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Tom Cruise’s Scientology superpowers, No. 4: Destroying a planet with the touch of a finger

We’re continuing our countdown of Tom Cruise’s abilities that he would have gained as a high-level Scientologist, and now we need to turn to something rather sinister.

We’ve been describing Scientology superpowers which are relatively benevolent: Helping at the scene of a car accident, resuscitating the dying, etc. But let’s not forget that OT Scientologists also bear great responsibility because some of their abilities are terrifying.

In 1963 Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard spelled this out in a really amazing lecture titled “The Free Being.” In it, he reveals that Operating Thetans are known throughout the universe for their reckless ferocity in war.

An OT Scientologist, suitably worked up and raging, could destroy all life on a planet by simply tossing it about with a finger, he says.


The condition of OT in this universe became looked upon as highly dangerous and highly unstable. You could stand around an airfield batting the airplanes down as fast as they rose, you know, and so they couldn’t serve as theta traps and all this sort of thing — and walking all over the buildings and that sort of thing. And the next thing you know, a sleep light was going and somebody was saying, “Sleep. Sleep. Sleep. Create. Be solid.” And it was a losing war. And a very interestingly losing war, because it was lost by the most powerful. That’s what’s peculiar about this war.

Any one of you within a relatively few hundred trillion years, probably could have taken this planet and touched the north pole lightly and that would have been that. You’d probably even show me the proper stance you would use to slow a planet down, as well as to take one, throw it out into the freezing dark and put it back on its orbit again without any meat bodies to clutter it up. Interesting study: How do you knock off all life on a planet but trees and plants? Just how do you pull an air cover?

Later in the same lecture, he returns to the idea of an OT literally pulling the atmosphere off of a planet (“pull an air cover”), saying that there’s evidence it happened here on Earth.

You’re up against the social structure of the organization in which we exist at this moment. And you pose a tremendous threat to that social structure. You could tear it to pieces! In two different ways, one by the rehabilitation of tremendous power and force. That’s one way. That’s pretty easy. You make somebody OT and he’s good and mad on account of what they did to him in Chicago, and he pulls the air cover and that’s the end of this planet. Don’t think it hasn’t happened.

He then goes on to describe his evidence: flash-frozen mammoth meat served at an Explorer’s Club dinner that showed the animal had died so suddenly the plants it was eating were still fresh inside of it. (This was a bogus claim that has been thoroughly debunked.)

But still, we love the idea that Tom Cruise is keeping control of his superpowers, which could be so devastating to all life on Earth if he wasn’t careful.

Those crew members who got a yelling from Cruise over their lax Covid protocols are just lucky he didn’t rip the atmosphere off the entire planet with a finger just to teach them a lesson!

Tom Cruise’s Scientology superpowers

1. Shattering the suppression from a 15-year-old
2. Achieving godhood
3. Resisting between-life amnesia
4. Destroying a planet with the touch of a finger
5. Leaving his body with full perception

6. Resuscitating the recently deceased
7. Pulling in objects with tractor beams
8. Recovering unspeakable acts from the past
9. Mocking up an automobile out of thin air
10. Drying out from space coke
11. Levitating an ashtray
12. Resisting illnesses with his mind alone
13. Communicating with anyone on any subject
14. Helping at the scene of a car accident
15. Always finding the best parking spot


Source Code

“One court in Virginia, they proved conclusively that Scientology was a healing science, because it cured things, and actually brought people into court to show that they had been cured of something by Scientology, which proved it was a healing science, and gave some, and I don’t even think though they had the nerve to call the auditor in and sentence him. I think he remains unsentenced to this day. It was just too much nonsense, you see. In other words, they can go clear around the line. That proves we’re a healing subject, you see. Wild business. Look the length and breadth of the land, I don’t think they could have found anybody who’d been healed by anything on medicine. But they were proving our cases for us.” — L. Ron Hubbard, August 29, 1963



Avast, Ye Mateys

“The Club Dinner aboard was a great success and the Port Captain’s org officer is filing commendables in the folders of all who contributed. We apparently were a CIA shp that really smuggles cats to hang crowbars on banana trees. But this is all scotched. The guests were very pleased. (I’m going to send bills for advertising to both CIA and the Mafia.) This Club didn’t know they had other clubs in nearby ports. And by the way a recent mission reports the last country we were in all cool. The Rep there reported a flap, failed to report the flap was vanished.” — The Commodore, August 29, 1971


Overheard in the FreeZone

“You are running a black Public Relations campaign against probably the most productive Freezone organization in the field. More productive probably than even Flag Land Base. And all this on grounds of a bunch of suppositions and speculations in a publication that has all the marks of being created by OSA. You are the one that needs to be investigated here. That’s according to the original ‘Introduction to Scientology Ethics’ book. I will have to write a knowledge report on your false assertion that I am part of a global effort to suppress Scientology the subject as part of a black propaganda campaign against Bill Robertson and his Freezone tech.”


Past is Prologue

2000: The Arizona Daily Star reported on August 31st that an Arizona Scientologist has been charged with investment fraud. “Benjamin Franklin Cook III was charged with 37 counts of racketeering, fraud and theft in connection with an investment scheme run by his company, Dennel Finance Ltd. The indictment alleges that Cook defrauded more than 300 investors of a total of $41 million. If convicted, Cook, of Carefree, could face a sentence of up to several hundred years in prison. Cook’s plan promised investors that their money would be placed in a European Bank trading program. They allege that he used the money to buy luxury items like cars, airplanes, a house and other real estate properties. Cook also donated $1.8 million to the Church of Scientology.”



Random Howdy

“After the horrorshow called Jonestown and the government-led debacle at Waco, no one has to wonder at the government’s reluctance to revisit Cultland. The only reason they got involved with FLDS was because of the rampant pedophilia. And even with that righteous justification, the Feds got all kinds of shit from the religious right wing in this country.”


Full Court Press: What we’re watching at the Underground Bunker

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Next hearing set for November 10. Trial tentatively scheduled for February.
Jay and Jeff Spina, Medicare fraud: Jay sentenced to 9 years in prison. Jeff’s sentencing to be scheduled.
Hanan and Rizza Islam and other family members, Medi-Cal fraud: Pretrial conference October 7 in Los Angeles
David Gentile, GPB Capital, fraud: Next pretrial conference set for Sept 9.

Civil litigation:
Luis and Rocio Garcia v. Scientology: Oral arguments were heard on July 30, 2020 at the Eleventh Circuit
Valerie Haney v. Scientology: Forced to ‘religious arbitration.’ Petition to US Supreme Court submitted on May 26. Scientology responded on June 25.
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology and Danny Masterson: California Supreme Court granted review on May 26 and asked the Second Appellate Division to direct Judge Steven Kleifield to show cause why he granted Scientology’s motion for arbitration. Oral arguments scheduled for Oct 5.
Matt and Kathy Feschbach tax debt: Eleventh Circuit ruled on Sept 9 that Feshbachs can’t discharge IRS debt in bankruptcy. Dec 17: Feshbachs sign court judgment obliging them to pay entire $3.674 million tax debt, plus interest from Nov 19.
Brian Statler Sr v. City of Inglewood: Third amended complaint filed, trial set for Nov 9, 2021.
Author Steve Cannane defamation trial: Trial concluded, Cannane victorious, awarded court costs. Case appealed on Dec 23. Appeal hearing scheduled for Aug 23-27.

Concluded litigation:
Dennis Nobbe, Medicare fraud, PPP loan fraud: Charged July 29. Bond revoked Sep 14. Nobbe dead, Sep 14.
Jane Doe v. Scientology (in Miami): Jane Doe dismissed the lawsuit on May 15 after the Clearwater Police dropped their criminal investigation of her allegations.



We first broke the news of the LAPD’s investigation of Scientology celebrity Danny Masterson on rape allegations in 2017, and we’ve been covering the story every step of the way since then. At this page we’ve collected our most important links, including our four days in Los Angeles covering the preliminary hearing and its ruling, which has Danny facing trial and the potential sentence of 45 years to life in prison.


After the success of their double-Emmy-winning, three-season A&E series ‘Scientology and the Aftermath,’ Leah Remini and Mike Rinder continue the conversation on their podcast, ‘Scientology: Fair Game.’ We’ve created a landing page where you can hear all of the episodes so far.


An episode-by-episode guide to Leah Remini’s three-season, double-Emmy winning series that changed everything for Scientology watching. Originally aired from 2016 to 2019 on the A&E network, and now on Netflix.


Find your favorite Hubbardite celeb at this index page — or suggest someone to add to the list!

Other links: SCIENTOLOGY BLACK OPS: Tom Cruise and dirty tricks. Scientology’s Ideal Orgs, from one end of the planet to the other. Scientology’s sneaky front groups, spreading the good news about L. Ron Hubbard while pretending to benefit society. Scientology Lit: Books reviewed or excerpted in a weekly series. How many have you read?


[ONE year ago] The Top 25 People Enabling Scientology, No. 18: Mark ‘Marty’ Rathbun
[TWO years ago] Another legal fight brewing over Scientology’s refusal to return future payments
[THREE years ago] Some countries force Scientology to open the books: Here’s one report on how bad business is
[FOUR years ago] LIVE FROM SAN ANTONIO: Will a former Scientology enforcer be compelled to testify?
[FIVE years ago] A Scientologist on the ballot: OC candidate keeping mum about his anti-psych work
[SIX years ago] Louisiana congressman posts Narconon pic, then yanks it after we point out Scientology link
[SEVEN years ago] Scientology yesterday and today: Reports from Mark Bunker and Dennis Erlich
[EIGHT years ago] What the Daily News Left Out of its Story on Scientology in Harlem
[NINE years ago] Court Testimony: Narconon Intentionally Deceived a Florida Drug Court About Its Licensing
[TEN years ago] The Top 25 People Crippling Scientology, No. 15: Andreas Heldal-Lund


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley (1952-2019) did not see his daughter Stephanie in his final 5,667 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 2,407 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,912 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,432 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,452 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,343 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,650 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,518 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,292 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 1,622 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 4,096 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,412 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,978 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,897 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 4,065 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,646 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,907 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,945 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,658 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,183 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 538 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,713 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,264 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,413 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,733 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,588 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,707 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 2,063 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,366 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,472 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,870 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,746 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,329 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,824 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 3,078 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,187 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on August 29, 2021 at 07:00

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