extraordinary efforts with each to coax them to rise above such patterns – and only now that they’ve decided no good deed ought go unpunished.
And so, some of the conspiracy chatter on ESMB and Underground Bunker that OSA has infiltrated and seized the ASC conversation – requiring vigilant censorship measures by Tony Ortega and Madam ESMB – contains a grain of truth.
What remains to be seen is whether it is the old OSA or the new OSA and whether the former more effectively influences the latter or vice versa. In either event, my guess is that the losers will be those who cling desperately to their rusting firearms (and narratives) failing to recognize that the war has been over for several years now.
Then again, both Scientology and ASC may be right, I may be crazy.