Marty Rathbun the Suppressive Person

Marty Rathbun is desperate to find a way to spew his venomous lies directly into the huge majority of Scientologists that he fails to reach with his treacherous affiliations with vindictive media and his blog.

Like most SPs and squirrels before him, he wants breach the envelope that protects the Church and its public from people like him.

In that endeavor, Marty is like any aggressor.  Any enemy tries to breech the defenses of its opponent.  It is to be expected, as it is so obvious.

Many defense systems have been developed through the ages, and depending on what they are defending, their structure varies.  However, their purpose is always the same – to keep the enemy out, and to protect the culture and way of life within.

Cites used to have fortified walls around them to keep invaders at bay.

Many counties rely on physical barriers to keep the enemy out – for centuries the UK relied on fortifying the seas around it with a great Navy, as its primary defense.

The US not only relies on aggressively policing its physical borders and all points of entry afforded by air travel, but also reaches out into the world and wages war, physically and ideologically, overtly and covertly, on countries and cultures that it considers potentially threatening.

All religions have mechanisms to prevent their fundamental beliefs from being undermined.  Rather than physical barriers, they tend to use ideological, psychological, ethnic and similar barriers.

Smaller entities, like groups, clubs, associations, businesses, all have barriers and mechanisms in place to protect their identities, products and core principles.

Families protect their comm lines and put taboos in place with the same basic purpose of protecting them from forces that would suppress them.

The bottom line is that ALL groups, large and small, seek to protect themselves from suppression.

Scientology is no exception in this regard.  While it has an open door policy to anyone of good will who wants to be involved, it closes the door on people who have a vested interest in harming it.

A major part of envelope that protects Scientology and Scientologists is both very simple and highly effective.   It consists of identifying those who would suppress it and naming them as Suppressive Persons (SPs), and identifying their associates as Potential Trouble Sources (PTSes).

Identifying SPs is not an esoteric art.   SPs identify themselves.

Their actions – the things that they DO – can be examined against openly published lists of things that are deemed suppressive to Scientology and which are called Suppressive Acts.  If the person is committing these, he or she is a Suppressive Person.  It is not very complicated at all.

People who associate with them are called PTS.  That is because they are Potential Trouble Sources.  Once again, not very complicated.

Marty Rathun is an SP.  He is not an SP because I say he is one – he is an SP because he says he is one.

He says this by daily committing suppressive acts against the Church.

Of course Marty wants to penetrate the Church’s defenses – his purpose is to suppress the Church.    Marty wants his associates to be able to communicate freely to all Scientologists and thus spread his lies.  That is why he continually rails against the Church Policy that prevents PTSes from receiving service, and which ejects SPs.  Kind of obvious isn’t it?

I have worked to remove some of the fundamental barriers from our progress.

The chief stumbling block, huge above all others, is the upset we have with Potential Trouble Sources and their relationship to Suppressive Persons or Groups.

A Potential Trouble Source is defined as a person who while active in Scientology or a pc yet remains connected to a person or group that is a Suppressive Person or Group.

A Suppressive Person or Group is one that actively seeks to suppress or damage Scientology or a Scientologist by Suppressive Acts.

Suppressive Acts are acts calculated to impede or destroy Scientology or a Scientologist and which are listed at length below.

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LRH – Suppressive Acts, Suppression of Scientology and Scientologists.