The siege of Ingleside on the Bay, the Hypocrisy of Scientology.

Yorktown surrenders.

[After years of yammering for “religious freedom” hypocritical Scientology descends on a small Texas costal town to deny others their freedom of thought.] 
There are many famous sieges in history, the Siege of Alesia and the Siege of Sevastopol come to mind as two of the best examples.  In the New World however, we have few such examples of military ardor to read about beyond the Siege of Yorktown and the Alamo.  Until recently that is.  Now the Siege of Ingleside on the Bay, Texas, is working its way into the history of America just as sure as if it were apple pie and hot dogs.

The siege of Sevastople.

No, it is not the Mexican army that is fighting its way north to recapture lost territory. You can look far and wide yet you will not see any of the paraphernalia such as facines and sap rollers inching their way forward to the next parallel.  Armchair generals will look in vain for howitzers and mortars used to blast the counterscarp and covered ways into smithereens.  
Since the Mexican Army has been ruled out your next guess would be terrorists and extremists running amok with AK-47’s and screaming for Allah.  The mental image of these turbaned fighters landing on the beach like we did at Iwo Jima presents a stirring mental image but no, no such invasion has transpired.  
The invasion that I have alluded to thus far does indeed have something to do with extremists but not of the Islamic variety.  Nope, these folk are Scientologists; it is not for Allah these wild-eyed fanatics cry for, it is for David Miscavige.  
The hell you say.  David who?  What?  The admiral of the Scientologists in Texas??  
Well, not in person, he is known as taking a dim view of exposing his own carcase to any physical danger.  He has sent flunkies, private investigators and deranged people who think they are “Operating Thetans,” or simply “OTs.”  These people believe they have special powers.  The truth is that they are deluded and lack even ordinary “powers.”
So what is this all about?  Well, it is a fairly simple story.  A couple of former stooges of David Miscavige, Mike Rinder and Marty Rathbun, got disgusted with the way he was running things and decided to quit and go out on their own.  They did not give up on the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard, only the way the organization was being run by Miscavige.  Since leaving a few years ago they have banded together with other like minded people to practice Scientology the way they say it was intended to be practiced.  These people, who are termed “independent Scientologists,” have avoided all of the controversy of the Miscavige bunch.  They don’t stoop to grubbing for money or indulge in any of the other behavior that non-Scientologists find so offensive.  True, they are stuck with Xenu but since all religious beliefs are subjective they can tough that one out.
Siege, what siege?  Well, David Miscavige is not going to sit and let people enjoy something as evil as freedom.  That is simply not his way.  It was humiliating the way Mark and Mike spoke of his flagrant beatings of subordinates in the press.  He also took umbrage at their statements detailing the decline of Scientology under his leadership.  Right now Scientology is faring about as well as an iceberg on the equator; fingers are being pointed; pointed in secret often but nonetheless the decline in membership is palpable.  Dictators cannot abide having their dirty laundry hung out in the village square. 
The independent Scientologists are in the sights of the self-appointed dictator of the cult.  He is resolved apparently that if they rob him of his well-earned nightly repose he will give them no peace either.  His minions are shadowing the independents and dogging every step they take.  Every move they make is filmed and photographed.  The harassment is non-stop.  The independent Scientologists are indeed “under siege.”
This story covers the whole issue: 
 Scientology Goon Squads Face Fines After Texas Town Rallies To Marty Rathbun’s Cause,
The best chronicle of these proceedings can be found in Marty Rathbun’s blog:
This has not gone unnoticed in the press.  If the leadership of Scientology think that this will somehow enhance their image they are deluded.  Here is a piece for the Village Blog that touches on this subject.
And here is yet another part of the story:

A new era in siege warfare; the use of morons.

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Ex-Scientologist Story #262, Musician hits off-key note.


Having lived under both Communism and Scientology Gabor Szabo (3/8/36-2/26/82) truly understood the nature of totalitarianism. 

Szabo discovered jazz in his native Hungary through Willis Conover’s V.O.A. program. He was soon playing in local clubs on a crudely constructed guitar. It was the only possession Szabo brought with him when forced to exit Hungary during the 1956 revolution.

Eventually Szabo made his way to America, and found his initial fame with Chico Hamilton’s distinctive quintet. Szabo’s music fused jazz with traditional Indian and Gypsy music, but also took inspiration from contemporary pop tunes. An entrepreneur as well as an artist, Szabo joined with musicians Gary McFarland and Cal Tjader to form Skye Records, as a vehicle for their pop-jazz experiments.

In the late 1970’s Szabo sought treatment for his heroin addiction at a Scientology-affiliated drug treatment center, and became deeply involved in the religion. In 1980, he broke from the Church, unsuccessfully filing suit for alleged financial mismanagement.”: snip> Jazz guitarist sues Scientologists February 9, 1980

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Jazz guitarist Gabor Szabo has filed a $21 million lawsuit against the Church of Scientology, accusing the organization of embezzling his money, kidnapping him and forcing him to undergo a Scientology “Life Repair Course.”

In a 36-page complaint, Szabo’s lawyer listed accusations which included Scientology’s alleged takeover of the musician’s career after he sought help in the church’s drug-treatment program.

Szabo, born in Budapest in 1936, is best known for his worked with Lena Horne. During the late ’60s and early ’70s he was a regular at the Monterey and Newport jazz festivals. His most popular tune is Mizrab which came out in the late ’70s.

Szabo contends the church induced him to sign a personal management contract with Artists International, a company he said is an arm of the Church of Scientology. He said the firm was inept in artist management and more concerned with using his name to win converts to Scientology.

He said the company charged a fee of 26 percent of his gross income for its services but did not pass on or account for the thousands of dollars he earned while they managed him. Szabo accused Scientology and Artists International of embezzling at least $15,000 from him.

Scientology will promise anything to anyone in order to sell courses.  In this case though the route to this man’s bank account was through their phony drug-treatment program.  As always the cult denied any wrongdoing.

The church’s minister of public affairs, Heber Jentzsch, denied all allegations and said Szabo has been given a full refund of his money “and has signed documents to that effect.”

It should be noted that at this time, 8/5/11 Heber Jentzsch is being held in the “hole” out in Hemet with other worthies on the shit list of David Miscavige.  He has been incommunicado for some time.

Published in: on August 5, 2011 at 12:34 pm  Comments (1)  

Ex-Scientologist story #261, Spies for the Guardians Office.

Ford and Andrea Schwartz.

Hubbard set up the Guardians Office, with his wife in charge, to deflect any and all criticism from Scientology.  This included spying on government agencies, newspapers and the lawyers who represented disgruntled former members.  Scientology even managed to infiltrate the offices of the FBI and other government agencies in an effort to determine what sort of evidence they had against L. Ron Hubbard.  He was in hiding at the time but thought if he could control the negative information against him the way would be open for him to return to living openly in society.  This program was known as “Snow White.”  But as usual Scientology proved to be inept, this time at spying, and the whole house of cards came down on top of Mary Sue Hubbard and the rest of her office; she and some of her underlings ended up in federal durance vile while Hubbard stayed in hiding.

Part of this spy  were Ford and Andrea Schwartz.  They have long since parted with Scientology so this tale is of more historical interest than anything else.  Their targets were the big ones; Michael Flynn the attorney who sued the cult on behalf of a number of former members and Paulette Cooper, a journalist that Scientology was trying to get either thrown in prison or mental institution, depending on which dirty plot worked.  Some of the story you will find here:

and here you will find Andrea giving a generalized view of Scientology:

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Ex-Scientologist story #260, Missing in “Happy Valley.”

If Happy Valley had a more realistic name it would be something on the order of, “Vale of Tears.”  The German government and their journalists are not so easily fooled as our own when it comes to Scientology; they know it for what it is.  This segment includes the story of Susanne Schernekau, a Sea Org member who was put in the RPF, the Scientology penal system.

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