A Word for Gerry Armstrong (was Re: wgert and justin against Scientology!
[19 Jan 1998]

Gerry is a kind person who is genuinely feared by the cult because of what he knows and what was done to him. That is why he is attacked so viciously.

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From: writer@eskimo.com (Robert Vaughn Young)
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Subject: A Word for Gerry Armstrong (was Re: wgert and justin against Scientology!
Date: 19 Jan 1998 20:49:40 GMT
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wgert (wgert@loop.com) wrote:
: There is something to be beware of regarding any analysis engaged upon
: by Gerry Armstrong. He has a history of getting it wrong:

Tilman has posted (in the earlier thread) a very simple refutation of this
hate/smear post from one of the RTC/OSA-robo-drones who, in good jack-boot
fashion, must attack Hubbard's equivalent of Hitler's Jews: the "SPs" who
are behind the world's crimes, evils, illnesses and chaos and who - if
they can be "disposed of" (Hubbard's words) then Scientology can rule.

Meanwhile, I am proud to call Gerry a friend.

I first came to know Gerry in 1981, when we were both in the cult. He left
in late 1981. I left in 1989. I didn't get to meet him again for several
years after that.

Gerry and I shared quite a bit, starting with the LRH Archives, consisting
of LRH's personal papers, letters, manuscripts etc. I was even called by
the C of S to testify against him in his court case, a matter that the
cult now likes to throw in my face with massive alterations of what
happened. (If they want to do it again, I'll be happy to tell the story of
the LRH Archives. Please, make my day.)

In these past few years of knowing each other, Gerry and I have become
good friends. We've spent many a philosophical/metaphysical discussion,
tossing about ideas in a fashion that is prohibited by the Scientology
Thought Police. (Kicking around an LRH idea as one might with anyone's
ideas is completely forbidden in the cult. One is there to "duplicate"
LRH, not to analyze his ideas.)

Gerry is a kind person who is genuinely feared by the cult because of what
he knows and what was done to him. That is why he is attacked so
viciously. Yet I really can't think of anyone who walks with a gentler
step or a wider smile, which is foreign to a jack-boot mentality.

I agree with Gerry. The words of the "wgert"s and the "justin"s show them
for who they are.

And so does Gerry's.

Fortunately, the real world that reads ARS can tell the difference.

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