Church of Scientology Versus The Independent Field, Part 3
In the previous entry in this series, the question was posed: What do you do if
- You can’t get Standard Technology from the Church of Scientology, because
- Standard Technology has been altered by the entity meant to protect it (RTC), and
- The only people you could report it to are gone.
That is exactly the situation as it exists today. The result has been a mass exodus from the Church. This is particularly true among highly trained technical terminals and highly audited OTs. They were some of the first, and best placed to notice the problems. Aside from those who left voluntarily, there are those who were excommunicated for not going along with what was going on.
Consider the magnitude of this for a moment. Imagine what it takes for someone to come to the conclusion that their only choice is to leave the Church of Scientology. You may be aware that doing so may mean that all your friends and relatives would disconnect from you because the Church has illegally reinstituted the LRH-canceled policy of disconnection. Not to mention all the thousands of Scientologists you will never meet because they are still in the Church and unaware or unwilling to look at what’s going on. You can never walk into an Org, a St Hill, Advanced Org or Flag again.
And yet hundreds or thousands of Scientologists have made this decision (and continue to). In this, I also include those like myself who do not openly proclaim they have left, but are nonetheless no longer members of the Church.
But that’s not really my point with this post. Up until recently, those who left the Church were generally either genuine SPs, severely PTS, or squirrels. Scientology justice codes were written with provisions for dealing with such people. People who left (or were thrown out) were the bad guys. Scientology justice rightfully applied to them because they were the bad guys. However, now we have a situation where many, if not most of the people in the field who have left or been kicked out are really good guys. Think about that for a moment. Look again at the bullet points above. Scientology justice was never meant to handle a situation like this. There’s no precedent for it.
And that’s the situation as it stands. Who would ever have imagined such a thing?