Disconnection is the number one tool of control used by the church. Without it everything else crumbles. With that in mind one can see why the church clings to its practice so desperately. The theory being that once a person is ejected from the group all the remaining sheeps can be cordoned off and told whatever they need to be told to keep them happy. If your object is control, it makes perfect sense.
The Internet is strewn with stories of the disaster of disconnection. When it comes to immediate family and close friends disconnecting people may be simple enough. However in the broader scheme of things it is, today, virtually impossible to cut all lines of communication.
This is why, despite best security efforts, Mike Rinder just keeps publishing internal mails and documents leaked out of the church.
But that doesn’t stop them trying.
They have become so introverted about it that they have reduced their justice system to a covert practice. Scientologists are ostracised and then declared by rumour.
This ostracising begins with a Facebook unfriending frenzy BEFORE there is any confirmation of a declare. Scientologists are simply told “so and so is not in good standing”. If you find your friend count dropping you’ve probably been unfriended by the Church.
A number of people have reported that the unfriending started even prior to them being informed they were an Interested Party in the comm-ev. This rumour could only have emanated from Church and/or Sea Org staff as only THEY knew who was being comm-ev’d – right?
At the point of the comm-ev being held, the unfriending was relatively mild, but once the comm-ev findings were done and those to be “declared” was known (again, apparently only by the Church or the Comm-Ev Committee), the facebook unfriending hit fever pitch. One person reported being unfriended by 9 or 10 people a day! Again, the rumours could only have been emanating from the Church as the findings of the Comm-Ev were not posted anywhere in the public domain (contrary to LRH Policy), nor were they sent to any of the 15 Interested Parties (per LRH Policy).
In one case, someone as far afield as Australia contacted “one of the damned” and told them that due to the result of the comm-ev, they had to disconnect. How on earth does someone from Australia know this when the findings have never been publicly displayed for anyone to see? And the person being disconnected from had not been contacted by the Church yet?
Another interesting fact is that the Church is no longer using the term “declared SP or “so and so is hereby declared a Suppressive Person”. Instead, they have taken to sending emails using the term “expelled by the Church”. Here is an example of one such email that was received:
That’s the game plan. Quietly as possible get the person disconnected. In practice though it aint so simple. It is amusing to observe the futile measures being taken by the Church to get Scientologists to disconnect from all the “expelled subversives” Its like watching a young child trying to stop water from pouring out of a colander – it’s a losing battle.
The staff member was directly connected to (as in friends with) 6 known “SPs” and 2 other public who are openly commenting on this blog. Among these 6 SP’s, there was a further connection to another 12 SP’s and an extra 45 known disaffected or “under the radar” public – all of whom are known to this blog, and many of whom are actively commenting on ours and other “defrocked apostates” blogs.
Extrapolating the original 6 SP’s and 45 disaffected public, we found another 110 names of people who are either openly disaffected, under the radar or are just quietly staying away from the Church. All of these names are known to the moderators of this blog.
To be fair, we did exactly the same exercise by choosing a random public we know to be on lines and in good standing with the Church – and the picture was slightly worse. This person is directly connected to 4 declared SP’s, who in turn are connected to 78 other SP’s (some overseas bad hats). The count of disaffected, under the radar or “quietly departed” public connected to all these people was in excess of 150.
There are some willing foot soldiers doing their best to sever these lines such as Susan Jonker who is messaging Scientologists telling them to clean up their friends lists. Which is rather funny as just over a year ago she posted an angry status update saying no one could tell her who she could be friends with. This after she was told to unfriend someone who had been declared. However she was soon reprogrammed and happily telling others to disconnect.
So our advice to the Church and other onlines Scientologists who are madly trying to get everyone to disconnect from these subversives: Rather try getting back in comm with your community and REALLY listen to what they have to say. By your own admission, you are in Non-E (hence the leather bounds). Thus you should be correctly applying the formula by finding out what is needed and wanted, and then producing it.
You might find this to be a far more successful action than the desperate and futile attempts at trying to STOP people from communicating with each other.
Or keep going and we will, one by one, welcome them here.