By now I watched a lot of documentaries about Scientology and even read a lot of their own materials and it was really helpful for me to overcome my own traumatic experiences and indoctrination by Communist groups. Because of course I watched and read a lot of things exposing Communist methods, but since those were necessarily written by "Anti-Communist" (basically the Communist equivalent of an SP) it was still kinda hard for me to accept and believe, because after all they were written by "the enemy". So reading and watching things that expose Scientology was actually really helpful because those things were "just" written by SPs (which means nothing to a Communist) and not by "anti-communists" so it was much easier for me to accept, while it was still basically exposing the same methods and that way I could kinda circumvent my own indoctrination against "anti-communists". Anyway, it was really interesting because I found so many parallels when it comes to the methods used. There is only one thing I still don't quite understand and that is what exactly the promise is that is used to lure people into Scientology. I mean I think I kinda understand it, but only partially and of course from my perspective. Like you know, for Communists there are two promises. One is the more realistic sounding one that is used in the beginning to lure people in and one is used later on and sounds so great and so big and perfect, so as to make you do ANYTHING to accomplish that goal. So with Communists the first, more tangible and more realistic sounding promise is that of social equality and that's the one that draws people in because they can really relate to it, nor does it sound too far fetched (yet). Like who doesn't have some kind of boss or some person in a position of power that they don't like and who they feel suppressed by? So when Communists tell you that these people are like the most evil people ever and promise you to rid the world of such people, you go "yeah, finally someone who stands up for me and MY interests and dares to speak the 'truth' that my boss and other people I don't like are inherently evil". So, then later on, that develops into the second promise, which basically is eternal peace on earth. Because once the SPs - ahm I mean capitalists and anti-communists have been "disappeared" and eliminated the world over and the Communists Party has conquered the world, it will reign in that sort of new era for mankind were everyone will forever live in eternal peace and comradeship and freedom and equality. And of course, to reach a goal THAT good, no personal sacrifice is too great. And during the course of reaching that goal (that will of course never ACTUALLY be reached) they will start to ask you to make A LOT of sacrifices. But it's gradual and only one at a time and each time you feel like you only have to make that one more sacrifice and then that big goal can be reached and then everything will be fine and even perfect again. And of course, basically the first sacrifice they ask you to make is to give up your money (basically and eventually pretty much all your money). How that plays out for Communists is explained very well in the book "Brain-washing in Red China" by Edward Hunter that I talked about in one of my previous posts. And even though that is basically the first (of many) sacrifices they will ask of you, for Communists that sacrifice (even though it's the first) will come relatively late (of course if you are labeled a capitalist it will come somewhat sooner) but in any case it only comes at a point at which you and everyone around you is already fully devoted to the communist cause and at a point where their little private, ridiculous looking, dress-up paramilitary force will have already replaced the national armed forces. Basically I am saying that at the point when they are asking YOU to make the first sacrifice (instead of just victimizing outsiders who you don't like anyway) at that point, it is already too late and you will feel like if you value your life, you have to comply. But I feel like for Scientologists, that step (although it is also the first one) comes much sooner and although Scientology also seems to have a paramilitary force and forced labor camps, when they start asking you for your money (even ALL your money as well) at that point you are not yet a member of the Sea Org, so you don't have to fear their paramilitary nor their version of forced labor camps nor have they used their ultimate lure of world peace yet - by ridding the world of THEIR enemies. At that point it seems to still be the initial lure of merely helping you to get rid of your personal enemies. So I don't quite understand how that initial lure alone can be strong enough to already make you want to give up all your money. Or is there some kind of lure that I missed?