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Mark Bunker nears completion of Knowledge Report: the fraud and abuse that hides behind Scientology.Posted: April 26, 2014 in Blogs, Breaking, Media, Video
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Emmy-winning journalist Mark Bunker has been in radio, television and dramatic productions for years. Beginning in 1997, he began using his skills to bring attention to the abuses and lawless behind the scenes behavior of the cult of Scientology. His web site, XENU TV is an excellent source of information on Scientology. Mark says of his work…
I was introduced to Scientology back in the 1980’s by “60 Minutes.” They did two terrific reports, in 1980 and 1985, which showed the impact this organization had on the small town of Clearwater, Florida. It was a very chilling story which showed a sleepy beach community, made up primarily of retirees, being invaded and occupied by a paramilitary organization disguised as a church.
Those are harsh words but when you look at the actions Scientology took upon entering Clearwater, they are accurate. Scientology files uncovered in FBI raids in Los Angeles and Washington provided a detailed look at the covert operations Scientology ran to target their enemies and destroy them, including attacks on the mayor of the city, Gabe Cazares.
This was a fascinating story. How could a religion setup a mayor with a phony hit-and run accident? How could a religion setup journalist Paulette Cooper in a phony UN bomb threat which cost her her job, her friends and almost her freedom? Luckily the FBI raids happened before she was to stand trial and the whole sordid Scientology plan called “Operation Freakout” was uncovered and exposed.
What kind of religion behaved this way? The answer was a phony religion created by a science fiction writer to enrich his own coffers. “MAKE MONEY. MAKE MORE MONEY. MAKE OTHER PEOPLE PRODUCE SO AS TO MAKE MORE MONEY,” were the exact words in Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, 9 March 1972, MS OEC 384
But his interest in Scientology didn’t stop with merely finding out about the one of the strange cults that appeared on the news magazine shows of the 70’s and 80’s. His life would change dramatically in 1998.
in 1998 when I moved into a home in the Loz Feliz hills in Los Angeles which had been rented before me by a Scientologist. She apparently split without giving Scientology a forwarding address because I kept getting Scientology magazines delivered to my door.
In reading the magazines, I was struck by just how much gibberish was involved in even an ad for a strange device called an e-meter. Engrams? Enturbulate? Wog World? Thetan? What the hell are these people talking about? And why are they wearing navy uniforms?
By then I had been living in L.A. for over a decade and had passed the Scientology properties without giving them much thought. However, where once my interest in the subject was piqued by a TV broadcast and would fade when the reports died down, now there was a miraculous thing called the internet.
I started doing research and was stunned by what I uncovered. Court documents, confessions from former members and info on the super secret upper levels of Scientology which were said by Hubbard to kill you through pneumonia if you weren’t properly prepared before being exposed to them.
I took the chance and you know what? I survived. I learned all about the evil intergalactic overlord named Xenu. He stuffed us into volcanoes 75 million years ago and blew us all up with hydrogen bombs far more powerful then those we have today.
Which brings us to “Knowledge Report, the movie.” This will be Mark’s first feature film. Production is nearly finished and the film should be a terrific exposé on the inner workings of the Church of Scientology. Stay tuned to his YouTube channel for updates or follow him on Twitter and don’t miss a screening in a theater near you when it is released.
An interesting discussion by Jim Lippard, founder of the Phoenix Skeptics in 1985, and co-founder of the Phoenix Area Skeptics Society in 2011. He’s written articles and book chapters on skeptical topics, including two articles in Skeptic magazine on Scientology, “Scientology vs. the Internet” in 1995 (co-authored with Jeff Jacobsen) and “The Decline (and Probable Fall) of the Scientology Empire” in 2012.
Jim Lippard spoke on the history of the Church of Scientology, how it has collided with the Internet and lost control of its secrets and its membership, and is now seeing an accelerating decline as its top members leave for new alternatives.
This video of protestors in front of a Scientology church were met with a rather creative scheme to discourage their presence … a load of manure was dumped inside their protest zone. The sound of irony is just deafening!!
Right away you know something is terribly wrong when the words “Scientology” and “free of charge” are in the same web site. But in all fairness, perhaps we should take a closer look … because like the video says, “THERE ARE REASONS BEHIND EVERY SITUATION.” WHAT? Yes, he really did say that. But I digress … on to Investigating the INVESTIGATIONS.
“Investigations” is a Free Online Course you can begin right away. It is our service to you, free of charge.
Many people go through life in a rather hit-or-miss fashion, casting about for ideas to explain why their projects improve or decline, why they are successful or why they are not. Guessing and “hunches,” however, are not very reliable. And without the knowledge of how to actually investigate situations, good or bad, and get the true facts, a person is set adrift in a sea of unevaluated data.
Gee … I would think at this point that maybe College or a seminar might help overcome some of those “hunches.” People don’t just get launched out into the world without any investigative skills … oh wait, those are exactly the people Scientology is looking for. As Jon Atack said in The Total Freedom Trap: Scientology, Dianetics And L. Ron Hubbard, “Most people come to Scientology when their lives are in crisis. Scientology uses manipulative recruiting techniques to heighten vulnerability, and falsely promises a solution for almost any problem. From the beginning, the new recruit is subjected to techniques which induce euphoria. The desire for this euphoric state can be ikened to a drug addiction, often rendering members all but incapable of critical thinking with regard to Scientology.” Good point Jon.
Accurate investigation is, in fact, a rare commodity. Man’s tendency in matters he doesn’t understand is to accept the first proffered explanation, no matter how faulty. Thus investigatory technology had not actually been practiced or refined. However, L. Ron Hubbard made a breakthrough in the subject of logic and reasoning which led to his development of the first truly effective way to search for and consistently find the actual causes for things.
So L. Ron figured out how to find actual causes for things. That’s curious. All along I thought it was folks like Einstein, Freud, Aristotle, Leonardo Da Vinci, Nikola Tesla, Sir Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking … just to name a few. And Mr. Hubbard wants us to believe he’s up there with this prestigious list of folks? I don’t think so.
Knowing how to investigate gives one the power to navigate through the random facts and opinions and emerge with the real reasons behind success or failure in any aspect of life. By really finding out why things are the way they are, one is therefore able to remedy and improve a situation—any situation. This is an invaluable technology for people in all walks of life.
O.K., so here’s a question for all you aspiring Non-OT Scientologists out there (yes.. YOU, the 90% who haven’t even advanced beyond OT1). When was the last time any of your friends up through the OT8 category demonstrated their “Super Powers.” Come on — don’t mess with me, you know what I’m talking about. And it’s not related to this bogus “navigations” line of bull. Seriously – the hype about moving through the advanced levels of technology are about as bogus as clicking on the next “please select a deal” button for Publishers Clearing House online contests. The last time I checked, the odds on winning the current PCH contest was about 1 in 1.8 billion — playing the lottery is probably the better pick. But if you’re into throwing away wads of money, but all means move to the front of the line.
It has been estimated that the cost of achieving total freedom for the whole bridge to OT9 readiness is estimated at $365,000 – $380,000 (latest estimate in 2006 dollars – courtesy of Operation Clambake.) For that investment you get the unique power to change traffic lights at will … or something. Although the faithful will never admit it to an outsider, they secretly believe there are unique super powers bestowed on the upper level Operating Thetan – powers that make it “possible for one “thetan” to read another thetan’s “mental image pictures.” Hubbard encouraged even more strenuous beliefs for the final OT level — OT VIII — which was claimed to make the recipient “at cause over physical matter, energy, space and time.” (Jon Atack).
Well, I’m out of time and patience to continue today’s study of Investigations. If, by now, you’re not convinced otherwise, then go ahead and take the stupid free online course. But remember, you were warned in advance … once they’ve got your phone number and email address, YOU ARE SCREWED!!
You can always depend on Scientology … their special brand of psychosis will only allow them to react in ONE way – ATTACK!
The July 2008 protest in Los Angeles provided some weirdness on the part of the local Scientologist business owners. The portion of their brains which used to contain the “this is a free country” molecule has been completely deactivated …