Lisa Hamilton does, and allowed me to share our email conversation on the matter:
Hello. I needed to write to you about your most recent posting. And perhaps I am missing data, but it seems that what Mary Shuttleworth (who is not an SO member, but is public) is doing is a good thing by traveling around the world promoting the Declaration of Human Rights. If this message is something that does get across it could change how people are being treated on the planet.
I knew Mary for many years in PAC and maybe this is why it struck me odd. Mary has been traveling for many years. I am guessing that she is at least partially funded by the IAS….I do remember her having trouble with funds. I do know she is very passionate about her work and about Human Rights. Having been on the road for so long and being so concentrated on Human Rights, it is very unlikely that she knows much about what is going on with DM. Maybe she does. If she doesn’t and she is doing good things for the planet, then she should be supported.
Yes, if DM gets credit for Mary’s hard work, that is disgusting.
It seems like a bit of a dilemma…if someone IS still associated with the CoS proper and they are doing good works and helping people I am not sure why we would speak out against what they are doing in order to harm DM. If what Mary is doing is making a difference, she should be supported. Unless she has changed drastically, she is a good and social personality.
In my mind, the right thing to do would be to expose the bad and support the good.
Maybe that is what you are saying to do. The article seemed so full of hatred that I could not see it.
What you are doing for, in and with Independent Scientology is vital.
However, I do believe that there is good being done for the planet by people who are unfortunately still in the CoS. I don’t think we should blanketly condemn them and their good works while we get rid of the real SP. Yes, expose the suppressive, but don’t harm people of good will doing so. Maybe this violates the greatest good for the greatest number of dynamics, but in Mary’s case anyway, she creates good effects across many.
I did not send this to your blog as it is just a comm from me to you. It is my observation and of course you can do what you want with it. However, I would appreciate your viewpoint on what my thoughts here are.
Hi. Yes, it is a dilemma. See the follow up post on Tony Ortega’s article. The Human Rights campaign is being big-time funded by the church these days – using incredibly sophisticated a/v products, flying dignitaries around the world to attend events, hosting the same at lavish events at Scn celebrities’ homes. All date coincident with Truth Rundown original series, summer 09. Bless Mary for her work. Pity her for being used as a tool to unwittingly be used to cover for the most heinous human trafficking operation in recent American history. As a note, I am not trying to harm David Miscavige. I am working to prevent the continuing harm he visits upon others, and from my perspective, because of his position, all of humankind. I’d love to post your email to me and my answer, if you believe that would be helpful.
Thanks a lot for your answer. This indeed was a helpful perspective. I did look at Tony Ortega’s posting and that made sense too. I am so glad that any Independent Scientology individual can share and discuss their viewpoints and work together to make the world better. It is so very different from being within the organization (and especially in the current Sea Organization) where you are afraid to say what you think or you expect to be put on the meter for an Ethics Interview to FIND YOUR CRIMES if you express an idea/opinion that may question what was said.
Feel free to share this with others. Thanks for being there.