A note to an Anon – and why I do this

About two weeks ago, an Anonymous user posted a comment in response to The “Dead Agent Caper” in action (sort of). The comment was as follows:

Caliwog, I have no idea whether you’re OSA or a never-been or an ex or David Miscavige or Aaron what’s his name. But what puzzles me why in the world you’re so obsessed with Rathbun. Either way, it’s a man-crush of sizeable proportions. Yes, I know you don’t agree with him. But the effort you devote to posting here must take at least an hour a day. At $25/hour, that’s about five grand a year. At $100/hour, that’s twenty grand worth of effort. I dunno what your time is worth, but whatever it is that’s a serious effort. Just sayin’.

The comment somehow wound up in my spam filter (I have no idea why). There was a follow-up:

Just commented here, but comment didn’t appear. Are you now moderating comments?

That, too, wound up in the spam filter, which I also cannot explain, and which I rarely check because it usually contains, you know, spam.

So to take the second part first: No, I am not moderating comments, and I apologize for missing yours.

Okay, part one: Why I focus on Marty.

The reason I devote so much time to Marty is because he lies, and that just really irks me.

This blog got its start when Marty started censoring my comments. Okay, every blog owner has a right to moderate comments. But I quickly saw a pattern to the censorship: Anything that tied David Miscavige’s actions to L. Ron Hubbard’s policies got censored. Here I thought Marty was trying to spread truth – Marty said he was spreading truth – but he wasn’t. He was lying about what the Church was doing, and censoring anyone who tried to set the record straight.

And that, for reasons I cannot explain, bugged the ever-loving shit out of me. So I started this blog.

As time went on, it wasn’t just Marty’s attempt to cover up the truth that bothered me. My concern became (and still is) that Marty was – is – trying to hijack the protest movement. He’s trying to build on a foundation laid by legitimate Scientology protesters like Mark Bunker, Tory Christman, Bob Minton, David Touretzky, etc., and subtly take their work in a different direction – one that holds L. Ron Hubbard up as some kind of hero.

And I’m sure any one of those people – at least the ones who are still alive – will tell you that Hubbard was a lying tub of shit.

We in the protest movement know that, but people who aren’t familiar with Scientology may not. And, anal retentive as I am, I’m worried they might be fooled.

I don’t always focus on Marty. I’m not an ex (or current, or OSA), but I have worked for and with Scientologists, and I know a lot about the tech, particularly the Admin Tech, where the day-to-day workings of the scam are revealed. I was good – I used to earn all kinds of commendations for my “standard application.” I sent long-time Scientologists to cramming for mis-applying the tech. I knew my way around this bullshit.

So I try to use the blog to share my understanding of the tech and try to educate people about what Hubbard and Scientology are really all about. Those are the posts that seem to resonate most with readers.

But then Marty posts something that irks me, and like a teenage boy in a room full of bare breasts, I just can’t help myself – I have to dive right in.

How much time does this take me? A few hours a week. I have a job, I set my own schedule, and yes, running this blog probably does cost me money.

But that’s fine with me.

I have friends who are Scientologists, none of whom know that I do this. They are great people, and it upsets me to know that they have been taken in by Hubbard and Scientology. I see their money, their relationships, their lives, all being dictated by (and generating profit for) the fat redhead and the evil little twerp he left as his successor.

I can’t tell them how I feel, because a) they won’t listen and b) they will disconnect from me. They would have to – I am an SP, that makes them PTS, and that can get them in all sorts of trouble (and cost them all sorts of money).

So I settle for doing this, in the hopes that I can keep a few people away from the cult, or give a few anons information they can use to protest, or put doubt in the mind of one or two of Marty’s minions, or help a couple of ex’s cope better with coming out.

But mostly, I do it because it makes me feel better. I feel good knowing that when Marty or the Church or whoever lies, at least one person is standing up and trying to make the truth be heard.

I can’t right every wrong in the world, but at least I can do a little something to right this one.

ML,
Caliwog

Flashback: My first blog post.

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11 responses to “A note to an Anon – and why I do this

  1. William Johnson

    A side ‘benefit’ is that if just one of Marty’s minions sees the light as a result of your actions, and actually leaves the cult, you can sleep a little better at night.
    (worth every penny).

  2. on the ex scientologist message board this morning, there is a new thread of postings taken from Jesse Princes facebook. Its not complete as of yet, but he already has had a few very interesting things to say about Marty and Mike and seems to be gearing up for more…

    My favorite thing is that he seems to feel (at least so far in the post) that the Harassment that Marty complains about is TAME compared to the harassment that Marty used to perpetrate against them..

  3. Sounds like that Anon guy is a dork. I pay a lot of homage to Anon as I do in many posts, but that comment is a little silly. There is no way to know if it was from a real member of anon – I doubt it, sounds like a snide remark from an Australian Critic I am familiar with.

  4. For the energy I have expended in exposing the fraud and abuse of Scientology in the last 10 years, I could have purchased a Lear Jet full of excellent Scotch and traveled the world.

    But for some reason I, too, feel a responsibility to my fellows to warn the public about the dangers of L. Ron Hubbard’s Scientology.

    Marty hasn’t gotten there yet, but I believe he is headed in the right direction. When you are still making money off of Scientology to pay your bills like Marty is, seeing the truth of what Scientology really is makes you very uncomfortable.

    Someday, the steaming carcass of Scientology will be rolled fully over, and its festering underbelly will be exposed right out there for the world to smell and see.

    Until that day, I appreciate the Cali-Wog Blog for helping push.

    Alanzo

  5. William Johnson

    “Someday, the steaming carcass of Scientology will be rolled fully over, and its festering underbelly will be exposed right out there for the world to smell and see. ”

    I LIKE IT!

  6. Again, thank you so much! It’s not my time and money being spent, but I don’t think it’s all about money.

    I have a similar situation with scientology relatives. “…that makes them PTS…” the sad, funny thing about it is that IF PTSness were true, then they “are” PTS – just unable to spot the source of it. But, they aren’t PTS because they don’t know?!?!? The condition either exists or it doesn’t, regardless of “awareness”.

  7. @Aaron:

    Perhaps. But what separates people who are out from those who are still in is that we don’t brush stuff like this under the rug, we bring it out into the light where everyone can see and talk about it. That was probably the worst comment that could wind up in my spam filter and forgotten, because it makes me look like a hypocrite. So it’s important to have it be seen.

    I may have gotten a little self-importanty in the answer, but what can I do, that’s in my nature.

    @Catfish: Remember, what’s true for you is true, right? I would think the Hubbardian view is that if you don’t know you’re PTS, you’re not PTS. Hubbard sure covered his basis. I think people forget that “science fiction writer” is another way of saying “imaginative bullshit artist.”

    ML,
    Caliwog

  8. I was asked a week ago by a member of Anon if I thought scientology was past the tipping point. I responded “No, they are potentially set up for the biggest expansion ever.” and this was followed by a sort of silence of “you must be kidding”.

    But it is true.

    While Scientology in the USA, England and Australia is looked more of as a joke, the Church in other areas is gaining huge ground.

    The Asian countries are (if I may be a little vague here and general) are somewhat considered by some Americans I meet to be “slums” where nothing really important could take effect.

    There is in fact a gigantic pool of people in the millions in those countries and India that are wealthy.

    Scientology is relabeling Scientology over there and there is little to stop it.

    Sea Org staff, FSSO and FSO public are becoming more Asian oriented.

    The potential to obtain up to a million active Scientologists in the Asian & Euro-Indian region by 2015-2020 is actually quite real.

    Dianetics and Scientology in the earlier years experienced a large amount of growth in an environment with relative minor media at the time. Now, in the new regions they have the internet and other ploys to expand Scientology and they have the materials translated. If they are not stopped, they will get more Scientologists in Asia than they have ever had before and we will see a wave of new staff, Sea Org and public that will be larger than the western amount in 5-10 years.

    To counter this, web sites in the Asian, Russian, Indian etc. languages would need to be established to off set the growth they are preparing for.

    Web Sites need to be produced for certain public and not to be combined. Web Sites to inform officials, sites for public who have not entered Scientology yet, and sites for people who have entered Scientology would be required.

    In other words, if we have 20 languages, then for each language there would be a need for no less than three web sites produced, giving us 60 domains to counter the growth.

    C of S had for many years attempted to subvert the belief system of Asian countries and now they seem to be pulling it off.

    A new Asian for on Anon would need to be established to counter this, and there would need to be a public relations office on side to check the web content and make sure it is up to snuff as officials will not tolerate alarming statements without proper presentation.

    Get ready for the wave, it is coming.

  9. that really is scary Aaron, because part of what is causing the collapse here is that the money spigots are turning off.. You get that infusion of cash and it even helps stabilize the COS in western countries.

  10. There is a lot of cash rolling in I assure you…

  11. My take on them from the outside was that they were still very well-funded but had issues recruiting since their target demographic is strongly inclined to search the internet. I figured this was the reason behind the Nation of Islam alliance — money for Farakkhan, bodies for Miscavige.

    The asian expansion is another dimension to it. Obviously China is not going to tolerate them but acceptance in India is generally for sale. Then again, the people in India with money are also on the internet (and generally speak English to an extent).

    But sea org wages may be appealing. 🙂

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