Archive for July, 2011

Blown For Good

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

I am an ex-sea org member from 1973-1986. Was External Comm Aide at the Flag Operations Liaison Office in New York for most of that time and have direct experience with all of the details in your book plus those years previous to your time in Golden Era Studios….. ahem! Met with Arnie Lerma there a few years ago at his invitation. Knew him from my days in New York and the LRH Household Unit prior to the establishment of the Flag Land Base in Clearwater. Was Bosun of the RPF there in 1985 with Owen and Nan Starkey as my MAA and CS respectively. Lots of data here but certainly not as articulate as yours! I think that you should create a movie as what you wrote is a perfect script for one and the background would be quite easy to recreate on set. Just want to commend you for what you have done. It is right on the Marc! Thank you…. Chris

ps: I am involved and engaged with a women from Iraq with direct experience of that episode and Saddam who for all intents and purposes dramatized the same characteristics as DM as dictator reference for example Saddam’s handling of the Iraqi Soccer Team –  but as well I have used Study Tech to study all of the subjects and data that are forbidden to Scientologists (per KSW) and my cognitive understanding of this whole deal is not something others would understand easily without having been there and done that. Kind of like picking the cosmic lock of all locks with the right combination and yet that accomplishment means nothing to anyone else! How to explain it? That is the question! All I can say again is that you made the right decision and I would desire others to make the right decision as well but it is a sticky problem and one that one must solve for one’s self….. That is truly the win of all wins and perhaps what makes this whole adventure worthwhile. Once you have that cognition you will never be fooled again!

pps: I am a Vietnam Vet prior to the Sea Org Vet status.  And before that connected to the Rockefeller orbit with my family in the Arts. Actually David Rockefeller is a neighbor up in Bar Harbor Maine! So my story has many roots!  FYI

Long Time Gone

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

I just finished Marc’s book – It took me back to my Scn. days [days I now refer to as my days as part of the "Super Adventure Club.”] My husband and I were Mission Holders in the 1970s. This all came to an end in 1982 at the S.F. Mission Holder Convention. It was my first and final encounter with Mr. Miscavage. After that convention, I spent a few years putting as much distance (both physical and emotion) as I could between Scn. and my family.
I was first curious then enthralled, then vindicated, as Marc outlined and catalogued the devastating and psycopathic behavior of Mr. Miscavage. It is really a study of a specific and particular psychopathic personality as well as a view of what we can only call “brainwashing” from the “inside” point of view. For those of use who belonged and left, it is hard to describe the hooks and tendrils that kept us in this abusive relationship. Part of it was the use of one’s intimate relationships to manipulate and intimidate. And I have to say , part of it was the connection with some great people and the fun that we had. It was easy for me to leave, because everyone I liked left at the same time that I did. There was then no reason to stay.
I knew and was friends with Hugh Whitt, back in the 1970s and still have close relationships with some mututal friends. It was good to hear about him, and I can only pray that he has extricated himself from the spider’s web, and is a happy man.
Keep writing and speaking Marc. Many more will follow, and I feel certain that you will get your family back one fine day. The truth and one’s desire to be free will work their way past the haze of fear and misinformation in which people languish, even if it takes a lifetime.