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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ron Newman)
Subject: Eyewitness report on 7/21/95 Rinder event (LONG)
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 1995 02:52:19 -0500
Organization: Cyber Access Internet Communications, Inc.
In article <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
(Neal Hamel) wrote:
> Find Out About The Exact Steps That
> Will Be Taken
> OFF THE FACE
> OF THE
> In Our Lifetime
> Mr. Mike Rinder
> Commanding Officer, Office of Special Affairs International
> Friday 21 July, 8:00 P.M.
> Pasadena Civic Auditorium
> 300 Green Street, Pasadena, Ca
A correspondent, who wishes to remain anonymous, attended this event
(though not in California). Here is this attendee's report:
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 1995 12:12:50 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: Friday's "event"
OK. I wish I had an ear for names and details--I don't. So this is
going to be a flawed telling. But I will do the best I can, and as more
comes to mind, I will pass that on.
This event was a video. Prior to the actual showing, there
were what appeared to be a number of little private "infomercials",
obviously made by and geared to Scientologists, but the filming had
overtones of professional involvement.
I didn't see all of them; someone said there were 7 or 8 of them!
The one I saw were two male characters who were evidently engaged in
some sort of official procedure--maybe it was auditing--and soon
got into a "did not-did to" argument. They never discussed anything,
but immediately got into fists up confrontation. It was odd considering
that these people were probably way past their super-dooper communication
course, but no one commented on that. Instead, overlooking the fact
that the communication courses had evidently failed, Scientology or
Dianetics had a new, improved way to solve this problem. I have no idea
what it was; I was still pondering the mystery of why they got themselves
into this situation in the first place and I missed exactly what it was
that was now going to solve the problem. And obviously it doesn't matter
if this new solution isn't perfect anyway, because there seems to be no
end to their supply of solutions. They did not give the cost of these,
but they talked about ordering it and there was no indication it was free.
Then the "real" video started. It was an event at Freewinds honoring
the patrons of the I.A.S. This seems to have been a rather exclusive
event. There were no sweeping shots of huge crowds, but those who were
there were dressed in glitter and black tie. I thought it was a cruise,
but I don't know. A few people in the audience ohh'd and ahh'd when
the Freewinds appeared on screen; it seems to be a dream of theirs
to actually be on that ship.
David M. spoke first, but I was so overwhelmed by the words of the
next speaker that I'm afraid what he said completely escapes me.
He was brief. Then the Head of IAS was introduced; I'm sorry I
did not pay attention to his name. Had I known what he was about
to say, I would surely have written it down!
He spoke of Eli Lilly case. First, people had to realize
that Eli Lilly had Nazi origins. He expanded on this for awhile.
He talked of the trial and the fact that there was a secret
settlement. It struck me through his whole talk that at least
in tactical terms, Scientology had met it's match in Eli Lilly!
Assuming any truth to what he said, they seemed to be birds of
a feather. He talked about how outraged the judge was regarding
Eli Lilly's manuevering that allowed what was really a settlement
to get entered as a decision. He concluded that anyone who
was a blistered by what a judge wrote about them as Eli Lilly was
by this judge should hang their heads in shame and slink away.
But, he noted, with disgusted amazement, Eli Lilly was more interested
in the MONEY than than they were in the good of people. He acted
as though he could not imagine any person or even any corporate
entity following that mentality, but since this particular drug
company did, I.A.S. was going to fight them with everything they
had...which brought him to another point. In order to continue
fighting this good fight, so I.A.S. was going to need more money.
Please continue to contribute.
Then he got to the heart of his talk... Scientology, through
the efforts of the IAS, is going to ERADICATE Psychiatry!!!!
Everyone stood up and cheered! They were so happy and excited.
But he knew people were wondering how this was going to be
achieved, so he went on to explain.
But first, a little history of Psychiatry. It has Nazi origins
you know. That is why it is so evil; but now that I.A.S. has
some money, due to the contributions of the people on board, both
literally and figuratively, they can fight Psychiatry. Until
people started contributing to IAS, they could not fight
Psychiatry because the Chruch of Scientology didn't have enough
money. But now that people are contributing to IAS they do have
some money--but not enough and they got a late start. (hint hint).
Then somewhere in there, and I can't say where--in fact maybe
this was D.M.--they got onto the religious status of Scientology.
The speaker recounted all the many wins and described how the
Church of Scientology finally learned that when you are trying
to get religious status you need expert testimony. So they went
out and found the foremost experts in religion in every country in
the world and showed those people their missions and orgs and
explained their philosophy, and of course, all these experts
concluded that Scientology was THE leading religion of the next
decade? century? (I forget which). And they were so impressed
that they all decided to get together and publish a book in which
they set forth their glowing testimonials. The message of this
book is to be that Scientology is the most impressive, the most
forward thinking, the most effective of all the newer religions.
If in their burst of enthusiasm they actually JOINED the C of S, he
did not say--and no one asked.
Back to the big message--how to eradicate psychiatry. Only through
the whole talk he did not use that word, but instead repeatedly
said "the psychs". I don't just mean that he consistently called
psychiatrists "the psychs"--which he did--but that he made a point
of using the term much more extensively than necessary. It was
said over and over and over.
Here is how they are going to do it.
1. Find all the people who have been harmed by the psychs.
2. Befriend these people, and as friends, help them to sue the psychs.
3. BUT..they need to stamp out the breeding grounds too! So
in a flash of brilliant legal manuevering that must send their
lawyers to the bathrooms to bang their heads against the stall
doors, they have come up with a fool proof way to pull psychiatry
out of American culture by its roots. When they sue the individual
psychs, they are going to sue the school that trained them!!!
AND...of course it is obvious to anyone that the insurance
companies will not long put up with this obvious blantant disregard
for the good of humanity on the part of the psychs and their
training schools, so they will put this nonsense to rest in short
order by refusing to insure these no goods.
And, they are embarking on a massive PR campaign. They have
just finished a glossy booklet that explains to the public
how the psychs are responsible for racism. He read several
quotations from the book; they were indeed astounding.
And they sent this book out to all the civil rights and
minority group leaders, who were, needless to say, astounded.
So all they need to do is keep enlightening people, and
that will be the end of the psychs.
They have a series of such books, one will tell how the psychs
are responsible for sex discrimination--in fact, one for each
ill that society now faces. Once they send these out and the
world sees how the psychs are responsible for it all, that will
be the end of the psychs.
Oh, by the way, they need more money to do this. And there were
envelopes on the chairs that you could use to donate to this noble
cause. When it was over, people got up in stunned amazement
Oh, I forgot. It ended with some desultory hip-hips to a
picture of L.R. Hubbard. Then people got up and left.
My correspondent later sent me a second message:
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 1995 14:33:50 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Addendum to events report.
I saw a post that mentioned Mr. Rinder, and that he was commanding
officer of OSA. And he *was* the speaker, but I am quite sure
this was on behalf of IAS, not OSA.
The folder that was on the chairs requesting more money
says this on the cover:
"IF there were exact plans to 1. Eradicate psychiatry 2. end
suppression of Scientology in Europe, would you (underlined)
help make them happen?"
It was the part about ending the suppression in Europe
that they talked about getting testimony from the leading theologians
in each country. Also, their intention is to use the
IRS ruling in the U.S. as a tool to persuade other
countries of the religious nature of Scientology. They
credit that rule with the courts of Canada granting them
religious status. In general, though, this portion was
more a series of "wins" claims; if there was a coherent
plan beyond what I stated, I lost it in the mish-mash of
glowing claims of acceptances in different countries.
The donation form is not shy about amounts. A minimum of
$300 for one year membership or a minimum of $2000 for a
lifetime membership--although as a life time member you
will be given further opportunities to contribute to
causes such as the two mentioned here, because as the
form states "Your contributions and membership fees
determine how fast these goals can be (underlined)
achieved." (I guess the practicality and effectiveness
of the game plan is a secondary consideration. As I
listened to the plan, I asked myself how would I feel if I
had just contributed heaven only knows how much money to
this group and I then heard such stupid plans for
spending it...but if anyone in the audience had such
thoughts, they kept them quiet!)
The form you sign includes a series of statements that
affirm that you understand the purpose of IAS is to
achieve the aims of Scientology, that you support "the
dismantling of any groups and organizations which have as
their purpose to prevent the delivery of Scientology
technology and freedom for mankind", that you aren't
working for any organization " dedicated to harming
mankind", that you understand there is no refund of contribution and
that you understand that any data you might provide
to IAS may be stored in a computer. You're supposed to
sign this, and it is written in big letters.
So everyone is very "clear" as to what they are supporting
with their money--furthering Scientology and suppressing
anything Scientology feels is contrary to their aims. And
from the response of the people listening to the game
plan,intelligence, ethics, honor and honesty within the
IAS are neither expected nor realized.
Ron Newman email@example.com