gawker.com: Tom Cruise: We are the way to happiness
The Happiness Angle
David Miscavige uses his front line celebrities to make Scientology propaganda and indoctrination movies.
Andrew Morton's biography of Tom Cruise, though it's brought threats of a $100m lawsuit, has emboldened other critics of the increasingly rabid Hollywood star. Mark Ebner, the investigative reporter, just emailed us links to some Scientology promotional videos. Morton's central claim is that Cruise, star of movies from Risky Business to Mission Impossible, is the effective number two of the Church of Scientology, the cultish religion founded by L. Ron Hubbard, and subscribed to by other eccentric Hollywood actors such as John Travolta. The videos bear out, at the very least, that Cruise is central to the organization's marketing efforts. In this amazing clip, to a background track of theme from Mission Impossible, Cruise explains how Scientologists are "the authorities on the mind", the only people who can bring peace and unite cultures. Watch it, after the jump, before the scary Scientologists silence us all.
When you're a Scientologist, and you drive by an accident, you know you have to do something about it, because you know you're the only one who can really help. We are the authorities on getting people off drugs. We are the authorities on the mind.... We are the way to happiness. We can bring peace and unite cultures. Now is the time. Being a Scientologist. People are turning to you. If you are a Scientologist, you see things the way they are, in all their glory, in all their complexity... It's rough and tumble. It's wild and woolly. It's a blast. It really is. It is fun. Because damn it, there is nothing better than going out there and fighting the fight, and suddenly you see -- boom! -- things are better. I want to know that I've done everything I can do, every day... I do what I can. And I do it the way I do everything.
OCMB: Report: Narconon Stone Hawk Rehab Center
The Drug Angle
Report: Narconon Stone Hawk Rehabilitation Center
Category: Cult organizations
Narconon Stone Hawk Rehabilitation Center Scientology Cult based drug rehab deceiving the desperate Battle Creek Michigan
Narconon Stone Hawk Rehabilitation Center
216 ST MARY'S LAKE RD.
Battle Creek, Michigan, 49017
Submitted: 1/4/2008 6:31:14 PM
Modified: 1/4/2008 6:31:00 PM
Sent my 21 year old son, a crack addict, from Texas to Michigan, in
hopes of getting him professional help for his addiction. Assured the
'counselors' would stay in close contact with me as my son acclamated
to the program. I never received a phone call, nor had a phone call
returned after many attempts to contact, leaving messages to return my
calls. My son phoned me, having to sneak the phone calls, informing me
about the 'program' tactics. He told me they were using brainwashing
technicques, having the 'students' sit for hours with 'eyes closed',
then 'eyes open'. If there was a break in the trans-like state.
blinking, smile, cough, any movement. the process would start all over.
Once this altered state was mastered, the 'students' were asked a
single question, like 'do birds fly', over and over again. and the
'student' is to answer 'yes'. for hours on end. These 'counseling
sessions' are referred to at 'Training Routines'.
When I contacted Shaun Keilty, the intake 'counselor', a former drug
addict who had graduated from the program, and questioned about the
validity of the information and the connection to Scientology, he
laughed and denied the connection. After much investigation to identify
the validity of the reports my son was giving me, and speaking with
Jeff VanVonderen from A&E TV'S 'Intervention', and Dave Touretsky,
a Research Professor, who has researched the Church of Scientology and
Narconon, I made the informed decision to immediately drive to Michigan
and retrieve my son.
Once employees of Stone Hawk got wind I was on my way to get my son, I
had a barrage of phone calls from the Ethics Officer 'Andy', the intake
counselor, and I don't know who else, I quite taking the calls. The
phone calls were filled with insessent interrogating questions about
why I was coming to get my son, where was I coming from (I thought they
knew about their 'students'), how I was getting there, how long it was
going to take. I became very uncomfortable, and worried about the
safety of my son and what I was going to run into when I did arrive at
The harrassing phone calls were made to my mother as well. When
arriving in Battle Creek, I contacted the police and had 2 police
officers escort me into the facility. One police officer commented that
they are called quite often to escort families to the Stone Hawk
facility to pick up their family member. I was able to get my son
without any incident.
Once home, in Texas, I wrote a demand letter for a refund, and sent
to Narconon Stone Hawk via US Postal first clas mail, certified mail,
and faxed to the Stone Hawk facility as well as the business office. I
have not received any response.
This drug rehab facility advertises itself as having a 75% success
rate, having fully qualified and certified staff of drug rehab
counselors, being scientifically sound. No counseling takes place, and
the 'students' are not even allowed to speak of/mention drugs let alone
their addictions at any time during their stay. Money is paid upfront.
$27,900 plus $200 medical acct and $200 student acct, for a 4-6 month
Supposedly a 50% refund is given if the 'student' does not complete
more than 15 days. My son was at Narconon for 11 days, no contract was
signed, and no contact has been made by Narconon Stone Hawk to me,
before or since my contact attempt for refunds.
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a.r.s.: Group Think and Scientology
From: Gerry Armstrong <
Subject: Re: is "groupthink" a definition of how Scientology works internally?
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 20:27:53 -0800
On Sat, 29 Dec 2007 18:53:52 -0800 (PST), cultxpt <
> I'm always amazed at how Scientology seems to look for short-term
>gain without considering long-term consequences. For instance, at
>pickets in Clearwater, the crazy behavior of the OT Committee members
>was designed to harass us into stopping our picket(s). But the long-
>term consequence is that their nasty behavior will forever be
>memorialized in videos on the internet. So they sacrificed long-term
>embarassment for short-term results.
> So it seems to me that what happens is somebody says "let's do
>this! That'll really take care of things!" And everybody else goes
>"yeah! That'll take care of things!" without listening to contrary
>opinion or considering long-term consequences.
You are onto one of the great Scientironies.
Hubbard had his own definition for the noun "group think:"
GROUP THINK, the common denominator of the group is the reactive bank.
Thetans without banks have different responses. They only have their
banks in common. They agree then only on bank principles. Person to
person the bank is identical. So constructive ideas are individual and
seldom get broad agreement in a human group. (HCO PL 7 Feb 65)
Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary
L. Ron Hubbard
HCO PL 7 Feb 65 is the most important policy letter in Scientology,
"Keeping Scientology Working," so it can be seen just how important
Hubbard's concept of "group think" is.
The irony, of course, is that the cult under no circumstances will
permit different responses among Scientologists, but compels group
agreement, which, pursuant to their own "tech" and scripture, cannot
but be on reactive principles.
Where this "group think" meme is crucial, and also where it can be
profitably analyzed, is in the "Suppressive Person" doctrine and its
execution against the group's targets, or the targets David Miscavige
gets the group to think are targets.
This would theologically make sense because all the people the
Scientologists target are God's children.
What wogs have in common, in the realm of thought or spirit, is not
something that should be erased, as Hubbard and his cult and now
Miscavige insist. It is their relationship with God that they all have
in common, and of course the attempted erasure of that reality is the
work of mad men, and done willfully, the work of sociopaths.
This excerpt from one of Hubbard's ESTO Series lectures also shows how
he meant the term "group think." It's a bit long, because I wanted to
include what Hubbard says here about his father leading up to his
pronouncements about "group think." It was a glimpse into Hubbard's
case I hadn't noted before, and a couple of mentions of Hubbard's
priceless governing policy of finance, "make more money."
Now, the answer kiddies is make more money. I by the way had a, let me
tell you a little anecdote. I had a bad experience with this one time.
I told the wrong man, I told my father this one time, I got tired of
all of his talking about me and money and so forth, he knew nothing
about money and he knew nothing about me, been a naval officer all of
his life. I was often making a month what he made in a year. I don't
know, the unreality of people is gorgeous. And he told me that once
too often and I was just out of hospital, it was at the end of the
war, and my temper was rather short. And I turned on him and I said,
"Look," I said, "Don't go telling me this anymore, I've listened to it
most of my life and it's not true," I said, "Look at yourself. You've
been making money all of your life, you haven't got anything to show
for it, you spend your money like a drunken sailor. Now, why don't you
make more money?" So he did. He got ahold of my yacht and sold it. And
having done that, he sold my ranch, well anyway, he made more money.
So it doesn't always work that the message goes through straight, but
it is the answer, it is the answer. If you have hatted according to
policy and not hatted off a lot of squirrel, offbeat actions; if you
have made sure that you don't have using policy to stop; they can do
that by the way by always applying the wrong policy letter. All you've
got to do is take the policy letter that applies to A and instead of
following that, find another one that really doesn't really apply
to A but find something in it that can be construed as to apply to
this and they say, "Well, you see we can't do that." Policy was
designed to tell people things they could do and when it tells them
not to do something, it's trying to put edges on the channel so they
won't go off of it. But what channel? The channel of doing something
right. When you say this is a high crime PL it means we've had enough
of it, it's been too prevalent, this why is big enough and prevalent
enough and has been in the past to become a policy why, so don't. But
that doesn't stop anybody from going down the main channel. Now, if a
fellow doesn't know the policy that gives him the main channel and
only knows the policy that tells him to stop, then you will get people
using policy to stop. Do you follow?
There is always policy that tells them how to go on the channel. If
they only specialize in stop, that's terrible. Well, there's one thing
that you must know that any group of thetans can get best agreement on
a stop, they will most readily agree on a stop, that's any group of
thetans. It's one of the reasons democracies don't work. That's what
you know as group think. That's a very funny one and that's how they
all get sort of frozen. If you're not able to put in the public lines
and if you can't get a student into and out of an org, you know then
that you have a group think and it's a stop think. They don't know the
ways to do things and they've only agreed on the ways to stop things.
And from HCO PL 18 December 1968, "Gung-Ho Groups:"
When doing a survey to discover the targets of the area, you interview
the public individual.
YOU DO NOT interview Ministers of State, Government Officials,
Presidents or Leaders of groups or firms to discover the targets of
RULE: INTERVIEWING LEADERS AND PEOPLE IN HIGH POSITIONS = NO
If you interview such people, you will hit "GROUP THINK" and what they
suggest as targets are rarely and not necessarily what the public
Follow this rule strictly. It is naturally ok to inform officials of
what you are doing but do not get involved in "officialdom", only
social snobs endeavour to do this.
Another use from HCO PL 9 April 1970, "Conference Hats:"
Why do Committees fail? Why do Parliaments pass such strange bills?
Why does one get unreal solutions out of conferences?
The facts are these as we have lately discovered.
When a person comes to a Conference:
A. He dumps his own hat.
B. He picks up a planning hat.
C. He expresses opinions not data.
D. The Group Think is based on collective opinion, not on actual data.
E. Results are unreal.
Example: You call in a plumber, an electrician and a concrete man. You
ask for their opinion. They decide on a building with a helicopter
port roof! But they don't schedule when or how they plumb, elect or
concrete! That's an example of what happens in conferences.
I knew about "group think" and "bank agreement" and how Hubbard had
risen above the bank within my first few months in Scientology. It was
a way Scientologists looked down on wogs. No group think in
© Gerry Armstrong
a.r.s.: New scam from master Davey to make more money
Date: 29 Dec 2007 01:19:19 -0000
Organization: remailer network
From: Lagniappe <
Subject: New scam from master Davey to make more money[...]
People, get your calculators out and figure how much is DM planning to
make if all happens according to this insane plan. The Mad Monk looks
sane compared to the COB.
ADOPT A LIBRARY AND GIVE THE BEST XMAS PRESENT TO THE PEOPLE OF EARTH:
LRH SOURCE LRH states in the lectures HOW TO CREATE AND INSTRUCT A PE
COURSE: "You've got to put the books in the local library. You've got
to do these things or nobody believes you're there. Because they go
and ask to be told by the shelf before they're told by a human being."
There are a total of 131,225 libraries on the planet which we need to
get these materials out to. 22,423 of those are done, leaving a
balance of 108,802 to complete.
First, here are some interesting facts and figures:
One out of every 6 people in the world is a registered library user
(that is over 1,000,000,000 - 1 billion - people).
U.S. public libraries have a total of 148,000,000 (148 million)
library cardholders. They circulate 5,400,000 items per day. This is
comparable to FEDEX, which ships 5,300,000 packages a day.
U.S. public library visits per year total 1,116,000,000 (that's a
1. Are you a library cardholder and how often do you go into your
2. Do you have any success about someone getting an LRH book from a
3. I am interested in receiving regular updates on the library
campaign (wins, standings etc..). Yes______ No_______
4. I am interested in adopting at least one library. Yes______
Pls, contact me to make any arrangements for this. Yes_______
One library donation for a set of Basic Books is $ 450. You will
receive a special commendation from the D/Commanding Officer of the
Flag Ship Service Org for any contributions towards the library
Ml, Christine Mc Nocher
Director of Procurement FSSO
Below you find a breakdown, country by country, for the U.S. and Europe.
United States: 35,647 libraries in total, 9,513 are done, 26,134 left to go.
Austria: 718 libraries in total, 7 done, 711 left to go.
Belgium: 886 libraries in total, 29 done, 857 left to go.
Denmark: 532 libraries in total, 64 done, 468 left to go.
France: 1,795 libraries in total, 75 done, 1,720 left to go.
Germany: 6,759 libraries in total, 676 done, 6,083 left to go.
Greece: 231 libraries in total, 46 done, 185 left to go.
Holland: 1,142 libraries in total, 41 done, 1,101 left to go.
Hungary: 3,617 libraries in total, 361 done, 3,256 left to go.
Italy: 4,933 libraries in total, 740 done, 4,193 left to go.
Israel: 232 libraries in total, 140 done, 92 left to go.
Norway: 520 libraries in total, 31 done, 489 left to go.
Portugal: 260 libraries in total, 5 done, 255 left to go.
Russia: 14,000 libraries in total, 56 done, 13,944 left to go.
Spain: 1,320 libraries in total, 13 done, 1,307 left to go.
Sweden: 770 libraries in total, 8 done, 762 left to go.
Switzerland: 740 libraries in total, 52 done, 688 left to go.
Alabama: 501 libraries in total, 0 done, 501 left to go.
Alaska: 167 libraries in total, 18 done, 149 left to go.
Arizona: 195 libraries in total, 8 done, 187 left to go.
Arkansas: 367 libraries in total, 0 done, 367 left to go.
California: 2,845 libraries in total, 2,744 done, 101 left to go.
Connecticut: 539 libraries in total, 623 done, 128 left to go.
Delaware: 126 libraries in total, 0 done, 126 left to go.
Florida: 1,234 libraries in total, 717 done, 517 left to go.
Georgia: 804 libraries in total, 10 done, 794 left to go.
Hawaii: 154 libraries in total, 75 done, 79 left to go.
Illinois: 1,760 libraries in total, 92 done, 1,668 left to go.
Indiana: 821 libraries in total, 87 done, 734 left to go.
Iowa: 826 libraries in total, 0 done, 826 left to go.
Kentucky: 420 libraries in total, 0 done, 420 left to go.
Louisiana: 558 libraries in total, 80 done, 478 left to go.
Maine: 408 libraries in total, 0 done, 408 left to go.
Maryland: 638 libraries in total, 0 done, 638 left to go.
Massachusetts: 1,276 libraries in total, 22 done, 1,254 left to go.
Michigan: 1,238 libraries in total, 14 done, 1,224 left to go.
Minnesota: 741 libraries in total, 10 done, 731 left to go.
Montana: 201 libraries in total, 0 done, 210 libraries to go.
Nebraska: 427 libraries in total, 0 done, 427 libraries to go.
New Hampshire: 365 libraries in total, 0 done, 365 libraries to go.
New Jersey: 1,064 libraries in total, 0 done, 1,064 left to go.
New Mexico: 132 libraries in total, 0 done, 132 left to go.
New York: 2,812 libraries in total, 791 done, 850 left to go.
North Dakota: 161 libraries in total, 0 done, 161 left to go.
Ohio: 1,565 libraries in total, 322 done, 1,243 left to go.
Oklahoma: 433 libraries in total, 0 done, 433 left to go.
Oregon: 435 libraries in total, 238 done, 197 left to go.
Puerto Rico: 83 libraries in total, 1 done, 82 left to go.
Pennsylvania: 1,758 libraries in total, 19 done, 1,739 left to go.
Rhode Island: 194 libraries in total, 0 done, 194 left to go.
South Carolina: 399 libraries in total, 0 done, 399 left to go.
South Dakota: 169 libraries in total, 0 done, 169 left to go.
Tennessee: 587 libraries in total, 4 done, 583 left to go.
Texas: 1,706 libraries in total, 376 done, 1,330 left to go.
Vermont: 278 libraries in total, 0 done, 278 left to go.
Virginia: 906 libraries in total, 173 done, 733 left to go.
Washington: 680 libraries in total, 0 done, 680 left to go.
West Virginia: 298 libraries in total, 0 done, 298 left to go.
Wisconsin: 908 libraries in total, 50 done, 858 left to go.
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