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Jon Atack: Auditing and recovered memory — why do Scientologists accept it as fact?

Jon_AtackJon Atack is the author of A Piece of Blue Sky, one of the very best books on L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology. He has a new edition of the book for sale, and for more than a year on Saturdays he helped us sift through the legends, myths, and contested facts about Scientology that tend to get hashed and rehashed in books, articles, and especially on the Internet. He was kind enough to send us a new post.

Jon surprised us with yet another piece, and once again we are so glad he did. One of the things about Scientology that’s rarely discussed (because Scientologists are under strict instructions not to talk about it) are their “memories” of past life events.

Even former Scientologists, we’ve found, have been somewhat reluctant to discuss what they “remembered” under Scientology auditing. Jon dives into this, discussing what he thinks is really going on. We think you’ll find his thoughts fascinating.

JON: A few weeks ago, I was talking with a charming woman about her practice of “Ascension.” She told me that her aim was to escape the “mind.” I remarked that if she managed to do this, she would no longer be able to watch the favorite TV soaps she’d mentioned, because she would remember nothing of the plot or even who the characters were.

The mind can be very useful, though this clearly demonstrates that I’m fairly mindless. If I’d kept my mouth shut, we might have gone out on a date.

It has long since been demonstrated that memory is not video tape (or a recordable DVD, for that matter). In one experiment, people wrote down their significant life events, and after 15 years were asked to repeat the exercise, but without access to their original accounts. Not one memory was remembered in the same way. Not one.

Multiple drafts theory points out that whenever we recall a memory, we will make a memory of recalling that memory. Details change with each retelling. It isn’t just that the fish you caught doubles in size, all sorts of details can change.

Memory and fantasy are viewed on the same screen. The sense of certainty that we feel in dreams can leak into reality. We can begin to believe that our fantasies are real. In particular, we remember the emotions we felt and are easily tempted into exaggerating events to fit those emotions: Our opponent was bigger and more vicious; our own errors and misjudgements diminish in size. This is the “fundamental attribution error” (yet another verbal demonstration of the problems psychologists often have with language).

Enter into this normal process of self-inflation any sort of memory therapy. While the Auditor’s Code demands that we should “never evaluate for the preclear,” the truth is that all of the books and lectures of Scientology are evaluation. Even putting aside the extremes of OT III — where the “time, place, form and event” are all graphically “evaluated” — before receiving Book One Dianetic auditing, you will have learned about engrams, secondaries and locks; about chains, charge, basics and the permanently elusive “basic-basic” (though the idea in OT VIII that Hubbard created the universe clearly shifts all blame to him, or is that “cognition” OT IX?). You will also have heard about valence and the mysterious “file-clerk” that lurks in the brain (in Dianetics: the Modern Science of Mental Health we were still allowed to have brains. They were banned a couple of years later).

Equipped with so much evaluation, the “preclear” or “pre-OT” knows exactly what to look for. I had a preclear who learned the grade chart “end phenomena” statements and parroted them about ten minutes into the first process, for each level. When I complained to the case supervisor about this, I was shown a Hubbard bulletin saying that we must allow people to attest. It later transpired that my preclear had faked her statistics from the moment she took up her post.

So, given a copy of Have You Lived Before This Life? and Scientology: A History of Man, and armed with hours of Hubbard’s “space opera” stories, what will preclears find in their auditing?

I often suspected my preclears’ fantastic memories of trillion-year-old space battles, because I knew that several of them could not have told me what they’d had for breakfast the day before. I met famous artists, great generals and even Judas Iscariot in the auditing sessions I gave. And more space pilots than you can fit in a death star (or a DC 8).

My own past life memories were every bit as colorful, and, now, are every bit as embarrassing (no, I’m not telling). After leaving the cult, I came across the work of Elizabeth Loftus, and read Richard Ofshe and Ethan Watter’s Making Monsters. I found that a regular industry had been made out of repressed memory recovery.

Lawrence Wright, author of Going Clear, also wrote a book about Paul Ingram, who pled guilty to hundreds of accusations made by his daughters. Ofshe showed how easily Ingram accepted such accusations, by asking his son to make one up. As a devout Christian, Ingram was sure that his children would not lie, even though he had no recollection of any of these events. Ofshe was unable to persuade the judge, because Ingram had entered a guilty plea. Ingram served prison time.

The scandal of repressed memory theory erupted in the 1990s, with thousands of thirty-somethings accusing their parents of despicable childhood abuse. However, the vast majority of these accusers had spent a long time — often years — being encouraged to “discover” such memories by their “therapists.”

The battle raged in the American Psychological Association. The late, great Professor Margaret Singer was undermined as an expert witness, precisely because she agreed with Elizabeth Loftus’s careful work, which shows just how easy it is to create a false memory. Loftus has been exposed to harassment that sounds like the Guardian’s Office of Special Affairs, because so many APA members have relied upon repressed memory therapy for their livelihood and their status in the community.

It does not need to take years to implant a memory. English mentalist, Derren Brown, was able to persuade a man that he had enjoyed a wonderful experience in a hot air balloon. It took a matter of minutes to convince him of this entirely false memory.

In a Dianetic or Scientology session, you are prompted to find earlier incidents, with the readily evaluated belief in “past lives.” You can lead a horse to water, and, in this case, you can usually make him drink. A friend of mine was talked out of Scientology by his psychologist girlfriend. She offered to receive auditing to see if it worked (actually, a case you shouldn’t audit, according to Hubbard, but it was nothing to do with me). In her first session, asked to just say whatever came into her head (which, let’s face it is about the usual approach), she had the distinct feeling that she was a fish in a bowl. She accepted that this was a “past life” memory, though how can it possibly be differentiated from a waking dream? Or reverie as both Hubbard and other hypnotists have long called this “light trance” state.

I believe that there is a distinct danger in any form of recovered memory therapy (if “therapy” is the right word). If we interfere with memory, if we are anything less than honest with ourselves, we will move progressively into a world of delusion. Under competent psychiatric examination, any OT VIII would be considered absolutely bonkers (as would anyone who believes that psychiatrists are part of a conspiracy that controls the universe using perfume, as Hubbard insisted).

I have banged my head against this particular wall many times. The incredible ability of the true believer to resist logic, facts, evidence, and information. When I asked a former high-ranking Sea Org official how she could account for contradictions between Hubbard’s own accounts, she insisted that he occupied two bodies. When I showed her Hubbard statements that agree with his actual war records, she insisted that he had most certainly been a war hero. I asked how she knew, and she insisted that she had been at his side throughout his adventures. She couldn’t tell me anything about them, because that would be her “case” (such an excellent excuse! Like the one that OTs shouldn’t show off their super powers, lest someone be upset). Years later, she dismissed Scientology completely in a media interview.

I am an advocate of reason. I was before I joined Scientology, and my adherence to reason has only increased. We should use the full wealth of our emotional, intuitive, and intellectual powers in combination. It is too easy to turn thinking into wishful thinking. With hard experience, and the healthiest possible skepticism, I tend to dismiss the Von Danikens of this world, who pile up fragile — or invented — evidence to create a scary mythology. This doesn’t mean that our world isn’t beset by conspiracies, but it does mean that we should examine them very thoroughly indeed.

Edward Snowden’s revelations prove that Big Brother really is watching us — every single one of us — but not that he is really Queen Elizabeth II and a lizard in people’s clothing. The World Bank did force stupid rules about cash crops onto emerging nations, but it wasn’t run by Prince Xenu. Zionists did set up the state of Israel, but they had absolutely nothing to do with the cheap fake called The Protocols of the Elders of Zion (read Norman Cohn’s excellent Warrant for Genocide, if you don’t believe me).

The more auditing people receive, the more likely it is that they will create a fantasy world. The fundamental distinction between the sane and the insane is not whether they agree with the “reality” of those around (as Hubbard suggested) but whether they use reason as opposed to living in delusion; by this measure, many Scientologists are actually crazy. Do fundamentalist Scientologist really believe that the planet Venus is inhabited? Or that we descended from clams? Or that the Piltdown Man was not a forgery, as History of Man asserts (“this is a cold-blooded and factual account of your last sixty trillion years.” Do Scientologists believe that the 13.8 billion-year age of the universe indicated by the background microwave radiation is so significantly wrong?).

Madness is a state of delusion. Our memory is incomplete and biased, but once it is infected with delusions, it is also corrupted. We already tend to see ourselves as the “center of narrative gravity?” — the heroes of our own lives — but this bias can be ridiculously exaggerated, given enough auditing.

At worst, Scientologists will simply refuse to believe anything that disagrees with their “reality.” They will cling to Hubbard’s “what is true for you is true,” forgetting the additional clause “what you have observed yourself.”

Over the years, I have spoken with many people who were there at the moment that a particular piece of “tech” emerged. As often as not, they told me that Hubbard simply wrote something down that changed slightly what they had said, or some thought that had just occurred to him. Thereafter, this idea became “true.” There was no scientific research, and apart from a single, failed attempt to implant and recover an “engram” — using “pain drug hypnosis” — not one single scientific experiment. The many independent groups face the same criticism. Yet hundreds of thousands of people have accepted the “truth” of Scientology. The truth is that Scientology is all evaluation and that it encourages false memories and arrogant self-importance (heck, at least I know I should have humility…).

Scientology is a fantasy world. In Hubbard’s own terms it is a “game” and, as he said in the Philadelphia “Doctorate” Course, the maker of a game does not have to follow the rules, and the player of the game must hide the rules from the pieces. Hubbard was the game maker, Miscavige is the player, we were all simply pieces, following the “white-taped path” of Hubbard’s delusion. Not crossing, but “going up” the Bridge to “total freedom.” To liberate ourselves, and at last find freedom from Hubbard-determinism — we have only to question the truth of the tenets that are the foundation of Scientology. They are wishful thinking — aspects of delusion — compounded by Hubbard’s many falsehoods and the false memories that we generated during our “auditing.”

With time, we can come down to earth again, realizing that we are not gods; that we are not possessed of perfect knowledge; and that our wishes — or “postulates” — do not govern reality. Welcome back to the real world: it’s a beautiful place to be!

 
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Meanwhile, in Hungary

Hungarian Scientologists continue to come out with some of the goofiest and most fun promotional materials. One of our tipsters sent along this creative flier…

 
forbes

 
Says our tipster: The guy on this photoshopped cover is Tamás Kasza, a business consultant (sales trainer), and an active Scientologist. This was a promotional poster for a sales workshop for Scientologists (how to sell Scientology to your friends). The captions are as follows:

SPECIAL HUMANITARIAN EDITION – MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU

FORBES

CLOSING SPECIALIST – HOW WE CLOSE THE IDEAL ORG CYCLE

INTERVIEW: HOW I CLOSED DARTH VADER TO JOIN THE LIGHT SIDE?

WHAT IS BEHIND THE SUCCESS? THE TOP HUNGARIAN WISE CONSULTANT

THE FIRST CLEAR JEDI MASTER IN HISTORY

TAMÁS KASZA

Hey, that’s fun.

 
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BOOK NOTES

 
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NEW: Check out the interactive map to our ongoing tour.

We didn’t get a chance to include photos in our book, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely, so we’re posting them at the Underground Bunker. We’ve created a dedicated page for them, and we hope you go through them all, then come back here and tell us your thoughts!

Copies of the paperback version of ‘The Unbreakable Miss Lovely’ are on sale at Amazon. The Kindle edition is also available, and shipping instantly. Isn’t technology cool.

 
Our appearances…

June 11: New York City (with Paulette Cooper) We’re keeping the venue on the down-low at this point. If you’re interested in coming to this unique event — Paulette in New York talking about Scientology where her story began — drop us a line so we get an idea how many are coming.

June 20: Chicago (with Christian Stolte) The Annoyance Theater, 5pm: This event is SOLD OUT.

June 22: Toronto (with Paulette Cooper) Toronto Public Library, 40 Orchard View Blvd, 7:30 pm, sponsored by the Centre for Inquiry-Canada
June 23: Toronto (with Paulette Cooper) The “Getting Clear” conference

June 28: Clearwater, Florida (with Paulette Cooper) Clearwater Public Library, 2 pm

July 12: Washington DC, Center for Inquiry (with Paulette Cooper)

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on May 30, 2015 at 07:00

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SCIENTOLOGY MYTHBUSTING: Historian Jon Atack discusses key Scientology concepts

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  • Redx Doc
  • Eileen

    Crickets…

  • Todd Tomorrow
  • I turned to my partner just the day before this wonderful post from Jon Atack and said, do you know one of the worst things that I got from Scientology was the way they got me to believe that my imagination was past lives? Then I launched into a long story of how I thought I was Bonnie Prince Charlie in a previous life. Add to that all the other crazy shit that I tacked on covering a few billion years and I can honestly say that they were making me insane. Nothing factual that I revealed in session wasn’t already known to me yet I chose to ignore that. Past life challenge: if you believe you have lived before, do this simple test. Remember who you were then go check public records. Births, deaths, etc. Whenever I have done this I have came up blank. Not saying it’s true or not and don’t really care, I’ll find out soon enough, but no evidence ever found using information that I dreamed up or from others too. Quick example: I was told that ‘X’ had been electric-chaired as a gangster and I was given a name. Guess what? There is a record of every single person executed in the US and this name was not on the list. Conclusion, past lives? Probably not. Prove it. And good luck, you’ll be the first!

  • When the film Total Recall came out a high level Scientologist I know was saying, see? Mars? This film is a dramatization of a Martian implant. His ‘mind’ is on Mars. This person had not seen the movie. Sci-fi was not fiction at all but real and ‘remembered’ by the authors. Imagine!

    • Yes, Tom Cruise always plays himself in documentaries about whole track.

    • First Last

      Pete, any update on what is happening in your side of the world … Amsterdam — VARA program Rambam about the Amsterdam Church of Scientology?

      • Not specifically. Planning a press conference for the Belgium trial in October.

    • romanesco

      Weird. You know, since Total Recall was based on a Philip K. Dick story that came out in 1966, I think we may be able to add Dick to the laundry list of people Hubbard cribbed from.

      • daytoncapri

        Some should build such a list, with the 1.tech or dogma and 2.the true source

    • Baby

      The Beautiful man from Ireland Pete Griffiths? Hi honey..xoxox love baby

      • The gorgeous chick from the US of A!

        • Baby

          hahaha Party on Pete..xoxox love you Wish you could be in Clearwater with us my friend.

  • Baffledmom

    Long time lurker here (I’ve posted only twice). I am a never-in who is shocked and baffled by all the cruelty that this cult gets away with in the name of religion. My friends and family think I’m obsessed and I frequently regale them with stories (unsolicited) until their eyes glaze over in disbelief. My hubby keeps wondering why I obsessively read Tony’s blog daily. Anyway, I am so excited to start reading Miss Lovely that I had to post (I ordered two copies so I could try and indoctrinate said family and friends!). This book of entheta has made a visit to lovely Whistler, BC Canada. I’m a disqus newbie so can’t figure out how to rotate this photo (for some reason it posted the photo on its side).

    • Andrew Robertson

      What a nice picture. Here it is rotated!

      Andrew

      • Baffledmom

        Thanks Andrew! And thanks for the warm welcome!

    • Skabetti

      Very nice, even sideways. Glad you spoke up. All voices are needed.

      • Baffledmom

        Thanks Skabetti! I love how welcoming everyone has been to this newbie!

    • aegerprimo

      Bafffledmom… YOU ROCK!
      Thank you for sharing your story and your pic!

      • AP, can you please post a link here to your new flickr?

        • aegerprimo

          https://www.flickr.com/photos/132611082@N08/

          This includes Red X graphics and Unbreakable Miss Lovely pics.
          Shanester keeps more current with the Unbreakable Miss Lovely pics at his Imgur account – http://shannester.imgur.com/

        • Baby

          Hi dodo

          • Hi, Baby

            • SP Wogsy

              Heeeeey, I know you…

          • SP Wogsy

            Hi Gorgeous! Nice to see you. ((((hugs))))

            • Baby

              Hi sweetie pie..didn’t recognize your new avi..cute.. When are you leaving us?

            • SP Wogsy

              I’ve already been fading out. Today, I haven’t posted or read the article, but I’ll check in to just lurk every once in a blue moon. I happened to see you so I just wanted to say hello. : )

            • Baby

              Well good luck Wogsy! You’ll be fabulous what ever your future holds. Yes..Lurk and when you upvote me I’ll know you are around..

              and I will smile..xo baby

      • Baby

        Hi aeg

        • aegerprimo

          Hi Baby! ♥

      • Baffledmom

        Thanks aegerprimo! It was a lovely day yesterday to start reading Miss Lovely! I’m hooked….now if only I could get some uninterrupted time to read it (I’ve been taking a lot more bathroom breaks over the last 24 hours!).

    • Baby

      Welcome Baff.. Fabulous picture.. Excited that you finally posted! Enjoy the ride.
      …………………………

      Scooting in and out you guys.. Company and Life.. Love baby

      • Baffledmom

        Thanks Baby! enjoy your day with family and friends!

    • aquaclara

      Gorgeous, simply gorgeous. Hope you’re enjoying the book. And I grinned at the “…until their eyes glaze over” bit. That’s happened to me, too. And I’ve been following this since 1976, with some breaks in between there. People just can’t absorb the enormity of it all. And others just can’t believe we can care so much.

      Don’t worry. Many come around once they hear something on tv, like Going Clear, or the Saturday Night Live spoof, which just cracks me up-it’s so spot on.

      • Baffledmom

        Thanks for the welcome aquaclara! It is frustrating when I try and get others to feel as passionately about the abuses of the “church” and they just don’t get it! I have an uncanny ability to always bring up the topic no matter what I am talking about with family and friends and you can see it in their eyes; “oh no, there she goes again….”. Going clear and the SNL skit has helped with getting more people interested (although my hubby didn’t find the snl skit as hilarious since he didn’t know what it was a spoof of…of course I showed him “we stand tall” and then he couldn’t get the song out of his head and said “catchy tune”….

  • First Last
  • First Last
    • Sarah James

      Lol I did not expect this was the title. Shared this:-)

  • PappeKak
  • Dave Reams

    Remembering past lives? How do Scientologists cope with the very common human condition of not remembering … “what was that phone number?” … “what time is my sec check?” … “how many copies of the basest icks are stacked up in my garage?”

    Seriously folks! How do Scientolgist’s rationalize their lack of total recall for every sense impression they have?

    • I had a black space ship. Oh what was it like? It was black. What did it run on? It was black. What controls did you have. It was black. Did it have a serial number or other ID? In black?

      • dungeon master

        Black probably had eleventy definitions back in the day (Lol). Depending, of xourse , on inflection and position in the sentence. Translation: My spaceship was the coolest one I’ve ever seen. The color black meant it was the GTof spaceships, so it had the coolest, most aerodynamic design, had the latest in ion propulsion systems, and was controlled entirely by my intention. There was no need for identification because everyone knew my starship. I was Starlord before Masters of the Galaxy. Oh, and I copulated with a Marcabian prostitute and it turns out I was Jesus’ great to the 50th degree grandpa! Another sci celebrity! Only 1 cup of coffee and already feeling frisky.. Maybe I’d better lay off.. Naw!

      • Anonymouse

        Sounds like it was a Ford Model T…

      • Lighthouse

        In my PTS rundown, one of my “pictures” was myself as a giant crab being bullied by a dinosaur! It was tossing me around like a cat does to a mouse.

        I was also a giant turtel hiding in the depths of the ocean. Yet, I saw ships on the horizon. Really?

        I’m glad Jon Atack has explained how this bullshit happens. Thank you, Jon, what you say makes total sense.

        I’m immensely relieved to have gotten out when I did. Someone recently mentioned that the bright are the ones who can confront and then leave.

        • I really like your imagination 🙂

          • Lighthouse

            Lol! Thanks.

            I’ve also “been” a bear cub tumbling down a mountain. I did lots of things on the edge of mountains, can’t remember them now!

            Other “memories” that turned up in auding were that I was a high priest bathing in a copper cauldron of blood. Yet another one, I was pilate who had stolen a chest full to the top of sparkling green emeralds. Unfortunately, someone caught me and I lost them. Drat! I did wonder at the time if emeralds had even been mined at that time.

            I must say, I had fun with it all. Perhaps someone should write a book of similar stories.

            • Good points! One of my more bizarre ‘memories’ was being executed as a very naughty space pirate by having my body atomised by some machine that literally tore you apart! Hilarious, I get a warm flush even thinking about it. Oh that Ron!

            • Lighthouse

              Lol! Oh, yes, I had lots of space “experiences”. As a lowly slave on planet Cirus, I tried to over take the SPs in a space ship, followed by other spaces ships, we were a fleet, but we were blown to smithereens! Another PTS story!

              I also created a situation between three planets as a Fourth Invader. I was a bad guy then. Ha, ha! Needless to say, I was caught and exterminated.

              I’ve “been” on many space stations. It seems I do indeed have a vivid imagination.

  • What might the end be like? I think we have two possibilities. One is prison. Justice done. David Miscavige jailed for life for running the biggest scam known to Man. The other is that he recognises that he can’t maintain the deception any longer, takes the money and flees, never to be heard from again. I’ll take either.

    • Clearly, he should also blame Hubbard and claim no guilt, for insanity reasons. But still hide the money.

    • SP Wogsy

      Ideally, I would like to see him wear an orange suit, but the midget is cowardly and too proud. I say he will flee with the money and hide like the shit that he is.

      • I’d love to see his face when he realises the game is over. What’s the betting he has got escape plans in place already?

        • SP Wogsy

          Hmmmm… I was going to say my life, but I thought about it and said to myself, do I really want to throw down a life for the Oopma Loompa? Nah…a cup of coffee should suffice.

        • Graham

          “I’d love to see his face when he realises the game is over”. It’ll probably be like this guy’s face at 1’20” into this video:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm53beoUZ4Q

        • I will laugh my ass off when he will release OT XV and you and I will join scientology again.

    • Scream Nevermore

      I vote for prison. And a life with no Scotch, botox, hairspray or employees to beat up – in fact, he would more than likely be slapped around a bit himself. Karma.

      • Skabetti

        One more reason for the “Slappy” moniker.

    • Dave Reams

      If the US government couldn’t, didn’t indict or even question Le Ron Hubbard while his wife and other underlings were convicted and imprisoned … what is the likelihood that the nebulous dwarf will ever see the inside of a police station?

      Scientology is crumbling but in it’s decresendo the diminuative dick’tator will still control vast liquid and property assets which will see him through a luxurious retirement wherever he chooses. I rather doubt he will be content to live in virtual exile as a pariah though – too boring! More than likely he will re-surface with a show on Fox News where his well honed psychotic vitriol will nicely balance out Sean Hannity’s and Ann Coulter’s moderation and reason.

      • dungeon master

        Lol!

      • Dave Reams

        I am afraid that somebody is going to snap, either a current member or a discarded member, and help David Miscavige drop his body and continue his researches in a completely exterior state.

  • Pierrot

    *** RED X +–+** RED X ** +–+ RED X *** Sunday, 31 May 2015
    Good morning Night Owls and Early Birds,

    WHOAAA the biggest take down so far : 118 removals: yesterday with 95 for NY, NH & LI, 12 for Cincinnati and 11 for Albuquerque, nothing for the straggling Boston’s “2,500 years”.
    Well done everybody, something has been done about it and it works , other regions are picking up the ball. keep on the pressure!

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  • Scream Nevermore

    My team won a trophy yesterday. Feeling a big fragile this morning!

  • Robert Hammond

    I stopped believing in reincarnation two lifetimes ago.

    • Skabetti

      I’m doubled over laughing.

  • richelieu jr

    @jon Atack, thank so much for the shout out for ” “, and agains this pernicious ‘Protocols’ nonsense.
    It never amazes me how a 19th century fraud, which was entirely discredited over a centurya go continues to rear its ugly head.
    The truth is, as Hubbard, P.T. Barnum and Liberty Valence discovered, is tha tpeople prefer a good story to the truth, even if it hurts them in the long run and especially if it comes with OTHERS who can play the role of the bad guys.

    Barnum said there was a sucker born every minute, and built a fortune on this idea, but he entertained people. Hubbard, whilst certainly entertaining clearly followed the ‘Big Con’ style of thinking- If you’re a sucker you don’t deserve your money. He can spend and enjoy it better than you. Like every dictator, con artist, rapist, murderer, religious zealot, he believed that some people deserve what they get, but when it happens to them it is totally unfair (this I believe is the 2015 Republican platform for the Umpteenth time.)

    Evil people like Ayn Rand and Hubbard spread their infefctious pretention to people who have always gelt superior in spite of all their failures or because of their successes. Itis easy to feel huilty when you have more money than you can spend. Who desevesthis? Hubbard had an easy answer. So did Rand (Him, and YOU, respectively).

    But it is always important to have the Zionist, the Jew, the WOG, the leach on the ‘Producers’,the Welfaire recipient, the “Librul’ the RIght Wing-nut, in order to feel superior and victimized a the same time.

    • richelieu jr

      This is the Hubbard Conundrum– You are superior, invincible,
      clearly ‘Homo Novis’- Yet, you must cower in fear of meeting someone who
      disagrees, and try and destroy them secretly and threaten anyone who is
      their friend. It is like a High School the Size of the US, and Hubbard
      is getting back at all the cheerleaders mocked his ginger hair, stupid name and
      shrivelled, semi-useless penis (you may suspect I am making at least one
      of these ‘facts’ up, but in fact it was obtained by exactly the same
      ‘research’ methods LRH used to understand the Universe (and the ‘Ga-LUHKS-see’)… We can now
      state, as a matter of absolute fact, that 100% of Hubbard’s Penis was
      shaped like a cruller donut, and he trimmed his pubic hair in the shape of
      pale pink rose, with his shriveled, miniscule proto-penis as the ‘bud’
      in hopes some woman might mistake it for a real plant and actually touch
      it. Then he could beat her with the butt of a gun in her sleep if she
      smiled, therefore dreaming of someone else without a rose garden in
      their shameful, shorts).

  • Great article. I was sent to Ethics at Flag for discussing my past lives. In Ethics I was told it could stir up “case” etc. I remember being this one guy spouting off who he was in a past life and someone else told me before they were this same guy ( important guy of course ). I realized after this that the reason they don’t want anyone discussing past lives and ITS OFF POLICY is because too many will have been the same Important person in history. I do believe in past lives still.