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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
> comp.org.eff.talk 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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