Alternatives, SPs and the current scene
Quite a few OTs are leaving the church. Ex Int-base staff are going public with human rights violations at the very top. There is more light on the mismanagement of the church than ever before.
Many Scientologists are hesitating to take responsible steps to handle the current scene and stop the abuses in the church. Some are scared they will be declared SPs and “loose their eternity”.
First of all; You cannot loose your eternity. Eternity is within you. Besides that, you will not even loose immediate spiritual progress. You see, there are plenty of alternatives for getting training and auditing outside the Church of Scientology. The more the church is using force, the more people will walk out and find theta and standard delivery groups and individuals. You can get the standard Bridge more places than you can shake a stick at.
As for being declared an SP by a suppressive group… well, I don’t know how stressed one should be about that. Very few SP declares are being written these days – I have seen none on myself, Jason Beghe, Dan Koon or even Marty Rathbun. As one reader here notes; If SP declares were issued on all the OTs leaving the ship, the notice board in the MAA office at Flag would be crowded. People would ask unpleasant questions and start doing their own research. After all, if the top OTs are SPs, then the system must be broken.
Did you ever wonder what the definition of an SP really is? You have the twelve characteristics of an SP. Then you have people being declared SPs. The two are not the same. One is a definition of an anti-social person, the other is an administrative procedure to remove people the church don’t like. But with the same term used, declaring a person suppressive is tantamount to giving that person a wrong item – something that any auditor knows may have dire consequences. Maybe that is the whole point? Giving a person a wrong item will bring the person down the tone scale. It parallels what is called “reverse processing”.
Pierre Ethier recently released a video showing how reverse processing is used to get the individual into trouble.
Punishment is most effective as a “motivational tool” if the individual is below 2.0 on the tone scale. Reason is most effective when the person is above 2.0. As the current Church of Scientology has given up on reason as a means to help people, the urge to punish through heavy ethics kicks in. Bringing people down below 2.0, will make them more susceptible to force, duress and punishment: Making them fear “the SPs”, inducing a belief of “the dangerous environment”, telling how bad the media is, making the public afraid of loosing their spiritual progress and threatening to pull the check mate card “we’ll declare you SP”. All these bring people down to more subservient levels. The message is clear: Do not look, do not confront, do not thing freely and do not act outside of the “supposed to’s” invented by the church management.
It may be worth remembering these words from Mahatma Ghandi: “The moment the slave resolves that he will no longer be a slave, his fetters fall. Freedom and slavery are mental states”