If you ever wanted to know how totalitarian groups/governments frenzy up support, read this email from the ED of the Seattle org before the 3 parties Claire mentioned coughed up to close the deal on the new Seattle "ideal org" building.
The Mail Man on ARS so far as I can tell is another poster from inside the cult, an "infidel," or has access to someone who is. Priceless.
The ridiculous analogy in the opening paragraphs of the ED's email sets the scene for his accusatory demands in the rest of his long rant. What would Hubbard have called his "tone level?" "During the first bleak winter of the American Revolution, when things were not looking good for the fledgling American Nation, an American patriot wrote the following words:
These are the times that try many souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."
That's part of the bait. Read on for the hooks. Seattle Org Call To Arms
Hysterical mandates are not indicative of a confident, intelligent, thriving entity. This kind of "comm" rates right up there with Cruise's "gift" to his co-workers on War of the Worlds, synonymous with the us/them movie script you might say. Anyway, enjoy.
(Message edited by girlfriend on February 23, 2005)