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:
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.
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.
An introduction article about COS:
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.
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