By Tom Martiniano
Now Chris Shelton becomes an “expert” on what is wrong with Scientology and is attacking the subject, LRH and the Church with a renewed fervor that the veteran naysayers have seemed to have lost. There’s a growing list of ex-Scientologists, especially ex-Sea Org, who are now “experts” and “authorities” on what is wrong with Scientology. These are mainly the disgruntled ex-Sea Org who are out in the field just trying to be heard by whomever is going to listen to them. They end up spending years telling one and all what is wrong with the Church, Scientology and LRH.
In perspective, it is not unlike when I was in the Army. I mean I know people who were drafted in the Army in the 60’s, who hated it the whole time they were there and couldn’t wait to get out. Talk about getting abused, invalidated and evaluated for – the Military can chop you down to nothing with their implant techniques in the program called “Boot Camp.” But what I don’t see is these ex-GIs carrying on after leaving the Army trying to destroy it like these Scientology naysayers do. Normally one would leave the military and natter about it for a few months – at the most – and then leave it alone and get on with life.
Let me put this into another perspective closer to that of the C of S: A fellow joins the Hare Krishna and a few years later he decides to leave. Have you ever heard of an ex-Hare Krishna spending as much time and energy some of these disgruntled birds who spend years writing about Scientology and LRH and how bad it all is? The answer to that question is “NO”. They normally just quit and go on their own way.
Pushing it further: How about if a Christian decided leave the Church of Christ and then spent years finding fault about it on the internet, going over the same old ground of these faults, garnering more people who felt negative as well and getting them to share in their misery. You would think they are nuts because this never happens in the Christian Church.
So it seems like ex-Scientologists are cutting new ground here by acting in this nutty behavior. Never in history have I seen a religion so attacked and so maligned as Scientology and mainly by it’s own ex-members and especially by it’s ex-executives. Look at all the people writing – for years and years about how bad Scientology is. Well, they aren’t nuts per definition, they just have overts and especially missed withholds. The difference is that the Hare Krishna’s and the Church of Christ cannot miss withholds like Scientology can, that’s for sure. If someone is spending that much time trying to make their Church look bad, then they have O/Ws of magnitude. And let me tell you, a lot of these nattering Ex-Sea Org can tell you exactly what is wrong with the Church because they helped make it that way. This is what happens when you put staff who have Responsibility traits below zero into executive positions. They didn’t take responsibility for problems of the organization, they contributed to the problems by nattering about them and doing little or nothing to fix them. When I was in the Sea Org and Shelton was the Tech Aide WUS, I pointed out to him that there was a lot of out tech going on with the GAT and the products that were coming out of RTC and Gold. What did he do? He wrote a KR on me and had me busted. Good handling Chris. And now he natters about the whole mess. What kind of responsibility is that?
Alright, so the C of S is now a corporation run by a money-grubbing self-imposed tyrant and the Church has mistreated its staff and pubic. Got it, this is understood and the whole mess definitely needs to be reformed. So if you don’t like the C of S, Scientology or LRH, why not just walk away? These people can’t walk away because they have to misdirect o/ws back onto the Church in order to feel better about ruining the only chance mankind has had to get out of the trap. It is a mechanism of O/Ws and that is all. Are they working on reforming the Church? No, they are pointing out the overts and withholds of a Church, if there is such a thing.
So let’s look into that mechanism: For example; are guns bad? If you need them to hunt for food or defend yourself against predators, then a gun is good. If they are used to hurt innocent people then guns are bad. But it is it really that the gun is bad? Or is it is the person using the gun to hurt people that is bad? If I place a gun on the moon I will guarantee that that gun will not hurt anyone because there are no humans there to use it. Same with if I sent the tech volumes to the moon. Will the tech enslave anyone or harm anyone? No. No one is there to use the tech in a good or bad way. It is not a “Church” that hurts people. It is not an “Organization” that does bad things. It is not a “Group” that does bad things. It is only people that do bad things; individuals. So when I see someone attacking a group or an organization or a religion, I know that person is generalizing and is being suppressive. You can’t attack a group or an org. It is not an entity that does things. It is people that do things. I can walk into the Devil Worshipers HQ and I guarantee you I won’t be harmed. But if one person there decides to harm me, it might happen. But then again, I would have to commit overts on the organization in order for someone in it to harm me.
We live in a society where people are free to express their beliefs. This is for a good reason. It is important that we are free to be, do and have what we want. If someone joins the Devil Worshipers and comes out the other end screwed up, I can only say “Well, okay, that was stupid”. If someone joins the Army Infantry and goes off to war in Iraq (you’d have to be a half a bubble off of plumb) and gets his legs blown off, I say, “Did you not expect something like that to happen?”
We were falsely led to believe, over the past few years, that the tech and admin of Scientology were somehow flawed and that is what has caused all of the grief. I countered with the idea that it was people mis-applying the tech or admin tech that was causing all of the grief. It was countered back to me that the tech was inherently deceptively suppressive and this is what is causing the trouble and this is why I am writing this article. So now I want to show you readers how this technology actually is:
In Scientology there is a huge body of indisputably wonderful technology, that if used – properly – across the planet, it would save millions of people grief, pain, suffering and failure. I say this technology is indisputably helpful.
Dianetic Assists. Someone tell me right now if they have seen this tech harm or help people. If you have seen a Touch Assist harm people, write to me right now and let me know. If you have seen it help people, let me know. Let me know the ratio of harm to help that you have seen touch assists to.
Same with Contact Assists and Nerve Assists. I was working hurricane Kartrina and worked out of the Emergency Operations Center in Gulfport run by an Air Force Colonel. We had set up a nerve assist table in the EOC. The Colonel ordered me to set up two more tables because he was sending all of his staff down twice a day minimally because he noticed that Nerve Assists had a way of calming people down and getting them to focus. He told me privately that the Nerve Assists helped him get through the catastrophe faster than he dreamed it would and then later he told that in a Golden Era Studio interview.
Word clearing. I have seen more dial wide F/Ns and Floating Tone Arms from word clearing than anything else. I have saved people from going nuts from doing Crashing MU Finding in them. The whole world would do better if word clearing were done on a regular basis. I personally think the Misunderstood word is the basis of world insanity. If we exported this technology and got one and all on this planet cleaned up on their misunderstoods would it harm them or help them. Would it harm or help the planet? Let me know your vote on this.
Study Tech. OMG., Someone found a way to teach people how to study. How wonderful is that? Learning how to study. Is this important? Ask the school principals of Biloxi and Harrison County Mississippi. I put study tech in those schools and they went from dead last grades average in the USA to 30th from last. This is a huge jump. They used Study Tech. Can study tech help make this planet a better place or does it harm people? Let me know your thoughts on this.
How about Training Regimens 0-IV. Nothing like getting someone through TR-0 confront drills to make them more able to confront life and other people. I never met anyone who was harmed by this tech myself, but someone out there might know. I have seen people get better and more able by learning the comm formula along with TRs. I remember John Ryan, former husband of Diana Hubbard, was producing Aerosmith’s first album for Columbia Records. John was a student of mine on the Dianetics Course. He gave a win at the end of class one day telling about them working on a country-western song for the Aerosmith first album. In the middle of the song the lead guitarist Joe Perry stopped playing. John said “Joe, what’s happening?” Joe said, “This is bullshit, I hate country western”. John said to us that this is the point where musicians have actually lost their whole careers because in the studio the egos of these men try to out-ego each other and it usually ends up with millions of dollars lost and possibly an entire career for all involved. After Joe said the track was “Bullshit” John said to him. “Got it. Anything else you want to say about that?” Joe said, “No.” John said, “Alright, let’s take it from the top.” They finally finished the take and at the end Joe said “God, that was actually fun.” The song didn’t get used in the end but the point is that it could’ve turned real bad. TR’s 0-IV in action.
How about the ARC Triangle? Who has been harmed by it? I have seen it used and have used it myself to improve understanding about people, things, groups, problems and so forth. Powerful technology. Never seen it hurt anyone.
The Tone Scale. What a piece of tech. I have seen it used to bring people up-tone faster than any other tech out there. Spotting people on the tone scale in order to predict behavior is a wonderful tool. Not used to hurt or trap – impossible, but I’m sure an idiot could figure it out.
Book One Dianetics has saved hundreds of lives. If any of the naysayers can tell me that Book One has harmed someone, I say they have never used it properly and never themselves had case gain.
Self Analysis lists. If anyone has been harmed by these wonderful lists, I want to know about it. If you do point someone out to me that has been evilly trapped by SA lists, I will show you a child that somehow missed drowning in a gallon paint bucket.
Conditions Formulas. Use by people with evil intentions can be harmful to others. Used by yourself to improve a condition in your life can be lifesaving. Let me know your thoughts on this technology.
There is more, but I believe that the above is the technology that if used by society would make huge improvements in the conditions on this planet. I say the above tech is indisputably theta and pretty much free of being used in a destructive way.
And I say to all of these disenfranchised ex-Sea Org and disgruntled nattering folks to please use just as much energy employing technology that could help mankind instead of fault-finding and the world will be a better place to live.
Let me know your thoughts on this.