by Phil Scott more
4 July 2006
This is a story about my experience in scientology as the
first cracks began to appear in its walls.
In approx 1984 when I was doing courses at the
Flub Land base
inside what is now known as the glorious Fort Homicide hotel in
Clearwater... I went out the front door for some fresh air.
That's a 9 story building with an oval ball room at the top,
used to be US Army (or Navy) intelligence in world war two, not
known to scientologists... I learned that on meeting one of the
veterans who served there at the time.
Hubbard has links going away back with US Naval
Intelligence.. earlier even than his association with Commander
(snake) Thompson. that situation is another range of issues I
won't go into further here.
I met my first picketer. An old guy in sandals, beard,
thin... and worn was standing just under the front awning and
called out to me in a calm but insistent voice that the place
was a 'criminal cult' or some such...
Myself generally being open... especially with a genuine
looking person, this guy was at least 70... I walked over to him
and congratulated him on his courage and told him that indeed
the place was a little dark around the edges...
He was holding a well worn wooden cross he had made from
drift wood and leather ties and took great pains to show it to
me and tell me how long he had carried it... decades... and
telling me things I've since forgotten, but mentioning
I had to agree, I had already some insight into the larger
mess but at the time had rationalized it.
After a time I think I was retrieved by the scnists
[scientologists] and the guy run off... I waived I'm sure and
thanked him for his openness again... he left somewhat
doubtful... probably thinking I had shinned him on... when in
fact the meeting chain-reacted to shake the criminal cult to its
One man... and old man... in torn clothes and a humble voice.
After that and in session I was grilled on the
conversation... in that time frame the reverse processing that
had happened sporadically before seemed to get worse.
The old man no doubt long since passed...
...maybe even 9 years later when I discovered the internet
via AOL... and the scientology 'boards' there...
I began posting with expose... and then someone came on our
AOL board from the... 'Usenet'... I had no clue... but in time
found ARS... 1993
or so maybe earlier.
ARS was getting one or two posts a day or less... but those
were from old timer scientology insiders with the hottest of hot
dope on the larger scene... that one need to know to sort the
I went back to AOL most of the time and began posting in
reply to 'diconnected' (Arnaldo
but not saying so at the time)... and many others, and later
'Safe' who did the wonderful series on
DM changing Hubbard's
books, tapes and etc..
There were about 20 critics posting to the AOL boards, it was
messy, AOL monitors and all sorts of limits etc... but the word
got out fast and soon many of the kind folks, all swing short
swords and fighting cult thugs from their front porches.... I
met on AOL were posting ARS :)
That put the word out onto the wide open and very wooly web.
From there and as the word spread via
Dennis Erlich and a few
others primarily and in the 'freezone'
magazines at the time.. The Free Spirit... and others by various
means... ARS grew to the worlds busiest USENET news group by
1994 or so... the rest is history most of us know.
The cult came out swinging spending over 100 million dollars
on thugs, attorneys,
and attempts to ruin many of us critics personally... Arnaldo,
Dennis Erlich, Enid Vien. myself, a dozen others... they
arranged elaborate frame ups and paid off courts and police to
raid homes and seize computers as they planted LSD on at least a
few tooth brushes... the cult was out with all guns blazing...
alas, they remained morons.
Vicious though. On the side of the critics was heart... when
the cult operatives infiltrated my
ISP and planted
forged messages and called the police and I was arrested... one
phone to Grady Ward, his call to Arnaldo... and the phones rang
off at the police station the holding station from around the
world... another massive foot bullet from the criminal cult...
actually I think they blew their entire ass off with that one...
it took me 2 years to recover as they continued to harass myself
and dozens of others... killing people's pets... etc.
Scientology set a pit bull onto
Tory's cat one time at
her front door, her cat jumped straight up into the air, landed
on the pitbull's back and scratched its face into raw meat...
the dog took off and jumped into the side door of a waiting
car... there were many such stories, that one was more recent
There are hundreds of those accounts...
Kristy and Peach have
dozens each... the scn [scientology] thugs never had the balls
though to face me directly... just made those lies to my clients
and the police... all backfired.
In the earlier time frame there were no critical web sites...
but soon as the talent developed, and especially after
Kobrin tried to RM [remove] the group... internet activists
came on board, fire in their eyes... and magically many folks,
such as Arnaldo began to develop their world class web sites...
ARS grew some more.
Then more magic happened... Ted Mayett came on line and asked
how to get his money back... Earlier when I was in Houston with
the same problem a wonderful babe from Las Vegas (a dancer and
ex scn) called to tell me how to pull that off... I passed that
advice and other information on to Ted.
I suggested picketing and then picketing longer if the cult
dwandled in getting his money to him....... they dwandled.
Ted in his brilliance picketed for YEARS after that,
developing world class picketing insights and demonstrating real
advance that motivated dozens from around the world to picket
their local orgs and myself eventually to picket... first in
Houston at the org on Westheimer (by fluffies pizza, I gave
fluffy a can of smoked clams, he made clam pizza for us)...
Then later at the SF org many times... all this had been a
complete and utter resurgence for me, and a huge part of my
healing and of course that spread to others... then to others...
Now we have hundreds of expose sites and hundreds of world
class experts on how to defeat mind control and how to cope with
ruthless criminal assaults by scum.
What are the the roots? Well the earliest roots were from the
real hero's who dug deep and hard as scientology was trying to
frame them with crimes...
Paulette Cooper was early and public...
Ida Camburn huge behind
the scenes.. many others I don't know... and many long time ex
scientologists in the print media prior to all this... Dennis
Erlich... with the 'informer'... there were others.
Then Appliantology was developed... all about L Rong Hooovahh
and the suuccchem up da cash vacuuuum sucker... that was on AOL
mostly... Kristy used to carry a bag of suckers on her
pickets... she kept offering them to me until she was sure I was
not a plant.
Then the more brilliant among us, Arnaldo and a few others
began setting up live IRC chat groups... heavily infiltrated...
but none the less these blossomed to help shake out the larger
scene and unit the expose.
Finally has come waves of ex's... for help... then they moved
on... and some stayed and became world class exposing the cult
the world could imagine...
Tory Christman comes to mind, daughter of the Hall of Fame
Quarter back Paul Christman who gifted her with grace and
integrity that has changed many lives... others have followed
now. Barbz and
Dave Touretzky have
been remarkable among others... effective, targeted to the dark
core, cutting the balls off of scientology's nasty schemes
Instead of more people getting drawn into scientology by its
lies... the lies of scientologists has resulted in more than a
few of them going to prison and loosing millions in law suits,
and the expose of L Ron Hubbard and his dark roots into Satanism
and all those he spawned,
Manson for example..
So what effect then did the old man with worn drift wood
cross have on the world? ...and the others.
Never in history it seems have so few done so much for so
many.. anon quote from ARS, maybe from Tarla Star.
Tarla personally asked the magic words that turned me
around... she said... OK... tell me very very specifically and
in every detail how Scientology has helped you in your life.
I was ready... I started to type... then errr... well no...
that wasn't it... within a few hours the blinders came off...
So one thanks, once again... Tarla Star, and rest of the
'sisters of the perpetually juicy'... we had fun... these were
hard core... and very effective.
Now she is in retirement from all this, living in Australia
last report... her name was mentioned on a financial NG a year
or so ago... I replied... she returned to bless ARS with her
So this is part of the story of ARS... a small slice with a
billion other aspects left out.
It has been an honor and a privilege to stand with these
people, and Peach and Kristi and Phyr and 8 others one night in
front of the San Francisco Org at is old location 137 McAlister
street... in the absolute blackness in the driving wind and
rain... with our candles in remembrance of Lisa McPherson's
murder... blown out, the streets were silent...
...12 or 13 of us in line... silent, tears streaming down our
faces... picket signs held high in our strong right arms
motionless... as those inside fled to their upstairs and turned
out their sign lights... then their building went dark.
We stood another long while... in silence that changed our
worlds and the world of scientology... as her dark guardians
from where she was sent arrived and said nothing... maybe we
retrieved her much later, but not then... the criminal cult had
ripped out her very soul and sent her to pits of hell itself...
for that time at least.
So now you see, here some of still stand. We are not angry,
or even upset at this... we stand like the samurai going into
battle against all possible odds... glad to have been up to the
fight... bowing low and gently to the adversary that has given
us so much without realizing it... as our swords remain...
Ideas are bullet proof. a line from the film, V for Vendetta.