I would bet there are a shitload of Ethics/External Influence missions fired out right now.
A Sea Org mission is sent out to "handle" a particular situation. This usually involves heavy ethics, in other words the poor local staff are put under a microscope and get to confess their misdeeds under heavy duress, work all night, some get bounced off post, declared etc. It is usually thoroughly unpleasant — even catastrophic for some — for all concerned, for weeks on end.
I don't know, Sindy.
If Mr/s Blanky's podunk org has a Sea Org mission, I would bet Scientologists are being told stuff like that.
So, Sea Org staff are sent to Missions and Orgs to shame the people on staff into making more calls, getting more public back through the door paying for services and all around bully the staff to get statistics up? This is what a "Mission" is? Are the staff public Scientologists that are unpaid volunteers?
Also, do the Sea Org members hold meetings with public not on staff? Like Blankey's spouse? If so, do they berate normal public too?
Thanks in advance! I'm really curious what the scene is like for average joe parishioners who have day jobs.
Does ethics actions mean get public to pay for sec checks?1) So, Sea Org staff are sent to Missions and Orgs to shame the people on staff into making more calls, getting more public back through the door paying for services and all around bully the staff to get statistics up? This is what a "Mission" is?
That would be part of their mission orders. Along with a lot of ethics actions.
2) Are the staff public Scientologists that are unpaid volunteers?
No, they are contracted staff.
3) Also, do the Sea Org members hold meetings with public not on staff? Like Blankey's spouse? If so, do they berate normal public too?
Yes, if they were in the org to "handle a PR flap", they would either do this directly with the public or have what they consider to be a local "opinion leader" do it. Probably not so much "berate" as give them the party line. Probably share with them the smear shit they put on freedom.org, reassure them that the only reason the SPs are going crazy is because of Scientology's straight up and vertical expansion, and warn them to not read, listen to, or watch "entheta".
And, of course, tell them to donate money for the fight against the Espees.
Does ethics actions mean get public to pay for sec checks?
Hey! Hey!! Who you calling podunk?? We are AihDEEEL! AihhhhDeeeeel, I tell you. Our stats of desperation, disaffection, and despair are straight up and vertical.
I can't say I would be horribly unhappy if Mr/s Blanky put the phone down and stopped cruising Jenna and Bohdi's facebook pages, though.
Good question. I would imagine.
I'm sure there would be "metered ethics interviews". Whether or not the public would pay for these I don't know.
The ones that were determined to need sec checks I'm sure the org would be told the public need to pay for them.
Around the late '90s, DM instrumented a campaign that got SO to look on staff as part-timers and public as full-on dilettantes. The staff were encouraged to look down on public by their SO "betters."
Previously, the public were fleeced mercilessly but not derided for not being on staff/in the SO. It changed around that time.
I watched it happen in the last few years I was on staff (I left in 2000) and then watched with vague amusement as I would have some 15 y.o. SO member try to bully me into something because he/she was SO and I was a former staff now public. Quoting "command intention" to me to get me to an event/recruit interview/regfest simply got me part amused and part pissed off.
Fuck that - I KNEW my Hubbard far, far better than any of those kids, and could quote back at them to justify what I was doing.
By the time I walked (2008) it was a lot further down the totalitarian road where SO commands were to be jumped at no matter how insane and "off-line." I fought them as I knew (and could quote/refer to) Hubbard well enough to point out the "Out Tech/Off Policy" and get them off my back, whether I was at NarCONon or wherever.
But most others either buckled or blew.
Lord only knows what Reign of Terror is being conducted against the Faithful now. When I was last dealing with SO members directly, they "knew" how the world worked far, far better than me and spoke to me like I was a 4 y.o. in need of guidance. I kid you not.
Those that are left Inside the Bubble are largely sheep, bleeting on cue and following orders. That's why they are still there and still doing the most ridiculous things that most of "us" would probably have quietly gotten around somehow.