Bristling with Kudos
This is a response from Marty Rathbun on his blog October 8, 2010 to a post by Larry Brennan:
Larry, You and I talked in depth some months ago. Perhaps you will recall we predicted this very day when Miscavige would out of sheer arrogance and hate drive a lot of folk previously bickering at one another together to face the storm. Thank you for all you have done and are doing. Yeah, of course I remember Special Unit. You may remember that Miscavige would pull you and Shervell (Invest Special Unit) over to ASI to give minute by minute orders on Armstrong. Believe it or not, I was out of the loop for all the fireworks that lead to the suit. That is why I have bristled at Armstrong’s condemnation of me for acts I knew not of. Of course, the ball was in my court when it went to court. But, ain’t it funny how what gets around, comes around? The Armstrong precedent will protect this kid. And for that, after all these years, kudos to Gerry Armstrong. That’s right, I said it.
tldr: Some people are treating Marty’s recent comment about me on his blog as a friendly gesture, his issuing kudos to me because the appellate decision in the first Scientology v. Armstrong case (Armstrong I) will, he declares, protect Daniel Montalvo. Marty also provides his reason for what he calls bristling at me, which would be his actions and words in relation to me since his bristling began.
To bristle is “to react in an angry or offended manner.” Bristling would be an identifiable indicator of a being at 1.5 on Scientologists’ tone scale. If the bristling is hidden from others, this indicates 1.1 on Scientologists’ tone scale. Clearly many people, particularly those most closely allied to him, have been missing Marty’s long term bristling and his failure to move on up from there. Covert hostility is in fact the Scientology-wide tone in reaction to SPs like me.
Marty’s kudos may very well be poisoned, and his justification for all that bristling, which hasn’t ended with his comment, is not borne out by the evidence I’ve been able to examine in order to determine what he was talking about. /tldr
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