RCS – Church of Hypocrisy



RCS is currently at the receiving end of one of the worst media lambasting episodes in it’s history. Of course we’re referring to the furore over Alex Gibney’s HBO Documentary “Going Clear”, due for release on the 16th March.

A quick Google search for Scientology + HBO returns 500,000 results in 0.17 seconds. So sensational is this issue that Wikipedia has already published a page chronicling the unfolding drama. The church is literally firing missiles in every direction possible – and this when the film has not yet been released. We can only imagine the crescendo of misery for the Church by the time 16th March rolls around.

BIC has not covered much about the HBO documentary – mainly because so many blogs out there are doing a fine job already. Tony Ortega has covered this extensively as has Mike Rinder who attended the premiere along with all the ex-SCN’s who featured in the film. He wrote a great article about his views on this being a “watershed” moment for RCS.

True to form, the Church has aggravated the whole situation with their renowned foot bullet practice of prematurely attacking everything and everyone remotely connected to Alex Gibney & HBO. Ten days before the film’s première, they took out full-page advertisements in The New York Times and Los Angeles Times to denounce Gibney and his cohorts. Embarrassingly, Gibney said in an interview after the premiere he didn’t expect the Church to spend $250,000 bringing attention to the film, but he was grateful that they had done so.

Once again the Church is making a complete mockery of themselves with their posturing of pious indignation –  crying “foul” and bemoaning the fact that their good reputation is being besmirched. We’ve all heard this song and dance before. It’s old and boring and would be funny were it not for the fact that they are using hundreds of thousands of parishioner’s hard-earned money in a futile attempt to stem the tidal wave of overwhelming evidence that they are as guilty as sin. They have become the laughing stock of the press and everything they do in an attempt to stop the onslaught just results in even more ridicule. They are living up to their reputation of being a weird & tyrannical CULT.

The Church is well known for their hypoallergenic reaction to ANY criticism. One whisper of disparagement or “CI to CI” from any parishioner, even if said in jest, is met with a trip to the MAA and penance in the form of substantial financial contribution (10 sets of basics and the like). If anyone “outside” of the Church dares speak against them (an inalienable right per their own Creed)  their reaction is swift and vicious. Vehement denial followed by vociferous attack of the target and wild allegations of Psychs and Big Pharma behind it all.

The Church’s violent protest against this documentary is telling. The over-the-top lashing out and spewing of venom in every direction is indicative of the fact that they have something to hide. If, as they claim, Mike Rinder and the other “posse of lunatics” are indeed “a lying bunch of bitter defrocked apostates who never held any position in the ecclesiastical hierarchy of the Church”,  why are they so rabidly objecting to what these “underlings” are saying?

The answer can be found in the Church’s own doctrines:

Per the SCN Tech dictionary:

“CRITICISM, 1. most criticism is justification of having done an overt. There are rightnesses and wrongnesses in conduct and society and life at large, but random, carping 1.1 criticism when not borne out in fact is only an effort to reduce the size of the target of the overt”

And then there is the issue of “Jokers & Degraders” – an issue which is not taken lightly by the Church and has seen many hapless people who, after making an innocent crack at some silly thing, being frog-marched off to the MAA for behaviour modification. And probably another donation to “make up the damage”.

From HCOPL 5 February 1977, JOKERS & DEGRADERS:

“A recent investigation however into the backgrounds and case condition of a small handful of people who were joking about their posts and those around them showed a somewhat more sinister scene

Each of these persons fell into one or more of the following categories:

  1. Were rock slammers. (Some List 1.)
  2. Were institutional type cases.
  3. Were “NCG” (meaning no case gain) (the only cause of which is continuous present time overts).
  4. Were severely PTS (Potential Trouble Source) (connected to rock slammers).

All the persons investigated were found to be the subject of declining statistics, both having them and causing them. Their areas were enturbulated. At least one of the jokers was physically driving basic course students out of an org.

The joker is advertising his symptoms. He is also advertising an area of the org where there is enturbulation and down statistics as well as staff members being victimized”.

Sound familiar? Think of the ongoing insane harassment and degradation of Marty & his wife. Sending sex-toys to Mosey’s workplace while  laughing up their sleeves at her embarrassment and humiliation. Jokers and Degraders. Ambush at LAX – Mark Yaeger with that pathetic sneer on his face, Jenny Linson behaving like a raving lunatic – one can just imagine DM’s koolaid minions high-fiving each other at a job well-done.  Jokers and Degraders of manic proportion.

Think of Mike Rinder, Amy Scobee, Jeff Hawkins, Karen De La Carrierre, Jesse Prince, Tom De Vocht, the Headleys – the list goes on and on. Every one of them subject to malicious fair-game tactics, contemptuous treatment and despicable articles in the bizarrely named “Freedom” magazine. Jokers and Degraders extraordinaire.

And of course this is happening on our home turf too. Malicious libelous rumours, whispering campaigns, facebook witch-hunting, interrogations of public to “offer up” their friends, business associates and family members. Threatening the employment and family of people who refuse to disconnect from each other. Publishing defamatory articles, engaging in fair game tactics – and the list goes on. (And in case you think this has died down, think again – this is an ongoing campaign and we are well informed of OSA’s activities).

Which brings us back to the subject title of this article – RCS – Church of hypocrisy.

Late last year we covered an article about Joburg Org sending out an email saying they needed a generator and were holding a fundraiser to get the money for this purchase.

We then received another email about the same fundraiser which had pictures and all, but having already covered this topic, we yawned and added this to the growing pile of “wacky org promo” and pretty much forgot about it.

Until now.

It stands to reason that the Church’s increasingly batty reaction to this HBO documentary is indicative of the fact that they are hiding something – their own policy states this is the case. But we needed some kind of evidence to prove our point – and then we realised we were sitting with a prime example and undeniable proof that by it’s own actions, the Church is blatantly advertising their own crimes.

For our overseas readers, a few explanatory points:

  • Eskom is the company that generates approximately 95% of the electricity used in South Africa and approximately 45% of the electricity used in Africa.
  • The Government of the Republic of South Africa is the sole shareholder of Eskom.
  • For a variety of logistical reasons, the demand/supply of electricity in South Africa has been subjected to “load shedding” by Eskom. (For more information refer to this Wikipedia article).  In the event of a power cut, the org’s production grinds to a halt, hence the need for a generator.
  • The legally registered trademark of Eskom is thus:

Eskom Graphic




In the promo below, you will see the Church has morphed the trademark and logo from Eskom to “Eishkom” with the words “It’s broken” underneath.

The word “eish” (pronounced aish) is a transliterated word from the Xhosa language to Afrikaans, and then into South African English. In this context, “Eish” is derogatorily used to express exasperation or disbelief.

And here is the email.


Eskom Email Promo


Not to mention downright degrading, the Church has committed an offense against Eskom by “unauthorised use of a mark that is identical or similar to a famous registered trade mark, in relation to any goods or services, if the use of the trade mark would be likely to take unfair advantage of or be detrimental to the distinctive character or the reputation of the registered trade mark” (Trademark Act).

As if that’s not bad enough, they then go a step further by disparaging the National Anthem of South Africa by suggesting it be replaced with the Simon & Garfunkel song “Hello darkness my old friend”. Yet another back-handed insult.

And to cap it off, “Welcome to our world – pitch black & powerless”. 

Now, in the ordinary scheme of things it’s one thing for the average man in the street to mock the current state of Eskom and power outages in South Africa. Certainly this is frustrating and for many it helps to make light of the situation with a dose of humour (pun intended).

But when a Church who claims to be “the most ethical group on the planet” jumps on the bandwagon by publishing illegally altered trademarks and offensively degrading content against a large corporation as part of their promotional material, that’s going a bit too far.

Just imagine if you will the Church’s reaction to a religious or corporate  organisation publishing comments or references to “Scamtology” or “Scumtology”. Or saying their Creed should be changed to “The Screed of Scamtology” . We are sure our readers could could come up with some other suggestions.

Scientology claims to be a virtuous organisation upholding tenets such as “set a good example”, “don’t do anything illegal” and “try not to do things to others that you would not like them to do to you”.

Instead of offering Eskom help and solutions with the “only workable technology on the planet”, they join the mob mentality of forwarding an enemy line against the very people who need help, not denigration and ridicule. Just try doing that to the church and watch the nuclear fallout that ensues.

Of course this begs the question: “Why is the Church engaging in this carping criticism behaviour? What crimes are they hiding?” 

At the date of this promo being sent out, the Church of Scientology JBG owed the Johannesburg Municipality (and thereby indirectly Eskom) a staggering R2.9Million Rand in unpaid electricity accounts. We have reason to believe that Pretoria org is in a similar situation.

And there you have a typical example of the reason behind the Church’s squealing and gnashing of teeth when negative publicity or criticism heads their way.

They are concealing their own overts (aka crimes).

In summary, when you next hear of the Church spitting venom and engaging in malicious attacks  – or if you ever become the target of such, remember this:

 “Random, carping 1.1 criticism to reduce the size of the target of the overt”.



34 thoughts on “RCS – Church of Hypocrisy

  1. Hilarious. But on one point you’re wrong. CoS doesn’t just shoot itself in one foot but both. When I was last but once at Flag sure enough I had to buy a Basics or Library package (who can keep track, it all just morphs into ‘money donated’) as part of my MAA handling. So I wrote it all up that I’d paid and walked out the hallowed doors and back to load shedding in SA. I NEVER PAID! So fuck you MAA!

    • Yeah it is true. Being an optimist I always see a light at the end of the tunnel. But I read recently that if next I see one, it sure as hell will be switched off by Eskom.

  2. The HCO Policy Letter “Jokers And Degraders” is the perfect explanation of idle org fundraisers.
    Instead of orgs producing well taught students and thoroughly audited pc’s, you have idiots dress up as “super heroes”, act like fools and beg for money!
    They put on a superman costume and say look at us we’re clearing the planet!
    New definition of OT is an idiot wearing a Batman costume and pretending to be at cause over the MEST universe. Now that’s joking and degrading for real.
    No wonder the public stays away in droves.

    • Never thought of that Dan. Such a good point. The idiotic costumes and bald-faced off-policy fundraisers make a mockery of anything standard. It degrades what was planned by the ole man.

  3. Hahahahahaha!!!!

    The tech is being used against us apostates daily- in reverse! So why not we then use the real tech against them to expose their MANY crimes? Hell yes!!

    Incidentally I love the word “EISH!” Its surprise, idocy and what now, all rolled into one – eish!

    Scientology is indeed a double edged sword. The way the church is weilding it these days the return swing is slicing into their bellies and exposing bowels faster than any 47x statement can repair it. Too many churchies are needing foot prosthetics, apparently that sword blade keeps on humming, coming to rest only after chopping off their feet!

    Expect more strange sights of churchies hobbling around on crutches, foot in mouth disease, accompanied with gurgling protest sounds and IAS pin broches flung at passers by!

    EISH! This cherch, HAYIBO!!

  4. Isnt something like the purchase of a generator due to lack of electricity supposed to come from one of the many accounts that the weekly income goes into? Like the building fund account or emergency reserves. Does not having power and therefore not being able to deliver services not count as an emergency?

    It makes one wonder where all that money has gone if the public have to keep donating for things the org should have the reserves to cover.

    • Good point! Many moons ago while on exec council I remember the reserve account being in the many thousands and climbing!

      What are they waiting for? Floods? Hurricanes? Apostate lynch mobs? Or has the money all been spent on hounding the corbetts and esteemed company?

      A forensic accountant would wet his lips on following the money trail on this baby! Imagine a court order demanding all the churches financial records? Id bet on some huge smoke columbs bellowing up from secret locations nation wide! Added bonus for all our pc folders, CF folders and ethics files to go up with it. I hate knowing the church has any leverage on us SP’s!

  5. Excellent article.
    This article clearly lays out how the cherch of $cientology is a hypocritical “ORG”anization.
    I keep feeling that the organization is taking on the characteristics of the cob ie, a bully.
    The bully loves to pick on the weak and then when someone strong comes and clocks him then they usually runs to momma and starts lying about how it was all the other guys fault.

    • Yeah Tony, bullies and thugs! Reminds me of that weazle in the latest Hobbit movie!

      What an uncomfortable existence trying to knife everyone before they knife you..

      • Hi Sheeplebane,
        I haven’t seen that one yet, but have enjoyed all the others. One of these days I’m going to have to watch them all in a row. Bully’s are very weak people. 🙂

      • Tony, the last movie is the best in my opinion! Despite being spectacular in every cinematic way, its core issues of friendship, loyalty and persistence despite terrible odds
        shines through. Despite the fantasy platform, the underlying issues are very real and pertinent!

        I relate that to our struggle against RCS. We are up against evil. Being dominated and made into obedient slaves using the tech to do it, is my reason for revolt and continued resistence!

    • Nice one Tony! Watched it in 3D I assume? All the better!

      We had our freezone convention this end. Old friends united. Lotsa fun, spirit of play all the way!

      I wonder if we should send OSA some pics of us smiling true honest smiles? Good to be free from the other icky stuff. Lucky to live in the land of the living with no IAS reg in sight! You have to kick people off the property haha! Now that is unusual! Org events getting victims there is harder than root canal, keeping them is more painful.

      Its clear that most if not all kool aiders are miserable.

      This is an open invitation, join us in the sunshine or stay miserable. Up to you. Your true friends are all here outside waiting for your silly asses, so hurry up goddammit!

  6. This hits the nail on the head. “Methinks thou dost protest too much”…… “He who has the most overts screams out loudest in accusation”

    And so on – it’s peppered all over the “tech” for people to find. Natter=overts, PC freaks out = overts. ALL staff are crawling with them, that’s why they can’t leave without a sec-check. Blah blah blah.

    All OT7’s are overt-infested cretins making it necessary to get sec-checked very 6 months. Evil people, these OT’s.

    Auditors and C/S’s are drilled and drilled again that a critical, carping PC has hidden overts. And here they are working for THE most critical organisation on the planet – and yet the penny hasn’t dropped. Duh.

    The next time you are contacted by OSA or the EO of your org to talk about your “connections” or unsavoury links to apostates, reply with this: “What are you afraid that they might say to me? Do you think I can’t tell if someone is lying to me? Scientology is supposed to make one more “aware” and LRH taught me to think for myself, so I prefer to decide what is true or not for myself, thank you”. “The fact that you’re so shit-scared of who I might be in comm with indicates the church has crimes they don’t want to be exposed – what are they?”.

    Nuff said.

    • Current management thinks this way. An SP behind every bush. Can’t trust those OTs. What you say Shelly is spot on. A friend of mine was called in for a chat at her local org in LA and when she got there it turned out to be a metered interview with the bulk of the questions about why she was not supporting the ideal org push and who she knew who was also not playing the game. It was an ambush plain and simple. She was livid. Any vestiges of trust that remained with her were blown out the window. Leaving your thoughts and feelings and transgressions in their hands is a dangerous activity. Not what the ole planned far as I can tell, but currently it is a toxic space where trust is not rewarded.

      • Exactly subreption. Tech Dictionary – PTS TYPE THREE

        “is mostly in institutions or would be. On this case the type two’s apparent SP is spread all over the world and is often more than all the people there are – for the person sometimes has ghosts about him or demons and they are just more apparent SP’s but imaginary as beings as well”.

        Sound like someone we know?

      • “All OT7’s are overt-infested cretins making it necessary to get sec-checked very 6 months. Evil people, these OT’s.” ~ Good one Shelley.

        I used to wonder about this. Here I was on OT7 and supposedly one of the top “10,000 people” and their level of trust in me was the need to sec check me every 6 months at a cost of $8,000-$15,000 USD maybe more (in my case usually more) (they love to pull 2-d stuff for days) (good income in that) OT’s are not supposed to like sex except for missionary style. God help you if you see a pretty lady and smile at her and are married.

      • I always used to think it hilarious going into the Sandcastle HCO (MAA) and see a row of supposed OTs (including myself) sitting there studying ‘Pain and Sex’. The only pain relating to sex for me was reading that shit.

      • PTS type three – “Sound like anyone we know?”

        Well, that was written in 1965. Two years later it sounded an awful lot like the “case” that “upper level” Scientologists were being told they had.
        As for 6 month sec checks for NOTs. That began with instructions in LRH ‘Advices’. That’s addressed in Jesse Prince’s article, ‘The Ever Changing Tech of Scientology’.

  7. Has anyone sent that promo piece to the company whose logo they used and disparaged? It is worthy of a trademark lawsuit and a libel/slander lawsuit too.

  8. Money is energy and so is electricity and money is fundraisers and that brings energy for energy and so we go around in circles.

    Woden said earlier that they shoot foot bullets in both feet! Now I know why they keep going around in circles…………

  9. The policies governing Scientology’s response to criticism and dissent were formulated during the 1950s and 1960s. These are the same polices being used by the Church of Scientology today.

      • Perhaps I am missing the sarcasm, but you do realize that you are both demonstrating the same “A = A” logic system that the church currently uses.
        It is against policy to use policy out of context. The current church specializes in it (and ignoring the rest of policy).

  10. A very well written article indeed.

    “Going Clear : Scientology : The Prison Of Belief” documentary will create (is already doing it) a snowball that will keep on growing while knocking down all the CofS Churches worldwide with its momemtum. This is an epic moment that will be remembered for a very long time. After this , the CofS will never recover.

    Having said that , let’s also not forget that “Jokers And Degraders” is LRH’s and was used against us since BEFORE DM took control of the Church. The “attack the critics and dissenters” practice by exposing their alleged “crimes” , it is ALSO LRH’s and not DM’s.

    “Basic-Basic” is NOT in DM’s reign and if that fact is not thoroughly understood as well , then getting rid of the CofS as an institution , and exposing the crimes of the “Charlatan of The Board” (COB) will not result in a complete solution as we would only be operation on a wrong Why and wrong Source.

    We most also purge Scn itself from its many non-sensible admin and ethics policies otherwise, we’ll unwittingly head again directly towards the cliff. We must be ready to take care and handle the thousands of upset souls that will be left in a total state of confusion when their Church start to crumble.

    Getting rid of the suppressive Church and its SP elements is only one side of the solution. The other side being the full rehabilitation of all its victims by correctly disseminating truth to them , patiently and with lots of tolerance for all their HE&R that will be manifested towards the field. That product takes a correctly design website just for that ; as a sane unbiased stable point to find Truth in the proper gradient away from all the noise there is in this subject.

    Scn as a subject , independently of getting rid of bad applications from the CofS as such , must be thoroughly reformed. Failing to do that , I assure you , the subject will get lost eventually ; a very sad state of affairs as Scn have no equal as to workable Tech is concerned. You can’t keep an affinity for a subject that contains several lies as well as many truths in it. The Christians failed to do that with their sacred text , and paid a very high price for that. So did Islamists and look around you.

    The late Ken Ogger (aka “The Pilot”) had excellent ideas for reforming the Church w/out altering Scn in any of its basics and fundamentals and its many, many workable processes and procedures. Talking about “elimination of the CofS” as an institution w/out bravely talking about an “all encompassing reform” of the entire subject is a very much incomplete strategy.

    By all means , let’s take DM off his “power” position and rid the CofS of its many SP elements. But let’s also not forget to reform Scn and turn it into an actual religion that foster , even before than “Total Freedom” , the protection of Human Rights. Only then , it would be a worthwile purpose in my perspective.


  11. Thank you very much for this most excellent article.

    But because some of the newer readers might not be familiar with the unofficial acronym RCS (Radical Church of Scientology), it would be great if it was defined in at least a footnote.

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