I think it has taken me some good number of years to finally decide what is the worst single thing about Scientology.
Various answers to that question came in drips & drabs over the decades. The cost of the Bridge.. The disconnection. The criminality. The threats. The lies. The religious cloaking. The donations. The Fair Game. The cult worship of Hubbard. The list is endless.
But I have finally settled on one answer as the “ultimate answer” (for today anyways LOL).
The assumption of altitude, to be more exact. The assumption of altitude by Scientologists over other Scientologists and wogs.
How did I arrive at that? Well, it happened a few minutes ago when I saw a cool thread called something like: “What was the straw that broke the camel’s back?”—a provocative question that has been asked and answered many times. So, I decided to take a fresh look at it today and came up with this:
Scientologists like to play mini-messiahs.
They ASSUME altitude over one another in order to handle each other.
They ASSUME altitude over one another in order to correct each other.
They ASSUME altitude in order to reg each other.
They ASSUME altitude in order to recruit each other.
They ASSUME altitude as Sea Org members over staff, and as staff over public.
They ASSUME altitude in order to give orders to others.
They ASSUME altitude in order to “put in another’s ethics.”
They ASSUME altitude in order to declare others “suppressive.”
And it is the assumption of altitude that leads them directly into committing human rights atrocities and criminal acts like Fair Game. What do you think the people who tried to destroy Paulette Cooper thought about her? She was a lower life form to be falsely imprisoned (like one might cage an animal) and driven insane and pushed to suicide.
Who could perform such sociopathic viciousness without assuming oneself to be superior?
That is why David Miscaviage gets away with the crimes he commits.
But here’s the thing: It all began with Mankind’s Greatest Altitude, L Ron Hubbard himself. He assumed near-infinite and supernatural quantities of altitude over others:
I am Mankind’s Greatest Friend.
I am not from this planet.
I am the only one that ever made it through the Wall of Fire.
I am the only one that has the technology to free you.
I am the saviour of all mankind.
I am the only being able to salvage all beings in this universe.
I am the only one that rose above the bank.
I am Source.
I am the only person who can create or change the technology.
I am the only one who created a bridge to total freedom.
I know what is wrong with you and I know how to fix it.
I am the only person that can save you from ruin.
I am total cause.
I am the only person who can safeguard your eternity.
I am your senior and posted higher than you on the command channel.
I run you because I have command intention.
For me, the entire puzzle of Scientology unravels on recognition that it requires the participants to permit and even enjoy these altitude assumptions by others and self.
Without altitude, everyone in Scientology is just a plain old ordinary human being. And…
Nobody pays money to become something they already are.”
So when did you start to malign your own abilities? When did you buy into the idea that you are too aberrated to solve your own problems? When did you buy into the idea that someone else is capable of knowing, but you aren’t ?