A) WORD CLEARING 'Tech" Oh that I might turn using a dictionary to the point of absurdum into a technology of learning {tm} If a person disagrees with anything he is reading he is made to run through the hoops of wordclearing at every turn. After a while, the hassle time and expense conditions the Scientologist to go-along-to-git-along.

B) DOUBT - Doubt is NOT a CRIME, though Bob Minton's 'Scientology is a Fascist Organization' has gotten much airplay, this slogan was generated at the LMT also. If a person expresses any doubt, he has to jump through the time consuming hoops of the conditions formulas. And good luck getting the real statistics of Scientology, because all scientology really makes is more scientologists, and more intimidated-into-silence ex-members. http://www.lermanet2.com/scientologyscandals/silence.htm

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. Edward Abbey

C) LOSS OF THE BRIDGE The "threat of blackness" of not being able to go OT { Of course, there ARE no OTs in Scientology anyway, this was and is a lie, because if there were just one OT in Scientology, you would not be reading this line.) Some of the apparent stages of the return of critical thinking skills are outlined here: 8 Steps Out ( the previous "Quickie" route out)

D) DISCONNECTION - family's are broken apart, parents don't even get a phone call at Christmas, when members areforced to disconnect from freinds and family who are guilty only of maintaining critical thinking, e.g. not swallowing Hubbard's coswallop whole or daring to show a member this web site!

E) Admission to yourself that you are not perfect. ( Only Scientologists have a need and demand to be perfect' actors ', duplicating RON The King of Cons, who was 'perfect' - The TR training courses are very similar to some ACTING classes..) and perfect? Hubbard was a nearly perfect liar. http://www.lermanet2.com/LRonHubbard.htm

F) Admission to yourself that you have been defrauded... this is tough one... to admit that one has been hoodwinked...Not getting to this point within the 2 year statute of limitations for fraud is designed into the plan. That is one of the purposes of the once "Secret" "Upper levels"

""Man positively needs general ideas and convictions that will give a meaning to his life and enable him to find his place in the universe. He can stand the most incredible hardships when he is convinced that they make sense but he is crushed when, on top of all his misfortunes, he has to admit that he is taking part in a 'tale told by an idiot.". Carl Jung

G) Consequences (embarrassment or worse) of all those things you thought were secret, that you divulged in auditing, wrote up on writeups, or application forms, all being used against you. - or given to Private Investigators to use as a template for investigation. 99% of investigation is knowing where to look, Scientology does help them with that. That is why all the attention to security checks.. and write-ups.

Those of you who have survived the scientology experience, consider all that you experienced, and all that you learned from this view: Consider how so much in scientology is devoted to extortionate conduct - to direct or implied intimidation, that encourages you to be silent.

The implication of dire consequences if you might take a few steps toward considering you have been defrauded by lies.

( Ex OSA and GO folks who have actual crimes, are motivated to be silence even more, because their crimes can not just embarrass them but be used for criminal prosecution if scientology were to give the information to the proper agencies )
Staff members face additional challenges, of being imprisoned and having their minds permanently scrambled in Scientology's gulags - the RPF - see http://www.lermanet2.com/exit/FINAL.htm then they have to escape the 100+ security cameras in Clearwater or the razor wires and fences compounds Golden Era, Hemet California to work through the steps above and then face what's coming below

Well, making it this far is wonderful, but wait, there's even MORE!

H) HARASSMENT - I made it this far by 1994, and started scanning and posting court records onto the net.. read http://www.lermanet2.com/cos/lerma.html I wont try to summarize the subject as this is a given and is covered in detail all over the net

I) Criminal Entrapment - From Paulette Cooper http://www.lermanet2.com/scientologynews/PauletteCooper.htm to Keith Henson http://www.operatingthetan.com, even Ida Camburn http://www.lermanet2.com/house/destructive.html

Scientology created an orchestrated effort to actually allege that my own postcard mailings to some ex-members to warn them about the asbestos on the Freewinds and quoting certain United States federal Judges, was 'hate speech'. Complaints were caused to be sent to the US Postal Inspectors, by OSA's network of DSA's suggesting what to say to folks who received them and dared mention it. See example of postcards here: http://www.lermanet2.com/nypostsatmar31.htm, I don't have an image of the Freewinds postcard to scientologists online.

J) "DEAD AGENTING" - - You know you have a perfect con when you can actually convince the folks you scammed that anyone who tries to tell them they have been scammed is a criminal.

K) LITIGATION UNTO DEATH OR GAG... For a scam to flourish in a free society, Free speech must be squelched http://www.lermanet2.com/scientologyscandals/silence.htm ( I made it this far and was going down financially when Bob Minton came to my rescue )

"The purpose of the suit is to harass and discourage rather than to win. The law can be used very easily to harass, and enough harassment on somebody who is simply on the thin edge anyway, well knowing that he is not authorized, will generally be sufficient to cause his professional decease. If possible, of course, ruin him utterly." (as quoted by Federal Judge Leonie Brinkema in RTC Vs Lerma)

L) Attacks upon one's means to make money and survive - Scientology has this as a pattern of conduct, I mean seriously, who would believe a homeless person's rants on a streetcorner?

M) Stazi Style psychological warfare...

N) If attacks on the target fail { due to media coverage, or adverse litigation ) Attack friends and supporters.... a graphic represention of this is at http://www.lermanet2.com/reference/graphicindex.htm

O) Operation Snow White - to remove information critic of scientology from public view continues to this day- http://www.cnet.com/software/0-8888-8-20472178-1.html

All of this defines Scientology, by its actions, as no more than an extraordinarily complicated scheme to defraud the public of money by extortionate conduct that intimidates witnesses into silence. PERIOD.

"Someday, someone, will say this is illegal.. let's make sure that by that time we are the ones who say what is legal or not." L Ron Hubbard

The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum.
Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965), U.S. Democratic politician. New York Times (19 Jan. 1962).

The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth becomes the greatest enemy of the State. Joseph M. Goebbels

I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country... Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money-power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed. Abraham Lincoln, November 12, 1864