What happen to the original thread about this letter created by Jim Little?
Yes, I had orginally posted this letter from Luis Garcia a few days ago because we had picked it up off of a yahoo Scientology group. We thought it was so well written that we posted it on our blog and here.
That night we received a message from Luis and he asked us to wait a few days so he could get his letter out to the people he knows via email before OSA/DSA black balled him to all of his friends and declared him. We thought that was a great idea so we asked that our thread be removed.
He also stated that is information about the list of declared people was not correct and has since corrected it and sent out a revised open letter. I do have a copy of that letter to put on our blog but I gave my word I would wait for him to say when.
Every open letter helps get out of the cult. It may not be the 1st or the 10th one you read but suddenly you do wake up. I know that its some peoples intention to stop people from getting into Scientology, but my goal right now is to get my friends out. Both goals are important.
I see only two good things about this 'OT' leaving: First, he will not be funneling any more money into the church and second, his leaving may lead to more defections.
Other than that, he is still a dyed-in-the-wool clam that will continue to proclaim Hubbard's psychobabble as the path to 'total freedom'.
When an OT VIII leaves the group it is noticed by those still in. What a cultie has been taught is that they all NEED to become OT VIII.
I can see where to people who are out of the cult and no longer stuck in cult think can go ' big deal. somebody who did the gobble-de-gook left. so what'.
I think when an OT VIII leaves it is a boat rocker for many public and staff still in. - particularly fence sitters.
And betcha there are more of the original about 2,000 OT VIII that are out or "inactive " than are " in "
This guy is citing a lot of references, but still hasn't found the correct "Why".
The "Why" is Hubbard. Miscavige is just a dwarf.
An OT VIII leaving is one thing, but couple that with all the other red flags such as the empty buildings members were shaken down to help purchase with such urgency that are now just sitting idle, the ever increasing pressure to bring in more money with less and less public being interested in Scientology, and the increasing negative PR in the mainstream media, all of these have to be waking people up. At some point they have to hit a threshold and say to themselves, why am I still putting myself through this?