Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The struggle continues ...

... to wrestle Ms. Holmes into submission. From the start, she has been watched very carefully, monitored, trained. There is still trouble in paradise though, and the road to wedded OTVII bliss is not running smoothly ... because of those pesky bothersome things called "family" and "parents" ... also "Catholic". Being Catholic is SUCH a problem ... Mr. TC can't have that, can he? Major wrench in the submission plan.

Here's a ridiculous article. The image of Vatican officials, and red-robed Bishops having serious meetings about this issue in the echoey drafty halls of the Vatican is ... well, stranger than fiction.

Quote from the article:

Other Vatican sources said that Cruise’s divorce, and his belief in Scientology, could prove an obstacle to a Catholic ceremony.

Ya think??

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Jenna Elfman goes non-linear

Quoted from http://people.monstersandcritics.com/article_1172722.php:

Broadcast on Los Angeles's "Kevin and Bean Show", Indie Film Director John Roecker retold the bizarre incident that occurred to him in the Los Feliz section of town recently. He had been walking to his car with a companion last Sunday when he was approached by a shirtless man and a tall, female blonde. "Hey, man, you're making fun of my religion," said the stranger angrily, according to Roecker.

Roecker quickly recognized the couple as actor Bodhi Elfman and his wife, "Courting Alex" star Jenna Elfman. The cause of the fuss? Roecker's black t-shirt, which had a picture of Tom Cruise on the front under the caption "Scientology is Gay!" and a 'Stayin'-Alive'-era John Travolta on the back with the words "Very Gay!" (both Cruise and Travolta and their people have said repeatedly that they are very not gay.)

Things heated up as Roecker made several references to Scientology theology and its reported central tenant, Xenu(Wikipedia link.)

Roecker retold the story saying Jenna repeatedly said "What crimes have you committed?" and then began screaming at him "Have you raped a baby?" as motorists on Los Feliz Boulevard drove by in snarled traffic.

Roecker says it appears that Bodhi Elfman prepared to take a swing at him, but thought against it. The Elfmans had a young male companion with them whom they continually instructed to move away and cover his ears whenever references to Xenu were made by Roecker.

"Have you raped a baby"???? Where did that come from???

What's up with the $cientology baby?

The gossip has been flying in the last couple of days about the legitimacy, and even existence, of the TomKat baby since the creature's birth certificate was leaked to the press.

The supposed offspring of Tom Cruise, and the now-seldom-seen-and-not-looking-all-that-well-adjusted Katie Holmes has not been seen once in public since birth. And it turns out, the supposedly-happy-and-at-least-mostly-thetan-free couple never bothered to register the being's arrival on this planet. Reportedly an unidentified "friend" (INT Readiness Unit, or perhaps OSA?) showed up nearly a month after the proported new little Pre-Clear arrived on this plane of existence (well, actually California, which is somewhat near this reality) to sign (illegibly) the birth certificate.

What's up with that? What could it mean? The Chicago Tribune says the birth certificate was not signed by the attending physician at the birth, as is normal, but by a nurse who never laid eyes on the baby. "Let the conspiracy theories begin", indeed. The unidentifed OSA agent/friend of the happy couple said the baby needed a birth certificate to get a passport. I wonder where they're going? Does the Planet 10 require a visa? Or maybe they're going to Bulgravia?

Well us Proud Suppressives don't know what's going on, but we strongly suspect that if there was a normal, healthy, attractive, well-adjusted-looking mother and baby available for the Co$ to display, we would be seeing lots of pictures of Katie and the newest Servant of Xenu. So what's going on? There is no baby? Miscarriage? Maybe the baby is not related to Tom Cruise, and Co$ doesn't want people speculating why it doesn't look like him? (I'd call that one highly likely.)

We here at Proud Suppressives have well-placed agents reporting on the Minions of Miscavige, and one of those agents tells us there is indeed a contract between Katie and Tom, involving $10 million for ten years. Don't know what the document says about children, but the agent did say the baby wasn't part of the plan. (But I suppose we're not nearly so clever as those pesky SMERSH operatives.)

Which reminds us... We need to get back to that "OSA vs. KGB" comparison. If you read the history and documentation of the Co$ "security orgs", they are all but verbatim identical to the organization, objectives, and missions of the Soviet intelligence organ.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

A young filmmaker in Winnipeg asks:

Scientology: What the F#$%??



The video is obviously jokey (I laughed out loud a couple of times) - and he ends on a "live and let live" note which I can't agree with - but there's a lot of good stuff there to make fun of. He even somehow gets the Scientologist to allow him into an audit session. I would have thought his jocular flippant tone would have tipped them right off.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

And now for something REALLY weird - UPDATED

Very few people, including very few $cientologists, know that the whole "Church" of Scientology is owned by another, much more secret "Church", known as the "Church of Spiritual Technology", which is run by former senior officials of the Internal Revenue Service.

To understand how weird and suspicious this is, you have to understand the truly mysterious relationship between $cientology and the IRS. The IRS aggressively pursued legal action against Co$ for decades, before VERY mysteriously caving in and giving Co$ an incredibly generous settlement in 1993 - a settlement which came right after Co$ Fuhrer David Miscavige walked into the office of the IRS Commissioner unannounced and held a private meeting with him.

Although we don't know what happened, it appears Miscavige had some "serious dirt" on IRS Commissioner Fred T. Goldberg, or some other extraordinary leverage that persuaded Goldberg to give Scientology everything they ever wanted.

But it gets a LOT weirder.

Check out this satellite shot at Google Maps.

See that gigantic weird symbol, just northwest of that large landing strip that, incidentally, doesn't appear on any map or aviation chart?

That's the symbol of the "Church of Spiritual Technology", and it marks (for any of Xenu's spaceships that might be flying by) the location of the CST "Trementina Base", which is one of the most secret facilities in the Scientology empire.

Want to hear something even a LOT more weird?

Supposedly Co$/CST built a large underground facility at Trementina, supposedly to house the archives of all of L Ron Hubbard's writings, engraved on millions of stainless steel disks (shades of Mormonism).

And in 1992 - RIGHT AFTER THE MYSTERIOUS MEETING between Miscavige and IRS Commissioner Goldberg and during the final negotiations for the agreement between Co$ and Scientology - the "Church" of Scientology TRADED THE PROPERTY WITH THE MULTI-MILLION-DOLLAR UNDERGROUND FACILITY TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT for another parcel, worth only $28,000. Co$ had paid $250,000 for the first parcel, even before they built the underground facility, although government documents said that both parcels were worth only $28K.

Meanwhile Co$ still has access to a large underground facility at Trementina. It is very unclear whether this is the original facility, or they built a new one after they traded the first parcel to the government. Large underground facilities are EXTREMELY expensive to build, however, so I doubt they built a new one.

What's going on here???????

Did the government get a secret underground base in return for cutting Co$ the biggest tax break in history? What kind of underground base could have been worth that? Is the government "sharing" the land with an organization the IRS now calls a "religion"????????? How is that constitutional?

This is an INCREDIBLY weird and mysterious story. If anyone knows more, we would dearly love to hear about it.

UPDATE:

An anonymous commenter suggested that the land swap is related to the intelligence community's research into remote viewing, i.e., ESP. He or she refers to a timeline, found here, that says the CIA/military remote-viewing-for-intelligence effort was based on Scientology.

Looking into this, it seems that some of the key figures in the now-well-documented effort (called at different times "STARGATE" (I'm not making this up!!), "GRILL FLAME", and "SCANATE" were in fact Scientologists - and in fact were OT VII's, including the project's director at the Stanford Research Institute, Dr. Hal Puthoff, and one of his most successful "viewers", Ingo Swann.

Given that that all government agencies - and especially the intelligence and security organizations - were supposedly considered "suppressive" by Hubbard and their members were supposedly banned from Scientology, it's hard to figure out how former NSA official Puthoff manged to get to OT VII if there wasn't a secret agreement (e.g. a conspiracy) between Scientology and the Federal Government.

Did this apparent unrevealed conspiracy between Scientology and the goveernment to develop "remote viewing" have anything to do with the land swap at Trementina or the truly-mysterious tax settlement in 1992? We can't prove anything one way or the other.

But whatever happened, we know Scientology retains access to the underground facility at Trementina, which is unquestionably now on Federal property, because it appeared on an episode of 20/20 in 1998 about the preservation of Hubbard's writings.

Just when you thought it couldn't get any weirder...

Apparently they aren't kidding about "super power"

From Occupied Clearwater, intergalactic nexus of Xenu Cult silliness, a story that truly does sound like part of a "SouthPark" episode, but is apparently true.

I think this is about the long-awaited and promised "OT VIII". But according to this, the OT VIII is a total disaster that turns people into vegetables, not superheroes.

Scientology officials say that the long-awaited "Super Power Building", where Scientologists will supposedly learn to use their super powers, will finally be opened in 2007, four years after the expected completion in 2003, and 9 years after the groundbreaking in 1998.

The cult says the delays are because of demands on their organization in other parts of the world. Critics say it is because the "super power program" (which may or may not be the same as "OT VIII" - of course that is part of their endless secrecy) doesn't work or hasn't been completed.

Regardless, the building has cost rich $cientologists millions in "donations", and it may be that the delays are related to the cash flow problems that the cult is reportedly suffering.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Super Adventure Club

Here's a great post about the parallels between the "Super Adventure Club" featured in the episode that presumably killed of the Chef character on "South Park" and real-life Scientology.

Buying A Bridge

Here's a great article by Mark Ebner, who spent 11 days undercover while going through Scientology's "tech" and "purif" in 1996, spending nearly $3,000 on audits in under two weeks before leaving.

I attended one last Scientology function, called Auditor's Day '95, which, in short, resembled a Nuremberg rally for the '90s. No brown shirts present per se, but the lockstep uniformity of 5,000 Scientologists packing the Shrine Auditorium applauding to a slide projection of Herr Hubbard sent a chill up my spine as cold as the one I felt when I saw those children lining up for liquids at the Purification Center.


Warning: the article contains one of the more disturbing photographs of Lisa McPherson after her death. It's not for the weak hearted.

The First Church of Xenu

Though still under construction, a new satirical website, touting "The First Church of Xenu," is now online.

We, the true aliens of the Confederacy, supprt our wrongly imprisioned Dark Lord. As we speak our teams, comprised of millions of the best scientific minds that the Confederacy has to offer, are working on a way to disable the force-field to Xenu's cage. The rebirth of our Master is at hand. We will crush all who oppose us. Our number is many, our power is great. Soon the world will know the truth about our Dark Lord and Master.


Hail Xenu indeed.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Ignorance Is Bliss?

Once again furthering the tired argument that the beliefs of Scientology should not be mocked beyond those of any other religions simply because the "church" is in its infancy, columnist Brian Hennigan writes in the Scotsman:

Scientologists do have good reason though to be sensitive. For some reason or other Scientology is routinely attacked as a cult or quack religion whose only divine mission is the emptying of its members' pockets. Those who get past the "personality tests" that are used to recruit members are always described by the Church's detractors as being "brain-washed" and/or subject to devious mind-control techniques.

Every year millions of Scientologists buy chocolate eggs and give them to children in memory of their religion's founder and his rise from the dead. Oh sorry, that's Christianity.


Flippantly likening the techniques and doctrines of Scientology to the practices of Christianity while assuming that critics attack one while accept the other, Hennigan is revealing his massive ignorance and his obvious lack of research outside of viewing a 24-minute cartoon. He nonetheless feels comfortable commenting on the subject, something no professional journalist should do. While the "Trapped in the Closet" episode of "South Park" mocked the stories about Xenu and aliens, had Mr. Hennigan bothered to do his homework on the matter before writing such ill-informed drivel such as the following:

And that is my point. The method of attack against scientology is basically to identify the more outlandish beliefs and activities and use these to undermine the whole enterprise. In much the same way that someone could attack Christians for actually believing that several thousand years ago someone got a big boat and rounded up a pair of every animal - have you ever tried to lasso one squirrel let alone two? - and put to sea until a dove came along with a twig to give the flood all-clear.


he might have discovered a thing or two about "the method of attack against Scientology" that, in fact, has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with objections to to any of their beliefs or superstitions. He later continues, ironically:

The point is that Scientologists should surely be judged on what they do and not what they believe. And it's difficult to see what they are doing that is so terribly bad.


Ironic because what Scientologists do is exactly what has earned them so many critics. Sure, many people, like myself, may have a hard time buying a story that an evil galactic dark lord named Xenu horded the surplus population of the universe around volcanoes on Earth and turned them into Thetans with nuclear bombs who now infect the bodies of humans, but it's hardly the single basis for their criticism. Besides, it's not "difficult" in the slightest to see what's so bad about the "church." It's just plain lazy. Anyone with an internet connection and thirty minutes of spare time - something one can fairly assume a responsible journalist might find necessary to spend before writing with authority on any subject, let alone one that defends a dangerous cult - can find out the basic human rights abuses of which Scientology is guilty.

If taking money from the gullible is a crime then the people that run the lottery should be on trial, as well as anyone who sells make-up to spotty oiks on the grounds that it will help them look like Jennifer Lopez. And unlike some religions, Scientology doesn't have followers decapitating people on prime-time television or bombing abortion clinics.


Perhaps not, but part of the reason why this site was even started was for the sake of people like Mr. Hennigan, so here's just a crash course in why Scientology is a lot more than just a harmless little scam that doesn't hurt anybody.

Let's start at the beginning: founded by a megalomaniacal madman who'd been ruled mentally unstable by a qualified physician, with such charming character traits as misogyny, racism and delusional beliefs about his own mediocre accomplishments specifically for the purpose of making money. Described by his own son as a pathological liar, nearly every detail he had ever boasted about his life while he was living has been proven to be false. See Bare Faced Messiah. No need to read the entire text if you haven't the time. Merely skimming a few chapters is enough to leave you itchy.

Fair Game: Read all about this lovely policy here. If you can't be bothered, here's a precis: "church" members are allowed to utilize any means available to destroy Scientology's critics personally, professionally and financially. Current members claim the policy was discontinued in 1967, though memos from Hubbard indicate that his intention was to have it removed from any "church" documents to avoid public embarrassment, but make it clear that the policy was to continue in practice.

Bad medicine: Scientology's "Purification Rundown" claims to rid the body of toxins and involves high doses of niacin and long sessions in saunas, both of which have been proven to be harmful to the human body. They are peddling a junk science made up by Hubbard, a man with no medical training, as cure-alls for ailments raning from cancer to schizophrenia.

The war on psychiatry: Members with bonafide psychological troubles are encouraged to trust in Scientology's treatments, many of which have no medical basis whatsoever, in favor of soliciting the advice and care of a trained mental health professional, sometimes resulting in disastrous consequences.

Abuse of members: There are simply too many to list here. Here's a good starting point, where you can read all about the "Sea Org" and its practices and methods for dealing with anyone who has joined, signing a billion year commitment of service, who does not toe the line.

Harrassment of critics, police, investigators or anyone who questions any of their methods: Again, too many to mention in this space, but there's enough bandwidth on the internet for all of them. Here are some accounts of some of the brutal, even life-threatening, things that have happened to anyone who has questioned the leadership of the "church." There are also enough links there to keep a person occupied with reading for hours. Some of the stories you will read will make you sick, so be warned.

Finally, if this doesn't make you sick, I'd have to question whether you even possess a human conscience. If you were to even bring up any of the names of the people mentioned at that site to a Scientologist, they would immediately feign ignorance or unleash a torrent of abuse. That is what Scientology does. What it doesn't outright deny, even in the face of irrefutable evidence, it attempts to silence, often using sinister and abusive tacticts.

I don't care about Xenu. I don't care if they believe the Easter Bunny is the prophet returned. What I do care about is who they harm, and even worse, that they do so only for money. That and that alone is the basis for the time I invest in this site.

Still want to argue it isn't hurting anybody? Be my guest. It's your right. But if you ever decide you want to find out more, I invite you to enter any Scientology center and innocently ask your hosts about Xenu to experience some of this abuse yourself. You might not be as forgiving.

The "Church" Losing Money?

If it's true, this is somewhat good news:

Hollywood is reportedly pinning its hopes on James Packer to pull the Church of Scientology out of financial distress.

Heading the charge is celebrity Scientologist Tom Cruise, who has been grooming Packer to give his money - and now the proceeds of Kerry's empire - to the church, the New York Post has reported. Scientology is having difficulty attracting new members thanks to a growing celebrity trend towards Kabbalah, the religion favoured by Madonna and - ironically - Packer's girl Erica Baxter.

And without new, wealthy recruits, cash flow is an issue, the paper reported.


Somewhat, in the sense that it's not necessarily a good thing that people are jumping ship from one cult in exchange for another, but if the "Church" is having cashflow and recruiting problems, it's definitely a good omen that is hopefully a signal for the beginning of their demise. I'm willing to wager that the public antics last summer of Tom Cruise played a big part in delivering the sort of bad press that is the cause of their current problems.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Inside Scientology

Tory Christman, in Scientology for 30 years before she finally saw the light and made her escape - has a huge site detailing all of her thoughts about the cult.

I find this one particularly fascinating - entitled: Do Scientologists Have Feelings?

Now you start feeling really weird, as you cannot really talk with anyone, honestly, except your 'Auditor" who at this level, is struggling themselves to figure out what the Hell is wrong with YOU. (And really, everyone on the level, as we slowly piece it together, silently, of course). On OT 7 they're a bit like the Stepford Wives.... all smiling… all looking good, but their eyes are solid stones.