Skip to comments.'Beatings', sniper nests and a punishment block called ‘The Hole’: Inside Scientology’s strict Sea
Posted on 07/03/2012 7:33:20 PM PDT by Nachum
Members are banned from having children, are paid just $50 a week and can be punished for simply looking at somebody the wrong way by being thrown in The Hole - two trailers set aside for punishment.
It has been investigated by FBI agents looking into human trafficking and one member claimed he was locked in a ships hold for 18 hours a day with no food.
Holmes is also said to have been alarmed at her daughter being pushed into an academy partly paid for by Will Smith which acts as a feeder to a school popular with Scientologists.
And according to interviews with former Scientologists and former Sea Org members, her fears appear to be well founded.
Sea Org is the Scientologist equivalent of a religious order and is thought to be around 6,000 strong.
In recent years ex-members including Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis have spoken out about the brutal regime which operates inside.
The one billion year pledge is supposedly to symbolise their eternal commitment to the religion' but is made by children as young as 10, something Haggis likened to the treatment of child slaves in Haiti, he has told the New Yorker.
Members are paid just $50 a week and banned from leaving their base or they are tracked down by a special team who use emotional pressure or physical force to make them come back.
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Full title: 'Beatings', sniper nests and a punishment block called The Hole: Inside Scientologys strict Sea Org which Suri Cruise faced joining and which drove her parents apart
Whoa...aren’t they all obama supporters? Beginning to make sense now. Bunch of wackos.
i would not call Greta Van Sustren an Obama supporter.
The liberals are really fanticides, they make fantasy’s up in their heads and believe them. All of them, the fantasies vary.
Had to google her. Didn’t know.
I have an old friend who is a scientologist, and he and his wife are very Conservative. His adult children are of child bearing years, yet they have no children
Hollyweirdos fall for this BS, but we’re supposed to believe them regarding politics.
Looks like something out of Jim Jones Guyana, or David Koresh Branch Davidians in Waco TX, only with some high end financial backing.... Just East of Moreno Valley in Riverside Co., CA
And I predict a similar end-note for this cult, too.
It will be interesting as to what is revealed when Scientology falls. All cults fall eventually, as they cannot compete with truth.
That’s certainly possible.
Several years ago, the Scientology trackers, or whatever they’re called went to a town in TX, near Sinton, IIRC, and made some ex Scientologists lives miserable.
It was in all the papers here. Apparently, they take it very seriously when their followers leave, and dish on them.
Apparently, they take it very seriously when their followers leave, and dish on them.
As part of the ‘process’....they reveal their secrets to ‘auditors’ and all is recorded. They use it for blackmail when they try to leave (or not pay) the cult.
Here’s the South Texas Scientology “Squirrel Busters” story:
(It’s from the Village Voice. After reading it, and refreshing my memory, I fear Katie Holmes has consigned herself and her daughter to a life of Hellish intimidation.
The Village Voice did a whole series on Scientologists who left and the abuse visited upon them.
Thanks for that.
I am no fan of Scientology. I did like some of Hubbard’s sci if books.
But, the compound in California is no more ornate than the Vatican or Mecca.
People all over the world spend a lot of money because they fear death. And none of it works. So far, all but one of us has failed to come back.
“After answering about 4 to 5 multiple choice questions, I could clearly see that they were trying to get the test taker to admit any of their psychological faults.”
Close call. That’s how they rope-in people. Unrelated to those clowns, I joke about psychological screens (for depression) at work. They’ll ask a question (probably similar to what you were asked) that goes something like this:
“Do you ever not want to get out of bed in the morning?”
a) Yea, when it’s a work day
b) Sometimes but not usually
c) Once or twice a year, when I don’t feel well
d) Never - I’m ready to run a marathon at 5 AM every day
If you answer anything except (d), you likely have depression. At that point, a whole army of people with useless degrees descends upon you to SAVE YOUR LIFE (and drug you)!!!
It’s so funny that I’ve explained this all to my kids and we have contests to see who can come up with the best questions and answer options. It’s gets really good some times.
Anyway, sure enough, junior is at the doctor just last week and the doctor started screening him for depression - it was hopeless for the doctor, my kid was VERY WELL PREPARED and knew how to keep that army of useless-degreed people in the back room from getting another live one.
Very interesting. That is exactly about how it went.
“Very interesting. That is exactly about how it went.”
Yea, they’re “rope-in” questions, as opposed to clinical diagnoses - same crap for ADD and other First-World ailments.
I also mistrust survey questions at work, because I don’t know for sure if they’re being tracked to me, particularly on the Internet, but even before. Back in those days, we were each sent a paper survey, via company mail with our name on it the envelope. We were told to fill out the survey and the form was completely anonymous - EXCEPT that each form had a unique serial number (and remember, it came addressed individually). That was it for me - from then on, I give the answers that the company wants (usually), but sometimes I’ll give a real answer if that question won’t come back to bite me.
Same thing with phone surveys. If I were running for office in a general election, the first thing I would do is call up every voter and figure out where they stood. If they were hopeless (for me), they’d never hear from me again. On the other hand, if they were on my side, I’d flood them with flyers and carry them to the voting booth if necessary. But to do all of that, you have to come across as neutral - so I would never tell them who I worked for when calling. I suspect that most people who get surveyed by Gallup...actually aren’t being surveyed by Gallup.
Maybe the RNC will back one of them someday.