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The New Expanded Bridge out of Scientology
by Ex-member Arnie Lerma
29 September 2002 - updated May 2007

An must-read summation that all scientologists and those who desire the knowledge to understand how to deal with the scientology problem must read.

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.
Consider that Hubbard did not really discover study technology PROOF HERE, and if you are required to read something that makes no sense, and then use a dictionary to try and make it make sense, what might be really going on instead? HINT - LINK

B) DOUBT - 'Doubt is NOT a CRIME', though Bob Minton's 'Scientology is a Fascist Organization' has gotten much airplay, that 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.

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 are forced to disconnect from friends 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.

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 then they have to escape the 100+ security cameras in Clearwater or the razor wires and fenced compounds at 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) Non-disclosure and Security Bonds - Before a person is allowed onto any of the once secret 'levels' they are required to agree to never disclose the contents of those levels. Further, many staff members, are required to sign Security BONDS which demand payment of a fixed amount $100,000 or more if the agreement is breached.

No civil contract can legally compel an individual to conceal criminal conduct, including fraud, nor can any contract signed under duress even have merit. Judge Brinkema, in RTC vs Lerma ignored all of scientology's scientologist attorney Earle C. Cooley's many copies of these, which he introduced during deposition, that I signed during my tenure inside Hubbard's show. Further, I know of no case where these documents have been deemed enforcable by any Judge, anywhere.

They are just "part of the show", and scientology knows that some ex-members will 'think' they have merit, just like they "thought" that Scientology would bring them super duper spiritual god-like powers, and so be less inclined to reveal whatever part of the underbelly of Scientology that they were exposed to.

I) HARASSMENT - I made it this far by 1994, and started scanning and posting court records onto the net.. I wont try to summarize the subject as this is a given and is covered in detail all over the net

J) Criminal Entrapment - From Paulette Cooper to Keith Henson , even Ida Camburn

K) "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.

L) LITIGATION UNTO DEATH OR GAG... For a scam to flourish in a free society, Free speech must be squelched ( 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)

M) 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 street corner?

"Admittedly, this is vital. On this planet, the only real crime is to be broke." L Ron Hubbard in HCO PL 15 April 1982, PLANETARY DISSEMINATION.

N) Nazi Style psychological warfare...

"According to material from Gerald Armstrong, Ron Hubbard's former personal archivist, there is an Intelligence Bureau "B-1" that was part of the Guardian Office. It was formed by Ron Hubbard on the intelligence principles developed by Nazi spy Reinhard Gehlen. Scientology has its own spy network, but also hires detectives and other professionals. The cult uses the methods of intelligence services to obtain information: from open sources to illegally obtained information by techniques like infiltration, burglary, theft and extortion. It has departments of security and counterintelligence, departments for external affairs, and a network of covert agents. The cult collects information on people at all different levels of society. From the highest political leaders, industrialists, the entertainment industry, doctors, down to the most ordinary people."

from Ex-member Gerry Armstrong's site HERE also see the Occult Roots of Scientology HERE

O) If attacks on the target fail { due to media coverage, or adverse litigation ) Attack friends and supporters.... a graphic representation of this is HERE

P) Operation Snow White - to remove information critic of scientology from public view continues to this day. Safe surfing software is distributed to Scientologists that included a list of keywords and people's names, including my name, Arnie Lerma as well as lermanet, which blocks member's access to the materials you are reading right now!

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

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