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 .

Sunday, August 23, 2015

There Is No Irony In Scientology

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There is no irony in Scientology - not one bit ever. Ron Hubbard as a malignant narcissist was driven to pathologically lie constantly. He like many sociopaths was driven to constantly project and tell lies one hundred and eighty degrees from the truth . Meaning exact opposites. For example claiming godlike infallibility and superiority when in truth he simultaneously knew he was worthless, cowardly and utterly immoral but denying this and trying to wish a facade of his hyper competence and un-equalled wisdom into reality.
His fractured mind constantly engaged in doublethink. Fooling himself but hiding the evidence of his fraud from others at the exact same time. Knowing Scientology produces no benefit and having measures to hide this and conventional espionage agents while justifying his acts by pretending to be better than all others.
He displayed thinking , emotions and behavior that were entirely consistent with his personality disorder and the mindset of a cult founder. Once you factor in the subjects he plagiarized from and the influence he held over his victims and the severity with which they mimic him in many ways as mental pseudo clones there really is no detail of Scientology which is not consistent. Knowing the components and how they interact is the key.
Hypocrisy from Hubbard, the group or individual members ? To be expected. Callous cruelty towards anyone friend or foe ? Literally standard tech . Doublethink and inability to recognize contradictions in doctrine , emotions or actions ? Par for the course. Extremes of behavior unexpected in sane people , like pathological lying , projection, denial, age regression, blind trust in Hubbard, fanatical zeal, abuse crimes and cruelty that seem entirely unnecessary? Yep, that is the essence of Scientology. It isn't ironic because that kind of mind does those things continuously. And that influences the group and individuals under his authority to do the same .
Really Hubbard was so twisted frankly it is like he held a get out of sanity and decency and moral responsibility and internal consistency card and always played it. He was the opposite of what he pretended to be and did the opposite of what he claimed and put his actual crimes on others . No irony - only patterns of thought , emotion and behavior. Truly evil and selfish and immature and harmful ? Definitely without a doubt. But not one bit surprising when you know what and who you are dealing with. He and his cult are about as easy to understand as a stone sinking in water once the relevant factors are understood. If he could have chosen a different path is best left to others . The path he did choose has been revealed and it in my opinion lacks irony.

I recently read about what one author called reverse projection. Different people define it in entirely different ways. The idea I was introduced to is that normal people with a functional conscience and humility look at people who don't follow a conscience or humility and project their qualities onto them.

So a normal person thinks a pathological liar for example is merely a liar who lies a lot while that is not quite right.  A sociopath or narcissist often lies in particular ways that warrant exposure. They frequently tell lies that are motivated by a facade of superiority and infallibility to hide true feelings of  inadequacy and worthlessness they hide if a narcissist for example.

And narcissists commit crimes and abuses and have the inner self exist in an atrophied state with the emotional maturity of a young child. A young child who is petulant and belligerent and lacks conscience or humility. This results in constant projection of negative characteristics onto others and constant false claims of outstanding personal character, ability and achievements for the narcissist. Simply put they tell lies one hundred and eighty degrees from the truth nearly one hundred percent of the time.

 If you don't understand that sociopaths and narcissists are compelled to behave this way it appears ironic but not  when you see Hubbard as hardwired to lie in this manner constantly and his cult is modeled after him in both the macro through the doctrine and organization itself and the micro through the beliefs , emotions and behavior of individual Scientologists.They are often so extremely influenced by the thought reform in Scientology that they adopt a state of being a mental pseudo clone of Hubbard and mimic his behavior unknowingly.

With all these factors taken into account and an understanding that Miscavige is certainly also a person without conscience displayed in his behavior  and the same quality of lying constantly and pretending innocence while attributing crimes to others, there is in my opinion no irony in Scientology.

But if it seems ironic in a way that upsets, bewilders or offends you that shows you have a conscience in most instances. Your conscience can guide how you feel people should behave . So take it as a compliment to your character if Scientology offends you.

1 comment:

  1. Depressing insight into Hubbard's crippled, childish inner self.

    But insightful as always!


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