Daily Archives: June 12, 2010

“Private Eye Dog and Pony Show Busted”: Does Marty think his followers are idiots?

It’s been way too long since I’ve written about a Marty Rathbun blog post, and this weekend he’s given us a great one, entitled Private Eye Dog and Pony Show Busted.

It contains a video that, in Marty’s own words, shows “graphic documentation of the lengths Miscavige has gone to in attempting to intimidate JB [another Independent] into silence.”

In fact, the video shows that Miscavige is in fact doing exactly what L. Ron Hubbard instructed his followers to do. I’ll let LRH explain in his own words:

“When we need somebody haunted we investigate. When we investigate we do so noisily always. Remember, intelligence we get with a whisper. Investigation we do with a yell. Always.” – LRH, Manual of Justice

The video title says “What your donations buy…” (remember, I talked about that word “donations”), and several commenters complain that this is a misuse of parishoner funds. In fact, LRH told his followers that their money would be used for defense of Scientology, and he further instructs them to spend lavishly on investigation:

“Overt investigation of someone or something attacking us by an outside detective agency should be done more often and hang the expense. It’s very effective.” — LRH, Manual of Justice

LRH goes on to specifically recommend using private investigators to investigate “squirrels” (people who alter the tech; according to the Co$, that’s what the Independents are):

“A person or an organisation using Dianetics or Scientology wrongly or without rights… is best shut down or shut up by hiring a private detective. Tell the detective ‘We don’t care if they know you’re investigating them for us. In fact, the louder the better.'” – LRH, Manual of Justice

The Co$ doesn’t like to talk about the Manual of Justice, but you can find it online here. It’s long and rambling, as are many of LRH’s writings, but worth a read, especially for this rather ominous definition of justice:

“People attack Scientology; I never forget it, always even the score.

“People attack auditors, or staff, or organisations, or me. I never forget until the slate is clear.

“All these things add up to a Justice Hat*.” – LRH, Manual of Justice

* Hat: Scientologese for a job or post, referencing that some jobs (police officer, train conductor) use hats to identify their role.

Now, surely Marty knows that DM is following LRH’s tech. After all, he and Mike Rinder were part of DM’s top-level staff, and they oversaw a lot of this type of thing themselves. (For proof that the Co$ was doing this sort of ridiculous harassment during the reign of Marty and Mike Rinder, check out my second-favorite Mark Bunker video, The Revenge Picket. [My favorite is 4th of July on L. Ron Hubbard Way.])

Here’s the big question: If Marty knows DM is using LRH tech, why is he trying to convince his followers otherwise? Does he think they can be so easily fooled?

And to think, Independents accuse me of thinking they’re dumb!