The Cult of Scientology’s way of dealing with protesters: Bull baiting and the manufacturing of crimes
The Cult of Scientology is a widely distrusted, disliked and unrespected organization, and for good reason. One of the most well-known varieties of Scientology’s deplorable conduct is how they deal with their critics. Scientology’s Fair Game policy, which still applies to “Suppressive Persons” (SPs; i.e., those who have been determined to be enemies of the cult by Scientology leadership), says that SPs “May be deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist without any discipline of the Scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed.”
Okay, but how does Scientology deal with critics who are out in front of their building peacefully picketing? Fair game policy tends to involve planning and executive over a more protracted time period. What do they do when their are picketers in front of their buildings right now? The name of the game is bull baiting and manufacturing crimes. Some of the more advanced Scientology cult members are trained and highly-practiced in attempting to get under the skin of critics in order to incite the critic to do something illegal, which the cult can then use against the person in order to suppress criticism, paint itself as the victim, and to “verify” the cult’s ludicrous doctrinal belief (written, of course, by Hubbard) that anyone who opposes Scientology is necessarily a criminal – and if Scientologists cannot uncover a crime (or something that be packaged as a crime) of the person, then the cult should invent a crime for the person.
Here are two instances of documented bull baiting and crime manufacturing from around Y2K, both filmed by Wise Beard Man Mark Bunker. In the first set of videos, a Scientologist sneaks up behind Bunker, and then when Mark steps back and accidentally steps on the creeper’s foot, the creeper contacts police in order to press charges for assault!
In this last video a Scientologist spends minutes on end screaming in the face of protesters Bob Minton (benefactor and a founding member of the former Lisa McPherson Trust (LMT), which was the leading organization dedicated to spreading awareness of the cult’s unethical practices and to helping those who leaving Scientology) and Jesse Prince (fellow founding member of the LMT, ex-Scientologist, and former second in command for the entire cult). For over 6-7 minutes ON END he barked in the face of these protesters, often chest-to-chest or with his head hanging over the protester’s shoulder, frequently blocked their path, and was doing absolutely anything he could to get them to drill him. After over 5 minutes of this relentless attempt at incitement, there is a brief altercation in which it is unclear what happened but the Scientologists claimed Minton hit one of them (there were two Scientologists, one was filming) and Jesse Prince accused a Scientologist of hitting him. The scuffle ended with Minton hurling what appeared to be a small wooden object at one of the Scientologists. But after watching this video no sane person on this planet could blame Minton for doing this. In fact, the restraint he showed throughout this ordeal was nothing short of incredible.
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