Daily Archives: September 13, 2010

A taste of his own medicine…or not?

Marty’s latest post, David Miscavige and David Lubow – My own Frankenstein monsters, talks about his continued harassment by the Church, which is now being focused on his wife Mosey. In this post, Marty takes the blame for these sort of actions:

Mike Rinder and I were personally assigned by Miscavige to run Lubow [the guy allegedly harassing the Rathbuns] on a no-expenses-spared international operation to cave [Scientology protester Bob] Minton by threatening his money…One reaps what one sews [sic]. I helped to create these monsters.” — Marty Rathbun

While it is nice to see Marty accepting some responsibility for the wrongs he did as a member of Scientology’s upper management, the fact is, this isn’t his fault.

The concept of attacking enemies like a rabid dog didn’t originate with Marty Rathbun, or even with David Miscavige. Hubbard was the true master of the attack dogs. If anyone looked like they were going to attack Scientology, LRH said to let ’em have it. “Make it rough, rough on attackers all the way,” he wrote in HCO PL 15 Feb 1966, ATTACKS ON SCIENTOLOGY (Additional Pol. Ltr.):

“…attackers are simply an anti-Scientology propaganda agency so far as we are concerned… So BANISH all ideas that any fair hearing is intended and start our attack with their first breath. Never wait… Use their blood, sex, crime to get headlines.” — LRH [emphasis in original]

Why would Scientology be going after Mosey’s wife by talking to her ex-husband and his new wife, asking questions and spreading innuendo? According to this same policy letter, that’s all part of LRH’s plan:

“The way we will eventually stop all attacks from there on out is by processing the society as follows: (1) Locate a source of attack on us. (2) Investigate it. (3) Expose it with wide lurid publicity.” — LRH

LRH endorses the sort of harassment that the Church is visiting upon Marty and his wife because in his experience, it works. From a policy letter written three days later, entitled ATTACKS ON SCIENTOLOGY (Continued):

“I can count several heavy attacks which folded up by our noisily beginning an investigation of the attacker.” — LRH

With such clear evidence of LRH’s motives, one has to wonder why Marty insists on pinning this on David Miscavige. Surely, no one could rise to the position of power Marty had without extensive knowledge of LRH policy. Marty has to know that DM is doing LRH’s will… doesn’t he?

Personally, I’m convinced that Marty knows the truth. But he is so angry at David Miscavige, so obsessed with bringing DM down, that he’s either got a mental block – entirely possible, what with the trauma he’s undergone – or he’s willing to lie to the public and his followers who aren’t as familiar with LRH’s administrative technology.

Why would Marty lie? He’s simply following LRH policy:

“Handling truth is a touchy business also. You don’t have to tell everything you know – that would jam the comm[unications] line too. Tell an acceptable truth.” LRH, HCO PL 13 August 1970, THE MISSING INGREDIENT

Even this is an example of LRH manipulation. In this policy, Hubbard says that that there is a difference between lying and telling an “acceptable truth.” Scientology PR people shouldn’t lie, LRH says in this policy, but theyshould tell an acceptable truth. Thus, LRH encourages his followers to cover up the truth – but without feeling like they are lying! Pretty slick, eh?

Marty’s personal obsession with toppling David Miscavige is one of the reasons I oppose what he’s doing. Don’t get me wrong; I agree with Marty that David Miscavige is a bad guy. DM is in a position to end the abuses of Scientology (hmm… come to think of it, so was Marty), and yet he continues to terrorize and defraud.

But by focusing his efforts on David Miscavige and telling “acceptable truths” about L. Ron Hubbard, Marty isn’t helping to eradicate the real problem. He’s simply feeding his own desire for revenge.

That’s too bad, because while David Miscavige hurts some of the people some of the time, Scientology hurts all of the people all of the time.