Hanging in the atmosphere like a malevolent black cloud in Scientology communities is the suspicion of the *EVIL* ::::Cough :::::Cough :::: "EXTERNAL INFLUENCE".. Laughter.
Current Tony Ortega's BUNKER (due to very high stats on Alexa, way way higher than Scientology.org) ~~ The Bunker is THE most threatening, most high risk of creating an external influence.
Any person, internet site, YouTube video, Amazon book, daily Blog, TV programs and especially a relative or friend who is even mildly critical of Church conduct, or even REVEALS current affairs the Church wants hushed up is an "EXTERNAL INFLUENCE".
A person the Church discovers who is being externally influenced is segregated from others and sent to the Public *Ethics* officer to identify his INFLUENCES for OSA (Office of Special Affairs") handlings. It can cost $50,000 to $100,000 in Sec checks (confessionals) These Sea org members, Ethics Officers and OSA INT Sea org members are not on drugs. They are not on alcohol. They are stone cold sober. Stone cold obsessive. Stone cold paranoid on outside influences that could burst the Bubble.
In other words, the Church wants to be the ONLY influence and considers *ANY* influence other that fundamental Hubbard's doctrines to be insidious, predatory, stretching with octopus tentacles into Church rank and file and negatively INFLUENCING the mind set. Scientology is basically a culture of isolation. Hence the Public and staff are forbidden to read the Internet. Sea Org members are not even permitted to go their local library, leave alone surf the web.
Parents who demand some Christmas/Thanksgiving time with their own children (that they have turned over to the Sea org) are considered "external Influences". Sending gifts. money to own kids can be viewed as such.
This is carried on to such an absurd degree, that almost ANYTHING that is not 100% Scientology or Sea Org 24/7/365 can be deemed an "EXTERNAL INFLUENCE".
In Part 2 of this Video I will explain "Rollback technology" that the Church dramatizes with inquisitions and investigations on these "EXTERNAL INFLUENCES" that Scientology feels is *corrupting* the purity of total devotion to Scientology at the level of sacrifice of every thing else.