Ex-Scientologist story #30, Otto Roos, he sailed with the Commodore.

Who was Otto Roos? He was a tough Dutch seaman who would later become a class XII auditor.  He shipped before the mast with Commodore L. Ron Hubbard at the helm.  This is from Religion Inc. by Stewart Lamont:

Ron solved the problem by making his crew into slaves. Crews mutiny, but not slaves. Penalties were draconian. “Chain-lockering” was introduced by Hubbard as a punishment. McMaster remembers once being asked by the Master at Arms to come and help her. He pulled up the wedge from the chain-locker, a dank and unhealthy part of the ship into which offenders were flung without food as a punishment. Out crawled a little girl who turned out to be a deaf-mute who had been unable to write her name and had incurred the Commodore’s wrath. The bilges were another favourite punishment cell (known as “in the tanking”). Another penalty was being made to climb the dizzy heights to the crow’s nest and stay there for a whole watch. But by far the most used (and abused) of the bully-boy tactics was “overboarding” — Captain Hubbard’s version of walking the plank. It originated in Melila when Dutchman Otto Roos, then Senior Auditor, had let a line slip as the Apollo was making a botched berthing. Roos is now a rich businessman. His macho manner and tough-guy approach meant that he was rarely on the side of those who were bullied. He discovered the traumatic effects of overboarding on some and declares that he ordered it stopped forthwith. But it didn’t prevent McMaster being put overboard four times. The fifth and last time was on 5 November 1969. It was the last straw and when he went ashore he vowed to quit. A young lady chaplain had come to fetch McMaster from the hold because Hubbard wanted to present him with something on the poop deck to “honour all he had done.” He says he knew right away it was a Judas kiss and Hubbard accused him of betrayal. His daughter Diana (who occupied a senior position on Apollo) read out a list of “high crimes” which McMaster says were all lies, and then eight burly Scientologists flung him overboard. He broke his shoulder in the fall.

Otto Roos has written a diary of those years on board ship. It is peppered with org-speak, but it is a fascinating insight into the period which is now idealized by Scientologists as a golden period when Ron was developing his higher tech and sailing around the Mediterranean discovering archaeological sites where he had lived in his past lives.

auditor_35_1968_-_otto_roos_joan_robertson_bill_robertsonAbove Otto Roos with other Scientologist in 1968.

Roos eventually found out that his idol Hubbard had feet of clay and left the commode to his own devices.  If you want to read some insights on the REAL L. Ron Hubbard, and not the pabulum that Scientology hands out read his story.  http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Library/Shelf/roos/roos-books.html

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More on the RPF, another link, more Stacy Brooks Young

ABC news 1999, more on the RPF, Stacy Brooks Young and others.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kr6SqpnuyE&NR=1

Stacy Sea Org ID

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Stacy Brooks Young, ex-Scientology story #28

True Stories from an Evil Cult.

Stacy Brooks Young worked her way upwards in the Sea Org she made it into the Guardians Office and other Scientology entities. Too bad for her that she got high enough up to end up in the nasty internal prison system known as the RPF. All top members go through it to make sure that they are beaten down enough to cower in front of the fearless short-ass, David Miscavige, who run the cult. He learned how to be a dictator right from the source: L. Ron Hubbard.

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Andre Tabayoyon, ex-Scientologist story #27, more abuse

Andre served in many capacities with Scientology including being Hubbard’s steward/butler.  Of course he was in the RPF, anybody who was anybody served a stint in the nasty prison system and forced work camps.  They had to be broken down a bit to be suitable clay for Hubbard, and later little David.   Did I say he held a few jobs in the cult??  Here is the list.  You will note they even have an RPF for children!!  Follow the link for the rest of the story.

a. Commanding Officer, Master at Arms;
b. Missionary Unit, Commanding Officer;
C. Executive Director, Portland Crusade;
d. D/Executive Director, Los Angeles Crusade;
e. L. Ron Hubbard’s Butler;
f. Executive Establishment Officer;
g. RPF Bosun WUS, Children’s RPF Bosun
h. LRH Spaces Set Up Mission 2nd;
i. LRH Studio Construction Mission In Charge;
J. LRH Renovations Mission In Charge;
k. Utilities Installation Officer;
l. Registrar;
M. Sea Org Recruiter;
n. Sea Org Ethics Officer;
0. Sea Org Officer;
P. Missionary;
q. Security Mission In Charge;
r. Berthing Security Watch, Hemet (Rover);
S. RPF Tech In Charge;
t. RPF Case Supervisor;
U. RPF Section Leader;
V. RPF Member;
W. RPF Qualifications In Charge; and
X. Estates Project Force Mission In Charge.

http://www.xenu-directory.net/documents/tabayoyona19940305.html#54

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Ex-Scientologist story #26, Homer Schomer, abuse in the RPF

The Ex-Files, the truth is out there, not in Scientology though.

The RPF (rehabilitation project force) is the terrible prison system within the cult of Scientology.  It is a small sample of the world Hubbard wants for the rest of us.  It is a shame and blot to our country that such things go on in the “Land of the free.”  Homer was at the top of the cult, he was Hubbard’s chief banking officer, but there is no safe place within Scientology.  Here he is speaking about life on the Apollo, this is what happened on the watch of the “great humanitarian” l. Ron Hubbard:

Life in the RPF was despicable and degrading. You lost all sense of self-esteem, freedom and human dignity. It was a world unto itself and you felt like a leper or a member of the caste “The Untouchables”. You could not speak to other crew members unless you were spoken to and you had to “run” everywhere. The conditions were even worse than on board the regular quarters, damp, cold and, again, roach infested. The food was substandard and members of the RPF only ate after others had eaten. Often there was little leftover food. Members of the RPF were forced to wear black boiler suits. We slept very little everyday and awoke each morning to swab the decks. We were allowed 30 seconds to shower and had to be up and ready in the morning within 15 minutes. There was supposed to be time for study and auditing, but this rarely occurred.

To find out more about what Homer went through go here:http://www.xenu-directory.net/documents/schomer19860318.html

 

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