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Scientology Surprise: An Interview With OTVIIIisGrrr8!

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We’re going through some changes here at the Underground Bunker. Some of you may have heard our news yesterday that we’re starting a new job on Tuesday. We know that’s left some of you with questions, and we don’t blame you for wondering what’s going to happen around here.

And that’s why today, as we soldier on here at the Bunker for the foreseeable future, we’re going to finally answer one of the great mysteries of this website.

It’s something that we’ve heard often from the days even before this website breathed life and we were still toiling at the Village Voice.

It was a mystery that bedeviled our readers and, we can say now, bedeviled those assigned to watch this blog over at the Church of Scientology.

Who, we’ve been asked more times than we can count, WHO is OTVIIIisGrrr8!?

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Well, we’ve invited him here today to help us finally reveal his identity.

OTVIII, on behalf of RTC, how does it feel finally to take part in a blog post here at the Bunker?

OTVIIIisGrrr8!: We in RTC are honored to finally make it to the “Main Stage” here at the Bunker. And may we say that the lights are really hot when you’re up here in front. Moreover, there is no teleprompter.

THE BUNKER: We have a feeling you’ll do fine without one. OTVIII, what do you think is the toughest part about being David Miscavige today?

OTVIIIisGrrr8!: The toughest part is waking up in the morning and reading the Bunker. COB is constantly screaming at we in RTC that the Bunker always knows more than the idiots in OSA and even his own fancy wog attorneys. And then of course there are the endless problems with COB’s Ecclesiastical Pavilion and the launch of GAT II and Super Power. It appears that the Psych politicos in Clearwater are trying to derail the launch of these very badly needed planetary-saving technologies.

THE BUNKER: Why do you think Miscavige is misunderstood? What makes it so hard for his greatness to shine?

OTVIIIisGrrr8!: COB’s greatness fully shines within the Church of Scientology and each of the 115,728 Ideal Orgs he has opened in the past year. COB’s greatness shines in the smile of a child who is grateful for Study Tech.

The problem is on the outside of the Church. The suppressive Psych media constantly creates such an utter and complete barrage of lies and entheta that, as a result, Mr. Miscavige is not rightly admired, appreciated, and acknowledged as the global ecclesiastical leader of the world’s fastest growing religion. Put yourself in COB’s shoes: How would you feel if you were saving the world from destruction every day only to have brickbats and wild-eyed accusations hurled at you from the filthy wog Internet? It is obscene!

THE BUNKER: What’s the most surprising thing that’s happened for OTVIIIisGrrr8!?

OTVIIIisGrrr8!: We gave COB the title “Fleet Admiral David Miscavige” and did a shoop to match. This shoop took off and went all over the Internet in a day. More than a few people thought it was real.

 
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THE BUNKER: Tell us, OTVIII, what would you consider your two or three greatest contributions to the Underground Bunker over the last couple of years?

OTVIIIisGrrr8!: As the premier global online community about all things Scientology, the Bunker has become a phenomenon. I wanted to contribute to this amazing and singular blog by writing satire about David Miscavige and the Church of Scientology.

In order for my satire to be effective, it had to sound like something RTC would issue. That is where my knowledge of Scientology’s language helped. I knew I was succeeding early on when people weren’t sure if my posts were joking or serious.

Make no mistake about it: Satire is a very fierce and powerful weapon when wielded with skill.

My main contribution, therefore, has been to help diminish the stature of David Miscavige by exposing his lies, vanity, treachery, and greed. The Church’s notion that David Miscavige is “ecclesiastical” is a complete farce.

THE BUNKER: In fact, the truth is, OTVIII, that you are actually J. Swift?

OTVIIIisGrrr8!: Yes.

THE BUNKER: And you are also Jeffrey Augustine?

OTVIIIisGrrr8!: Yes.

THE BUNKER: Well, there we go. The secret is out. And even though you’ve been unmasked, we hope you stick around with us for a long time to come.

OTVIIIisGrrr8!: Tony, count me in for a billion years.

 
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Check out Jeff’s OTVIIIisGrrr8! blog, and his book of cosmological exploration.

 
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Stacy’s Law Takes Effect in Oklahoma

Today, a law that Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin signed on May 7 will take effect and increase regulation of that state’s drug rehab centers.

We checked in with Robert Murphy, father of Stacy Dawn Murphy — it was her death in July 2012 at Scientology’s flagship drug rehab facility, Narconon Arrowhead, that inspired the new law.

Murphy had been very optimistic when Fallin signed the law in May, but yesterday he didn’t sound that way at all. “It’s not going to make a damn bit of difference, Tony,” he told us by telephone.

Murphy said he’s lost confidence in the state’s seriousness about taking a hard look at Narconon Arrowhead’s licensing. We’ve written in the past that the facility’s licensing was opposed by the state, but then a loophole allowed the center to open anyway. One reason for the new law, legislators told us, was to close that loophole. But now, Murphy complains, he’s seen no sign that the state is serious about questioning Narconon’s right to exist. “I’m very disheartened by the whole thing. But I’m not giving up,” he said.

Attorney Gary Richardson, however, tells us he understands Murphy’s frustration, but he’s more optimistic that changes are coming. He’s handling about a dozen lawsuits against the facility, and has actively been taking depositions for them.

 
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Mark Bunker Tells the Lisa McPherson Story

Karen de la Carriere has another interesting video for us — Mark Bunker talks about his time in the Lisa McPherson Trust after Lisa’s death in 1995.

 

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on November 1, 2013 at 07:00

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