Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientologySubject: A ROSEFrom: firstname.lastname@example.orgDate: Mon, 05 Sep 94 13:16:27 -0700Every time I get deposed by the scienos, they want to know the whereaboutsof Ken Rose. He wrote the Key to Life Course.Well, here he is . . .The Demons of Freedom by Ken Rose The other day we were talking to a young man who had recently become amember of the Church of Scientology. This fellow's brother had becomeconcerned when the new scientologist decided to quit his job and devotehimself to full time study at the cult's "Technical Mecca" in Clearwater,Florida. We were asked to speak to the young man and help all concernedwith the process of making a decision as to whether or not the family'strust fund should be used to finance the considerable expense associatedwith the training the young man was seeking in scientology. We spent a couple of hours trying to explain to these two brothers whathad become of us during our many years in scientology, and then, slowly,the young scientologist began to ask questions. One which we foundcompelling was this: was there nothing within the confines of thisextraordinary organization that justified the loss and suffering we hadendured? Was there not the promised freedom? Was it not somehow true thatno matter what the price one had to pay, it was far short of the power andglory of the state of OT...of the state of Total Freedom? At first we thought this was an easy question to answer. No...in a word.Scientology, in fact, offers no such invaluable freedom. But as we lookedinto this young man's eyes, it became clear that a further answer wasneeded. What of people's dreams of freedom? What of the power and glorythat is supposed to lie behind each more confidential gateway to OT as oneprogresses up the "Bridge to Total Freedom?" We told this fellow that he now found himself at a crossroads in his life.We made it quite clear that scientology is an all or nothing proposition,that one cannot pick and choose from it as if it were a spiritualsmorgasbord. We informed him that he had a monumental decision to make. [Inorder to avoid any sort of climactic value which this story might otherwisepossess, we'll tell you right now that this young man made the rightchoice. He is no longer a member of the Church of Scientology. Now we canproceed.] How do we deal with the subject of freedom? Should you or someone you knowand care about find him or herself in a position of having to decidewhether or not to become or remain involved in scientology, consider thefollowing argument. It concerns the First Amendment to the Constitution.Since this is an article of government which is frequently cited by peopleand institutions on nearly every side of nearly all issues relating toindividual freedom, it is a statement of principle with which we should allbe familiar. It states in part:"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishmentof religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging thefreedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people to peaceablyto assemble, and to petition the government for the redress of grievances."Thomas Jefferson, who possessed more than a passing familiarity with andpassion for such freedom, underscored the importance of this protectionsaying, "Our most fundamental liberties depend upon the freedom of thoughtand the freedom of expression; and you cannot limit either one in any waywithout destroying both." In recent years, scientology has attemped to style itself a champion ofthe first amendment and of the liberties and freedoms it promises to usall. But beyond its protestations of alleged intrustions against it's ownfreedom to defraud, coerce and conspire, the cult behaves in a manner whichis inimical to freedom. To support this statement, let us examine thebehavior of scientologists with regard to the subject of the freedom ofspeech and belief. According to scientology policy it is a High Crime and a Suppressive Actfor a scientologist in good standing to remain in communication with anyperson who has been declared to be a "Suppressive Person." What this means,of course, is that a scientologist's right to freedom of speech isabrogated...at least it is limited in that one cannot exercise free speechwith respect to declared SP's. Savvy scientologists might argue that theyaccept this limitation knowingly and willingly and thereby retain fullfreedom of speech. But Jefferson's caveat stands: one cannot limit thisfreedom in any way without destroying it. And, in fact, a scientologist whowishes to exercise full freedom of speech, risks the consequences thataccompany violation of the above cited HCOPL. One can, of course, bedeclared a Suppressive Person oneself for continuing communication toanother declared Suppressive Person. The point here is simply this: regardless of the arguments that can bemade supporting such a limitation of free speech, it must be recognizedthat scientology advocates this significant abridgement of this freedom forits members. Though they cite historical, religious precedents for strictcodes of conduct, etc., this fact remains. When it comes to talking topeople who have been declared Suppressive or discussing the faults of thegroup, scientologists are simply not free to do so. To understand the force with which scientology attempts to impose thislimitation of the freedom of speech, one need only consider theconsequences of being declared a Suppressive Person and expelled from thechurch. When one is thus declared, one suddenly finds oneself cut off fromeveryone with whom one has lived, loved, worked, and played. This is precisely what happens (or what is supposed to happen) to ascientologist who is declared to be suppressive. This is disconnection.Think about it for a minute. Think of it in terms of your own life. Imaginethat you live in a community heavily populated by scientologists. For the sake of argument, let's say that you live in a community that haswholeheartedly embraces the tenets of scientology. After all, it's only amatter of time before there are such scientology communities? Isn't it? Picture youself living in a world run by scientology. Let's pretend thatscientology has achieved it's goal of world domination. The Zone Plan hassucceeded. The planet has been "cleared." And while the Sea Org gears upfor Target Two (the expansion of scientology to other worlds), theadministration of Earth continues according to Hubbard's policy. Remembering that you are an American, a descendant of Thomas Jefferson, etal, you awaken one morning and decide to test whether or not your mostfundamental freedoms have been in any way abridged or limited. Perhaps youare suddenly tired of believing that your are possessed; of auditingentities off your body and off the bodies of everybody else you know andoff the furniture and the cars as they go by and so on. Maybe you'vedecided to change your mind about a few things or you just wake upangry...for no particular reason other than you're just angry. You decideto speak out. You go to the window and, remembering how effective it was in a movie, youstick your head out and start yelling, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not goingto take it any more." What happens next? By noon, you are reading the Knowledge Reports which your neighbors havewritten and forwarded to your Ethics File. Of course they sent carbons totheir own files as evidence of their adherence to standard policy. By 12:15 you are being interviewed by your Committee of Evidence.(Remember, this is a scientology world, so everyone is required to beextremely punctual and efficient.) The Bill of Particulars is read out bythe Committee Secretary. The witnesses are called and heard. The Committeereviews the evidence and directs some questions towards you. Seeking to establish the truth, you honestly report that you were simplyfed up with the BT's and clusters and just wanted to exercise your firstamendment right to tell your friends and neighbors so. The committee members nod and half-ack as you talk on for a few minutes.By 12:30 the Findings and Recommendations are published along with EthicsOrder 12,375,894,995,863...declaring you to be a Psychotic Person, aSuppressive Person, etc. and directing all scientologists (which, remember,constitute the entire population of Teegeeack, or, as it was briefly knownin the late 20th century, Earth) to disconnect from you. Now it's 12:45. You're hungry. This sort of thing always makes you hungry.So, you step out into the sunlight and head off towards the localMcDonalds. There, you figure, you can drown your sorrows in a Big Mac (aBig Ron?), fries, and a chocolate shake. However, to your chagrin, your ethics order has been publishedelectronically all over the world. It has arrived at the order desk justbefore you. And the young woman who works there will not talk to you ortake your order. Her senior won't talk to you either. No one in the placewill talk to you. You head for Kentucky Fried Chicken. They won't talk to you either. The clerk at the supermarket does speak,but only says that he won't talk to you. The other shoppers seem annoyed.They won't talk to you. You wander home along streets that fall strangelysilent as you pass, and when you finally arrive home, you find that yourlandlord has thrown your things into the street, including your parrot.Even he won't talk to you. Your mother's voice on the phone is cold and distant. She tells you,somewhat reluctantly, that she won't talk to you. Your wife is gone withthe kids. Or your husband's gone with the kids. The next morning, your bosshas ordered the company's Ethic's Officer to inform you that since no oneat the office will talk to you, you can't possibly do your job and so...nojob. Your doctor won't talk to you. You definitely don't feel well. TheDistrict Attorney won't talk to you. Only the International Justice Chiefwill talk to you. And all she will say is that you need to do steps A-E ofHCOPL blah de blah. OK. That's enough. But ask yourself does it really matter that thistyranny was perpetrated against you by a "church" rather than an agency ofthe state? Is there any difference at all? How do we reconcile scientology's claims of championing the FirstAmendment with its practice of disconnection and of limiting the right offree speech of its members? For instance, we were declared to be Suppressive. One day nobody we hadknown for many, many years would talk to us. Were they all simplyexercising their individual liberties? Or were they acting out offear...the fear of being similarly put in Coventry and denied this mostfundamental freedom? The world we woke up to this morning is not one which is dominated byscientology. But it is one in which people have, indeed, become reluctantto exercise the freedom of speech on the subject of scientology. Amongthose who are most reluctant are former members. For they know the church'sactual position on this freedom. They know that declared SP's do, indeed,become Fair Game (meaning that they can be lied to, cheated, embarassed,attacked or even destroyed by other scientologists). Former members, particularly those who have been declared SuppessivePersons, know what all this is supposed to purchase: the silence of thosewho would be critics of scientology. Some of us were raised with the notionthat "I might not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend to thedeath your right to say it." So, here we find Rev. Heber Jentzsch, President of the Church ofScientology, International, proclaiming himself and his "church" to be thereal champions of the freedoms of the First Amendment. And here we find theworkaday scientolgists, the Ethics Officers, the Auditors, the Directors ofProcessing, The Technical Secretaries, and scientologists in general,engaging in what amounts to wholesale destruction of those very rights. They say it is designed to "keep a safe space" for the expansion ofscientology. And what does scientology do when it expands into some newarea? More of the same. Will the earth ever enter in a post-"cleared" era like the one describedabove? We don't intend to wait and see. But if it does, you can be assuredthat you will no longer have the protection of the First Amendment (or anyother amendments or constitutions for that matter). In its place will standthe Substance and First Duty of HCO, as diligent scientologists gather upthe copyrights and trademarks of dianetics and scientology and ensure theirsafety and security against infringement on the infinite numbers of worldsthat lie beyond the stars and which, in the days after the earth has beencleared, will fall, one by one, beneath the boots of Sea Org members asthey make their way back to the stars from whence they believe they came. These are the demons of freedom. These are the lads and lasses whothreaten us while we sleep with their dedicated service to mankind. Make nomistake about it. If you are a citizen of planet earth, you are representedon the Battle Plan of scientology. If you are still a wog (i.e. anon-scientologist), even if you've never even heard of scientology, it isreally only a matter of time before you have your status clarified. If allgoes as scientology has planned, sooner or later, you will know. And if you do wake up one fine morning and begin to realize that no one istalking to you, at least you'll know what's going on. You probably just voiced the wrong opinion about the wrong "defenders offreedom". Right?THE END
Do not want this world!
I have no problem telling you about that night. I was on the “Uplines clearance” auditing program to go to the secret Gold base when it happened. October 1987. One evening after dinner there was the usual muster of staff at the Gold recruitment office, we were all informed that an EPF er who had recently arrived at PAC had come down with hepatitus. Apparantly we were all at risk, living in such close proximity to each other. We were told to make our way down to the …….. building. (It`s the old one between big blue and LA org. Mainly used for birthing except for the ground floor which had a large hall.) We were all to make our way there in single file and speak to no one. Everyone…… No exceptions.!!! Unless you could provide evidence right now that you had been inoculated against hepatitus within the last 3 months. (Can`t swear to the exact number of months). I just knew I hadn`t, so followed the line out into the night. Didn’t need to march far before we were at the back of the line of hundreds of other S.O members. Being in a line of so many people who were silent made this whole experience unique and frankly quite spooky. Once I made it inside the building there were maybe 20 tables set up manned by Sea org members… People I recognized. They wore rubber gloves and had boxes of syringes and small vials of what one naturally assumed to be vaccine. Each person entering was motioned silently towards a table. What got me was the one I was sent to was manned by a spoilt bitch 18 year old British girl who had turned all Nazi once she got into her S.O. uniform. She was setting up the syringes with a pair of plyers and then handing them over to some woman I didn`t recognize who swabbed my forearm with disinfectant and then jabbed me. A small sticking plaster was them placed over the needle mark and I was motioned to fuck off. It was all so surreal. Not a sound came from anyone, lest they give someone an engramic command. I actually thought of Jonestown as I walked back through the crowds. How easily we could have been injected with anything at all, and no one would have said a word. The whole PAC base was dealt with that night. I estimate over 1000 people. I can recall the names of some of the people there who remember this, and will mention them is asked. Feel free to copy and paste this.
Still, this is full-bore tinfoil chapeau territory. Let's agree that it is highly unlikely so we can sleep well tonight.
Thanks for reposting, ethercat. The article was first published in the inFormer Newsletter back in 1991. I believe Ken Rose is now in China doing traditional healing. I think he wrote a couple of books about it. This is him, I think: http://tinyurl.com/yct88ae - Be well, Dennis