YouTube has videos that cover just about every topic that you can think of, and some that you can’t. That includes Scientology; there are hundreds of videos made in both praise and condemnation of the cult. Of course the best ones are those that tell the truth about that predatory group. Here are some of my favorites. Enjoy.
L. Ron Hubbard, Jr. at the 1982 Clearwater hearings.
Secret Lives takes on the real life of L. Ron Hubbard.
Hubbard tells of space ships in our solar system
The death of a Scientologist.
Jenna Miscavige Hill tells about her life in Scientology; she is the niece of Scientology dictator David Miscavige.
In the Saturday, June 29th edition of the Tampa Day Times reporter Joe Childs tells of the January 22nd arrest of Denise Gentile, a prominent Clearwater Scientologist and sister of Scientology leader David Miscavige. The use of drugs, even certain medical ones, are anathema to Scientology so this news must have shocked the Scientology world. Mrs. Gentile was, and still is as far as it is known, an employee of a Scientology school in Clearwater. her mug shot is shown below.
Perhaps just as damning was the allegation made by the paper that property that she owned was considered by police to be a known place of durg activity; in other words a, “drug house.” The paper backed that up with interviews of people who had lived there. Here is an excerpt from the article:
“Small cigars called blunts are cheap, sold everywhere and easily converted into marijuana joints.
Currie was smoking one on the steps of his upstairs apartment when his landlord walked up.
“She asked me, did I have any more?”
“I told her, ‘Yeah.’ “
That night, Denise phoned him, Currie said, asking what he had been smoking. He told her.
“She was like, ‘Well, can you hook me up?’ “
Denise paid for blunts with rent money Currie handed her in an envelope, he said.
“She would sit in her car, count it. But then she’d say, ‘You got any cigs?’ ” She would give him $30 or $40 for a few blunts, he said.
He soon proposed a new arrangement. He’d pay the water bills with blunts instead of cash. A blunt was worth $10, he told her, so he’d give her 15 for a $150 water bill. He paid his bill with marijuana for months, he said.
Denise often called or texted to alert him she was coming by.
“I’d ask, how did she want it? Half money and half cigs?’
“She’d say, ‘Can I have it all in cigs?’ “
A couple of times, she bought hydroponic blunts. They were $20. Currie sold her just two or three at a time. He paid the rest of his water bill with regular pot.
Currie said he gave Denise 10 to 20 marijuana blunts nearly every month from summer 2011 until he was arrested and jailed in October 2012.
“It was a monthly thing,” he said. Weed for the water bill.
He said he never smoked marijuana with Miss Denise, but she once mentioned a previous batch hadn’t tasted good, he said.
“Denise is not a bad person,” he said. “She just came around to collect our rent. I don’t fault her. She helped me out.”
It must be noted that to the date of this breaking story Denise Gentile, through her attorney has stated that she is innocent of the criminal charges and that she rejects the accustions made by the Tampa Bay Times. More will be posted in this blog as news becomes available.
L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, was among the most paranoid men in the world. He looked under every bed and around every corner to look for hidden foes. The Communists, the CIA, various governments, mental health organization, even SMERSH from James Bond books were out to get him. Worse yet was the fact they were constantly trying to infiltrate his operations. So he came up with Security or “sec” checks to help find moles or double agents. Nobody was safe from these questions; not even his closest underlings in the Sea Org or the eager young staff of the various Scientology of Dianetics entities.
Public members were in no way exempt from these inquisitions. Of course they had to pay for the privilege of being put on the meter and asked a long string of questions. Some of which must have been shocking to hear for the first time. Here are some of the more interesting questions followed by a link to read the whole thing.
The Whole Track Sec Check
Have you ever enslaved a population?
Have you ever implanted anyone?
Have you ever sacked a city?
Have you ever sunk, or otherwise destroyed, a non-combatant vessel?
Have you ever abused hostages, or prisoners?
Have you ever ordered, or yourself committed, genocide?
Have you ever annihilated a population?
Have you ever poisoned food or drinking supplies?
Have you ever strangled anyone?
Have you ever deliberately spread disease?
Have you ever degraded a religion?
Have you ever raped a child of either sex?
Have you ever warped an educational system?
Have you ever deprived people of hope?
Have you ever committed murder?
Have you ever destroyed a culture?
Have you ever forced anyone into an undesired beingness?
Have you ever stolen a body from another being?
Have you ever destroyed an economy?
Is anybody seeking to discover your whereabouts?
Have you ever violated a nation’s neutrality?
Have you ever broken a treaty?
Have you ever blanketed bodies for the sensation kick?
Have you ever upset an ecology?
Have you persecuted others for their religious or political beliefs?
Have you ever interfered with the free flow of trade?
Have you ever been a crook?
Have you ever obliterated a language?
Have you ever stamped out a religion?
Have you ever deliberately trained people in untruths for power, or profit?
Have you ever defiled religious places, persons, or objects?
Have you ever practised terrorism?
Have you ever done anything you would not like to think of yourself as having
done? . . .
Have you given robots a bad name?
What should others be warned about concerning you?
What don’t you trust yourself with?
Is there anything you can’t forgive yourself for?
Is there anything others should not forgive you for?
Have you ever caused equipment entrusted to your care to vanish?
Have you ever acted as a double agent?
Have you ever misappropriated equipment entrusted to your care?
Have you ever interrogated another under torture?
Have you ever caused anyone to be burned alive?
Have you ever misappropriated funds entrusted to your care?
Have you ever violated the sanctity of a herald?
Have you ever violated a flag of truce, or a period of truce?
Have you ever caused someone to be flogged to death?
Have you ever been a religious fanatic?
Have you ever assassinated a prominent person?
Have you ever blown anything up?
Have you ever violated a sanctuary?
Have you ever poisoned an atmosphere?
Have you ever set a booby trap?
Have you ever violated the established rules of warfare?
Have you ever made yourself out to be weaker than you in fact were?
Have you ever made yourself out to be stronger than you in fact were?
Have you ever promised help without intending to give it?
Have you ever abandoned your sick, or dead, to the enemy?
Have you ever failed to rescue your leader?
Johannesburg Security Check
HCO Policy Letter of April 7, 1961
Do you know any Communists personally?
Have you ever committed any overts on a Scientology organization?
Do you have any overts on LRH?
Have you ever had unkind thoughts about LRH?
Do you have any overts on Mary Sue?
Have you ever had any unkind thoughts about Mary Sue?
Have you ever had any unkind thoughts about Scientologists?
Have you ever betrayed Scientology?
Have you ever betrayed anyone for money?
Have you ever threatened anyone with a firearm?
Have you ever been paid for giving evidence?
Have you ever destroyed something belonging to someone else?
H ave you ever been a spy for an organisation?
Have you ever had anything to do with Communism or been a Communist?
Have you ever been a newspaper reporter?
Have you ever had intercourse while under the influence of drugs?
Are you afraid of the Police?
Have you ever done anything your Mother would be ashamed to find out?
How do you feel about sex?
What is Communism?
Do you feel Communism has some good points?
Have you ever been a member of the Party? Do you know any secret plans against Scientology?
SECURITY CHECK CHILDREN
HCO WW Security Form 8
What has somebody told you not to tell?
Have you ever decided you did not like some member of your family?
Have you ever taken something belonging to somebody else and never given it back?
Have you ever pretended to be sick (ill)?
Have you ever made yourself sick (ill), or hurt yourself to make somebody sorry?
Have you ever wanted something very much, but never told anybody about it?
Have you ever gotten yourself dirty on purpose?
Have you ever refused to eat just to worry someone?
Have you ever remembered something about yourself and not told anybody, because you thought they wouldn’t believe you, or be angry at you?
Have you ever refused to obey an order from someone you should obey?
Have you ever told another child something that wasn’t true, just to frighten or upset him?
Have you ever bullied a smaller child?
Have you ever deliberately got another child, or a grown-up, into trouble?
Have you ever pestered older children, or grown people, who were trying to work?
Have you ever been mean, or cruel, to an animal, bird or fish?
Have you ever forgotten to give food or water to a pet entrusted to your care?
Have you ever broken something belonging to someone else?
Have you ever deliberately spoiled clothing of yours because you didn’t like it?
Do you have a secret?
Have you ever noticed something wrong with your body that you were afraid to tell anybody about?
Have you ever done anything you were very much ashamed of?
Is there anything about you your parents could not understand, even if you told them?
Have you ever failed to finish your schoolwork on time?
Have you ever flunked an examination at school?
Have you ever deliberately given a teacher trouble?
Have you ever tried to make others dislike some teacher?
Have you ever tried to make another child unpopular?
Have you ever broken, damaged, or taken, any school property?
Have you ever lied to a teacher?
Have you ever been late to school, or late to a class?
Have you ever stayed away from school, when you could have gone?
Have you ever cheated by copying someone else’s work, taking notes into an examination, or looking up answers in a book when you weren’t supposed to?
Have you ever spoiled things for somebody?
Who have you made guilty?
Have you ever done something you shouldn’t when you were supposed to be in bed or asleep?
Have you ever told others bad stories about someone?
Have you ever tried to make others believe that your parents, or teachers, were cruel to you?
Have you ever offered as an excuse for something you have done wrong that you are only a child, or that you haven’t grown up yet?
Have you ever felt that your parents and home were too good for you?
Have you ever felt that your parents and home weren’t good enough for you?
Is there anything you should tell your parents, and never have?
Have you ever done something to your body that you shouldn’t have?
Have you ever done anything to someone else’s body that you shouldn’t have?
Have you ever told anyone that you did something, when you hadn’t really done it?
Have you ever told anyone that you hadn’t done something which you really had done?
Have you ever ganged up on another child and made fun of him because he was different from the rest of you?
Have you ever made fun of another because of the way he looked?
Have you ever decided never to talk to someone again?
Have you ever made your parents or teachers work harder than they should?
Have you ever decided that you were too bright, or too smart for the other kids?
Have you ever annoyed an adult by something you did or said?
Have you ever hurt a child?
Have you ever made a child cry?
Have you ever made a child sulk?
The following will NOT be found in the third chpater of John.
Now a certain man was sick, named Preclear, of Los Angeles, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. (It was that Mary which anointed the red-haired Lord with gin, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Preclear was sick.) Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, “Lord Hubbard, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. When LRH heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of auditing, that the Greatest Thetan might be glorified thereby.”
Now Hubbard loved Martha, and her sister and Preclear almost as much as he did money. Almost.
When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was. Then after that saith he to his disciples, “Let us go into Orange County again.” His disciples say unto him, “Master, the wogs of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again?” Hubbard answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him. Fear thee not then, we can always use the night depository; but let us hope for cash, not checks.’
These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, “Our friend Preclear sleepeth; but I go, that I may regge him out of sleep.” But his followers did not understand LRH, then said Hubbard unto them plainly, “Preclear is dead and the dead spend little on courses. Worse yet Preclear forgot to sign his last check!!”
Then said Thomas, the Ethics Officer,unto his fellow disciples, “you had better hope to hell that he raises this dude of you won’t see any pay for a month.”
Then when Hubbard came, he found that Preclear had lain in the grave four days already. Now the nearest bank was about fifteen furlongs off: but that was of little use unless Preclear could sign the check. And many of the wogs came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.
Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Hubbard was coming, went and hid the silverware: but Mary sat still in the house; she had already buried her valuables in the garden in back.
LRH said unto her, “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live again in the whole time track: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believeth thou this? Then sign up for auditing”
Then they came to the grave of Preclear and Hubbard said, “Remove the stone, but don’t scratch it; we might be able to get something for it at the flea market.” His disciples then opened the grave and hooked the meter up to Preclear’s dead hands.
And Hubbard lifted up his eyes to read from the check sheet and audited him while his followers chanted “sign the check, sign the bloody check.”
At last Preclear burst from his grave throwing his grave clothes about and espying Hubbard he sayeth: “Verily thou art the greatest scoundrel that ever existed. Thy greed hath even overwhelmed death itself. But it avails thee naught; my checking account is overdrawn.”
On a more serious note Hubbard did report that auditing has been successful in raising the dead.
Checksheet 1968, “Dissemination of Material” p.75
“A child had died, was dead, had been pronounced dead by a doctor, and the auditor, by calling the thetan back and ordering him to take over the body again brought the child to life.”
How well did this work? About is well as he did with curing cancer or myopia. How can people fall for this crap? I have no idea but Hubbard was always good at finding suckers.
Before Xenu and Operating Thetans, usually referred to as OTs, arrived on the Scientology scene the object was to become, “CLEAR.” People who had achieved this level were no longer slaves to their reactive minds and thus were fully able to receive the full benefits of auditing. in Dianetic Auditor’s Bulletin vol. 2 no. 7 January 1952 “An afternoon with Ron” “You are only three or four hours from taking your glasses off for keeps.”
The ability to cure myopia was a promise made even earlier than that. In his classic work, “Dianetics,” Hubbard stated on page 72, “arthritis vanishes, myopia gets better, heart illness decreases, asthma disappears, stomachs function properly and the whole catalogue of illnesses goes away and stays away.”
But if you look at the pictures of the savants at St. Hill back in the 60’s you will see any number of them wearing glasses. No doubt they were victivms of bad auditing, or taking the wrong course which is the usual dodge that Scientologt gives when confronted by such shortcomings.
Such excuses wore thin after the release of the OT levels and the God-like power now available to Scientologists. These mighty being with their elevated physical powers and lofty intellectual attainments have achieved a level of consciousness that the rest of us can only dream about. Much has been written, in this blog and hundreds of others, about these powerful beings. And their apparent scarcity since Scientology has never shown any signs of having members who are either super men or super women. The fact has been remarked on that even ordinary abilities sometimes seem to be in short supply within Scientology.
But even if an OT cannot jump buildings in a single bound they should be able to do a trival thing like improve their eyes. This brings us back to the original question.
Why do OTs wear glasses?
Not only do they wear glasses but they do so openly. They make no attempt to hide this mild infirmity. One would think that they would be ashamed at this outward negation of Ron’s teachings and all the Scientology courses that they took Scientology; in complete disregard of the high estate of OTs uses pictures of OTs wearing spectacles in their promotional ads!!!
This has not gone unnoticed among some Scientologist, now former Scientologists. Martin Hunt, former member and case supervisor, states in his story of his time in the cult that: I began to see that the organization did not live up to its many promises of improvement of people; I myself was not improved, and neither was anyone else I saw in the organization. I asked Scientology’s elite, operating thetans, to show to me some of the powers they claimed to have, and they failed miserably at this small task. Most “OTs”, as they are called, were elderly, sick, feeble, dying of cancer, wore thick glasses, and were unimpressive to me, mentally, physically, and spiritually. His story can be found on this link: https://androvillans.wordpress.com/2011/05/19/ex-scientologist-story-147-ots-sick-feeble-dying-of-cancer-wore-thick-glasses/
Next time you meet a Scientologist ask him why OTs wear glasses?
How would the TV super hero from my youth hold up against Hubbard’s super villan of OT III? I would say it would all be over if Joe got within a roundhouse right’s distance to the evil galactic overlord.
The OT’s of the world, the powerful thetans who are at cause over the MEST universe, might think that Xenu has the advantage. After all, he is no ordinary evil ruler; he got rid of surplus people by tossing them into volcanos!!
For more info on OT III go here: https://androvillans.wordpress.com/category/origins-of-ot-iii/
In January 2008 the Church of Scientology, Portland, Oregon bought the twelve story Stevens Building. This was announced with all of the fanfare and PR noise that the cult could summon. They claim to have some 1,200 members in Portland.
But just two years later, after a lot of the usual savage fundraising by the cult it was announced, with less fanfare, that Scientology was selling the building. Not only were they selling but the asking price was $430,000 below the price that they bought it for!! And the reason that was given for this sale was one that caused a lot of distress from laughter among Scientology watchers; according to the resident Scientology PR liar, was that the building was too small!!
The membership in Portland is probably in the same league with most other large US cities. In other words there are a couple of hundred active members at most. As to the money from the fundraising that money will not be seen in Portland any time soon. The locals will have to eat the loss from the sale of Stevens Building and after that, nobody knows for sure. But it is a safe bet that a much smaller building will be used. For more on this story go here: http://idleorgs.com/category/west-usa/portland/
Above, the Cincinnati Org at night, a very impressive sign. And the even better news is that this picture is the real thing; it has not been tampered with!
The only fly in the ointment is the fact that the Cincinnati Org is located about 20 miles south in the city of Florence, in the great state of Kentucky. Recently the Scientologists of Cincinnati sold the building that they completely owned, in a highly visible location, for a loss of half a million dollars all so that they could relocate into the middle of nowhere.
And the sign? Yes, it is very impressive and no doubt the garbage collectors who travel to the rear of the building will be suitably awe-struck. The sign is in the rear of the building facing the parking lot and dumpsters.
For more information go here: http://idleorgs.com/category/east-usa/cincinnati/
If there is one thing that the shrinking cult of Scientology does not need it is more buildings. Since membership has been in decline for many years now the existing premises are more than sufficient to hold whatever amount of publics that can be dragged to events.
But the myth that the Scientology is growing and gaining in its influence is too important to neglect. So opening new “Idea Orgs has an important morale meaning to their membership. Also, it would reflect poorly on the leadership abilities of David Miscavige to admit that they are indeed, shrinking in numbers.
But there is another item that seems to fly under the radar of the unsuspecting gullible members and that is that Scientology management always gets a slice of the action. This happens everywhere but the most notable example is the “Super Power” building in Clearwater where they collected tens of millions of dollars beyond construction costs that went right into the coffers of Scientology.
Today’s “Ideal Org,” is to be found in the California city of Stephens Creek. Once again the Scientology PR department paints a nice picture of the building that the public will rush to in order to get at L. Ron Hubbard’s “tech.” Below, the Stephens Creek org as shown by Scientology.
This insignificant building is more than big enough to handle any influx of new members. Actually a WWII army surplus pup tent would be big enough to hold their new members. More than likely this building will languish on for a time until at last it runs out of money to pay the taxes or the utilities. We have seen this happen too many times in the past to think that this case will be any different.
Regardless of the eventual fate of this new empty building it did serve a purpose in allowing cult members to use their wonderful tech of subterfuge. Scientologists can’t seem to help themselves when it comes to lies and misrepresentation. Not since the day of the old USSR were photographs ever manipulated as often and as shamelessly as this.
Do we have more examples of Scientology picture “tech?” Yes we do, behold:
The Incredible Shrinking Board!!
Narconon is a Scientology front group (hidden behind yet another front group) that delivers a fake drug rehabilitation program based on the teachings of the famous lunatic L. Ron Hubbard. They claim to be separate from Scientology but they get their marching orders from David Miscavige just as all Scientologists do. Just like the lying thieves of the parent group Scientology; they are not about photoshopping pictures.l
Below is a picture of the Narconon Advisory Board from December of 1995.
Back row: Ray Stowers, W. Kent McGregor, Vladimir Ivanov, David Root, Paolo Bruschelli.
Front row: William Marcus, Shelley Beckmann, Forest Tennant, Alfonso Paredes, Megan Shields, John Duff.
The above picture was used for years but in December of 2000 changes were made. By December of 2000, John Duff was cropped from the right side of the picture, and Forest Tennant was Photoshopped right out of the middle!
The above two members are joined by Vladimir Ivanov who quit. So he is also made an un-person.
With three people now gone one would think that they would stop using that picture. But you don’t know Scientology. Here they are again minus W. Kent McGregor.
Not only is Scientology shrinking in numbers they are apparently disappearing from history as well. For more on this interesting subject go here: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Stop-Narconon/AdvisoryBoard/
True Scientologists don’t doubt for an instant that they are expanding. After all, they see the proof of it in the Scientology magazines and promotional literature. These new “Ideal Orgs,” are touted on the Scientology web sites. And as we all know pictures don’t lie. Here is a picture of the Mountainview, CA, org. in all of its glory:
Below are some recently taken pictures.
And a final view of this insignificant building.
THIS is the same building as in the promo piece? Yep, it is. Although is was a swindle on a local level it served a higher purpose. Scientology made money on their slice of the local fundraising and people not from the area looking at the PR would be impressed as all hell!
The money made by Scientology from fleecing the local sheep must be significant since they are engaged in so many of these efforts. The cult of Scientology would not scratch their collective butts unless they made money; they seldom feed oats to dead horses.
However wags are quick to call “Ideal Orgs” as “Idle Morgues.” For more information on the cult of empty buildings and their “photo tech,” go here: http://idleorgs.com/
Photographic chicanery has been used by Scientology many times in the past; it is not a new practice by any means. Here is a picture of L. Ron Hubbard speaking to an adoring crowd in front of St. Hill sometime during the early 1960’s.
Below, the same picture as it was printed in Scientology literature in 1985. The people removed are thought to have quit Scientology which would make the “Supressive Persons,” or just “SPs.”
For more on the creative use of photographs in Scientology go here: http://www.xenu.net/archive/image_edit/