A letter to Mike Rinder: Your victim speaks up (Part 3) (February 22, 2018)

Zinberg was a Guardian’s Office (“GO”) and Office of Special Affairs (“OSA”) volunteer, who was briefly involved in covert ops targeting Cooper. What is reported he did to her was stake out her apartment building, although he never saw her, and deliver to her father Ted Cooper’s jewelry business pages that Zinberg’s GO seniors had covertly, unlawfully copied from her teenage diary. The GO’s obvious goal for the diary op Zinberg participated in was to generate or exacerbate conflict between Mr. Cooper and his adopted daughter Paulette, who was then a stellar Scientology target.

You fair gamed me while you were inside and commanding the sect’s Office of Special Affairs worldwide, Mike, for over two decades. That was your org board position and your function in the criminal conspiracy against rights that Hubbard and then Miscavige headed. You ran hundreds of volunteers like Zinberg. You ran a raft of PIs, a bevy of attorneys and a covey of covert operatives. Five of your conspiracy’s six lawsuits against me were filed, and all of them were prosecuted, when you commanded OSA and ran the legal apparatus. You had me unlawfully bankrupted. You had me threatened and driven from my home in the US. You ran covert and overt operations against me in the US, Canada and Europe. You unlawfully used millions of dollars in tax exempt funds of a religious corporation to commit crimes against me. You culled my pc folders. You black PRed me. Psychologically, your conspiracy, and you specifically, hectored me to within a heartbeat of suicide. Although admittedly you fair gamed me more than any other individual you have identified, you fair gamed and made your juniors fair game average, common wogs like me all over the world.

You were an insider in the Scientologists’ criminal conspiracy against persons and rights. The conspiracy in 1974, which the GO hierarchy then ran for Hubbard, used Zinberg, indeed used him for criminal acts or ops; but Zinberg was never an insider. Even Chris Shelton, who was in the SO for seventeen years, and proclaims himself a “high level insider,” was not an insider, not even a low level insider. (Actually, Shelton could have been an insider – with you in your criminal conspiracy — but not if what he has stated about his Scientology career is somewhere near true.) You, Mike, however, were an insider where being an insider mattered: in the Scientologists’ criminal conspiracy against persons and rights, your doctrinally motivated and doctrinally vindicated persecution of the SP class. Unlike you, I was not an insider in the conspiracy. When I was in the SO, I was close to the conspiracy many times, and could conceivably have been brought in, or leveraged my way in, but I was saved from that evil activity.

A few GO personnel were briefly involved in executing the conspiracy’s command intention and program targets to silence or destroy me just after I left Scientology. SO execs under Hubbard, however, had already absorbed the GO execs’ functions and staff, and ran all the Scientologists and wog collaborators then tasked with targeting me. The SO personnel in the conspiracy operated on the same “Suppressive Person” doctrine as the GO and applied the same policies of hating, black PRing, waging war on, silencing and destroying people who told the truth. Rathbun writes about that period in his Memoirs of a Scientology Warrior, which you edited:

Flynn also received a windfall, care of the fruits of Miscavige’s enemy-making proclivities. Gerry Armstrong, the archivist whom Miscavige and Starkey nearly hung for trying to protect Hubbard and the church against the very claims Flynn had been making, had made contact with Flynn. We knew this because for several months Miscavige had been directly supervising surveillance of Armstrong, through a former GO intel staff member named Geoff Shervell. Shervell utilized teams of private eyes to shadow Armstrong everywhere. Shervell reported directly to Miscavige through all those months, just as I had on litigation matters from our Special Unit. On more than one occasion, Shervell groused to me about the incessant, obsessive pressure Miscavige put on him, demanding to know Armstrong’s every move. He said, “Marty, he knows we’re on him, which kind of defeats the purpose of the surveillance.” Thinking for a moment, Geoff added, “Unless the purpose is to drive him crazy.” Armstrong became increasingly paranoid under pressure and finally got spooked enough to go to Flynn for help.  (p. 193)1

You absorbed that same purpose — to drive me crazy — when you joined the conspiracy, and you have worked on that purpose ever since. You also worked and work on a parallel or secondary purpose, to get people to believe I’m crazy. If you couldn’t drive me crazy, which so far, you have to acknowledge, you have failed at, you could get people to buy your lie that I’m crazy. If you couldn’t silence or destroy me, you could at least get people to not listen to me. With evaluated, drilled, skillful, wide and relentless black propaganda you could get people to think I’m crazy, and even join you in your black PR campaign. If you successfully reduced my image to crazy, no one would grant any credence to my words. And if the whole world said I was crazy and no one granted me any credence, and you achieved total revulsion and complete isolation, this would certainly get you closer to actually driving me crazy.

You have been black PRing me as crazy in sworn statements, in court filings, in media, to the IRS, to governments, to people everywhere for thirty-six years. That’s what, as a post-Sea Org, truth-telling reformer, you were doing to filmmaker Marcus Thoess in 2011:

Gerry Armstrong is seeing things at this point. Gerry Armstrong was … was involved in, you know, a long battle with the church. But Gerry Armstrong is kind of a … kind of a … a bit of a fruitcake frankly.2

Repeating the last sentence I quoted above from Memoirs, and then Rathbun , and you as editor, continue:

Armstrong became increasingly paranoid under pressure and finally got spooked enough to go to Flynn for help. Armstrong also brought with him several boxes of biography archives he had lifted from the church; documents that demonstrated to him that Hubbard’s personal biography, promoted by the church, was full of holes.1

Quelle crock! Your statement about my mental state aside, along with your incompetent psychological diagnosis, you conspirators did declare me SP, you did target me for silencing and destroying, I did reach out to Flynn, and he agreed to meet me. In fact he flew me from Los Angeles to Tampa, Florida to meet him in Clearwater. I did not, however, bring with me several boxes of documents. I had very few documents, memorably a copy of the contract between the cult and wog writer Omar Garrison to write Hubbard’s biography.

From the moment I learned of it, I have shown your accusation that I lifted any biography archives from your cult to be false. I have proven it in a court of law, and obtained a judgment in 1984 that states I had all the permissions necessary, and a contract, to deliver all the biography archives as I did to Garrison. The judgment also states that when you conspirators conspired to fair game me, I was justified to go to Garrison and obtain from him biography archive documents to send to Flynn to defend myself. My defense, the judgment, and all subsequent events, have shown that I did the safest and wisest thing, You attacked the judgment in the appeals court, and I successfully got it affirmed in 1991.

You had certain knowledge, from the beginning, that your accusation that I stole, or thieved or lifted the documents I delivered to Garrison is false. You were over legal, including your cult’s case in which my handling of the Hubbard biography archive was at issue. Nevertheless, the Scientology conspirators, including you and Rathbun specifically, have continued to make this false claim, right into present time. It is defamation per se, and the willfulness over a very long time makes it very malicious.

And Hubbard’s documents did not demonstrate only to me, as you make it sound, that his biography, which you promoted, was full of holes. They demonstrate to everyone, to wogs and Scientologists, that his cult-promoted biography is full of holes. The documents demonstrated it to you. Every person in your conspiracy knew that the biography they were promoting was full of holes.

During the first years you were in the conspiracy, the conspirators also excused your silencing or destroying of people like me by trumpeting and madly pursuing the immediate and fake goal of “All Clear.” This would be when the legal threats to Hubbard had all been “handled,” and it would be “all clear” for him to come out of hiding. He had been in hiding actually wherever he sojourned or stopped as long as I’d known him. His SO coconspirators at the time – the All Clear Unit hierarchy, Special Project hierarchy, Author Services (“ASI”) hierarchy, Religious Technology Center (“RTC”) hierarchy, lawyers, agents — soon renamed or relettered a set of GO positions and functions “OSA.” You began participating in my persecution almost certainly in 1982, when the GO-OSA sleight of name was happening.



  1. Rathbun, Mark. Memoirs of a Scientology Warrior (p. 193). Amazon Books. Kindle edition.
  2. Mike Rinder black PRs Gerry Armstrong and Graham Berry to German film makers
  3. Rathbun, Mark. Memoirs of a Scientology Warrior (p. 193). Amazon Books. Kindle edition.

GA letter to Marty Rathbun re the petards in his Memoirs (January 12, 2014)

From: Gerry Armstrong
Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2014 6:18 PM
To: Mark Rathbun (…@aol.com)
Subject: Captain Moulton black PR in your Memoirs

Dear Marty:

I am sure you read what I publish religiously. Nevertheless, I do sometimes feel a bit of a duty to specifically inform a living person if I’ve written about him or her at any length. In this article, which is self-explanatory, I mention you and also deal with a section from your Memoirs book. http://gerryarmstrong.ca/archives/1017

I also posted it on WhyWeProtest, and there are a few comments. https://whyweprotest.net/community/threads/missing-armstrong-1-trial-transcripts-found.116298/

Easily one of your biggest supporters “Michael Hobson” attacked me in the WWP thread. As history would have it, just a couple of weeks ago I had written about Hobson who, over the last couple of years, has been attacking me on various public forums http://gerryarmstrong.ca/archives/1007 His attacks have pretty well all been in your defense, or more specifically in defense of your refusal to help your real victims from your Scientology period get justice. So I should let you know about that article as well.

You will recall that in a May 31, 2013 email, you stated: “If you have an objection to a factual statement in the book, please provide specifics and any documentation available to support your position.” Our emails relating to Memoirs and our debate, up to my opening statement, are at: http://gerryarmstrong.ca/archives/773 In this latest article, I am only dealing with a small charge, but potentially explosive, which I formulated:  who or what really was hoist by their own petard? LF

You made the factual claim that Captain Moulton was hoist by his own petard. I have shown by specifics and documentation that this is false, and that it was you and your fellow plotters that were hoist by your own petard. You identify the petarded plotters at page 249: “ [you], Miscavige, Starkey, and the rest of the [Scientology] legal team.”

My earlier provision of specifics and documentation, however, addressed a very large and continuously important false fact statement in Memoirs: that the SP class are roughly equivalent to sociopaths or psychopaths. I posted my specifics and documentation in an easily navigable and understandable form. http://gerryarmstrong.ca/archives/826 And I informed you by email on July 3. Your reaction, your lack of reasoned response, and your failure to correct this false assertion about SPs, show irresponsibility and seriously misplaced contempt for your SP victims.

You will recall that in 2012 I made a video, “What’s Wrong with Marty Rathbun on the Suppressive Person Doctrine,” in which I also provided specifics and documentation identifying false and maligning statements you made about the SP class in your previous book What Is Wrong With Scientology? Healing Through Understanding. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeeWZPdZ-U8 You obviously disregarded my specifics and documentation because you repeated essentially the same hate language about SPs in Memoirs.

On your blog recently I came across your ad for venturers to take your correspondence course, “A Course in Graduating from Scientology,” and saw that your two books that I have shown as maligning the SP class – Wrong and Memoirs — are course prerequisites. It is clear to me that you are not helping people to graduate from Scientology. What you have been teaching thus far, your published words, including your words about me personally, show that you cannot be giving guided tours out of the Scientology philosophical labyrinth, except in the sense that L. Ron Hubbard and David Miscavige give guided tours out of the Scientology philosophical labyrinth.

You have not graduated from Scientology because you have not acknowledged the evil of the SP doctrine, and not rejected it and stood up to its appliers and their collaborators, but have continued to excuse that inexcusable doctrine to justify your refusal to give justice to the victims of your application of the doctrine. What you have to teach are the mental tricks you have so far seemingly successfully used to avoid confronting the antisocial nature of the SP doctrine and the antisocial things you did to SPs.

The Suppressive Person doctrine, as you have been teaching and applying it, in addition to inciting and justifying the religious persecution of SPs like me, also works to keep people in Scientology by preventing them from even granting credence to people who tell the truth about Hubbard, Scientology and Scientologists. You don’t grant SPs like me credence, right?

The doctrine in Scientology is stupid and represents stupidity. It also is a manifestation or effect of stupidity. Stupidity is a constant option for what to do with knowledge. The SP doctrine is Hubbard and Scientologists’ solution to the SP problem. The SP problem is good people telling the truth about Hubbard and Scientologists’ stupidity – their stupid acts like stealing from people, injuring people, tricking them, lying to them and destroying them. The SP doctrine as a solution, as I’ve said before, is as stupid as the Nazis’ Jewish doctrine as a solution to the problem Hitler and the Nazis had with Jews.

You are advertising for venturers who are having difficulty correlating their Scientology gains with the wog world and its philosophies and religions. The gains a person gets from Scientology, however, are the gains that come from adoption of the SP doctrine and living life by it. Think about it; even by Hubbard scripture, the “gains” are directly related to being an SP, or not, or being connected to an SP, or not. When it is grasped that the SP doctrine that directed a Scientologist’s life throughout his or her life as a Scientologist is completely wrong and reprehensible, unless one really is a psychopath, the gains from Scientology, are not gains at all but ill-gotten losses, which kept the SP doctrine working its evil.

Your failure to communicate to me before you wrote about me so extensively and so defamatorily in Memoirs is clear evidence of malice. You also had two editors, Russell Williams and Mike Rinder, and neither of them contacted me to verify your statements about me. Rinder at least, of course, conspired and participated with you in a criminal conspiracy against me over several years, and he appears to be motivated by the same malice since apparently leaving the Miscavige faction.

I certainly was available to communicate with you during the period when you were writing your book or having it edited. In fact, I made a very good record of the fact that I had for some years been asking you to communicate to me. I have made many sincere efforts to get you to communicate to me for, inter alia, the sincere purpose of getting you to not continue to defame me, which is cruel, damaging and threatening. In your malice and your defamatory words, you are willfully acting in concert with David Miscavige, which is further damaging and threatening.

I have a venture for you, a risky or daring journey or undertaking, if you will, and for the sole, very social purpose of Justice. Do the very simple things it seems I’m always asking from you:

1. Communicate to me;

2. Debrief to me and my legal representatives;

3. Execute declarations that contain facts elicited in the debrief;

4. Make yourself available to testify in any legal proceedings to correct the injustices or situations you helped make.

Yours confidently,

Gerry Armstrong