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The Freedoms of Being Declared

On 4 July 1958, L. Ron Hubbard delivered the lecture titled The Freedoms of Clear in the West Ballroom in the Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C. It’s one of the few filmed lectures by L. Ron Hubbard, and is contained in the Clearing Congress lectures/DVDs.

Less than fifty years later, the freedoms afforded by the Church of Scientology Inc are those only available by being declared a Suppressive Person.

Being labeled an SP by Scientology Inc is now a political action rather than a forthright aboveboard honest action designed to assure spiritual gains to persons genuinely desiring the kinds of personal improvement and expansion that was promised and delivered by the founder of the Scientology applied religious philosophy in the years 1952-1978.

Being “declared” is now a kind of badge of courage endowed on Scientologists who want to return to those halcyon days of yore.

Let’s see what the freedoms are that can be leveraged by a person who’s been declared by the Church of Scientology Inc.

● Freedom from going to the Int Events where you are lied to repetitively

● Freedom to spend holidays and long weekends with your family

● Freedom to spend a weekend without being harassed for donations, signing up for courses, being recruited, or having to buy something

● Freedom to have a child that will be safe from Sea Org recruitment

● Freedom from getting phone calls from Idle Orgs, or the Int event unit, about events and new releases

● Freedom from having to engage in endless pointless meaningless conversations with zombified brainwashed staff members about why you’re not going to the event, or why you’re not buying the new release

● Freedom from having to engage in endless phone conversations with the 12th person this month to call you and ask why you’re not joining staff at the new Idle Org

● Freedom from disposing of…or recycling…the piles of promotional material mailed to you by Scientology Inc.

● Freedom from censuring your own opinions and observations about Scientology Inc’s lies

● Freedom from censuring others’ opinions and observations about Scientology Inc’s lies

● Freedom from having to write up other’s opinions and observations about Scientology Inc’s lies

● Freedom from getting pissed about being lied to by Scientology Inc’s self-appointed leader

● Freedom to look at the Internet

● Freedom to talk to your non-Scientologist family members about how corrupt the management of Scientology Inc has become

● Freedom to talk to the press about how corrupt the management of Scientology Inc has become

● Freedom to document for the press what crimes Scientology Inc and David Miscavige are guilty of

● Freedom to tell an over-aggressive Sea Org member who’s called you to recruit you for the Sea Org to buzz off

● Freedom to talk to someone from your heart about Scientology and Scientology Inc

● Freedom to breathe a sigh of relief that you didn’t get your friends into Scientology

● Freedom to breathe a sigh of relief that you didn’t get your family into Scientology

● Freedom to review what decisions you made about Scientology and Scientology Inc because someone compelled you to and to decide what you want to think in a new uninfluenced unit of time about Scientology and Scientology Inc

● Freedom to look, not listen

● Freedom to grow spiritually

●  Freedom to move up LRH’s Bridge without being stymied at every turn

● Freedom to find a route to spiritual expansion and growth that works for you

● Freedom to apply what tech you want to apply to a situation rather than that forced on you by Scientology Inc

● Freedom to evaluate what LRH said and accept it or reject it according to your own observations and judgment

● Freedom to label Miscavige a lying psychotic criminal if that’s what your observations are

● Freedom to hold OT VIIIs in contempt for failing to see the corruption and lies going on around them

● Freedom to keep that inheritance or lottery money and do something self-determined with it

● Freedom to see that the IAS is a giant scam and the freedom to hold that opinion until the transparency you’ve needed is enacted

● Freedom to have the opinion that the IRS deal was one of the worst things to ever happen to Scientology

● Freedom to hold the opinion that the IRS deal was one of the key events that led to Scientology Inc and Miscavology

● Freedom to form and hold the opinion that the long-overdue updated OEC volumes are probably best left unpublished because Scientology Inc only selectively follows LRH policy anyway

● Freedom to liberate librarians around the world from getting constantly harassed to put the LRH encyclopedic biography on their shelves

● Freedom to resent Scientology Inc for its self-serving Newspeak

● Freedom to communicate what you observe without someone reactively accusing you of “having withholds”

● Freedom from conformity with rigidly-insane service-facsimile-ridden cult clones

● Freedom to be an individual without fear of individuation, since you’ve cleared those words

● Freedom from David Miscavige trying to micromanage your life and your second dynamic

● Freedom from having to defend David Miscavige’s crimes

● Freedom to choose a personality that isn’t a carbon-copy of David Miscavige’s

● Freedom from having someone who’s totally unfamiliar with your life tell you what the greatest good for the greatest number of dynamics is

● Freedom from having to consider only what the greatest good for the Scientology Inc dynamic is

● Freedom to observe that the last twenty years you spent in Scientology Inc was a one-way outflow of money to Scientology Inc

● Freedom to consider that you have the right to determine and create your own future without some fifteen-year-old with no life experience telling you you’re wrong

 

But most of all

 

● Freedom to think for yourself

 

What freedoms did you experience when you were declared?

 

— written by Plain Old Thetan

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8 Comments

Bela  on September 4th, 2012

Freedom of choice…
Freedom to decide about the people I want on my communication lines or not.
Freedom to decide if I want someone’s help or not, as opposed to the “requested”/ enforced interviews set up because “they want to help you”, even tho you have not asked for it.
Freedom to decide what I consider a private matter and what I consider I should share with another.
Freedom from the “enforced BE, DO and HAVE” that is constantly run on you from the Church.

D'Anne  on September 4th, 2012

Whew! Freedom to not have to “fight the evil enemy” all the time… to know Love and enjoy the deep pleasures of living a life full of loving.

OldAuditor  on September 4th, 2012

Kay, I am not sure whether you are still drinking the Kool-Aid or just did not read the article. This article is about the freedoms of being a declared independent, not an effort to pick out the remaining good bits of a corrupt and dangerous organization.

We are willing to salvage those who have escaped from the cult, but we do not waste time trying to glorify or justify the actions of those remaining. There have been many articles about the wisdom of salvaging something of value from the cult, but this is about the real freedoms that come with being separated from it.

plainoldthetan  on September 4th, 2012

Kay, in Present Time, one can only be declared a “suppressive person” by Scientology Inc.

Additionally, one cannot walk into a Church of Scientology Inc and get “Standard Scientology” any more; that’s a thing of the distant past.

If a person had taken their brother-in-law into a Church in 1992 and routed him onto service, then gotten himself declared in 2012, the brother-in-law would not be allowed to communicate to one in 2012. And one would not be allowed into the brother-in-law’s house for Thanksgiving dinner.

So if one failed to get his family into Scientology Inc in 1992 but gets his ass declared by Scientology Inc in 2012, one can heave a sigh of relief that he failed to get his family into Scientology Inc in 1992. That’s what I call freedom!

No more Flag MAAs browbeating you about not getting your family into Scientology. No more denial of access to an OT Level for failure to select friends or family to Flag for service. That’s what I call freedom!

And for most people I know…like those stuck on endless OT VII, or those re-doing and re-doing and re-doing lower Bridge actions like Objectives Co-Audits, Purification rundowns, PTS/SP courses, and basic books, the gains they got from Scientology happened in 1979. It’s been a one-way outflow to the coffers of Scientology Inc ever since.

Snap!

Come to present time.

John Doe  on September 4th, 2012

Freedom to observe, speak, and hear the truth about Scientology, without the necessity to become an “acceptable truth” PR robot on the subject.

Crane  on September 4th, 2012

“Freedom to live in a world where ‘fair exchange’ really means something”

“Freedom to let incredible arrogance not reach the height of your disdain”

wimpy  on September 5th, 2012

Freedom from those f***in’ nonstop phone calls is pretty awesome in itself. But now that I have no Scn mail to shlep to the recycle bin, I actually have to make an effort with the dumbbells in order to get a decent upper body workout. Dang!

Phil Bruemmer  on September 26th, 2012

I have attained ALL the freedoms listed above!

I haven’t seen my certificate, but a friend told me that he read it. It was full of doubleplusgood duckspeak!

So, now that I have attained the freedoms and have my certificate, can I attest?
Huh…?

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