Mark Cabian wrote:
that protester they have a file on.
See this is what I am talking about. This fear of a FILE on you by scientology? You must admit that is rather laughable. If you abide by the laws within your area/country you have nothing to worry about. That mindset sounds like "Cold war era" paranoia. Fueling that paranoia on our part gives the cult an upper hand in silencing the critic.
Expanding on my last post (even though I think that one word could stand on its own, as a law-abiding citizen who indeed had "something to worry about"), yes, they do keep files.
Ex (or current, whatever the status might be) Scientologists are often presented with printouts of every post they ever made on a critical message board when they are confronted by someone at their org. Perhaps not everyone is tracked; I think people are tracked according to how big of a pain in the ass they are, and as manpower allows.
Thanks to anonymous (and anonymous posting), to track everyone is impossible. That is why so many are safe, in my opinion. That is why so many exes have felt that it's been safer to speak out. Anonymous supports them by the numbers, and diffuses the attention. It's invaluble.