Friday, June 29, 2007

Cruise and the "PR purposes of a dangerous and totalitarian brainwashing organization"

There are many articles out this week about the German military's stance against Scientology and it's PR pusher, Tom Cruise.

Here is an exerpt from Reuters via one of the more respected German media outlets:

"MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: Berlin Politicians Attack Cruise, Scientology -
International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News" June 26, 2007

Berlin Politicians Attack Cruise, Scientology
The German Defense Ministry has said it will not permit Tom Cruise to film scenes in a movie about a plot to kill Hitler at historical World War II sites in Berlin. The reason: Politicians don't want Germany to be seen as promoting the Scientology cult.

Germany's Defense Ministry has said it will ban the Hollywood makers of a film about a plot to kill Hitler from shooting scenes at military sites in Berlin because its heartthrob star, Tom Cruise, is a Scientologist. Filming is expected to start in July on "Valkyrie," a drama about a failed plot hatched by Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg to kill Hitler using a briefcase bomb. [..]

During a session on Friday in the Bundestag, Germany's parliament, the cult expert for the governing conservative Christian Democrats, Antje Blumenthal, said that Defense Minister Franz-Josef Jung told her "there was no question" about whether filming could take place at German facilities. [..]

[..] A Nazi-Like Organization?

But Blumenthal has remained undeterred in her campaign against the actor and the cult, whose beliefs are based on the science fiction writings of L. Ron Hubbard. "We have to present a united front against Scientology," she said. Blumenthal accused the organization of spreading views in the tradition of National Socialism - "and I find it, to say the least, odd that someone who represents this organization would be able to film at the site of a memorial to resistance against National Socialism of all places."

Any filming at Bendlerblock, she told Der Tagesspiegel, "would be public relations work done for this organization, and that's not the sort of thing we need to support, especially since Mr. Cruise misses no opportunity to promote Scientology."

A party spokesman for the Christian Democrats in the city of Berlin took the statement even further, telling the paper: "Resistance against the National Socialist dictatorship must not be abused for the PR purposes of a dangerous and totalitarian brainwashing organization like Scientology."


The cult just cannot fool these people..... Thank God!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Scandal of the Scandal of Scientology By Paulette Cooper

Paulette Cooper has made available her complete article written recently for the New York Press Club Byline Magazine. I am thrilled she's allowing the story to appear on the internet! In it, Cooper informs us of, for the very first time, the full story of her 17-year battle against the followers of L. Ron Hubbard.

This is a 'must read'! The photos are must-see, too. The complete article is hosted by Here is an exerpt:

Looking over my shoulder,
The Inside Account of the Story That Almost Killed Me

Saturday, June 23, 2007
By Paulette Cooper

She prefaces it by saying: "Today's issue of has a shortened version of my story HERE "

The Scandal of the Scandal of Scientology
By Paulette Cooper

"You may not believe this, but you can write something that someone doesn’t approve of and then—with the help of the government—be bankrupted and have a quarter of your life almost ruined. And you don’t have to live in China or Russia. It can happen right here in New York. I know because it happened to me. I haven’t previously written about this from beginning to end because it’s still painful, but here goes." [..]

Read on about what this cult put her through:

The Secret Life of L. Ron Hubbard

THE SECRET LIFE of L. Ron Hubbard!

It's a 30 min 1997 TV show from UK Channel 4 broken down into 5 10 min videos.
A person under the ID named jihadlovestoyota over at YouTube uploaded it recently and I am really grateful.

In it you will see a number of former high level members of Scientology, along with some who were privy to Hubbard's personal life. Legendary Sci-Fi affictionado, one-time friend of Hubbard and early participant in Dianetics and Scientology Forrest J. Ackerman speaks with humor and accuracy about the real L. Ron Hubbard. This, alone, is worth watching!

The Secret Life of L. Ron Hubbard (Part 1 of 5)

Now go and see the rest. Parts 1 through 5 are linked below.

I found this to be amazing stuff. L. Ron Hubbard was quite the con man. I and so many others were deceived by the man and his Scientology management continues on the traditions and tools of the trade because they are able to get away with it. This expose' being on the internet is a wonderful thing and I hope you share it with those you know who are still in or out the cult.

Watch all 5 parts in sequence to get all that was uncovered. Short & to the point!

The Secret Life of L. Ron Hubbard (1-5)

The Secret Life of L. Ron Hubbard (2-5)

The Secret Life of L. Ron Hubbard (3-5)

The Secret Life of L. Ron Hubbard (4-5)

The Secret Life of L. Ron Hubbard (5-5)

Thank you to all who participated and thank you to jihadlovestoyota

Monday, June 25, 2007

Hypnosis in Action: Scientology Training Routines

Another gem from XENU TV at Google Video!

Scientology: TR Demo

"This video demonstrates Scientology's basic training routines (TRs) and gives an insight into how Scientologists are indoctrinated into the group."

Watch the trance-like effect of these drills. Scientologists do various courses on the different 'levels' of these drills as well as many, many hours repeating them when told they are not applying them correctly in scientology. I consider the TR's a low level application of hypnoic submission. Enough of it and you'll agree to anything.

You can get a good idea of the hows and whys from reading
'On Scientology's Training Routines (TRs)' By Joe "Zinjifar" Lynn

In it he says:

"To really boil down 'hypnosis' to its simplest form; it's 'becoming comfortable with taking orders'.

Trust and 'authority' are essential elements for someone to be successfully 'hypnotized', and, most of us have ingrained resistance to 'taking direction'. Without the trust of the 'subject' in the 'authority' of the 'hypnotist' there will be no hypnosis.

This extends to such variants as 'autohypnosis', where the subject must trust himself and have respect for his own authority to give himself commands, and be comfortable to follow them, as in the use of 'affirmations', yet another hypnotic exercise.

If there is no trust, and no recognition of authority, there is no hypnosis.

If there is no trust, and no recognition of authority, there is no Scientology.

The 'TRs' are the training in that trust and the practice in accepting the directions to perform even ridiculous tasks and exercises.

Oh, I know, the 'TRs are good!' contingent are now over in the corner mumbling 'Scientology is not hypnotism' to the wall... but, at least they're not clucking or making lawn-mower noises...

Both of the people in the video were harassed and intimidated by the cult for things including the making of this tape. This is Scientology's application of FAIR GAME. Scientologists believe they gain freedom but unless they do as the cult wants, there is no freedom. Particularly there is a suppression that is not in agreement with scientology policy. I admire these 2 for taking a stand and helping Mark Bunker at XenuTV make this visual demonstration possible. See for yourself what the TR's are:

Visit for more informative videos about the cult of scientology

Saturday, June 23, 2007


Fresh Intelligence: Radar Online


Writer: I Was Stalked by Scientologists

Scientology can seem more silly than scary, with its zany mythology, made-up lingo, and Tom Cruise. But it was no joke when the group's leaders set out to destroy investigative journalist Paulette Cooper's life.
In the new issue of Byline magazine, a publication of the New York Press Club , Cooper for the first time tells the full story of her 17-year battle against the followers of L. Ron Hubbard.

It began in 1968 when she wrote a story, "The Scandal of Scientology," for Queen, a British magazine. Despite receiving a death threat, Cooper decided to write a book on the topic. "I was naive and had no idea of the horrors that lay in store for me," she writes.

A series of lawsuits by the Church of Scientology convinced the publisher of Cooper's book to issue an apology and a recall, but the forces she had unleashed were not satisfied. First, Cooper discovered her phone was being tapped. Then, her cousin was assaulted by a man who, posing as a flower-deliveryman, gained entrance to her apartment and pulled a pistol on her. (The gun jammed.) When Cooper moved to a more secure building, someone sent 300 of her neighbors an anonymous letter claiming she was a prostitute and had molested a child.

It got worse.

Cooper was arrested and charged with mailing an anonymous bomb threat to a Scientology spokesman. In front of a grand jury, the prosecutor revealed that her fingerprints were on the letter. Certain she was going to prison for a crime she hadn't committed, Cooper contemplated suicide. Her fiancĂ©e left her. She hired a private investigator—none other than wiretapping suspect Anthony Pellicano—who proved useless. Her weight dwindled to 83 pounds.

Her luck finally turned after a Scottish professor who was writing a book on Scientology provided prosecutors with information about "fair game"—the Church doctrine that encourages Scientologists to attack their enemies by any means. Cooper also persuaded a neurologist to inject her with truth serum and interrogate her to prove she was telling the truth. The government dropped its case.

In 1977, an FBI raid on Scientology offices revealed the truth: Cooper was the target of something code-named "Operation Freakout," a scheme intended to land her in jail or in a mental ward. She concluded that a man who had stayed in her apartment prior to her arrest had been a Scientologist who had stolen paper with her fingerprints on it to forge the bomb threat.

"I sometimes get discouraged because Scientology gets so much assistance and publicist from people like Tom Cruise and John Travolta, she writes. "As for me, I often wish I had never even heard the word 'Scientology.' But given the same situation, I would still do it all over again. I would not have been capable of remaining quiet, because I learned too many scary things and talked to too many people who were being hurt."

By Jeff Bercovici 06/22/07 8:00 AM

Some Comments

who dis?
Posted by: crazy alice | June 22, 2007 07:54 AM

They do waaaaaay more harm than good. People, do your research!
Posted by: Jade | June 22, 2007 09:35 AM

What they did to her was sick. It was also normal for them and they still do it now. Google "scientology and fair game" While James L. or Greg or Terry will be here soon to tell you its not going on and to list their many, many scientology links the facts are clear. This cult follows the writings of hubbard to the letter even to this day. They don't care who they destory. Google Keith Henson and see his story also. Then check out and to see the very dark side of scientology.
Posted by: JeraldR | June 22, 2007 09:53 AM

Is there any way you can read the whole article? If you go to the Press Club website there is no link available. I would love to read the whole article.
Posted by: kcnewport | June 22, 2007 02:25 PM

longer version of this story I wrote the article about what the Scientologists did to me,(the first critic of them), for other writers and somehow it was picked up by Radaronline. The New York Press Club doesn't put their stories on line, but below is my (secondary) e-mail address and the person who posted here that they wanted to read the whole story can write me and I'll e-mail it to them.
Posted by: PauletteCooper | June 22, 2007 09:25 PM

Thanks for speaking up, Paulette! :) For the general reader: Paulette Cooper is a real hero to many, myself included, so I really appreciate this article. She is a true survivor in many ways and her story about how Scientology stalked and harassed her is a must-read. I am very glad to see her speak out fully about what the 'church of scientology' did to her and others in her life. You can read about that and Paulette at wiki You can also read her book,The Scandal of Scientology, for free online. Just visit her website for the link:

Paulette is a writer of other genres. Her 'pet secrets' books are very popular. There is much on the internet about her, including scientology's attack on her. Here's a google search link for more information.
Mary McConnell
Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it. -Emily Dickinson
Posted by: JustCallMeMary | June 23, 2007 01:05 AM

Later after the Scandal of Scientology was published, Paulette Cooper co-authored many of her books with her hubbie, Paul Noble. Here is they're other website

Thursday, June 21, 2007



Communication vital for family
Chico Enterprise-Record
Article Launched: 06/21/2007 12:07:08 AM PDT

I read the article by Mary Rose Kennedy and was saddened to hear that her son Thomas had been out of touch with his parents for so long. As president of the Church of Scientology in Sacramento and a long standing member of the church, it is certainly not in keeping with Scientology ideals for family not to be in touch with each other.
As L Ron Hubbard wrote: "A family is a group with the common goal of group survival and advancement" he also wrote "communication is the root of marital success."

Due to our popularity and rapid growth we have millions of members and thousands of church staff. Church staffs are involved in a myriad of activities, including missionary work throughout the world in helping establish churches, missions, human rights groups and community betterment programs to address problems with Illiteracy, drugs, criminal reform and immorality.

So I checked into this and am happy to say Thomas is now back in touch with his family and they were happy to hear from him. We appreciate this being brought to our attention so we could get this corrected and the family back into communication.

— Mike Klagenberg, Sacramento

The above propaganda was written by a staff member of the church of scientology to obscure the the following very real and moving article showing how scientology stole a family member not seen in over 16 years.

The original article was in the same newspaper 5 weeks before the cult's Letter to the Editor reply appeared but it was mysteriously missing from the papers archives today when I looked.

Fortunately, I just happened to find it posted over at Operation Clambake via google search. Here it is:

All About Us: Thomas: Past, present and is there a future?
Chico Enterprise-Record
Article Launched:05/06/2007 12:41:00 PM PDT

Thomas was, er, is, our only son. I think of him in past tense. At Christmas one daughter laughingly said, "We need to have a memorial service for Thomas. I'm beginning to forget what he was like."

It has been two and a half years since we have seen him. There has been no communication. When we call his place of employment we get answers such as, "Thomas Kennedy? No, I don't know him. But I'm new here. I'll check." Elevator music fills the void ad infinitum until we hang up in frustration.

When we call his wife we get little better: "Thomas is on an important assignment and can't be reached. I don't know where he is right now."

When I asked her what he is doing she said, "Umm, I guess you could say he is an event planner."

I retorted, "An event planner? What does that mean? Is he standing on street corners passing out fliers?"

"Actually," she replied, "it means he could be doing anything. He might pick up a hammer and build a stage."

This is our Thomas: A beautiful baby with eyes so blue I felt like I was looking at the sky; a quiet child who responded to his two older sisters' teasing by ignoring them; an A student, twice student body president in high school. When his teacher wanted him tested for the gifted program in third grade I said, "Oh no, not Thomas, he doesn't even talk."

When he told me he wanted to go to MIT his junior year of high school I was startled. How could we afford that? Unsure, I told him to go ahead and try. If he got in, we'd find a way to keep him there.

At age 21 he graduated from MIT with bachelor and master's degrees in computer science and electrical engineering. By age 27, after a dizzying ascent in the computer industry and a failed marriage, he dropped out of society.

How does such a thing happen?

He was 21 when he married, too young emotionally, too inexperienced with life. The divorce was difficult but also an opportunity for a new start. He took a personality test. Then he took a communications course; next, a course in personal relations. It seemed a healthy start. But, it seems, he was looking for answers in the wrong place.

When I told my friend what he was doing she sounded the first alarm. "You better warn him," she advised. "That is a very dangerous cult."

When I shared her concern with my son he scoffed, "You're just buying the media hype."

Our concern grew as his involvement grew. He called one evening to chat and casually remarked, "I'm thinking of leaving my job and going into Scientology full time.

Knowing my son's passive nature, my spirits sank. "Oh, Thomas," I exhaled, "that means you've already done it."

"Yeah," he replied.

His life spiraled out of control. We went to San Jose to see him. We were shown through the organization where Thomas now worked. We were asked to watch a video explaining the background and guiding philosophy. We saw his cubical with the flow charts. He explained his duties as the ethics officer. Our trepidation became palpable. I was getting a migraine; my husband was laboring to control his temper.

Later we visited his apartment. He introduced his roommate. We learned this is a person who stayed with him all the time, a handler. Nothing of his former life remained in the apartment. Only scientology literature lined his bookcases.

A month later he went to a two-week "bull baiting"seminar. It is a psychological hammering and rebuilding process. He was never the same.

One of the few occasions he came home we were sitting at the kitchen table. I was crying hysterically and babbling, "Thomas, how can we get you out of this? I'll walk in front of a firing squad. I'll throw myself in front of a big truck. I'll do anything." He looked over my head with flat eyes and said nothing. He was gone.

It has now been 16 years. We miss him.

Mary Rose Kennedy, a retired teacher, lives in Orland with her husband. They have five children and 10 grandchildren.

Operation Clambake
Here is the dead link to that original article:

Why is it missing from the ChicoEr news archives?

Well, maybe someone needs to ask.

UPDATE: 6/23/07:

Subject: 6/21/07 Letter to the editor 'Communication vital for family'

Chico Enterprise Record

Dear David Little, Editor,

I don't understand why you accept a letter to the editor concerning a particular article when the article being discussed cannot be found in your archives.

Perhaps this was an error that can be quickly remedied but seeing that it involves Scientology, I cannot help but suspect there is more to why the article is missing.

Here is the letter to the editor, followed by the original article link , which is dead. The 6/21 letter is absolute propaganda but how can one tell without the original to compare?

Communication vital for family
Chico Enterprise-RecordArticle Launched: 06/21/2007 12:07:08 AM PDT

All About Us: Thomas: Past, present and is there a future?
Chico Enterprise-Record
Article Launched:05/06/2007 12:41:00 PM PDT

Only Church of Scientology would not want that article in your archives, Mr. Little. Unless Mrs Mary Rose Kennedy asked you to remove it, which is possible. Sometimes the cult pays people and media off to keep quiet. It's called a gag agreement. You can read about them here.

Scientology Gag Agreements - A Conspiracy for Silence Scientology Gag Agreements - A Conspiracy for Silence. The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum. ...

Can you please explain what happened on this and if the article will be uploaded and put in the archives where it really belong? That article was one of many written by real parants who have lost their children to scientology. You can read more about this 'disconnection' policy of scientology's and the effect it has on families here:

The unperson
Scientologists who cross their religion can be declared suppressive
persons, shunned by peers and ostracized by family.
By ROBERT FARLEY, Times Staff Writer
Published June 24, 2006

Inside Scientology
Unlocking the complex code of America's most mysterious religion
JANET REITMAN Rolling Stone Magazine

Disconnection - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Disconnection is a
practice in Scientology, in which a Scientologist severs all
ties .... Scientology disconnect policy destroying families ...

I appreciate your help in addressing this situation as soon as
possible. Thank you.


This is a good film about how Scientology works and why you should beware.

Inside the Org
1 hr 8 min 58 sec - Jan 6, 2007

Life inside Scientology.

Thanks to Bunker at