Marty Rathbun’s Road to Hell

Despite the occasional benign-sounding endorsement of other practices, telepathy with fish, or a once-yearly pattycake picnic, Marty Rathbun’s daily words and actions show vicious, destructive intent to even the most casual observer.

Rathbun’s obvious stock-in-trade is invalidation and nullification, and, with the help of other moribund souls like Mike Rinder, he works to spread as much invalidation as he possibly can at all times. He may try to make his criticisms noble-sounding or legitimate, but they each boil down to an effort to nullify and invalidate. It is what Rathbun does, and is the signature of his personality.

Even the untrained recognize such a personality as negative and destructive. No matter the ruses Rathbun uses to persuade others he’s doing “good work,” anyone can see that all his efforts are directed toward bringing things down.

“Above 2.0 the individual plays to win. Below 2.0 the individual uniformly plays to lose. And not only does the individual below 2.0 play to lose for himself, he plays to lose for everyone else around him and for the future.

It is part of the mechanism of death that individuals below 2.0 talk as though they play to win, talk of the desperate need of saving and winning, talk of emergencies by which one is expected to win. This is all part of the trap. Given every opportunity and every facility and every circumstance by which they can win, people below 2.0 will inject into every plan the germ of death and, acting ever so reasonably, will permit that germ to grow until death is attained for the individual, his associates, for the future or for his organization.”

LRH – Science of Survival

The everyday proof of this principle in Rathbun is in witnessing how he loses time and again. We’ve all seen his loses in the Headley case, the failed Montalvo “black operation,” the Germany fiasco, the laughable Berry petition strategy, and even his failed honeymoon. And that’s just scratching the surface.

The tragedy of Rathbun is not merely that he has consigned himself on a path toward the death of all his efforts, but that he lures others as well with his never-what-they-seem traps.

The real tragedy is that those who fall into his traps, are foolishly being brought down with him, while thinking they are moving a little higher.