I hope that the Tipping Point continues to be a safe place for those people to come and voice things that they were a part of. And I hope we can continue to be sympathetic and understand that they are probably going through a lot more internally and personally than just speaking the truth.
Such a tragedy. I would imagine that Beau sought out a solution in Narconon and was love bombed with their offers of a cure for cravings via the sauna, 76% success rate, offers of employment...many things an addict would give anything to have.And like many, when the veil was lifted and he realized that much of everything was a fraud including the supposed "cure" for his own addiction, what was he left with as a result of going to Narconon? Zero applicable life skills, no learning improvement,the memories of his former Narconon roommate overdosing, ineffective communication skills outside of a Scientology church, instability in terms of sobriety, but a desire to make things right and speak out about what he had seen.Traditional forms of recovery are very strong in their opinions on newly sober people not to take on too much in the beginning, not to make too many major life changes in the first year or so. Scientology says the opposite. They say to take on the world.Ironically, it appears that Beau seemed to try and take on a multi million dollar conglomerate of Scientology based rehabs to make things right. His posts allude to being stalked, having investigators follow him, computers being hacked.Many people who leave Narconon and feel scammed or ripped off, or lied to, are too busy focusing on trying the next thing that might get them sober to do much beyond that.Beau has my respect, because in the midst of it all he focused also on trying to do what was right in spite of his own instability.The messengers that come out of Narconon will probably never be perfect. They went there because of a pile of problems that Narconon probably made worse. I hope that the Tipping Point continues to be a safe place for those people to come and voice things that they were a part of. And I hope we can continue to be sympathetic and understand that they are probably going through a lot more internally and personally than just speaking the truth.For many former staff members it was hard for them to start speaking out. In spite of the dishonesty, they felt a betrayal of former friends and staff members who they spend 80 hours a week for years sitting alongside and who were still there.But for others, speaking out meant closing a door on the small but hopeful belief that maybe they had found the "last house on the street" that could help them with their addictions. I have sat across from a handful of people who, after years of trying scientology and Narconon, realized that most of it all was a lie. I have seen the realization. And for a lot of them, they weren't happy about it at all. It was a sense of dread and their look always said the same thing. "Since this is all a lie then what the hell am I going to do now to fix my broken life?"The real con in Narconon is the ultimate take away. It's a winning lottery ticket that you found out was counterfeit after you've already spent the money.And for some, when you figure it all out, jumping off a 7 story building isn't that bad of an idea.
Police ID man who fell from State College balcony WJACTV Johnstown WJACTV JohnstownVideo of police measuring balcony that Beau fell from ( or jumped? ) Case is still under investigation)http://youtu.be/AJgb_45zNSg
I still miss BMF every once in a while, LOL