My pleasure Mr. Bad,
I like your contributions a bit too much to see you going, but I respect
your decision, and anyway, your posts will remain available to anyone
who cares reading them, even if you are not adding new ones.
Yep, I remember in the early days when I was sent to "ethics"
and I had my first "ethics cycle" for some disagreement I had with the
study materials I was reading at the time ( I can't remember what it was
but nothing major anyway ) but to them, it was a "bad indicator", I was
questioning the materials, ( how dare you rotten, ungrateful bastard ?? )
and so I was sent to a guy ( which was also the registrar as well as the
ethics officer, how appropriate ! ) who needed to "correct me" and the only thing he wanted to know was "my overts", what was the issue I had with the materials, was a totally irrelevant matter as far as he was concerned, no person in a right state of mind could question anything written by "our hero", so the only place where there could be something wrong, was with me.
In those days I was very naive and still totally unaware of what a criminal
organization $cientology was, and I had no concept whatsoever of the many mind games they played to covertly manipulate people and make them go wherever they wanted them to go, but in a way that didn't make their intentional and calculated dishonesty too obvious, to those who knew
only what they were told by them, and had no idea of what was going on behind the scenes ( like me
At the time, it felt weird and strange, that no attention was paid to my
issues, but only "what was wrong with me", it was only much later on
that I realised that this was a tecnique designed first of all to make people feel like it was with them that there MUST BE something wrong, and not with $cientology ( poor little, innocent lambs
) so that it would make it easier for $cientology to manipulate them into unquestioning compliance, and secondly, and probably most importantly, to start the process of gathering any information that could be used to blackmail people into silence, should their mind games fail to achieve the desired results and some problems arise for them, even if at some time in the future.
Knowing how dishonests they are, I now understand full well why they are so desperate to cover their backs, as soon as possible, with disclaimers and O/W gathering, and what major part these clever precautions play in allowing this criminal organization to still go around pretending to be a charity or a religion trying to help others, in spite of all the crimes they committ every day. ( so far that is. )
But in those days I knew only the sheep clothes and knew nothing about the wolves hidden behind them, and all the bullshit about "help" etc. etc. sounded convincing enough to fall for it.