martyrathbun09 | January 7, 2011 at 6:04 pm
That’s because you are ignorant of the more than 1,500 pages of this blog. If you really want to learn, go to study.
Those who were in the Sea Org are those who ran Scientology at its upper echelons, and who did DM's and L Ron Hubbard's bidding.
They were the ones "ripping throat", the ones ordering the "ops", the ones getting others to comply so as to get Command Intention implemented on other peoples' faces.
They did a lot of damage to a lot of people.
As I've said before - these people are not leaders.
They are, at best, followers of the boot-licking kind.
And they have a lot to make up for out here in the real world.
That they believe they have some "altitude" by reason of their staff position in the Church of Scientology goes to show exactly how much they still do not get it, and maybe never will.
You are off on your own version of "The Impossible Dream" here, I'm afraid, Kev.
Well, Ax, nobody's saying you were any *good* at it
I'm with Kev. A bit more simple courtesy towards others and less of a tendency for vicious pile-ons goes along way towards making the place more amenable for all.
Afterall, esmb is not Marty's blog, Al. Marty's standards need not apply here. However if you drag them over here from there then they will. It's a matter of choice. Posters on esmb can choose to be someone of whom others are proud or they can choose to be skunks. Freewill.
Mark A. Baker
But doing something logically and thoroughly without creating a mess for someone else to clear up, obviously wasn't the Sea Org way.
Yes, oh God, yes !
The Optimist sees the glass as half-full
The Pessimist sees it as half empty
The Realist sees it as polluted with coliform bacteria
The Cynic wants the Optimist to drink it
I seldom agree with Mr Baker but I believe I agree with the majority of his sentiments expressed here.
The facts of this as I see them are:
Mike Laws received an email from his friends, Ken and Yvonne.
Mike got OK from them to post it here (having known Mike since the early 80s I doubt he would've omitted this step - he does hint that he did)
Marty also posts the Schick's email on his blog
Mike's action in spreading some good news about his friends IRL became (to some) another "piece of the M & M Show" and so this whole argument started about whether "free speech" is being impeded by asking for simple manners.
Have I missed anything important?
If it was Kool-Aid in the glass…
CoS Scientologists look at their glasses and wait to be told what to think about them. When told that it is a marvellous new formula that will make planetary clearing a reality, they cheer wildly and start donating supplies to the local schools.
Miscavologists look suspiciously at the glass before making their assistant taste it for poison. Then they throw their assistant in The Hole for drinking from their glass and claiming that it was half gone before they even got there.
Independents blame the evil dictator Miscavige for taking half of their Kool-Aid and then drink the rest.
Freezoners disagree over how the Kool-Aid should be served. They all have a fight and go off and make up their own flavours.
Terrilists drink it in order not to offend their hosts, but wish they could get a decent pint of real beer instead.
Zinjifarians look incredulous, refuse to even taste it and launch into a diatribe on how the inventor was a madman and a con artist.
Mickists throw it in the face of the f**king b**tards who tried to make them drink this p**s. W**kers!
Axiomists look disdainfully at the drink, declare that it isn’t their favourite brand and refuse to drink any. And besides, the glass was dirty.
Tansyists look at the glass thoughtfully before launching into a philosophical discussion about the brewing of real beer and how this is indicative of a spiritual existence. After a couple of hours they get thirsty and go down the pub for a couple of pints of real beer.
Emmaists put a fluffy pink hat on the glass, slip in a double shot of rum and pretend it’s a cocktail.
Hoaxists look at the proffered drink with amusement before launching into a witty and inventive monologue on the inadequacies of the drink and then take a swig of 12-year old single malt from their hip flask.
GTists offer to show their b**bs in exchange for something with some alcohol in it. The stronger the better.
DOFists pour the drink into a container for chemical analysis and go and get a cup of cocoa instead.
Fluffyists take the drink but never get around to drinking it because they are too busy posting to one of a dozen forums on their iPhone.
Alanzoists tell everyone that the quantity of fluid in the glass isn’t important. It’s the person holding the glass who should be the centre of attention. But only if he is wearing an armadillo suit.
I was in the Sea Org Al.
Are you tarring me with that same brush?