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What Really Goes on Behind the Scenes

Post by BTs2Free » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:01 pm

I was an MAA at the Int base, including Chief MAA for several years between 1990-2000. I was also the De-PTSer for the entire base for a couple of those years in Qual Gold. I was fully hatted as an MAA and an Ethics Specialist. I was trained to do metered Ethics interviews, Ethics E-Meter Checks, Rollbacks, Sec Checks and PTS Interviews. My Full Hat even required me to study the Brainwashing manual written by LRH as well as sections of Sun Tsu’s Art of War. Also required to study and put into effect the IG MAA program written by Gary Conley and approved by LRH, including LRH notes and signiture in handwriting on the program original copies. I was a member of the Int Base Perimiter Council for several years and so am fully aware and participated in what goes on behind the scenes while all others feel that they are just going on with their own business or attempting to produce and comply.

While most Scientologists are focused on doing their courses or going in session to move up The Bridge, or a staff member or SO member on doing their jobs, there is a whole framework built into the system, which is behind the scenes and meant to be the eye and enforcer for Ron (when he was alive) and of course now for David Miscavige.

As a Scientologist, you are expected to follow the “straight and narrow” path that is The Bridge. There is no half-in or half-out of Scientology. You are on board or you’re not. Period. That’s KSW. Even Tom Cruise would agree with me on that.

Who keeps an eye on you to make sure you’re in line? The Ethics Officer/MAA - as well as every other Scientologist who has read the policies and HCOB’s on Knowledge Reports and Session KRs.

Each one of you who ever took a course or got auditing in a Church of Scientology has a file, or more than one file with your name on it. These files contain your personal information, in writing. Everything you’ve admitted to doing, either in session, or from your O/W write-ups, or Knowledge Reports are kept in your files.

Any Scientologist knows too, that if they observe another Scientologist doing something that violates policy, or is “out-Tech,” or a crime, is to write a Knowledge Report to Ethics on that person, or one is compounding the crime and can be charged with the same penalties as the perpetrator. Every Scientologist has essentially signed up to be eyes and ears; watchers for Ron, DM and the organization. Things to be reported even go so far as to a person’s “indicators” or statements, “Black PR” or “Natter.”

At the Int Base, we held a meeting every week called Perimiter Council (PC), which consisted of all the base MAA’s, I&R’s, HAS’s, Supercargo’s, Port Captain’s, and Security personnel. With a name like Perimiter Council, you would think that this was a meeting to go over how to protect the perimiter of the base from intruders or something. Not so. It’s set up to protect the perimiter from BLOWS and to ensure that no information that could be out-PR or out-security get’s past the gates.

The council has a list of every base member who is deemed to be a “situation” including people who are “BI’s” (have bad indicators). Every staff member who had a PTS situation or who had been in an accident, or who got sick, or who is making a lot of mistakes, or whoever created a “flap” or “Hill 10” is on that list. Even people who are in “grief” are on that list. And the list is taken up every week. The MAA’s and handlers report on the program steps of each person (i.e. Ethics Conditions, O/W’s, PTS handling, Sec Checking, etc.) and where they stand, until they are deemed “handled” and taken off the list. At one point the list had nearly 400 people on it. No joke.

The Perimiter Council minutes were reported up to RTC every week so that David Miscavige, Marty Rathbun, Greg Wilhere, IG MAA and other pertinient RTC members could be informed on where everyone on the list stood.

By the way, this is NOT OSA. In other words, this is the Int Base internal and external “OSA” so to speak. OSA is set up as a whole other unit in Scientology at a lower level, but operates on the same framework and policies in addition to OSA policies. We at the Int Base reported down to OSA on external or internal situations that they would need to be informed of. The Port Captain and Security Gold worked hand-in-hand with OSA when it came to external SP’s or people who had blown. Mike Rinder as the head of OSA for years is well aware of these operations.

You may have heard it said that there is no “Hidden Data Line” in Scientology. This is false. There are binders and binders of LRH “advices” at the base in the PDO library as well as Ethics Addvices, which are kept in the Base Dept. 3 areas in HCO. For example, the IG MAA program I mentioned earlier which was put together by the first IG MAA, Gary Conley, is kept in the base HCO areas. When Gary was writing this program back around 1982, he was submitting the program directly (no vias) to LRH for advice and approval. There are LRH handwritten notes on it as well has his final approval signature. This program introduced the weekly Ethics E-Meter Check for all base staff and was and is the main tool used to use enforcers (MAA’s and EO’s) to keep an eye on all staff and force them into production, and to discover those staff who are thinking about blowing before it happens. Also used to weed out “dead wood,” Hill 10 makers, overt-product makers and non-producers (PTSes and SP’s) and get them sorted out or off the lines. The IG MAA program has been exported to all Ethics Officers around the world on a number of occasions titled “Your Org’s Ethics Program” and is in use today. LRH approved.

People at the base who blow are recovered by a team sent out on a “Blow Drill” which is in place, and ready to go at all times. The IG MAA program, by use of several mandatory daily musters, require all units to account for the presence of all staff members. Anyone unaccounted for is rounded up and if missing, the drill is on. The main booth at Gold is informed and sends out a text message to all staff on the drill to report to their stations or duties. Some staff are assigned to the train station, the bus station, the airport, the local Wal Mart, the berthing areas, even as far as the blowee’s relative’s or close friend’s houses. OSA comes in handy in that regard.

Even I and Jon Stumbke around 1995 were sent out to Sacramento to recover Rick Cruzen who had blown to his parent’s house. We had to spy on their house for a couple days, until we confirmed that he showed up there. Later, I even had to escort Rick Cruzen on his personal family trip to Sacramento, and stay in his parent’s home, to keep an eye on him to make sure he didn’t blow. We lied to his family by telling them that I was a Golden Era Musician who came along to travel with Rick because we had an event to do in Portland. I could tell that Rick’s family still thought it was really odd that I was there, but, they seemed to go along with it.

Around the same time, I was put on an RTC mission called the Int Data Base Mission where we went through every staff member’s Personnel, Ethics and PC Folders to input data following a checklist provided by RTC. Jesse Radstrom in RTC at that time was the Mission Ops, Thersa Laner and Hiro Kimoto the Mission I/C and 2nd. I was an inputter assigned to all of Exec Strata staff and several divisions of Gold, including HCO Gold and PDO. The checklist data input into a computer data base included all and any crimes or suppressive acts, the person’s sexual history as well as any sexual deviance as found in Life History write-ups, session KR’s or O/W’s. All of the person’s external contact information, i.e. family, close friends and all of the addresses and phone numbers where that info was available. We even went through all PC folders of all staff and entrered pertinent data into the computer data base.

When this mission was completed, we had a full computerized data base of all kinds of incriminating or embarrassing information on all base staff. By the press of a few keys, David Miscavige, and all HCO’s on the base could pull up your name and have an “overview” of your personal and private information. Including who your connections were. Your “external influences.”

All MAA’s and I&R’s on the base used this data base regularly to keep tabs on people. The Ethics Admin in each HCO was responsible for updating the data base with reports that came in to HCO.

This data base was tied into the INCOMM mainframe and was supposed to be exported out to all org’s HCO’s. If it hasn’t been done yet, the framework is there for that to be implemented.

Both Marty Rathbun and Mike Rinder are well aware of this data base, its purpose and contents.

When someone blew, we were able to use the data base to instantly pull up the person’s connections and where they may have run to.

Another useful tool of the data base that we would use was to draw up “external influences” charts. For example, in the “connections” section of your data base profile it lists all of your connections, and the data base cross-references other people who are also connected to the same person. Staff member Joe Schlogs has Emily Entheta listed as a close friend. Emily Entheta is also connected to base staff member John Jones, and so on. We would literally take large pieces of paper and draw out these trees to see how all of these conenctions flowed together. It was very usedful in determining where “enemy lines” were coming from, or where Black PR to base staff was possibly generating from.

Scientology is essentially a spy and mind-control network set up to extract the most money it can from it’s members as well as to enforce the maximum amount of production out of each individual, at minimal or no cost to the organization. It’s as simple as that.

The Scientology philosophy or “Tech” is the mouse wheel set up to keep you running in place while all of this other work is going on around you. Ethics keeps you running and keeps you from leaving the wheel. If you believe that running on that wheel is going to get you to achieve these miraculous upper states of OT and ability, that’s totally up to you.

Just realize that every private and personal thing you can think of in your life will be gotten out of you, kept in a file and used to control you. Even your hand-written O/W write ups and your Liability Formulas with that description of your crimes or suppressive acts - and all of those signatures! Possibily even put into a computer data base. And, as a Scientologist, there are files being kept on you that more than one person has acccess to. All other Scientologists are required to keep an eye out and report on you, if you step out of line or fall off the path.

My question for the Independent Scientologist is, who will be the Keeper of the Files on you? Can you trust those people who organized, implemented and ran this system on you and other members for years? I applaud those who have left the Co$ and want to take down Miscavige for his crimes, but, realize that you have been warned.

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Post by brownjedi » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:32 pm

STay strong John!

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Post by Benny's Friend » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:43 pm

John, you mentioned you were required to read Hubbard's Brainwashing Manual. That's interesting. Do you remember how you felt about that term, "brainwashing?" Did it seem at all odd to you at the time?

And, on the subject of brainwashing, can you shed some light on why Rathbun would make this particular statement to you?
Marty Rathbun wrote:You guys apparently find victimhood so precious, left to your own devices we’d probably degenerate into a discussion of how one was “brainwashed” by the first Welcome to the Sea Org tape.
It's clearly meant to insult, but it's interesting to me that he chose the venue of brainwashing. Do you have any idea why he went there?



(P.S. Me and Glib were still fuming about this over lunch the other day. Oh no he didn't just diss our John Peeler...! :wink:)
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Post by BTs2Free » Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:01 pm

Benny's Friend wrote:John, you mentioned you were required to read Hubbard's Brainwashing Manual. That's interesting. Do you remember how you felt about that term, "brainwashing?" Did it seem at all odd to you at the time?

And, on the subject of brainwashing, can you shed some light on why Rathbun would make this particular statement to you?
Marty Rathbun wrote:You guys apparently find victimhood so precious, left to your own devices we’d probably degenerate into a discussion of how one was “brainwashed” by the first Welcome to the Sea Org tape.
It's clearly meant to insult, but it's interesting to me that he chose the venue of brainwashing. Do you have any idea why he went there?



(P.S. Me and Glib were still fuming about this over lunch the other day. Oh no he didn't just diss our John Peeler...! :wink:)
The Brainwashing manual was written and released in the form of a "PSA" by the Church back in the 50's I believe. It was Hubbard's way of exposing the evil Psychs and Communism, but also contained descriptions of how brainwashing was used to control people.

When I read it, I read it from the point of view that this was NOT Scientology and was written to keep us aware of how mind control was used to make slaves of people. Little did I realize then, that we ourselves were using and implementing mind-control on the people around us. It's a bait and switch and also a "positioning against" in the mind technique.

As far as the "Welcome to the Sea Org tape" and the brainwashing comment is concerned, it's pretty strange. I honestly don't understand what he meant by that because it's so out of left field. I wasn't insulted by the comment. But, I do get concerned when the subject of LRH and certain facts are either refuted or dodged for open discussion.

As well, I've written most of this stuff up before in various postings in the past but felt that now was a good time to reiterate it. This is not being done to diss Marty or Mike either, but to put the truth out there again for others to know about and make their own decisions with.

This information is also being sent to Australia for the inquiry.
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Post by Wieber » Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:14 pm

What is Scientology?
Scientology is essentially a spy and mind-control network set up to extract the most money it can from it’s members as well as to enforce the maximum amount of production out of each individual, at minimal or no cost to the organization. It’s as simple as that.
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Post by opter » Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:55 pm

[quote="BTs2Free"]
As well, I've written most of this stuff up before in various postings in the past but felt that now was a good time to reiterate it. This is not being done to diss Marty or Mike either, but to put the truth out there again for others to know about and make their own decisions with.

This information is also being sent to Australia for the inquiry.[/quote]



Good on you John.

Excellent post.


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Post by tom_ » Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:49 am

John, the thought, articulation, and accuracy you put into this post is simply precious!

From an old soldier...........THANKS!

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Post by curiosity » Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:38 am

BTs,

It was good to get the refresher. You confirmed what I started believing after reading some of David Mayo's writings. Hubbard didn't just fade into the background and write homoerotic sci-fi when he went into hiding in the early 1980's. He remained in direct contact with Int and guided some of the crap that was going on. I wish Marty and Mike would come clean about that and stop sanitizing Hubbard.

Your perspective is really valuable because of your experience. When is your book coming out? :)

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Post by newclear » Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:23 pm

Many people claim that Hubbard was abducted and PDH'ed in 1975. And just because Ron himself wrote it does not make it sane or true. And I'm a FAN of Ron. Let me give the Ron-bots in the church a new definition of KSW: Kindly Suck my Wiener.
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Post by Dorothy » Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:36 pm

BTs2free wrote:
Scientology is essentially a spy and mind-control network set up to extract the most money it can from it’s members as well as to enforce the maximum amount of production out of each individual, at minimal or no cost to the organization. It’s as simple as that.

The Scientology philosophy or “Tech” is the mouse wheel set up to keep you running in place while all of this other work is going on around you. Ethics keeps you running and keeps you from leaving the wheel. If you believe that running on that wheel is going to get you to achieve these miraculous upper states of OT and ability, that’s totally up to you.
Good summation is good! Until these people step off the hamster wheel, develop some cognitive and critical thinking skills outside of the scientology mind framework, they are at great risk of all the same abuses happening all over again.
My question for the Independent Scientologist is, who will be the Keeper of the Files on you? Can you trust those people who organized, implemented and ran this system on you and other members for years? I applaud those who have left the Co$ and want to take down Miscavige for his crimes, but, realize that you have been warned.
Yes, this. Any nutjob can say they are "keeping scientology working", but not everyone can recognize a nutjob. These people saluted Dave for years and years before they woke up. As long as they continue to "be right" about their elite homo-novis-OT-we-come-back bogus status, you will get this kind of crazy thinking and acting going on.
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Post by povmec » Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:32 pm

Benny's Friend wrote:And, on the subject of brainwashing, can you shed some light on why Rathbun would make this particular statement to you?
Marty Rathbun wrote:You guys apparently find victimhood so precious, left to your own devices we’d probably degenerate into a discussion of how one was “brainwashed” by the first Welcome to the Sea Org tape.
It's clearly meant to insult, but it's interesting to me that he chose the venue of brainwashing. Do you have any idea why he went there?
It's even more puzzling, knowing he told the St. Pete Times last year that he was "conditioned" as an explanation for going along with David Miscavige's dictates. There were also related expressions to describe some DM's sycophants, such as "kool-aid drinker" or "programmed by."

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Post by I'mglib » Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:59 pm

Great post, John.
I like it when people like you just lay it ALL out there.
I think people like Marty just want to look at bits a pieces. He wants to carefully edit the truth. And as you say, when someone has been part of the machine for a long time, it would be hard to look at the whole truth.

I almost feel like he's gone BACKWORDS even. In the beginning, he did talk more about abuses. He even said that he spent a lot of time helping families dealing with disconnection, and that gave me hope about him. Not so much anymore.

If Scn is a spy and mind control network, as you say, I really hope some of the indies over there stumble on this thread and really think about it. Please, people, do you really want to be confessing your overts and withholds to ANYONE anymore, especially someone who was right there, promoting this network? Someone who apparently still believes in it? Everytime I read something about how people are wrting KRs I just cringe. IT'S LIKE THE GERMAN STAZI, FOLKS. Why are you spying on each other FOR THE CHURCH OR ANYONE??? Why are you spying on your family and friends? You're out of the official church now. You have an opportunity at this moment in time to NOT make another mistake. Look! Listen! Read!
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Post by Sponge » Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:43 pm

For those who haven't got freakin' clue about all the acronyms, the most useful accompanying glossary to the OP would be the one posted by Marc Headley, author of Blown for Good: Behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology, here .....
http://blownforgood.com/?page_id=39

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Post by J. Swift » Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:19 am

In view of Mike's Rinder's interviews, John Peeler's overview of what goes on behind the scenes becomes ever more relevant.

David Miscavige now has permanently stuck his head in the sand. He refuses to address his brutality, the forced abortions, disconnection, and his lavish lifestyle that may indeed be a form of inurement. These issues will not go away. I hope the IRS CID looks at Miscavige for possible inurement.

DM and his "soap on a rope" mouthpiece Tommy Davis can only cite square footage and the nonsense of TWTH. As Karen#1 at Marty's blog put it:
The Tommy Davis “Church” response was laughable.

DM was strangling Mike Rinder.
The response is “we opened a new building in Pasadena !”

Beyond non sequitur. They are still defending the accusations of *violence* with the rebuttal that they have expanded their Real Estate !!! New glitzy buildings bought by ripping off the public for donations and milking them for the money.
David Miscavige has lost the game.

He has been checkmated.

Dave cannot pass through this Wall of Fire, for it is now consuming him.


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Post by Dan Garvin » Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:23 am

John,

Excellent description. A friend in INCOMM told me they'd sometimes do "connection surfing" on the Int staff data base for amusement. When the 1995 anon.penet.fi leak happened and the mission decimated INCOMM, it was clear from the wording of the sec check questions that one (if not the) major concern was that non-Int Sea Org personnel, not outside spies, would gain access to the Int personnel data base through hacking or security weaknesses -- and that, I suppose they feared, Int would lose all ethics presence when the underlings leaned that people "up there" are just as fucked up as everybody else.

PAC had its own perimeter council, with the same sorts of concerns, and similar responses to blows, so yeah, the pattern was duplicated.

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