Jesse Prince: What—–Who? (August 4, 1998)

Title: What—–Who?1
Author: jesse_prince@minton.org (Jesse Prince)
Date: Tue, 04 Aug 1998 03:10:39 GMT

If you had the unfortunate experience of having had the “privilege” of
paying tens of thousands of dollars for Scientology auditing, then
you’ll have an idea of what I’m about to say here. If not, I’ll make
it simple for you. When a Scientology victim progresses up to OT3,
what do you find out? L. Ron Hubbard tells you there is no such thing
as God or the Devil. It’s all an alien space war.

Furthermore, you find out that your whole body is nothing more than a
hotel for disembodied spirits called “body thetans” or “BTs,” and
groups of BTs called “clusters” that need extensive auditing. The
result? Pay more money, of course, to get more auditing.

That L. Ron Hubbard said there was no God was a real shock to me,
since I believed in God then and I still do now. I had thought
Scientology was a non-denominational religion. If there is no God,
then why all the hype about religion?

Now we move forward to 1982. In the summer of 1982 I was at Flag and I
worked in the Qualifications Division as a cramming officer. Right
around August a friend of mine, Mike Eldridge, came to me and told me
he was on a special mission. He showed me a dispatch which he said was
from LRH, which in fact was an order to find the best supervisor or
cramming officer in all of Scientology and bring that person to the
secret base in Hemet, California, to do correction on Int management
staff – CMO Int, ASI, Int management, etc., because they did not have
a clue how to manage international Scientology and were doing a bad
job.

Mike told me the search was over, because I was the person that met
the qualifications of the LRH order. Although I should have been
impressed by this, I told him I had no intention of going with him
anywhere, LRH order or not.

Later on that day, Mike came back and told me that I had no idea of all
the bad things that would happen to me if I refused the order from
LRH, that I would be declared, expelled from Scientlogy, and harassed
for the rest of my life. He told me Int management needed to reform
and I would be instrumental in getting that done. Well, I ended up
going “over the rainbow” to the secret location at Hemet. Instantly I
was presented with almost as many stripes as a zebra to show my
authority and was given other trappings of power as well – my own
private berthing space rather than being put in a dorm, personal
servants to clean my room, people to service my every need.

Then along comes David Miscavige to brief me on the current scene at
Int. During the briefing he interrupted himself to make what seemed to
me at the time to be a non-sequitur point. He said to me, “You
realize, don’t you, that there is no such thing as God?”

I replied that I had read the OT3 pack and was therefore aware of
LRH’s view on this subject.

I have often remembered that conversation since I’ve left Scientology.

As you move even higher up the “Bridge to Total Freedom,” to the level
of New Era Dianetics for OTs, or NOTs, you are told to ask a whole new
level of BTs and clusters the following questions: “What are you?” and
“Who are you?” endlessly. At this level of NOTs you learn that
everything is made up of BTs – your emotions, your thoughts, your
body, your mind, the entire world is nothing but masses of these
disembodied beings.

Moving along, we get to OT8 and what does LRH say now? He says that he
is Satan, the “bringer of light,” and he makes mention of a final
conflict as given in the Book of Revelations. Again I ask, why call
Scientology a religion when its founder believes he is the antithesis
of God – the Devil himself?

Well, here is a little story to shed some light on What… Who?

I’ll eventually tell you my whole story, but first, this one:

It was the summer of 1992 and I was desperately trying to leave the
Int base any way I could. I was living with others who were also
trying to leave. We were all kept in an old house known as the Old
Gilman House, or OGH, which also served as the “isolation house” for
physically ill Sea Org members.

It was there that I saw a grisly sight that still gives me nightmares.

A Sea Org member of ten years plus, Diane Morrison, who was
approximately 30 years old, had been diagnosed with cancer.
Scientology is paranoid about X-rays and gamma rays, and they refused
to let Diane get chemotherapy. The two Scientology doctors, one was LRH’s
personal physician–N.B. LRH is dead too…, prescribed a course of
vitamin therapy and auditing to cure Diane’s cancer.

Needless to say, Diane continued to worsen day by day. Finally, one of
the doctors told her to let go so she could just die. Some doctor, huh?
Diane stopped eating and drinking after that, and she turned into a walk-
ing skeleton. She was in constant pain and would moan and scream day and
night. Her husband, Shawn Morrison, was the Port Captain, which is the
post responsible for dealing with public relations matters for the
base in Hemet. Shawn refused to visit his wife, but after a time he
was ordered to go and visit her. When he saw what had happened to her
he screamed and ran out of the room.

It was known that Diane was very close to death, and it would have
been a public relations flap if she had died on the base. So Shawn was
ordered to take her off the base to his mother’s house so she could
die there. Being a good Sea Org member, Shawn drove her, screaming and
moaning, to his mother’s house where she was laid under an air
conditioner.

Diane died within two days. She did not die of cancer. She died of
starvation.

Shawn was upset because he had to miss post time to drive Diane to his
mother’s house.

Diane’s death was a horrifying experience to all who knew about it.

Knowing that LRH insisted he was Satan, knowing that you are used
until you drop dead in the Sea Org, do you really want to be a part of
this way of thinking or this way of life? What about the nut cases
running Scientology and the Sea Org? For all of you misguided people
still in Scientology or the Sea Org, please get a clue and take this
cue and run for your  life away from anything to do with Scientology
or the Sea Org, lest you become the next Diane Morrison or Lisa
MacPherson.

Scn is a dead archaic idea. L Ron Hubbard is dead, a victim of his own
machinations! Take a hint, it’s over. By the mere fact Scn will not embrace
modern medical technology to the detriment of it’s members is appalling. Why
would anyone just eat raw meat after the advent of fire? Hell, we now have
stoves, microwaves, etc. Get the point? LRH is dead and a few mindless puppets
are carrying on the tradition of something that may have been novel in the 50’s
but the novelty of Dianetics and Scn have long since passed.

Scientology is evil to the core.

Respectfully submitted,

Jesse Prince