Well there have been a lot of hostilities in the last 5 days. The amount of noise and upset bouncing around the field has been at an all-time high.
The accusations are many and varied – but the one thing they have in common are few specifics, and lots of outpoints.
Two key points that seem to have caused bypassed charge were: a) the inclusion of PTS A-J checks in the constitution (included simply as a deterrent to OSA, but misconstrued as some effort to do something else entirely), and b) a Justice Committee also seems to have been a hot subject (only included as a last port of call if some new little Hitler takes the helm), but this too is a hot topic based on the amount of injustice that has occurred in the field over the last 30 years.
Just the mention of the word “justice” has gotten people railing. So, we are removing both of these from the constitution based on the feedback received. They are not vital to achieving the organization’s objectives and have caused more upset than was ever envisioned.
After reviewing the overall situation I have concluded that we are guilty as charged.
Milestone Two is made up of Scientologists. Not just people who say they are, or used to be. But people who actually use and apply Scientology to help on a day to day basis. That is not to say that we don’t like former Scientologists, quasi-Scientologists, or any other form of ex-Scientologists – we just know who we are, and what our purposes are. And if others have different paths they wish to follow – then good for them. We have no war with anyone – despite what you may be hearing.
The pressure brought to bear on Milestone Two founding members in the last 5 days was such that 4 people have bowed out and asked to no longer be included on the Milestone Two articles or as part of the organization. This was accomplished by public shunning, repeated accusations of wrong doing, and creating an air of total hostility to anyone connected with Milestone Two. A brilliant reproduction of life at the Int base actually. I would not have believed it could have been done, but it has.
I had a friend write to me and ask why I was setting up a new Sea Org. Huh? Yeh right! I spent 17 years doing that and now I want to create some new militant organization that will run heavy ethics and control on people. That sure doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. I guess they reckon I miss that environment, and that I would rather be back at the Int base. Not!
I had another person, whom I have never met in person, accuse us of sitting in judgment on people, deciding who is OK and who is not, who is good and who is bad, who is “in” and who is “out”, and I guess whose haircuts we like and what the next fashion trend should be. Black uniforms maybe? For anyone who knows us individually, that is even more absurd that the idea that Milestone Two is the new SO.
And then the one that takes the cake is the innuendo and intrigue that I am being run by OSA or David Miscavige and all of this is just an “operation”. Now let’s think this one through a little. I am a single mum (finally divorced last week after a 1 ½ yr battle in the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia, where I defended myself as I did not have the money to pay for a lawyer), holding 3 part time jobs, managing a household, juggling two children (one not even in school yet), and with a mortgage. Wow – surely if I was working for OSA I would at least have them pay my bills?
The whole thing is nonsensical. Conspiracy theories abound – but I don’t have time for them. If others want to pontificate on that, go ahead.
I have had more than 15 people come to my home in the last 7 months, that Jim and I have gotten back onto the Bridge and winning again. If I (or Jim for that matter) am being run by OSA, then our delivery here is better than any Australian org and I should make sure to turn my stats in on Thursdays. That would be pretty funny actually, come to think of it.
And it is not just Jim and I that are delivering. The other existing (and former) Milestone Two founding members have been doing the same. Tom is a fulltime auditor. Dani is running the biggest independent centre on the planet and doing a superb job of it. And Shreff is as always, disseminating.
So yes, we are guilty. We are guilty of wanting to see the tech being delivered in the future. We are guilty of having a purpose and putting it there for others. And we are guilty of getting together and collaborating to create something bigger than our own individual spheres of operation. And we are guilty of communicating – the biggest crime there is.
I am also guilty of creating the idea of Milestone Two and approaching people to assist me to put it together. I am guilty of creating the website in its entirety. And yes – I am guilty of having a vision and getting the cooperation of others to put something there.
If you wanted a confession – then here it is. Guilty as charged.
With the Milestone Two website up and running we are now going to operate from there, as our new home. We have created this new wordpress blog site for any people who wish to visit, members or not.
Thanks to the many who have signed up to Milestone Two since last Friday.
Regardless of whatever other noise is occurring, the stable datum is that we are just going to get on with building delivery and getting dissemination occurring.
Lovely to have your support. We are just getting on with delivery and dissemination. http://www.milestonetwo.org