Daily Archives: January 24, 2011

Screamin’ Squirrels: A reminder of what we’re up against

I’d like to thank one of the Church-backed Marty h8r sites for publishing an LRH quote I haven’t read before:

“Whenever we’re really winning, the squirrels start to scream. You can tell if somebody is a squirrel. They howl or make trouble only when we’re winning.” – LRH, Signs of Success

This is a classic LRH technique to keep his people from reading criticism: Short-circuit their thinking. Someone has raised a legitimate point against Scientology? Quick, head ’em off at the pass! Tell people why they are saying what they are saying, so people won’t listen to what they are saying.

And the reasons why are always the same: Because the people doing the complaining are inherently bad, or because Scientology is doing well and they don’t like it.

This is one of the reasons why I consider LRH to be an evil genius. It’s a major barrier to protesting: We can’t get our message across because LRH conditioned his Scientologists not to hear us. It’s a very effective tactic, and LRH should be proud.

Lucky for us, though, this tactic falls apart the moment somene decides that they can think for themselves. That’s why Scientology goes to great lengths to prevent this from happening – whether its LRH warning of the dangers of entheta, or David Miscavige sending people to Scientology’s in-house prison camp, or Marty Rathbun censoring the comments that show the holes in his and LRH’s logic. (Incidentally, the aforementioned Marty h8r site also censors comments. A=A=A – a Scientologist is a Scientologist is a Scientologist.)

And that’s why we need to keep pounding out our message. Sooner or later, people realize that the truth is being hidden – hidden by Hubbard, hidden by Miscavige, hidden by Rathbun. When they’re ready to listen, those of us who are truly free will have lots for them to hear.