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Dean Wilbur Rhetoric Hubbard dianetics sicientology

Discussion in 'Scientology Technology' started by Gib, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. Gib

    Gib Crusader

    Robert says he avoids saying Church of Scientology.

    "THEY SAY THE first step in any recovery program is the admission, so here it is: I handled public relations (PR) and the media for L. Ron Hubbard and his Scientology empire for 20 years.

    It is no accident that I avoid saying "Church of Scientology" -- the trademarked corporate name. The Scientology world is much larger than merely the "Church" of Scientology (see sidebar "Secular,"). It is a labyrinth of corporate shells that, like a hall of mirrors, was designed to baffle all but the initiated. Add to that an arcane language and dedicated "PRs" trained to divert and control inquiries, and it becomes obvious why few outsiders have been able to comprehend the Scientology hydra, let alone write about it. I hope this will make it easier."
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  2. Gib

    Gib Crusader

    Does anybody know or remember hubbard said it's a PR world?

    Maybe it's a rhetoric world, same thing really.
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  3. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    HCOB "The World Begins with PR-0"?

    But seriously, yes, he did. I can't remember details, though.

  4. Gib

    Gib Crusader

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  5. Gib

    Gib Crusader

    Lets not forget, Hubbard said anybody who had done OEC/FEBC courses on the ship, could boom any org.

    Opps, that doesn't seem to be working out. Anybody know of any OEC/FEBC grads that boomed a org?

    Is DM a OEC/FEBC grad that can boom scientology world wide?
  6. Alanzo

    Alanzo Bardo Tulpa

    OMG - do you realize that you just used rhetoric to write this post?

    You tried to persuade us that what you had to say was true.

    That is rhetoric.

    Gib uses rhetoric to persuade us that L Ron Hubbard used rhetoric to brainwash us.

    A 5 year old uses rhetoric to convince his mom that a cookie is better for him than his dinner is.

    What is wrong with you people?
  7. Gib

    Gib Crusader

    and, do you think Hubbard used rhetoric or not?
  8. Alanzo

    Alanzo Bardo Tulpa

  9. freethinker

    freethinker Sponsor

    I don't think you understand the word "rhetoric", but your use of it leaves clues to your thinking
  10. dchoiceisalwaysrs

    dchoiceisalwaysrs Gold Meritorious Patron

    Yes, I do realize. Good that you also did.


    I dispute your subsequent syllogism . Firstly it does address the malignant motive of Hubbard but that does not mean that Gib's motive is the you have conflated erroneously the motives and go on to imply your Strawman argument that a 5 year old's motive is somehow related to the quality of his rhetoric and therefore equivalent to imply that Gib's and my reasoning is what is 'wrong with you people'

    Really Allan, is there something you see as wrong in the world that you would like some help in fixing? Some thing that would not be vindictive?
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  11. Gib

    Gib Crusader

    yes, it's an awesome read. Rhetoric is the art of persuasion, or any means available.

    Did you read that before your involvement in dianetics/scientology, or during your involvement, or after your involvement?

    If you read it before your involvement, would you have have come to realize Hubbard's rhetoric?
  12. Gib

    Gib Crusader

    I conclude, the art of auditing, is the art of persuasion,

    for there are no clears or OT's, never have been, never will be.
  13. Alanzo

    Alanzo Bardo Tulpa

  14. Gib

    Gib Crusader

    me too. That's why this tread, see the beginning. What the hell is actually rhetoric? And did Hubbard use it?

    How many people involved in dianetics from 1950 actually knew about rhetoric?

    How many people from when scientology started knew about rhetoric?

    How many people going up the the time line of the history of dianetics and scientology to present time know about rhetoric and the art of persuasion?
  15. Alanzo

    Alanzo Bardo Tulpa

    The same number who sit in Democratic and Republican conventions and get all excited about candidates who are never going to do what they are telling them they will.

    Which is a lot more people than were ever taken in by Hubbard's rhetoric.

    Whenever you repeat: There are no Clears and OTs, you are using rhetoric. Right?




    I'm saying YOU - GIB are using rhetoric to convince people of the truth that there are no clear and OTs.

    Get it?
  16. Gib

    Gib Crusader

    and what's wrong with that?

    What uses of rhetoric am I using?
  17. Alanzo

    Alanzo Bardo Tulpa

    Nothing wrong with that.

    Humans use rhetoric to try to persuade each other about what they believe is the truth.

    You are doing that, just like Hubbard did, and just like I am doing with you right now.

    There is nothing inherently wrong with using rhetoric. We all do it as humans.
  18. PirateAndBum

    PirateAndBum Gold Meritorious Patron

    Some do it better than others. I suppose that might be why they have (or had) classes in the art.

    Being aware of the techniques of persuasion can be quite useful in life. Both in being aware of when you are being sold and also to do your own persuading.

    Gib likes to keep reminding us that there are no Clears or OTs just like you like to keep reminding us that we are a bunch of Rinder ninnies. :p
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  19. Gib

    Gib Crusader

    you never did answer my question:

    What uses of rhetoric am I using? Strictly about scientology and hubbard and not off on some tangent.

    I guess I'll answer for you, that would be logos. Modern times calls it critical thinking.

    The art of persuasion is thru 3 means, namely logos, pathos and ethos.

    I have mentioned on other treads that ones resume is actually rhetoric. Look at your own resume on your blog for your involvement in scientology. Here you use the 3 means of persuasion. I don't doubt it.

    Lets look at Hubbard's resume about the lies he told about his resume. The latest video that I mentioned above actually exposes Hubbard's false rhetoric resume. Don't you think?

    But let's not give credit to Steve only, for Jerry Armstrong and many others have exposed Hubbard's false rhetoric resume that he told in words, books, lectures, video's, you name it.

    I am only talking about hubbard, dianetics and scientology. So don't answer or reply with something else.
  20. Gib

    Gib Crusader

    getting back to Dean Wilbur,

    and it's a rhetoric world or PR world:

    From Hubbard's letter to Dean Wilbur:

    "But I doubt in the extreme that I ever would have carried on had it not been for your very sane treatise on the world at large which you labeled “rhetoric” and which was nothing at all but culture, as alone and isolated upon a regimented horizon as a steamer’s plume of smoke against the horizon."

    Dianetics and Scientology are rhetoric to create a culture, a cult, thru the words, spoken or written, by L R Hubbard.

    I give him credit for achieving such a thing, but I see his rhetoric, and the final logos
    (proof) for me was there is no bridge to total freedom, there are no clears or ot's.
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