And the hits just keep on coming!

(Update: Right after I posted this, I realized I should have titled it “OSA Goes Nuts on Marty.” Oh well.)

Okay, I swear that either Marty or the Church or both have got a top-secret program to derail this blog – and I’ll darned if it isn’t working.

Yesterday I said I would get back to talking about LRH and Scientology technology unless Marty did something irresistibly bone-headed. And look what’s happened! Technically, it was the Church, not Marty, who did something bone-headed, but Marty did post the video. I’m sure by now you know what I’m talking about:

Four Scientologists in “Squirrel Busters” uniforms, complete with hat-mounted video cameras (who wants to bet they’ll be called Squirrel Cams?), showed up on Marty’s doorstep, saying they were “investigating” and wanted to interview him.

Now, I must take a moment to say that there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING FUNNY about people showing up on Marty’s doorstep to harass him. This is the sort of crap that Scientology has been pulling for years, and it’s just plain wrong.

But for something that’s not funny, I must admit that it’s hard not to laugh. I mean, come on – did you see those T-shirts?

Besides, the Church has been doing this sort of thing for years – including the time when Marty Rathbun and Mike Rinder were part of upper Church management. They’ve participated in similar activities, and many that were a lot worse, which is why I find laugher easier than sympathy.

In case you’re wondering what the Squirrel Squad is going on about, the Church is trying to discredit Marty’s brand of auditing by saying that he does not keep proper folders, he does not have a proper system of “case supervision” in place, and he does not have certified E-Meters (another Scientology scam – after you pay thousands of dollars for an E-Meter, you have to send it back to the Church for periodic “recertification”). They’re trying to prove that Marty is incapable of delivering proper Scientology services, the object being to a) keep people in the fold and b) prevent Church members from listening to those who have defected to Marty’s camp, or at least keep them from taking him seriously.

Now, it’s tempting to think that Marty set this whole thing up in order to garner sympathy, but I think this is just fortuitous timing. Note that one of the anti-Marty, pro-Church sites has already posted an article about it, which can’t be a coincidence. (Oh, and they did use the term Squirrel Cam. Darn.) Hard as it is to believe, the Church really does things this idiotic, and they really are dumb enough not to realize that they are generating sympathy for Marty at a time when he needs it most. (If I was Marty, I wouldn’t file charges, I’d send them flowers.)

Shocked as Marty and his followers may seem to be, as I said before, this is nothing new. Compare the Squirrel Busters to this 1999 video of Scientologists picketing Mark Bunker’s house. Aside from the reaction of the victims – Mark kept his sense of humor while Marty lost his cool, which is probably what the Church wanted – I don’t see a lot of difference. You could write both off as childish pranks, were it not for the ominous message that if you speak up against the Church, they will find out where you live.

As expected, Marty cites this as yet more proof that David Miscavige is an evil squirrel bent on destroying Scientology. But if he would just read the “technology” he claims to uphold, he’d see that David Miscavige is acting according to L. Ron Hubbard’s instructions:

“When we need somebody haunted we investigate. When we investigate we do so noisily always. And usually mere investigation damps out the trouble even when we discover no really pertinent facts. Remember that – by investigation alone we can curb pushes and crush wildcat people and unethical ‘Dianetics and Scientology’ organizations….We don’t care if they know you’re investigating them for us. In fact, the louder the better.” – LRH, Manual of Justice

“All you have to do in lots of cases is just say you are going to rattle their door knob and they collapse. I can count several heavy attacks which folded up by our noisily beginning an investigation of the attacker.” — LRH, HCO PL 18 February 1966, ATTACKS ON SCIENTOLOGY (Continued)

To be fair, Miscavige isn’t following exactly in Hubbard’s footsteps. After all, these folks showed up to his doorstep with cameras. Back in LRH’s day, they showed up on Paulette Cooper‘s doorstep with a gun.

Perhaps Marty should be glad Miscavige is squirreling the tech.

Read Marty’s take on events here.

ML,
Caliwog

(Another update: I’ve been going through the 500+ comments on Marty’s post, and it looks like that little uncomfortableness over David Mayo has been entirely forgotten! OSA, Marty owes you one.)

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21 responses to “And the hits just keep on coming!

  1. lurker(not the mostly)

    the tshirts…. the cameras on their baseball caps…. but the cherry on the top of the kookoo koolaid drinkers cake? The magnetic SIGNS for their rental cars…

    Did you see the perpetrators of the crime of stalking and harassment? Why yes officer, they had an odd sign with a squirrel with a mans head on it, on their car…

  2. …and to think at one point I actually thought of taking these folks seriously??? I just watched the two videos, and yes, Scientology satifies the “Thirteen Point Cult Template”.

    BTW, I’ve enjoyed reading and lurking the last couple of weeks… 🙂

  3. The sea orgs answer to the SAS. The elite “squirrel busting” squad.
    “Semper Fudge” fat boys.

  4. William Johnson

    I think this is indicative of something much larger and more sinister. If presumably normal people can be ‘mind bended’ to believe that something like this is appropriate behavior, then I think the whole human race is in jeopardy. These boyz show up in my neighborhood acting/looking like that, and their stuff will be on ebay before dark! (bodies never found).

  5. Okay I am sure I will get crap for this but, Note to Marty:
    LOSE THE CROCS, they don’t help your situation…..
    really?? CROCS?? how old are you Marty? this lifetime ???

    I cannot be the only one out HERE who noticed Marty’s choice of foot-ware?

    • I almost commented on the crocs, but I let it go. Thank you for catching that. I believe Mrs. Caliwog has a pair in that same color.

      ML,
      Caliwog

  6. Dumb cult is dumb BUT not that f*ing dumb.
    PR and public perception is important to the cult, even if their idea of public perception is skewed.

    Who just turned up on ESMB and what are the boards buzzing about instead?

    Allender doesn’t think he is used or being made to look ridiculous, he did it for the highest ideals, he just doesn’t know, and can’t see through his own veil of cult think, that he is being used as someone’s sleight of hand sacrifice.

    Look at the whole scene again.
    1 The set up would not strike fear in anyone’s heart.
    2 Costumes and gear straight from slapstick.
    3 Situation GUARANTEED to end up on the internet.
    4 Boards GUARANTEED to make fun of silly scilons for days.
    5 Do you really believe DM is that stupid? (I do think he is insane with power and greed, I do think he and the Scilons are out of touch with the real world and reality, but this steps over the believable line.)

    What does the cult not want us to focus on?
    Something that has happened or is about to happen?

    • lurker(not the mostly)

      What does the cult not want us to focus on?
      Something that has happened or is about to happen?

      Someone on ESMB alluded to someone who left, the clues were… born 78 or 79 , piano players kid, and then had a youtube search up of Lucille Ball on Whats my line….Oh and something about red heads…. I suck at this stuff because I do not know the players, but this may be why for the distraction?

      • Try Ro Ann Horwich Leake. Diana Hubbard’s daughter. Red hair. Diana was/is a piano player.

      • lurker(not the mostly)

        ahhhh.. thanks, I wondered if the red headed thing meant one of Rons kids, but I don’t really know the players…. If its true, I wish her well… At least there are other family members out of the cult that may be able to give her a soft place to land…

    • “Allender doesn’t think he is used or being made to look ridiculous, he did it for the highest ideals…”

      Nah, he did it for the lulz!

      They forgot to don the most important part of their uniforms: clown noses.

  7. lurker(not the mostly)

    (Another update: I’ve been going through the 500+ comments on Marty’s post, and it looks like that little uncomfortableness over David Mayo has been entirely forgotten! OSA, Marty owes you one.)

    that was my immediate reaction….. It was so perfect, it was almost like it was planned that way (I need to find my tinfoil hat)…

  8. Caliwog, It might be mean-spirited, but I really did laugh when Marty said “goof ball outfits”, and “beat it” and “get off my property boy” How does the CO$ get its members to engage in such humiliating activity? Even a hardcore scino woul have had to feel like an idiot in those shirts, cameras, and silly mission. The games I played as a kid were less hookey!

    • The “boy” part got a giggle out of me, too. Scientologists think that *everything* is a game. It was one of LRH’s theories. So you can play life as a game and have fun. Of course, you can also get in trouble for “joking and degrading.” So, y’know, just pick whichever attitude fits the moment.

      Remember, these folks really do think that what Marty is doing is evil, just as Marty feels that way about the Church. You’ve heard the expression “the blind leading the blind?” Stuff like this makes me think it’s “the stupid leading the stupid.”

      ML,
      Caliwog

      • johnnyd.(one pnt.one)

        but are they really that stupid? I know these goons sure look like the “three stooges” but they had to ABSOLUTELY know that this was going to be played out on the inter-webs, and that there was NO way they were going to come off looking “intelligent”…and really Allender is an oooohfa OT Ambassador!!! he’s gotta be smart right????
        I think I am feeling pretty much the way “Alderbaran” explains it….makes sense to me…And this whole is starting to give me an IceCream Headache….ouchy

        ttfn

      • >but are they really that stupid?

        Well… maybe “short-sighted” would be a better description. But yes. Scientology narrows your world-view to a mere slit. Which is one of the reasons I protest.

        ML, CW

  9. Scientology is awesome!

  10. William Johnson

    Just an aside, over on WWP glorious Anonymous has uploaded copies of the ‘private’ video from the t-shirts point of view.

  11. johnnyd.(one pnt.one)

    “whole thing” sorry

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