Re: Scientology

From: Dace (
Date: Tue Jan 22 2002 - 17:58:44 GMT

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    > >I notice you began your public opposition to Scientology in 1995.
    > >I'm just curious as to how it got started.
    > Easy. I have been a human rights advocate for decades. Was
    > deeply involved in the defeat of the repressive Moon Treaty,
    > I had been interested in cults for a long time as an outgrowth of
    > memetics but not scientology specifically. Early 1995 I was reading
    > and found this message about a news group being
    > destroyed. This had an effect on free speech people--dozens of
    > them--somewhat akin to news of burning down to newspaper.

    I guess what I'm trying to get at is what you did to make them so hostile
    towards you. Not every critic of Scientology has earned their wrath. You
    seem to have been singled out, and as a result you've become something of a
    symbol of the anti-Scientology movement. So, how did this come about? Was
    it just peaceful picketing? Was it your articulate critique? One
    possibility is that your public stand in favor of kidnapping and forcible
    "deprogramming" combined with your habit of hanging around their compounds
    and following them around set off a fight-or-flight response. They reacted
    to you in exactly the same way a pre-historic tribe would have reacted to
    the sudden appearance of a tiger in their midst: One of us is going to be
    snatched away, so run for your life! Fear is often the underlying emotion
    of anger, so that might explain their rage toward you. Did your actions
    ever cross the line from peaceful protest to something a little more
    militant? Perhaps, in your anger towards Scientology, you got a little
    overly aggressive, and this might explain why they singled you out for
    persecution. If you take the attitude that you're at war with them, as
    illustrated by your repeated reference to the "Hemet front," then war is
    what you're going to get.


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