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Scientology Propaganda - STAND League

Discussion in 'Scientology Front Groups and Alliances' started by mockingbird, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. mockingbird

    mockingbird Silver Meritorious Patron

    Here is a comment from Jeffrey Augustine (under the pseudonym J Swift) written at The Underground Bunker.



    I released a Scientology Money Project article entitled The Church of Scientology Sees Bigots Hiding Under Every Bed. https://scientologymoneypro...
    There are 40 articles on the STAND League website that use the words "bigot", "bigotry", "hate", or "hater" in their titles. Some of the articles are written by fake nonexistent Scientologists such as Alicia Selverson and Rebecca Blair. The compilation shows what buttons OSA thinks it has to keep pressing to do what? Convince the public that Scientology is not a malicious, hateful, bigoted, greedy, and dangerous cult?
    Here are the forty hysterical headlines from Scientology’s STAND League website:
    1. News.com.au—The New Mouthpiece for Leah Remini, American Bigot-at-Large?
    2. The Accidental Bigot
    3. Confessions of a Bigot
    4. One Method of Handling a Bigot
    5. Bigot-at-large Housed at THR.com
    6. Is Disney Now the “Bigot” Network?
    7. The Rabbi and the Bigot—A Story of Redemption
    8. Gridiron Capital Siding with Bigot Remini?
    9. Expose the Bigot
    10. Frank Scheck Meets All Criteria of a Religious Bigot
    11. Themaven.net—Wake Up! Don’t Forward the Agenda of a Proven Bigot
    12. Tracey McManus of Tampa Bay Times—a Shameless Bigot
    13. Bigot Mike Rinder to Headline Again for Disney/A&E Networks
    14. Lenscrafters, Tell Your Ad Agency to Skip A&E Bigot Central
    15. IPC—Funding Leah Remini’s Bigot Show Should Not Be Part of Your Resume
    16. Hollywood Reporter Caught with Puff Piece for Bigot Leah Remini
    17. LinkedIn—It Can’t Be True, You’re Supporting Pro Bigot Leah Remini? 18. Five Easy Ways to Tell If Your Post Is Bigoted
    19. Slanted.com, Instead of Promoting Lies About Scientology, Why Not Get The Truth?
    20. Nestlé, Please Tell A&E You Are Unwilling to Support Their Religious Hate Programming
    21.A&E pouring hatred against Scientology
    22. Huff Post, Posting Hateful Bigotry is Unacceptable
    23. Horrible Bigotry at HuffPost
    24. Decider.com, You Still Don’t Get the Message on Religious Bigotry
    25. Religious bigotry and discrimination rampant at NBC Universal.de
    26. Cheatsheet, Cover the Truth About Leah Remini’s Religious Discrimination
    27. The Federalist: Your article is anti-religious and bigoted
    28. What Is It That Bigots Hate? That You Communicate.
    29. Bigotry of Hemant Mehta’s at Patheos.com
    30. A&E–Profiting Off Religious Hate Campaign
    31. Disney should look into A&E Networks’ Leah Remini Aftermath
    32. Tampa Bay Times Harboring Bigotry and Discrimination
    33. Michael Rubin, IPC’s Funding of Religious Hate Is an Injustice
    34. Applebee’s—No More Support for Religious Bigotry
    35. Twenty Minutes From Hate
    36. Stop Hate—Don’t Discriminate
    37. Stop Religious Hate Before It’s Too Late
    38. What I’ve Learned About Bigotry as an Arab-American Scientologist
    39. Haters Gonna Hate
    40. An Inside Look at Fighting Televised Bigotry
    End quote

    To understand Scientology you can look at the ideas from Scientology founder Ron Hubbard

    "’Psychiatry’ and ‘psychiatrist’ are easily redefined to mean ‘an anti-social enemy of the people‘. This takes the kill crazy psychiatrist off the preferred list of professions...The redefinition of words is done by associating different emotions and symbols with the word than were intended...Scientologists are redefining ‘doctor‘, ‘Psychiatry’ and ‘psychology’ to mean ‘undesirable antisocial elements‘...The way to redefine a word is to get the new definition repeated as often as possible. Thus it is necessary to redefine medicine, psychiatry and psychology downward and define Dianetics and Scientology upwards. This, so far as words are concerned, is the public opinion battle for belief in your definitions, and not those of the opposition. A consistent, repeated effort is the key to any success with this technique of propaganda."
    - Ron Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, 5 October 1971, PR Series 12, "Propaganda by Redefinition of Words"

    "THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN CONTROL PEOPLE IS TO LIE TO THEM. You can write that down in your book in great big letters. The only way you can control anybody is to lie to them."
    - Ron Hubbard, "Off the Time Track," lecture of June 1952, excerpted in JOURNAL OF SCIENTOLOGY issue 18-G, reprinted in TECHNICAL VOLUMES OF DIANETICS & SCIENTOLOGY, vol. 1, p. 418

    Hubbard wrote: "The way to redefine a word is to get the new definition repeated as often as possible."

    That is why STAND keeps using the terms "bigot" , "bigotry" , "hate" , and "Hater." They want people to know that Scientology critics ARE bigots who hate. It is irrelevant that this is not true. They want people to believe it is true to control people by lying to them.


    Hubbard had long considered changing DEFINITIONS and changing CERTAINTIES as the way to influence people.

    SHSBC-402 Saint Hill Special Briefing Course lectures tape number 402

    Of course, we go on a tradition "if you learn anything about man that will help him,
    you help him with it." ...

    "If you learn anything about man that you can manipulate him

    You're going to manipulate men,

    you've got to change their definitions

    and change their goals

    and enslave them and do this and do that. "

    SHSBC-447 Saint Hill Special Briefing Course lectures tape number 447

    "Now, brainwashing simply is the trick of mixing up certainties.

    All you have to do if you want to know and develop the entire field

    of brainwashing as developed by Pavlov,

    is simply to make somebody ..... into a confused or hypnotic state in which he can believe anything."


    Hubbard described this in the gamesmaker lecture from the Philadelphia Doctorate Course lectures in 1952, the 39th lecture

    "Now here’s a process that has to do with the making of games, and all this process adds up to, is you just address to those factors which I just gave you, oh, run and change postulates and any creative process that you can think of and shift postulates around, you get a whole process."

    POSTULATES in Scientology include, decisions, goals and purposes.


    Hubbard encouraged controlling people by redefining terms, using repetition of the new meanings and associations.

    He also encouraged NEVER addressing criticism of Scientology but instead attacking the critic ALWAYS.


    HCO PL 15 Aug 1960, "Department of Governmental Affairs"

    "In the face of danger from government or courts, there are only two errors one can make: (a) do nothing and (b) defend. The right things to do with any threat are to (1) find out if we want to play the offered game or not (2) if not, to derail the offered game with a feint or attack upon the most vulnerable point which can be disclosed in the enemy ranks (3) make enough threat or clamor to cause the enemy to quail (4) don't try to get any money out of it (5) make every attack by us also sell Scientology and (6) win. If attacked on some vulnerable point by anyone or anything or any organization, always find or manufacture enough threat against them to cause them to sue for peace. Peace is bought with an exchange of advantage, so make the advantage and then settle. Don't ever defend. Always attack. Don't ever do nothing. Unexpected attacks in the rear of the enemy's front ranks work best.
    ...
    The goal of the department is to bring the government and hostile philosophies or societies into a state of complete compliance with the goals of Scientology. This is done by high-level ability to control and in its absence by low-level ability to overwhelm. Introvert such agencies. Control such agencies. Scientology is the only game on Earth where everybody wins. "

    To put a fine point on this here is an excerpt from a comment by Vistaril (a pseudonym which is the name of a psychiatric drug found in Ron Hubbard during his autopsy despise his alleged objections to psychiatric drugs), a commenter at The Underground Bunker:


    " Of all the words used to describe Scientology, perhaps the one which Scientologists rail against most is "brainwashing". But look how the term is defined in L Ron Hubbard's Administrative Dictionary . . .

    BRAINWASHING, 1. brainwashing is a very simple mechanism. One gets a person to agree that something might be a certain way and then drives him by introverting him and through self-criticism to the possibility that it is that way. Only then does a man believe that the erroneous fact was a truth . . .
    . . . now, contrast and compare L Ron Hubbard's "Shattering Supression" Tech™. One will find it is littered with instructions on how to introvert people and organizations. A stark example can be found in L Ron Hubbard's HCO Policy Letter of 15 August 1960 Dept. Of Government Affairs . . .
    . . . The goal of the Department is to bring the government and hostile philosophies or societies into a state of complete compliance with the goals of Scientology. This is done by high level ability to control and in its absence by low level ability to overwhelm. Introvert such agencies. Control such agencies. Scientology is the only game on Earth where everybody wins. There is no overt in bringing good order . . .
    . . . that HCOPL is compulsory reading for all Scientologists involved in Scientology's public relations and "special affairs". Yet how many Scientologists reading it realise that what L Ron Hubbard is telling them to do is to apply what he also defines as "brainwashing"? Not only that, L Ron Hubbard tells his Scientologists that applying such practices against people and organizations, regardless of the effects on individuals and their families, is not a sin (overt). Watta guy. Note also, that the general practice of Scientology is all about control and overwhelming a person and getting them so introverted they come to believe material which is demonstrably false - from the existence of Engrams right through to Xenu." End quote

    Quotes from Ron Hubbard on the Confusion Technique:
     
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  2. RogerB

    RogerB Crusader

    For you guys who'd like to beat up on the cult :p


    As someone who answered questions about Tom Cruise (actor) before, can you help with this question?
    Anonymous

    How does scientology get away with basically enslaving people for the higher ups such as Tom Cruise?
    Write Answer
    Can't answer this question? Pass on this question.
     
  3. PirateAndBum

    PirateAndBum Gold Meritorious Patron

    I don't know why STAND are so obsessed with Hubbard's big gut, get over it why dontcha.
     
  4. mockingbird

    mockingbird Silver Meritorious Patron

    I was about to check my post to see if autocorrect changed something I wrote to a synonym for a "big gut" when I realized "big gut" is "bigot." WTF
     
  5. Dotey OT

    Dotey OT Cyclops Duck of the North - BEWARE

    Hey, sometimes after winter I have a big gut. Is that bad?

    But all joking aside, the camouflage of accusing of bigotry, or whatever, those who find legitimate fault with something is seemingly becoming more effective when targeted at the general masses of the uninitiated, don't you think? At least stand league is obviously riding that hobbyhorse.

    Interesting that the use of that would be something that would be frowned upon in general as an activity within the cherch. It seems to violate several points: speaking in generalities; not taking personal responsibility.

    But since the targeted audience seems to be eager to hear what seems to be the truth related to someone that has done another wrong, such as in the "Me Too" movement, this will be the dish that's served to cloak what the accusers say, methinks.
     
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