All of them, those in power, and those who want the power, would pamper us, if we agreed to overlook their crookedness by wilfully restricting our activities.
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By Michael Pattinson more
In outside Scientology "wogdom" — "It takes all kinds to make a world." The melting pot of humanity is a bunch of very different types and styles of people.
In Scientology, it takes pretty much ONE kind to make the world of the cult. That one kind is a person who unblinkingly trusts LRH and Management, adheres as closely as possible to tech and policy sometimes only due to fear of consequences, and is convinced that there is actually a full Bridge To Total Freedom available to cross over. Other characteristics are a slavish obsession to produce "stats" and get peer approval, be seen as a valuable group member even to the point of self-sacrifice across the Dynamics, and a full and onerously paid for LRH library at home and/or office.
This kind of personality is a false personality, born out of a blending into the heated amalgam of group think and compliances. It is a "bank personality" in that all think the same thoughts, rather like the Borg do in the collective hive on Star Trek. When those who have been dunked in the cult bank pool ever have still enough guts and awareness to somehow rise to the surface of the molten frenzy of obsessive urgency they see the bigger picture suddenly.
The top of Scientology is pretty crusty. The top levels of Scientology management and members are not a pretty sight. When too many people rose to OT8 in the early 1990 they briefly started to see through the trickery, so DM and Co. simply pushed them all back down into the molten mass by inventing "The Golden Age of (squirrel) Tech" and making all the OTs go back down the "Bridge" again and "re-do" (re-immerse themselves) in OT7 again. Drown attention in the molten group think pot and nobody will be able to see over the edge or above the surface. I was never part of that re-immersion control operation.
Some of the "same-ness" (homogenous amalgam) of the group cult think-bank flakes off when one rises to the top of the "Bridge" and sees there is no bridge in fact. I finished OT8 in 1990 and within a short time started to see how I had been defrauded and tricked into thinking there was a Bridge to Total Freedom whereas the Management of Scientology does not really have a single bridge to sell even though they are selling plenty of them! Such a scam as this is not based on lofty ideals but on hidden greed, lust for power, drunkenness of megalomania and outright criminality. The "Bridge to Total Freedom" is only a "Pier to Total Flotsam" (see my Google alt.religion.scientology posting with this title).
Such selling of non-existent "bridges" is fraudulent and deceptive, at least. As this kind of thing does NOT align with life (theta) itself then Life will start to correct the imbalances created by human idiocy and insanity. Even from 1990 I could personally observe the decay and contraction of Scientology. It became clear that there were fewer and fewer public, more and more cannibalization of the finances of the remaining loyal flock, and a big cover-up of down stats by Mgt at top levels.
What is now happening is that the hidden lies, criminality, violence, illegalities, fraud and harmfulness of the renegade crew that stole Scientology in the early 1980s is starting to surface OUTSIDE the group, thanks to the unwitting verbosities of Tom Cruise. Eventually the hubbub will even get through to the "OTs" and celebrities at the top of Scientology and they will wake up at last to how they have been conned.
Even the "Freezoners" will one day have to come out of "Scientology Melting Pot Number 2" and wake up to the fact that the wholesomely delicious promises made about the OT results of the "tech" were only balls of fluff.
The dissenters from Scientology are those who have been harmed by Scientology and have the GUTS to speak out. Those who are now really outside the group and who remain silent are still drips who hope they are still somehow in the cult members melting pot or who hope that they will not be either forced back in or permanently frozen out. They will only ever feel like, and be, cold blobs unless they take a stand and speak out too. Dissenters from Scientology will never fit into another melting pot as their natural differences will start to take shape when they pour out of the cauldron of DM's witch pit and regain self-awareness.
For those who are outside the Truman Show called Scientology it is somewhat amusing to see celebs like Tom Cruise bubbling over with cult spew and forcing the lies out into the open without realizing it. Tom Cruise has his eyes wide shut for real!
(see www.celebritiesonthebridge.com e-book site for more on this)
The shattered remnants of lives that have somehow managed to survive their exit from Scientology do not need to find another pot to melt into. The actual buzz and energy of freedom outside Scientology would melt any pot that tried to contain it. Such energy coming from the realization that one is really and truly free of the mass of the cult's group-think can galvanize ex-members into forming themselves back into real people with real lives to live. Slavery to DM and his puppet cronies will fade into the past and into DMs own eventual self-created delusional oblivion.
One can not make a world without crime, insanity or war by USING crime, insanity and war!
Peace is the real way forward, and to live one's own life to the fullest, doing the best one can every day by both taking a stand against the forces of Scientology's self-interested and cancerous nature (speak out !!) and by revitalizing one's own most natural goals, purposes and talents to create a world of difference.
Best of Luck and Good Fortune to all those who do just that!