A builder asked me recently about the Scientologists he’s seen on TV -- Tom Cruise, Tommy Davis and the ESI Inspection Sisters (Every Square Inch). I told him “Scientology is like a pump. You can get water out of your basement with a pump. But use it in reverse, and that same pump will flood your house. The pump is not the problem. The pump is simply technology."
“And so is Scientology. Used properly, it makes people more free. Used in reverse, it can turn people into robots.”
He got the point. Any technology can be used for good or for bad.
Thirty years ago when David Miscavige set out to grab control of Scientology he excused his illegal actions by pretending he was “saving Scientology” when actually he was hooking up the pumps to run them in reverse.
When the flood waters started to rise, Savior Miscavige said it was all due to the enemy attacking the Church! True enough. But few realized he was the “enemy.” And so came more illegal, off-policy and off-purpose actions... and the flood rose higher still.
Those treading water pondered how would they ever go free? They could purchase auditing, but all their hours would be wasted on sec checks. Or their F/N killed because “it didn’t swing three times.” Or they would be run on wrong processes. Or made to repeat the same rundown twice. Today, they can’t even purchase auditing. They have to donate their money to the IAS!
Afraid of consequences, they clapped and cheered and did everything they were told... coughed up every last dime. And still the waters rose.
“Ah-ha!” Miscavige said. The problem is YOU! YOU don’t apply ethics/YOU are blind/YOU never really 'got' Scientology/YOU aren’t really Clear/YOU must disconnect/YOU aren’t giving enough cash..."
Thus public enthusiasm gave way to frustration. Frustration gave way to desperation. Desperation gave way to apathy. And still the waters rose.
At one time spiritual freedom seemed so close. But now... so far.
A few months before I left the Int base, I happened to read a book that said, “The victim cannot be rescued, but must pull himself up by his own boot straps and rescue himself by being responsible for his own rescue. The problem with Earth is it is a planet of victims. Stop being a victim and take responsibility for yourself.” That one hit me right between the eyes and I woke up.
LRH had much to say about entrapment. “If one wants to understand existence and his unhappiness with it, he must understand entrapment and its mechanisms. In what can a person become entrapped? Basically and foremost, he can become entrapped in ideas.” (LRH - Dianetics 55!)
One of the key ideas Scientologists are entrapped by is the idea that they cannot move up the Bridge outside the Church. Or they think it might be an “overt” to attack the church even after it has been subverted into making “totally enslaved victims” instead of “free beings.”
Their attention is fixed on penalties like disconnection and on seeming loopholes in policy such as the threat of being forever barred from auditing and training within the Church.“Examining freedom, then, we have to examine why people do not attain it easily or understand it. They do not attain freedom because their attention is fixed upon barriers.” (Dianetics 55!) Another barrier is that their reputations will be ruined by the Ministry of Propaganda that OSA has become. “It is fascinating that blackmail and punishment are the keynotes of all dark operations.” (HCOPL Honest People Have Rights, Too) “Black propaganda was a Nazi specialty.” (HCO PL Justice--Correct Application) But frankly, people with integrity see right through the lies. It is very clear that we are telling the truth and as LRH said, “SANITY is basically HONESTY and TRUTH” (HCOB Word Clearing OCAs). And virtually no one believes or trusts the Church of Miscavology anymore.
The key, in our case, is to remedy reality and communication. What is reality? That is what Scientology-cult set out to handle -- to lay out clearly what IS. “The component parts of freedom, as we first gaze upon it, are then affinity, reality, and communication -- which summate into understanding. Once understanding is attained freedom is obtained.” (Dianetics 55!)
And so, the pursuit of reality brings us to truth. And on that subject, LRH was explicit: “Truth is by definition -- is what is.” (Class VIII lectures, #4)
Whereas Miscavige in true 1984 style has redefined “truth” to mean “acceptable truth” then redefined even that to mean “any blatant lie to cover up unseemly truth.” Where as LRH said “Truth is the exact consideration. Truth is the exact time, place, form and event.” (Phoenix Lectures)
The enigma of Scientology for the last few decades as been how to walk the road to “truth” in a church that deals in lies. The Church today has become a grand jigsaw puzzle with a single, but indispensable, missing piece--TRUTH.
Along the way, some bright individuals actually did solve the problem for themselves. But the Internet was not yet in its prime. And so they had no effective way to disseminate their observations. Most were simply victimized.
The fact is, you can’t walk the road to truth in a church that deals in lies.
It’s impossible to hold onto case gain when one is connected to a suppressive person or group. And in the Church you have both. Those who have left the Church have experienced an enormous resurgence in cause level, in OT, in their postulates working, in freedom from illness and roller coaster, in stability, in “good luck” and more. They flourish and prosper because they are no longer PTS. The counter intention may literally be killing those who continue to hold onto the charade. NOTHING good will come from staying connected to genuine suppressive persons.
In our lifetime, with LRH off the line, we have seen the Bridge to freedom destroyed... but only in orgs.
Outside of the orgs, the Bridge to OT is open at least through New OT VII. And what’s more, one can do the original OT Levels IIIx, IV, V, VI and VII and VIII -- technology which has been lost. The only thing that to my knowledge isn’t available is New OT VIII and I may be mistaken about that. Even the Ls are available outside the Church.
And eventually, like all thugs, criminals and gangsters before him, Miscavige will come to an end and we will get our church back. Disconnection will be cancelled and we will restore the checks and balances that LRH intended.
Missing jigsaw piece
The road to truth begins when one actually starts to deal in truth. If you are reading this website, you are dealing in truth. And that opens the door to honor and integrity.
So, the missing jigsaw piece on the road to total freedom was independence symbolized by the letter “I”.
Independent means free from outside control; not depending on another’s authority;
self governing; capable of thinking or acting for oneself; not depending on something else for strength of effectiveness.
For America, freedom came through a Declaration of Independence. A document celebrated on July 4th. But Independent Scientology is worldwide. So perhaps we’d better replace the dot on that “I” with our planet.
In the independent field you can throw off the PTSness by leaving the Church, save your money from IAS racketeers, save your children from the Miscavige’s body snatchers, and make real Bridge progress right at home. You won’t believe how easily your needle will F/N in the comfort of your own home, where you are under no stress, (i.e., with secret video cameras and crazy executives looking in and even telling the auditor what to do via microphones in their ears). At home where auditor + pc IS greater than the bank; at home where no one is going to send you to Ethics where you must bring a checkbook and credit cards for “amends”; at home where no one is going to censor your friendships or disconnect your family auditing... you are safe.
“Scientology is a body of knowledge which, when properly used, gives freedom and truth to the individual.” (Creation of Human Ability)
And now that we are dealing in truth again, and able to produce freedom, we are fit to call ourselves Scientologists, so there is the letter “S”
If the entire goal of Scientology is freedom: the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint; absence of subjection to domination or despotic rule; the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved; being physically unrestricted and able to move easily.
That’s freedom! And that is what we have with INDEPENDENCE.
For those moving up to OT, the missing ingredient was independence.
Like an auditing process that asks questions but leaves it to you to find the answer, we as a group have been asked by life itself and finally we have answered. Today Independent Scientology IS.
And what appropriate letters those are ... IS.
I have no doubt that long before next July 4th, our Indie 500 list will be complete and the back of disconnection will be broken. Our websites are important because they are the vanguard and a venue for reality and communication on a broad scale. In fact, Scientology-cult is itself a “multiple viewpoint system” enabling one to see Scientology from multiple viewpoints for an accurate analysis of the existing scene.
And beyond there is the Freezone where for years thousands have been quietly getting on with the job of helping people go free. That’s where you will find many of those who saw through the smoke and mirrors years ago, but were not yet in a position to deal directly with Miscavige though many tried.
So in fact, it is independence that completes many original postulates of Scientology. Here we have finally come full circle, from being independent but Effect when we first came in, to being dependent on the church for help, to being enslaved by a corrupted church, back to being independent again but now at Cause.
Only by going independent can one counter, utter or write upon the opinion of David Miscavige without being buried under a dog pile of ethics officers, yet that is basic Scientology. "We of the Church believe... That all men have inalienable rights to think freely, to talk freely, to write freely their own opinions and to counter or utter or write upon the opinions of others."
Only independent Scientologists have fundamental human rights, such as the right to communicate anything their heart desires. "Perhaps the most fundamental right of any being is the right to communicate. Without this freedom, other rights deteriorate." (L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology Ethics, PTSness and Disconnection, pg 205)
Only the Indie Scientologists are living breathing examples of free speech. We practice what we preach, whereas Church robots are a crude hypocrisy, uttering only carefully approved, and rehearsed canned messages. "As a Scientologist, I pledge myself to the Code of Scientology for the good of all... To work for freedom of speech in the world." (L. Ron Hubbard, HCO PL 5 Feb 1969R, Code of a Scientologist)
OSA operatives run programs to destroy Freezone Scientologists and the Independent Scientologists movement. Indie Scientologists intervene only in matters of criminality, abuse and victimization. Otherwise people are free to believe at they choose. If someone doesn’t want to be a Scientologist any longer, we are still happy to stay friends. "We of the Church believe...That all men have inalienable rights to conceive, choose, assist or support their own organizations, churches and governments." You can read OSA's program to destroy the Freezone earlier published on this website and on Marty’s.
"We of the Church believe... That all men have inalienable rights to their own religious practices and their performance." Okay, try walking into the Church and saying "I don't want to be a Scientologist anymore."
It is not possible to be self-determined and be in the Church of Scientology. They only allow one to be other-determined. You must follow without question “Command Intention” and forget LRH. "Q1 The common denominator of all life impulses is self-determinism." (L. Ron Hubbard, The Qs Lecture 10 Nov 1952) But outside the Church we are entirely self determined, so much so that we often act in concert without even trying.
Miscavige himself reinstated disconnection, countermanding LRH who cancelled it in 1968. When I came into Scientology in 1979, disconnection was still cancelled and it was NOT allowed. "Since we can now handle all types of cases disconnection as a condition is canceled." (L. Ron Hubbard, HCO PL 15 November 1968, CANCELLATION OF DISCONNECTION) Today we are breaking the back of disconnection by getting enough people to ignore Miscavige and have some decency.
LRH found one single suppressive person in seven years at St Hill. On the other hand, David Miscavige finds himself surrounded by suppressives everywhere he goes (Type III -- “crazy”) including 98% of LRH’s personal staff at Old St Hill. "But you don’t have somebody that’s been around three years and [...] turn up suddenly to be an SP... In all the time we’ve been around here we’ve only had one SP that I know of… Now whether he was an SP or PTS I’ve not made up my mind to this date because I haven’t investigated the case enough." -- L. Ron Hubbard, LRH Recorded Lecture "About Rhodesia," July 18, 1966
Miscavige and the IAS are merchants of chaos, for who in their right mind would donate to a “war chest” if there was no war? Likely it is the Church’s battle against Anonymous was intentionally stirred up by David Miscavige because he NEEDS a threat to convince Scientologists to violate Policy and part with their cash so he can live the life of a wealthy man. “They deal in confusion and upset. Their daily bread is made by creating chaos. If chaos were to lessen, so would their incomes.” (OEC Vol 7, pg 1039)
Outside in the independent field we DO deal in affinity, reality and communication. And we are THRIVING as a result because we DO hold ARC sacred. “A true group must have a management which deals in affinity, reality and communication, and any group is totally within it’s rights, when a full and reasonable examination discloses management in fault of perverting or cutting ARC, of slaughtering, exiling or suspending that management. ARC is sacred.” – L. Ron Hubbard, Essay on Management
Who we are now
And so, these two things, independence and the technology of LRH’s legacy complete each other to bring Scientology back into alignment with itself.
In the final image below, the "S" (front side of the infinity symbol) isn't really complete without the "I” (back side of the infinity symbol). And in real life, strangely enough to our surprise, that is exactly how it is.
And while anyone can declare themselves “independent,” without the knowledge, training and auditing of Scientology, IMHO they will never be as truly independent or free as they could be with the ability to freely use the tech as they see fit.
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