It’s time to revise and extend my remarks on an extremely devious attack on senior staffmembers of Celebrity Centre Dallas in 2002, by a David Miscavige, head of the corporate church of scientology.
A little background is in order, a lot of which makes my own chilling story of “reverse scientology” aimed at reducing and/or destroying a person’s sanity, pale by comparison.
After “power is assumed” in the early 80’s, when control of the church was covertly but systematically wrested from L. Ron Hubbard himself, with the use of government-connected lawyers, David Miscavige, through Ray Mithoff as newly-appointed Senior Case Supervisor International, engineered an interesting scheme whereby he overrode by authoritarian edict, strict policies of founder L. Ron Hubbard designed to protect upper-level solo auditors from case interference so that a positive theta-entheta (good spiritual energy vs. bad) ratio for planet earth could conceivably be achieved in short order.
(To this day, the church following David Miscavige in his greed, has utterly failed to even approach the simple and easy target of “10,000” people auditing solo upper levels)
This edict, mandating “6-mos. security checks” and expensive in time and money for anyone auditing the level, interrupting a major processing action as it did, extended it for most on the level, into a period of years (although it can be completed in at the most, a few months). It was, as in most things David Miscavige, all about money.
This gross technical violation was uncovered a decade later in the late 90’s, by former Sea Org officer Virginia McClaughry, and the reference quietly and correctly pointed out to some other Scientologists in perfectly good standing, like Greg and Debra Barnes.
This technical change however, was making the “church” – and David Miscavige, steeped in inurement and in total control of church finance lines – a ton of money. It was lengthening time spent on this level (OT VII) by pre-OTs on it, slowing or preventing progress. But that mattered not at all to David Miscavige, whose cynical, arrogant opposition to the founder of the religion he and his criminal band took over, is becoming legendary.
Rather than relax this artificially and illegally (from the standpoint of strict application of Hubbard’s writings) imposed interference to stable auditing gains, Miscavige instead directed RTC (Religious Technology Corporation) representatives and HCO (Hubbard Communications Office) representatives in charge of parishioner ethics, to stop the spread of this revelation AT ALL COSTS.
No tactic was spared in their attempt to destroy the lives of Greg and Debra Barnes, including a blatant attempt to drive Greg insane with a “process” designed to do just that.
- “What Overt Has Been Restimulated?”
is no part of Scientology processing technology, but its use on Greg was designed to send Greg into the same kind of spin that drove Lisa McPherson – yet another Dallasite – to manifest a psychotic break, which eventually killed her.
For David Miscavige, for whatever reason, DALLAS has been the source of a disproportionate number of the greatest “flaps” (situations out of control). Dallas is, after major scientology centers in Los Angeles and Clearwater, Florida, perhaps 3rd on the entire planet, in CRIME traceable to the actions and orders of self-appointed dictator David Miscavige. These very definitely include:
- suicides and wrongful deaths (following mis-delivery due to financial considerations, or as above, deliberate misapplication of scientology processing)
As a matter of fact, as DSA (Director of Special Affairs) just put through full training for my post (including all of the secret OSA references on Intelligence and Public Relations), I was, by the time I returned from the Freewinds ship, where I had gone on my own dime in order to “become better able to sort out the overwhelming demands of my post,” sitting on the following “flaps”:
- Lisa McPherson – legal back-up (intelligence research directed against the McPherson family, for use by church attorneys to defend allegations of criminal neglect which I now realize were very true)
- Carol South – memorial service (death by cancer following Flag auditing)
- Ruben Flores Sr. (my roommate on the ship, my companion on the flight home – dejected about his “services” on the ship, kept on the ship for an extended stay and all the money they could get, and about to commit suicide within weeks after he landed home)
This was in addition to a number of “Flag public” (upper levels) families and individuals who were leaving in protest as a result of their serious disagreements with the burdensome 6-mos. checks interfering with their spiritual progress and their lives:
And several others connected to them.
So I had my hands full of human misery. And yet I was cheerfully confronting it all, and doing my job. Scientology worked for me. I “knew” it would “all come out right in the end.” And I worked an insane schedule to do it. ~45 hrs/wk teaching public school. 36+ hrs/wk managing the defense of scientology in Dallas. Week after week after week.
There’s an old, popular saying in Scientology – a kind of a cynical resignation to the cruelty of the universe and its inherent lack of justice:
- “The only real crimes are ‘being there’ and ‘communicating’.”
I was of course, doing both. Were one to come up and ask, “Who’s handling all this?” (and it was asked!) the finger would point my direction. Never mind that I was doing an awesome job suppressing the confusion and almost single-handedly getting all the commotion quieted down, settling all the refund requests with full legal protections for the church, signed and filed.
Ah, but I was -there – connected to it all. The “WHO” (nothing to do with the awesome rock group). A convenient “body to be hung” and a convenient “head on a pike” for the missionaires sent by Miscavige to quell this massive rebellion that, after the Carol South memorial service, where “in-good-standings” were forced to share space with “declared-and-expelleds”, was bursting at the seams.
This was something akin to a lone sheriff managing to keep a town from getting shot up by the bad guys from the big city – then the police from that same big city (Flag) ride in and throw the sheriff (and the mayor) in prison!
So now, here is what I posted at Marty Rathbun’s web log a few months ago:
I can attest that these are in fact, the primary tenets of an enforced moral code stemming from David Miscavige, that has taken hold of the corporate “church”. As DSA CCDallas in 2001, I dared to watch the video Greg and Debra Barnes sent out to the Dallas field (so that I would “know my enemy”). That, and being reported on, for openly mentioning that I “could not believe” the Dossetts were leaving the level (OT VII) because they were by all other indicators, “good people,” got me the following:
-Held on the Freewinds ship two extra days against my will (with my students waiting for their teacher to return and my livelihood put at risk) and interrogated on the e-meter, starting the following process:
-well over 3 intensives (that is 36+ hours, first started at midnight after getting off the plane) of ONE unvaried “rollback” question which I now realize was designed to cave me in and reduce me to blindly accepting orders (it didn’t work for long, I bounced back a few years later) – this question was:
- “Who told you not to apply the PTS/SP tech?”
It is not nearly as bad as the question they gave Greg Barnes: “What overt has been restimulated?” (run for about an hour – designed to drive him insane – he wisely refused to continue it)
But though mine was more subtle and “innocent”-looking at first glance, according to a recent cognition in two-way comm with my auditor out of session, it does the following:
Causes the being to obsessively mock up answers that are NOT THERE (which process begins to go on continually, AUTOMATIC underneath the awareness of the being) and into this created vacuum one pulls in a world of trouble until the person has the realization that after a lot of corrective auditing, I finally had last week. That made 10 years and 6 months of “running” this unanswerable question, unconsciously.
It is in fact, illegal auditing (a listing question) and was designed to drive me “bonkers” (just ask my wife how much grief came off years later). It was never corrected, and instead, the misery was extended by assigning me “75 hours of objectives” in refusal to permit me to do a CCRD (Clear Certainty Rundown for the verification of the state of Clear).
This same type process was also run (2002) on the ED, the HES, the FBO, and tried unsuccessfully on the Course Sup. Only the HES (the rest of us were too “tough” and, by the end of the process, we “knew we deserved it”) requested help from the local C/S to recover from the insanity, but then was comm-ev’d (fired through kangaroo court proceedings) off her post, only to get more reverse Scientology at Flag as a paying public, where they led her by a combination of “ethics” and “auditing”, to decide to break up her marriage, and DM’s minions went after her upstat, highest-ever-bookselling husband, instead.
This is how David Miscavige “handled” an area (Dallas) that did not completely operate under his pet moral code.
He then sent in his own loyal followers as staff, commandeered off their org posts in California, to man up the new “Ideal Org”. There are NO native Texans in any position of control of that org!
That is what it took in DM’s sick, twisted mind, to bring Dallas under his control. Unfortunately for him, his plans continue to unravel as more and more staff and public wake up to what really happened.
Scott Gordon – DSA CCDallas, DSA Costa Rica, Auditor Cl 0
Added note: At no time during all that time period were any of us execs acting under any doubt that David Miscavige was “LRH’s man”. While the massive field mutiny of pre-OTs was confusing, it did not put any of us into doubt of his legitimacy. I dubbed in that Flag made some serious mistakes- that was all. We were loyal, hard-working, true believers who had NO IDEA that David Miscavige had his sights set on destroying Dallas just because his 6-mos. check secret was “out” in the field there. It was both an INSANE cover-up of his crimes and a Nazi-style “loyalty” test. David Miscavige has proven beyond the shadow of a doubt that he will DESTROY people – destroy their lives, marriages and sanity – solely for what he thinks they KNOW about him.
… – I don’t know about today’s “Ideal Orgs”, but back in 2002 it would be unheard of for an org C/S to do this. This could have been ordered by David Miscavige himself, for all I know, but it went through the CCNW Pgms Chief, down to Lead Msnaire Wayne Furness from Flag Bureaux. Who knows, who the C/S was. “Rollback” was the term used and it was always whispered with a dramatic sense of “awe”, like I was “privileged” to even know about this “Sea Org-only” process. It was REVERSE scientology.
The Flag Bureaux Missionaires (led by Wayne Furness) was not there to find the truth, but to confirm speculation that “Scott Gordon is compromised.” In turn, at some point during my 30+ hours of interrogation, I openly speculated that the HES and her husband were “compromised” which probably contributed to some of their misery that followed. (I was witness to a telex that she and others made the same sort of statements about me under interrogation. It was a classic, Nazi-style, “rat on your fellow team-member” situation so that the pre-cooked “Org Evaluation” could put some staff “heads on pikes” – you were terrified it would be yours!)
A games condition ensued between Flag Bureaux and OSA Int: “Look what we found your DSA doing!” But I had long earlier confessed to watching the Barnes video, had already “handled myself on it” and was working effectively to defend the church. So these assumptions, if one had cared to observe the actual products at that time, were unfounded.
I was loyal, willing and energetically doing my post with its job of “defending Scientology in my area.” I talked people out of refunds, destructive actions and lawsuits. I handled creditors, psychotics and internal dissension with professional aplomb.
I dutifully accepted the assumed “professional evaluation” of the missionaires and did “lower conditions”, blaming myself for the whole mess, struggling to “put it right” – my $5,000 “OT DeBug” to “get myself going up the Bridge” abandoned – invalidated – in favor of “proving my worth” to OSA and the group.
My pc folder (confidential file of counseling sessions) was ripped from the org, so there was no possibility of correcting the reverse scientology I had unknowingly received, and I got very, very sick from it, still managing to crawl in to work anyway because I would have lost just about everything I owned if I didn’t pay off my credit card for the wasted “OT DeBug” service on the flagship.
Ah – but it’s not all bad!
And then a beautiful woman walked into my life who talked me into re-joining staff in her home country of Costa Rica. The first DSA in Costa Rica – posted as DSA COSTA RICA – assigned the entirety of Central America (a bit much for someone not even able to speak Spanish yet). The first and only fully-hatted DSA in a Scientology Mission on planet Earth.
My wife through her patient listening, enabled me to disentangle from the deep introversion I was left in, from the “reverse scientology” of 2002.
Tatiana Lepiz – my “hero” – whistleblower who stood up to criminal Costa Rica Mission Holder Erick Alvarez, a criminal who during the 1990’s behaved just like David Miscavige is reported to have acted – embezzling scientology org money, womanizing, abusing staff, corrupting tech staff with booze and women to cover his withholds, avoiding getting audited, etc. – There might not be much Scientology going on in Costa Rica without her brave actions in 2000 to shut his criminal team down.
But sadly, the reverse scientology process continued to run and PTS/SP activity fixed my attention wherever it appeared, and I got pulled into some ugly internal battles, which did not go my way despite the fact that I tried to stay impartial, heroically defending innocents from injustice, and applying scientology ethics and justice policies exactly (which virtually guarantees you won’t suppress others, since you are duty-bound to treat everyone fairly, check that injustice does not occur, and salvage the individuals).
The combination of the painful indoctrination of the reverse scientology process, and David Miscavige’s destructive policies and auditor training arbitraries, was brutal. I knew not from whence was coming the cruel suppression I felt more and more in the orgs – and worse, in getting what little “auditing” was available.
Now what eventually “did it” for me (as far as getting away from David Miscavige’s criminal empire), was to find this same pattern – neglect and abuse of the best staffmembers – repeated for many years afterwards. By the time the “Golden Age of Knowledge” appeared to require the burning of the books (“Fahrenheit 8008”), I was fit to be tied. Repeated denials of staff auditing, neglect of our long, heroic, local group sacrifice to get resources together and RTC permission to operate as an org and train our own staff, all began to take its toll.
But of course, being heavily indoctrinated not to look at “COB” (Chairman of the Board RTC – David Miscavige), I remained quite blind to the reality of our situation – waiting in vain for years – to never have our submission for org status approved or even looked into. I didn’t know how corrupt management had actually become (although even at my level, I had plenty of “indicators”, or “signs”).
Attacked by members of my own team, vying for position and power they knew they couldn’t get while I was on watch, I finally had my own – very brief but no less real – “psychotic break.” For the first time ever in my entire life, for a few hours, I seriously entertained the thought of “giving it up” (letting go of my life). But that passed quickly, and with the help of my wife I recovered my health and sanity.
(I have since handled that in counseling outside the church)
Then after weeks of begging to be “Sec-Checked” (interrogated about my transgressions), I left the country for a few weeks and re-ignited my music that I’d given up on to work on Scientology “full time”. I proved to myself that I could succeed – wildly – at something I wanted to do. After seeing David Miscavige remove management off post to “make money” rather than “expand scientology” I didn’t really “want” to do much.
I soon returned to my post on my own volition, under my own conditions, taking care of “special affairs” as good as ever, terminatedly handling “flaps” as fast as they “came up” (or more correctly, were “created” by management failure and criminal neglect). Through hard, honest work and diligent study, I had become quite the professional, and my production records in Dallas and Costa Rica are impressive. My ethics record was impeccable my first 15 years. It’s the 2009-2010 period that I stopped following orders, intimidations and threats, to put my attention on delivering scientology counseling to my friends, family and mankind, “damn the torpedoes.”
Geberth Gamboa – Qual Sec Costa Rica
“…when help becomes betrayal…”
In my last attempt to get up the Bridge in the church, I was thrown out of the courseroom in January 2008, on the Qual Sec Geberth Gamboa’s false reports (same one who set me up for a “Non-Enturbulation” order in 2011 for defying his illegal arbitrary that I couldn’t audit anyone outside the Mission – his false reports were used to declare me SP on May 1, 2012 in Dallas).
Then, as he lured me onto a months-long write-up of my “transgressions,”on which he marked in red pen a number of evaluative comments and sent me back to “write more” – never checking to see if I was actually “done” using an e-meter, I finally began to get whistleblower reports of the extent of the third-party campaign that had been directed against me, revealing that it was not limited to the field, but had gone through those persons I was supposed to trust as a staffmember, “the most”. The minister (Jorge Valverde), my auditor (Julio Carmiol), the “staff care” officer (Geberth Gamboa).
And through it all, I utterly refused to burn my early edition books. Or spend my last thousand dollars buying a sanitized version of the Philadelphia lectures that I already had two sets of on tape!
It took one viewing of church spokesman Tommy Davis spewing his filthy blast at Marty and Mike on the Truth Rundown (I watched the “church response” first to see if it was worth “getting in trouble”) for me to realize I wasn’t going back on staff there while Miscavige was around!
December 2009 – Thank you Bruce!
I finally cleaned up the remaining debris swimming in my head, from that nasty attack on my sanity in 2002, with a self-administered solo Introspection Rundown in 2011, that extroverted me nicely to a persistent F/N (floating needle – happy and free). An emergency application of LRH tech well within my ability, where no other help was available, though not nearly as good as…
A friend is salvaging a “wreck” – (me!)
…exiled from Costa Rica for “auditing without permission” (even though per LRH policy I was allowed -even encouraged – to do this as long as I did not charge money or misrepresent my certificate), my friends picked me up early this year and put me in session and I received real, personal care in the form of genuine Scientology auditing, and we undid more of the mess for each other by co-auditing, until finally I emerged able to blow the last vestiges of that Miscavige implant, fully recovering my sanity with even more abilities than before.
Today, Dallas is very definitely unraveling at the seams. It stands as a huge, embarrassing failure for David Miscavige, who had sent his “very best” resources to bring it under control. That “control” was short-lived, and few now stay around to endure it. Today the org has no Academy students on course (supposed to be the primary product of a Scientology organization) and management has to pay whatever part of the $19,000 electric bill that the usual robbing from staff pay, can’t afford.
Staff has gone from ~150 (2009) to less than 75 at the latest count.
In the field this year, there are as many Independent Scientologists being counted in the field as there are corporate scientologists going in for services. It is only a matter of time before more Independents are made and auditors among us activated and producing more than the org (if that has not already happened).
Project “UNDERGROUND RAILROAD” goes forward, invisibly, undetected. David Miscavige can’t find it, can’t detect it. Staff and public are in various stages of “pulling out” – and eventually they reach freedom and safety.
And now that we all know who the real WHO is at large, working all-out as he is on the destruction of the best technology yet developed for freeing a person from the traps of this universe, we’re not going to be killing (in the very literal sense) ourselves anymore.