In article <3A3704A8.5415EDB5@sympatico.ca>, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> With all the posts here from all the various and sundry
> scientologists - some very interesting and easy to discuss-
> others the very loud and rude sort of bull baiting -
> it occurs to me that something is afoot. (so to speak)
> There is an old English saying "By the pricking of my thumbs,
> something evil this way comes". I get that feeling when I see
> the posts here against the Lisa McPhereson Trust ( I can spell
> it and say it can scientologists??) and its various members.
> Is Scientology perhaps scared of something?? I watched the videos
> on the LMT site ( older ones of pickets). The one where there
> are about 40 or so scientologists swarming around a few picketers.
> It is amazing to watch and listen to the bull baiting and the
> accusations and the innuendo shouted by the scientologists. At
> one point I thought someone was going to get pushed right into
> the traffic by these people.
> IS Scientology upset because they were enjoined from playing picket
> chicken at the Memorial picket? Are they perhaps afraid that
> they are losing the War on Wogs? Are they afraid that all their
> postulating has not worked and that critics will not go away??
Looks like it to me. They've lost their greatest tool of personal intimidation, at least in Clearwater. Now there is nothing to stop further pickets. I think the injunction will also attract further picketers who might have been scared away by the bull-baiting and violence. The more the merrier.
Maybe the fools serving copies to picketers didn't realize what this would to to the balance of power in Clearwater. Now that they can't get in picketers faces they have lost their power to intimidate. All they can do now is hide or point cameras at picketers. They have lost their ability to do _anything_ about the pickets. The cult is helpless.
$cientology isn't doing well in Clearwater. They are embarassed by the unfinished Super Power building and have to beg for money and skilled workers to get anything more done on it. The locals hate them and have to put up with the loss of tax revenue.
I don't blame the folks at flag for getting paranoid in their little fortress hotel. Or the PR people posting here for trying to denounce the organization they can no longer intimidate. They must be very frightened of the picketers they can't shudder into silence any longer.
Michael J. Rider, aka Ixbalam http://i.am/ixbalam
"If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate."