I am currently reading the book 1984 from George Orwell, am halfway through and already have some things I found very interesting. I knew about the book for some time and don't know why I haven't read it before. There are some striking similarities between the story of the book and the Sea Org how I have experienced my time in it: 1.Big Brother: This is like LRH. There is a picture of him on every wall in an Org, and in many homes of Scientologists. Often with many quotes beneath it. In the book you have Telescreens with a picture of big brother in every room and the quote „big brother is watching you“. Also everything good that happens is credited to big brother, just like in Scientology it is credited to LRH. They are both revered nearly godlike, and everything they utter is taken as an absolute truth and can't be doubted. 2.The Party INGSOC This for me can be compared to Scientology ,and the Sea org in some parts in particular. Everybody who is not a Scientologist is a Wog or an SP. Just in the book, everybody who is not a member of „the Party“ is a prole or is an enemy and needs to be destroyed. In the book there is no religion anymore as it has been supplanted by INGSOC. In Scientology there is no other real religion as itself. 3.The Inner Party Members This I compare with RTC and the Sea Org. In the book 1984 the inner party members had everything: Wine, real coffy, sugar, servants, expensive and beautiful housing etc. All this while the normal party member has his ration of barely eatable food, little money, bad and run down little appartments in need of desperate repair. They are not allowed to do anything in live exept work and sleep. If they do something else they are suspiscous. They have their rations of 20gr of chocalote a week and their few cigarettes. When I was in the Sea Org the RTC reps had the biggest rooms (nearly suitelike), had the CMO EPFers playing servants and doing their ironing, their driving their cooking etc. They had the newest and most expensive clothing, the best food, new cars. Look at David Miscavige, he even is said to have private jets, helicopter, a suite on every base (In Saint Hill he stays at SH Manor). He has a lot of money, he drinks expensive whisky, he goes to partys and so on. The normal Sea Org members get hardly any pay, and what they get is very little, which mostly gets spent on soap, new shoes, dry cleaning etc, that nearly nothing gets left over for themself. All they are allowed to do ist to work and sleep. Getting time off is so rare and difficult to get, that it becomes negligible. The food he gets is barely edible and the sleeping quaters are a joke. I saw rooms with 40 people sleeping in it and bunks 3 beds high. The beds where dangerously wobbly as they were so old and rusty. I am surprised no accident had occured. This was at stonelands. In Walsh manor this improved slightly. There were rooms of average 6 people. However there were still dorms with about 20 beds. The building got into a bad state after a few years. And it is still no comparison to what the guys in RTC have for a standard. 4.Newspeak: In the book 1984 there is a sort of new language being developed called newspeak. It creates new combined words and the actual ammount of normal words are deminishing. Party member use these words without hardly noticing it. I compare that to the Scientology nomenclature. It becomes so ingrained to a Scientologist that he rarely notices that he is using it. Even I, after I left Scientology continued to use these terms sometimes. I saw some TV programms about Scientology where parents lost their children to Scientology, and one of the first thing they noticed about them was the funny way they started to express themselves. 5.Thoughtcrime: In the book there is thought crime. You were not allowed to have independent thought or any doubts or disagreement in regards to the party. People would report you to the thought police if they suspect you. Even children reported their parents. Mail would be read during transit, you could not read a book that was not approved by INGSOC or watch anything different on TV. Everything is being monitored through the telescreens with sound and picture. In Scientology if you said something negative about Scientology you would get reported to ethics. Even if you said something to a friend in confidence you could get reported. Everything Ron says is the absolute truth. You are not allowed to visit the internet as you could get „entheta“ (look at that newspeak term) from there. You were discouraged to read the newspaper and having a TV was forbidden. Even my laptop and mobile phone was taken away by security. Every letter you receive is opened and looked through. Looking at RTC they had TV and Internet and mobile phones. On the RPF you can't even read anything but LRH material. 6.Unperson In „1984“ a person accused of thoughtcrime simply dissapears. His name just vanishes and no one talks about him. Sometimes people are being made an example by being publicly executed and discredited. Emmanuel Goldstein is the „counterfigure“ in the book. He is being seen as something like the devil, and represents everything opposite the Party. Sometimes people would dissapear for a long while. During this time they would be „conditioned“ and brainwashed , and then appear again confessing their sins and appologise publicly. In Scientology people just vanish. Look at Heber Jentsch, Gilliome Lesevre, Ray Mirthoff and others. They don't appear anymore at events, and you don't know about them anymore. No one even mentions their names. They are just being forgotten. If you wrote to ED Int in the past and got an answer it was always signed by Gilliome Lesevre, now it is just ED INT. People who get SP declared are being publicly discredited by having all their crimes openly displayed and the Scientologists begin to seperate from you, are afraid of you and hate you. If you do your A-E steps you would be „Conditioned“ and then appear again and confessing their sins and appologise publicly. Similar things occur to these poor fellos who dissappear to the RPF for sometimes decades. They are thoroughly beeing brainwashed and conditioned, and return again only to say that they have been wrong all along and Scientology has always been right. 7.Two minutes hate In the book by George Orwell, there are regular 2 Minuted hate shows and hate days, where there are broadcasts being made by the party are being shown. These are about other countries which war is being made with, and about Goldstein.Then there are glorious reports about the party and Big Brother, and everybody nearly prostrates themselves in front of the picture of Big Brother in gratitute when it appears. The description of the main Character in the book of the uncontrolled emotions which come up during during theses 2 Minutes hates is well discribed. This reminds me strongly about the Scientology events. There are rantings against Psychology and Psychiatry and all the Sps that exists. Everyone attending these events develope an immense hate against them. Then comes the ranting about the goodness and wins Scientology and Ron caused and everybody gives standing ovation up to 50 times during one event. There is more coming. I have a few more notes and the book is not yet through.