By Bruce C.
I’ve recently been studying up on some LRH essays, those written around 1969. These mostly concern our society, governments, economies, and personal freedoms — and still very much apply to all of us…, this some 45 years later.
If interested, I’ve compiled these LRH essays here at: https://goo.gl/Ca5Uvh
One of Ron’s paragraphs struck me hard in how it now relates to the current church:
|“A nation which permits these [false reports] to be acted upon will eventually find itself deserted by its populace and supporting groups, attacked by its decent people and eventually will be overthrown.”|
“A nation” can of course be very correctly substituted with, “A group.” And while I don’t know the experience of every ex-Scientologist (“ex” meaning those who have left the formal church), I do know my own mishaps and the general scene enough to surmise that false reports in all areas of Ethics, Tech, and Admin have run rampant, and no doubt continue to do so.
“… and eventually will be overthrown.” (see above)
“Where do we go from here?” is already a topic much discussed in blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and I suspect, in actual face-to-face conversation. Oh my!
Let’s be very clear here. The conversation is not “if” corporate Scientology folds. It will. Maybe “when” can importantly enter into it. But the essential question for all of us who hold that Ron’s tech is the best, if not the only, hope for mankind, have inherited a huge responsibility. Like it or not. Evidently there is no one else. It is up to you and me or it will never be done.
It’s my opinion that Milestone Two (and associates) currently have the best of the best of well-intended Scientologists; not that there aren’t other well-intentioned Scientologists out there. I am sure they are there and will eventually come forward if they already haven’t done so and I just haven’t seen their work.
But it’s also my opinion (arguable, of course) that someone or some group, Milestone Two, or other, will need to coalesce and strengthen its form in order to sustain long-term viability. It’s a brave new world out there right now, with unleashed subversive factions using modern electronic communications and political powers to eat away our freedoms.
Ron notably considered a military-esque team (SO) would survive best given the then current cultural subversions. Very moot at this point. But let’s not get distracted from the job ahead. What is long-term durable in this current western society? Maybe eastern cultures (since their societies in many way precedes) can also provide clues.
As Ron mentioned rather more politely in KSW, group suggestions suck. But….
So okay, let’s have our group (us) submit to our way forward with source-supported ideas, goals, strategies, plans, targets, urges, pleas, caveats, and what-not. Ron’s tech, and more importantly, its applications, must survive.