Ten years ago, in 2009, Marty Rathbun started a blog that grabbed attention and galvanized action. It was the first time in a long time that hundreds of Scientologists in the field who were no longer on-lines, had a chance to communicate, get questions answered, and come to see that they were not the only ones feeling isolated, disconnected and cut-off from LRH’s Bridge.
It was exciting. It was new. It was people talking to each other who had not spoken for years. It was long-term Scientologists meeting up and purposes were revitalized.
There was a 4th of July gathering of Independent Scientologists in 2010, and another in 2011, and a last one in 2012 – however there was lots of rumour and 3P from the word go, and these meetings were more about small cliques than about creating a new group. From there the initial surge of interest and revitalized purposes became lost in off-colour and mysterious communications from Marty – peddling a “middle-road” message and directing people away from Scientology and off onto some other ambiguous new goal.
Many of the blog followers started to voice more and more disaffection with LRH or with the body of work – and a new term “KSW nazis” was coined by Mike Rinder and circulated about any Scientologist that wanted to use and apply Keeping Scientology Working. Marty was auditing – but strangely every person he audited then stopped being a Scientologist. To my knowledge there is no one that received auditing from Marty that is still on the Bridge and progressing today.
With that scene, in 2014 I worked with 12 significant others in the field to launch Milestone Two. The plan had been to build a global network of Scientologists who could work cooperatively to make standard Scientology available in the field. A lot of time, effort and intention went into Milestone Two but what occurred on the day of launch took everyone by surprise. The attack did not come from the Church — it came from the field – specifically from Marty Rathbun, Mike Rinder and Karen DeLaCarrier. People closely associated with MS2 were threatened that they must disconnect or they would be personally ruined. Lies were spread that MS2 founders were OSA and must not be trusted. Innuendo, 3rd party and fear was used to suppress Milestone Two.
I admit, I was disheartened. I was naive and had not realised the extent to which people would go to protect their livelihood of peddling the anti-Scientology game. There was and still is, money changing hands for those that continue their attacks on the Church of Scientology — and Milestone Two was going to bring a clean shining light which would make their job of selling how dangerous Scientology is, much harder.
And of course the Church of Scientology was very happy to see the torpedos flying. It made their job easier. OSA does not have to do much if the field is eating itself up.
Milestone Two continued, but more than 60% of the original founders disconnected and the field went into lock-down – not knowing who to trust or who to believe. Some delivery continued and even just in Australia we had many people through our doors for service, but the reverberations of distrust and fear restimulated most and kept people away.
Since that time it has become clear that Karen DeLaCarrier is rewarded by external sources to run a covert and more recently overt program to get the Church of Scientology’s tax exemption cancelled. She works closely with Tony Ortega and other external forces on this. Mike Rinder has communicated clearly to the world that he is no longer a Scientologist and is on a mission to stop — portraying himself of a victim of this church (yet he was the very person that ran these same operations on others in the field for decades — both as CO OSA Int, as WDC OSA and also as LRH PPRO Int). Marty appears to have been paid off by the Church, did some videos to expose Rinder and Remini, with a message that seems to put him squarely back as Church of Scientology supporter.
Former staff and parishioners have been writing books to try and get closure on their painful journeys with the church – and in this they are encouraged and assisted by Rinder, Ortega and others. The more victims that can be gathered together to talk about the big terrible, horrible, bad Church of Scientology, the better. The purpose is to garner media attention showing how bad Scientology is, with key focus on enforced disconnection, financial rip-off and injustice.
Let there be no question — the Church of Scientology IS committing these acts and there is truth to all these stories. The Church of Scientology under David Miscavige (earlier with the help of Marty Rathbun and Mike Rinder) have harmed thousands of Scientologists, both financially, emotionally and spiritually.
The upset and destruction is real.
The tears and bypassed charge is real.
But there is little to no differentiation between the Church of Scientology’s actions (David Miscavige and cronies) and the body of work itself. The campaign that is being run on tabloid media (thank you Rinder, Remini, Ortega) is designed to give Scientology such a bad name in the eyes of the public that people will stay away.
At the end of 2017 the First Independent Church of Scientology was registered by Jim Fonda, and I got excited that there was a possibility to create a ‘second terminal’ to break the monopoly and suppressive hold that the Church of Scientology has on the field.
I was hopeful that we had another opportunity to connect up the field and get standard Scientology delivery occurring. Despite the continued noise in the media, we can help people recover from what has occurred and I liken it to the fall-out after a major cataclysm or war. There are people out there, thousands of them, that need assistance, and by using standard tech we can bring relief and work to try and sort out this mess.
Unfortunately Jim Fonda, despite the best of intentions, has a different plan for the First Independent Church of Scientology which is focused more on a Div 6 public, so the new church has not progressed as I would have hoped and it does not fill the much needed gap within the field to create a new 3rd dynamic group.
So that brings us to present time.
A long 10-year story — but really only a snippet of time in the time-track of us eternal beings.
We have pockets of delivery happening all over this planet. There are many well-intentioned, honest, hard-working and sincere Scientologists who are delivering Scientology in the field. There are a handful of loopy squirrels and one or two criminal rip-off merchants, but the majority are on the rails and just doing what they love – moving people up LRH’s Bridge. Tom Martiniano, Chris Black, Ingrid Smith, Mike Eldredge, Pierrot Bartnik, Becky Buchanan, Carolyn Groff and many more – these are good people doing good things.
So where to from here?
There is a plan to try and create a new 3rd dynamic again – and if that fails, we will try again, and if that fails, we will try again.
You see, there is one thing that us thetans have lots of… and that is time. We have plenty of it. We aint going anywhere anytime soon. We have the full body of work. We have trained people. We have a purpose, a responsibility and no vested interest – just a genuine desire to help.
The Church of Scientology don’t want us to be a cohesive and coordinated group. They will work to disrupt the field and keep it fragmented. They don’t want on-lines Scientologists to know there is any Scientology delivery in the field – let alone standard Scientology.
Then we have Mike Rinder, Karen DeLaCarrier, Leah Remini and Tony Ortega who all have a vested interest and financial gain by continuing the negative media on Scientology and LRH. They don’t want any organized group delivering Scientology standardly and to good results, as this shows that LRH and the body of work is not the problem – the actual problem is the church itself has become a cult under a suppressive personality and is dramatizing the thing it was to tackle — the reactive mind.
So – there are challenges…
Do you think we are ready for another try – regardless of the counter intention?
Are there any dedicated thetans in the house willing for the game?
What would it take?
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