Marty Rathbun Pining for the “good old days” of dilettantism

A recurring theme among Martyites, promoted by Marty, is a desire to have things the way they were in “the good old days.”

They clamor for the days when one could hang around the org, not being pressured to get on course or donate for their next service, and certainly not be urged to take responsibility on other dynamics, or contribute to the overall effort. The days when you could squeeze out a win and then just go off and enjoy yourself without regard to your suffering fellows. The days when you could hang around a nearby restaurant, comparing the things you misunderstood in Scientology to the things you misunderstood in Psych 101 or Philosophy 101 at Spin State U.

And now they can have those days again with Rathbun. No worries about taking responsibility for one’s ethics, case, or other dynamics. They can hang around and discuss their irresponsibilities with fellow drop-outs on the internet or at periodic picnics where they celebrate each other’s sob stories, motivators and general natter.

No worries about pressures to contribute in any way. No urgency to move up the Bridge or help others to do so – after all, many of their compatriots not only never took any services in Scientology, but are vehemently and sometimes violently opposed to Scientology, and express ever-so-interesting “different viewpoints” about it.

But, like the “good old days” one can sit around in an atmosphere of (phony) ARC, and no one will be judgmental of you (unless of course you are “doctrinaire” about Keeping Scientology Working, or have anything at all good to say about the Church.)

I wonder how many of Rathbun’s new acolytes are aware that Marty’s version of the “good old days” includes rampant promiscuity and drug-taking (in addition to the alcohol abuse I’ve talked about so much.) And now reports are coming in from Marty’s camp that drinking, smoking dope and promiscuity has become a favorite pastime. What’s next? Marty and Karen De La Carriere exchanging “boudoir” photos? (Ouch!)

Aside from the anti-religious extremists Rathbun includes in his circle of “theta friends,” Marty is good at gathering up those few individuals who became “ARC broken” and blew Scientology (often during the “good old days” when they were motivating back then, too).

Some of them have to reach pretty far to find those motivators, whining about how they weren’t treated like the stars they thought they were, by those who were intent on getting the show on the road, leaving the “good old days” in the dust with dedicated application of all the points of KSW.

But that’s what drove them off, isn’t it? Keeping Scientology Working.

It separates out the dilettantes from the dedicated. It separates out the irresponsible from the responsible.

There’s only one way to the top of the Bridge, and that is by and through Responsibility. Real responsibility per LRH definition:


To the degree one is responsible on all dynamics, one will make it to OT. Not all the dilettante debates, discussions, natter, “other viewpoints” or black propaganda in the world will move anyone any further on the route, and in fact will reverse the route, plain and simple. It’s a self-created trap for those who are sucked into it, and guarantees that one will not make it.

And of course, that’s the intent of Marty Rathbun.

“The finest organizations in history have been tough, dedicated organizations. Not one namby-pamby bunch of panty-waist dilettantes have ever made anything. It’s a tough universe. The social veneer makes it seem mild. But only the tigers survive – and even they have a hard time. We’ll survive because we are tough and are dedicated.” – LRH

And because we’re not sitting around over scotch and scampi trying to mock up ARC breaks that sound “reasonable.”