Hmm.. I'd like to hear more of your experiences Tommy.
- You were in the OSA after all.. So.. Might help someone connect some dots.
Ok, I'm contemplating, pondering and hemm'haw'ing about adding to my own story. Since beginning to write on this board about all that I seem to remember more details. My story is boring however, by the curious fact that I split early... And the GOEU was at an 'adminisstrative' level anyway. So I didn't see any 'action', except internal reports and stories by unscrupulous SP newsreporters.
I want to hear SP and TG write all they can.
I really believe that "the devil is in the details" of Scientology. So, the more complete and detailed stories people document, the better for EVERYONE. Also, people DO need support. I know folks like Mog find it hard to let go of the good things that came of Scientology.
I can relate to that. I hate to say it, but I grew up in a similar situation. My Dad was a cross between Jim Jones and Darth Vader at home, and considered Christlike to people who weren't close to him. He operated a business similar to Hubbard's which exploited people. He believed his kids were "chattel". OK, that is the TIP OF THE ICEBERG. BUT...
I am very nostalgic for the days of my youth I spent traveling with my Dad. Yeah, there were horrors but the thing is that I got ADDICTED to all the ADRENALINE!!!! And there were very exciting times, challenging. I got challenged. That was soooooo important in keeping me "addicted" to the scene.
I really think Scientology is kinda the same. They run on a crisis management philosophy which keeps people adrenalized. They are capricious, which keeps people worried about their position and confused as to what exactly is expected. They offer rewards of personal gratification when one performs above and beyond (until they find out that this is expected AND MORE).
I mean, a person could take the same thing out of Scientology that they take out of Marine Bootcamp, but they won't be leaving with a career, a pension, a medal, the friends they made while in, a GI program, the VA, the PX and other benefits. And unless they are a goon for DM, they don't get to play with guns.
Anyhow, I got a lot out of my life, and I wouldn't trade it, but I would not wish it on anyone else. When I look at Scientology, and see how the two scenes are connected, I just want to keep telling people the true harms of Scientology myself, but I cannot say it as good as TG, SP, AL, DS, LB, Opter and all the others who have been in it.
God bless TG and anyone who has the balls to post against any organized crime operation. If you make even one person think
, you will have done your duty.