The guys at Anonymous TV have made an incredible video of the March 15th raid in Los Angeles. XENU TV is in awe of what they achieved.
Archive for March 2008
I just stumbled upon this blog while doing the egotistical thing of googling my own name. Buried deep on page 9 of entries was the Weblog of G. Allen. I was amazed by what I discovered. I don’t think I have ever heard of this guy before but he was one of those named in Clearwater by Scientology when they tried to get an injunction against Anonymous to stop the March 15th Picket.
They are accusing him of being an evil mastermind behind Anonymous when in fact, he was essentially a passerby snared in Scientology’s insane investigative net.
The first [picket] was on February 10th. Every large Scientology office was protested.
A friend and I went to the protest in Clearwater, we took cameras and shot some film, I got to meet some of the Anon kids, that was pretty much it.
Last week we started noticing people skulking around, taking pictures of our house. Last week Scientology also filed some kind of restraining order and apparently, my name was on it. Why? Because I was in downtown Clearwater on Feb 10th.
How? They ran my tag.
The restraining order was long and absurd, it had a laundry list of supposed threats that anonymous people had made. According to Scientology, YouTube vids were posted that were clearly bomb threats. These were swiftly yanked due to TOS violation (I had not seen these myself but I’ve flagged a few others for removal in my time.)
The judge refused to sign off on the the order(s) (there were two, perhaps three.) he cited lack of evidence, (paraphrased) “come back when you can pin these acts on people,” he said, not ephemeral groups like Anonymous.”
And so it goes, I went to the Friday night March 14th protest, It was not a very large protest, rainy and very wet. P.I agents were all over the place and the Clearwater PD were glumly standing in the rain. The Anon kids were very polite, I had a cup of coffee with them after and chatted, we all laughed at the P.I.s stationed outside the restaurant.
When I got home, there was a note on the door, VIPS was here with a delivery for you. Ref number 501.
Hmm I thought.
About ten minutes later the doorbell rang, some fellow claiming to be a process server. I signed for a package and wished him a good night. What I found was a DVD of a video that Scientology posted on YouTube a few days before. A really cockamamie, overblown thing entitled “ANONYMOUS, hate crimes.” I’ve seen it associated with some Scientology outing page. Since it was YouTube there were a number of complainants and the entire YouTube channel was taken down. I think the video is still around somewhere.
Mr. Allen, or G. if you prefer, thanks for sharing your story. I’d urge everyone to read his report and ask yourself, what other religion would behave in this despicable manner?
Anonymous not only did an effective protest on March 15th but they gave voice to a young woman who grew up in Scientology and lost her father to the cult. John H. Boucher committed suicide after being convinced he was an SP.
Thank you so much Miss Boucher for sharing your difficult story and thank you Anonymous for speaking up for the victims of this organization.
I am appalled by what I’ve seen so far from the Atlanta protest. The Dekalb police officers are in riot gear? They haul away a peaceful protester without reading them their rights, according to those at the event? This was not the G8 summit riots. This was not Chicago in 1968. This was a group of young people most likely taking to the streets for the first or second times in their lives, protesting peacefully.
And now, I see the cops were ticketing passerbys who had the audacity to honk their horns in support of the protest. This taxi driver goes easy on the officer but what does it say about the police brass that they would enforce such nonsense? Listen to the horn in this video. I thought the guy laid it on loud and heavy but it’s a simple brief honk.
Compare that to the noise level in L.A. from the deafening Scientology stadium speaker system being blared right into patients room at the Kaiser Permanente Hospital across the street.
My thanks to everyone who picketed and to those who posted their videos online. Scientology is trying desperately to handle this Pr disaster but as always, they only make things worse for themselves. It’s sad to see the police do the same.
Jenna has asked that the following message from her be forwarded everywhere possible. This is another example of Scientology making matters worse for themselves. And it’s even more evidence of just how much courage Jenna has:
So where do I begin…. I did an interview this week with ABC Nightline. They of course had to call the Church for comment which they did.
Last night at 11pm, while we were in bed, we got a call from Dallas’s father. He said he was 20 minutes away from our house and he was driving down from a meeting he had today and in the car with him were 2 Sea Org members from OSA Int and they were coming to talk to us at our house.
He said that they had come to talk to him but he insisted that we should be there and that they wanted to talk to us. So they just decided it was okay to drop in on us in the middle of the night in true Sea Org style.
I told him that they could absolutely not come to my house and that they need to call me and tell me that they apologize and want to sort this out before I even consider meeting with them. A couple of minutes later I got a call from Angie Blankenship (she was the CO CMO CW while I was in CMO CW for many years and we last I heard she was COB’s Programs Operator. She said she was with Jenny Devocht/Linson who was the CO CMO CW, WDC FLB and CO CMO Int. For those of you who this is all gibberish to, they are both VERY high Church Executives. She said she was here to sort things out. So reluctantly I agreed to meet with them. Mostly for the purpose of demonstrating the truth of what goes on to Dallas’s parents.
We met at Denny’s because it was the only place open. We sat down at a table. Both of these women looked like they hadn’t slept in years!
We were there until 4 o’clock in the morning….
Within seconds of sitting down they proceeded to accuse me of “attacking my auditor,” “using my uncle’s name for my 15 minutes of fame because otherwise nobody would care about what I have to say,” “lying about my upbringing” and telling me my mom was a horrible dishonest woman without the slightest thought of sensitivity. They said I had denounced Scientology and that was a Suppressive Act.
Just their usual antics.
They asked us what our beef was. We told them about sleep deprivation, being held against my will, being separated from my parents, our friends being separated from their families. Everything we brought up, they laughed aloud and acted as if these things were preposterous and was saying how my education was so much better than what I would have gotten in the “wog world”. We told them that they were denying everything we said to which they responded, “That’s not true! Absolutely Not!” – they couldn’t even see this and immediately denied that!
After down and dirty unavoidable questions, they admitted that we did heavy labor for hours on a daily basis at the Ranch. They even pulled out a photo album and showed Dallas and his parents photos of us rock-hauling and mixing cement and building rock walls and other manual labor! They said that the fact that we didn’t see our parents except for once a week was the same as any boarding school. They said that fact that I didn’t see my mom but once from the age of 12-16 and by dad but 3 times and all for less than 30 minutes, they said that this was totally normal and like any other boarding school. Angie admitted to not letting me talk to my friends because they were in a lower level organization. Angie and Jenny both admitted to refusing to allow me to call my parents when I was 14 years old. They admitted to the fact that I was being held against my will in an auditing room, but said that after taking a walk and 4 hours that I later went back into the room and this was not against my will so this voided the previous 3 hours of kicking and screaming to try and get out of a 5×5 auditing room. They admitted that both of the areas where Dallas and I worked were deprived of sleep for days. They admitted that it was absolute bogus that my Aunt Sarah was declared a suppressive person and went on to blame it on Mark Ingber who is long gone.
In fact they blamed 99% of these things on Marty Rathbun (may he R.I.P), Mike Rinder, Tom Devocht and Dan Koon (of all people!). This is despite the fact that Jenny single handedly physically did not allow me to get on the plane to be with my parents when I was 12 years old after reading me a long excerpt of KSW. That Angie was witness every week, if not responsible for the fact that all of the minors at CW who were only schooled once a week.
They pleaded with me to pull the ABC Nightline deal. They said if I did, they would go through and cancel all of the B.S. allegations about me, that they would see about lifting the declare on several of my friends and would get all the data out on the table.
After Dallas’s parents pleaded with us to try and cooperate so that they wouldn’t have to decide between us and Scientology, we told them we would think about it and would call them the next morning. They tried to pressure us into making a decision then and there and we told them that it wasn’t gonna happen. They told us not to talk to anybody about this meeting and to please not post about it on the Internet.
The moment we left we decided that there was no way we would pull the Nightline deal. We never said anything but the truth. We decided that we would tell them this and that we would be willing to hold off on future interviews if they came through with their promise because we definitely cannot trust them and they needed to prove that they were really taking responsibility first.
The next morning we woke up and left our house and went out to breakfast for an hour. From there we took a round-about way to stop by my office in downtown because I had ordered some roses which came in. As we get onto the freeway, Dallas noticed a white Ford sedan far behind on the on-ramp. Trying not to be paranoid, he thought nothing of it. As we switched freeways and went another ten miles he noticed the same car still following us. After arriving downtown on all the one-way streets, he started noticing the car would never pull up directly behind him and kept swerving lanes.
We went in a circle because of one-way streets in downtown and Dallas was taking his time not coming in right away and I didn’t know why. We were inside for 15 minutes getting my roses and Dallas now sees the same car down the street on the side of the road. He takes off pretty abruptly into traffic and I think he is a crazy driver already. A block later Dallas says to me, “Jenna I think we are being followed. See that white car 3 lanes right of us, I am going to make the next left and he will swerve across and follow us.” He did just that!
Dallas kept going in circles trying to see how many shifts this guy was going to make. At one point he pulled up in front of us and we got his license plate:
Then we took off again and he came behind us and so I had to get out of my seat turn around and get a shot:
He could see we spotted him and knew we were taking pics so he pulled over and then he was gone.
OSA or RTC or whoever it is, you have officially lost all opportunity of us trying to work it out internally.
That was your last chance and you BLEW IT!
Not only have you upset me, but you have upset my parents.
I guess I wont be holding back on that CNN interview after all.
ORIGINAL BROADCAST DATE: Wednesday March 12, 2008
I returned to the popular Des Moines radio show Mac’s World to once again discuss Scientology and the upcoming Anonymous global picket of Scientology. In my first appearance, the co-host Bradshaw was running the ship. This time Mac took a crack at me and he was much more skeptical about “criticizing a religion.”
I try to explain it’s the fraud and abuse and not the mythology that people are upset about. In many respects, I felt like a listener this time out rather than a guest as Mac and Bradshaw argued the points and I waited them out. Bradshaw is up to speed and was good at getting his message across so I was happy to listen and be a part of the show.
Then the callers started and the first one was DefendingScientology from YouTube. He claimed to be a member of Anonymous and said he went in to take a course to see if what I was saying was true and gosh darn it, wouldn’t you know it, in that first Scientology course they said nothing at all about Xenu so everything I had to say therefore must be a lie.
Only after getting off the show did I look at DefendingScientology’s profile where he says he was an “ex-member” of Scientology. In my opinion, he adopted a suitable guise to try to stop the peaceful protest on the 15th. That is his stated goal. I have no problem with anyone speaking or protesting peacefully. I’d just suggest, don’t lie when you’re doing it.
Other callers were full of praise for me and while I didn’t get a chance to say thanks, I would like to point out that there are many other critics at this much longer than me who have made massive contributions that I only have tried to build upon. My praise goes to them and to the new breed who are coming on strong and bringing a lot of new life into the movement.
I only wish I had read the full Clearwater injunction before airtime. Tory called me and told me it was online right after I got off the air. Here’s the full request for injunction which shows once again that Scientology is great at investigating people and finding their “crimes.” They list the names of several Anonymous and run through a litany of supposed threats to the church and to Heber Jentzsch in particular.
I don’t know how many of those threats were real or mocked up by Scientology. I don’t condone any such behavior. All I know is that on February 10th, thousands of people peacefully picketed Scientology around the world and there were no acts of violence attempted.
The same will happen March 15th when once again citizens will exercise their right of free speech and take to the streets of Clearwater and beyond to protest Scientology’s fraud and abuse. Scientology’s attempts to stop free speech on the net or on Clearwater’s streets will only backfire and make more people speak out against them.
They never learn.
Astra Woodcraft did a spectacular job on the Kevin and Bean morning show, talking about growing up in Scientology and the toll that takes on some of the children.