What Really Goes on Behind the Scenes

AnonyMary

Formerly Fooled - Finally Free
:wave: John, great write up. I do hope you've submitted it to the Aussie inquiry, as it is very important for them to read.

Best wishes and thanks,
Mary McConnell
 
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JBTrendy

Patron with Honors
Int base Chief MAA report

I posted this at OCMB. I'm posting it here for your consideration as well.

I was an MAA at the Int base, including Chief MAA for several years between 1990-2000. I was also the De-PTSer for the entire base for a couple of those years in Qual Gold. I was fully hatted as an MAA and an Ethics Specialist. I was trained to do metered Ethics interviews, Ethics E-Meter Checks, Rollbacks, Sec Checks and PTS Interviews. My Full Hat even required me to study the Brainwashing manual written by LRH as well as sections of Sun Tsu’s Art of War. Also required to study and put into effect the IG MAA program written by Gary Conley and approved by LRH, including LRH notes and signiture in handwriting on the program original copies. I was a member of the Int Base Perimiter Council for several years and so am fully aware and participated in what goes on behind the scenes while all others feel that they are just going on with their own business or attempting to produce and comply.

While most Scientologists are focused on doing their courses or going in session to move up The Bridge, or a staff member or SO member on doing their jobs, there is a whole framework built into the system, which is behind the scenes and meant to be the eye and enforcer for Ron (when he was alive) and of course now for David Miscavige.

As a Scientologist, you are expected to follow the “straight and narrow” path that is The Bridge. There is no half-in or half-out of Scientology. You are on board or you’re not. Period. That’s KSW. Even Tom Cruise would agree with me on that.

Who keeps an eye on you to make sure you’re in line? The Ethics Officer/MAA - as well as every other Scientologist who has read the policies and HCOB’s on Knowledge Reports and Session KRs.

Each one of you who ever took a course or got auditing in a Church of Scientology has a file, or more than one file with your name on it. These files contain your personal information, in writing. Everything you’ve admitted to doing, either in session, or from your O/W write-ups, or Knowledge Reports are kept in your files.

Any Scientologist knows too, that if they observe another Scientologist doing something that violates policy, or is “out-Tech,” or a crime, is to write a Knowledge Report to Ethics on that person, or one is compounding the crime and can be charged with the same penalties as the perpetrator. Every Scientologist has essentially signed up to be eyes and ears; watchers for Ron, DM and the organization. Things to be reported even go so far as to a person’s “indicators” or statements, “Black PR” or “Natter.”

At the Int Base, we held a meeting every week called Perimiter Council (PC), which consisted of all the base MAA’s, I&R’s, HAS’s, Supercargo’s, Port Captain’s, and Security personnel. With a name like Perimiter Council, you would think that this was a meeting to go over how to protect the perimiter of the base from intruders or something. Not so. It’s set up to protect the perimiter from BLOWS and to ensure that no information that could be out-PR or out-security get’s past the gates.

The council has a list of every base member who is deemed to be a “situation” including people who are “BI’s” (have bad indicators). Every staff member who had a PTS situation or who had been in an accident, or who got sick, or who is making a lot of mistakes, or whoever created a “flap” or “Hill 10” is on that list. Even people who are in “grief” are on that list. And the list is taken up every week. The MAA’s and handlers report on the program steps of each person (i.e. Ethics Conditions, O/W’s, PTS handling, Sec Checking, etc.) and where they stand, until they are deemed “handled” and taken off the list. At one point the list had nearly 400 people on it. No joke.

The Perimiter Council minutes were reported up to RTC every week so that David Miscavige, Marty Rathbun, Greg Wilhere, IG MAA and other pertinient RTC members could be informed on where everyone on the list stood.

By the way, this is NOT OSA. In other words, this is the Int Base internal and external “OSA” so to speak. OSA is set up as a whole other unit in Scientology at a lower level, but operates on the same framework and policies in addition to OSA policies. We at the Int Base reported down to OSA on external or internal situations that they would need to be informed of. The Port Captain and Security Gold worked hand-in-hand with OSA when it came to external SP’s or people who had blown. Mike Rinder as the head of OSA for years is well aware of these operations.

You may have heard it said that there is no “Hidden Data Line” in Scientology. This is false. There are binders and binders of LRH “advices” at the base in the PDO library as well as Ethics Addvices, which are kept in the Base Dept. 3 areas in HCO. For example, the IG MAA program I mentioned earlier which was put together by the first IG MAA, Gary Conley, is kept in the base HCO areas. When Gary was writing this program back around 1982, he was submitting the program directly (no vias) to LRH for advice and approval. There are LRH handwritten notes on it as well has his final approval signature. This program introduced the weekly Ethics E-Meter Check for all base staff and was and is the main tool used to use enforcers (MAA’s and EO’s) to keep an eye on all staff and force them into production, and to discover those staff who are thinking about blowing before it happens. Also used to weed out “dead wood,” Hill 10 makers, overt-product makers and non-producers (PTSes and SP’s) and get them sorted out or off the lines. The IG MAA program has been exported to all Ethics Officers around the world on a number of occasions titled “Your Org’s Ethics Program” and is in use today. LRH approved.

People at the base who blow are recovered by a team sent out on a “Blow Drill” which is in place, and ready to go at all times. The IG MAA program, by use of several mandatory daily musters, require all units to account for the presence of all staff members. Anyone unaccounted for is rounded up and if missing, the drill is on. The main booth at Gold is informed and sends out a text message to all staff on the drill to report to their stations or duties. Some staff are assigned to the train station, the bus station, the airport, the local Wal Mart, the berthing areas, even as far as the blowee’s relative’s or close friend’s houses. OSA comes in handy in that regard.

Even I and Jon Stumbke around 1995 were sent out to Sacramento to recover Rick Cruzen who had blown to his parent’s house. We had to spy on their house for a couple days, until we confirmed that he showed up there. Later, I even had to escort Rick Cruzen on his personal family trip to Sacramento, and stay in his parent’s home, to keep an eye on him to make sure he didn’t blow. We lied to his family by telling them that I was a Golden Era Musician who came along to travel with Rick because we had an event to do in Portland. I could tell that Rick’s family still thought it was really odd that I was there, but, they seemed to go along with it.

Around the same time, I was put on an RTC mission called the Int Data Base Mission where we went through every staff member’s Personnel, Ethics and PC Folders to input data following a checklist provided by RTC. Jesse Radstrom in RTC at that time was the Mission Ops, Thersa Laner and Hiro Kimoto the Mission I/C and 2nd. I was an inputter assigned to all of Exec Strata staff and several divisions of Gold, including HCO Gold and PDO. The checklist data input into a computer data base included all and any crimes or suppressive acts, the person’s sexual history as well as any sexual deviance as found in Life History write-ups, session KR’s or O/W’s. All of the person’s external contact information, i.e. family, close friends and all of the addresses and phone numbers where that info was available. We even went through all PC folders of all staff and entrered pertinent data into the computer data base.

When this mission was completed, we had a full computerized data base of all kinds of incriminating or embarrassing information on all base staff. By the press of a few keys, David Miscavige, and all HCO’s on the base could pull up your name and have an “overview” of your personal and private information. Including who your connections were. Your “external influences.”

All MAA’s and I&R’s on the base used this data base regularly to keep tabs on people. The Ethics Admin in each HCO was responsible for updating the data base with reports that came in to HCO.

This data base was tied into the INCOMM mainframe and was supposed to be exported out to all org’s HCO’s. If it hasn’t been done yet, the framework is there for that to be implemented.

Both Marty Rathbun and Mike Rinder are well aware of this data base, its purpose and contents.

When someone blew, we were able to use the data base to instantly pull up the person’s connections and where they may have run to.

Another useful tool of the data base that we would use was to draw up “external influences” charts. For example, in the “connections” section of your data base profile it lists all of your connections, and the data base cross-references other people who are also connected to the same person. Staff member Joe Schlogs has Emily Entheta listed as a close friend. Emily Entheta is also connected to base staff member John Jones, and so on. We would literally take large pieces of paper and draw out these trees to see how all of these conenctions flowed together. It was very usedful in determining where “enemy lines” were coming from, or where Black PR to base staff was possibly generating from.

Scientology is essentially a spy and mind-control network set up to extract the most money it can from it’s members as well as to enforce the maximum amount of production out of each individual, at minimal or no cost to the organization. It’s as simple as that.

The Scientology philosophy or “Tech” is the mouse wheel set up to keep you running in place while all of this other work is going on around you. Ethics keeps you running and keeps you from leaving the wheel. If you believe that running on that wheel is going to get you to achieve these miraculous upper states of OT and ability, that’s totally up to you.

Just realize that every private and personal thing you can think of in your life will be gotten out of you, kept in a file and used to control you. Even your hand-written O/W write ups and your Liability Formulas with that description of your crimes or suppressive acts - and all of those signatures! Possibily even put into a computer data base. And, as a Scientologist, there are files being kept on you that more than one person has acccess to. All other Scientologists are required to keep an eye out and report on you, if you step out of line or fall off the path.

My question for the Independent Scientologist is, who will be the Keeper of the Files on you? Can you trust those people who organized, implemented and ran this system on you and other members for years? I applaud those who have left the Co$ and want to take down Miscavige for his crimes, but, realize that you have been warned.

Sincerely,
John Peeler

Thanks John for these infos.

I had to face security procedures at PAC base in 1999 and on other occasions and places of my SO and Scientology adventures and sure felt the pressure of this mind controlling system but I was on PR lines and had no access to HCO secret tech.

Very impressive for sure. Did you like this job?

Glad I wasn't qualed for this kind of shit.

ALL2U :duh::duh::duh:
 

I told you I was trouble

Suspended animation
Originally posted by bts2free


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Scientology is essentially a spy and mind-control network set up to extract the most money it can from it’s members as well as to enforce the maximum amount of production out of each individual, at minimal or no cost to the organization. It’s as simple as that.

:yes:

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My question for the Independent Scientologist is, who will be the Keeper of the Files on you? Can you trust those people who organized, implemented and ran this system on you and other members for years? I applaud those who have left the Co$ and want to take down Miscavige for his crimes, but, realize that you have been warned.


It really is a very simple question ... any takers from the independents?

:ohmy:
 

Human Again

Silver Meritorious Patron
At the Int Base, we held a meeting every week called Perimiter Council (PC), which consisted of all the base MAA’s, I&R’s, HAS’s, Supercargo’s, Port Captain’s, and Security personnel. With a name like Perimiter Council, you would think that this was a meeting to go over how to protect the perimiter of the base from intruders or something. Not so. It’s set up to protect the perimiter from BLOWS and to ensure that no information that could be out-PR or out-security get’s past the gates.

The council has a list of every base member who is deemed to be a “situation” including people who are “BI’s” (have bad indicators). Every staff member who had a PTS situation or who had been in an accident, or who got sick, or who is making a lot of mistakes, or whoever created a “flap” or “Hill 10” is on that list. Even people who are in “grief” are on that list. And the list is taken up every week. The MAA’s and handlers report on the program steps of each person (i.e. Ethics Conditions, O/W’s, PTS handling, Sec Checking, etc.) and where they stand, until they are deemed “handled” and taken off the list. At one point the list had nearly 400 people on it. No joke.

The Perimiter Council minutes were reported up to RTC every week so that David Miscavige, Marty Rathbun, Greg Wilhere, IG MAA and other pertinient RTC members could be informed on where everyone on the list stood.

By the way, this is NOT OSA. In other words, this is the Int Base internal and external “OSA” so to speak. OSA is set up as a whole other unit in Scientology at a lower level, but operates on the same framework and policies in addition to OSA policies. We at the Int Base reported down to OSA on external or internal situations that they would need to be informed of. The Port Captain and Security Gold worked hand-in-hand with OSA when it came to external SP’s or people who had blown. Mike Rinder as the head of OSA for years is well aware of these operations.

Sincerely,
John Peeler
Thank you John, for such illuminating knowledge.

It's like the spanish Armarda being invisable to the Americans. We saw what we expected to see, committment, purpose, a need so vital (to clear the planet) that no competition could be entertained. While before us was a money making vehicle and it's defences.


Can you tell me what year(s) the Council began?
Was a similar council operating at PAC?

Natascha
 

Dulloldfart

Squirrel Extraordinaire
It really is a very simple question ... any takers from the independents?

I'll talk for myself only. My main formal "tech" methodology is PaulsRobot. I recommend that the pc take notes of the session, but the suggested method is to open another computer window at the same time with Notepad (say) open in it and take the notes on one's own computer like that. At no time does the user enter personal information into my system (beyond the standard browser info any website gets), unless intentionally filling out and submitting an after-session report form.

I don't have any data files on anyone, apart from myself. :).

Session notes on others? Yes, I have some. But no vast details of O/Ws committed. The area, yes, but all the details, no, deliberately omitted as there is no real need for the details to be recorded.

Paul
 

I told you I was trouble

Suspended animation
I'll talk for myself only. My main formal "tech" methodology is PaulsRobot. I recommend that the pc take notes of the session, but the suggested method is to open another computer window at the same time with Notepad (say) open in it and take the notes on one's own computer like that. At no time does the user enter personal information into my system (beyond the standard browser info any website gets), unless intentionally filling out and submitting an after-session report form.

I don't have any data files on anyone, apart from myself. :).

Session notes on others? Yes, I have some. But no vast details of O/Ws committed. The area, yes, but all the details, no.

Paul


I wouldn't have expected anything less ... from you Paul.

:)
 

RogerB

Crusader
:yes:




It really is a very simple question ... any takers from the independents?

:ohmy:

I actually give the session records to my client after session . . . but then, the only notes taken down are those needed to maintain awareness on where we are on any R/Ds in session and of info to guide what further processing action might be needed to follow.

My view is that we processors are in the "forgiveness and freedom business" . . . not in the "control or police business."

R
 

I told you I was trouble

Suspended animation
I actually give the session records to my client after session . . . but then, the only notes taken down are those needed to maintain awareness on where we are on any R/Ds in session and of info to guide what further processing action might be needed to follow.

My view is that we processors are in the "forgiveness and freedom business" . . . not in the "control or police business."

R

I wouldn't have expected anything less of you either Roger.

:p
 

Carmel

Crusader
I posted this at OCMB. I'm posting it here for your consideration as well.
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Thanks for the info John, and good to hear that this info will be included in what you're sending to the inquiry in Oz. :thumbsup:

My question for the Independent Scientologist is, who will be the Keeper of the Files on you? Can you trust those people who organized, implemented and ran this system on you and other members for years?
I hope that all those who have faith in Marty's 'leadership', ask themselves this question.
 

rhill

Patron with Honors
People at the base who blow are recovered by a team sent out on a “Blow Drill” which is in place, and ready to go at all times..

So far, I've seen "blow drill" in Marc Headley's book and John Lindstein v. DM, CSI et al. The way I see it is the more accounts we have on <i>any</i> particular topic, the less successfully the CoS can weasel its way out. Thank you very much for this account -- to keep for easy retrieval for references.

Both Marty Rathbun and Mike Rinder are well aware of this data base, its purpose and contents.

When someone blew, we were able to use the data base to instantly pull up the person’s connections and where they may have run to.

Is LRH in this database as well? (just kidding)

Is David Miscavige in this database as well? (food for thought for any good-standing members)

Are Marty Rathbun and Mike Rinder in this database as well? (I suppose yes)
 

bts2free

Patron with Honors
Is this only done at the Int Base or is this true for all other operations? If it's true for the field, do the investigators in Italy know about this type of database in addition to all the folders?

Good question. I do know that the data base was supposed to be exported down the chain to all orgs. I know that it was exported down and included all of the units in the HGB, but I don't know how far down it went from there.
 

bts2free

Patron with Honors
Are Marty Rathbun and Mike Rinder in this database as well? (I suppose yes)

I don't know about what RTC did with their own staff in regards to the data base. I'm sure everyone under DM and down was put in there. I didn't have access to RTC staff info in the data base. I only had clearance for CMO Int and down. I HIGHLY doubt anyone was assigned to DM's information for input. He would never allow that.
 

Arthur Dent

Silver Meritorious Patron
Thanks, John. Your write-up brings it all into perspective with this;
"Scientology is essentially a spy and mind-control network set up to extract the most money it can from it’s members as well as to enforce the maximum amount of production out of each individual, at minimal or no cost to the organization. It’s as simple as that."

Ditto!

Thanks for your post, John. Incredibly informative. I always wondered about Flag and all the running around behind closed doors there in HCO, the BI's list, how public are monitored, etc. Creepy stuff. Very creepy. The above really does sum it up and in most definitely Inquiry-worthy!
 
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