I’ve communicated publicly many times about Mike Rinder’s direct threat to me in 1994 that he and his group were going to keep black PRing me until I shut up. I’ve brought this up in emails and videos to him since he has been — the narrative goes — speaking up about Scientology cult criminality and abuses he knew about. Here is an excerpt from a letter to him in February last year:
I’ve written and spoken several times about a 1994 face-to-face confrontation you and I had, in which you threatened that until I shut up — meaning until I stopped telling the truth – you and your co conspirators were going to keep on black PRing me — meaning you were going to keep on lying about me, vilifying me, and destroying my credibility, relationships, opportunities and life. I even mentioned this incident in a letter to you soon after you started claiming and pretending you were no longer serving your conspiracy’s purposes:
I wanted to communicate civilly, because it is important to me that something be done about the Scientology v. Armstrong, et al. war. Lies maintain the war. You remember, I’m sure, when I spoke to you about your black PR, saying to me that you — meaning you, Miscavige, Scientology, the attorneys, the PIs, et al. — were going to keep right on black PRing me until I shut up.
Your statement has stuck with me all these years because it was so brazenly threatening. In fact, it was blackmail, a threat to my person to defame me and destroy my reputation and life, unless I complied with your demand, here that I stop telling the truth. Obviously I have not stopped telling the truth, and, true to your threat, you kept right on black PRing me. Because you remain an unrepentant black propagandist for your Scientology conspiracy, and because your black PR is intended to shudder me into silence or destroy me, you also remain a blackmailer, indeed an unrepentant blackmailer. What greater motivation for repentance? 1
True to his threat, Rinder has kept right on black PRing me into present time, years after he supposedly escaped from Scientology Duce David Miscavige’s service and control and began to portray himself as an opponent and exposer of Miscavige and his regime. Rinder could easily correct this but he has not. I have explained in earlier articles that his refusal to correct his black propaganda keeps its evil working.
I have also shown that with Rinder being touted as now telling the truth, now being compassionate, now helping his victims, now correcting the injustices or iniquities he perpetrated or had others perpetrate with and in Scientology, his refusal to now correct his black PR generates the false appearance that what he said and had said about me in the past was true then and is true now, and therefore needs no correction. There can be no doubt that this supports and forwards the Miscavigeite Scientologists’ black PR purposes.
If, by Rinder continuing the black PR, the lie can be generated, as he has done, that his victim deserves all the black PR and all the injustices heaped on him, then black PR can be made the truth, injustice can be made justice, destroying people can be made enlightened and laudable. Then one of Rinder’s victims like myself who calls the black PR black PR, calls injustice injustice, and calls destroying anyone criminal and an abomination, will be further black PRed as a liar, a whiner, a bit of a fruitcake, or psychotic. (From Rinder/Miscavige/Scientology’s submission to the IRS that bagged the cultists their tax exemption: “The exception is Armstrong who we truly believe to be psychotic.”2
Since I am not those things, since Rinder’s black PR about me is not the truth, since the injustices he perpetrated against me are not just but are ongoing crimes, since destroying even truly horrid people is criminal, his refusal to actually tell the truth is cruel and cowardly, and it clearly serves the Scientologists’ malevolent purposes toward me.
In 1994, he was Commanding Officer of Scientology’s Office of Special Affairs International (CO OSA Int). He would hold that post, according to published statements, until 2007. He was responsible, under Duce Miscavige, for Scientology investigations and intelligence operations targeting enemies or victims like me. Rinder was responsible for all Scientology black propaganda, and for all Scientology’s lawfare and other criminal activity around the world.
Before he was CO OSA Int, Rinder was CO OSA US, responsible for Scientology investigations and intelligence operations targeting enemies or victims like me, for all black propaganda and all lawfare across the US. I was living in the US and was his US target and victim during that period, and continued as his target for victimizing when he was CO OSA Int.
Throughout those years, Rinder was also a “corporate director” of the Church of Scientology International (CSI), the corporation called the “Mother Church,” which the Miscavige-headed conspiracy most uses to victimize its victims like me. As CSI’s director, Rinder had legal responsibilities and duties, and there could be no conflict of interest between his silencing and destroying people as CO OSA and what the “church” desired and commanded.
As OSA head, Rinder had thousands of posted juniors and paid and perverted wog or Scientologist colluders to victimize people like me. He paid millions of dollars to these Scientologists or wog colluders to silence or destroy us. He would have me threatened in many ways by many people over many years, but this in-my-face threat in 1994 was shocking and indelible, and so foolish of him.
During recent years, the public narrative has been spun, and is kept spinning, that Rinder has been speaking up and telling the truth about his experiences and knowledge of silencing or destroying persons like me, persons who told the truth about their experiences and knowledge of Scientology, its inventor and First Duce L. Ron Hubbard, and other Scientologists. I have shown publicly that Rinder has not done so at all. He has not done so even though his silence, and whatever lying he has done over many years, keep black PR, injustices and continuing crimes from being remedied.
I have made it publicly obvious that I have requested that he tell the truth about what he and his co-conspirators or co-colluders have done and are doing to silence or destroy me. I have made this easy for him because I have published a substantial outline of what I know he has done or had done and said or had said.3
As I have shown, the actions against me alone, by Rinder and his co-conspirators, constitute an ongoing criminal conspiracy against rights, and a fraud upon people everywhere. He has refused to communicate and tell the truth about what he did and had others do to me over more than twenty years. Yet telling the truth here of all places, where it is meaningful, has to be easy and pleasant.
As I have shown, Rinder continues, both by his actions and inaction, to serve the same purposes of the same organization he is supposedly speaking out about toward the same victim he victimized while officially posted in OSA, CSI and the Sea Organization (SO). In fact, the Scientology and the Aftermath production4 with Leah Remini can logically be viewed in that way. So far, with little give-away, this production has provided undue cover for Rinder, and forwarded the Scientologists and their colluders’ false narratives on key issues.
Whether Remini knows what she is doing is serving the Scientologists’ malign purposes is uncertain. It is certain, however, that Rinder knows. When they were both formally inside the Scientology cult, Rinder and his OSA underlings and others he controlled worked hard to keep other Scientologists, particularly their celebrities such as Remini, ignorant of the criminal conspiracy running the cult, whose malign purposes they all in some way served. Insiders, the conspirators like Rinder, kept the mass of Scientologists, presumably including Remini, ignorant of their victims, their crimes against their victims, their black PR of their victims, their hatred of their victims, their evil intentions toward their victims.
Rinder is doing the same now and having others do the same now: keeping people ignorant of his victims, his crimes against his victims, his black PR of his victims, his hatred of his victims, his evil intentions toward his victims, his Miscavige-headed conspiracy and his co-conspirators who directed all the victimizing. I represent his victims. I have unassailable standing because — if victimizing people can be quantified — he victimized and had me victimized more than any other wog he and his co-conspirators ever victimized. It is well known that I am his grossest victim ever, and no one else, to my knowledge, has spoken up to represent or defend his victims, like me.
In various Aftermath episodes, both Remini and Rinder have praised their interviewees for their courage in coming forward and telling their stories on the show of their victimization by the Scientologists. Remini and Rinder distinguish the participants in their series from the people who have pertinent testimony and do not come forward and do not tell their story on the show. The conclusion Remini and Rinder clearly want drawn is the absence of courage in anyone who didn’t appear on their program or was unwilling to appear on their program.
There are some knowing or ignorant cult supporters who have disseminated the idea that I was upset or jealous because Remini and Rinder had not included me and my story in their program, or even approached me about my story. This projected jealousy, I suppose, is supposed to explain why I had been asking Rinder not to keep screwing his courage to the sticking place in service of Miscavige, et al., but tell the easy and pleasant truth that would help his victims. I had been insisting, after all, they say, from years before the production started, that I have the grossest set of victimization facts in the Miscavige, Rinder, Remini era.
I have been interested in the Aftermath series, did watch most of what aired, and noted certain fact or position statements that I thought deserved attention, and I might go back to. Rinder was indeed my grossest victimizer, the program is about Scientology, which is, inter alia, what I am about, and I have a very dynamic legal and extralegal relationship with the Scientologists and their colluders. I did not, however, ever try to contact Remini or anyone connected to the production, or ever try, or even want, to be interviewed for it.
Although I suppose it would have been nice, a sign of respect or something, to have been asked to talk to Remini on camera about my Scientology-related experiences and knowledge, I would have declined if I had been asked. One of the producers asked me about some photos, and I helped as I could. As the Aftermath episodes progressed, I had to be grateful I had not asked or been asked to participate in an interview for the production. I had an earlier experience I’ve talked about when Rinder as CO OSA US had editing control of the video he had made of me.
In May 2018, my wife Caroline Letkeman wrote to the A&E attorneys credited in the Aftermath, Cameron A. Stracher and Kimberly Lord, about subliminal messaging in all the episodes:
Dear Mr. Stracher and Ms. Lord:
I was involved with Scientology as a Scientologist for twenty-four years. After my escape from both the corporation and the ideology in 1999, I have been studying Scientology from a critical perspective. I am married to Gerry Armstrong, who was also a Scientologist and has endured decades of legal and extralegal fair game at the personal hand of Mike Rinder, Mark Rathbun, L. Ron Hubbard and David Miscavige since Gerry’s own departure in 1981. Mike Rinder, as you know is a co-host and consulting producer for the Aftermath series.
I understand from the show credits that you are the legal counsel for the Aftermath series. I have a number of issues to communicate with you and Ms. Remini about her production, the first of which I will summarize here.
I have located subliminal messaging in every episode of the Aftermath series, and have posted my evidence and related scientific research papers on my website, here: http://scientology-research.org/malignant-persuasion/. The subliminal messaging involves emotionally charged profiling terms for the audience targeted by the producers of this series. On the above link you will find transcripts of the relevant excerpts.
Examples of the subliminal series are also present in a few of the free “bonus” videos that A&E makes available on their YouTube channel. Here are links to those videos and transcripts:
Transcript: Leah Remini: Scientology & the Aftermath – Bulldog Determination (Bonus) | A&E: Subliminal Messaging (2017)
Transcript: Leah Remini: Scientology & the Aftermath – Commanding Officer (Bonus) | A&E: Subliminal Messaging (2017)
Transcript: Leah Remini: Scientology & the Aftermath – Battle with the IRS (Bonus) | A&E: Subliminal Messaging (2017)
I am not a lawyer, but believe this law review article directly relates to the above issue: Historical and Legal Implications of Subliminal Messaging in the Multimedia: Unconscious Subjects (2012) https://nsuworks.nova.edu/nlr/vol36/iss3/4/
Please have Ms. Remini contact me in writing about this matter. I would appreciate an acknowledgement of receipt of this e-mail.
Caroline says that neither the A&E attorneys, nor anyone else on behalf of any of the entities or persons responsible for the production, nor Ms. Remini, has communicated back to her. Caroline says that it is apparent to her that the subliminal devices continue to be employed in the recent Fall 2018 episodes.
I would certainly have been willing to talk to Remini, or anyone else from her production company, or A & E, or Rinder, because I’m willing to talk to pretty well anyone who calls for any reasonably relevant reason. But being interviewed for her Aftermath program as long as Rinder is serving the Scientologists’ purposes toward me would be wrong.
Although Remini has expressed multiple times throughout the series that she didn’t know some fact or another about her fellow cultists’ antisocial activities and their victims, I have not accepted that she is unaware that Rinder has not told the truth about all this, about his conspiracy, his victims, his black PR, his ongoing crimes, or about his relationship with me. Just a few minutes of due diligence by her, by someone in her employ, by someone at A & E, et al., by one of their lawyers, etc., would have revealed everything she needed to acquire such an awareness, if she or any of them actually lacked it.
What seems most likely is that Remini has joined with Rinder and is knowingly participating, for whatever reason, in the campaign to keep people ignorant of her co-producer’s ongoing conspiracy against rights, his lawfare, his black PR, and the conspiracy’s biggest victim. She personally poured a million or so dollars into the cult over years to support my criminal victimization, and she personally used her celebrity to protect and gain acceptance for my criminal victimizers, the conspirators who ran her cult.
She has acted to keep people ignorant of the SP doctrine. Whether she is aware of this or not isn’t known. Rinder certainly knows it. She has kept the public ignorant of what really could be done to correct injustices and insanities she says she is trying to correct with her Aftermath production. She has kept people ignorant of what really could be done to correct the Scientologists’ unlawful and unlawfully obtained IRS tax exemption.
Significant correction of injustices, insanities, cruelties and enforced ignorance could be achieved very simply by making public and legally usable what her co-producer Mike Rinder has done and had others do to silence or destroy people or otherwise victimize people, most grossly, me. Remini has access to the facts and she has the wherewithal to make this happen. If Rinder still refuses to speak up and tell the truth, she can easily obtain from other sources, like me, the truth of what he should have spoken up about. She can easily make this truth public, make it usable, and get it used it to correct injustices, insanities, cruelties and enforced ignorance she claims she wants to correct.
One of Rinder’s supporters recently posted that he should not speak up and not tell the truth because what he did to me is so criminal he could be prosecuted, and supposedly put his wife and children at risk. This excuse has been given for him publicly a number of times that I’ve seen. I do not disagree that what he did, and is doing, is criminal and possibly prosecutable. His actions and his co-conspirators’ actions constitute ongoing violations of, inter alia crimina, 18 USC §§ 241, 242 and 371.
His co-conspirators or co-colluders include US Federal Government officials and entities, so the matter is complicated and requires mindful courage. I confidently violate the court injunction, judgments, jail sentences and fines that Rinder and his co-conspirators obtained against me in the US because I know these are unlawful, even by US law, and Rinder, et al. obtained them by unlawful means, with US Federal collusion.
I have, however, no interest whatsoever in prosecuting Rinder or having him prosecuted. I simply have requested over considerable time that he tell the relevant truth, which he knows. His refusal and his other actions that serve antisocial purposes against the Scientologists’ victims require a response so that people can hear the truth and have the informed opportunity to not be defrauded and not support demonstrated cruelty and cowardice.
In response to an FOIA request to the FBI, I received a document this past July showing that someone had false-reported me as possibly the Unabomber. The document the FBI produced to me is a memorandum dated May 5, 1995 evidencing the transmittal by some Supervisory Special Agent somewhere, of my name, and presumably my information, to the Unabomber Task Force (UTF) as a “possible suspect.”5
The only persons on planet earth who would have been actuated at that time to black PR me as possibly the Unabomber, and who had the opportunities and means to get an SSA to pass on the black PR to the UTF, were Rinder and his co-colluders. This op would have been in play not long after the time he threatened they were going to keep black PRing me until I shut up.
Falsely accusing their critics of bomb threats and even framing them has been a special action of the Scientologists positioned like Rinder for over forty years. The Scientologists sending themselves bomb threats to frame Paulette Cooper in the 1970’s is well known. It is also well known that through their lies, and their false sworn testimony about how scared they were of Keith Henson as a mad bomber, Rinder and his co-colluders orchestrated Henson’s criminal conviction in California, and then his violent, dangerous SWAT takedown in 2001, in Canada.
Harming or destroying me or shuddering me into silence with complex and continuous black propaganda just because the black propagandists hated me would be one thing. But black PRing me also had another sinister purpose: to undo the 1984 judgment against the Scientologists in their first lawsuit against me, Armstrong 1. This judgment, rendered by LA Superior Court Judge Paul G. Breckenridge, Jr., besides exonerating me, declared Scientology head Hubbard virtually a pathological liar, condemned the Scientologists’ practice of “culling” auditing folders, and confronted and articulated the Suppressive Person doctrine and its criminal application, which Hubbard euphemized as “fair game.” 6
Rinder and Leah Remini defend the SP doctrine on their Scientology and the Aftermath show. They misdefine what the doctrine is to make it sound reasonable to the uninformed. Through an interviewee they criticize the doctrine’s misapplication, not its content, its inherent and indefensible evil.
Other knowledgeable sources have told me over the years that the Scientology conspirators who run legal, PR, finance and intel personnel and operations had expressed among themselves their conviction that they “can’t live with” Judge Breckenridge’s Armstrong 1 judgment. The conspirators’ opportunities for their revivification by judicially overturning the judgment, however, were largely lost when the California Court of Appeal affirmed it in July 1991, and the California Supreme Court denied review in October 1991. These appellate rulings not only certified the judgment the conspirators said they couldn’t live with, but retarded them with more judicial rulings they couldn’t live with, including a devastating published legal precedent.
From 1991 and into 1995, and on May 5, 1995 when my name was forwarded to the UTF, I was working with attorney Ford Greene in San Anselmo, California. Rinder and his co-colluders knew this fact from the first day I started with Greene. The UTF was headquartered in San Francisco, a few minutes from Greene’s law office, where I was also then living. Here’s a video Rinder had his co-colluding PIs make of me on that date.7
In May 1978, when Ted Kaczynski began his bombing campaign in Chicago, Illinois, I was shooting movies with Scientology cultocrat Hubbard in La Quinta, California. In November 1979, when Kaczynski planted a bomb on an American Airlines jet flying from Chicago to Washington, DC, I was in charge of Hubbard’s Household Unit at Gilman Hot Springs, CA. In December 1985, when Kaczynski perpetrated his first murder, a computer store owner in Sacramento, California, I was paralegaling for Mike Flynn in Boston, Massachusetts. In October 1985, Rinder had me framed in Boston with the crime of impersonating an FBI agent, 18 USC § 912. In February 1987, when Kaczynski placed a bomb in a parking lot in Salt Lake City, Utah, I was in Oakland, California. Throughout his long campaign, which included at least sixteen bombings, our itineraries never intersected.
By the 1990’s, I had testified about my abodes and travels, and about the rest of my cult-related history, in numerous court cases, and to US Government agencies. Rinder and his co-colluders knew, beyond any argument, that I was not the Unabomber. Although instigating and perpetrating violence toward me, the Scientology colluders knew beyond argument that I was not violent. They knew they were black PRing me. Also beyond argument, fingering me as the Unabomber was not to assist law enforcement in the hunt for him, but to cause me undeserved trouble and put me in undeserved danger.
The IRS/US collusion with the Scientologists started at least by 1991, included the grant of tax exemption in October 1993, and continues to this day. The Miscavige Scientologists’ actions to silence or destroy me, and Flynn, my attorney, evidence massive, ongoing violations of public policy that made the tax exemption grant unlawful. This included the Scientologists’ false submissions to the IRS, which US Federal Government officials knew to be false. Indeed, as reported by Mark Rathbun, US officials required that the Scientologists’ submissions contain the false statements they contain.
With legally undeniable knowledge of the Scientologists’ lying and manifold civil rights and public policy violations, the US officials nevertheless colluded with the Scientologists against their victims, and had and have a gargantuan motivation themselves to have me silenced or destroyed.
In a declaration dated June 6, 1996 for a US Bankruptcy Court case that Rinder had filed against me, after bankrupting me with an unlawful and unlawfully obtained monetary judgment in California State Court, my friend and former attorney Michael Walton described an incident in the summer of 1994 where Rinder personally threatened him in order to get him to pressure me to do what the cultists’ wanted to get rid of Judge Breckenridge’s judgment. 8
Rinder, who, under Miscavige, ran all cult legal activities, had three cases filed against me in state court in 1992 and 1993, Armstrong 2, 3 and 4. In Armstrong 4, Rinder had Walton sued along with me on the false claim that a 1990 transfer I had made to Walton of my interest in a property in Marin County, California was fraudulent. There is no doubt that Rinder knew my transfer was legitimate, there was nothing fraudulent about it, and the lawsuit he had filed to take Walton’s home was itself fraudulent.
In his declaration for my bankruptcy proceeding, Walton stated these facts:
- Rinder contacted Walton twice in the summer of 1994 to discuss Armstrong 4.
- Before speaking to Rinder, Walton sought and obtained permission from Scientology attorney Laurie Bartilson.
- Rinder told Walton that “Scientology” was not interested in Walton’s money or taking away his residence, but what “Scientology” really wanted was to get out from under the Armstrong 1 judgment, also known as the “Breckenridge decision.”
- Rinder told Walton that the judgment was used to Scientology’s detriment every time Scientology was involved in litigation.
- Rinder said that “Scientology;” i.e., he and his co-colluders or co-conspirators, wanted me to sign a document recanting some of the testimony that was relied upon in the formulation of the Armstrong 1 judgment.
- Rinder told Walton that “Scientology” would provide me with certain information, which, according to Rinder, I then lacked, to cause me to reach a different conclusion and sign a document indicating my change of opinion about the Armstrong 1 judgment.
- Rinder said that since Walton was my good friend Walton could use his influence to convince me to sign such a document.
- Rinder indicated to Walton that “pressure” would continue to be put on me and upon Walton and Walton’s family until I signed such a document.
- Rinder stated to Walton that there was no way to make the “Fraudulent Transfer Action” go away absent my signing the “Scientologists’” document.
- Some days after the final conversation with Rinder, on or about September 12, 1994, Walton had a telephone conversation with attorney Bartilson in which she confirmed to him Rinder’s articulation of Scientology’s position, as provided in Walton’s declaration.
- During that conversation, Bartilson told Walton in a hostile and threatening manner that “Scientology” would never allow the Fraudulent Transfer Action to settle with respect to Walton and would only make things worse for him unless he would agree to “put pressure on your friend” (me) to capitulate in a separate breach of contract case that was then being litigated between the Scientologists and me.
- Walton told Bartilson he declined to attempt to put any kind of pressure on me.
- The next day Scientology named Walton’s wife as a DOE defendant in the Fraudulent Transfer Action.
Since then, while inside the Miscavige-headed Scientology cult or presenting as outside, Rinder has never identified any piece of relevant information that I did not have at the time of the Armstrong 1 trial and he later possessed. Neither Rinder nor any of his co-conspirators has ever provided me a shred of evidence that would have then caused me to recant my Armstrong 1 testimony, or reach a different conclusion about the Armstrong 1 judgment, and sign the Scientology conspirators’ document swearing to a change of opinion they wanted concerning the judgment. In fact, whatever evidence has been discovered or manufactured since my trial has confirmed my testimony, my conclusions and the judge’s conclusions, and revealed that Scientology is even worse than I thought.
The Scientology conspirators, which includes attorneys, were apparently convinced they needed a “new” basis to mount a “new” judicial assault on the Armstrong 1 judgment to somehow get out from under it. Rinder was menacing Walton to pressure me to provide the conspirators their postulated “new” basis. So far, to my knowledge, thirty-four years after the judgment, the conspirators have not mounted a direct legal challenge to it. They do, however, still keep the judgment’s eradication in their programs, and still attack it around the world on their PR and intelligence channels, and in their multifarious legal proceedings where it is cited. As I’ve shown, the conspirators also attack me, the subject of the judgment, on the same channels, for the same purpose, to get out from under it.
I’ve written and spoken quite a bit about the black PR and other false statements in the Scientologists’ submissions to the IRS that resulted in the 1993 IRS tax exemption grant. Recently, Rinder proclaimed that he oversaw the collection and preparation of all the documents presented to the IRS. See, e.g.,
Mike Rinder: Keeping the IRS tax exemption working (Part 1) (February 14, 2018)
Because he still serves the Miscavigeite Scientologists’ purposes, it is very possible that he is now lying about overseeing the collection and preparation of all the documents presented to the IRS on which the tax exemption is supposedly based. Nevertheless, accepting his word on this issue, he oversaw the preparation of this statement:
We have included some background information here and an epilogue to the decision in question. That is because the Service has continuously thrust the Armstrong case at us, demanding an explanation. The Armstrong case decision was so inflammatory and intemperate that it was used to stigmatize the Church in the legal arena and make other outrageous decisions possible. As we shall demonstrate below, all this decision ever involved was Armstrong’s state of mind, which subsequently obtained evidence proved conclusively to be one sordid, sado-masochistic nightmare. Furthermore, Armstrong’s state of mind horror stories have fallen on deaf ears in recent litigation. Relying on Armstrong or the Armstrong decision is wholly unjustified. 9
According to Rinder, he oversaw this statement’s preparation, and submitted it to the IRS in 1992, eight years after the Armstrong 1 judgment. He acknowledges that during that period, in the IRS’s long denial of tax exemption, the Service had continuously thrust the Armstrong case at the Miscavigeite Scientology cultists and their lawyers tasked with obtaining an exemption. What the IRS would have continuously thrust at the Miscavigeites was not the Armstrong case exactly, but the facts proven or adduced in Armstrong 1.
I’ve written and spoken publicly about finding online in 1997 a part of the 1992 Rinder-prepared submission to the IRS that contained the above statement. The black PR content was rendered particularly alarming because the Scientologists had not produced it to me in discovery in Armstrong 2, 3 or 4 then being litigated, despite court orders to produce any such materials. Under Duce Miscavige, Rinder, as CO OSA Int and CSI Director, controlled all these cases.
Finding the part of the Scientologists’ submission to the IRS brought my certainty that the Scientologists and their colluders would do anything into hyperawareness. They will do anything to protect their ill-gotten, undeserved IRS tax exemption. I immediately decided to leave the US for Canada, where I believed I would be much safer, and where I could speak up and oppose the Scientologists and their colluders’ lies, abuses and criminality and their unlawful court orders against me, which I have done.
In that the IRS, from 1984 to 1992, according to what Rinder oversaw, continuously demanded from the Miscavigeites an explanation of the Armstrong 1 facts, it is clear that either the Miscavigeites refused to give any explanation, or the explanation or explanations they gave were unacceptable to the relevant IRS officials and rejected. Since the Scientologists were publicly, widely and continuously providing an “explanation” for the judgment, which was much the same as Rinder’s “explanation” quoted above, it is highly unlikely they did not provide it continuously to the IRS from the moment the Service began continuously thrusting the Armstrong 1 facts at them, demanding an explanation. 10
It is extremely likely that the relevant IRS officials had, from 1984 to 1991, rejected the Scientologists’ “explanation” each time they provided it, because those officials knew it was a lie, knew the truth of the judgment, and knew the Miscavigeite Scientologists were violating public policy and did not deserve tax exemption. When the relevant US Federal Government officials commenced colluding with the Miscavigeites, however, and got rid of the IRS personnel who had been continuously demanding an explanation of the judgment and opposing tax exemption, the new IRS colluders negotiated the explanation, the preparation of which Rinder oversaw, he says.
His statement that all the Armstrong 1 judgment ever involved was my state of mind is patently false. Anyone reading the judgment would see Rinder’s statement is a lie. He knew it was a lie, the rest of the Scientologists and the lawyers interfacing with the IRS knew it was a lie, and the relevant officials in the relevant federal departments knew it was a lie.
There is no evidence Rinder and his co-conspirators subsequently obtained that proved conclusively, or not, that my state of mind was at any time one sordid, sado-masochistic nightmare. He knew he was lying. Every one of his co-conspirators knew he was lying. Every one of the relevant US Federal Government officials, who negotiated and insisted on this statement, knew it was a lie.
This is what Judge Breckenridge had actually stated in his judgment about my state of mind in the relevant period:
While defendant has asserted various theories of defense, the basic thrust of his testimony is that he did what he did, because he believed that his life, physical and mental well being, as well as that of his wife were threatened because the organization was aware of what he knew about the life of LRH, the secret machinations and financial activities of the Church, and his dedication to the truth. He believed that the only way he could defend himself, physically as well as from harassing lawsuits, was to take from Omar Garrison those materials which would support and corroborate everything that he had been saying within the Church about LRH and the Church, or refute the allegations made against him in the April 22 Suppressive Person Declare. He believed that the only way he could be sure that the documents would remain secure for his future use was to send them to his attorneys, and that to protect himself, he had to go public so as to minimize the risk that LRH, the Church, or any of their agents would do him physical harm.
This conduct if reasonably believed by the defendant and engaged in by him in good faith, finds support as a defense to the plaintiff’s charges in the Restatements of Agency, Torts, and case law.
Defendant was told by Scientology to get an attorney. He was declared an enemy by the Church. He believed, reasonably, that he was subject to “fair game.” The only way he could defend himself, his integrity, and his wife was to take that which was available to him and place it in a safe harbor, to wit, his lawyer’s custody. He may have indulged in overkill, in the sense that he took voluminous materials, some of which appear only marginally relevant to his defense. But he was not a lawyer and cannot be held to that precise standard of judgment. Further, at the time that he was accumulating the material, he was terrified and undergoing severe emotional turmoil.
From his extensive knowledge of the covert and intelligence operations carried out by the Church of Scientology of California against its enemies (suppressive persons), Defendant Armstrong became terrified and feared that his life and the life of his wife were in danger, and he also feared he would be the target of costly and harassing lawsuits.
In addition, Mr. Garrison became afraid for the security of the documents and believed that the intelligence network of the Church of Scientology would break and enter his home to retrieve them. Thus, Defendant Armstrong made copies of certain documents for Mr. Garrison and maintained them in a separate location.
It was thereafter, in the summer of 1982, that Defendant Armstrong asked Mr. Garrison for copies of documents to use in his defense and sent the documents to his attorneys, Michael Flynn and Contos & Bunch.
After the within suit was filed on August 2, 1982, Defendant Armstrong was the subject of harassment, including being followed and surveilled by individuals who admitted employment by Plaintiff; being assaulted by one of these individuals; being struck bodily by a car driven by one of these individuals; having two attempts made by said individuals apparently to involve Defendant Armstrong in a freeway automobile accident; having said individuals come onto Defendant Armstrong’s property, spy in his windows, create disturbances, and upset his neighbors. During trial when it appeared that Howard Schomer (a former Scientologist) might be called as a defense witness, the Church engaged in a somewhat sophisticated effort to suppress his testimony. It is not clear how the Church became aware of defense intentions to call Mr. Schomer as a witness, but it is abundantly clear they sought to entice him back into the fold and prevent his testimony.
Here is what in part the judge depended on to reach his decision, which became the judgment:
As indicated by its factual findings, the court finds the Testimony of Gerald and Jocelyn Armstrong, Laurel Sullivan, Nancy Dincalci[ ], Edward Walters, Omar Garrison, Kima Douglas, and Howard Schomer to be credible, extremely persuasive, and the defense of privilege or justification established and corroborated by this evidence. Obviously, there are some discrepancies or variations in recollections, but these are the normal problems which arise from lapse of time, or from different people viewing matters or events from different perspectives. In all critical and important matters, their testimony was precise, accurate, and rang true. The picture painted by these former dedicated Scientologists, all of whom were intimately involved with LRH, or Mary [Sue] Hubbard, or of the Scientology Organization, is on the one hand pathetic, and on the other, outrageous. Each of these persons literally gave years of his or her respective life in support of a man, LRH, and his ideas. Each has manifested a waste and loss or frustration which is incapable of description. Each has broken with the movement for a variety of reasons, but at the same time, each is, still bound by the knowledge that the Church has in its possession his or her most inner thoughts and confessions, all recorded in “pre-clear (P.C.) folders” or other security files of the organization, and that the Church or its minions is fully capable of intimidation or other physical or psychological abuse if it suits their ends. The record is replete with evidence of such abuse.
The Armstrong 1 judgment, which contained these statements about my state of mind, was affirmed on appeal in 1991. 11
Rinder’s statement in the Scientologists’ submission to the IRS, on which tax exemption is supposedly granted, that what I testified in Armstrong 1 concerning my state of mind at relevant times, and what Judge Breckenridge ruled about my state of mind, were my “state of mind horror stories,” was to satisfy the US Federal Government, as represented in this transaction, by the Justice Department, the Treasury Department, and the rest of the US Intelligence Community. These Federal Government entities and officials represent the American public. The same is true about every other lie, distortion or nastiness, the preparation of which Rinder oversaw. Whatever the Miscavigeites submitted to the IRS — the conduit to the rest of the US Intelligence Community/US Federal Government — had to be what these entities and officials demanded.
A pair of lawyers the Miscavigeites have possessed over many years, Anthony P. Bisceglie and William C. Walsh of the Washington, DC firm Bisceglie & Walsh, have a curious connection to the Unabomber Op. Walsh died this past September. I have very few pieces of the lies and other nastinesses Bisceglie, Walsh, Miscavige, et al. generated together, or what has been generated about them together. Having a sense of what they have done in their long collusion, I understand they would go to some effort to keep much of it hidden. As with all the Scientologists’ lawyers, pursuant to the “settlement agreement” they seek to enforce against me, Bisceglie and Walsh have for decades been contracted to suppress and destroy the human rights of the Scientologists’ victims.
The European Federation for Freedom of Belief, which is quite clearly a Scientology-affiliated entity, posted an obituary for Walsh that states:
18 October 1948 – 22 september 2018 […]
Bill was an energetic and passionate International Human Rights attorney who dedicated over 40 years to human rights matters, representing clients nationally and internationally in the US, Europe and in the International courts too.
Bill was a member of the U. S. State Department Advisory Working Group on Religious Freedom and Vice-chair of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Religion and Public Policy, an organisation that seeks to encourage open dialogue and shape public participation in policy of the global community of faith.12
The European Federation for Freedom of Belief, if it is a Scientology-affiliated entity as it evidences, it, and all of its officers, directors, agents, representatives, employees, volunteers, successors, assigns and legal counsel are also contracted to suppress and destroy my human rights and the human rights of the class of persons acting in concert with me. As a Scientology-affiliated entity, the European Federation for Freedom of Belief and all its officers, directors, etc. have made themselves beneficiaries in this mass suppression and destruction of human rights.
Throughout Scientology’s existence, Hubbard, Miscavige and the Scientologists have hired all sorts “human rights attorneys;” but that only means attorneys who represent the Scientologists in legal matters in which human rights or civil rights are in some way issues. The “human rights” the Scientologists pay many millions every year to lawyers to obtain and defend, are the rights of the religious corporations, controlled by religious dictators, to defraud people, silence or destroy people, and crush the actual basic human rights, which are those of individuals, the Scientologists’ human victims. Consequently, the Scientologists do get involved in all kinds of human rights cases and seemingly ironically hire attorneys with human rights practices.
I have no doubt Walsh poisoned the State Department, and officials and courts and media wherever he went, about the Scientologists’ victims, the Suppressive Persons religious minority. To be a “human rights attorney” for the Scientologists it takes an understanding and acceptance of Scientology, some experience in the human rights area of law, and the satanic willingness to use the law on behalf of rich, secularly powerful, ill-intentioned cultists to victimize the less powerful, the already victimized.
In 2011, while pretending to be an opponent of the Miscavigeites but still serving their purposes toward their victims, Mark Rathbun blogged about Walsh:
Bill Walsh does little else than serve as a yes-man to David Miscavige. In fact, he nods in agreement so much that Mike Rinder and I have referred to him as a very expensive bobbing-head doll. With that in mind, consider this: Walsh was pulling in close to a 1/2 million dollars a year from Scientology Inc over multiple years. As late as 2007, an Office of Special Affairs financial planning document referred to Walsh’s nearly 1/2 million dollar a year production as “spectator work.”
I imagine spectator work for OSA is the stuff of intelligence reports.
The Scientologists’ online Freedom Magazine reported about Walsh’s participation in their effort to impugn the sources for the June 2009 Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg Times “Truth Rundown” articles, bully the writers Joe Childs and Tom Tobin, and prevent publication.
The First Meeting
May 28, 2009:
It is estimated Childs and Tobin have devoted some 500 hours to their sources since first contact. They have interviewed Rathbun in Texas, Rinder in Colorado and crisscrossed Florida to catch [Tom] DeVocht and [Amy] Scobee.
But now they sit at a rosewood and mahogany conference table in the Colonial Boardroom of Scientology’s Fort Harrison Hotel in Clearwater. Facing them are [cult attorney Monique] Yingling, [cult agent Tommy] Davis and [cult agent Jessica] Feshbach. Also present is Bill Walsh—the longest-serving Church counsel and internationally renowned human rights attorney. As with Yingling, Walsh previously tidied up messes left by Rathbun and Rinder. He was further tasked with mopping up in the wake of their removals and eventual departures.
In the eight days since Yingling and Davis set this meeting, the four Church representatives had compiled a minutely documented brief on S.P. Times sources. It is ten o’clock in the morning EST.14
The “minutely documented briefs” that Walsh helped compile were what are known as the Scientologists’ “black PR packs.” Black PR is the Scientology policy and practice of covertly and overtly, widely and relentlessly, cleverly and stupidly smearing their victims to destroy their reputations, credibility, relationships, opportunities and lives. Compiled black PR packs are weapons in the black PR arsenals of the Scientologists and their colluders like Walsh.
He can no longer correct the black PR he generated, the false narratives he forwarded in the Scientologists’ malign service. His black PR will go on, as he and his Scientology employers postulate, long past his death. William C. Walsh, Esquire’s legacy will be unrepentant black propagandist. Mike Rinder is still alive, so he can still correct the black PR he generated and had generated in service of Scientology and the Scientologists. Every other Scientologist or wog colluder, of course, from Miscavige on up or down, can do the same.
The Institute for Religion and Public Policy (IRPP), whose board of directors, according to the European Federation for Freedom of Belief, Walsh vice-chaired, also served the Scientologists’ malign purposes. The IRPP whitewashed the Scientologists’ teachings and antisocial actions victimizing SPs like me, and actively black PRed us. The founder and president of the IRPP Joseph K. Grieboski personally published a black PR piece on me in 2007. 15
The earliest document I have for Walsh is the 1986 DC Circuit opinion in Founding Church of Scientology v. William H. Webster, the FBI Director.
Opinion: Founding Church of Scientology v. Webster (September 26, 1986)
Bisceglie and Walsh were on the brief for Scientology. The appeal was from a District Court dismissal of the Scientologists’ 1978 case against Webster, and numerous other federal officials, because of the Scientologists’ failure to produce their managing agent Hubbard for a court-ordered deposition.
On August 21, 1984, the Government noticed Hubbard’s deposition as officer, director or managing agent. The June 20, 1984 Armstrong 1 decision, which was deemed the “statement of decision on July 20, 1984 and entered as the judgment on August 14, 1984, stated:
The organization clearly is schizophrenic and paranoid, and this bizarre combination seems to be a reflection of its founder LRH. The evidence portrays a man who has been virtually a pathological liar when it comes to his history, background, and achievements. The writings and documents in evidence additionally reflect his egoism, greed, avarice, lust for power, and vindictiveness and aggressiveness against persons perceived by him to be disloyal or hostile. At the same time it appears that he is charismatic and highly capable of motivating, organizing, controlling, manipulating, and inspiring his adherents. He has been referred to during the trial as a “genius,” a “revered person,” a man who was “viewed by his followers in awe.” Obviously, he is and has been a very complex person, and that complexity is further reflected in his alter ego, the Church of Scientology. Notwithstanding protestations to the contrary, this court is satisfied that LRH runs the Church in all ways through the Sea Organization, his role of Commodore, and the Commodore’s Messengers.3 He has, of course, chosen to go into “seclusion,” but he maintains contact and control through the top messengers. Seclusion has its light and dark side too. It adds to his mystique, and yet shields him from accountability and subpoena or service of summons.
The DC Court of Appeals cited to my testimony about Hubbard’s control and to the Armstrong 1 judgment:
Beyond these declarations specifically cited by the District Court (J.A. [Joint Appendix] at 429), the Government submitted other declarations bearing on the question of Hubbard’s control. […] Gerald Armstrong, another associate, told of a 1980 meeting to make plans to conceal Hubbard’s acknowledged control over “all aspects of” the Church of Scientology of California. J.A. at 222.
Appellees presented substantial evidence that the arrangement by which Hubbard could communicate with the Church only at his initiative was in fact designed to shield Hubbard from legal process. See Declaration of Gerald Armstrong, J.A. 222;
Three decisions, relying on many of the same declarations and documentary evidence presented in this case, found that Hubbard could be deposed as a managing agent. Church of Scientology of California v. Armstrong, No. C420153 (Cal.Super.Ct. July 20, 1984),
Fascinatingly, the Scientologists’ monstrous international and continuing campaign to impugn me as a witness and silence or destroy me with their unlawful, edited videos of me meeting on different occasions with their agents landed with FBI Director Webster. The Scientologists had revealed in the Christofferson v. Scientology trial in Portland, Oregon in April 1985 that they had made clandestine videos of these meetings. Rinder was their star actor in the videos, as well as co-producer. I recently wrote about what happened with me when the cult’s lawyer divulged this in court.16
By June 1985, Florida Senator Lawton Chiles had forwarded to Webster a bunch of the Scientologists’ letters urging government action about the videos, and Webster had responded to Chiles.
The videotape referenced by many of those who wrote to you on this subject has been provided by the Church as exhibits to various pleadings filed in litigation with the Department of Justice, and it fails to substantiate claims of a counterintelligence program directed against that group.
NOTE: Senator Chiles wrote to Judge Webster on behalf of 28 of his constituents seeking information concerning allegations that the Federal Government was attempting to discredit and disrupt the management of the Church of Scientology. Reply coordinated with SA [?] CID, and SA [?] LCD, who advised that the videotape referenced by many of the constituents was made by the Church of Scientology itself. Transcripts of it which were provided by the Church as exhibits to various pleadings filed in litigation with the Department of Justice fail to substantiate the claims of a counterintelligence program directed against them.17
In August 1985, Webster responded to California Representative Don Edwards, Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights.
August 6, 1985
Honorable Don Edwards
Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights
House Committee on the Judiciary
U. S. House of Representatives
Washington, D. C. 20515
Dear Chairman Edwards:
Your letter of June 3, 1985, requesting FBI review of allegations made by Reverend John Standard III, Director, Office of Public Affairs, Church of Scientology International, concerning “a bizarre multi-agency plan to disrupt the Church of Scientology has been brought to my attention.
The FBI has received other inquiries on this subject. I want to stress that the FBI is not involved solely or on conjunction with other Federal agencies in any attempt to destroy the Church of Scientology. In those cases where a violation of Federal law falling within the FBI’s jurisdiction has occurred, the FBI investigates such situations with complete fairness to all parties involved. The facts are then presented to the appropriate United States Attorney’s office which determines the prosecutive merits of the case.
The particular allegations made by Reverend Standard are based on conversations recorded during “secret” videotaping of a former Church member, Gerry Armstrong, whom Reverend Standard alleges is a “government covert operative.”
Gerry Armstrong, a former church member, has been interviewed numerous times by various Federal investigators and attorneys in connection with pending litigation in this and other Federal investigations. Partial transcripts of Mr. Armstrong’s videotaped conversations have been provided by the Church as an exhibit to various pleadings filed in litigation with the Department of Justice, and they fail to substantiate claims of a counter-intelligence program directed against that group. Conversely, review of the unexpurgated transcripts of those videotaped meetings referred to by Reverend Standard conclusively negates any inference of government conspiracy.
I hope this will be of assistance to you.
NOTE: Reverend John D. Standard III, Director, Office of Public Affairs, Church of Scientology International, wrote to Representative Rodino, Chairman, House Judiciary Committee alleging “a bizarre multi-agency plan to disrupt the Church of Scientology”, and requested Representative Don Edwards hold hearings on this matter. Representative Don Edwards requested the FBI review Reverend Standard’s allegations. Videotaped conversations of a former Church member, Gerry Armstrong allegedly establish the government-wide conspiracy and have been utilized as exhibits in various pleadings filed by the Church; however, the transcripts selectively omit a pertinent portion of the tape which conclusively negates any inference of government conspiracy. The context of this letter was taken, in part, from similar replies to congressional inquiries. This reply was coordinated with [?] Legal Counsel Division.
[Handwritten] Copies of the transcript of the videotaped conversations of former church member Gerry Armstrong were filed as an exhibit to a motion to vacate summary judgment entered on behalf of the defendants in Founding Church of Scientology v. Director FBI etc. (USDC, DOC, C.A. No. 78-0107). A review of these transcripts by DOJ attorneys and by SA [?] reveals several statements by Armstrong to the effect that the government is “not out to get” the Church of Scientology or any Scientologist. Copies of the full text are in possession of LCD and DOJ Federal Program Branch. 8/1/85 18
The cult’s operative is John D. Stanard, III, who also participated in the criminal framing of Mike Flynn.19
DC District Court no. 78-0107 is the case underlying the DC Circuit appeal cited above in which Bisceglie and Walsh participated. It is likely that they were attorneys of record when the Scientologists’ video transcripts that Director Webster refers to were filed in the case.
The Scientologists’ videos and their transcripts in reality are very high quality evidence of their own criminality. The Scientologists and their colluders say the videos are evidence of my criminality, but they are simply lying, as they commonly and per policy do. The relevant US officials all knew the videos were inarguable evidence in 1985 that the Scientologists were committing crimes, had not “turned over a new leaf” when the GO was renamed OSA, and were in clear and constant violation of public policy and could not be given tax exemption.
As the Webster letters state, in various pleadings filed with the Department of Justice the Scientologists and their colluders provided video transcripts as evidence of “a counterintelligence program directed against them,” a “government-wide conspiracy.” After review of the Scientologists’ “evidence,” Webster refuted their claims, and castigated the Scientologists and their colluders for selectively omitting from their transcripts “a pertinent portion of the tape which conclusively negates any inference of government conspiracy.”
The Scientologists and their colluders probably provided their transcripts and their videos in filings in hundreds of non-DOJ cases as claimed evidence of a government conspiracy, my participation in this conspiracy, my commission of crimes against the “church,” and my destruction of their rights. The Scientologists and their colluders have sent their selective transcripts, their edited videos and their false claims about what they show to government officials, to law enforcement, to media, to clergy and common citizens around the world. But it is all a big lie. It is the Scientologists’ crime, a gargantuan, ongoing frame-up.
There is no doubt that the IRS and other relevant US officials who read the Scientologists’ transcripts and viewed the videos recognized them as evidence of the Scientologists’ public policy violations, and would have, as Rinder complains in his IRS submission, continuously thrust their video operation back at them “demanding an explanation.” These officials would have rejected the Scientologists’ explanations, because they are lies and have always been lies. Then in 1991 and 1992, the new cadre of relevant officials, not only accepted the Scientologists’ lies about me and about their video operation, but required them to lie and to file their transcripts to support their lies.
Walsh wrote about me and the Scientologists’ video operation in a declaration dated February 8, 1994, which the Scientologists used in the case of CSI v. Steven Fishman and Uwe Geertz in US District Court in Los Angeles:
1. I am over the age of eighteen and a citizen of the District of Columbia. I have personal knowledge of the matters set forth herein and, if called upon to do so, could and would competently testify thereto.
13. Flynn was also involved in assisting Gerry Armstrong, a Flynn client and government informant, who plotted a take-over of the Church. Armstrong’s plan included planting phony documents that would then be seized in a raid by federal agents.
I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing is true and correct.20
Walsh was lying for the Scientologists. He had no personal knowledge of anything he said about me in his declaration, and what he swore he had personal knowledge of is false. I never plotted a take-over of the church or cult or religion or anything. The cult’s agents, notably Rinder, who tricked me into trusting them as sincere and friendly, were actually plotting to destroy me.
Rinder, et al. communicated that they wanted replace Miscavige, end his regime’s lies, abuse and criminality, and reform their organization. So any takeover plot, even though fake, was the Scientologists’ own plot. I did provide the fake reformers, or fake ethical plotters, with a bare bones complaint Flynn drafted seeking a declaration of their rights, protection of their assets, and the determination of whether a constructive trust should be imposed.21 Only the plotters’ names, not mine, would be on their complaint, and only they would benefit from a successful “takeover” that would be theirs, not mine.
I had no plan to plant phony documents that would then be seized in a raid by federal agents. The fake plotters, who called themselves “Loyalists,” had all the plans. They came to me and asked for my help. My plan, if it can be called that at all, was for the Loyalists to tell the truth, document the truth, come forward and tell the truth to the Federal Officials I was in touch with, don’t be such cowards, tell the truth. That’s still my plan for the lying cowardly Scientologists and their lying cowardly colluders.
In response to statements in CSI v. Fishman that Miscavige, other Scientologists and their co-colluders like Walsh made about me and their video op, I wrote two declarations dated February 20 and 22, 1994.
There were many times during this period when I considered the possibility that I was walking into a trap. The thought arose in all my meetings with Kluge, and later with Mike Rinder, the second Loyalist I would meet. Their communications often didn’t jibe with what they or Sherman had said on earlier occasions, and sometimes they said things which were downright stupid. I had no way of originating a communication to them, had no telephone numbers, no locations, no names, and no idea what any of them did. They had my address, phone number, knew exactly what I did, and could call me any time they wanted. They told me almost nothing, and wanted to know everything I knew. They claimed I had to be kept in the dark because of their fear for their lives, and for that reason I went along with their, even to me, strange behavior.
While claiming that the Loyalists wanted to take legal action to bring about a safe transfer of power, both Sherman and Kluge also claimed that they didn’t know anything about legal matters, nor any of the organization’s litigations, and that there were other people higher up in the Loyalist network who were trained in legal, stayed abreast of the organization’s litigation battles, and had an understanding of the Loyalists’ legal options and an overview of their plan which Sherman and Kluge didn’t have. Coupled with their claimed need to keep me in the dark for fear of their lives, their assertions of ignorance of legal matters caused considerable frustration in me and in our communications. As a result, I requested in a number of communications to speak to their “best legal mind.”
Finally the Loyalists said that their legal expert would meet me and a rendezvous was set up, again in Griffith Park. The “legal expert” turned out to be Mike Rinder, a person I had known in the organization, who had held various lower level administrative posts. Rinder, it turned out, also professed ignorance of legal concepts, and my meetings and communications with him were even more frustrating. 22
At some point between May 5, 1995 when I was named as a possible Unabomber suspect and April 3, 1996 when Kaczynski was apprehended, long time cult colluder Anthony Bisceglie became, according to Washington Post writer Howard Kurtz, “a critical intermediary for the FBI in the Unabomber case.” One story is that Bisceglie was a lawyer friend of a lawyer friend of Linda Kaczynski, the wife of David Kaczynski, Ted’s younger brother. David, apparently for various reasons, feared that Ted was the Unabomber. I have not read much about the case, but understand that Bisceglie contacted the FBI on behalf of David and Linda, and then got them to meet with the FBI.
It certainly could be pure coincidence that one of the Scientology colluders would falsely finger me as the Unabomber, and another colluder would be in on the identification of the actual Unabomber. Determining if this is more than a coincidence is probably impossible, and not important. It is darkly humorous that, according to reports, David Kaczynski didn’t want to report his brother to the FBI because deep down he knew Ted was the Unabomber, whereas the Scientology colluder wanted to report me because he or she knew deep down I wasn’t the Unabomber.
What is important in the relationship with Rinder and his co-conspirators or co-colluders is the knowledge, which they taught me, over many years and hard knocks, that they will do anything. This means that there is no lie they will not tell, no antisocial thing they will not do, no crime, including murder, they will not commit to achieve their goals. Rinder has acknowledged that this state of mind or mindset is what he and his co-colluders desired in their victims, like me. He has not yet acted to dispel that mindset. Indeed his actions and inactions since claiming to be correcting the wrongs he committed while formally in the Sea Org, validate my analysis and conclusion that he and his co-colluders will continue, in fact, to do anything.
They will do anything to protect their conspiracy, to keep their tax exemption, and get away with everything they’ve gotten away with. Rinder admitted in the Aftermath series that he and his co-colluders, the individuals in service of Scientology and Scientologists who are tasked with hating, silencing or destroying persons like me, “believe if they can get away with that sort of shit, that it puts you in the mindset of “My God, they’ll do anything!” Rinder has gotten away with all sorts of nasty, criminal shit against me alone. Many people have helped him get away with that nasty, criminal shit. Leah Remini, the other personnel involved in the Aftermath, and even the Emmy judges have helped Rinder get away with it.
US Government agencies and officials have helped the Scientologists inculcate the mindset in their victims of “My God, they’ll do anything!” The US gave the Scientologists IRS tax exemption, knowing it was to help them get away with what they’d gotten away with, nasty, criminal, rights-destroying actions against citizens. The documents linked to here or provided on my web sites show that US Federal officials colluded with the Scientologists against the Scientologists’ victims, and these officials have gotten away with that crime. The US has taught knowledgeable citizens like me that, my God they’ll do anything too.
- A letter to Mike Rinder: Your victim speaks up (Part 2) (February 20, 2018) ↩
- CSI 1023 Submission: Response to Question 10 (Civil litigation involving the Church) (November 23, 1992) ↩
- See http://armstrong-op.gerryarmstrong.ca/mike-rinder/ ↩
- IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6244192/ ↩
- FBI Memorandum: http://legal.gerryarmstrong.ca/1995/05/05/fbi-memorandum-unabomber-investigation-may-5-1995/ ↩
- The Breckenridge Decision: http://legal.gerryarmstrong.ca/1984/06/22/memorandum-of-intended-decision-june-22-1984/ ↩
- Scientology surveillance videos: http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50grand/cult/scn-surveillance-videos.html ↩
- Declaration of Michael Walton (1996-06-06): http://legal.gerryarmstrong.ca/1996/06/06/declaration-of-michael-walton-in-support-of-gerald-armstrongs-objection-to-trustees-abandonment-of-estate-june-6-1996/ ↩
- From Introduction to the Armstrong Op: http://armstrong-op.gerryarmstrong.ca/about/ ↩
- See, e.g., this August 4, 1991 black PR handout over the name of cult attorney Earle C. Cooley, whom Rinder had hired and directed. ↩
- Appellate Opinion: http://legal.gerryarmstrong.ca/1991/07/29/opinion-july-29-1991/ ↩
- Obituary: William C. Walsh: https://freedomofbelief.net/articles/william-bill-c-walsh-obituary ↩
- Mark Rathbun article (2011-12-23): https://markrathbun.blog/2011/12/23/scientology-incs-lobbying-machine/ ↩
- Freedommag.org article: https://www.freedommag.org/special-reports/sptimes/merchants-of-chaos.html ↩
- Armstrong v. Grieboski: Defamation Analysis (January 12, 2012) ↩
- “Suicide Note”: http://gerryarmstrong.ca/suicide-note/ ↩
- Letter from FBI Director William Webster to Senator Lawton Chiles (1985-06) ↩
- Letter from FBI Director William Webster to Chairman, Subcommittee On Civil and Constitutional Rights, Don Edwards (1985-08-06) ↩
- Letter from John D. Stanard to FBI (1984-09-12) ↩
- Declaration of William C. Walsh (1994-02-08) ↩
- Draft complaint: https://mega.nz/#!OmZAwAbB!YeGXnGClpMFpjXbTBS-EjJkcIZ6NNn_gNJjci46gajc ↩
- Declarations of Gerry Armstrong (1994-02-20); (1994-02-22) ↩