They know we’re effective and they have things they’re afraid we’ll find out. When you cut through all the brouhaha and hullaballoo, this is sitting right in front of their faces and it clearly scares them to death. Why else would they make such a desperate fuss?
As early as 1959, when LRH was giving a talk in Australia, he said:
“If anybody in the world thought we were fakes and it was a lot of bunk, they would never attack us for a minute. Look around you and you’ll find all kinds of palmists and fortunetellers and thingamabobs and cults and anything you want to mention. And nobody is busy attacking them. They only attack the real McCoy.”
Marty Rathbun and his minions see us opening Ideal Org after Ideal Org around the world, and hear of the international acclaim we’re receiving for all our humanitarian and social betterment work, and see that we are cranking out real OTs daily, and more Scientologists than you can count training their way through the full Basics of the same Scientology tech that scares them so much.
It’s enough to drive any SP mad, and make them more and more desperate to stop us!
Aside from our effectiveness, what are they afraid we should find out?
We already know of Rathbun’s crimes, including some he could and should have spent jail time for (but carefully concealed until the statute of limitations ran out.)
This has all been corroborated after the fact by subsequent investigations. And if this is what he admitted to, imagine what he’s still afraid will come out!
Anyone with any sense would know that the claims made by Paul Haggis in the recent media attack are what has been fed by Marty Rathbun, Mike Rinder and his extremist friends who have been making such scurrilous and false accusations for years. The journalist should have at least cross-checked some of the facts with someone who wasn’t a vicious religious bigot, scared of what the Church should know about them.
As a sure indication that there are skeletons he’d rather hide, Haggis tried to head off possible revelations of what he’s really been doing, saying that he expected a “scandal” about him to be the result of his attack on the Church. Methinks he knows he deserves to be exposed…hmmmmm….
Hell, he admitted to early criminal acts he withheld, and you can be sure that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
We’ll stay tuned…
Meanwhile, here’s more from that LRH lecture of 8 November 1959 to put the above quote into context:
“Communication will never hurt us but suppression of it will. That’s for sure. They can’t say anything bad enough to turn anybody against us. But they run a terrible risk—that which you resist…
“The only reason I’d feel bad at all about any of the—some of the press stories, and so forth, I see coming out—if it’s made any of you feel bad or made any of you upset. They certainly haven’t any effect on me anymore. I’ve read them all before and I’ve seen the guys that wrote them before, now writing little favorable mentions…
“…But that is the course of these attacks. All you have to do is ho-hum it and carry on one-way or the other.
“We had, however, learned a great deal about such attacks and we find out they are basically initiated by people who have things that they themselves never want discovered. And they get so worried about these things being discovered that they’ll attack anybody as soon as they feel he is on the real line…”