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I Am Not Anonymous

Discussion in 'Stories From Inside Scientology' started by Lynn Fountain Campbell, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. Lynn Fountain Campbell

    Lynn Fountain Campbell Silver Meritorious Patron

    I am not anonymous.
    C of S knows where I work.
    They know where I live.
    And they know I'm "disaffected."

    I have a business in the belly of the Scientology beast, half a block from their complex in L.A. (Shear Perfection Salon, 4865 Fountain Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029 Phone: 323-662-9735).

    I used to think that by not posting to the Internet, I'd be demonstrating my peaceful intentions towards them. Live and let live, you know?

    Silly me. They don't get it.

    Let me tell you a bit of what I privately wrote to Emma a few days ago.

    I used to employ Scientologists as receptionists and stupidly didn't get the locks changed when they left. So a couple of weeks ago I came to my shop and found all the lights and heater on and the back door partially unlocked, and with the situation being what it is, I would not have left things that way.

    So when I got over being wierded-out, I called the police, and an officer came over and made a trespass report. It would have been a burglary report, but I couldn't see that anything was missing. It was like they just wanted to mess with my mind: "We were heeeeeeeere," you know?

    So anyway, I have finally gotten the locks changed, but.... By the way, I am an ex-Class VIII ("permanent" ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha) and was "in" for over 40 years until I finally quit ignoring all the inconsistencies I was seeing. I love this board. Been lurking herre for several months and decided a while back that when I post, I'm going to do it with my real name. I'm already on the "dirty tricks list," so I might as well be hung for a sheep as for a lamb. I haven't even done anything except change my mind. And occasionally talk about it. Who do I think I am, huh? TALKING about it!!!

    Incidentally, another thing they do is alternately deluge me with business and then snatch it away (maybe to prove to me that I "need" them, and to make me worry about what the consequences would be if they all disconnected). It worked too. Take a win, OSA. Right now, they're in boycott mode.

    I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out why they don't just declare me and be done with it, instead of playing all these cat-and-mouse games, and I think it goes something like this:

    If they declare me, there I'll be. Sitting there. An SP in their midst. Then everybody who's thinking about blowing will know they can find a sympathetic ear half a block away. Kind of like the old Lisa McPherson Trust in Clearwater. And they definitely don't want to set up another situation like that. They may be crazy, but they're not stoopid. :yes:

    No. They have to put me out of business first. So that's what they're trying to do with a comparatively small number of "volunteers," instead of making it BPI (Broad Public Issue). I'm in a strategic location.

    So there you have it. My first post. Watch out, Alanzo! :happydance:

    Haircut, anyone? For obvious reasons, I no longer take walk-ins, but you're welcome to call for an appointment. 323-662-9735. I'd appreciate the business.

    Ex-Class VIII "permanent" :dieslaughing:
    Shear Perfection Salon
    4865 Fountain Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90029
  2. Free to shine

    Free to shine Shiny & Free

    Wow! What an terrific post. Welcome and if I was on the other side of the Pond I would come visit. :) I really look forward to hearing more!
  3. Alanzo

    Alanzo Bardo Tulpa

    ALL RIGHT!!!

    I think I've gotten my hair cut at your place before!!!

    WooHoo!! Excellent plan, too, being there for people when they are getting out. Like the Underground Railroad!

    And if they fuck with your business - you can sue them!!! Like Larry Wollersheim.

    And win!!!

    Welcome LYNN!!!!

  4. Lulu Belle

    Lulu Belle Moonbat

    This is making me crazy.

    I know I know you. Your name is very familiar. I have gotten my hair cut there more than once. (Isn't that where Jerry whatshername who went on staff at the Freewinds used to work?)

    I just can't place your face.

    PM time. :)
  5. Lulu Belle

    Lulu Belle Moonbat

    A sympathetic ear, plus some fetching blonde highlights.

    An unbeatable combo. :D
  6. Kathy (ImOut)

    Kathy (ImOut) Gold Meritorious Patron

    Welcome, Lynn.

    Very interesting story. I've seen your ads but never visited your salon. Now I'm out of the state and don't plan on returning.
  7. Lurker

    Lurker Patron with Honors

    Welcome, Lynn.
  8. Colleen K. Peltomaa

    Colleen K. Peltomaa Silver Meritorious Patron

    Hi, Lynn! I do believe you and I met and you gave me a nice haircut and we had a good theta conversation too. Did you ever give haircuts to the SO staff?

    In my recall, there was a "Pie Restaurant" near the Pac Base and people were told not to go there or were discouraged from going there because supposedly disaffected ("nattery") scientologists habitated it.

    Welcome to ESMB, a free zone within the freezone.
  9. Colleen K. Peltomaa

    Colleen K. Peltomaa Silver Meritorious Patron

    You must be very very close to Pac Base. Girls love to tell all to their hairdresser. Do you still have customers who are scientologists?
  10. Long Gone

    Long Gone Patron with Honors

    Lynn, your name is familiar. Were you in DC at any point back in the 70's?
  11. Colleen K. Peltomaa

    Colleen K. Peltomaa Silver Meritorious Patron

    Say, Lynn, have you posted on all the Freezone Yahoo Groups?
  12. Fancy

    Fancy Patron Meritorious

    I was there in 1999 and 2000 were you still in then?

    Did you know Nathaniel and Trashania?

  13. Colleen K. Peltomaa

    Colleen K. Peltomaa Silver Meritorious Patron

    Is Peter Gilham still there?
  14. mike

    mike Patron

    Well done on being open about it. Good for you. That shows courage and also is more up tone than being in fear.

    Well you won't be declared. I doubt they will issue declares anymore. There are too many legal ramifications. Like.... Oh say... being sued for defamation of character.

    Besides which they have their own problems right now.

    if you are interested in meeting other highly classed auditors, VIIIs etc feel free to go to:
  15. Kathy (ImOut)

    Kathy (ImOut) Gold Meritorious Patron


    They are still declaring people on a fairly regular basis. It's just not made "public" - the various orgs are given the goldenrods, but the public isn't in the know about all the declares. Otherwise, IMO, a lot more people would start questioning what's happening, why are some many people being declared.
  16. mike

    mike Patron

    I am Annonymous

    They are still declaring people on a fairly regular basis. It's just not made "public" - the various orgs are given the goldenrods, but the public isn't in the know about all the declares. Otherwise, IMO, a lot more people would start questioning what's happening, why are some many people being declared.
    Oh right. Well I expect I have one too then lol.

    Can we substantiate that! It would be good if we could get some examples.

    Your right. A lot more people would likely be in legal discussions.
  17. programmer_guy

    programmer_guy True Ex-Scientologist

    Hi, Lynn,

    Fountain Ave? Holy crap!

    Have you considered moving your business to a different area? (Like maybe a few miles from there?)
  18. Veda

    Veda Sponsor

    And Mike, the 'original purpose of Declaring people' was control and domination and the creation of fear.

    From the editor of Hubbard's early books, and of 'Ability' magazine, John Sanborn:

    "Hubbard had Marilyn Routsong, who was the World Wide Ethics Officer at St. Hill, deliver [by hand] the first [or one of the first] Suppressive Person Declare. He had written this system up and now he was going to use it.

    "Hubbard said declare so and so. And she put out the Order. Boy, in those days, being Declared was like a death sentence.

    "He said, 'As soon as you give him the order come back.' And when she did he said, 'How did he act? What did he say? Did he say anything?' He was thrilled like a kid to see how his new dictatorial system was going to work."

    From Hubbard's 1955 'Brainwashing Manual' [With word substitution]:

    "It is important to know that the entire subject of loyalty is thus as easily handled as it is. One of the first and foremost missions of the psycho-politician ['Ethics' Officer/'Church' of Scientology] is to make an attack upon Communism [Scientology] and insanity synonymous."

    The ideas and methods of the 'Brainwashing Manual', subtracted from Scientology, would be a different Scientology.

    Another interesting link (thread from ESMB) on earlier (mostly positive) sources for Scientology:

    And welcome to ESMB Lynn.
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2008
  19. MarkWI

    MarkWI Patron Meritorious

    Welcome Lynn!

    I hope you keep your business high and prosperous.

    Again, the Church is creating its own enemies. :duh:

    I remember having thought how bad Larry Wollersheim was
    for suing the Church, then I found out the Church started
    the fight by fair-gaming him and ruin his business.

    Don't let the same happens to you.

    From Wollersheim affidavit of February 4, 1980:

  20. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    Good for you, Lynn. And welcome.

    I lived at PAC for 10 years, then around the corner on Edgemont for another year. I certainly remember your salon, although I never went in there.

    You should be able to have some fun here. :)