Back in the day, way before what we see today, the head of OSA, Mike Rinder, and the head of the RTC, Marty Rathbun, used to do things to people that were way worse than what we see Mike Rinder & Leah Remini complaining about today.
Mike Rinder and Mark Rathbun took a lot of actions which, to this day, they’ve never talked about. No journalist, or book publisher, or documentarian who’s wanted Mike or Marty for their own journalistic business ventures have ever really pressed these two to give details.
But back in 2010, on the Ex-Scientologist Message Board, this was what those who had been harmed, and those who knew others in Scientology who had been harmed, were talking about.
In fact, discussion of Scientology’s criminal activity was all over the Internet before the discussion of Scientology and Indie Scientology was taken over by Int Base Escapees and has managed to be “settled down” to where it is today – a kind of a milquetoast medium of “gosh those Scientologists are mean to all those families they tear apart through disconnection!”
And, “Why hasn’t Tom Cruise seen Suri in so long??”
To get a glimpse of what the Scientology reality was about when Mike and Marty first came out and started revising history and promoting L Ron Hubbard to people outside the Church, take a look at just one Opening Post which was written on ESMB at that time:
TITLE:People Who Left Scientology Before Marty Rathbun Did
Those were the days:
Having PIs going through your trash, breaking in to your apartment, intimidating your employer, and getting you fired from your job.
Being run off the road and attempted to be murdered for revealing L Ron Hubbard’s true biography.
Having written “Tom Cruise Missiles” as a joke on the Internet and having it turned into a violent threat that “interferes with a religion”, sending you to jail.
Raids by federal marshals into your home, hauling away your computers. People whose hands and feet were wired to cinder blocks, and nd up in the bottom of their mother’s backyard pool, riled as a “suicide”.
A woman shot 3 times in the chest, and once in the face by a rifle, ruled a ‘suicide’ by the local sheriff. And who was that woman? David Miscavige’s mother-in-law – Flo Barnett
Were they all coordinated and CSWed by Marty Rathbun and Mike Rinder for David Miscavige’s approval? Or just some of them?
Did these things happen to people for doing exactly the same thing that Marty and Mike are doing now – writing stuff on the Internet about Scientology?
Those were the days, weren’t they?
To see the whole thread go to: http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?19777-People-Who-Left-Scientology-Before-Marty-Rathbun-Did
Poke around reading the threads in that 2009-2011 frame on ESMB. There were a lot of very important things being discussed at that time.
But even then I didn’t mention Joel Sappel’s Dog, or Tony Ortega’s cat, or Victoria Britton’s son, or any other criminal action probably taken by the Church of Scientology against their critics and potential whistleblowers.
It all seems so tame now.
The reason I am writing about this is because all the award-winning books have been written, and all the Emmy-winning documentaries have been made, but none of these crimes have been answered for.
I, personally, have nothing to gain or lose by Marty and Mike stepping up and answering for what has been done to people as part of criminal fair game activities against critics while they were in the Church.
But the Church of Scientology’s victims are still waiting.
Look at all those awards, all those book sales, all those hero-worshipping praises by journalists and documentarians, and all those people who give the awards….
And yet still: No justice for the victims of Scientology.
Keep asking them.
Because no matter how many books have been written, and movies and podcasts and TV series have been made, and awards have been given:
Those who have been harmed by Scientology deserve justice