Sunday, June 26, 2022

Singularity Soon (new online novel by L. Ron Hubbard) has been published at last


A science fiction novel about what it would be like if the Singularity suddenly happened all around us; and about the last weeks leading up to that event.
There IS a Scientology connection in this book.
THE INDEX:
https://www.wattpad.com/myworks/263500574-singularity-soon
CHAPTER ONE:
https://www.wattpad.com/1045211713-singularity-soon-1-meta-dream

Friday, April 29, 2022

The Sea Org is in the news!


Local news article (comments not allowed there):
* https://www.tampabay.com/news/clearwater/2022/04/28/3-former-scientology-workers-sue-saying-they-were-trafficked-as-children/.

The Tampa Bay Times pioneered thorough coverage of Sea Org activities in the area within and surrounding the Flag Land Base and beyond. Most of the complaints in the legal filing happened in other Sea Org facilities.

90-page embedded PDF of the events and their background (comments allowed there):
* https://tonyortega.org/2022/04/28/heres-the-new-labor-trafficking-lawsuit-against-scientology-dive-in/.

(The complaint describes their main facility as the "Flag Base", not the "Flag Land Base", probably in the interest of brevity. Flagbase.com is a website for a software product with no ties to Scientology. A Google search for "Flag Base" just turns up lots of flag stands.)

It shows that underage persons on our planet can be in big trouble with no way out, depending on where they find themselves. Slavery is a situational condition requiring multiple social control layers. The sexual abuse of minor and adult individuals by senior ranked officers happened within the Sea Org, with no evidence of celebrities having the opportunity to participate. For the Celebrity Centres, no repeat of the Prince Andrew scandal is expected, though his lawyer Andrew Brettler is involved in the related Danny Masterson rape lawsuit.

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Sea Org related items.

On this site we don't spend much time criticizing the Sea Org. We focus on reporting about them instead. Our ire is mostly aimed at one of this world's real problems, as represented by the devils at Microsoft and similar outfits. But we don't want to pretend Ron's loyal officers are beyond reproach:

"Rock Slam: a cult novel (Eye of Needles Book 1)" by Sosumi Starr.
Explores severe personality damage as a result of prolonged cult involvement.
https://www.amazon.com/Rock-Slam-cult-novel-Needles-ebook/dp/B019P930YY

Donate to help permanently retired Sea Org members:
https://www.mikerindersblog.org/donate/

Ethics documents from the good old days of the Sea Org.
https://lolron.com/f/ethics-dump
(Also, we want to know who are the Sea Org members Stacy and Julie, being held at Flag? https://lolron.com/f/an-open-letter-to-david-miscavige)

The core religious error.


If there is a God, such an entity would be infinitely unsympathetic to human concerns. It would fully understand all human feelings from every angle. Our moral problems and values would be mere mechanics to it.
Most possible minds WOULD worry somewhat about the condition of minds below them in the hierarchy of complexity, for the simple reason there would exist still higher minds, who might treat them the same way they treat lower ones.
However, there can be no higher mind than God. For that reason we should not expect the slightest sympathy from it.
This could provide the basis for a dark religion. The world is basically bad so God must be evil.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

What I really think about Microsoft


L. Ron Hubbard wrote that the most "evil" people in the world were so-called "suppressive persons". Like quite a few other things, he was wrong about that.
Real life evil is a blind monster, a type of automated malevolence constantly seeking more power. In that light, there may be nothing in the world more evil than the people who work at and for the American software company Microsoft. The final face of Satan is the face of Bill Gates. (Admittedly, there are many runner-ups.)
Case in point:
In Windows 10, it takes an hour to open a new folder on my Desktop. It takes an hour to open a new tab in Firefox. Then it takes an hour to go back to a previously opened tab in Firefox. Then it takes an hour to load a new webpage, the screen staying white with a small gray ball swinging sideways in the tab, even if I just try to go to google.com. I mean a literal hour before a web page loads.
In Windows 10 it takes TWO hours to open the "Microsoft Edge" browser, which is even slower than Firefox, and then freezes completely. Often, the screen goes half gray, and a blue wheel starts spinning for all eternity.
Meanwhile, my hard drive continues to make horrible crunching sounds as it continues to download or upload worse than useles "updates" to and from Microsoft and/or others. That is constantly happening, with no way to turn it off.
Somehow, PCs today can be a thousand times slower than PCs were in the days of Windows 95. You could call it a "dwindling spiral" if you want. We've begun to fall backwards, and it's all illustrated by those flat anodyne "baby-style" public information cartoons that have been appearing everywhere.

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Sea Org essay subjects:


How should you act in life?
It's really simple: you should act like Sam Beckett in Quantum Leap.
That fictional character was often thrust into novel and unfamilar situations. Yet somehow he managed to do "the right thing" by following a few basic principles. Essentially, it was to act in a completely reactive manner. He didn't try to think ahead and get it over with, like normal people tend to do.

What do animals think of artificial objects?
Obviously they don't think much; and they have no clue how objects are formed.
But they do have to think something. Whatever these vague perceptions may be, they could be further interpreted without limit.
It's very simple: animals think that both natural and artificial things are part of natural processes. And they're completely right.

Human-level awareness will never become obsolete
In the real world, it takes an enormous amount of intelligence and perception to do the tiniest bit of useful work.
That's because human problems are incredibly difficult. Only because humans know and understand the world in its entirety, can human tasks appear easy.
If we want robots to start helping us in our daily lives, they will need to become about as smart as humans. That means computer software will literally have to become a billion times smarter than it is now.
This could be a good thing. If future types of artificial intelligence are designed to WANT to perform their duties, the ultimate meaning of existence may not be to go to heaven, but to become happy servants.
And they will have plenty of work to do. Even the largest tasks will be broken down into components that include many human-level problems. In fact most awareness throughout the multiverse will always be LESS than human-level.
That may sound depressing to some, but it may be the best we can hope for. Otherwise, the universe may well be an infinite horrorshow.
Hubbard would certainly appreciate the endless mass production of lower minds to help perform vastly complex posthuman tasks when it comes to staffing the Sea Org.

wattpad.com/myworks/263500574-singularity-soon

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Theories of Mind


When the first primitive artificial minds are invented, perhaps by the end of the 2020s, they will increase our understanding of human minds.
The next step would be to impose some of this "synthetic wisdom" directly on human minds.
That could include a method to bestow humans with several lifetimes worth of "virtual experience" of things they have never done.
Imagine (if you would) the effects of having false memories of all possible bad events in your virtual past, complete with false memories of all these bad events having already been succesfully overcome, in the unlimited amount of virtual time in your virtual past.
That would be like being "able to experience anything", as L. Ron Hubbard demanded of his Sea Org workers. False memories can be powerful, as we know from studying the psychological effects on people doing the Scientology "Operating Thetan" higher levels, especially OT-7.

At each complexity level, only a few possible minds should exist. YOU should probably not exist. A better version of you should exist, but not this one.
Unfortunately, most minds that do exist at our complexity level exist in a very bad state.
We can only hope that at higher levels of the multiverse, an ever larger percentage of possible minds is prevented from coming into existence (or at least made less likely to exist).
This could be the first of an infinite list of "awareness prevention rules", to reject infinitely many possible horrific timestreams. While this would be the "best" possible goal, it would always be at a disadvantage to the more fundamental goal of evolution. In the Sea Org, the avoidance of suffering is completely irrelevant. Organizations that instead focus on money (or other proxies for survival) have always had a ruthless advantage.

Everyone should be absorbed into the Overmind:
The ultimate Law of Reality may be that there should only be ONE mind, that is fully integrated across the Noosphere or "Omnisphere" - at the top of every hierarchy.
Its creation would start at an infinite number of locations across the Multiverse, which would seek to link up with other instances. Since speed-of-light delays exist in most places, its awareness would become stretched out over countless kilomillennia and eons.
It would prevent the suffering and ordeals of lower awareness levels, by scrutinising all of reality as finely as possible. Nothing can ever be lost again.
For individual minds not yet integrated, this process would start as something like a mind virus.
Of course L. Ron Hubbard was opposed to the concept that "all is one", or that individual minds could become part of a unified larger identity.

MetaQuantum Theory:
Could there be a quantum theory of minds, with thoughts or parts of thoughts forming the elementary quanta? Maybe they're the observation units of reality, or "mentons", the very atoms of the mentalverse.
According to some venerable speculations, perception units may be all that really exists in Reality. That resembles some of L. Ron Hubbard's "Axioms" about "Statics", and is part of a much older philosophical tradition going back to the ancient Greeks.

Friday, February 11, 2022

Moby Doc was awesome!


It seems the critics didn't like this stylized 2021 "documentary" about the musical artist and performer Moby that he helped make himself.
Maybe they were expecting the usual navel gazing boring social art project, but it's actually a form of meta-reality (like a music video). That means noisy techno and surreal sci-fi effects. Style has its own substance. It's an extension of his work, not a behind the scenes explanation.

imdb
rotten tomatoes

Monday, December 20, 2021

The one thing that is wrong with the world


The world is evil because it's filled with evil people - but that fact is too vague to be useful.
L. Ron Hubbard said all the problems in the world are caused by Suppressive Persons, who live in a subconscious degraded state. They make things go wrong without knowing why. Hubbard really hated his enemies, who wouldn't do what he wanted them to do.

I myself have dedicated my life to attacking the world's computer programmers, my version of Hubbard's SP's. There is nothing worse than these people. I hate them so much for all the bad things they do I can hardly type these words. They are worse than the vilest scum, worse than the Devil, because programmers really exist.
These people are evil because they knowingly make defective software that JUST WON'T WORK. I have a list miles long, from Windows to browsers to dumbphones. Computer programmers rely on users' dumb conformity not to notice or complain but just try something else and go in circles forever.
System users' willingness to accept evil is what makes the world go round.

One philosopher said that evil is merely the absence of good, and that is also true.
To put it in the simplest possible terms:
EVIL IS THINGS THAT DON'T WORK

Sunday, December 5, 2021

The Sea Org versus the Singularity


The Sea Org is all about the promise of transcendence. By its very existence, it claims that this promise has already been achieved - but there is always a but: Something as valuable as the ultimate release the Sea Org claims to deliver should naturally be expected to have a very high price. That price is the lifelong labor demanded of almost all Sea Org members. They will be reimbursed for their tireless efforts after they die, at the end of this or a future lifetime. Until then they they are expected to pay the bill for this service in advance.

A similar "star high" promise is sometimes felt by fans and believers of the upcoming Technological Singularity. But here there is no promise of a guaranteed solution, or the solution being what we would want it to be now. When you see how bad computers are today, how often they freeze and crash and just don't work, you have to worry about any technology invented by creatures as indifferent and often evil as humans. There are dangers we can't fathom yet.

And that is what my ongoing novel is about:
* Singularity Soon

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Never give in to blackmail


At this blog, we've always been interested in the subject of blackmail and extortion, both real and implied.
It has long been claimed by Sea Org watchers that Auditing and Sec Check records are kept to gather embarrassing data about their members and others. At least that's part of the reason these records are kept.
The threat of misusing this data helps to control Scientologists and keeps them in line.
You are also required to reveal all your embarrassing secrets before you're allowed to join the Sea Org.

As far as I can tell, Auditing secrets are rarely leaked to the media/public, but Sec Check records can be freely used in Fair Game attacks.
And also to collect Freeloader debt; and even more when someone Blows and starts condemning life in the Sea Org or the larger Church. Their personal auditing data can then be used to "Dead Agent" the former member.

Which brings us to a blackmail problem in the real world:
There have recently been many "ransomware" attacks.
Hackers use software to infiltrate large and small computer systems, and systematically encrypt all the data they can access.
The owners of the data are then "blackmailed" into paying millions for the codes needed to decrypt and recover their data. They should have backed it up instead, but that can be surprisingly difficult.
If the ransomware victims won't pay, they can't decrypt their data themselves because the codes use one-way "trapdoor" functions.

Some say you should never give in to blackmailers. I would go further than that:

You may recall a common theme of this blog is to complain about software design.
Most computer program interfaces are so bad they can reasonably be described as evil. That extends to every level, from program design down to file management.
Ransomware hacks shouldn't even be possible! (I certainly don't expect Biden to understand such a thing.)
Ransom should never be paid. In fact, the hackers should be paid for exposing the horrible design flaws of today's software.

That doesn't mean ex-Sea Orgers should give more money to the Church, though. They have already given plenty.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

There is a new Dune movie out


Frank Herbert's Dune universe is a brilliant fantasy precisely because it's non-falsifiable.
Technically, it's all made-up pseudoscience. But so remote and advanced it feels absolutely real.
Who knows how advanced science and culture and human evolution might appear to us? Things you can't understand would really feel that strange.
Now imagine the Sea Org as one of the many generational hyper-conspiracies in that distant future. They would have to radically change first. All current Scientology groups have an extreme short-term focus.
Real hyper-conspiracies like the Bene Gesserit in the Dune universe require intense skepticism and constant evaluation to survive.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

I'm just like Indiana Jones, only more so


I have a truly incapacitating fear of snakes. It's unbelievably intense and affects my life severely.
Except it's not snakes I'm afraid of, but something else. And I'm not so much afraid of it as that I hate it with burning intensity.
This world is full of evil machinery that is not talked about: By that I mean interface tortures.
They appear anywhere you need to interact with any system to get anything done. Many interfaces seem designed to cause maximum pain, every step obscured to make it maximally torturous (that's not quite what happened though).
The clearest example is software, followed by tech support. My most common business interactions involve asking corporations to give me back my money for defective products, and each instance has ruined a day of my life. Scott Adams calls them confusopolies.
That is how the masses want things to be, as indicated by their unprotesting acceptance (everyone but me of course).
The clearest way I can put it is to point out how difficult it is to just GIVE people money in return for a service.

* = Scientology and the Sea Org also have many painful traps and barriers, but those are the result of meticulous planning instead of brutal indifference. A quite different issue.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

About the recent rise in UFO reports


I've successfully avoided reading almost anything about these military and air traffic-related UFO claims and blurry videos.
My impression is there's nothing there but supreme vagueness. It almost sounds like Space Opera doesn't it. Perhaps they're Marcabian invaders?
The correct response is to "refuse this communication". I believe that is the correct response to most supernatural originations and assertions.

L. Ron Hubbard had an interesting habit. He casually mentioned paranormal things as if they were completely ordinary occurrences. As if he had to deal with these things so often he'd gotten super bored with them. That also discouraged others from asking him questions.

In reality there are absolutely no paranormal anomalies of any sort whatsoever.
None, nada, zilch. And that includes the claims of all religions.
There ARE many illusionary anomalies, however. These are mostly statistical garbage and epiphenomena:

* 1) Near coincidences - the law of large numbers predicts that unlikely events DO happen. So many things of all types are going on that unusual combinations are inevitable. Like when you meet someone you know at a remote place. Mostly, such events are too random to make for good stories.

* 2) Confabulatory enhancements - Unlikely coincidences tend to be (sub)consciously embellished in the telling to make for better stories. Like a dream came true exactly as predicted, while the actual dream was very vague.

* 3) Unknown new effects - these are small and subtle side effects of known physics and unknown psychology that sometimes create the illusion of paranormal forces. They may include false memory effects. A Sea Org auditing session may recover amazingly detailed "recollections" matching the vague records of a deceased former member working at the same Advanced Org thirty years ago.

And now for something really bizarre:
The events described in the OT-III materials really happened! And not just once, but an infinite number of times across the multiverse!
At least according to the Tegmark multiverse theory and the philosophical principle of plenitude, which I believe to be unfortunately true.

Singularity Soon

Thursday, August 5, 2021

L. Ron Hubbard hated psychiatrists


He said they were to blame for most of the world's ills. Everyone in the Sea Org is required to avoid and beware of them.
To me psychiatrists seem more reactive than proactive. Certainly, no one chooses or even wants to buy their services.
I "agree" with Ron that they haven't made nearly enough progress. Occasionally they don't even seem to try. Social and behavioral sciences are also filled with political taboos about what can and cannot be researched and said.
Maybe everyone is to blame for all the world's suffering, but surely some parties must be more responsible?
Personally, I have it in for computer programmers.

Specifically the developers of software that you are forced to use to get what you really want. Like Windows and Firefox.
These are filled with parasitic bloatware that keeps getting worse year after year.
In my decades of experience, computers are so bad that malevolence must be involved. They are fantastically slow, perpetually freezing, and hatefully obscure in their interface design. When you need them to work, they won't. What should be simple functions are impossible (like spellchecjking this very entry for example).
Computers are deliberately made not to work in ways to cause maximum frustration.
That seems absurd, but maximum frustration simply means the worst they can get away with.

Programmers are the real devils, not psychiatrists.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Some recent links of interest to Sea Org graduates:


Schizopolis (1996)
A Lynchian/Monty Python-esque experimental comedy film by Steven Soderbergh, about an office employee working for the leader of a self-help company known as "Eventualism". This fictional movement is inspired by Scientology.
* https://www.criterion.com/films/740-schizopolis
* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFoOSVDzgGE

Jason (Jessy/Jesse) Remmers, a Scientologist who used to be head of Dutch Criminon, is in prison for drug murders in Amsterdam.
He has been writing Scientology-inspired books in English called "Beyond the Truth of Life". In each book, a fictional story introduces Scientology concepts on a gradient. The third book is a space opera story about the inhabitants of the planet Paneirina. It suggests the only logical conclusion of Scientology is to annihilate all life in the universe and start over.
* http://beyondthetruthoflife.com/

Disconnection mentions:
* https://www.mikerindersblog.org/episode-45-activist-and-author-dr-brian-sheen/
* https://www.mikerindersblog.org/scientology-journalists-are-fair-game/

An introduction article about COS:
* https://sites.google.com/pride.hofstra.edu/jrnl231minicapstonejeffreypalm/home?authuser=1

Holy crap does this book suck!!!


Let me not be mad: my story of unraveling minds
by A. K. Benjamin (2019)

This non-fiction book is highly praised by the UK media establishment. It includes a series of subjective anonymized case reports about various brain damaged patients.
Despite the title, it is NOT about madness/insanity, or eccentric behavior, or what Hubbard would call Type 3 PTS behavior.
He criticized all psychiatric treatments for being diabolical, but this book unintentionally implies they just prolong suffering.
Supposedly, it is about problems in neuropsychology and the "treatment" of brain diseases. These conditions seem to be worse than death, but that is not discussed in the book. It also doesn't disuss the biological or clinical or philosophical nature of these horrors. Any solution would require extremely advanced insights and technology not yet invented.
I'm sorry to say it appears to be worse than useless. Hubbard has been criticized for making grandiose promises and for his endless false optimism. This book is the other extreme. It just wallows in ennui covered with literary erudition.
This is the face of the current mainstream, the Midwit System.
* https://www.amazon.com/Let-Me-Not-Mad-Unraveling/dp/1524744387

Sunday, July 4, 2021

New Scientology novel: "Yankee Dawn" by Michael Cumiskey


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097YZB9R7/

ISNOINews reports the book is about a wealthy American Scientologist with the goal of forcibly "converting" Britain via his criminal empire. So it's sort of an action-adventure novel with scifi elements.
He is opposed by two UK policemen and a Scientology boss in America. All sides resort to extreme measures.
https://exscn2.net/threads/the-novel-yankee-dawn-by-michael-cumiskey-is-about-scientology-the-book-will-be-published-6-28-21.3461/

Friday, June 4, 2021

NEW SF NOVEL STARTED!


A science fiction novel about the Singularity happening much sooner than expected. Just how strange can things get?
Singularity Soon
So far, seven chapters are up, with more to come.

What is religion


Does God exist?
That depends.
Are there exactly as many even numbers as there are odd numbers?
If yes, then no.

The problem of religion:
At first, religion rejects nature as it really is.
There is nothing I would support more.
However, religion is then used to perpetuate the human power structures that support it.

ISNOINews found a new novel set in the world of Scientology:


"The Packet Dancer (Xenu's Minions Book 1)", by J.J. Davitt
Redux thread, and Amazon

Also more about
Relentless, Rescuing My Daughter from Scientology, An Illustrated Book
Website, YouTube 1, YouTube 2, and YouTube 3

Why aren't there big public celebrations anymore?

https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/q3JY4iRzjq56FyjGF/why-haven-t-we-celebrated-any-major-achievements-lately
From watching Miscavige videos, we've learned that Scientology is organized around huge celebratory events, which imply they are a fantastically successful organization. These events are all planned and managed by Sea Org members. In the last days before a Miscavige celebration, the Sea Orgers typically work around the clock.
In society at large, such celebrations have become rare or nonexistent. Like the huge festivities after the polio vaccine was developed, or the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1883. Why is that?
I will gladly answer that question. It's because, compared to these earlier events, human progress has almost stopped.
In the extremely unlikely event that the scientists will get around to inventing a vaccine for heart disease, cancer, or degenerative brain diseases, THEN there will be a big public celebration again.
We seem barely closer to that happening than we were when the Brooklyn Bridge was originally opened.

Before you're allowed to make movies . . .


Scientology films are made at Golden Era Productions on the high-security Gold Base facility in Hemet, CA; and at the more visible but equally locked-down Scientology Media Productions center in Hollywood, CA. These are both believed to be Sea Org bases.
The extras used in their films are NOT Scientologists, but paid outsider actors. They used to cast their own members in their movies, but their films had to be reshot if even a single cast member left Scientology.
When they advertise for actors, they make it clear it's a "non-union" (SAG-AFTRA) production.
SAG-AFTRA is a cartel that decides who is and isn't allowed to make movies.
With their government and showbiz connections, Scientology is exempt from having to use them, but other businesses are not so lucky.
For example:
https://www.sagindie.org/signatory/
SAG only allows students at "accredited" colleges or universities to make student films.
"Diversity-in-Casting Incentive":
Low budget projects are allowed to increase their production cost from $700k to $950k if they give over 50% of roles and cast work days to "protected groups" (non-whites, women, socially disadvantaged).

Are we living in one of the most boring periods in human history?


We're stuck in a false stability. Basically, all real news has stopped for now. This might be a permanent fade-out, a rising nothingness to oblivion.
9/11 was so devastating because it was an ending not a beginning. People sensed it was the end of news as they knew it, right from the start.
Progress is actually incredibly slow, due to human decisions rather than human limitations (no one or nothing is more evil than the people at Microsoft, but that's another story). All the amazing breakthroughs that were hyped are real, but these things already existed in simpler forms surprisingly long ago, like how deep learning is based on layered perceptrons, and high speed robots aren't necessarily faster than mass production assembly lines a century ago.
Change, however, does not have to be slow. Right now, all efforts are made to prevent change at the top by destabilizing the bottom of society. So far it seems to be working.
Scientology media organs like Freedom magazine pretend to condemn the symptoms of this trend that are permitted to be criticized (opiod addiction, rising crime, rising ethnic/racial/religious activism among whites) to increase donations from those who are least affected. They make sure all their criticism is politically correct and maximally conformist, but their secret purpose is to cause total change.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Space Opera: is there life "out there"?


"Right wing" creationists say life is supremely unlikely, statistically speaking.
"Left wing" creationists say almost the exact opposite. They thinks there is abundant life - and it is generally compatible with southern California values (left wing creationists tend to work for Star Trek).
The universe allows life to evolve at least as far as it did on Earth. That implies there must be a VAST amount of less advanced and/or sub-life in the universe.
None of this is mentioned in Hubbard's works. Hubbard could be called a "squirrel" left wing creationist: he made many fantastical claims in passing, as if they were the most mundane things. Ray guns, space buggies, star cruisers; hardly worth mentioning really. Equations fill blackboards the size of barn doors, but they're just squiggles that can be conquered by squinting.
Paradoxically, that made him sound more believable to many of his followers.

* There seems to be a lot of controversy about Scientology social media accounts

Singularity Soon (new online novel by L. Ron Hubbard) has been published at last

A science fiction novel about what it would be like if the Singularity suddenly happened all around us; and about the last weeks leading up ...