Hello , I am an ex Scientologist , this blog is primarily about that but I may address other topics as the mood hits me to . I was in Scientology for 25 years and spent about 10,000 hours using the indoctrination and thought reform method "study tech " . I also spent time on staff and met hundreds of Scientologists and did hundreds of the cult practices . Many were the "ethics cycles and OW writeups " that really are an attempt to suppress or remove a person's identity and replace it with a mental pseudo clone of Ron Hubbard . To make a fanatical slave for the cult .

I looked outside the cult for answers in about January 2014 and left the cult in about March of 2014 . While in about 99% of members have no idea of the truth .

We are told we are in a mental therapy or spiritual enhancement or religion or science for helping people unlock potential . Or any of several other fronts that all pretend kind and humanitarian goals .

The truth is Scientology is a terrorist mind control cult and this blog is my attempt to understand and expose that . And try to state as clearly as possible the tools that I have found helpful in dealing with this .

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Unbreakable Miss Lovely - A Phenomenal And Outstanding Book


I read Tony Ortega's fabulous first book on Scientology last night and found it to be absolutely superb . As his first book it is premature to call it a magnum opus , but compared to many other books on the subject it could be called that .

Now, truth be told I am quite biased as Tony Ortega has with his superb blog the Underground Bunker helped me tremendously to find the truth about Scientology and the Liar Ron Hubbard and his editor for the book Jon Atack has personally put a long and patient effort into helping me personally recover .

But , even keeping that in mind I hope my message about this book is still valid and will be helpful for others.

I have read several books on Scientology - Going Clear , Beyond Belief , Queer and Pleasant Danger , Bare-Faced Messiah , A Piece of Blue Sky and several others .

Bare-Faced Messiah and A Piece of Blue Sky are vital for ex Scientologists and Scientologists to learn the truth about Ron Hubbard and his organization .
Queer and Pleasant danger gives the story and perspective of one unique person and is a personal experience with many elements and Scientology is one - but if you know little about Scientology it may leave you with more questions than answers .

Beyond Belief is a heartbreaking story of how children are exploited and enslaved in mind and body in Scientology and is a very important part of the reality of this group .

Going Clear barely scratches the surface on many issues and after a never in read it and told me she was filled with outrage - I was shocked and said "That is not 1% of the crimes and abuses !". It is a beginning and left so much more to be said .

Then there is this book that is outstanding in several ways . Tony Ortega writes in a very straightforward style that is great for Ex Scientologists and Scientologists as frankly the cult experience severely impairs the ability to think clearly and use linear thought in the cult's victims . This varies but is quite often present to some degree and so any book for them - especially when they are early in recovery or have made no recovery efforts - has to be easy to follow . This is worsened by the fact that these people often have such hatred for Hubbard and his technology when they leave Scientology that they will NEVER use a dictionary after spending hundreds and hundreds of hours in extreme anxiety searching for words to "clear" as part of indoctrination , with a terror of getting a flunk on a spot check and being sent back to the beginning of a course . Tony certainly has a well developed vocabulary but does not bludgeon his audience with obscure or complex terms to lose them .

The story of Paulette Cooper is truly a great one and is one that is interesting , compelling , intertwines with Operation Snow White and OSA ( then the GO ) and Hubbard himself . It is short enough to face for a never in and not lose track of but certainly long enough to give a very clear sense of how Scientology treats its critics and what to expect from the cult . Scientology's "pranks" are felonies and worse .

And from personal experience I can confirm they DO try to drive people to insanity or suicide - they did it to me !

I feel this book is a perfect first book for a never in to read and will make sense to them , but not skimp on letting them know how utterly evil and depraved Hubbard and the organization that mirrors his sick mind truly is . Tony did a great job of making sure to not get bogged down in Scientologese or the bizarre and shifting , contradictory practices and thirty five million reported words of doctrine Hubbard created .

Frankly , that is best taken on for in depth deconstruction for academics or to assist in recovery . It becomes mainly an exercise in confusion and comedy if only studied to a slight degree by never ins . A never in can pursue it , but it would take much more effort and attention than one book can hope to offer .

Paulette Cooper comes across as doing very believable  things in an unreal  situation that seems to never end . Her childhood has difficulties that make your heart go out to her and  make you realize she in no way deserved the hate filled and underhanded attacks the cult pounded her with relentlessly for decades . It is perfectly clear - this is not a "It takes two to tangle " situation  . It is more like "it takes a psychotic organization to commit these kinds of crimes , and keep committing them ".

Fighting Scientology , and surviving all of their disgusting , inhuman ,  and vulgarly criminal acts shows that Paulette Cooper is truly a hero and inspiring as a human being .

Telling her story and helping to make it perfectly clear who she is and was , who Ron Hubbard was and what his organization was and still is - and even more importantly to do the impossible balancing act of informing both the Scientology audience and the never in who has never read anything else about Scientology is what makes this book stand head and shoulders above the rest .

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