I tried Everfree, and I was not the only one who cared and tried to make the Sea Org what we all thought it was and should be.
I know you and others tried, even amongst the abuse and neglect I could see that.
In fact, that's one of the things that really made me twig on how corrupt Scientology must be as a philosophy: I know most staffers are good people - mostly starry eyed like myself who really want to make a better world. At least we started out that way.
For such people to set out to make a better world but instead end up with the abusive abomination that is the CofS can only show that there are not just blind spots but out and out twisting of judgement. It would have to be an active, powerful force.
And there is. Mind control, through information control, and constant "reminders" that "we are at war" to induce panic response, and the homogenization of the group by the removal of dissenters...
All instilled by Hubbard. Sure Miscavige is driving the car now but Hubbard built the thing. What place does such mind control have in a group that was really intended to bring freedom?
I got kicked to the curb and declared for standing up and speaking out about abuses of the children and staff, especially the abortions. I was ordered to "handle" my staff who were pregnant to get abortions and divorces. I not only refused, I gave some of them a week off as I was shocked to find out that many had not seen their families for over 10 years. (I am also happy to report that none of those children were aborted and 8 of the 10 parents involved are now out of the cult. Sadly one couple and their daughter went back to Flag).
Very sad. I'm horrified that I ever supported a group in which such things were/are commonplace.
I had already turned around an order to cancel family time into a program to handle the QI and got all my staff together to cover for family time for the staff that had kids. We all covered each others posts and took each others kids on "libs" (Liberty=day off) to the beach and movies.
Yes! That's exactly the sort of positive, creative solution I mean - everything is taken into account and everyone wins! Thank you for doing that. For what it's worth, even now I sincerely highly appreciate your attempts to truly improve things. Some people I have known would be much better off had your efforts been widely followed. I'm sure that at least those around you were better for it.
I expected to see all issues tackled like that all the time, was extremely surprised to find things were very much not like that.
If CofS is to survive it will need to adopt such practices. As it exists now it deserves the inglorious, whimpering demise that is surely around the corner for it when DM rabbits with the money then gets arrested and extradited... or however that works out.
But then again it seems a no-brainer to instead seek out a philosophy and group that didn't ever implement mind control techniques to wring out every last bit of its members' lives.
I had all the references from HCOBs, HCOPLs, LRH books and tapes, every thing I could find that Hubbard ever said about families, children, marriage, abortion, 2nd Dynamic, all of it!
I have many of the "Things that shouldn't be" reports and KRs I wrote and commendations from my staff at that time. My Comm-ev (Committee of Evidence is scientologies fake kangaroo court "Court Martial") even agreed with me, but they were sent to ethics for not declaring me and I was declared anyway by Bittie Miscavige and her sister Griffee Blythe.(who went on LOA to take care of her own grandchildren when her son died (rumored suicide).)
Bittie Miscavige said to me when I was pregnant and under a non-enturbulation order (under house arrest and not allowed to talk to anyone except the MAA) and I quote: "Your husband will leave you if you refuse to have an abortion. Your husband wants you to have an abortion. Your husband will never leave the Sea Org."
Well fuck you Bittie! I am a grandmother now and I am still happily married to my husband.
How do you sleep at night? I hope you don't.
I will reconsider if you grow a pair and stand up and tell the truth.
BTW Bittie, where is your sister-in-law Shelly Miscavige?
Geez, what a story. I would never have believed anyone would have to go through something like that in order to have a baby and have it taken care of properly while working for "total freedom". It also happened to someone else I'm close to, and many others as well. I'm glad you have grandkids and are still married despite all of the pressure otherwise.
Let's hope that Bittie and all the other Bitties out there do some day gain the moral courage and integrity to face up to the damage they have done in their quest to "bring total freedom", if indeed that was ever their quest at all.