Title: Welcome to the Sea Org, Marty Rathbun
Author: email@example.com (Jesse Prince)
Date: Thu, 06 Aug 1998 08:36:05 GMT1
I just want to give my heartfelt thanks to all of you out there that are
interested in knowing the truth concerning Scientology. You know I just can’t
refer to Scientology as a church in any way; it would be an insult to all
I have many questions being asked of me and I promise, in one way or another, to
get to all of them. It will be best if I just get the whole story out, chapter
by chapter, and I promise all will be revealed.
Now, an issue has been raised concerning the pc folder information of those in
power in Scientology. This is what I have to say about that: No, I am not a
Scientologist! That means that I will not act like one. My intention in going
public with the information I have is not to malign any single group or
individual in Scientology. I am simply telling the truth about real incidents
I’ve seen with my own eyes, that’s all. There is no need for me to talk about
anyone’s pc folder information. Real events that have nothing to do with
auditing are much more interesting… Just the facts, please.
The bottom line is that the hierarchy of Scientology is composed of people who
are very, very, very mentally ill, sick people of the worst sort. Why? Because
they are sick and don’t know it. In all honesty, I hope to reach them so that
they can wake up and start getting well, like I have, and others have to.
Well, this ties into the next story I’m going to tell, which may give some
insight into why some of those people are so sick in the first place.
This story is about Marty Rathbun.
The year is circa 1978. I was forcefully incarcerated in the PAC RPF, and I had
been since one week before my 22nd birthday in March 1977. We were 125 strong in
the RPF. David Miscavige had been running several missions, along with Mark
Ingber, to renovate what is now the big blue building on Sunset Avenue in Los
Angeles. These missions were basically a two stage process.
Missions were sent to all the Sea Org locations to get all ethics bait personnel
and send them to the PAC RPF to renovate the Complex. We lived in a slave labor
camp environment and for weeks on end were on a schedule of working 30 hours on
and three hours off for sleep, so that we could “meet deadlines.” People were
literally dropping like flies, which resulted in many unnecessary injuries. I
remember one person, Bobby Schaffner, who cut off part of a finger during this
time. He was so numb that it meant nothing to him, but he was happy to be off,
since he could at least sleep for a while.
But my RPF experience is not the subject I’m trying to cover here; that’s
another story. I’m just trying to set the stage here.
Now, it happened one day that a fellow named John Coletto was routed to the RPF
forcefully. By “forcefully,” I mean he was surrounded by others who forced him
to go, just the way it happened to me. He came from the Pubs Org, which later
came to be known as Bridge Publications, Inc., or BPI. His wife Diane Coletto
was the Commanding Officer, or CO, of the Pubs Org, and she had been instructed
to divorce her husband John because he was a “criminal.”
Well, this sent John “over the top.” After some weeks, he managed to escape the
PAC RPF and shortly afterwards called Scientology officials to let them know
that they had turned his wife against him (a common practice in Scientology),
and he was going to kill her.
Diane was assigned a body guard. A new person who just routed onto the EPF
(Estates Project Force). The EPF is where you get your initial Sea Org training
Marty was in a car with Diane driving down what is now known as L. Ron Hubbard
Way, when out of nowhere here comes John, her husband, and he has a gun in his
hand. John stopped the car and got into an argument with Diane because she would
not leave with him. He then took the gun and emptied it into her body. Blood and
guts were everywhere. He then took the gun and pointed it at Marty and started
to shoot – click, click, click – no more bullets.
Marty sat there in shock staring at John as John stared at him. Marty had blood,
bone and guts all over him and barely escaped death that day. John ran off and
was found dead himself a few days later for self-inflicted wounds from the same
gun he used to kill his wife.
This was Marty Rathbun’s introduction to the Sea Org. Marty was assigned a
special Guardian’s Office auditor and spent months trying to audit out the
incident. He became part of OSA and was watched and guarded himself for a long
Is it any wonder he is a mindless robot today with little to no will or spirit
Monsters of Scientology are created. This is just one story. All John Coletto
wanted was to be with his wife.
The result was death.
Death is more common than one would think in Scientology.
Yes, Marty did blow after the IRS decision. Little David Miscavige often beat
Marty up (in the presence of bigger stronger goons, of course) and all of this
has an effect on a person.
I’m sure Marty was a decent person before, but now he probably feels hopeless
and is just waiting for his life to end, as, seemingly, that is the only way out
of the Sea Org for him in his mind.
I want Marty to know it’s OK to leave. In fact, Marty, run away as fast as you
can. I’ll make sure you won’t get hurt any more. Your suffering will be over for
good…. I promise.