I don’t care what you say about me, as long as you say something about me, and as long as you spell my name right.
George M. Cohan
Seems Lee Remini is back with another season of Scientology; The Aftermath on A&E.
What it has to do with Art and/or Entertainment is beyond me. More heart wrenching stories from “victims” of the Church and discussion about David Miscavige’s malevolence mixed in with such zingers as:
Do you think legal action is necessary? You don’t think they’ll come to a moral awakening?
Morally they believe they’re doing the right thing. They believe that what L. Ron Hubbard says…is being followed to a tee. I know that because I was a Scientologist for years. There is no thinking for yourself in Scientology; the policy says what it says, and [Hubbard’s word] is drilled into you from the moment you read Dianetics. The only way to expose what’s happening is to continue to tell stories. [Church leader] David Miscavige isn’t going to have a moment.
In the above interview.
How about what Ron says in Ability:
The Magazine of
DIANETICS and SCIENTOLOGY from
L. Ron Hubbard
WHAT IS TRUE FOR YOU is what you have observed yourself And when you lose that you have lost everything.
What is personal integrity?
Personal integrity is knowing what you know—
What you know is what you know—
And to have the courage to know and say what you have observed. And that is integrity
And there is no other integrity.
Of course we can talk about honor, truth, all these things, These esoteric terms.
But I think they’d all be covered very well
If what we really observed was what we observed,
That we took care to observe what we were observing, That we always observed to observe.
And not necessarily maintaining a skeptical attitude, A critical attitude, or an open mind.
But certainly maintaining sufficient personal integrity And sufficient personal belief and confidence in self And courage that we can observe what we observe And say what we have observed.
Nothing in Dianetics and Scientology is true for you Unless you have observed it
And it is true according to your observation.
That is all.
Or where he says in Education and the Auditor:
The first thing that an auditor has to find out for himself and then recognize is that he is dealing with precision tools. It isn’t up to someone else to force this piece of information on him. The whole subject of auditing, as far as the auditor is concerned, is good or bad in direct ratio to his knowledge of his tools. It is up to an auditor to find out how precise these tools are. He should, before he starts to discuss, criticize or attempt to improve on a technique, find out for himself whether or not the mechanics of this technique are in existence, and whether or not this technique adequately handles the mechanics.
One wonders if in all her time in the Church of Scientology Lee ever read those two articles?
Also if her response had any grain of truth to it then why have so many “Scientologists” at the Church these days bought into this idea of “Ideal Orgs”? That according to David Miscavige “gradients don’t apply” which of course is totally contrary to what Ron says in the actual policy on “Ideal Orgs”.
HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO POLICY LETTER OF 12 MARCH 1975 Issue II
Data Series 40
THE IDEAL ORG
(First appeared as LRH ED 102 Int, 20 May 70, referring to evaluation)
The ideal org would be an activity where people came to achieve freedom and where they had confidence they would attain it.
It would have enough space in which to train, process and administrate with- out crowding.
It would be located where the public could identify and find it.
It would be busy looking, with staff in motion, not standing about.
It would be clean and attractive enough not to repel its public.
Its files and papers, baskets and lines would be in good order.
The org board would be up-to-date and where the public could see who and what was where and which the staff would use for routing and action.
A heavy outflow of letters and mailings would be pouring out.
Answers would be pouring in.
Auditors would be auditing in Div 4 HGC and Qual would be rather empty.
Supervisors would be training students interestedly and 2-way comming all slows.
The HCO Area Sec would have hats for everyone. And checked out on everyone.
There would be a pool of people in training to take over new admin and tech posts.
The staff would be well paid because they were productive.
The Public Divisions would be buzzing with effective action and new people and furnishing a torrent of new names to CF.
The pcs would be getting full Grades to ability attained for each, not eight minutes from 0 to IV, but more like thirty processes. And they would be leaving with high praises.
The students would be graduating all on fire to audit.
One could look at this ideal org and know that this was the place a new civilization was being established for this planet.
The thousand or more actions that made it up would dovetail smoothly one with another.
And the PR area control would be such that no one would dream of threat- ening it.
Such an ideal org would be built by taking what one has and step by step building and smoothing; grooving in and handling each of its functions, with each of its divisions doing more and more of its full job better and better.
The business is always there-the skill with which it is handled and the re- sults on pcs and students is the single important line which makes it possible to build the rest.
The ideal org is the image one builds toward. It is the product of the caus- ative actions of many. Anything which is short of an ideal org is an outpoint that can be put right. The end product is not just an ideal org but a new civilization already on its way.
L. RON HUBBARD Founder
Are any of these so called “Idea Orgs” anything like they should be according to policy?
Then there the lecture recorded 31 December 1961 entitled the Genus of Dianetics and Scientology where he says:
We own a tremendous amount of property, material and so forth, but that’s not important. When buildings get important to us for goddsakes, some of you born revolutionists, will you PLEASE blow up central headquarters? Don’t get interested in real estate, in the masses of buildings, because that is not important. What IS important is how much service you can give the world, how much you can get done, how much better you can make this. A bank account never measured the worth of a man. His ability to help measured his worth, and that’s all. A bank account can assist one to help but where it ceases to do that, it becomes useless.
Are “Scientologists” in the Church heeding his words here? In what seems to be their endless interest in the acquisition of “real estate” these “masses of buildings” they are calling “ideal orgs”.
Maybe if Rene actually used her bully pulpit to show how the Church of Scientology isn’t actually doing what Ron says but is doing something else entirely and calling it “Scientology” she would have a lot more credibility with someone like me. Instead of coming off as a grand standing flake.