Yes, Oldtimer, I get it. I'm glad you escaped again.
As to the real reason for the Recovery Push? It's to be found in "Getting Blood Outta Stones Tech"; Existing Stones dry and no New Stones to be found = find some old Discarded Stones and squeeze them harder.
Thanks for your reply. I was just thinking, you know, if the new Scientology is so much better than the old, then why wouldn't the new recruits have a retention rate of say 80% rather than the 10% or so (just guessing) that would hang around for two or three years or longer as public or go on staff like in the good old days.
So I am thinking two factors are at work: 1) Newbies usually do not have enough money to buy much of anything, so if you can't get them on staff they are worthless to the purpose of Scientology, which is to get cheap labor from staff and good money from the public, and 2) They probably look to see who had enough money to purchase a fair amount of services in the past, and if the dollar amount is high enough from previous involvement with Scn, then chances are they still have some money left to buy courses or auditing or both. Which is no doubt why I was contacted.
Lastly, do you know if there are any kind of support groups in some of the bigger cities (I live in middle America) where ex-Scientolgists informally get together to commiserate or do you just remember a name and if you can find a land line number phone them up and find out if they are no longer in the cult would they like to meet for coffee.