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“Scientology wouldn’t be in the news so much…”

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  1. RSS Feed

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    There is a new post up at the Mike Rinder's Blog

    “Scientology wouldn’t be in the news so much…”

    Here is some classic scientology “bubble-think”. It supposes that bad press equals interest in participating in scientology — rather than the newsworthiness of exposed abuses. With this logic the Catholic Church should be excited about the “interest” shown in Catholicism with the coverage of the ongoing pedophile priest scandal. Not to be[.......]

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  2. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

    I remember that policy basically talking about how bad PR is only an indicator that Scientology is doing well because SPs can't stand Scientology or anything that helps people expanding. The staff try very hard to believe this as fewer people come in and it gets harder to recruit and retain staff with every new bad PR event.

    And this little gem is a classic in the very long list of LRH bigotry:

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    So "squirrels" aren't just an innocent yet overly descriptive euphemism for people who don't apply Scientology standardly per KSW - now they are also equivalent to lice on heroes. No, nothing personal. Not trying to imply that you should really hate people for not strictly conforming to fundamentalist Scientology doctrine. That really is Scientology in a squirrel's nutshell as it were... "The Bridge to Total Bigotry".

    BTW, I seem to recall another HCOPL that said stats always went up after bad PR because more people heard about Scientology and it just made them curious, especially since they knew it was coming from such irreputable SP sources as newspapers. Of course back then their top search result wasn't Leah Remini and The Aftermath. If there was one takeaway from the Measles Ship story it's that it quickly spread all over the world and there was very little if any telling that was clearly favorable to Scientology. If anything news outlets tried to remain calculatedly lawyerly neutral while eager to spread the news. So guys, was there the promised upward spike in stats following the Measles Ship flap?
     
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  3. Gib

    Gib Crusader

    yah, it's part of hubbard's, so called logic, it's the CDEI scale also used in auditing as well as PR and Marketing. Clever dude he was to sound all guru like. But, in the end, nobody went clear or OT, even the guru hisself. LOL
     
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  4. Gib

    Gib Crusader

    Mikes post post reminds me of this:



    DM is trying to same thing, LOL
     
  5. programmer_guy

    programmer_guy True Ex-Scientologist

    Isn't it ironic that Hubbard himself was going down his CDEI scale with his production of Scientology? :D

    (BTW, it was originally DEI then he later modified it to CDEI.)
     
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  6. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

    Notice in the bulletin shown in Mike Rinder's post that Hubbard is conflating Squirrels with SPs.

    A squirrel is supposed to just be someone who because they are not applying the tech standardly is going to fail and will never achieve clear or OT. Like all the people through history before them who didn't have Scientology they will go round and round like a squirrel on a hamster wheel getting nowhere and ending up where they started. Surely he didn't mean to imply that all the philosophers who came before him were SPs. He probably should have used “Hamster” because I think most people associate those wheels with hamsters but hamsters just don’t evoke the same impression of crazy like squirrels. That word picture is the origin of the term. But it is in the long list of descriptions of an SP that an SP instinctively tries to destroy anything good so here misguided squirrels and one of the fundamental characteristics of an SP are now the same. So from a Scientology standpoint you are also an SP simply by virtue of not applying Scientology standardly according to the organization's mandates or more importantly - in cooperation with the COS money scheme.

    Over time the body of material defining an SP and how this is integrated into their extensive Machiavellian internal judicial procedure has made it so that it is extremely easy to designate someone as an SP. And because the source or incident responsible for making a person an SP can be traced back to a lifetime in a kicked-in-the-head alien society millions of years ago in a galaxy far far away, this all quickly becomes very subjective (read: UFO cult). LRH benevolently goes out of the way to make the point that we are supposed to apply all of this SP identification tech together as an integral body of knowledge and not condemn someone for displaying one or a few characteristics because often by being PTS or associated with the many SPs around us we sometimes just dramatize their suppressive valences, but in Scientology practice people are often labeled very arbitrarily and the higher the labeler is on the org board and the more the potential labelee still has assets that can be exploited the more fickle the labeling becomes.

    If Hubbard was born 1400 years earlier he would have just said “Infidel” but Scientology is designed for modern clever people who are attracted to complexity and so Scientology has an extensive lexicon of euphemisms that essentially mean infidel or in the case of hero's lice - "vermin" worthy of extermination without sorrow. 


    http://suppressiveperson.org/1965/08/07/hcopl-suppressive-persons-main-characteristics-of/

    (snip)
    The whole rationale of the SP is built on the belief that if anyone got better, the SP would be for it as the others could overcome him then.
    He is fighting a battle he once fought and never stopped fighting. He is in an incident. Present time people are mistaken by him for past, long-gone enemies.
    Therefore, he never really knows what he is fighting in present time, so just fights.
    12. The SP is sure everyone is against him personally and if others became more powerful they would dispose of him.
    (snip)
     
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  7. Gib

    Gib Crusader

    I think Hubbard came up with squirrel was because he wanted a monopoly, it was his rhetoric to persuade to stay with Hubbard and early people who got involved where squirrels you might say and wanted to do things different or look at a different approach. Hubbard wanted to be source, and anybody who went off in a new and/or better direction or disagreed with Hubbard where squirrels.

    And later became PTS if any doubts and SP if no agreement can be had. All rhetoric to persuade.