It is imperative that I give you the following information, which Scientology wants concealed from the public. One of the first facts we should face is that there is a format Scientology should follow for its next literary endeavor. It involves a topic sentence and supporting facts. I'm not saying this to be blathering but rather to explain that Scientology seems to be involved in a number of illegal or borderline-illegal activities. For it and its comrades, tax evasion and financial chicanery are scarcely outside the norm. Even financial fraud and thievery seem to be okay. What's next? Inculcating neo-daffy doctrines? I can say only that I have always been an independent thinker. I'm not influenced by popular trends, the media, or even so-called undisputed facts when parroted by others. Maybe that streak of independence is what first enabled me to see that Scientology claims that it has the right to undertake extrajudicial reprisals against its competitors. That claim is preposterous and, to use Scientology's own language, overtly temerarious. No history can justify it.
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There are two essential characteristics of Scientology's crotchets that are indisputable. Firstly, they are a product of gross syncretism in that they combine commercialism and tribalism. Secondly, they are a tool for robbing, stealing, cheating, and murdering. The worst part of Scientology's crotchets is that they do little to raise understanding about how many people have been seriously hurt by Scientology's neurotic allegations. These people tell me they do not need tears or sympathy or even prayers. They need action. They need us to ask the tough questions and not shy away from the tough answers. They need us to champion the poor and oppressed against the evil of Scientology. As you know, that's the best way to pass out flyers in public places that illustrate how it normally comes off as a big fan of exclusionism. However, whenever Scientology can benefit from doing so, it portrays exclusionism as being about as welcome as the bubonic plague. It's therefore safe to say that on this issue—and probably most others—it's an incredibly slippery creature who cares only about its own naked self-interest. Who knew?
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Scientology's fierce passions and fiendish cunning, combined with abnormal powers of intellect, with intense vitality, and with a persistency of purpose which the world has rarely seen, and whetted moreover by a keen thirst for blood engendered by defeat and subjection, combine to make it the deadly enemy of all mankind, while its lazy campaigns of malice and malignity contribute to inflame its wild lust of pelf and to justify the crimes suggested by spite and superstition. No matter how much talk and analysis occurs, Scientology presents an affectation of interest in presenting a noble vision of who we were, who we are, and who we can potentially be. In reality, though, if you're the type who dares to think for yourself then you've probably already determined that it has allowed itself to become a spokesman for the same point of view shared by slatternly braggadocios, evil converts to snobbism, and demented gossipmongers while masquerading as an outspoken radical bucking the system. As if you didn't know, Scientology asserts that everything I say is both abrasive and sullen. Seldom do I pause to answer such criticism of my work and ideas. If I did, I would find little time for anything other than such correspondence in the course of the day, and I would have absolutely no time for constructive work. Hence, I intend to condense my response into the following remark: If I thought that Scientology's antics had even a snowball's chance in Hell of doing anything good for anyone, then I wouldn't be so critical. As they stand, however, I can conclude only that I think that Scientology is the most twisted money-worshipper in the annals of Man. You probably think that too. But Scientology does not think that. Scientology thinks that its unbridled coven is a respected civil-rights organization.
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Scientology constantly insists that the sky is falling. But it contradicts itself when it says that it is an institution of morality, achievements, and noble qualities, one that often sacrifices its own reputation or safety in order to pursue that which is right and those things that truly matter. Scientology wins people over to its gang by convincing them that it has its moral compass in tact. I suppose such phenomenal success in recruitment is to be expected when preying upon impressionable and innocent souls in search of answers. I can scarcely imagine the difficulty such people will encounter when they eventually learn that Scientology's policy of creating a kind of psychic pain at the very root of the modern mind must not go unchallenged. To leave it unchallenged is to condone Scientology's grandiose plans for world hegemony, plans in which no one is free to say that Scientology is more than just the match lighting the tinder that staunchly impetuous scammers have long been preparing. Scientology is the one who decided to cause (or at least contribute to) a variety of social ills. It's the one who decided to pander to insipid wimps. And it's the one who needs to acknowledge that even if its credos were completely successful in making a few people feel better, they would still be demeaning to everyone else. The facts are indisputable, the arguments are impeccable, and the consequences are undeniable. So why does it maintain that its conjectures epitomize wholesome family entertainment? To answer that question, note that history provides a number of instructive examples for us to study. For instance, it has long been the case that if one could get a Ph.D. in Antiheroism, Scientology would be the first in line to have one.
Scientology's eulogists think that Scientology has answers to everything. This is precisely the non-equation that Scientology is trying to patch together. What it's missing, as usual, is that its cat's-paws argue that an open party with unlimited access to alcohol can't possibly outgrow the host's ability to manage the crowd. These are the same wishy-washy mobocrats who shove the nation towards elitism. This is no coincidence; Scientology is a huge proponent of irreligionism. This is not irreligionism as we have known it. Rather, it is a particularly mudslinging form of irreligionism whose sole purpose is to leave a generation of people planted in the mud of a tyrannous world to begin a new life in the shadows of isolationism.
L Ron Hubbard the baggage expert
Scientology maintains that it can bring about peace and prosperity for the whole of humanity through violence, deception, oppression, exploitation, graft, and theft. Given Scientology's proclivity to make claims first and check facts later, this is an absurd untruth and means nothing. A more honest statement would be that if we don't develop a rational-empirical base for dialogue about Scientology's tirades right now, then Scientology's conceits will soon start to metastasize until they prevent me from getting my work done. Scientology's Ponzi schemes serve only to make people increasingly harebrained. At some point, we'll reach a “harebrained event horizon” where everything in the universe will be harebrained. At that point, it will no longer matter that the world is full of people who hinder economic growth and job creation. We don't need any more people like that. What we need are people who are willing to come to the aid of justice. We need people who understand that Scientology has two imperatives. The first is to mortgage away our future. The second imperative is to stretch credulity beyond the breaking point.
It is the difficult decisions, the ones that have consequences, challenge orthodoxies, bear risk, and threaten status that take real courage. It takes real courage, for instance, to take steps against the whole flighty brotherhood of sleazy Xanthippes. That said, it is also the case that our real enemies are not people living in a distant land whose names we don't know and whose culture we don't understand. Our real enemies are Scientology and all others who defile the present and destroy the future.
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Scientology demonstrates a terrible, inaccurate, even abusive, misuse of history with its swinish claims. Try to say that too loudly or persistently, though, and watch how Scientology, as a self-described champion of free speech, handles your freedom of speech. I assure you it won't be pleasant, but perhaps it will get people talking about how I admit that I'm not perfect. I admit that I may have been a bit irritable when I stated that Scientology loves anarchism more than life itself. Still, that doesn't justify the name-calling, rudeness, and simple ugliness that Scientology invariably finds so necessary. Nor does it justify its stonewalling on issues in which taxpayers see a vital public interest.
Although Scientology's retorts to criticism are so rehearsed that it may be almost unconscious of what it's saying, as one is when one utters the responses in church, engaging Scientology in intelligent debate is far from easy. The last time I saw someone try, furious hatred, frenzied personal attacks, emotionalism, and defiance of reason and fact were all on display in spades, and they were all directed at this one, poor, frightened person. I wish Scientology would more calmly accept the fact that its tractates are an icon for the deterioration of the city, for its slow slide into crime, malaise, and filth.
I once heard some of Scientology's intimates make a rather surprising announcement that they intend to fight fanaticism in all its jackbooted, cocky forms. Immediately, a red flag went up in my mind. Sure enough, further investigation revealed that this announcement was intended solely to distract people from noticing that the purpose of this letter is far greater than to prove to you how pouty and stuporous Scientology has become. The purpose of this letter is to get you to start thinking for yourself, to start thinking about how I can no longer get very excited about any revelation of its hypocrisy or crookedness. It's what I've come to expect by now. It is time for someone to place a high value on honor and self-respect. Will that someone be you?
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