One of our favorite correspondents has sent us another issue from the Miscavige Communications Office which should resolve once and for all whether the practice of Disconnection is aligned with Command Intention or not.
This spurious issue is marked Gen Non-Remimeo, but since it is of such importance, you who are outside the church should feel free to disseminate it freely.
If you post this satire elsewhere, please have the courtesy to acknowledge the author, Motti Morell.
MISCAVIGE COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
MCO Policy Letter of August 6th, 2014
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Despite the bad PR our disconnection policy has suffered from the growing hordes of squirrels, I can assure you that disconnection policy is our number one survival point.
A recent confidential poll conducted among Scientologists in good standing has shown conclusively that if disconnection was dropped as a policy, 78% of all Scientologists would walk out on the Church.
Independent Scientology is gnawing at our clientele with the lure of cheaper rates and softer ethics. Our saving grace is the fact that most Scientologists have family members, friends, employers, employees and business associates in the Church. Fear of disconnection keeps them within the fold. Most of them do not want to be separated forever from their loved ones, fired from their jobs, lose their businesses and their livelihood.
Furthermore, they do not want their loved ones to get into trouble, heavy ethics, Sec-Checks or have their bridge progress blocked.
So those 78% who are disaffected with the Church grit their teeth and keep their mouths shut and stay in. They don’t even share their thoughts with their closest relatives and friends for fear it will all come out in the confessionals with dire consequences to everyone involved.
I must commend those 78% for withholding their critical thoughts; Responsibility is ‘able to withhold’ (HCOB 21 Jan 1960, RESPONSIBILITY) and these individuals do it for the greatest good.
That’s why, with all the attacks we endure, we still manage to keep our membership and stream of donations waning at a moderate rate rather than crashing down at once. Had the disconnection policy been canceled, as a certain SP long since removed attempted it at one time in the past “in order to get good PR”, the Church of Scientology would have come plummeting to oblivion.
Therefore, the policy of disconnection is reaffirmed here with a vengeance, as it is just about the only glue that keeps us more or less intact.
Most Glorious Leader
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Just in case you feel that Mike Rinder and Tony Ortega are making fun of the brain damaged adherents of the Church of Perpetual Cluelessness, I would like to present you with this charming literary effort from a churchie in Bellevue Washington who identifies himself as email@example.com.
This stalwart defender of the faith that kills babies and destroys families sent me this sanctimonious comment about one of our most visited posts: Finding your way as an Independent Scientologist
I was going to publish his comment after getting a little more data, but I found that his email address is fake. I now expect that he was completing some ethics condition and “striking an effective blow against the enemies of the group” to make up for some shortcomings in his dedication to the cause.
Here is his comment with my corrections:
I would suggest two disclaimers to be put on this page:
First, to note the AGE of the article, and the fact that a large amount of reform has already occurred. FALSE, conditions have worsened.
Second, that it is not impossible to act as an independent and still utilize the services of the church, at least basic services like courses. FALSE. Acting as an independent will get you declared a Suppressive Person.
At least that has been my experience, though limited – the churches I’ve been to have been happy to see me, to help me choose beneficial services, and further to check that I am benefiting from the services in a friendly and non-committal way.
The costs have been very reasonable – even “low” by my standards, though I have not yet advanced very far – not even so far as the first step of the Bridge. Perhaps he is a staff member. They generally do not move on the Bridge.
I think COS can still be a great asset to new public members, as the local orgs and missions are primarily focused on helping their public – not on suppressing or cheating them. I would be quite impressed if he could name one org or mission that helped their public.
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MISCAVIGE COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
MCO Bulletin of August 2nd, 2014
CANCELLATION OF TONE LEVELS
Recent research and compilation of LRH’s hitherto undiscovered hand-written scraps has led to a technical breakthrough that resulted in major changes in the structure of the emotional tone scale.
It is now official Church Policy that FEAR be the uppermost tone level for all Scientologists, staff and public.
It is further official Church Policy that the following tone levels (including all the shades between) are canceled henceforth:
SERENITY OF BEINGNESS
In keeping with Inspector General Network Bulletin Number 39, entitled “Your Progress to OT (Arbitraries Cancelled)” Dated 6 June 99, every Scientologist must fully understand the rationale behind the cancellation of the above tone levels, so that no one should harbor any critical thoughts as if this cancellation was arbitrary in any way.
Hence, the rationale for the cancellation is hereby explained:
SERENITY OF BEINGNESS
Was found to be a higher harmonic of APATHY, not a tone level by itself.
Postulates is not a tone level but a prerogative reserved exclusively to International Management.
Is not a tone level but a prerogative reserved exclusively to International Management to initiate and enforce. No individual Scientologist may start a game on his/her own accord.
Is not a tone level but any order issued by International Management to be obeyed and followed. No individual Scientologist, staff member or public, may initiate an action on his/her own accord.
Is not a tone level by itself but a display of approval in response to speeches made by COB in events, announcing new breakthroughs. Display of Exhilaration is compulsory by all attendants at such events.
Was found to be a false tone. The correct name for this emotional state is GLEE. Glee, as we know, is not a tone level, but a seriously undesirable state that needs to be eradicated in processing.
Can be displayed in all tone levels and is not a distinct tone level by itself. If carried to excess, may be actionable by HCO Sec Check on the grounds of “asking too many questions”.
Is a higher harmonic of FEAR, not a tone by itself.
Is a state of being, can be manifested in many tone levels.
Is actually a misdemeanor per HCO POLICY LETTER OF 7 MARCH 1965 Issue III OFFENSES & PENALTIES and includes non-compliance, discourtesy and insubordination, disturbing a course or class, and disrupting a meeting. It includes all forms of criticism of, and defiance toward, management in general. Antagonism is actionable by HCO Sec Check and if recurring, by Committee of Evidence, and may lead to suspension of certificates and even expulsion.
Is a physical sensation, not an emotional tone level.
Is a crime as per HCO POLICY LETTER OF 7 MARCH 1965 Issue III OFFENSES & PENALTIES and includes, but not limited to, mayhem, failure or refusal to acknowledge, relay or execute a direct legal order from an International Board Member, inciting to insubordination, spreading destructive rumours about senior Scientologists, and can also amount to Suppressive acts which are considered HIGH CRIMES per HCO PL 23 Dec 1965RB, Rev 8 Jan 1991 SUPPRESSIVE ACTS and HCO Policy Letters March 7, 1965, Issues I and II HIGH CRIMES, with all attendant penalties.
Is not a tone level by itself but a form of suppressed ANGER.
Is a manifestation of FEAR and henceforth included in the tone level of FEAR as an inseparable part thereof.
THE NEW OFFICIAL TONE SCALE
The new, updated tone scale is hereby presented and instituted. It is in full compliance with current Church Policy.
For brevity sake, only the main tone levels are given here. For a complete list of tone levels below FEAR, please refer to the updated HCO BULLETIN OF 25 SEPTEM3ER l971RB REVISED 1 APRIL 1978, RE-REVISED 2 AUGUST 2014 TONE SCALE IN FULL:
The top 3 tone levels – FEAR, SYMPATHY and PROPITIATION are, naturally, the most desirable ones for the parishioner. They ensure constant compliance, obedience, and a steady stream of donations from the parishioner to our Holy Mother Church.
GRIEF is a state of regret, following penalties inflicted for violating the state of PROPITIATION. It requires dropping down to MAKING AMENDS to atone for one’s failure to donate. If the person fully completes his formula of MAKING AMENDS, he may then rise to the next higher tone. If he fails to do so, he will drop to APATHY and then DEATH, as his eternal salvation is forfeited.
All Scientologists will stop using the old tone-scale as of date of this bulletin, and will destroy all copies and materials of the old tone scale. Posters of the new tone scale are now ready to be shipped and be posted in every Org and Mission in prominent places. Failure to comply will constitute a HIGH CRIME and invoke a Committee of Evidence against the person\s responsible for the omission.
Applying the new, updated tone-scale is our guarantee of the continued flourishing and prospering of the Church of Scientology.
~~Provided for your reading pleasure by Motti Morel
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