Letter to Scientology youth
(Read on unless you are some ignormaus who has been assigned to weed out entheta on the internet, because someone has told you that you would find it here - and, of course you can find entheta anywhere if you want to - but if you are seeking something more - read on!)
YOU MIGHT BE AN ABOVE AVERAGE THETAN IF..............
- you have spent most of your childhood in Scn/Sea Org and have questions about the rest of the world?
- your parents and all your Scn/SO friends tell you that you are the only group "flourishing and prospering", but you observe kids and their parents outside of Scn/SO having good relationships and wonder why - since they don't have "The Tech".
- you are wondering why you are NOT the top of your class at public school; why no Scn/SO teen was Valedictorian of their graduating class in a public school; why all the Scn/SO kids in public school are not on the Honour Roll ( after all you are the ones with "the STUDY TECH" .).
- you would really like to play on the school softball, basketball, football, soccer team; you would love to be a Cheerleader; you would love to be in the Key Club, French Cub., Photo Club, Drama Club, BPA, Student Council, Little League, 4H etc: but you can't because you have to "exchange" with the org and be a "contributing staff member" and be active in "clearing the planet" after school. Or if you are in one of the "PR" activities (those activities some SO units take part in only because it will make them look better in the community) the emphasis is on showing "that SCN/SO kids can do better than the other kids", rather than on just having fun!
- and finally - if you would REALLY like to be dating that good looking guy or cute girl, who you KNOW is attracted to you, but his/her parents won't let him/her date you because you are "part of that CULT", and your parents won't let you go out with them , because they are WOGS and you can't hang out after school at the Mall, or go to the movies, or rollerblading, or go to the "Smashing Pumpkins Concert" because you are too busy "clearing the planet" and you resent it, then.........
BELIEVE ME, YOU ARE AN ABOVE AVERAGE THETANBecause you are thinking for yourself!!!!!
I am a Thetan - I am a Spiritual Being - I have been helped by Scientology Tech. I have no regrets about the 17 years I spent in Scn/Sea Org - a good deal of them on the Apollo in daily contact with LRH.
But it is the nature of any Spiritual being to wonder about - "what else is out there" - after all, if LRH hadn't done that he would never have strayed from his Nebraska upbringing and started "The Church of Scientology" - would he?
Would your parents have moved out of their "middle-class PTS" lifestyles and sought something out of the mainstream like Scientology/Sea Org, if they weren't already free thinking Thetans able to see beyond their wog boundaries? Would they?
If you are 17 -23, and in Scn/SO you are most likely the offspring of the "free-thinking" late 60's and early 70's generation. If you are younger, probably your older sisters and brothers, or your 'seniors" are from this time period. Are you?
Look around you - how many people do you see whose parents were on the Apollo, whose parents came to the FLAG LAND BASE in Clearwater in 1975, who had kids who grew up in the Nursery in 75 - 85. I don't know how many are left - some names I can think of are John, Peggy and Elizabeth; Greg, Sandy & Darius; Ron, Jan , Mike & Trish, David, Mary & Cameron; Dave Donna & Phaedra, Chuck, Penny & ???????; Foster Bitty, Justin &, Sterling (the twins) - extended family - Ronnie, Barbara & Uncle David!; David,Sue, Emma & :???????? and Anthony. ????? , ????? & Becca ; Brian, Pauline & Sonia, and her chubby little brother; Kerry, Jill & Brooke; Jon, Diana (Hubbard)& Riannnon (and Gaby!- her nanny); Don, Debbie, Cherisse & ????? and Grandma Laurie who was in SO 1; Dave, Laurie & ?????? - the little girl who almost died (and poor Laurie, then CO FH (?), was found SP, while Dave was away on Mission and was kicked out of her room across from the FH into the hallway, in the middle of the night (early 80's) with her baby); Tom, Joanna & ?????; Mark, Kay, Elissa & Katrina; Dennis, Rosa and Holly; Dottie - whose husband abandoned her when their child was born with Down's Syndrome, and she was kicked out because "she must have overts to have a child like that!"); Wings & Cass Hauser & son, the cutest little boy named Danny - did he grow up to marry Lisa Marie??; another cutie - Tommy and there was Josh. So many more - I have photos we look at often, but names we forget. But I remember the parents well - young, idealistic, well intentioned thetans looking for something better in life and finding it in a Technology called Scientology and wanting to make a place for themselves in life and in history by becoming part of that elite group - THE SEA ORG. They seemed so idyllic they made me want to have kids and be a Sea org family.
Unfortunately some of us lost ourselves into the boundaries of Scientology and the Sea Org and missed out on the bigger game called life. Most of us eventually had children - you and your older brothers and sisters and young seniors. And some of us realized that Scn/SO was imposing boundaries on our children that we wouldn't have allowed to be imposed on ourselves - stuff like only being able to see their grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, out of Scn friends, once a year during a three week leave that we could barely afford to take; stuff like not being able to watch the Nightly News, read the daily Newspaper, subscribe to Time, People, Newsweek, Teen, Elle, Seventeen, and even Good Housekeeping - because they contained "entheta"; and eventually not being able to even have TV's, even if we had purchased it ourselves or our families had given it to us - (I often wonder who got the money for my TV and VCR that got confiscated and sold!!!!!!!!); stuff like spending our Saturday morning "cleaning statin" time going around to garage sales in the "rich" areas of Clearwater and Largo to buy clothes for our kids, because it was all we could afford on our salary - that Salvation Army store behind the "Bank of Clearwater" made a fortune off us! Stuff like seeing the SO not quite five year olds not being allowed into Belcher and other local public Schools for Kindergarten because they couldn't pass the entrance exam - and then seeing some of the more senior execs and tech personnel sending their kids to the Montessori and other private schools because they could afford it. Because they got bonus and the rest of the peons didn't. That meant most of the SO kids were older than the other kids in their classes because they had to stay out of school for a year; (except the ones whose parents had managed to send them to private kindergarten), (and eventually even that was not allowed); stuff like only being able to see your kids one hour a day - providing the bus left the FH for staff facilities on time - it usually left late because the drivers were on other posts as well and couldn't get away; provided that dinner was served on time; and provided that the bus back to the FH left on time instead of early; (for at least a year we had to endure the risk of a driver who had (epileptic - I think) seizures at random, driving us and kids to and from the FH because he was the only driver available!!!!!!) those of us unfortunate enough to have jobs like Flag Bureau posts which monitored Orgs out of Florida's time zone, Missionaires, night duty posts, CMO, etc got to see their children even less; and etc. etc. etc. Those who got assigned to the RPF missed a lot of theirs kids childhood!
We got into Scn/SO because we didn't like boundaries being imposed on us by our parents and the societies we lived in, but we were being "ordered" by HCOB's, PL's, Flag Orders, RTC, CMO and DM to impose even more restrictive "rules" on our children. Just because an Org was downstat for the week - even if an individual was upstat - their kids had to eat rice and beans and have their "Family Time' forfeited, their parents pay suspended ( at least , when we did have a child, it got me to quit smoking - it was either cigarettes or diapers! (no, the nursery did not provide diapers most of the time, unless you wanted to use cloth diapers that were inadequately laundered and your kid constantly had diaper rash!). If your child was downstat enough to get sick , you were not encouraged to take him to a doctor - it might destroy the concept that "auditing works". And of course it had to be approved through FP first. Which rarely had enough money to provide staff pay - which in the seventies and eighties was the lowest priority on the FP.
Talk about a dilemma!
We got into something, to get out of something, we were now getting into all over again!!!!!!!! Except this time we were the "oppressor!" to our children!
We all had to make decisions - just like you do.
Let me tell you about some kids I know whose parents chose to leave. Look at these "Success Stories" and look at the 17-25 years olds around you who are still in Scn/SO, who shared the 1975 - 1985 nursery/grade school years with these same kids. One of the current head honcho's of SCN/SO was 14 when he was signed up for the so - hadn't even completed the ninth grade- was insecure and ignorant - his family had suffered several 2D and 3D upsets and potential and actual losses at that time - today they would be called "dysfunctional" - he was a wreck - the so offered a way out - a way he could have power over others, that up to that point, he hadn't even been able to have over anyone, including himself - and he grabbed at it. If he has completed high school since then, then I personally commend him, but when he took over his current position, he was still that uneducated, confused 14 year old - even if older in body - who had grasped at the pr of a sea org recruiter, who promised him, the a Class IV Auditor, the opportunity to go straight into the TTC and train up to Class XII/NOTS, but that recruiter was actually desperate to meet his/her quota and scared of being RPFed if he/she didn't; and then he was seduced into the CMO by messengers, desperate to meet their quotas and scared of being RPFed if they didn't, (not to mention the messengers (all except one, at that time, were female and they had very stringent criteria about how you had to look to be a CMO messenger - intelligence was very low on the priority scale - the staff joke at that time was that most of the CMO had bust measurements that were higher than their IQs) were dressed in skimpy, bared at the midriff, short shorts uniforms - with out 2D reputations to match their uniforms - well, how could he say no. But - onto the Success Stories of those who did leave - The "out of Scn/SO " kids I know of:- and I actually know of few - - have graduated High School and gone on to college - one has even graduated college "cum laude"; one is in Business School - 19 and going into third year college - all on scholarships; one is about to enter a very upstat college - pre med; another is about to graduate and has been accepted at several colleges another, in third year, and on scholarship also has a part time job with a prestigious company.
- those who have graduated have participated in sports at school - baseball, field hockey, basketball, soccer, handball - even on the All Star teams, have been class officers, members and officers in BPA., KEY Club, Honour Society, French club, French Honour Society, Spanish Club, Chorus, band, choir , while maintaining an "A ' average
- one graduated third in her class with a 3.97 GPA. >LI>some are still in high school and have younger sisters and brothers in grade school - and all that I know of - are on the Honour Roll or maintaining a B or above average, engaged in Sports and school clubs as members and officials, and on the road to college. Many still practice scientology tech - touch assists, contacts, the tone scale, study tech, etc. while living in the real world and being teenagers (as opposed to "adults in smaller bodies") - listening to music their parents can't stand, chatting on the WWW, going to homecoming, the Prom, spending weekends on community projects, attending religious youth groups, church services, Indian Meditation groups and Catholic retreats and learning something from ALL of them!
Are they deprived - or are you?
They have the freedom - if they have a problem (and what teenager doesn't - meven you if you are reading this) - of solving those problems by :
- receiving auditing from their parents or "squirrel" (have left Scientology) auditors - who still practice 100% LRH HCOB technology even if it is not within the boundaries of the CoS - yes , you can find ALL the HCOB's (even Nots and the all the upper Levels) including those written by EXECS who have no idea what TECH is, but pretend they do - we ignore those - outside of the church - on the Internet actually ! Do You? >LI>or going to a church they have come to believe in and praying to the God they choose to believe in. Do you?
- or meditating, fasting, doing vitamin therapy, or just going to the local library or book store and buying "Dear Abby". Do you?
- talking to "counsellors" at school, at the police station, at social services. peer counselling, any minister they choose to go to, any adult they choose to go to, paying a psychologist or psychiatrist , or even talking to their parents or sisters or brothers. Do you?
- or joining a cult or a church or a group or an ashram or whatever.
They have a choice - Do you.?
Or do you only have Scientology tech to resort to - even when it has caused you the problems?
If they break the rules they don't worry about being sec checked and comm eved and demoted from post or being RPFed or fed rice and beans. Sure they can be grounded and lose their phone privileges or car privileges or computer privileges or dating privileges - Life in the real world is not a bowl of cherries either! - but at least they had these privileges to start with. Do you?
Our kids can go to a Scientology lecture, take a personality test and enroll in a Dianetics course and know it is Ok with their parents. Could you attend a Catholic Retreat Weekend for Teens, spend a week at a Buddhist Ashram, or attend a Mormon College?
Are you scared someone might see you reading this article? If your answer is "yes", "maybe" , "a little", "sort of", " kinda", "well. not really, but........." or "not at all cause I am going to get commended for not only writing you up but for writing up everyone else I see reading this page" -- then, believe me, - you need to start thinking about what you are doing, what you are into, what your goals are , and if this is really the way you want to spend your life?
If you are reading this page, for your own sake (as opposed to doing it as a post or for ethics reasons) that is a good thing. If you are doing it to "weed out" entheta on the internet - stop right now, because to you this will be entheta").
At your age (if you are 13 - 25); it is no longer a matter of what you have been raised in, what your parents are into - it is matter of your life - and only you can make those choices. If you really want to be, do & have the title of CO of the World Org, Senior C/S of the World Org, or just the do & have of being the best SEA ORG member who ever was - that is great - as long as you have made an informed decision! And an informed deceision means having seen and experienced other viewpoints. Remember you may have kids one day and they are going to be influenced by your decisions now!
Are you sure you just want to be the Senior C/S of the World? CO of the World? Are you sure such a post is even going to exist?
What if you could have been President, Senator, Mayor or other elected official of millions of people ?
What if you could have been a teacher and influenced thousands of kids to complete high school and become educated?
What if you could have been in Law Enforcement or Social Services and stopped thousands of kids from getting onto drugs, prevented thousands of cases of child abuse?
What if you could have become a parent and had a child who grew up to be a writer, actor, painter or artist that changed the lives of half the world?
What are your options in SCN/SO?
The highest is to be a C/S or Auditor who helps a very small percentage of the population "go clear and above" . You don't think this is true - do your own survey on the WWW? Apart from knowing that Tom Cruise and John Travolta are Scientologists, what else do most people know about Scientology?
Now if a Scientologist discovered the cure for AIDS as opposed to a Scientologist being the star of movie - you might have some converts.
Face it guys - how many people who haven't been in SCN even recognize the name LRH, David Miscavige, and........... gee...... I can't even think of any more "famous" Scientology personalities that people wouldn't recognize!.
Sure everyone recognizes the name Tom Cruise and John Travolta - some even know the name Nicole Kidman and Kelly Preston - they are Tom's and John's wives, aren't they ? (Some may even know them for their movies, but not the majority).
And most people know John Travolta and Lisa Marie Presly have a connection to Scientology - "did they (Scn) make her marry Wacko Jacko or is she just wacko, too?" (Sorry, but that is the viewpoint of a lot of people - and a lot think they got divorced because he would not join Scn! I even know some people who think she HAD to marry him and try and convert him as part of her lower conditions formula!!!!!!)
Whoa - that's sad!!!
I recently talked to someone who had been in the Clearwater Schools in the late 70s and early 80's - they couldn't even remember a SO kid who stood out academically. They did remember being sorry for those poor Scientology kids who came dressed poorly, and couldn't stay for any after school activities and whose parents could never attend a teacher/parent conference.
When I left the Sea org and the FLB, and later when I returned to my home country I felt we would never fit in. We did. We do. I hope you will decide to check out if you fit in the world outside of Scientology or at least outside of the Sea Org, even the very strict amish encourage their 18 year olds to spend a year out in the other world before they go through their orientation into the Amish religion. The Catholic religion doesn't do confirmation till the twelfth year and that is not binding. Jewish children wait until their teens for bar mitzvah. Buddhists aren't allowed to seriously meditate till they are over eighteen.
When was the first time one of your friends was sec checked - Three? Five? Eight? Ten years old? I remember a three year old being put on the meter to remember past lives - she didn't even know if she had her diapers on right side or not! - but - boy someone proved she remembered being an Egyptian Pharoh! She's probably the CO CMO now and still peeing her pants!
I dare any of you between the ages of 16 and 25 to ask to take a two year LOA (to spend those years in a totally non SCN environment (but not denying you communication with your parents or sisters and brothers and friends, if they are in SCN/SO , as long as they keep that communication open to scrutiny, and with no pressure for you to return and no consequences if you don't ).
How many of you would be granted that LOA?
How many of you would return to the SO after that two years?
I dare any critics of SCN/SO , who post in ARS and other related critical WWW or NET SITES, to post $1000 or more, betting these kids will not ever return to the SO after taking two years LOA - such money they post being put in an interest bearing account and then being put toward college or higher education of any kids taking up on this dare, even if they return to Scn/SO at the end the two years.
Critics - I think you have a sure thing. I don't think any would be allowed to take up the bet. I don't think any who defied authorities and took the two year LOA would go back.
Well - guys - this is my viewpoint only - someone who has spent more adult years in the SEA ORG than out of it. Someone who had kids in the SEA ORG and kids out of the SEA ORG. I have experienced both sides from FLOW 1, 2, 3 & 4.
Hope it makes you think.