Picture courtesy of Sponge on OCMB, apparently a cesspit according to Claire Swazey. I differ in the fact that I think Scientology is the cesspit and it is full of vipers.
Funny thing happened tonight, it isn't the first time and I know it won't be the last. Been there done it and got the T-Shirt.
I tried to reply to a post by Veda on Mike Rinder and Tony Ortega on Esmb, but for whatever reason, and believe me I tried it would not let me post it. However, undeterred I replied to a thread to Claire Swazey and guess what, Bingo, the post went through.Now tell me what the hell is that all about. It's a message board, where you are supposed to have an opinion. I was not rude, I was telling my side of things Rinder and unlike usual for me at least especially where M&M are concerned I was being pretty nice, well at least about Mike Rinder.
I fully believe that indoctrination as a young child as opposed to indoctrination as an adult are two totally separate issues.If a child is drawn into any kind of cult indoctrination from the tender ages of say 5, 6, 7, 8, we are talking a totally different thing from someone drawn in at the the age of say 20, 25, 30. Not to say that a 20, 25, 30 year old is not conned into destructive practices, but as an 5, 6, 7 or 8 year old what else have you got to go go on other than what is drummed into you at your earliest years of learning about the world.
I think Mike Rinder falls into the same category as my old friends Janis, Terri and Peter. There but for the grace of GOD goes I.Only I don't believe it was GOD, I believe my love for my Father was what got me out, because once he disappeared, the only reason I was there in the first place, and then he was declared an SP, I had nothing left to stay for.
L. Ron Hubbard had no love for family bonds, he made that quite plain to me on the bridge of the Apollo one day, when he asked how I liked being a Messenger. I replied I liked it, but missed my family, he was irritated and replied "Your family will be fine, it was the group I was with now I should concentrate on". I was just 11 years old at the time and it bothered me no end because I really did miss my family.
L. Ron Hubbard made a big proclamation about sending letters home and I wrote several times,but never got any letters back, ever. And I know they would not have been ignored, had they been received.Which I am now sure they were not.
This is where compassion and sensitivity comes into it, many probably think I don't have any because of the things I write about Rathbun and Rinder, I actually have an awful lot of compassion for Mike Rinder and I was sorely tempted to put the video up, alongside Tony Ortega's piece, the one where an interviewer is asking "at what point was it not working"regarding Lisa McPherson ( when the scientologists thought they were helping her by keeping her confined and in actuality they were killing her). Fact - she died. Mike Rinder, face contorted said "what's not working". Well, I think we can safely say Scientology as promoted by Scientology was definitely not working. Fact - she died whilst on the introspection rundown and being "baby watched" by scientologists. Joan Wood the Coroner went into exile over this and Scientology went on, business as usual. But, I didn't post that, and I was sorely tempted.
I am sorely tempted to post a lot of things which I don't, in the hope that these people realise that what they have gone through is exactly the same as what little children are going through RIGHT NOW!
In many ways, he really is L. Ron Hubbard's child, the one he wanted us all to be, but we weren't.I'm talking about David Miscavige.
But what about these young children?
In answer to Veda the word Mike Rinder was looking for but it totally escaped him, but I reckon it pinged into his head , I am sure of it, was 'totalitarianism' brought to you by the books of L. Ron Hubbard.