Title: Entrapment by Demoralization
Author:
"jeaux" <jeauxblo@mindspring.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 21:27:07 -0500

While sitting on the bench outside the Scientology canteen, one can pick up
a sewer of profanity.  The “elite” Sea Org members display such a sailor’s
vocabulary that the general membership are encouraged to let down their
scruples regarding profanity, and indeed, association with Scientologists
inclines one toward forceful, coercive profanity.

It is a common occurrence to see placards in the Org encouraging members to
attend confessional.  “You’ll feel great”, [after getting past-wrongs off
your chest.]  There arises a chatter in the Org about how many members have
relieved themselves of much “case” (aberration that clouds spiritual
perception) by attending confessional.  The fact that it is free, a practice
that is rare in Scientology, is advertised to promote the action for all
members.  One is approached during these campaigns by the “LC” (L Ron
Hubbard’s Communicator) in the halls of the Org and is solicited to join in
the group-wide confessional.  The idea is promoted that “you will feel much
relieved”, or “you will be assisting planetary clearing” by your
participation.  It is hard not to get the idea someone is soliciting the
admission of wrongs which will be placed in one’s permanent files.  I
remember repressing the notion that Hubbard and Scientologists were
perverted in their incessant quest for dirt.

Hubbard often referred to vile, concealed sins of seemingly nice people,
used as examples, in a menacing way to incline members to “open up” in
session.  Virtue is regarded as unmanly due to Scientology criticism of
humility and meekness and of being on one’s best behavior.  People who
strive to impose good behavior on themselves are criticized as “theetie
weetie” and are said to be concealing a vile personality by presenting a
learned version of behavior.  “Miss McGillicutty” is a common vicarious
example of a theetie weetie who has lurid crimes to disclose.  Her
shenanigans are read from Hubbard “scripture” during session to encourage
customers to disclose lurid crimes.  Common instances of lurid crimes used
as examples to solicit confessions in session are:  having had intercourse
with a dog, child molestation, adultery—the button seems to be aimed at
naughtiness and grooming the customer to feel eloquent about relating the
most dispicable stories.  He is even told that he is striking a blow for
planetary salvation by telling the most despicable stories.  The coercion to
make such admissions, coupled with the feeling of release of such extremely
private information in private session establishes a state of hypnosis and
inate trust of the totalitarian church by the customer base.

This combination of profane character, solicitation of admissions of one’s
wrongs, and the criticism of being on one’s best behavior works to establish
a “status” for members who have some tales to tell.

This, combined with Scientology coercion and menace, can elicit a
propitiative plethora of stories in confessional, exaggerated to show one’s
willingness to present as much vileness and viciousness as is apparent in
the Sea Org elite.  Hubbard refers to this elsewhere as the aberrative
action of “taking on the valence (personality) of one’s suppressor”, (or
“behaving like the boss”, in the vernacular).

“Amnesties” are promoted periodically, and it is expected that all members
will visit confessional and “clean their slate’ by admitting all wrongs,
with the promise that they will be forgiven, but will be more severely
punished if they are discovered later.  These are usually announced at
important events where all attendees are even supplied with a special form
on paper and a pencil to record their offenses.  Amnesties generally last
for some weeks or months after their announcement to obtain the greatest
number of takers. These take on the air of incredible “fishing expeditions”.

Hence I perceive Scientology as a lurid, secretive society where members are
hypnotically bonded to each other, and to the group by secrets revealed, and
the menace of exposure for any who are not submissive.

And, true to form, this a well-worn menace applied in the form of
“dead-agent” packs, many of which have been published on
A.R.S.--remorselessly betraying the priest/parishioner relation.

I solicit from others, similar examples of such action by the church, which
will support the allegations in this document.  I also challenge Scientology
officials to deny these actions.  I will add to this document accordingly.

--David Alexander