Walking in Another Man’s Shoes by Michael Fairman


The old saying goes that one can’t really begin to understand what difficulties a man or woman is going through until one walks in his or her shoes. That “stroll” took place for Joy and me on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, in Orange County California.


On the previous day, I received a call from Marty Rathbun, asking me if I was still wearing my “racing driver” hat. I told him no, I was pretty calmed down from my extreme driving habits, thanks to him. It was an intriguing question and I told him I wasn’t wearing that hat anymore, “Why?” His answer was even more intriguing.


Marty told me he was coming to Southern California on a mission of mercy and needed to escape from the constant harassment by Miscavige’s goons and their vehicles in order to accomplish that mission in peace. If there were a welcoming party, we would have to lose David Lubow and his hired thugs in the rush hour traffic. Were I and my car up to the task? I told him my car was, and asked if I could bring Joy along and then we’d both be up to the task. He said he would welcome her.


Joy decided to drive her muscle car and we arrived at John Wayne Airport about half an hour before Marty’s arrival. There were a few people scattered around the baggage claim area, but no blue-shirted morons. We both had cameras and I had a fuzzy bear hat with pom pom ties to do a little “Squirrel Buster” ditty if they or any church zombies showed up. Joy spotted two men hanging around, she thought might be “them”. But they turned out to be benign — ordinary passengers.


Then a burley, powerful looking man in his sixties walked by, pot-bellied and wearing a short grey beard, He had on a baseball cap and a wire curled out of his ear. He was very solid, granite-like, and his body language and expression definitely said “retired law enforcement”. Pointing to him, I whispered to Joy, “There’s one!.” He moved away to another part of the terminal and began chatting with a slim woman in her mid twenties, who was wearing a striped polo shit, had a back pack on her shoulders and carried a bowling bag. Joy then said, “He’s talking into the lapel of his shirt!”. We had found our PI’s.


Marty arrived scanning the terminal as he moved down an escalator, but the beard and the bowling bag had disappeared. We wanted to rush Marty to our car and get away, but he stopped when we hit the street. After hearing our description of the burley guy he knew “they” were around and wanted to see what developed.


Sure enough a few minutes later, the bearded one and the young woman arrived. Marty recognized him as Bill aka “Bubba” a retired cop (served as “enforcer” to Jim Lynch last LA trip), and they began to talk. Joy began to film and after I donned my fuzzy bear pom pom hat, I also began to film them. The gist of the exchange was that Marty wanted to know if he was going to merely be followed, or followed and ambushed by vans full of lunatics at every stop like last trip to LA. Bubba said he didn’t know. Marty asked that we work out a deal so that the “church” P.I.’s don’t go terrorizing and endangering innocent bystanders. He told the PI that if they just want to know where he is going he can tell the guy in exchange for not having to put lives at risk on SoCal freeways and streets. The PI said he would check with his boss, whom Marty got the PI to identify as Lubow, and proceeded to chat into his lapel. Then the PI indicated he was having communications problems with Lubow. The PI and his assistant. whoever she was, went one way and the three of us headed to the parking structure to get our car. When we got to the vehicle, Marty saw Bubba’s running shoes, visible behind an SUV not five cars away from where we were parked. As Marty walked up to the vehicle, the ex-cop was reporting into his I-Spy gear. Marty asked him if Lubow agreed to make a deal so as to protect the general public. Bubba indicated Lubow declined. Marty then said, “I’d like to talk to Lubow.” Bubba asked Lubow then relayed that Lubow wasn’t willing to talk. Marty indicated to Bubba that Lubow is a coward, and obviously afraid of Marty. Bubba tried to suppress a chuckle, but didn’t do so well at it.


Marty slid into the driver’s seat of Joy’s car and we started out of the parking structure onto the roadway to exit the airport. Looking into the rearview mirror, he told us that there were four PI vehicles already behind us.

 Since Marty had grown up in the area, he knew the lay of the land, and began a series of evasive driving maneuvers to lose what were now six cars following us. For the next hour or so, Marty, driving according to the rules of the road tried to evade the six vehicles. Unable to lose them because Lubow and his cronies would run red lights, make u-turns in the middle of heavy traffic on major boulevards, abruptly switch lanes, which endangered the drivers around them, we finally pulled into a gas station, immediately followed by Lubow in his SUV.


Marty got out of car and video camera in hand, walked up to Lubow, and asked him why he and his cronies were following us. Lebow refused to answer, and when Marty persisted with his question, Lubow made like a cornered rat and moved his vehicle backward hitting Marty in the arm and chest with the left side view mirror. Marty shouted at Lubow to stop as he had hit him. Lubow then put the car into “forward” and moved the car door into Marty’s chest. Marty had had enough and called the Santa Ana police, reporting what had just happened. Joy and I both witnessed Marty being hit and, and now this was far from fun and games. It was deadly serious shit.


Several minutes after the phone call to the cops, another vehicle pulled into the gas station. It was Bubba. Marty explained that the ex-cop probably had “friends” in the Santa Ana force (since Marty had earlier gotten Bubba to admit he was a former Orange County Sheriff deputy) and a series of lies spewed by Lubow and Bubba was probably about to take place, starting with Bubba being a witness – when Bubba showed up to the scene several minutes after the incident in question.


A few minutes later an officer roared up on his chopper, and when he dismounted, Marty began to explain what had happened. As this was going on a female officer pulled her patrol car into the gas station, followed immediately by another female officer in her patrol car. Marty continued to explain to the three officers  the series of events  from the encounter at the terminal to Lubow hitting him and also what had been going on in Texas and elsewhere. He pulled up the Caller Times article on a phone, and read the three officers Lubow’s quote of how he is going to make Marty’s life a hell and run him out of every town he puts down stakes. He predicted Bubba would lie and say he witnessed the incident when in fact he was nowhere in the vicinity it occurred.


Then the motorcycle cop went over to Lubow and got his “story”. Marty, Joy and I attempted to put the pieces together for the two female officers. Several minutes later the male officer returned to our group informing us that Lubow’s story was quite different from Marty’s, and that Bubba corroborated Lubow’s assertion that he did not intentionally hit Mary with his vehicle. So much for the law and even less for the truth. The three officers insisted they could do nothing unless Marty had filed a restraining order on Lubow and the others. The futility of explaining why that wouldn’t work for a one week stay (including that he only knew one legal name – Lubow – and he knew the church would just replace him and it would immediately be business as usual, that he did not have a spare morning to fool around in court, etc) sailed completely over the officers heads, leaving Marty Joy and myself frustrated.


The officers “suggested” that we all disperse. Once on the road, we were again followed by the vehicles all the way to Laguna Beach, where Marty had a dinner appointment with an old high school classmate who he hadn’t seen in over 35 years. Marty’s purpose for coming to California, his mission of mercy, was to take place the next day.


Marty, his friend, the friend’s fiancee, Joy and I enjoyed a welcome respite in the Mexican restaurant overlooking the Pacific; and we we were treated to a narrative by Marty’s friend that had the mouths of Joy and myself hanging open for almost two hours. But all the while, knowing that Lubow and the others were outside waiting, gave dinner an eerie pall.


After dinner Marty developed an escape strategy. In the restaurant parking lot we placed both our cars closely parallel to each other. Hidden from most of the lot, we quickly dumpred Marty’s bags into his friend’s car and made like he was getting into ours, but he slipped into the other one. They drove off and we followed. They were supposed to lead us to the 405 Freeway but they made a series of quick turns and we immediately lost them. I was driving our car, and I guess it being dark, I probably appeared to them to be Marty, because four of them were right behind us. We were also lost in the hills of Laguna Beach. We pulled over and and got our bearings to the 5 Freeway. All the while the four PI vehicles were behind us.


Marty called to say that he had lost them — no one following. But the four were trailing us to Los Angeles.  


We arrived in Studio City near our home at about 10:45 pm. We had to pick up our daughter Sky at her dance studio at 11:30, so we drove to our favorite yogurt shop. Sure enough. Lubow and the others pulled up and sat there surveilling us. It was evident that all were busily chatting with each other and we surmised with the POB. We can only guess at how colorful that communication cycle must have been. After finishing her yogurt, Joy walked up to Lubow’s car and gestured to him. He would not roll down his window or look at her. Then she asked in mock amazement, “Where’s Marty? He’s not with us.” Lubow continued to look away.


This episode of was nearly over, and still having some time before we had to pick up Sky, we drove to the North Hollywood police station. There we found a sympathetic officer to whom we told out story. She was appalled at what had gone down and gave us detailed information of how to file a restraining order on Lubow. In fact when we first mentioned his name to her, she seemed to know it, and when we got into the details of the day, she nodded, that yes, she had heard of him.


After finishing with the police, we picked up Sky and went home without further incident.


Marty’s reason for being in California, on his own dime, was to help family members, non-Scientologists, get through the imminent death of a loved one. He was there to console and ease the pain of their impending loss. This is essentially what Miscavige and his Gestapo-like crew were attempting to disrupt.


Thousand of dollars of parishioner’s money was spent that day and all week long — to do what? To stop Marty from helping a bereaved family? That would never happen. Just as hundreds of thousands of dollars being spent in Texas will never stop him from helping those who seek him out. And the millions Miscavige will spend will never stop all of us from exposing the cancer that is now the Church of Scientology.


Isn’t it absolutely clear what positions on the tone scale, each of these men occupy and and in which direction each is moving?


To all of you who post on this blog: to all of you who read it and remain hidden: to all of you who still believe Miscavige holds the key to your eternity: to all of you who still believe in the efficacy of Scientology but are having doubts about Miscavige: and to those of you who continue to take shots at Marty and believe he deserves what he is getting because of his past, PLEASE TAKE HEED.


Some, like Mike Rinder walk the path of incessant confrontation in their own shoes. But I do not believe that anyone, not one of you, has experienced what Marty experiences on a daily basis. Joy and I walked in his shoes for just six hours of one day. And that left us feeling angry, bitter, and frustrated at the injustice, cruelty, and absolute insanity of what Miscavige is perpetrating in the name of religion. No one in a free society should have to endure what Marty and Mosey have endured over these past months. It has to stop. Not only for them but potentially for all of us.


Those who have been manipulated, intimidated, or bought into silence will not stop it . It is apparent at this time that neither the media nor the government has a firm will to stop it. Only we can. ALL those who have voices must be heard. It has gone beyond amusing videos and making “Squirrel Buster” jokes, Joy and I learned this week first hand that this is very serious and dangerous business. Probably more serious and dangerous than we know. We, all of US, are an intelligent, determined force and we must use our collective power to end this. Many are already engaged, Every single one of us must be.

212 responses to “Walking in Another Man’s Shoes by Michael Fairman

  1. Thank you MR Fairman, you are right it must be stopped, a bully unchecked knows no bounds.
    When R Reagan referred to Col Gadaffi as the ‘Mad Dog of the Desert” we now know he was not joking, if that had been addressed then so many lives and so much suffering could have been avoided and not just for the Libyan people! (think of the Pam Am Lockerbie bombing)

    So often things like this get put into the ‘somebody elses problem’ catagory, as Indies there is unique knowlewdge of human behavior through LRH’s written legacy, it must be acted upon!!

  2. Mr. Fairman,
    Thank you, Sir.

  3. Marty, this has changed from being a joke into something quite dangerous. As Mike has commented on this blog many times, the orders for these actions is coming straight from DM himself. At this point, it’s clear. DM doesn’t care about public safety or even potential “collateral damage.” His mission is to take you down, pure and simple.

    There is no negotiating with these people and no “truces” that can be made. The police can’t do anything to help other than to investigate some assault that is committed against you or an innocent bystander after the fact.

    That is, with one exception; you need to file restraining orders against David Lebow, et al, as soon as possible. Run, don’t walk, to the nearest police station to fill out the appropriate paperwork make that happen. Then you are on unassailable legal ground to call the police everytime one of these losers shows up within whatever the legal boundaries.

    Clearly the stalking laws are there to benefit people such as yourself that are clearly victims of harassment.

    You will also make the cop’s jobs infinitely easier. They have plenty of experience enforcing restraining orders and they don’t have to investigate he/said they/said everytimes there’s a call to them. It simply becomes a matter of you presenting them the order and them arresting the people who violated it. Look how effectively the Church was able to use this strategy against AGP and others.

    Also, the “Squirrel Busters” happened on to one particularly effective piece of tech; the helmet cams. I highly recommend that you get one of these as well. It’s going to prove invaluable in documentating the “Squirrel Buster’s” future violations of the order (I’m assuming they’ll violate it. The alternative is that they just go away. Either way, it’s a win/win).

    Lastly, if Indepent’s are so inclined, I would also suggest getting a bodyguard, preferably one with experience in the Special Forces or the Isreali Defense Forces. I’m not kidding. A bodyguard is going to be able to provide for your personal safety as well as have experience in handling violatile situations.

  4. (Dear Moderator, I found some bad typos after the fact and am reposting this here, sorry for the inconvenience but could this later version be posted up on the blog instead of the original one?)

    It can become difficult to join a group that is, strictly speaking, not an organized group. But it would seem that it actually easily could be. A group by definition is a bunch of individuals uniting under a common purpose or with a common goal. It is very evident that the common purpose among the vast majority of people posting on this blog is extremely common and mutual.

    However, many, like myself, are under the radar. I see from comments that these are sometimes looked down upon by those who have exposed their views and identity. In a way I do understand this.

    This involves many factors and disconnection to existing friends and family are often brought up as reasons. For me it is a bit different. Having recently routed out of the SO, at least in my case, I had to start life all over with no $, nothing set up and not very many to turn to. Those I could turn to were members of the Church and due to these members of the Church I was able to get started along some new path at all. I had almost no non-church connections and financially it would have been a catastrophe to just disconnect from the few connections I had in a fierce financial climate and little familiarity of the outside world after many, many years of total isolation from the outside world.

    The current church, no matter their intent (or DM’s intent) is an organized group with functions and org boards including even such things as Michael Fairman laid out in such gruesome detail (among many, many others on this blog.)

    Not sure how to go about organizing a group that is mainly connected through an internet blog (or websites) but if there are any originations along this line it may help those, like me, who are under the radar to be able to come forward. Someone above mentioned volunteering in such an organization, maybe as EstO or OO, or some such. Any further originations would be very welcome.

    Marty has enough on his hands to organize this I believe. He is already running a website as well as auditing. Maybe I’m wrong in this, but I believe if all who regularly participate in this blog formed an actual organization with functions, posts and an org board, we not only would be truly helping both Marty and the Independent movement, but also create the foundation for an organized group which under-the-radar people could join and get better help coping with whatever circumstances keeping them under the radar.

    Maybe this comment should have its own thread, but at least I figured I’ll throw the concept out there.

    Btw, Michael and Joy, and Marty and Mosey (though I don’t know Mosey personally) You are truly inspiring and the reason why I returned to this website so often after my initial encounter with it. Thank you!

    • Raul

      “Someone above mentioned volunteering in such an organization, maybe as EstO or OO, or some such.”

      That would be me.
      I posted the offer to help establish an Internet Indie Org, if possible.

      In an ESTO capacity, and having been around this blog for a while, I was not expecting anyone else to initiate this thing. In the capacity as an ESTO, I took that on as part of my function, and I was hoping that my offer would be taken up by others who had “hats” they were willing to wear, or at least entertain the concept of wearing, in such an organization. It is not an established form of Org, that I know of, so we would be pioneers. It would at least test our abilities to use “reason”, and our various forms of training, to see if we can create a viable and useful entity.

      I am not attempting to create “my” organization. I was more interested in forwarding the concept of a more “universal” Indie organization, involving those here who wanted to play that game. There are already various hats being held independently by some of the people who frequent this blog. It is possible that some of them want to be involved in a larger, coordinated entity. Perhaps the time is right for that.

      It would be totally OK with me if someone else with more hatting and experience, wanted to take the ESTO post. There are potentially several other “posts” that I would consider holding ( or sharing) in such an Org. I was offering myself as a “terminal” in order to see if we can get this thing off the ground, if, in fact, it really is needed and wanted at all, at this time. (non-E formula in play here)

      So…. The comm line is open… Anyone is welcome to E-mail at:


      with ANY suggestions, offers of help, questions, or whatever. It is going to take some communication to get this right.

      Eric S

      • Dang… I just noticed that I have a few too many “i’s in that e-mail addy. How about…

        Eric S

        • Thanks Eric,

          Well I would be willing to cover some hat(s) as well. I am both trained in EstO and O/O, Marketing and PR, so pending in how this internet pioneer org develops I can cover some of those functions.

          Maybe you want to start a whole new thread where this is the main topic as these comments will sort of get lost amongst the main subject of this thread.

          • Raul

            Thank you. That is an encouraging response.

            I agree. I also think that another thread, or even forum, would be a good idea in order to develop this thing. Something will need to be worked out in that regard. In the meantime you know how to get in touch with me if you want any back lines comm.

            Eric S

  5. Michael Fairman you have balls of steel (Anon compliment)

    Any Indy that wants to chill in Europe I have space to put you up,

    • CD, can you shed some light on why we have not seen any Anons doing any raids on the “Squirrel Bustahs” and what they’re doing in Ingleside-on-the Bay?

      This was the Anons original message to the Church of Scientology’s leadership:
      “We are Anonymous.
      We are Legion.
      We do not forgive.
      We do not forget.
      Expect us.”

      Seems like since that bold announcement was made, Anonymous has crapped out and gone under the radar themselves….

      Why are none of them walking the talk in South Texas? That shit down there has been going on for over 4 months….

      They have as much right to be on the street near Marty’s house as the golf-carting Bustah fools…..and it might draw some welcome media attention to what has been happening down there…..

  6. Hey Raul I hear you. I too wish the call to arms or to rally round the flag would be an immediate response and drive DM off his throne, but per observation it’s not a one size fits all response unfortunately. This ‘under the radar’ term has overtones and I hope doesn’t develop into a ‘you’re either with us or agin us’ type senaro.
    This whole situation sickens any sane individual. I’ve been sick with it for over 20 years, lost friends, family members, my savings & financial security and a good chunk of my health along the way, my crime; being a good sup and a Scientologist. The org and upline terminals grew more and more vicious over the years for reasons which only now are obvious and apparent. It’s there to see for those who care to actually look that there’s a Suppresive Person in power within the Church. His legacy in getting there did untold damage to those who in their prime had put everything on the line. Now with age, failing bodies and calls for help ignored for years it is little wonder there is hesitancy. I just hope there can be some sort of control or awareness over the kangaroo court judical response the bank throws about.
    I for one keep the tech alive in my area of influence best I can and what is happening to Marty, his family and friends is despicable and criminal. There is no doubt a battle is going on. There is also the war against sanity, one in which we are all involved in, even if you don’t know it.
    Yes a group holding up the tech would be nice especially where one can feel safe. It’s been a long hard slog to get back on my feet again and every inch of ground needs defending, I’m tired, but in the end it’s the saving or creating of the auditor’s viewpoint that this war is going to be won or lost on.

    • Hi Sherb. Regarding your comment:

      “This ‘under the radar’ term has overtones and I hope doesn’t develop into a ‘you’re either with us or agin us’ type senaro.”

      The vast majority of folks I know who are independent scientologists, apply this little piece of tech called the ARC triangle. Seems like you use this helpful tool as well from most of the posts I’ve seen from you.

      So, my “opinion” is that many people who are uder the radar should get off their butts, do a thorough doubt formula including a public announcement to both sides regarding what they found in terms of intentions, activities and stats. But that’s just my “opinion.” And my Affinity and Comm don’t drop because someone disagrees with my opinion.

      Personally, where I do get just a bit testy is when the person I’m talking to simply refuses to actually DO the dang formula at all and just wanders around in the mystery of it all rather than having the balls to find out the truth. But even then, the ARC triangle is king.

      “with us or agin us” is not part of the theta equation. It’s a different game altogether.

      • +1000.
        Exactly my opinion as well. Use the tech, do the formula. Then let the chips fall where they may. By doing the right formula for the condition you are in, YOU WILL MOVE UP TO THE NEXT ONE.

      • Thanks.
        Perhaps I was getting in a little ahead of myself but I don’t think I’ll ever have to ‘preach’ to the initiated, Those that are truly independant are just that and do what they do because it is the right thing to do. I’m with you completely with regarding the laziness of some (a lot of) thetans who seem to refuse application and don’t get off their asses, even for case gain.
        Geeze I did my doubt formula back in ’98 when I dropped Flag like a hot potato with the out tech they kept dishing up, time and time again. It was a very lonely period of my life after that, I was not very popular.
        It is indeed frustrating dealing with tech basics with people who should know better but my reality, from years of supervising is that self application of the tech is a relatively rare thing. It generally takes a fully hatted (or mostly hatted) org board before your average Joe does something and it requires the discipline of the academy, checksheets and the like plus hatted Ethics & Qual terminals to push the tech through to a complete cycle for a lot of people. The proof of what I say is in the fact the orgs were so relatively easily taken over and reduced to robots.
        I have seen a number of forums and boards reduce quickly to the common demoninator of force and it my opinion only but lazy thetans are easily persauded to screw things up.
        This board is gold.

    • Thanks Sherb,

      I also read your proceeding comments and answers later in the blog. I understand what you mean with “overtones” as everyone’s situation is unique to that individual and as someone else pointed out condition application must be done so as to move up and out of ones present condition.

      I’m doing my own final preparations to do just that and hopefully you’ll be able to do the same.

    • WOW and WOW again – suck on that one Davey, the Aussies strike hard and where it hurts. The Ombudsman for those who don’t know is a member of Parliament whose job is to oversee complaints made to them by members of the public and is generally used as a last resort when the system fails people with legitimate complaints against the Government or areas where it’s the Govt’s responsibility, such as enforcement of laws, wrong doings, corruption etc. They indeed hold enough power to right the wrong doings of organisations such as the Church of Scientology – to mess with the Ombudsman’s rulings is to court disaster and legal ramifications from the highest level of the judicial system.
      If this is legally sound it will have massive repercussions for the Church.

      • Sherb,

        IMO this is legally very sound. The ombudsman was smart and did not overreach. He used what the church gave him as evidence and drew inevitabloe conclusions from that information that staff of the church are NOT volunteers (which is how the church was claiming they avoided the laws governing employees in Australia — including church employees). There is not even a hint of targeting the religious beliefs and practices in this decision, it is entirely based on what the church admits are its practices as compared to the law.

        Somewhat strangely, Australia has been at the forefront of worldwide Scientology actions bad and good: starting with the Australian Enquiry that led to UK, Sout Africa and a bunch of activities in the US, to the Australian High Court decision of 1983 that defined religion in a Scientology (church of the New Faith which is what the church there was called when Scientology was banned). That decision was used to gain religious recognition in many places around the world.

        • Thanks for the clarification.
          Clever, stick to the law & defendants evidence only and see how they argue that in the High Court, where this is probably going, no PR admissable there.
          I also note that Scientology pays superannuation (Govt legislated retirement fund) for their “volunteers.” That alone seems to dictate employment as it’s the law you have to pay super to your employees. This is good news, at bare minimum it’s a PR nightmare for them and puts the Church activities (not beliefs) under the spotlight and debate at the legal/political level.
          Aussies I guess, when you fool with ‘em hit first (for good or bad) and see what the’ve hit later.

        • Australia is just a very theta country, Mike. :D

          • HG: Of that there can be no doubt :) Now, if it just wasnt so damned far away….

            • Mike,

              Could be they put Australia way the hell over there to keep out the riff-raff.

              May there always be an Australia!

              Michael A. Hobson
              Independent Scientologist

        • Kevin Bloody Mackey

          Mike Rinder said; “Somewhat strangely, Australia has been at the forefront of worldwide Scientology actions bad and good:” Shhh….., so far every time we kick a goal in Australia we see POB ratchet it up a notch on Marty. For Christ sake don’t tell the little weasel that we’re on the sharp end!

  7. It’s getting more crazy not only they are bugging good people but they are also getting violent and more lying.They should be stopped and pay for their wrong doing.

    The person or people responsible for those actions should be ashamed of themselves.You are stupid!!Even if you make a lot of money out of it!!

    May reason triumph.

  8. Contact Jerry Brown’s office and ask for assistance from the Governor of CA. Jerry used to be the Attorney General for California. He is a good guy. Or contact the District Attorney of Los Angeles County and tell him what is going on. As a Californian, I am truely disappointed in this story, that you called on the local police for aid after someone used their car as a weapon and they wouldn’t protect you unless you had filed a restraining order. WTF??? WHAT ARE THEY WAITING FOR? SOMEONE TO GET KILLED????? Have the CA Attorney general’s office do something to prohibit the harrassment of people who chose to leave a religion – this is a issue of civil rights. Talk to your State senator or assembly person to pass legislation prohibiting the stalking of people because they have chosen to leave a religion. If it does no more that give greater publicity to what is happening, this will be good. Start speaking tours at CA Universities – Berkeley, Davis, Los Angeles – to let young people know what is happening. Book tours! The students are curious and idealists, for the most part, and they will come and listen. They will confront the stalkers if they come too.

  9. Stalking, harassment, etc. mentioned in earlier posts are good points and should be pursued, but they miss the “main case” – the case that most easily fits the facts and reflects the seeming actual intent of the Squirrel Busters and their Miscavige administration case officers – to suppress Marty and others practice of their religion.

    In the U.S., as long as no defamation is involved, anyone likely has the right to speak against the ideas involved in what they believe to be a heresy (“squirreling”)

    But, when a person couples that speech with the announced intent to “bust” someone for their religious practice and they follow through on that “busting intent” with:

    1) Invasion of privacy, by around the clock monitoring of their activities;
    2) Intrusion on to their property, to aggressively challenge their free exercise of their religion;
    3) Attempts to interfere with the receipt of religious services (e.g., by trying to intercept Marty’s parishioners, on their way to receipt of religious services, or harassing them afterward),;
    4). And similar acts of interference,
    the perpetrator has gone beyond “the debate of ideas,” to “interference with another”s right to free practice of their religion.”

    Yes, we are against squirreling, but, legally, Marty and others have the right, granted by the Constitution and various other laws,, to the free exercise of whatever religious practice they wish, whether another believes those practices are heretical (squirrel) or not.

    Stalking, harassment, etc. may be part of the offenses involved and should be documented, in detail. But, here is the main offense – it most closely matches the intent and the actual, deepest violation – heck, the (so-called) Squirrel Busters have ADMITTED that they are out to “stop squirreling,” seemingly not realizing that is half a confession And, this offense is a KILLER, with much stronger penalties:

    “Title 18, U.S.C., Section 241
    Conspiracy Against Rights
    This statute makes it unlawful for two or more persons to conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person . . . in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him/her by the Constitution or the laws of the United States, (or because of his/her having exercised the same).

    Punishment varies from a fine or imprisonment of up to ten years, or both; and if death results, OR if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years, or for life, or may be sentenced to death.”


  10. Michael and Joy, Marty and All of you,
    Thank you, Michael, for such an excellent write up of your day with Marty…it truly shows what happened, and how horrific our “justice”
    system is.
    I began posting, 11 years ago, as I know people who have been raped by this “church”, literally, and figuratively. I was raped by them spiritually, and physically with medical abuse. I know WAY too many people who have died while “in”. I know (myself, personally) 7 young people who have taken their own lives while still “in”, and far too many who have suffered at the hands of the shrimp’s….. as have too many, here.

    YES! This ***must*** stop. It’s not real to me that no one has experienced what Marty has, but then I haven’t spent a day with him, so it’s hard for me to say. I have spent time with many who long, long ago had the courage to walk out of there, and many have suffered abuses that don’t need to be listed here, now. All I will say is “thank you” to EVERY SINGLE person who has taken the time to shine light on this insidious, “Mafia-like organization” as one Judge called C of $.

    Marty and Mosey, Michael and Joy and really all of you here, and others lurking too….thank you for ALL that you are doing. As Benjamin Franklin, in 1759 said:
    “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
    Please continue to speak out. Every SINGLE voice frees more.
    My love, my thanks, Tory/Magoo

  11. PS::: And to you Lurkers still “in”…..having read this, how can
    you possibly keep your head’s in the sand, pretending you are
    helping a “church”??? C of $ is NOT a “church”..it IS a Mafia-Like
    organization,and frankly, by now most of you lurkers know it.

    Stop pretending. Your actions of support—are actually hurting people.
    Don’t think for a second they are not. Stand UP, Speak OUT …create
    Freedom for the people! The only people who live in darkness are too
    sick to face the light. Don’t forget that. If you cannot speak to us, you are in the darkness: Stop kidding yourselves. Take back *your* Life…and YES!
    I AM Speaking to YOU. :)

  12. anyone notice the C of S took down the truth be told link about Marty rathbun?

  13. Hi Cat Daddy,
    Hmmm…chilling in Europe for Indies. Sounds intriguing Tell me more.
    My email is anamarysmith@gmail.com

  14. Michael Fairman

    An open letter to you, Miscavige or to the flunkies who read this blog and report back to you:

    Last Tuesday, Marty, Joy and I were chased by your goons throughout Orange County for several hours. Joy and I were then followed by them from Laguna Beach to Studio City – 50 miles – with no product – Marty had evaded them. For the next two days, he continued to evade them – no products. On the other hand, Marty achieved and is achieving a number of his products. He consoled a dying woman and a grieving family; he has audited and is auditing, PC’s creating theta. What are you and your storm troopers achieving? That’s right – car chases and empty threats.

    Your PI’s came to my door twice today, but I didn’t waste my time answering because I was busy composing a letter. This letter is being sent to a particular organization so that you and the crimes you are committing against us, your critics, against your parishioners, and against the world-wide society, will be exposed. This will be a product.

    Every incident involving the Keystone Cops has been and will be reported to the proper police agencies. These are products

    Your PI’s or OTA robots have been to my door three times — FOR WHAT? They’ve been to Mariella’s,door, to Karen’s door, to Luis and Ivan’s door, there’s been a constant barrage at Marty and Mosey’s door, at Mike and Christie’s –FOR WHAT??? To proselytize your brand of Scientology? –I THINK NOT; to intimidate us into silence — NEVER HAPPEN; to frighten us into shrinking away into the shadows — THAT JUST ENERGIZES US AND MAKE US STRONGER! I know these are not the products you had in mind.

    We are on the side of life and livingness. You are not. Your actions and the actions of your sycophants and minions prove time and time again that you are not.

    There is a day of reckoning approaching for you, and that day accelerates each time you and your gang commits an overt. If there is an absolute certainty, that is it. And that will be our Valuable Final Product.

    Michael Fairman

    • Martin Padfield

      Wow. Thank the Lord I’m on “your side” Michael – I’d hate to be on your wrong side!

    • You ARE da man…

    • Mr. Fairman,

      You are clearly a great writer as well as an actor.

      Well said, indeed!

      Michael A. Hobson
      Independent Scientologist

    • Very well said, Michael!

      Yes, please file police reports for *every* single “Fair Game” action.
      I started doing this, years ago right here in Burbank.
      The Burbank Police know who they are.

      Davey boy: You can run, but you CANNOT HIDE.

      Tick Tock, tick Tock::: time IS on our side!!! :)

      Love to you, Michael.


  15. Michael, that was a lucid and briliant letter to OSA. Thank you!

    ML Tom

  16. Thank you Michael and Joy and thank you Marty. Now, what is it exactly that we are supposed to do? Leave more comments or organize another chat group on the Facebook? I would like to get some actual responses to this question.

    • Michael Fairman

      Read the blog. There have been many suggestions

    • Michael

      Ahhh Michael, a brisk slap in the face to start the day.
      I am assuming that your comment was thinly veiled “tongue-in-cheek. My guess is that it was lost on many.
      You will have seen lots of, “”this is what I would have done”, “This is what you should have done”, “well done on what you are doing”, “Lets get together and do something”, etc, but precious few who actually offered to DO anything themselves.
      I have to say, it has been a sobering experience to realize this.
      I also must admit here that, in my case, I was busily “pulling in” and/or creating “reasons why I couldn’t do much myself”, justifications, excuses, etc. Luckily I caught myself at it and decided I was not going to go that route this time.

      So… Straight answer…. There were a couple of suggestions above, of things that one could do personally that would be of help. Most require that you are currently experiencing abuses from the “church”. Others involve talking with those you know to try to get them to “see the light” about what is happening and withdraw their support from Miscavige’s regime. Another is “coming out” publicly or moving toward that. There is also “donating money to the cause”. These are all valuable actions.

      Here are some others…
      You could find a group near you (or be willing to relocate) and offer your help. You could possibly start a group yourself, or simply start auditing or training others, if you are trained to do so. You could give assists and such when they are needed.

      Personally, I was leaning toward helping to put together an “Internet Indie Org”. I put forward that I was willing to be an ESTO to forward the establishment of such a thing.

      You are welcome to contact me at windwalker8008(at)gmail.com if this is something that interests you or if you have other ideas or suggestions.

      “from small beginnings….”

      Eric S

  17. Thank you, Eric. I didn’t take Michael Fairman’s reply as a slap on the face, particularly, but it was not a productive reply. Michael Fairman openly DOES something and specifically he DID something recently as per his article. Most of us just talk, talk, talk. So well done to Michael Fairman.

    The possible actions that you are listing are of general nature. Those things, vital as they are, are not really what I was talking about. My comment was to a specific article about Lubow and those other idiots pestering Marty. That is something I would like to do something about right now and I was asking if anybody had any ideas. My ideas are two: either a protest rally at some central location against human rights abuses by the Church or an open petition to Obama regarding human rights abuses by the Church or, preferably, both and as high profile as possible.

    • Michael

      OK, I think I am following you now. Sorry about the misunderstanding.
      I am going to let others answer your comm on this one, as I don’t actually even live in the US.

      Eric S

  18. Michael Fairman

    That wasn’t at meant as a slap on the face. I’m glad you didn’t take it that way. My “slapper” isn’t even working. It seemed there were many starting points from which to go, and you went. And if we continually brainstorm we’ll come up with more, that can be executed. Your ideas are great. We’ll begin to coordinate and get it going. And there is other movement as well.
    I’m wracking my own brains as soon as I can wring them out.

    • Michael Fairman

      OK I gotta try to clear this up a bit here.

      Actually my comment “Ahhh Michael, a brisk slap in the face to start the day.” was a response to the other Michael’s comment.(under which I posted it)
      I took his comment, to be a bit of a tongue-in-cheek slap on the face to the earlier posters/postings in this thread. It seemed to me, at the time, that he was pointing out the scarcity of many specific suggestions, that were direct actions, to deal with the points you and Joy had made.
      (It seems I was guilty of looking at it from my own tone level at that time.) That does not seem to have been his intent at all, and I have apologized to him.

      In that light, Perhaps a re-read of my original post to him, may clear this up.

      Eric S

    • No problem, Michael, thanks for the comment. If you get anything specific that I can participate in, please drop me a line to michael@thetawtite.com. Thanks!

  19. http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2006/4/21/171516/867

    The above link gives a humorous story about a 1990s “enemy” of Scientology, who gives his success story on slipping Moxon PI tails.

    I think this relates to 1997 Scientology PI activity, and how “enemies” of Scientology successfully outwitted at least two young PIs, who likely didn’t get rehired after losing this bad “enemy” of Scientology!

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  21. I think it might be a good thing if you all filed a complaint with the state board, everyone who has ever been involved with the PI’s in California and Texas can go here: http://www.bsis.ca.gov/industries_regulated/pi.shtml Here is the information to file complaints and with so many illegal encounters, police reports, I believe you might have a good chance of getting the entire agency’s licenses pulled, at least during an investigation. Good luck, because if this behavior continues someone innocent is going to die. What frightening actions at the behest of the COS, and it’s leader. It’s nothing more than common thuggery.

  22. Wel written Michael Fairman

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